This standards-based Webquest covers the Middle Ages and includes: the Fall of Rome, Feudalism, socioeconomic systems, The Holy Crusades, the Black Death, 100 Years War, Magna Carta and The rise of the Roman Catholic Church. Infused in each Quest are several elements. Garth and I have created podcast lectures (flipped teaching) which are attached to a GoogleDoc Form with questions that allow students to reflect on the lecture they listened to, collaborative documents so that students at both schools can share information, a live Diigo stream for our classroom Diigo group, imagery, films, supplemental reading and a few other resources for students to gain depth of understanding and encourage Independence learning. Each student is required to create a blog post on their website with answers to the Quest questions and a historical narrative written in 1st person about their Middle Ages person's life.
Below is a quick conversation between Garth and I about the changes we have made for this year's students.