Graphic used with permission from North Dakota Tourism office.
Occasionally, North Dakota government officials consider dropping the "North" from North Dakota in order to improve the state's image. They believe this will bring new people to our state to visit and to live. First, why is it important to bring people into our state? Second, can you develop a plan to encourage people to visit and/or live in North Dakota?
Using library resources, you will research North Dakota. Compare the positive qualities of the state to the qualities of surrounding states and decide how North Dakota can increase tourism and the population. Create a presentation describing your idea.
Ideas for a presentation: Powerpoint, video, webpage, posters, or any other visually engaging method of sharing your information
** These are ideas you may want to consider as you search for information for your presentation. If you discuss all of these ideas, you will have completed thorough research for your presentation.
List 10 facts about North Dakota.
Explain the positive characteristics of North Dakota.
Interview 10 North Dakota residents about the reasons they live in North Dakota.
Investigate the reasons people visit neighboring states (Minnesota, South Dakota, Montana).
Develop a plan to increase the number of North Dakota tourists and residents.
Persuade North Dakota government officials to consider your plan.
1. Work as a team to answer the following questions.
1a. Each team member will have a role in the group -- editor, note-taker, computer operator and resource manager. After reading the responsibilities of each role, decide who takes each one.
** Everyone works together finding the information
3. Gather your resources. Make a plan of where you will look to find information.
3a. As you read the information from your resources and write notefacts to remember information, consider the following questions.a. Why would you recommend North Dakota as a place to live and/or visit?
4. Use those resources gathered from step #4. Take notefacts to remember any information you may use for your presentation.
5. Create your presentation describing your plan of how North Dakota officials can encourage people to live and/or visit North Dakota.
6. Your presentation will be videotaped while you present your ideas to your classmates and then the video will be delivered to our North Dakota legislature representatives.
1. Your teacher will use a rubric to evaluate your presentation. Look at what you will be graded on and then practice before you present in class.
2. Each team member needs to complete the following questions on a separate sheet of paper.
1. What did you enjoy most as you learned about North Dakota? Why?
In this webquest, you learned many facts about the state in which you live. Our hope is that you continue to learn about North Dakota and take pride in your state of residence!
This page written by Susan Kempel
FARGO PUBLIC SCHOOLS STANDARDS ADDRESSED
1. Students gather and organize information.
2. Students engage in reading process
4. Students engage in writing process
5. Students write for a variety of audiences
6. Students engage in speaking and listening process
1. Students understand the nature and scope of history and its application to society.
3. Students understand, analyze, and evaluate different economic systems
4. Students understand how to apply appropriate social studies resources to make informed decisions
3. Students effectively analyze information needs to demonstrate problem-solving and decision-making skills.
5. Students understand the ethical issues related to information resources.
6. Students evaluate their information seeking process and use of information resources.
See complete adopted FPS standards at http://fmpro.fargo.k12.nd.us/curriculum/