WebQuests (ICT Integration)
A Great Book of Great Thinkers
Ever wanted to be a writer? This is your chance to write about a true hero. This hero will be someone who has been honoured at the highest level for his /her deep and inspirational thought. Nobel Prize winners are amongst the most exceptional talent worldwide. Our challenge is to tell their story in a way that children can understand.
You are a team of children's book authors. Your publisher has given you an assignment to create a children's book about four South African Noble Prize winners. You will write the book for children between the ages of eight and eleven. Your book should be a minimum of six to ten pages long.
- Research South African Nobel Prize winners to help you decide which Nobel laureates you want to write about in your book.
- Write their stories in a way that will keep children interested. Include photographs or other artwork in your book. Use Microsoft Word to create the pages of the book.
- Create an eye-catching cover design with a title.
- Make sure you include a bibliography page that lists all the sources you used to write the stories and create your book. All text in the book should be typed.
For this assignment, you will work in a team of five, four authors and an artist. As a team you will briefly research and discuss all seven South African Nobel laureates. Discuss which four you will include in the book and what the theme of the book will be.
Nelson Mandel Nobel Prize acceptance speech
This is a comprehensive site that includes biographies of thousands of people. The site is easy to use.
This site has five quality fables. It has a definition of fable and information on two people that recorded fables. There are also links to learn about other types of stories.
How to structure a story. Watts’ very useful “Eight-Point Story Arc”
ConclusionBy completing this activity you and your team will have gained a good insight into the lives of South African Nobel laureates. You would also have gained an understanding of how to write in a different style for a specific audience.
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