Discovery Quest December 2013
Discovery Quest is an oral question-of-the-month activity that allows students to learn public speaking skills and independent research skills.
Each student should use books, magazines, reference books, family member interviews, or research tools such as the Internet to learn about the topic.
Students will present their report to the class in order to receive a speaking and research score.
Acceptable participation means that they DO NOT read their information, but they TELL us what they have learned. Students may use note cards, notes, bring pictures, posters they’ve made, or visual aid items.
1. Research an attraction in Illinois you have visited.
Suggested attractions below
Navy Pier, Chicago History Museum, Lincoln Park Zoo
Mexican Fine Arts Museum,
OR you can checkout the website:
Questions to answer in your pamphlet or brochure:
a. When was the attraction established?
b. What is the focus of the attraction
(educational or recreational)?
c. Why did you choose this attraction?
2. Create a pamphlet or brochure to attract visitors!
Include pictures of your attraction
3. Make sure you read the rubric in the back.
Deadline: December 12, 2013
Pamphlet or Brochure
Pictures are related to topic and information is included.
Pictures are related to the topic and easy to understand.
All graphics relate to topic, but provide little information.
Graphics do not relate to topic.
The pamphlet or brochure is exceptionally attractive in terms of design, layout, and neatness.
The pamphlet or brochure is attractive in terms of design, layout, and neatness.
The pamphlet or brochure is acceptable though it may be a little messy.
The pamphlet or brochure is messy and is not attractive.
3 Questions answered
The pamphlet or brochure answers all 3 questions.
The pamphlet or brochure answers 2 questions.
The pamphlet or brochure answers 1 questions.
The pamphlet or brochure does not answer any of the questions.
3 facts are displayed and accurate.
2 Facts are displayed on the pamphlet or brochure are accurate.
Some facts (1) are displayed on the pamphlet or brochure are accurate.
No facts are displayed in pamphlet or brochure.
Sources of Research
Three sources of information are listed as books, magazine or reference material.
Two sources were listed.
One source of information was listed.
No sources were listed for research.
Student is completely prepared and has obviously rehearsed.
Student seems pretty prepared but might have needed a couple more rehearsals.
The student is somewhat prepared, but it is clear that rehearsal was lacking.
Student does not seem at all prepared to present.