Lesson Four, "Museum Hopping" an On-line Dig, field trip and Treasure Hunt
Virtual Museum Tours, "walking" through museums via the internet
Internet Based On-Line Dig or Treasure Hunt
On-line dig worksheet
Students will access the Internet, exploring a variety of collections.
Students will complete an on-line treasure hunt seeking answers from specific on-line accessible collections.
Students will create a personal on-line museum., pick a theme or collect their favorite pieces, add descriptions and choose a layout, extensions, follow-up)
One class period for accessing the internet and visiting a hot list of varied museum and collection sites
One class period to create a personal museum.
Hot List of museum and collection sites
Copies, one per student On-Line Dig Worksheet
Knowledge of using the mouse to navigate web pages and for conducting virtual tours.
Materials / Resources Required
Museum/Collections Hot List
Internet Access and On-Line Dig for Students (working as singles or in pairs is recommended)
birds eye view
Developing and asking meaningful questions
Seeking Information, Collecting data
Sequencing and prioritizing information
Museum Treasure Hunt Questions (On-Line Dig) and Responses (answer key),
"On-Line Dig" (an on-line field trip with a treasure hunt worksheet)
Using the Museums "Hot List," students will explore a variety of collections, exhibits, and displays from around the world.
Treasure Hunt using the On-Line Dig
2. Duplicate the Treasure Hunt Worksheet
3. Students in pairs or triads, use the internet to move from exhibit to exhibit
4. Each student or pair completes the Worksheet, answering questions for each site.
Extensions or Follow-up
1. Enter the "My Personal Museum," gateway
2. Follow the instructions for creating your own museum, "pick a theme or just your favorite pieces, add descriptions and choose a layout. Make it yours!"
1. Choose a Language and experience the Historical timeline of Guelph, from village to city.
2. Move through history from 1770 into the future.
3. Listen to "Children’s Stories," told by children representing the following time periods: 1809 Mississauga native, 1886 Settler, 1900 Victorian, 1942 Modern, and into the Future.
Virtual Museum Canada, North American aboriginal games
A resource for teachers and portal to student activities:
Ongoing Assign homework: complete student field logs when adding items found at home to their boxes.
Students with access to the internet develop six of their own internet treasure hunt questions an record URL sites where the treasures are to be found.
Illustrative Materials, On-line dig Worksheet, "Hot List", On-Line Dig, answer key
Evaluation, completion of the "On-Line Dig" worksheet
"On-Line Dig," Worksheet Evaluation*:
|Complete Worksheet, 95-100% accurate.||Exceeds Expectations||19-20 Points||A+|
|Complete Worksheet, 85-94% accurate.
Complete Worksheet, 75-84% accurate.
|Meets Expectations||17-18 Points
|Complete Worksheet, 65-74% accurate.||Minimal Effort||13-14 Points||C|
|Incomplete Worksheet, 55-64%accurate.||Needs Improvement||12 Points or less||D|
*(Points are suggested, may be modified as necessary)