Take Students on a Learning Quest
From Classroom Connect, Inc., The Quest Channel is a subscription-based product that provides classrooms around the world with access to all of the companys award-winning Quest Interactive Expeditions. The channel enables students to experience Quests throughout the year by participating in live and archived Quests that attempt to solve some of the greatest natural, historical and scientific mysteries throughout the world. Previous Quests have explored such diverse topics as the collapse of the ancient Maya and Anasazi civilizations, the problem of elephant endangerment in Africa, the campaign to protect the Galapagos Islands, and the travels of Marco Polo.
During live Quests, students can gather clues and participate with a Quest Team as they help solve dilemmas and investigate real-world mysteries. The Quest Channel also opens up the archive of past expeditions, letting students learn from ongoing opportunities to collaborate with leading historians and scientists. Quest Web sites and printed curriculum guides help teachers facilitate inquiry-based, integrated, student-driven learning in science, social studies, math, language arts and technology. Classroom Connect, Inc., Brisbane, CA, (650) 351-5100, www.classroom.com.
This article originally appeared in the 09/01/2000 issue of THE Journal.