Weather Quest

    Welcome to the WeatherQuest! Through this webquest, you will learn how to talk about the weather in Spanish.  You'll be working in groups to create a country; you will design the size, layout, and climate of your country.  After that has been completed, you will be creating a weather report for your country, which will be videotaped.  Follow these directions to complete this project:

Step 1
~Choose a team leader.  This should be someone that you can count on and that you feel comfortable asking questions.  The team leader should be reliable and normally present for class.  Record your team leader's name on your progress sheet.  The team leader is responsible for buying 1 sheet of poster board and bringing it to class on Thursday, October 16, 2014. You may use whatever color you like (be careful with choosing something too dark - you will be drawing on the poster board.) If your team leader forgets, you will be behind.

Step 2
~As a group, you should decide what country you would like work with.  You may choose an existing country or you may create one of your own.  Record the name of your country on your progress sheet. Each group must use a different country!

Here is a website that lists all of the countries of the world:

Step 3
~Determine the layout of your country.  If you use an existing country, use the link above or your own Internet search to find out about the size, shape, and physical features (mountains, rivers, lakes, etc.) of your country.  You may want to print a small map of your country to make it easier to enlarge it on the poster board.  If you create a country, you need to design a layout for it.  Include things such as deserts, mountains, rivers, lakes, volcanoes, canyons, plains, etc. You must include at least three distinct physical features.  Record the features on your progress sheet. 

 If you decide to use an existing country, use the following site (or the one listed above) to gather information:

Step 4
~Visit the following link to determine which climate you want your country to have.
Record your climate zone on your progress sheet.

Step 5
~Search for or create cities for your map. Use Google or the links from step 3 to find major cities in your country. You must have at least 4 major cities; the names of them are your choice (unless you chose an existing country, then choose 4 major cities already established).  Record the city names on your progress sheet. Each of you will be responsible for one of these cities - decide who will concentrate on which city.

Step 6
~Find out what the weather is like for your particular city over the next few days. You can do a Google search or use to locate this information. Take notes as to the weather conditions and high/low temperatures for the days.

Step 7
~Draw your country on your poster board using markers, crayons, or colored pencils.  Be sure to include a guide to any symbols you may use and include the physical features you decided your country should have. You can make your map 3D if you like. 

Step 8
~Each person will write a weather report for his or her city. The report should cover 3 days.  Record your weather report on your progress sheet.  For each day, you must have at least 2 descriptive sentences (ex: Hace sol. Hace viento.) and give the high and low temperature.  

The high temperature is = La temperatura alta es _________
The low temperature is = La temperatura baja es __________

Step 9
~On Monday, October 20 or Tues, October 21,  your group will present your weather reports. You must use your country map that you created and speak in Spanish for the entire forecast. Each person is responsible for doing the weather for his/her city for 3 days. 

For example, if my group chose Spain as its country and I chose Barcelona for my city, my report might look something like this:
Hoy en Barcelona hace calor. Hace viento. La temperatura alta es 75. La temperatura baja es 66.
Mañana en Barcelona hace sol. Hace calor. La temperatura alta es 78. La temperatura baja es 65.
El jueves en Barcelona llueve. Está nublado. La temperatura alta es 72. La temperatura baja es 64.


Click here to see how you will be evaluated for this project.
Click here to get another progress sheet.