Getting to know…
Have parent and child identify several people that they are interested in learning more about. The parent then searches the Internet using specified sites to find information on this person, including information the child will be able to understand. (Could be text, video, pictures) Over several class sessions, parent and child then look at the information, discuss it and begin writing thoughts in a journal about what they have seen online.
Have each group specify the parent and child's favorite web site. These could then be bookmarked or turned into a web page creating a class Who's Who web resource Have the parents discuss how they decided which sites to use with the child For older children, involve them in the search process
Find out where the person is from, then use a site such as MapQuest to find the location Compare that location to the students Check the weather site to see what the weather is in that location Search a new site for news about this person on a daily or weekly basis
Some sites to start with: