and Symbols of the USA
WebQuest about the USA for Grades 2-3
Designed by Lillie Large
Do you know how many rooms the White House has? Where was Abraham
Lincoln born? In what state is the Statue of Liberty and who gave it to
us? What presidents' faces are carved into Mount Rushmore? During this
webquest you will visit some famous American sites to find the answers
to these questions and many more. You will learn many interesting facts
about this great country in which you live.
Your task for this webquest will be to travel to and tour some famous
American sites. You will travel for 5 days. Each day you will visit
different sites. Your job will be to find answers to questions and
discover interesting facts about sites and symbols of our country. As
you travel you will take notes about what you learn. At the end of your
tour you will create a travel brochure. This brochure should give
important information to people who might visit our country.
1. First you will be assigned a partner to work with.
2. Next you click on and print a USA INFORMATION SHEET. The sheet is
divided into 5 days. It will tell you where to visit on each day.
3. Then you will click on the links listed below to visit famous
American sites and sites that give information about the symbols of our
4. You will complete the facts on the INFORMATION SHEET and take notes
that you might need for your travel brochure.
5. Along the way you will take some quizzes to see what you have
6. When you have finished you will create a travel brochure for the USA.
It should give important information to visitors about the sites and
symbols of our country. Fold a piece of paper into thirds and include
a. On the front flap write A TRIP TO THE USA by _________.
b. Make one page for presidents.
c. Make two pages for famous American
d. Make two pages of famous American symbols.
e. Be sure to illustrate and decorate all pages in red, white and blue.
Use these links
USA Information Sheet
White House for Kids
Statue of Liberty
of the US Government
YOU WILL BE GRADED
1. You cooperate with your partner.
2. You follow directions.
3. you answer all questions and take notes.
4. You make a travel brochure with neat
handwriting and illustrations that include
a. A front cover with the words A TRIP TO THE USA by ________
b. One page for presidents
c. Two pages for famous sites
d. Two pages for American symbols
Now that you have toured the USA you can proudly share your country with
others. Maybe you can even find a pen pal from another country. Then you
can send your travel brochure to him or her with an invitation to visit
will need Acrobat Reader for the USA Information Sheet.