Tracking in Schools: Conclusion
In this WebQuest, students are researching the topic of tracking, choosing a position on the debate, and constructing a persuasive letter. Throughout these activities, students will learn about the benefits of tracking in schools as well as the disadvantages of tracking. In completing the WebQuest, students will need to employ their critical thinking skills by understanding various viewpoints. They will also need to utilize their formal writing skills by constructing a formal letter to give to the school principal. In the proposal, students will examine tracking by understanding the historical, political, and academic facets of the issue. Comprehensively, students will acquire a wide array of understanding about a topic that is extremely relevant in society and, more specifically, American schools. Likewise, they will gain knowledge that applies to both Social Studies and English classes.