Project Toolkit
Steps in Doing a Class CultureQuest Project

 Planning Your CultureQuest
 Step 1  Preparation

1 Preparation
2 Planning and Pedagogy
3 Develop a Country Profile
4 Introducing the Study of Culture
5 Forming Groups
6 Researching Aspects of Culture
7 Writing up the Research
8 Completing the Project
9 Presenting and Publishing Projects

CultureQuests are inquiry-based research projects, undertaken by teachers and students in k-12 or college classes, which result in educational web sites that may be shared with other students around the world. Steps in the process are provided below in an abbreviated format. For more detailed information and useful hyperlinks consult the CultureQuest Teachers' Guide and the Timeline/Checklist. The suggested steps below may be skipped, added to or changed to meet the needs of a specific project.

Some Key Concepts- CultureQuest projects involve the examination of selected "aspects of culture", some of which are represented in the chart below.

Aspects of Culture
Values, attitudes, beliefs, and/or behaviors
Religion(s), religious beliefs, and rituals
Ceremonies, holidays, and Taboos
Modes of dress
Foods, food sources, and food Preparation Music, art, crafts, dance and theatre
Literature, myths, and folktales Everyday life
Education and schooling
Work and earning a living

CultureQuest Projects are:
· Inquiry-based
· Collaborative
· Curriculum and standards-based
· Technology intensive
· Published on the Web