Song of the Sparrow

WebQuest

A Book Sense Summer 2007 Pick
 

 

LINKS

http://charon.sfsu.edu/tennyson/images/shallot.jpg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FT-6faUg-bU

http://www.lisaannsandell.com/sots.html

http://www.lisaannsandell.com/index.html

http://www.arthurian-legend.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

Song of the Sparrow

Named one of the Best Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror titles of 2007
by Voice of Youth Advocates

By Lisa Ann Sandell
 

The year is 490 AD. Fiery 16-year-old Elaine of Ascolat, the daughter of one of King Arthur's supporters, lives with her father on Arthur's base camp, the sole girl in a militaristic world of men. Elaine's only girl companion is the mysterious Morgan, Arthur's older sister, but Elaine cannot tell Morgan her deepest secret: She is in love with Lancelot, Arthur's second-in-command. However, when yet another girl — the lovely Gwynivere— joins their world, Elaine is confronted with startling emotions of jealousy and rivalry. But can her love for Lancelot survive the birth of an empire?
 

Your Task

Your task is very simple:  You are to follow the links below to get a better understanding of the time period and the Arthurian legend on which he book is based. 

Many of the websites that you will be visiting hold a vast amount of information about these subjects.  However, because we are pressed for time, it will be up to you to decide how much time you are to spend on each site. 

You are welcome to visit this site again from home if you would like to learn more.  However, use your time wisely to complete this project during your assigned lab time before you go off course exploring. 

Here are some things to remember while answering you questions:

  1. Read each webpage carefully.
  2. Answer your questions carefully and accurately.
  3. Use complete sentences.
  4. Take your time and be neat.

Click here to access a copy of the worksheet if you don't already one. 

Okay, let's get started!

First let's make sure you understand what you need to do.  The links on the left are for you to explore.  It is important that you read carefully.  You aren't only reading for the answers, but to get a better understanding about life during the time period. 

So get your pencil, paper, and reading eyes ready for the quest! If you get lost, just click on the back button of the browser or ask Mrs. Feniello or Miss Cook for help.