As a teacher, I have learned that this lesson can be very convenient for both the teacher and the students. As always, a lesson or assignment in the form of a WebQuest is always easy, but I definitely feel this way about this particular lesson as well. This WebQuest gives enough of a guideline for what the students need to do, but it isn't so strict that it doesn't allow the students to have some flexibility and decide some things on their own.
According to the Illinois State Board of Education Standards, this assignment would specifically meet the following standards:
11. A.4c - Collect, organize and analyze data accurately and precisely.
11. A.4f - Using available technology, report, display and defend to an audience conclusions drawn from investigations.
5. A.4b - Design and present a project using various formats from multiple sources.