1. Arrange students into groups. Each group needs at least ONE person who has a mobile device.
2. If their phone camera doesn't automatically detect and decode QR codes, ask students to
4. Cut them out and place them around your class / school.
1. Give each group a clipboard and a piece of paper so they can write down the decoded questions and their answers to them.
2. Explain to the students that the codes are hidden around the school. Each team will get ONE point for each question they correctly decode and copy down onto their sheet, and a further TWO points if they can then provide the correct answer and write this down underneath the question.
3. Away they go! The winner is the first team to return with the most correct answers in the time available. This could be within a lesson, or during a lunchbreak, or even over several days!
4. A detailed case study in how to set up a successful QR Scavenger Hunt using this tool can be found here.
|1. 1. What was the most important room in a pioneer's home?||the kitchen||2. 2. The first pioneer homes were made of what material?||logs||3. 3. What did the children sit on?||planks and not chairs!||4. 4. What were the chores for young boys and girls?||Young Boys-feeding livestock, gathering firewood! Young Girls-feeding chickens-washing dishes-setting the table-gathering greens (summer)||5. 5. Where did the pioneers get their food from?||hunting, fishing, and growing their own, there were no grocery stores||6. 6. Which season was the most plentiful for the pioneers? Why?||the fall because it was harvest time so fruits and veggies were abundant!||7. 7. Who built the school?||the parents||8. 8. What might you bring for lunch when you went to school?||home-made bread, cold meat, muffin, hard boiled egg, cheese, jam, oatmeal or gingerbread cookies, pickles or preserves, vegetables (carrots, celery), fruit (apples, pears, plums), mason jar of milk, apple juice, or cider||9. 9. Go to the school. Click on the boy. Compare pioneer rules to today's rules...which rules are different?||answers vary||10. 10. Read the rules for teachers. Which one surprises you the most?||answers vary||11. 11. The sawmill was one of the first buildings to go up in a village. What were you called if you worked at the sawmill?||a sawyer||12. 12. What happened at the grist mill?||grain was ground into flour for bread||13. 13. Name some items you could buy at the blacksmith's shop.||hooks, horseshoes, cooking utensils||14. 14. True or false? At the general store people traded items as they didn't have money.||True||15. 15. Take the "goods to barter" quiz. What items did the pioneers trade with? What items did they trade for? Record your score.||answers vary||16. 16. True or false? Every village had its own minister or priest?||False. Many travelled from town to town and were called circuit preachers.|
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