This 1 and ½ page chicken farmer webquest is perfect for introducing students to raising chickens while also raising questions about the ways in which we raise chickens. Print the PDF and make a class set to be shared. Assign each student either “Organic Farmer Only,” “Commercial/Factory Farmer,” or “Backyard/Family Farmer.” The PDF goes step-by-step allowing students to work individually at their own pace with minimal need for teacher guidance. The first steps guide students to getting out the right materials and setting up their paper for their work. The webquest takes students through questions surrounding their way of raising chickens and the steps of selecting a breed of chicken, selecting food, and selecting housing.
Depending upon your students this can take several days to a week to complete. Students new to working individually online may need more assistance starting off and then can gradually be released.
Upon completion, consider having students share responses to their questions from their farming point of view and compare and contrast the different ways of raising chickens.