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American History: Survey

Web Research Guide

Activity: Search Tool Scavenger Hunt

  • Practice using a variety of search tools by completing the Scavenger Hunt below! Look for each answer by using the link provided after each question.
  1. What are the date of birth and the birthplace of Edgar Allan Poe?
    Search: Google Directory
  2. In what year did Ireland gain its independence from Britain?
    Search: Clusty
  3. What movie won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1976?
    Search: The Internet Public Library
  4. What is the tallest building in the world? How tall (in feet) is it?
    Search: Ask.com
  5. In 1849, people from all over the world—known as 49ers—traveled to California in search of gold. Water was scarce during the trip. Some businessmen in California knew this and began selling water to the 49ers. How much were some 49ers willing to spend on a glass of water?
    Search: PBS