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Freak the Mighty WebQuest

Follow the path of this webquest to explore more about the characters and bullying in the novel Freak the Mighty.
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Brenda Waterbury

on 25 October 2011

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Transcript of Freak the Mighty WebQuest

Freak the
Mighty

Bionics
Morquio
Syndrome
King Arthur
and his knights
Characters and bullying!
Cyberbullying
Find out about cyberbullying. Max and Freak didn't have to
worry about it, but kids today will deal with it. Write a short summary of what you learned about cyberbullying.
In Freak the Mighty, Kevin has a genetic disease called "Morquio Syndrome." You will research several aspects of this disease. Explain the basic definition of the disease, including the causes and symptoms. Check these links:

MORQUIO SYNDROME
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001206.htm

VIDEOS OF PATIENTS
http://www.mps1disease.com/en/patients/patient-stories.aspx
Freak and Max talk about the legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. Read the following questions, and use the links to search for the answers.

QUESTIONS:
What was a knight's most important job?
What does the word "chivalry" mean and how was it important to a knight?
What chivalrous action can you perform in the 21st Century?
In the novel, Kevin is interested in acquiring a bionic body. Answer the following questions:

What is the definition of bionics?
What is the etymology of the word bionics?

Check out the photos of people who have benefited from bionics by visiting the link below.

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2010/01/bionics/thiessen-photography
Follow the steps to learn more!
In the novel, Kevin and Max meet again when Max helps Kevin retrieve his ornithopter from a tree. Answer the following questions:

What is an ornithopter?
Who invented it?

Check out the link below about ornithopters:

http://www.ornithopter.org/index.shtml
Ornithopters

http://www.middle-ages.org.uk/middle-ages-knights.htm

http://www.medieval-life.net/chivalry.htm
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