This document should be written with the student as the intended audience. Introduce the topic to be studied. Show that there are different interpretations and/or views of the issue. Teachers may wish to list several types of views/interpretations as examples. Remember that the purpose of this section is to both prepare and hook the reader.
It is also in this section that you'll communicate the Big Question (Essential Question, Guiding Question) that the whole WebQuest is centered around.