6 or buy a condo, a boat, and destroy our habitat!
7 Everglades Flora and Fauna gallinulesawgrass prairieegretAnhinga –the snake birdcypress standEgret in Cypress Swamp
8 Over the next 6 weeks, you will read The Everglades, The Missing ‘Gator of Gumbo Limbo, poems, and non-fiction articles about the Everglades.
9 Your mission is to advocate for the Everglades by researching and publishing one of the following:: History of the Everglades – geological, early inhabitants, Seminole IndiansEverglades Ecosystem – Flora, Fauna, keystone speciesHomelessness – its causes, enduring understandings, alternativesDangers to the Everglades: Pollution, Invasive Species, Habitat Destruction, Endangered SpeciesRestoration of the Everglades-plans & progress
10 Culminating Project Possibilities: Everglades Eco-Travel Brochure OR Powerpoint Presentation onHistory of the Everglades – geological, early inhabitants, Seminole IndiansEverglades Ecosystem – Flora, Fauna, keystone speciesDangers to the Everglades: Pollution, Invasive Species, Habitat Destruction, Endangered SpeciesRestoration of the EvergladesHomelessness – its causes, understanding, alternativesPersuasive PSA to save the EvergladesInformative PSA on homelessnessPlan and Implement Videoconference with Everglades Middle SchoolPlan and implement fundraiser for student trip to Everglades
11 Culminating Project Grading Rubrics Eco-Travel Brochure RubricEco Travel BrochureIntern to a U. S. SenatorAide to a U.S. SenatorPeace Corps VolunteerU. N. Global AmbassadorEco-FactsHuman FactorsAesthetics - Literary FallaciesMechanicsOther
12 PowerPoint Rubric PowerPoint Classroom Presentation Assembly PresentationEntrant in Green Magnet Documentary Film FestivalEntrant in Tribeca Film FestivalEco-FactsHuman FactorsAesthetics - Literary FallaciesMechanicsOther
13 Public Service Announcement (PSA) Rubric College Radio InternCollege Radio HostNYC Radio Show InternNYC Radio Show HostEco-FactsHuman FactorsAesthetics - Literary FallaciesMechanicsOther
14 Calendar - Week 1:Everglades – Shared Read Aloud. Read Alone - Notetaking p. 89Graphic Organizers:Word Web – Everglades-Category Chart– AssessmentSequence history of Everglades – Chronology Graphic OrganizerLiterary Language – Double Entry Journal:language = tone of story. Students find phrases that create atmosphereMissing ‘Gator , Forward – Chapters 3 (45 pp) –independent/group readingAssessmentInterpretation-literary techniques – tension, mystery, visual language. Double Entry JournalVocabulary GameTechnology - Googledoc – collect images of Everglades, maintain bibliographyAssessments: Explanation – Nature-Friend and Foe/Man Wrestles Nature. Use “Don’t You Agree?” chart to explain why alligators are our friend and foe.Interpretation – What does the destruction of the Everglades say about how man values nature.Journal - Speculation about Effects Journal (Journal - Reflective Journal -Multiple Choice – 2 reading selections, 10 questions; Index Card Summaries-?s UbD WBp234
15 Week 2Week 2:Review Chapter 1-3, Eco-Facts, Sociological Issues, AestheticsMissing ‘Gator, Chapters 4-6 (42 pp)iSearch paperHomelessness Discussion – Research – One Minute Essay, Misconception Check – p. 234 UbD workbookPoem, “Some Rivers” by Frank Asch“Everglades,” a short history by Julie Greiner. Notetaking- p. 91 – Column – Dialectical JournalsAssessments:Progressive Vocabulary Test – chapter 1 – 6Progressive Test – Identifying Literary TechniquesEmpathy – Write a diary entry. Imagine how it might feel to have to leave your home because your safety was endangered. Use examples from book.
16 Week 3 Week 3: Chapters 7-9 Missing ‘Gator (50 pp) Biome, A Journey into a Wetland, Notetaking p. 86 – Interactive BookmarkThe Everglades, River of Grass by Marjorie, pp. 9-14Assessments: Application: Multiple Choice 3 reading selections, 20 questions; Word/Concept Map – Index Card Summaries-?s UbD WBp234Perspective: Role Playing Condo Owners/Woods-Alligators; Role Play Social Worker/Liza K on living in woods
17 Weeks 4-5 Weeks –4 - 5. Research Journaling – Learning Log, Notetaking-Notemaking:Creation of Bibliography – Works CitedResearch Paper – 400 wordsAssessments:Perspective – DebateDisneyworld Visitor vs. the Everglades Supporter ; Sugar Farmer vs. Environmentalist;Interpretation – 400 word research paper on homelessness, Everglades RestorationSelf-knowledge: Meta-cognitive journal: Synthesis Journal: 3 columns: What I Did, What I learned, How I Can Use it.
18 Week 6 Week 6 – Presentations: Brochure, PowerPoint, PSA, Fundraiser Journal for Fundraiser: Synthesis JournalAssessments:Application – PSA Advocate for Everglades Restoration, PSA HomelessExplanation – Brochure/Powerpoint informs on Everglades
19 See and learn more about the Everglades Track Star - Created Track #383386, 'Everglades:Kartoo Type in key words- HOMELESSNESSThis site was created for kids. "Wildlife Eco-Region Profile" from National Geographic.. Video about restoring the Everglades. Site to hear an American Alligator, Watch - Video: Gator Water DanceThe Living Everglades. A website designed to provide citizens, scientists, teachers, and students access to a vast amount of information and data about the Florida Everglades.Environmental Kid's Club: URL: - A good site for younger students or second language learners. Uses graphic organizers. - A site dedicated to education and information about toxins, pollution and programs. - This site contains links and articles about Florida's environmental concerns. - This site has good animations, 2-4 minute video clips, URL:Comments: An excellent site with a wealth of information about wading birds in the Everglade. The site contains links to further resources and research.
20 SourcesAlligator (Title Slide). National Geographic.American Alligator Basking on a Riverbank. National Geographic. .Retrieved 9/2/08. [“Join us for dinner.” National Geographic. Retrieved 9/2/08. [Alligatoridae. Словари и энциклопедии на Академике Мобильная версияДобавить поиск в браузерЭкспорт словарей на свой сайт. Retrieved 9/2/08. [
21 Vocabulary & Multiple Perspectives: Scientific/Eco-FactsSociological/Human FactorsAestheticsLiterary TechniquesCpver /Back CoverEco-mysterylushEcosystemSpeciesAmidstParadiseMajesticInvaluablevanishedGumbo Limbo HammockEvergladesBalanced Eco-systemAlligator-protector environmentState officialState lawsHuman fearsCreation of sense of mysteryUse of Imperatives:He must be killed.She must find DajunUse of word must provides sense of urgency.“Her search will lead her into the heart of…”
22 Vocabulary & Multiple Perspectives Scientific/Eco-Facts/VocabularySociological/Human FactorsAestheticsLiterary TechniquesInside BlurbSurveyDenseWillowsGrass prairieFlagsBanyan treeGovt Official/hunter vs alligator and woods peopleVisualization – Travis secreting himself – spying for DajunTension – Liza K. secretly spying on TravisTensions: hunter vs alligatorWoods people vs. govt officialForwardstrandSpeciesExtinctioninterconnectedEcosystemEndangeredwildernessRecyclingpollutionEndangered speciesLife interconnectedPrairie ecosystemOld growth forestMan’s effect on natureMan’s responsibility - stewardshipWeave the web of lifeWe are a strand in the webWe harm the web/we put a hole in it
23 Vocabulary & Multiple Perspectives General VocabularyScientific/Eco-Facts/VocabularySociological/Human FactorsAestheticsLiterary TechniquesChapter 1ReedyKeenWaterscapeLandscapeBaskCondosGroveDisgruntledcagilyTrade windsArmadillo-bony armorPinelandsAlligator foodCocoplumsPickerel weekBirds of hammock:coots, gallinules, egrets, anhingas, heronsAlligator shapes environment-makes beach, cleans lakeCamouflageCloses nose when divesPest ControlDept.Hunting curtailedCondos encroached on evergladesHomeless in woodsTravis’ view of girlsSun-spangled dayPoint of view – first personTrade winds chimedSun-beaten faceLike an armadillo-simileWinking surface of waterSwampland royalty