3 Learning GoalToday you will identify how a flock of geese relates to a community/Family.
4 Facts about Canada Geese • Life expectancy about 20 years• Weight: pounds• Migration is a learned process• Migratory geese flight range 2 – 3 thousand miles• Geese mate for life and will stay together during all seasons.
5 Facts continued Geese will find a new mate if mate dies or is killed. • Geese return to the general area of their birth each year to mate and nest. Sometimes the exact site, sometimes a nearby pond or other body of water.• The instinct to return to their general area or birth is very strong.• Migratory geese fly 2,000–3,000 miles to return to these sites.• Resident geese do not know how to migrate.
7 Lessons We Learn From Geese As each goose flaps its wings it creates an "uplift" for the birds that follow. By flying in a "V" formation, the whole flock adds 71% greater flying range than if each bird flew alone.LESSON 1 People who share a common direction and sense of community can get where they are going quicker and easier because they are traveling on the wind of one another.
8 Lesson 2When a goose falls out of formation, it suddenly feels the drag and resistance of flying alone. It quickly moves back into formation to take advantage of the lifting power of the bird immediately in front of it.We should stay in formation with those headed where we want to go. We are willing to accept their help and give our help to others.
9 Lesson 3When the lead goose tires, it rotates back into the formation and another goose flies to the point position. It pays to take turns doing the hard tasks and sharing leadership.As with geese, people are interdependent on each other's skills, capabilities and unique arrangements of gifts, talents or resources.
10 Lesson 4The geese flying in formation honk to encourage those up front to keep up their speed.What do we say when we encourage others?
11 Lesson 5When a goose gets sick, wounded, or shot down, two geese drop out of formation and follow it down to help and protect it. They stay with it until it dies or is able to fly again. Then, they launch out with another formation or catch up with the flock. We must stand by each other in difficult times as well as when we are strong.
13 Answer the following Journal question Your answer should be 2 paragraphs.5-6 sentences each paragraph:JOURNAL #1How are Canada Geese like humans? Or maybe, how are humans like Canada Geese?Your work will be checked