Sunday, June 17, 2012

What is your slavery footprint?

http://slaveryfootprint.org/

Infographic- How historic disasters could have been avoided with technology.

http://infographicjournal.com/historical-disasters-that-could-have-been-averted-by-technology/

Poverty Simulation (Survive125)

The goal is to make it to the end of the month living on about a dollar a day. Play the game as "realistically' as possible. Make decisions in the game as close to what you would do in "real life" if you were forced to make similar decisions.

http://www.live58.org/survive125/

After completing the simulation, answer the following questions:

Did you choose to live in a village or city slum?
What was your job(s)?
Did you have children? If so, how many?
Did they attend school or did they work?
Were you able to feed your children every day?
Were you or your children ever sick? If so, how did you deal with it?
What was the most difficult decision you had to make in the "game"?
How would you play the game differently if you were to play it again?

Monday, June 4, 2012

World Studies Project- Exploring Yellowstone


Use the links below to answer the questions.
http://www.nps.gov/yell/planyourvisit/upload/12tripPlanner.pdf

http://www.nps.gov/yell/planyourvisit/upload/1_FAQ.pdf

http://www.nps.gov/yell/planyourvisit/upload/5_Geology.pdf

When was Yellowstone established as a national park?

How many people visited Yellowstone in 2010?

What is the average temperature range in Yellowstone?

Yellowstone Park covers an area approximately _____________ miles.

96% of the park is in Wyoming, 3% of the park is in __________ and 1% is in ___________.

How many mammal species are in Yellowstone?

Are there any threatened or endangered species living in the park? If so, list them.

Approximately how many geysers are in the park?

How often does Old Faithful erupt?

How tall are the eruptions and how long do they last?

Approximately how many waterfalls are in the park?

What is a mudspot?

What is a super volcano?

List five popular activities to do in the park.

If you wanted to camp one night in Yellowstone and you were looking for the following features: flush toilets, pay showers/laundry, and hookups, where would you stay? How much is your camping fee?

How many hotels/lodges are in the park?

Why is it important to stay on the boardwalks and designated trails around hydrothermal features?

How far are visitors required to stay away from bears and wolves? How far are visitors required to stay away from bison, elk, bighorn sheep, deer, moose, and coyotes?

If you encounter a bear while hiking or camping, what should you do?

What are the regulations regarding food in the park?

Are you allowed to collect or remove any park features (such as rocks, plants, or animals)?

Can you swim in the park's rivers and lakes?

http://www.explorebigsky.com/newspost/wildlife-of-yellowstone-national-park

Tuesdays with Morrie Exam

Draw a Venn Diagram. Compare Mitch and Morrie. Use the vocabulary words from the word bank to complete the Venn Diagram.


Which character do you think you are most similar to, Mitch or Morrie? Explain.

Morrie suggests that our culture can be toxic to our well-being. How so? What can we do about it?

How does Morrie describe his perfect day?

How does Morrie's perfect day differ to your perfect day?

How does Mitch change as a result of his "Tuesdays with Morrie"?

What do you think Morrie's statement, "“The truth is, once you learn how to die, you learn how to live” means?

How did this book change your outlook on life and death?

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Word Bank:
optimistic
cynical
ambitious
materialistic
feeble
whimsical
passionate
humorous
courageous
insightful
skeptical

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