Oceanic Issues
  • You were given a number 1-9, these correspond with a point made in this article. Number 8 is "Geoengineering Our Oceans..." and Number 9 is "Sticking To What We Do Know..."
  • You will become an "expert" on your issue, you will do this by reading that section and all the associated links within it. Each of these is rather short, so give it care and attention.
  • Then on your wikipage put a section break at the top (it is a line that looks like the one that separates this from the Time Traveler Essay outline
  • On TOP of the break line title the section after your assigned point in the article.
  • Summarize the point made in your own words.
  • For each of the links within the point made give a summary of the background or associated issue.
  • Add any pictures or videos that you found along the way that help illustrate the point. Make sure you caption the source.
  • You will be presenting these to the class so make it look nice and interesting. Some of you are doubled up on a topic so when it comes time to present you will work out who will cover what.




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THE Time Machine - HG Wells

THE TIME TRAVELER
You are a traveler on an journey to your time period.
Each stage relates to a paragraph of the imaginative essay. You may write more than one paragraph per section, but that is the minimum.
A passing essay will have details from your research put into place alongside the narrative of the story.

Stage One: The Expedition Begins (Intro):

  • Where did you travel?
  • How did you get there?
  • Who is funding your project?
  • Why are you here what are you hoping to find?

Stage Two: Your Exploration Team (Characters):

  • Who was on your team? (You can go solo)
  • What are they like? (or give a little of your back story)
  • What equipment did you bring? For what purpose?

Stage Three: Nothing ever goes quite the way you plan:

Create a conflict that arose in the expedition.

Stage Four: But in the end it is all OK because:

Resolution of conflict – how did you work it out?

Stage Five: The Return Journey:




Geologic Timeline Project
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Part ONE


Age of Bacteria = 4.5 BYA - 544 MYA
Age of Land Invasion = 544-410 MYA
Age of Fish and Amphibians = 410-286 MYA
Age of Reptiles = 286-65 MYA
Age of Birds and Mammals = 65 MYA - present

The Research

After establishing what group you are in, look into that time period. Everyone does this part on their own.
  • Compile links, pictures, videos, text on THE TOP OF YOUR WIKIPAGE.
  • Keep track of your resources, include the addresses as links.
  • After you have done that, I want you to write a chunky paragraph summarizing your findings, AT THE TOP OF THE WIKIPAGE as an introduction.

Think about the big questions, gather good info.
  • How long did it last?
  • What did the continents look like?
  • What was happening on the Earth at that time? The atmosphere, the land masses, water, etc.
  • What was life like for the plants, animals, bacteria, etc?

A good assignment would have all the following;
  • A title and section break (look for the blue line button on the toolbar)
  • be rich in resources, images and video,
  • have a nice thorough description on top of the research.
  • Have resources cited


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Part One Point Five

The Critique

Review the wiki page of the other members of your group by doing the following:
  • Copy and paste the numbered set of questions onto the comments section on the page of the other members in your group.
  • Answer the questions
  • Review the comments from others on your page
  1. Is the page clearly titled and organized? If not are there suggestions for improvements?
  2. What did you learn from the page?
  3. Is it rich in resources (video, pictures, links) without being over crowded?
  4. Without judging writing skill, we are all learning here, can you give suggestions for improving the written component of the page? Are there key things missing?
  • Start thinking about a merger of the three pages into one glorious project that will be presented in class.
  • What format will it take, what props do you have or need to make it an interesting visual experience?

Part Two

The Project Page


Each group has been assigned to a project, named after the Age that you are working on. Projects are a collaborative space that you can edit together.
  • Today you will pick the parts of each others' pages to decide on text and pictures you want to have in the display.
  • Make sure you keep track of resources.
  • Other class members are going to evaluate the group's Project Page under the same questions you are answering to evaluate the members of your group.


Part Three

Prepare the presentation:


  • Pick 4 -5 key points from your group's project, that you feel are the most important things to know about that Age.
  • Write those key points as questions as well, and write them on the bottom of your project page.
    • Example:
      • In the Age of Termites, all animals lived in tunnels. The climate was hot and humid. The continents became a series of little islands no bigger than Eugene/Springfield. There were three periods within that age; The Bee Period and The Wasp Period, what made them unique is that there were more flowering plants and meat sources, respectively. Plants were the dominant organism at this Age, but there was a great diversity of other animals that lived then too.
      • Questions on my page:
        What was the average temperature and humidity during the Age of Termites?
        What other animals lived then? (BTW: I just made all that up, in case you were thinking there was an Age of Termites.)
  • Most of you have broken your project into Ages, so you will have a general introduction, very short on why your age was called what it was, and what the continents looked like. Then each person will give the key points on their age.
  • Prepare notes: These will have a few more details to expand upon the points.
  • You will be able to scroll through your page, projected on the board, but you may not read every thing you wrote.




THE TIME TRAVELER


You are a traveler on an journey to your time period.
Each stage relates to a paragraph of the imaginative essay.
A passable essay will have details from your research put into place alongside the narrative of the story.

Stage One: The Expedition Begins (Intro):

  • Where did you travel?
  • How did you get there?
  • Who is funding your project?
  • Why are you here what are you hoping to find?

Stage Two: Your Exploration Team (Characters):

  • Who was on your team? (You can go solo)
  • What are they like? (or give a little of your back story)
  • What equipment did you bring? For what purpose?

Stage Three: Nothing ever goes quite the way you plan:

Create a conflict that arose in the expedition.

Stage Four: But in the end it is all OK because:

Resolution of conflict – how did you work it out?

Stage Five: The Return Journey:

  • Conclusion, summary
  • Return voyage
  • Explanation of the scientific information gathered, etc, etc.