Subject:

 

Nature/Outdoor Activities

 

Thematic Scenario:

Third Rock From the Sun

Contexts\Outcomes:

Students acquire cultural information and perspectives of nature and outdoor activities in selected countries..

Learn from Selected Countries/Cultures:

Cultural background information
Geographical background information
Ecological background information
Knowledge of internet research techniques

Strategies:

Graphic Organizer:
Student groups use a webbing or mapping graphic organizer to identify nature/outdoor activities from selected countries.
Internet Research/Pair Activities:
Students work in pairs to use the internet to research nature and outdoor activities from the target countries.
Students work in pairs to interview people from the target countries about nature/outdoor activities.
Students compare/contrast nature and outdoor activities from the target countries with the United States.
Individual Activities:
Students keep a personal outdoor activity journal.
Students conduct a nature and/or outdoor activites survey of target countries.
Students make a personal Nature/Outdoor Activities Likes/Dislikes Collage.

Assessments:

Individual Projects:
Students keep an outdoor activity journal and compare with outdoor activities of target countries.
Students create a Nature/Outdoor Interest Inventory Graph showing results of the survey.
Students make a personal Nature/Outdoor Activities Likes/Dislikes Collage meeting specified rubric criteria.
Oral Presentation:
Each student orally presents their Likes/Dislikes Collage to the class (using their collage as a visual) meeting specified rubric criteria.

Resources:

Internet/library research
Materials/resources
Videotapes
Materials needed to create collage