Thursday, November 16, 2017

Thursday November 16, 2017

Classwork: Today we finished the last debate of the Great Lakes.

Homework: You must finish the 3 questions for a Connected Literacy and Geography grade in your notecatcher.  The prompts are:
  1. How well are people managing the effects of pollution on the Great Lakes watershed?
  2. How well are people managing invasive species in the Great Lakes watershed?
  3. How well are people protecting Great Lakes habitat?

In other words, what are the positives and negatives you learned about for each subject?  This will be taken for a grade!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Wednesday November 15, 2017

Classwork: Today we covered the second round of debates. 

Homework: Discuss with your parents what you learned in terms of positives and negatives for the subject your class debated on.

These prompts MUST be answered in your notecatcher:

  1. How well are people managing the effects of pollution on the Great Lakes watershed?
  2. How well are people managing invasive species in the Great Lakes watershed?
  3. How well are people protecting Great Lakes habitat?


Everyone should know positives and negatives for each subject! This will be due on Friday!

Monday, November 13, 2017

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Classwork:  Prepare your posters and any last minute notes because we start the Debates today! 

Points will be rewarded for clear precise evidence, presentation, and participation!  Speak with confidence and be clear!

Homework: Discuss what you learned!

Monday November 13, 2017

WARM UP: Write down 3 specific problems you have read about dealing with the Great Lakes.  This will be a Practice Grade for Connected Literacy.

Mix and Match Vocab Game for time.

Work on Poster for the Debates.  Preparation of who will say what.  Points are awarded on Facts gathered from textbook and placards.

Homework: Discuss the warm up question with your parents.  Prepare for the Debates tomorrow!

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Wednesday November 8, 2017

Classwork: Fact gathering for the particular sides of issues.  We also did the Vocab Mix and Match game but timed ourselves against the other classes.  Scores were:
Period 1 1:54
Period 2 1:42
Period 4 1:40
Period 5 1:07

Continue discussion of what you're learning with your parents! 
Words are:
  • ecosystem
  • food web
  • food chain
  • watershed
  • runoff
  • sediment
  • non point source pollution
  • point source pollution

How

Tuesday November 7, 2017

Classwork: We continued to work with our groups and gather facts for our particular group and view point.

Homework: Students should be able to tell parents at least 3 facts about their group and view point.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Monday November 6, 2017

Classwork:

Review of the vocab words

  • ecosystem
  • food web
  • food chain
  • watershed
  • runoff
  • sediment
  • non point source pollution
  • point source pollution


We discussed the problem of dirty water in places like China and how it relates to the vocab word of runoff.  We then created groups for preparation of the Great Lakes.  The 3 groups are:

  1. POLLUTION
  2. INVASIVE SPECIES
  3. HABITAT LOSS
All groups are divided in two sides: Boosters and Doomers.
Boosters are always looking at the improvements of the Great Lakes and how it can benefit tourism and business.
Doomers are always looking for the negative of the destruction of the Great Lakes and always want to warn the public. 
Homework: Tell your parents what group you are and what side you represent!