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Name: Adrian

Sort it Out/Going

Further/ Action
Central Idea
Explorations lead to discovers, opportunities and the development of new
understandings.
Time Frame: Roughly 2.5 Weeks
W.A.L.T. (Learning Objectives- To Know the Reason of Exploration) (Strategy # 1
Task Definition)
Going Further:

Using the Big 6 Researching skills students choose one explorer that theyre interested in and produce a biography.
Students will add the effects of exploration and make the conclusion of exploration

Action:

Students will make a digital scrap book using Voice Thread on their favorite explorer including: pictures, map, timeline,
biography, (3 minute video optional), bibliography ( Works Cited)

Explorer: Amelia Earhart


Time Management
Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday Thursday

Co-construct
the Summative
Assessment
and continue
to research
their explorer.

Voice Thread
IT Session with
Sarah
Know who your
explorer is that
you want to
research.
Students start
to research
their explorer
and complete
the booklet

Overnight Trip

Overnight Trip

Overnight trip

Students start
to research
their explorer
and complete
the booklet

Writing out your


biography and
placing things into
your voice thread.

Writing out your


biography and
placing things
into your voice
thread.11:4512:30
Trouble
Shooting with
Voice Thread
with Sarah

Mini Lesson on
how to write a
biography.
Students start
to research
their explorer
and complete
the booklet

Voice Thread
Double
Session with
Sarah

Using reading time to research project.


Review how to Feedback on
Feedback on
leave a
voice thread
voice thread
response on
and edit your
and edit your
voice thread.
work
work
Peer editing

Reflection on
the Unit

Using reading time to research project.

Sorting It Out
Strategies for Research:

W.A.L.T.:

Using the Big 6 Researching skills students choose one other explorer that theyre interested in and produce
the biography of the explorer.

1
2
3

Task
Definition
Information
Seeking
Strategies
Location
& Access

What am I supposed to do? List what information you feel


you need to know at this time (consider listing in question
form.)
List the best sources to find this information. If using web
sites, who will evaluate them for relevancy, accuracy, and
authority?

Where will I locate these sources? List likely keywords.

Use of
Information

How will I record the information that I find? How will I give
credit to my sources?

Synthesis

How will I show my results?

Evaluation

Is what I created to finish the assignment appropriate for


what I was supposed to do in Big6 #1? Does the
information I found in Big6 #4 match the information
needed in Big6 #1?

These strategies can be seen


throughout this booklet. Please refer
to the chart to help guide you.

Finding Out
Site your Sources: Websites, Videos, Books
How to site your research using MLA style:

Websites
Videos
Books
Last Name, First. Article Title. Website Name.
Day Month Year of Publication.

Last Name, First Name. Title of Interview (if applicable). Title of Print Source or
Broadcast Program. Day Month Year of Interview. Medium of Publication.
Author Last Name, First Name. Book Title. City Published: Publisher, Year Published.
Print.

http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/648225/The-World-Book-Encyclopedia
Websites
Ex. Underwater
Engineers: Princeton
Students Design ROVs.
Ohio.gov: Department
of Education. Web. 3
Aug. 2009.

Videos
Ex. Hudson, Jennifer.
Interview by Lester
Holt. Dateline. NBC.,
Columbus, OH. 12
Jan. 2012. Television.

Books
Ex.
Parrot, Andrea,
and Nina
Cummings.
Forsaken
Females: The
Global
Brutalization of
Women. Lanham,
MD:
Rowman, 2006.
Print.

http://www.cscc.edu/library/mla.pdf
(Strategies # 2 and 3 Seeking Information and Use of Information)

Sources- Please place your sources here as you go through your assignment:
Fleming, Candace, Amelia Lost, in the United states published by Schwartz & Wade
Books, 2011
www.timeline/amelia/earhart.c om
https://www.google.com/search?q=map+of+amelia+earhart
%27s+flight+around+the+world

Sorting It Out
The Research Pyramid

Questions you have: If she did


something wrong in the last flight or
it ran out of fuel?
How and why did she die in the
ocean?

How many flights did she take?

Sorting It Out
Strategy # 5 Synthesis

Map of Voyages:

Map Website Links:

Sorting It Out
Strategy # 5 Synthesis
W.A.L.T.

Using the Big 6 Researching skills students choose one other explorer that theyre interested in and produce the
biography of the explorer.

Timeline- Big Ideas


Timeline with the Key Events:
Eg. 2014- Event

Born in Seattle in June 24 1920n


After an airshow she started flying in
Nigeria in the year 1951

career

Sources:

Going Further
Strategy # 5 Synthesis
W.A.L.T.

Using the Big 6 Researching skills students choose one other explorer that theyre interested in and produce the
biography of the explorer.

Reasons for the Exploration:


To show the people they dont have
to be afraid and to let people enjoy
flying in airplanes.

Sources

Going Further
Strategy # 5 Synthesis
W.A.L.T.

Finally, students make the conclusion of exploration (the impact of exploration to modern world and the importance of
learning the past explorations).

Graphic Organizer for your Biography


Intro- 3 points

Big Idea # 1

Big Idea # 3

Big Idea # 2

Big Idea # 3

Optional Big Idea # 4

Conclusion:
(See reasons for explorations section to get some ideas)

Strategy # 6 Evaluation- Co-constructed criteria will be created at a later


date.