Thursday, February 16, 2012

Day 103: Medieval West Africa--Time to Create! (2/16/2012)

Standard: Study the Niger River and the relationship of vegetation zones of forest, savannah, and desert to trade in gold, salt, food, and slaves; and the growth of the Ghana and Mali empires.

Aim: The historians of 2017 will choose and complete one of the project options based on what they've learned so far on medieval West Africa.

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2. Now that we've been using video to change the structure of the lessons in the class for a week now, I want you to complete this survey.

3. I want you to spend some time completing your notes. From what I saw yesterday, very few of you have complete notes. I will be going through your notes over the break and grading you on completeness and quality of information.

Here are the presentations that you took notes on:
4. Project Time: Today you have three options for your project.

Option 1: Create a comic strip telling the story of the rise and fall of Ghana. Your comic needs to have at least six boxes, and you need to use the accurate information in your notes to tell a complete story.

Option 2: Create a Popplet using ALL the information in your notes. Like any good Popplet, you should have text, images, and even video. Make sure all of your notes are complete before you start your Popplet.

Option 3: Create a Google presentation on the Empire of Ghana and the Kingdom of Mali. Your presentation should include relevant images and accurate information directly from your notes.

There projects are 100% due the Tuesday we get back after break!

4. If you would like to take a break from your work, you are welcome to watch today's episode of CNN Student News.

Homework: Have your family read the letter and fill out the the permission slip.

It is VERY important that you bring it back tomorrow. We will be doing an activity with video when you return from break.

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