Your task is to create a map of a fictitious country that includes the following land forms:
bay, delta, isthmus, mountain range, peninsula, volcano, island and canyon
Be sure to use color and make it dynamic. Once you finish, see me for some additional components.
Here is an example of one response to an interview question from Frank Worsley, the captain of the Endurance. Please note that the question is not one of the fifteen presented in class.
What did you think the first time you met Shackleton?
I remember the day I first met Earnest. To understand him fully, it is necessary to take a closer look at his exploration background. It is widely recognized that he sailed with Captain Scott. This might make some think that he was similar to Scott. This is not the case. Shackleton was a great leader and proved himself capable of inspiring 27 other men to survive the harshest of circumstances. I remember clearly the day that we learned that we were trapped and that the Endurance was doomed to be crushed by the ice. Shackleton simply explained that we had found our home for the winter. He never seemed disappointed, discouraged or afraid. He was ever the optimist. This clearly illustrates that he was a lover of adventure - like me - and the very man to save us from certain death.
The final project for our Shackleton unit will consist of a speaking component and a written component. The speaking component will be discussed in class. The written component should be completed keeping the following requirements in mind. The due date will be Monday, November 7th.
You will respond to five interview questions from the perspective of your character. A list of fifteen possible questions will be distributed in class along with possible sentence frames. You have the freedom to select the five you'd like to discuss from this list.
Your writing should include the following things. Keep in mind that the requirements are for the entire interview, not for each question.
Your final product should include:
In addition, we will work through the drafting process. At least one classmate must review your work and make thoughtful suggestions. We will discuss this process in class.
Start a new Google Doc. The name of the document will be "Comparison" (ex. "Denali.Battrick.Comparison").
How does Antarctica compare to the Mariana Trench? How are they alike? How are they different? How does Shackleton compare to James Cameron or Walsh & Piccard? If you were to embark on a journey of exploration to either of these destinations, which would you choose and why?
Write an explanation of your thoughts including at least three verified facts about both Antarctica and the Mariana Trench. You must provide at least four sources. Your sources must be either from a ".gov," ".edu," or a ".com" if you can provide information regarding the qualifications of the author. You may also use your Shackleton packet, your Mariana Trench article, or the video below as a source.
When I compare ________________ to _________________, it becomes clear that ______________________.
The most obvious difference between ______________ and _____________ is ____________________.
By comparing _____________________ to _________________, we learn ____________________.
_________________ is _________________, whereas ___________________ is __________________.
Mariana Trench Documentary
Create a Google Doc and share it with me. The name of the assignment will be "Journal #2" (ex. Denali.Smith.Journal#2).
Imagine that you are stranded on the ice with the rest of the crew after one month. You are in a surprisingly good mood and getting along relatively well with everyone. What have you done and what has the rest of the crew done to keep morale high (i.e. everyone in a good mood)? What do you think of Shackleton at this point? What does your day-to-day activity look like? What do you think about the idea of being stranded here for several months?
Be sure to really "get inside" the head of your character. If your character has not been mentioned in the packet, imagine what it would be like for any adventurous sailor in this situation. There is not a required length, but it should be thoughtful and good.
Oh...and you must use at least three vocabulary words form Vocabulary #3.
Today's priorities are as follows:
1. Login into your Chromebook
2. Check your grades
3. If you have any "Missing" work - especially something on Google Docs - re-share it with Mr. Alpert.
4. If you have any "Missing" work that is incomplete, finish it and send Mr. Alpert an email confirming that it is complete.
If you are finished with all of your work, check out the research project on the Olympic tab.
Create a character journal entry for your character. Name it "Day One" in Google Docs and share it with me (Ex. "Arches.Smith.DayOne").
Imagine that your character is in Buenos Aires with the rest of Shackleton's crew. You've just arrived from England to get final supplies before heading to South Georgia Island. Write in your journal about your thoughts and concerns. What are you excited about? What are you concerned about? What do you think of your ship mates? Do you have any concerns and the Endurance's ability to make it through the ice floes?
Be specific. Use at least four vocabulary words from the last two vocabulary lessons. Include the coordinates of both Buenos Aires and Grytviken (use www.geoplaner.com).
Be sure to sign your journal entry as your character.
Create a Google Doc and share it with me. The name will be "Character" (ex. "Arches.Smith.Character").
Please give me the following information:
Job on Board Ship:
What do you know about them so far?
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.