Exhibition Documents

Student Project Overview

Exhibition I – November 19, 2018

Humanities:  Early Civilizations:  Survival and Settlement

Essential Questions:
HOW DID EARLY HUMANS CHANGE AND MIGRATE OVER TIME?
WHAT DOES THE USE OF TOOLS TELL US ABOUT A SOCIETY?
WHY WAS MESOPOTAMIA CONSIDERED THE FIRST CIVILIZATION?
WHY WAS MESOPOTAMIA CALLED THE FERTILE CRESCENT?

Students read articles, books, and watched videos about early humans and the ancient civilization of Mesopotamia.  Student projects include:

  • Informative paragraphs about early humans including Australopithecus, Homo Habilis, Homo Erectus, Neanderthal, Cro Magnon, and Homo Sapiens.  
  • Newspaper detailing the culture and civilization of Mesopotamia including inventions, city/states, religious beliefs, and government.
  • Cuneiform tablet representing the first writing system.
  • Map of the region.

 

Students will be assessed on the quality of factual information, organized and clear paragraphs, and the neat, well-designed appearance of trioramas, cuneiform, and maps.

 Students as Writers: Expository Paragraphs
Students wrote an informative and explanatory paragraphs which examine each species of early humans.  Student pieces evolved from a first to a second draft, through revision and editing, finally resulting in a published paper.  Students were assessed on the development and focus of the topic, organization of paragraphs, strong word choices, and use of standard English conventions.  Final drafts were typed using Google Docs. Published paragraphs will be presented at Exhibition.

Mathematics and Science:  Animal Wildlife Mini-Magazine
Essential Questions:
WHAT ARE FOOD CHAINS AND WHERE DO WE FIND THEM?
WHAT IS A FOOD WEB AND WHERE DO WE FIND THEM?
HOW ARE PLANT AND ANIMAL POPULATIONS AFFECTED BY EACH OTHER?
HOW IS SURVIVAL DEPENDENT ON CONSUMERS AND PRODUCERS?
WHAT ARE VARIOUS PLANT AND ANIMAL ADAPTATIONS?

The students will become animal experts by creating wildlife documentaries that describe an animal and how it has adapted to survive in its ecosystem. Students will use research and their own mini-magazine to inform and engage the audience. In order to understand the significance of the animal and how it fits in as a community member or individual in its ecosystem, students will explore its habitat, how the animal is classified, how long it lives in the wild, what it eats, and how it has adapted to its environment.

Students will be assessed on the accuracy of their research of each of the following components of their animal mini-magazine: habitat/biome location, classification (scientific name, vertebrate group), life cycle, and identification of multiple adaptations for survival. They will also be assessed on their presentation of their animal magazine.

 

Student Project Overview

Exhibition I – November 19, 2018

Humanities:  Early Civilizations:  Survival and Settlement

 

Essential Questions:

HOW DID EARLY HUMANS CHANGE AND MIGRATE OVER TIME?

WHAT DOES THE USE OF TOOLS TELL US ABOUT A SOCIETY?

WHY WAS MESOPOTAMIA CONSIDERED THE FIRST CIVILIZATION?

WHY WAS MESOPOTAMIA CALLED THE FERTILE CRESCENT?

 

Students read articles, books, and watched videos about early humans and the ancient civilization of Mesopotamia.  Student projects include:

 

  • Informative paragraphs about early humans including Australopithecus, Homo Habilis, Homo Erectus, Neanderthal, Cro Magnon, and Homo Sapiens.  
  • Newspaper detailing the culture and civilization of Mesopotamia including inventions, city/states, religious beliefs, and government.
  • Cuneiform tablet representing the first writing system.
  • Map of the region.

 

Students will be assessed on the quality of factual information, organized and clear paragraphs, and the neat, well-designed appearance of trioramas, cuneiform, and maps.

 

 

Students as Writers: Expository Paragraphs  

 

Students wrote an informative and explanatory paragraphs which examine each species of early humans.  Student pieces evolved from a first to a second draft, through revision and editing, finally resulting in a published paper.  Students were assessed on the development and focus of the topic, organization of paragraphs, strong word choices, and use of standard English conventions.  Final drafts were typed using Google Docs. Published paragraphs will be presented at Exhibition.

 

Mathematics and Science:  Animal Wildlife Mini-Magazine

 

Essential Questions:

WHAT ARE FOOD CHAINS AND WHERE DO WE FIND THEM?

WHAT IS A FOOD WEB AND WHERE DO WE FIND THEM?

HOW ARE PLANT AND ANIMAL POPULATIONS AFFECTED BY EACH OTHER?

HOW IS SURVIVAL DEPENDENT ON CONSUMERS AND PRODUCERS?

WHAT ARE VARIOUS PLANT AND ANIMAL ADAPTATIONS?

        The students will become animal experts by creating wildlife documentaries that describe an animal and how it has adapted to survive in its ecosystem. Students will use research and their own mini-magazine to inform and engage the audience. In order to understand the significance of the animal and how it fits in as a community member or individual in its ecosystem, students will explore its habitat, how the animal is classified, how long it lives in the wild, what it eats, and how it has adapted to its environment.

 

Students will be assessed on the accuracy of their research of each of the following components of their animal mini-magazine: habitat/biome location, classification (scientific name, vertebrate group), life cycle, and identification of multiple adaptations for survival. They will also be assessed on their presentation of their animal magazine.