Reaching Across the Globe Through ePals By: Michael Casey (Gallon Jug C. School) Presentation Outline Gallon Jug Community School-Belize The Global Coalition & Integrating ePals Utilizing National Geographic Content and the ePals Global Warming Project
By: Michael Casey (Gallon Jug C. School)
Gallon Jug Community School-Belize
The Global Coalition & Integrating ePals
Utilizing National Geographic Content and the ePals Global Warming Project
1) Students will be able to identify the elements of global warming.
2) Students will be able to discuss the effects of global warming orally and in writing.
3) Students will create presentations that explain how people can reduce global warming.
Project Elements Overview
This project has four parts:
The Project Details
1) Students were issued the following rubrics:
Project Rubric: http://content.epals.com/projects/info.aspx?DivID=CActivity_Rubric
Email Rubric: http://content.epals.com/projects/info.aspx?DivID=Email_Rubric
2) Students were also issued the project calendar:
Project Calendar: http://content.epals.com/projects/info.aspx?DivID=GlobalWarming_Calendar
3) Students explored the Global Warming Project through the ePals website. The student forum and teacher forum were explained.
4) Students were engaged and prior knowledge was activated using the following National Geographic resources from the project site:
A) http://Ecobridge.org. B) tutorial on greenhouse effect C) global warming quiz
5) Students were placed into groups of 4 and timetables were established.
1) Set up email groups. Students followed the email rubric and exchanged emails within their “ePal Groups.”
Note: It may be helpful to link up with other schools, teachers, and students using the forums prior to starting this project. This ensures that students acquire appropriate, substantive feedback about the topic of a specific nature.
2) Final “advocacy presentations” were scheduled to be Power Points completed by the students adhering to the culminating activity rubric: http://content.epals.com/projects/info.aspx?DivID=CActivity_Rubric
Advocacy Projects were based on the following content areas:
How do human activities cause global warming?
How does global warming impact the planet?
How can people slow the rate of global warming?
What is global warming?
What is the greenhouse effect?
What are the interdependencies of plants and animals in habitats?
What is climate change?
How do we distinguish between natural climate change and human-caused climate change?
What are the effects of global warming?
How does global warming affect your lives?
What are individuals doing to reduce global warming?
Gallon Jug Community School Advocacy Power Points
On Global Warming
Student Samples of Advocacy Projects
Go to: http://gallonjugschool.googlepages.com/gjcsphotogallery
Extended Learning Ideas (National Geographic)
Discuss a radio broadcast on global warming