Tangerineby Edward Bloor Click to advance to the next slide.
Directions • Introduction • Task • Process • roles • Resources • Evaluation • rubric • Teacher Resources • Click anywhere on the screen to advance to the next slide or hit “enter.” • After you have read all the directions on all of the slides, use the links on the left of each page to navigate to specific pages.
The book Tangerine is all about conflict. A theme in the book is about nature “rebelling” against the people of Tangerine for taking over. Some example of this conflict are: Lightning strikes Muck fires The osprey eating the koi from the pond. Mosquitoes Sinkholes How much of this is based on fact? How can people live safely in these conditions? What can we do to limit these problems? Man Vs. Nature • Introduction • Task • Process • roles • Resources • Evaluation • rubric • Teacher Resources
The Lake Windsor Homeowners’ Association has asked you to serve on a committee to inform the public about the risks associated with living there. You will need to do the followng: Choose one of the following roles: Developer/ Businessman Concerned homeowner Conservationist Using your role to guide you, research one of the issues affecting the residents of Lake Windsor. Come to a consensus with your group to create a Newsletter, Brochure, Poster, or PowerPoint that addresses concerns related to the problem. Your product should include: Facts from your research Your opinion about developing the area Safety tips Refer to the rubric often as you create your project. Homeowners’ Association • Introduction • Task • Process • roles • Resources • Evaluation • rubric • Teacher Resources Click here to read About each role.
Roles • Introduction • Task • Process • roles • Resources • Evaluation • rubric • Teacher Resources Developer/ Businessman- You feel that building new homes and developing the area is a great idea. Bringing more people and business to Tangerine will improve the economy and the quality of life here. Concerned Homeowner- You are worried about the dangers of living in Lake Windsor. No one told you of the risks to your family’s safety before you moved here. What impact will building even more houses and businesses have? Conservationist- You are concerned about the environment in Tangerine. You believe that the reasons residents are having so many problems is because developers are destroying the natural habitats of the area without a solid plan for the impact that can have. (Like muck fires.)
Use these links to guide your research. Muck Fires http://www.floridatoday.com/multimedia/051006mcuk.swf http://www.firewise.org/usa/lakewood.htm http://www.usatoday.com/weather/news/2006-05-10-florida-muck-fires_x.htm SinkHoles http://www.deo.state.fl.us/geology/geologictopics/sinkhole.htm http://ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/earthgwsinkholes.html Http://plants.ifas.ufl.edu/guide/sinkholes.html http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/hydrology/sinkholes/brochure.pdf Lightning http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2001/ast05dec_1.htm Http://howstuffworks.com/lightning.htm http://www.nationalgeographic.com/lighting/ www.lightningsafety.noaa/gov/kids.htm Resources • Introduction • Task • Process • roles • Resources • Evaluation • rubric • Teacher Resources
Your final project will be a group project. There must be some consensus (agreement) and each group member must contribute ideas and work toward creating the final project. Evaluation • Introduction • Task • Process • roles • Resources • Evaluation • rubric • Teacher Resources
Teacher Resources Click the book to go to the author’s website • Introduction • Task • Process • roles • Resources • Evaluation • rubric • Teacher Resources • Tangerine, by Edward Bloor, is set in Tangerine, Florida. Conflicts of all types are woven throughout the story. This webquest is designed to provide students with essential background knowledge so they may gain a deeper understanding of the man vs. nature theme developed in many ways throughout the story. • This cooperative activity is designed to be used with groups of three. Each student should be encouraged to assume an assigned role. Their research should reflect the role they have assumed and the concerns that person might have. • Building project responsibility roles is essential so that each member of the group can participate in creating the final product. These responsibilities would be dependent upon the final product and may include • task master- ensures group is using time wisely and is meeting criteria • materials person- gathers and organizes materials • consensus checker- ensures the group agrees Podcast website with first three installments of Tangeine.