To a Place Like No Other (Galapagos Islands)

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Social Studies, Geography

Grade 3- 5

Objective

The student will read and synthesize nonfiction text from an online resource. The student will write a first-person account of a geological discovery. The student will incorporate details in his/her writing. The student will harvest information from an online source. The student will create questions and answers out of facts/information.

Directions

Background
The Galapagos Islands have long been a source of interest for researchers, conservationists, biologist, botanists, and more. With such a unique landscape, it is a compelling sight. The varied animals living on and near these islands make it an interesting area to visit and study. Today we launch our boats into the water to venture to the Galapagos!
The Trip
Activity One: Dear Diary, I Found an Island Today...
Key Question: What might the first person to discover the Galapagos have written in his diary?
Activity Two: Put on Your Game Face!
Key Question: Can we pass our knowledge on to others through games?

Resources

  • copies of the activity sheets (see the link below)

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