Safari Quest Final

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Published on January 17, 2008

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An Expedition of Africa:  An Expedition of Africa Team Name 5th Grade Roosevelt Elementary School Away We Go!! Introduction:  Introduction Welcome to Africa… ...the home of many exotic animals, plants, and people! A country once filled with unique cultures is losing many components that defined their history and their people. Archeologists argue that Africa is not the way it used to be. Zoologist and botanists blame the loss of plant and animal life on increasing pollution. Ecologists suspect that Mother Nature is changing Africa for no real reason. Historians suspect that the people did not preserve nature and that foreigners have ruined these native lands. You are embarking on a Safari adventure that will preserve Africa for generations to come. The journey is about to begin… How To Complete:  How To Complete Using the flag links provided on the African map, each team will first select an African country as the focus of this safari. Once the country has been selected (and teacher approval given), each team member will select a specific role: Archeologist, Zoologist, Botanist, Ecologist, or Historian and complete all associated research and tasks. Scavenger Hunt should be completed first as this will provide background information to help team members understand their roles. Each team member will keep an accurate journal of activities and create a photo journal chronicling those activities. Team members will refer to rubric for specific grading criteria. Team members will work together to create a class presentation. Click on the jeep to return to introduction page. Tasks:  Tasks You are part of a five-person expedition hired by the International Safari Travel Agency to increase expedition travel to Africa. To accomplish your task, your team must discover why Africa is losing its cultural identity and expedition appeal. For research purposes, you and your team will choose one African country and complete a scavenger hunt, keep a written journal of your experiences, and chronicle your excursion through a photo journal and one other presentation medium of the team’s choice (PowerPoint, brochure, or newsletter). Using the team expertise, each member will seek to discover: What happened in the past? What were the people and other living things like? What does Africa look like now? What caused these changes? What will Africa be like in the future? Is Africa really losing their culture? Your expedition members include: an Archeologist a Zoologist a Botanist an Ecologist a Historian …the Safari is about to begin! Process:  Process This WebQuest is a team effort and will necessitate groups of five students working together in different capacities to fulfill the adventure. The instructor will form the groups. Each group will make the following team decisions: Select one country (Algeria, Egypt, Madagascar, or South Africa) – Need approval Make team assignments and complete associated responsibilities as follows: Archeologist: Explore the history and culture of the people, listing unique facts about the country. Complete Scavenger Hunt questions using identified resources. Zoologist: Identify and classify the country’s wildlife. Designate areas where wildlife reside and explain wildlife survival techniques. Complete Scavenger Hunt questions using identified resources. Botanist: Identify the country’s vegetation and explain how the vegetation supports both people and wildlife. Complete Scavenger Hunt questions using identified resources. Ecologist: Explore the country’s climatic conditions, environment, and geography. Explain how changes in these conditions affect the wildlife. Complete Scavenger Hunt questions using identified resources. Historian: Make sure every team member records their safari excursion. Compile all journaling and photo journals from team members. Record identified dangers. Complete Scavenger Hunt questions using identified resources. Develop a media presentation to promote travel to Africa using journaling and a photo journal plus a Newsletter, Brochure, or PowerPoint Process:  Process Timeline Day 1: Choose country – get teacher approval before proceeding. Choose individual roles – Archeologist, Zoologist, Botanist, Ecologist, and Historian. Choose presentation medium(s) – PowerPoint, brochure, newsletter, other. Day 2: Complete individual Scavenger Hunt for each role using links provided. Research country from individual role perspective. Day 3: Compile journaling and photo journal for individual roles. Day 4: Work with team to create an effective presentation medium. Day 5: Present to class. Occupation – General Overview:  Occupation – General Overview Archeologist - Your responsibilities include: Exploring the history of the people, analyzing the culture, and listing any unique facts about the country. Zoologist – Your responsibilities include: Identifying and classifying the wildlife living in the country, designating the areas where most of the animals live, and explaining animal survival techniques. Botanist – Your responsibilities include: Identifying the country’s vegetation, and explaining how the vegetation supports both the wildlife and the people. Ecologist - Your responsibilities include: Exploring the country’s climatic and environmental conditions, analyze the country’s geography, and explaining how changes in these conditions affect the wildlife. Historian - Your responsibilities include: Making sure every team member is completing journaling and photo journaling assignments, journaling the history of the country, identifying the country’s dangers, and creating a historical photo journal. World Map:  World Map Map of Africa (Click on country flag to proceed to that country):  Map of Africa (Click on country flag to proceed to that country) Algeria:  Algeria Archeologist Botanist Zoologist Ecologist Historian Click on map to return to African map, click on flag to return to country page, and click on camel to return to occupations page Archeologist – Algeria:  Archeologist – Algeria Your responsibilities include: Exploring the history of the people Exploring the culture Listing any unique facts about the country Journal Useful Links Scavenger Hunt Photo Album Journal:  Journal Name Journal Entries:  Journal Entries Date - Text Goes Here Useful Links:  Useful Links http://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/apr2005/2005-04-15-05.asp http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/ chronicle/archive/1999/11/12/MN105029.DTL http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/ Africaweb/ factfile/africauniquefact3.htm Scavenger Hunt:  Scavenger Hunt Archeologist Describe your profession and its importance. What is the oldest archeological site in this area? What was found? Are there any current excavation sites? What is the name of the oldest human remain found in this area? Where and by whom was it discovered? Discuss at least one more piece of information found while researching. Useful links http://www.kidsdigreed.com/ http://www.digonsite.com/ http://www.cr.nps.gov/archeology/public/kids/index.htm http://www.cyberpursuits.com/archeo/af-arch.asp http://www.archeodroit.net/african-archaeology/ http://archaeology.about.com/library/atlas/blafrica.htm http://www.africafiles.org/index.asp Photo Album - Archeologist:  Photo Album - Archeologist Zoologist – Algeria:  Zoologist – Algeria Your responsibilities include: Identifying the wildlife living in the country Classifying the wildlife Designating the area where most of the animals live Explaining animal survival techniques Wildlife Map Journal Useful Links Scavenger Hunt Photo Album Map of Wildlife in Algeria:  Map of Wildlife in Algeria Journal:  Journal Name Journal Entries:  Journal Entries Date - Text Goes Here Useful Links:  Useful Links http://www.ahsd25.k12.il.us/Curriculum%20Info/africa/desertanimals.htm http://www.enchantedlearning.com/biomes/desert/desert.shtml http://www.oxfam.org.uk/coolplanet/ontheline/explore/nature/deserts/sahara.htm http://www.riverdale.k12.or.us/~dnebert/biome/mattt.htm http://library.thinkquest.org/16645/wildlife/wildlife.shtml http://dir.yahoo.com/Science/Ecology/Ecosystems/Deserts/Sahara_Desert/?o=a Scavenger Hunt:  Scavenger Hunt Zoologist Describe your profession and its importance. http://zardoz.zoo.utoronto.ca/zooweb2/zoology.asp Investigate at least five animals, at least three of which are unique to this area. Write a paragraph and include a picture or drawing of the animal along with its native name with your answer. Try to include at least one animal from each animal category (mammal, reptile, bird, fish, etc.) Are any animals in danger of extinction in this area? Discuss at least one more piece of information found while researching. Useful links http://www.africafiles.org/index.asp http://www.ctap3.org/_lperry/africa/animals.htm http://www.awf.org/ http://www.enchantedlearning.com/coloring/Africa.shtml http://www.bergen.org/AAST/Projects/ES/AP/africa.html http://www.africanfauna.com/ http://www.oaklandzoo.org/atoz/africa.html Zoologist – Photo Album:  Zoologist – Photo Album Botanist – Algeria:  Botanist – Algeria Your responsibilities include: Identifying country's vegetation Explaining how vegetation supports the wildlife Explaining how vegetation supports the people Journal Useful Links Scavenger Hunt Photo Album Journal:  Journal Name Journal Entries:  Journal Entries Date - Text Goes Here Useful Links:  Useful Links http://www.riverdale.k12.or.us/~dnebert/biome/ mattt.htm http://users.pandora.be/educypedia/education/ biomesdesert.htm http://library.thinkquest.org/16645/the_land/ saha_pl.shtml http://dir.yahoo.com/Science/Ecology/Ecosystems/Deserts/Sahara_Desert/?o=a Scavenger Hunt:  Scavenger Hunt Botanist Describe your profession and its importance. http://www.botany.org/bsa/careers/car-what.html What is the most common tree in this area? Include a picture or drawing and a paragraph with your answer. Name three common plants and tell what are they used for. Investigate three poisonous plants or flowers in this area? Are there any native plants or flowers used in medicines? What are three plants, flowers, or other vegetation unique to this area? You may combine the vegetation type. Discuss at least one more piece of information found while researching. Useful links http://www.kathimitchell.com/plants.html http://www.nbii.gov/disciplines/botany/science.html http://kidslide.com/directory/Australia/NewSouthWales/Botany/ http://www.upe.ac.za/botany/default.htm http://web.uct.ac.za/depts/botany/ http://www.botany.uwc.ac.za/gavin/Pop_articles/popart05.htm http://www.africafiles.org/index.asp Botanist – Photo Album:  Botanist – Photo Album Ecologist – Algeria:  Ecologist – Algeria Your responsibilities include: Exploring the country’s climatic conditions Exploring the country’s environment Exploring the country’s geography Explaining how changes in these conditions affect the wildlife Climatic Map Geographic Map Journal Useful Links Scavenger Hunt Photo Album Climatic Map - Algeria:  Climatic Map - Algeria Geographic Map – Algeria:  Geographic Map – Algeria Journal:  Journal Name Journal Entries:  Journal Entries Date - Text Goes Here Useful Links:  Useful Links http://www.awitness.org/journal/locust_plague_ sahel_harvest.html http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/1392983.stm http://www.kbinirsnb.be/cb/antelopes/National%20Reports/report%20sudan.pdf http://www.geography-world.co.uk/environment/tipping.htm http://dir.yahoo.com/Science/Ecology/Ecosystems/Deserts/Sahara_Desert/?o=a Scavenger Hunt:  Scavenger Hunt Ecologist Describe your profession and its importance. http://www.usgs.gov/ohr/student/learn/jobs/job-ecol.html What is the most serious ecological threat in this area? Describe three different food chains. Are any parts of the food chain in danger of extinction? Name an environmental group in the area and describe how they are helping the ecology in this area? What are five natural resources in this area? Describe how each natural resource is used. Discuss at least one more piece of information found while researching. What has been the biggest natural disaster in this area? In what way did it affect the ecosystem? Useful links http://www.nceas.ucsb.edu/nceas-web/kids/ http://www.kidsecologycorps.org/forkids.html http://www.childrenoftheearth.org/ http://www.botany.uwc.ac.za/ecotree/ http://www.newint.org/issue208/simply.htm http://www.africafiles.org/index.asp http://www.answers.com/topic/ecology-of-africa Ecologist – Photo Album:  Ecologist – Photo Album Historian - Algeria:  Historian - Algeria Your responsibilities include: Ensuring that team members complete journaling and photo journal Exploring and explaining the key events in the country’s history Creating a photo journal of historical events Describing the prevalent dangers found in the country Journal Useful Links Scavenger Hunt Photo Album Journal:  Journal Name Journal Entries:  Journal Entries Date - Text Goes Here Useful Links:  Useful Links http://i-cias.com/e.o/sahara.htm http://www.encyclopedia.com/html/section/Sahara_History.asp http://dir.yahoo.com/Science/Ecology/Ecosystems/Deserts/Sahara_Desert/?o=a http://africanhistory.about.com/library/dyk/bltimbuktumap.htm Scavenger Hunt:  Scavenger Hunt Historian Describe your profession and its importance. What are the colors of the flag? What is the main religion? What is the currency? Create a timeline of the major historical events in this area starting with the 1900 until 2006. What are three unique cultural celebrations in this area? Be detailed in your answer. Discuss at least one more piece of information found while researching. Useful links http://www.historyforkids.org/ http://www.historyforkids.org/ http://www.hartford-hwp.com/archives/30/index.html http://www.africafiles.org/index.asp http://africanhistory.about.com/ http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/africa/features/storyofafrica/index.shtml http://web.cocc.edu/cagatucci/classes/hum211/timelines/htimelinetoc.htm Dangers:  Dangers Record Dangers Here Historian:  Historian Egypt:  Egypt Archeologist Botanist Zoologist Ecologist Historian Click on map to return to African map page, click on flag to return to country page, and click on chariot to return to occupations page Archeologist – Egypt:  Archeologist – Egypt Your responsibilities include: Exploring the history of the people Listing any unique facts about the country Exploring the culture Journal Useful Links Scavenger Hunt Photo Album Journal:  Journal Name Journal Entries:  Journal Entries Date - Text Goes Here Useful Links:  Useful Links http://touregypt.net/geo/ http://touregypt.net/magazine/mag07012001/ mag6.htm http://www.washington-report.org/backissues/1095/9510040.htm http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2005/10/1017_051017_egyptprimates.html http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?articleID=000683E7-EC8E-1C5E-B882809EC588ED9F Scavenger Hunt:  Scavenger Hunt Archeologist Describe your profession and its importance. What is the oldest archeological site in this area? What was found? Are there any current excavation sites? What is the name of the oldest human remain found in this area? Where and by whom was it discovered? Discuss at least one more piece of information found while researching. Useful links http://www.kidsdigreed.com/ http://www.digonsite.com/ http://www.cr.nps.gov/archeology/public/kids/index.htm http://www.cyberpursuits.com/archeo/af-arch.asp http://www.archeodroit.net/african-archaeology/ http://archaeology.about.com/library/atlas/blafrica.htm http://www.africafiles.org/index.asp Archeologist:  Archeologist Zoologist – Egypt:  Zoologist – Egypt Your responsibilities include: Identifying the wildlife living in the country Classifying the wildlife Designating the area where most of the animals live Explaining animal survival techniques Wildlife Map Journal Useful Links Scavenger Hunt Photo Album Map of Wildlife in Egypt:  Map of Wildlife in Egypt Journal:  Journal Name Journal Entries:  Journal Entries Date - Text Goes Here Useful Links:  Useful Links http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/egyptians/animal_gallery.shtml http://www.mnsu.edu/emuseum/cultural/ethnoarchaeology/ethnozoology/eotheranim.html http://touregypt.net/wildegypt/ http://touregypt.net/featurestories/pictureanimals01.htm http://www.ucihs.uci.edu/com/pathology/sherman/vet_mdt/work.htm Scavenger Hunt:  Scavenger Hunt Zoologist Describe your profession and its importance. http://zardoz.zoo.utoronto.ca/zooweb2/zoology.asp Investigate at least five animals - at least three of which are unique to this area. Write a paragraph and include a picture or drawing of the animal along with its native name with your answer. Try to include at least one animal from each animal category (mammal, reptile, bird, fish, etc.). Are any animals in danger of extinction in this area? Discuss at least one more piece of information found while researching. Useful links http://www.africafiles.org/index.asp http://www.ctap3.org/_lperry/africa/animals.htm http://www.awf.org/ http://www.enchantedlearning.com/coloring/Africa.shtml http://www.bergen.org/AAST/Projects/ES/AP/africa.html http://www.africanfauna.com/ http://www.oaklandzoo.org/atoz/africa.html Zoologist – Photo Album:  Zoologist – Photo Album Botanist – Egypt:  Botanist – Egypt Your responsibilities include: Identifying country's vegetation Explaining how vegetation supports the wildlife Explaining how vegetation supports the people Journal Useful Links Scavenger Hunt Photo Album Journal:  Journal Name Journal Entries:  Journal Entries Date - Text Goes Here Useful Links:  Useful Links http://www.website1.com/odyssey/week3/fyib.html http://oi.uchicago.edu/OI/MUS/ED/TRC/ EGYPT/animals.html http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/english/doc/ 2005-02/25/content_419391.htm http://oi.uchicago.edu/OI/DEPT/RA/HJK/ HJKVII.pdf http://www.rbgkew.org.uk/collections/ecbot/ AncientEgypt.htm http://waynesword.palomar.edu/traug99.htm Scavenger Hunt:  Scavenger Hunt Botanist Describe your profession and its importance. http://www.botany.org/bsa/careers/car-what.html What is the most common tree in this area? Include a picture or drawing and a paragraph with your answer. Name three common plants and what are they used for. Investigate the top three poisonous plants or flowers in this area? Are there any native plants or flowers used in medicines? What are three plants, flowers, or other vegetation unique to this area? You may combine the vegetation type. Discuss at least one more piece of information found while researching. Useful links http://www.kathimitchell.com/plants.html http://www.nbii.gov/disciplines/botany/science.html http://kidslide.com/directory/Australia/NewSouthWales/Botany/ http://www.upe.ac.za/botany/default.htm http://web.uct.ac.za/depts/botany/ http://www.africafiles.org/index.asp Botanist – Photo Album:  Botanist – Photo Album Ecologist – Egypt:  Ecologist – Egypt Your responsibilities include: Exploring the country’s climatic conditions Exploring the country’s environment Exploring the country’s geography Explaining how changes in these conditions affect the wildlife Climatic Map Geographic Map Journal Useful Links Scavenger Hunt Photo Album Climatic Map - Egypt:  Climatic Map - Egypt Geographic Map – Egypt:  Geographic Map – Egypt Journal:  Journal Name Journal Entries:  Journal Entries Date - Text Goes Here Useful Links:  Useful Links http://oi.uchicago.edu/OI/MUS/ED/TRC/EGYPT/animals.html http://www.nceas.ucsb.edu/nceas-web/kids/ http://www.kidsecologycorps.org/forkids.html http://www.childrenoftheearth.org/ http://www.botany.uwc.ac.za/ecotree/ http://www.newint.org/issue208/simply.htm http://www.africafiles.org/index.asp http://www.answers.com/topic/ecology-of-africa Scavenger Hunt:  Scavenger Hunt Ecologist Describe your profession and its importance. http://www.usgs.gov/ohr/student/learn/jobs/job-ecol.html What is the most serious ecological threat in this area? Describe three different food chains. Are any parts of the food chain in danger of extinction? Name an environmental group in the area and how are they helping the ecology in this area? What are five natural resources in this area? How are each one used? What has been the biggest natural disaster in this area? In what way did it affect the ecosystem? Discuss at least one more piece of information found while researching. Useful links http://www.nceas.ucsb.edu/nceas-web/kids/ http://www.kidsecologycorps.org/forkids.html http://www.childrenoftheearth.org/ http://www.botany.uwc.ac.za/ecotree/ http://www.newint.org/issue208/simply.htm http://www.africafiles.org/index.asp http://www.answers.com/topic/ecology-of-africa Ecologist:  Ecologist Historian - Egypt:  Historian - Egypt Your responsibilities include: Ensuring that team members are completing individual journalist and photo journal Creating a photo journal of historical events Exploring and explaining the key events in the country’s history Describing the prevalent dangers found in the country Journal Useful Links Scavenger Hunt Dangers Photo Album Journal:  Journal Name Journal Entries:  Journal Entries Date - Text Goes Here Dangers:  Dangers Record Dangers Here Useful Links:  Useful Links http://www.kidskonnect.com/Egypt/EgyptHome.html http://oi.uchicago.edu/OI/MUS/ED/TRC/EGYPT/animals.html http://www.touregypt.net/ehistory.htm http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/egyptians/ http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/egypt/ http://www.ancient-egypt.org/history/ Scavenger Hunt:  Scavenger Hunt Historian Describe your profession and its importance. What are the colors of the flag? What is the main religion? What is the currency? Create a timeline of the major historical events in this area starting with the 1900 until 2006. What are three unique cultural celebrations in this area? Be detailed in your answer. Discuss at least one more piece of information found while researching. Useful links http://www.historyforkids.org/ http://www.historyforkids.org/ http://www.hartford-hwp.com/archives/30/index.html http://www.africafiles.org/index.asp http://africanhistory.about.com/ http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/africa/features/storyofafrica/index.shtml http://web.cocc.edu/cagatucci/classes/hum211/timelines/htimelinetoc.htm Historian – Photo Album:  Historian – Photo Album Madagascar:  Madagascar Archeologist Botanist Zoologist Ecologist Historian Click on map to return to African map page, click on flag to return to country page, and click on tiger to return to occupations page Archeologist – Madagascar:  Archeologist – Madagascar Your responsibilities include: Exploring the history of the people Exploring the culture Listing any unique facts about the country Journal Useful Links Scavenger Hunt Photo Album Journal:  Journal Name Journal Entries:  Journal Entries Date - Text Goes Here Useful Links:  Useful Links http://www.ia.ucsb.edu/pa/display.aspx?pkey=387 http://www.plantapalm.com/vce/intro/fossilspast.htm http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2001/08/0801_madagascardino_2.html Scavenger Hunt:  Scavenger Hunt Archeologist Describe your profession and its importance. What is the oldest archeological site in this area? What was found? Are there any current excavation sites? What is the name of the oldest human remain found in this area? Where and by whom was it discovered? Discuss at least one more piece of information found while researching. Useful links http://www.kidsdigreed.com/ http://www.digonsite.com/ http://www.cr.nps.gov/archeology/public/kids/index.htm http://www.cyberpursuits.com/archeo/af-arch.asp http://www.archeodroit.net/african-archaeology/ http://archaeology.about.com/library/atlas/blafrica.htm http://www.africafiles.org/index.asp Archeologist – Photo Album:  Archeologist – Photo Album Zoologist – Madagascar:  Zoologist – Madagascar Your responsibilities include: Identifying the wildlife living in the country Classifying the wildlife Designating the area where most of the animals live Explaining animal survival techniques Wildlife Map Journal Useful Links Scavenger Hunt Photo Album Map of Wildlife in Madagascar:  Map of Wildlife in Madagascar Journal:  Journal Name Journal Entries:  Journal Entries Date - Text Goes Here Useful Links:  Useful Links http://www.anthrophoto.com/cgi-bin/ImageFolio31/ imageFolio.cgi?search=animals&img=0&cat=&bool=phrase http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madagascar Scavenger Hunt:  Scavenger Hunt Zoologist Describe your profession and its importance. http://zardoz.zoo.utoronto.ca/zooweb2/zoology.asp Investigate at least five animals at least three of which are unique to this area. Write a paragraph and include a picture or drawing of the animal along with its native name with your answer. Try to include at least one animal from each animal category (mammal, reptile, bird, fish, etc.) Are any animals in danger of extinction in this area? Discuss at least one more piece of information found while researching. Useful links http://www.africafiles.org/index.asp http://www.ctap3.org/_lperry/africa/animals.htm http://www.awf.org/ http://www.enchantedlearning.com/coloring/Africa.shtml http://www.bergen.org/AAST/Projects/ES/AP/africa.html http://www.africanfauna.com/ http://www.oaklandzoo.org/atoz/africa.html Zoologist – Madagascar:  Zoologist – Madagascar Botanist – Madagascar:  Botanist – Madagascar Your responsibilities include: Identifying country's vegetation Explaining how vegetation supports the wildlife Explaining how vegetation supports the people Journal Useful Links Scavenger Hunt Photo Album Journal:  Journal Name Journal Entries:  Journal Entries Date - Text Goes Here Useful Links:  Useful Links http://www.mobot.org/phillipson/catalogue/ catalogue.htm http://www.rbgkew.org.uk/friends/madagascar/ http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=12&taxon_id=10216 http://www.iupac.org/publications/pac/1994/pdf/ 6610x2291.pdf http://www.air-mad.com/why_madagascar.html Scavenger Hunt:  Scavenger Hunt Botanist Describe your profession and its importance. http://www.botany.org/bsa/careers/car-what.html What is the most common tree in this area? Include a picture or drawing and a paragraph with your answer. Name three common plants and what are they used for. Investigate the three most poisonous plants or flowers in this area? Are there any native plants or flowers used in medicines? What are three plants, flowers, or other vegetation unique to this area? You may combine the vegetation type. Discuss at least one more piece of information found while researching. Useful links http://www.kathimitchell.com/plants.html http://www.nbii.gov/disciplines/botany/science.html http://kidslide.com/directory/Australia/NewSouthWales/Botany/ http://www.upe.ac.za/botany/default.htm http://web.uct.ac.za/depts/botany/ http://www.botany.uwc.ac.za/gavin/Pop_articles/popart05.htm http://www.africafiles.org/index.asp Botanist – Photo Album:  Botanist – Photo Album Ecologist – Madagascar:  Ecologist – Madagascar Your responsibilities include: Exploring the country’s climatic conditions Exploring the country’s environment Exploring the country’s geography Explaining how changes in these conditions affect the wildlife Climatic Map Geographic Map Journal Useful Links Scavenger Hunt Photo Album Climatic Map - Madagascar:  Climatic Map - Madagascar Geographic Map – Madagascar:  Geographic Map – Madagascar Journal:  Journal Name Journal Entries:  Journal Entries Date - Text Goes Here Useful Links:  Useful Links http://www.biodiversityhotspots.org/xp/Hotspots/madagascar/ http://www.air-mad.com/about_location.html http://www.wildmadagascar.org/overview/geography.html http://www.photius.com/countries/madagascar/government/madagascar_government_historical_interest.html Scavenger Hunt:  Scavenger Hunt Ecologist Describe your profession and its importance. http://www.usgs.gov/ohr/student/learn/jobs/job-ecol.html What is the most serious ecological threat in this area? Describe three different food chains. Are any parts of the food chain in danger of extinction? Name an environmental group in the area and how are they helping the ecology in this area? What are five natural resources in this area? How are each one used? Discuss at least one more piece of information found while researching. What has been the biggest natural disaster in this area? In what way did it affect the ecosystem? Useful links http://www.nceas.ucsb.edu/nceas-web/kids/ http://www.kidsecologycorps.org/forkids.html http://www.childrenoftheearth.org/ http://www.botany.uwc.ac.za/ecotree/ http://www.newint.org/issue208/simply.htm http://www.africafiles.org/index.asp http://www.answers.com/topic/ecology-of-africa Ecologist – Photo Album :  Ecologist – Photo Album Historian - Madagascar:  Historian - Madagascar Your responsibilities include: Ensuring that team members are completing individual journalist and photo journal Exploring and explaining the key events in the country’s history Creating a photo journal of historical events Describing the prevalent dangers found in the country Journal Useful Links Scavenger Hunt Dangers Photo Album Journal:  Journal Name Journal Entries:  Journal Entries Date - Text Goes Here Useful Links:  Useful Links http://www.eh.net/bookreviews/library/1024.shtml http://www.africa.com/dmap/Madagascar/History http://www.iias.nl/iiasn/iiasn7/iswa/ellis.html http://www.photius.com/countries/madagascar/government/ madagascar_government_historical_interest.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madagascar Scavenger Hunt:  Scavenger Hunt Historian Describe your profession and its importance. What are the colors of the flag? What is the main religion? What is the currency? Create a timeline of the major historical events in this area starting with the 1900 until 2006. What are three unique cultural celebrations in this area? Be detailed in your answer. Discuss at least one more piece of information found while researching. Useful links http://www.historyforkids.org/ http://www.historyforkids.org/ http://www.hartford-hwp.com/archives/30/index.html http://www.africafiles.org/index.asp http://africanhistory.about.com/ http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/africa/features/storyofafrica/ index.shtml http://web.cocc.edu/cagatucci/classes/hum211/timelines/ htimelinetoc.htm Dangers:  Dangers Record Dangers Here Historian – Photo Album:  Historian – Photo Album South Africa:  South Africa Archeologist Botanist Zoologist Ecologist Historian Click on map to return to African map page, click on flag to return to country page, and click on ship to return to occupations page Archeologist – South Africa:  Archeologist – South Africa Your responsibilities include: Exploring the history of the people Exploring the culture Listing unique facts about the country Journal Useful Links Scavenger Hunt Photo Album Journal:  Journal Name Journal Entries:  Journal Entries Date - Text Goes Here Useful Links:  Useful Links http://www.crowcanyon.org/Programs/south_africa.html http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2005/08/050804075101.htm http://www.pbs.org/odyssey/odyssey/20020801_log_transcript.html http://archives.cnn.com/2000/NATURE/06/26/living.fossils.enn/ Scavenger Hunt:  Scavenger Hunt Archeologist Describe your profession and its importance. What is the oldest archeological site in this area? What was found? Are there any current excavation sites? What is the name of the oldest human remain found in this area? Where and by who was it discovered? Discuss at least one more piece of information found while researching. Useful links http://www.kidsdigreed.com/ http://www.digonsite.com/ http://www.cr.nps.gov/archeology/public/kids/index.htm http://www.cyberpursuits.com/archeo/af-arch.asp http://www.archeodroit.net/african-archaeology/ http://archaeology.about.com/library/atlas/blafrica.htm http://www.africafiles.org/index.asp Archeologist – Photo Album:  Archeologist – Photo Album Zoologist – South Africa:  Zoologist – South Africa Your responsibilities include: Identifying the wildlife living in the country Classifying the wildlife Designating the area where the most of the animal lives Explaining animal survival techniques Wildlife Map Journal Useful Links Scavenger Hunt Photo Album Map of Wildlife in South Africa:  Map of Wildlife in South Africa Journal:  Journal Name Journal Entries:  Journal Entries Date - Text Goes Here Useful Links:  Useful Links http://abbott-infotech.co.za/animals%20in%20the%20kalahari%20desert.html http://ladywildlife.com/animal/thekalaharidesertanditswildlife.html http://www.about-vacations.com/africa/botswana/kalahari-desert.php http://www.landscapetours.co.za/desert.htm#kalahari http://www.africanconservation.org/southafrica.html Scavenger Hunt:  Scavenger Hunt Zoologist Describe your profession and its importance. http://zardoz.zoo.utoronto.ca/zooweb2/zoology.asp Investigate at least five animals at least three of which are unique to this area. Write a paragraph and include a picture or drawing of the animal along with its native name with your answer. Try to include at least one animal from each animal category (mammal, reptile, bird, fish, etc.) Are any animals in danger of extinction in this area? Discuss at least one more piece of information found while researching. Useful links http://www.africafiles.org/index.asp http://www.ctap3.org/_lperry/africa/animals.htm http://www.awf.org/ http://www.enchantedlearning.com/coloring/Africa.shtml http://www.bergen.org/AAST/Projects/ES/AP/africa.html http://www.africanfauna.com/ http://www.oaklandzoo.org/atoz/africa.html Zoologist – Photo Album:  Zoologist – Photo Album Botanist – South Africa:  Botanist – South Africa Your responsibilities include: Identifying country's vegetation Explaining how vegetation supports the wildlife Explaining how vegetation supports the people Journal Useful Links Scavenger Hunt Photo Album Journal:  Journal Name Journal Entries:  Journal Entries Date - Text Goes Here Useful Links:  Useful Links http://www.britannica.com/eb/article-36990 http://www.sanparks.org/about/media/2000/ktp_fact_sheets.pdf http://abbott-infotech.co.za/plants%20in%20the%20kalahari%20desert.html http://www.landscapetours.co.za/desert.htm#kalahari http://www.eyesonafrica.net/safaris/area_saf/green.htm http://www.nioo.knaw.nl/cto/invass/ Scavenger Hunt:  Scavenger Hunt Botanist Describe your profession and its importance. http://www.botany.org/bsa/careers/car-what.html What is the most common tree in this area? Include a picture or drawing and a paragraph with your answer. Name three common plants and what are they used for. Investigate the top three poisonous plants or flowers in this area? Are there any native plants or flowers used in medicines? What are three plants, flowers, or other vegetation unique to this area? You may combine the vegetation type. Discuss at least one more piece of information found while researching. Useful links http://www.kathimitchell.com/plants.html http://www.nbii.gov/disciplines/botany/science.html http://kidslide.com/directory/Australia/NewSouthWales/Botany/ http://www.upe.ac.za/botany/default.htm http://web.uct.ac.za/depts/botany/ http://www.botany.uwc.ac.za/gavin/Pop_articles/popart05.htm http://www.africafiles.org/index.asp Botanist – Photo Album:  Botanist – Photo Album Ecologist – South Africa:  Ecologist – South Africa Your responsibilities include: Exploring the country’s climatic conditions Exploring the country’s environment Exploring the country’s geography Explaining how changes in these conditions affect the wildlife Climatic Map Geographic Map Journal Useful Links Scavenger Hunt Photo Album Climatic Map – South Africa:  Climatic Map – South Africa Geographic Map – South Africa:  Geographic Map – South Africa Journal:  Journal Name Journal Entries:  Journal Entries Date - Text Goes Here Useful Links:  Useful Links http://www.krugerpark.co.za/Kruger_National_Park_Regions-travel/kruger-park-eco-system.html http://www.wrm.org.uy/bulletin/35/SouthAfrica.html http://www.un-urbanwater.net/downloads/ Mvula.pdf Scavenger Hunt:  Scavenger Hunt Ecologist Describe your profession and its importance. http://www.usgs.gov/ohr/student/learn/jobs/job-ecol.html What is the most serious ecological threat in this area? Describe three different food chains. Are any parts of the food chain in danger of extinction? Name an environmental group in the area and how are they helping the ecology in this area? What are five natural resources in this area? How are each one used? Discuss at least one more piece of information found while researching. What has been the biggest natural disaster in this area? In what way did it affect the ecosystem? Useful links http://www.nceas.ucsb.edu/nceas-web/kids/ http://www.kidsecologycorps.org/forkids.html http://www.childrenoftheearth.org/ http://www.botany.uwc.ac.za/ecotree/ http://www.newint.org/issue208/simply.htm http://www.africafiles.org/index.asp http://www.answers.com/topic/ecology-of-africa Ecologist –Photo Album :  Ecologist –Photo Album Historian – South Africa:  Historian – South Africa Your responsibilities include: Ensuring that team members are completing individual journalist and photo journal Exploring and explaining the key events in the country’s history Creating a photo journal of historical events Describing the prevalent dangers found in the country Journal Useful Links Scavenger Hunt Dangers Photo Album Journal:  Journal Name Journal Entries:  Journal Entries Date - Text Goes Here Useful Links:  Useful Links http://www.wits.ac.za/saha/ http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/ssrg/ africa/southafrica/rsahistory.html http://www.safrica.info/ess_info/sa_glance/ history/history.htm http://africanhistory.about.com/ Scavenger Hunt:  Scavenger Hunt Historian Describe your profession and its importance. What are the colors of the flag? What is the main religion? What is the currency? Create a timeline of the major historical events in this area starting with the 1900 until 2006. What are three unique cultural celebrations in this area? Be detailed in your answer. Discuss at least one more piece of information found while researching. Useful links http://www.historyforkids.org/ http://www.historyforkids.org/ http://www.hartford-hwp.com/archives/30/index.html http://www.africafiles.org/index.asp http://africanhistory.about.com/ http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/africa/features/storyofafrica/index.shtml http://web.cocc.edu/cagatucci/classes/hum211/timelines/htimelinetoc.htm Dangers:  Dangers Record Dangers Here Historian – Photo Album:  Historian – Photo Album Evaluation:  Evaluation Slide152:  CONGRATULATIONS! Your team has successfully completed its quest! Your exploration of Algeria, Egypt, Madagascar, or South Africa has been quite an adventure! You have compiled all kinds of valuable information on Africa through the individual explorations and scavenger hunts. Conclusion - 2:  Conclusion - 2 You have benefited from the expertise of an ARCHEOLOGIST who has explored the history and culture of the African people and identified unique and interesting facts about the country. Your team’s ZOOLOGIST has identified and classified the country’s wildlife, identified where the wildlife resides, and discussed the wildlife survival techniques. Your team’s BOTANIST has identified much of the country’s vegetation and its relationship to both the African people and wildlife. Your team’s ECOLOGIST has explored the climate of Africa, its environment, geography, and also identified the relationship between the ecology and the wildlife. Your team’s HISTORIAN has ensured the completion of all journaling and photo journal entries. In addition, the historian has explored and described key events in the country’s history and created a photo journal of these events. Your team’s media presentation has helped the International Safari Travel Agency promote interest and continual safari excursions to this unique and intriguing area. Well done explorers! Conclusion - 3:  Conclusion - 3 The links listed below will help you conduct additional exploration activities and provide continued research opportunities when answering the following questions: How can we ensure the preservation of Africa’s history and culture? How can we preserve the unique vegetation found in African countries? What can we do to support and preserve African wildlife? What types of daily decisions affect African culture? What are our roles in the preservation of African culture? http://www.archeodroit.net/african-archaeology/ http://www.botany.uwc.ac.za/gavin/Pop_articles/popart05.htm http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/ssrg/africa/eco.html http://www.sheffcol.ac.uk/links/Science/Biology/Zoology/ http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/ssrg/africa/history.html Teacher Information - 1:  Teacher Information - 1 Introduction This WebQuest was been created to expand 5th grade students’ cultural awareness and to provide an opportunity for them to discover and explore Africa. The idea for this WebQuest was born after watching a documentary on the African culture. Many students asked probing questions and the instructional team decided that this project would help students answer these questions and improve both research and technological skills. Our nation is becoming so culturally diverse that investing time and energy to gain familiarity with other cultures is a great investment in our students’ future. Learning about other cultures makes students more tolerant to cultural differences and brings us closer to world peace. This WebQuest fulfils this objective in a fun and educational way. Teacher Information - 2:  Teacher Information - 2 Content Area, Grade Level, and Curriculum Standards Although this project was originally created for 5th graders, it can also be adapted for any other grade level. Our WebQuest covers the following content areas: Science Social Studies Language Arts Technology Teacher Conclusion - 3:  Teacher Conclusion - 3 Implementation Overview To make the best use of time and ensure success, it is recommended that teachers make the necessary arrangements to become familiar with each aspect of the project and plan sufficient time for project completion. Students will need to work in groups of five, with team members who possess varying levels of skills and abilities. This activity could be conducted during the students’ regular computer lab time or in the classroom, depending on the availability of computers and class size. Teacher Conclusion - 4:  Teacher Conclusion - 4 Content Area Standards You can access the National Science Content Area Standards for Grades 5-8 through this link: http://www.nap.edu/html/nses/html/pdf/chap6d.pdf You can access the National Social Studies Content Area Standards for Grades 5-8 through this link http://cnets.iste.org/currstands/ You can access the National Social Studies Content Area Standards for Grades 5-8 through this link: http://www.education- world.com/standards/national/lang_arts/index.shtml You can access the National Social Studies Content Area Standards for Grades 5-8 through this link: http://www.education-world.com/standards/national/technology/k_12.shtml Teacher Conclusion - 5:  Teacher Conclusion - 5 Resources Needed This WebQuest require access to Internet-enabled computers, Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, and sufficient computer time. This program will be more meaningful if students have some background information and receive an explanation regarding the purpose of this project. Students will need access to both dictionaries and encyclopedias to supplement their learning and to aid them in their individual tasks. Conclusion The experience gained through this exploration and working cooperatively in groups will assist students in developing more tolerance towards cultural diversity. In addition, reading, writing, critical thinking, analytical, and technological skills will improve. Working in groups will allow students an opportunity to become a valuable team player, gain confidence, increase communicate skills by sharing ideas, and creating a final product using available technology  If you have any questions or comments regarding this WebQuest feel free to contact us at our individual e-mail addresses.

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