Let your students take the lead on this high-interest Geography/Social Studies Inquiry Project! By using the steps of the geographic inquiry process, your students will seek reasons for the growing number of endangered animals around the world.
This project is made up of the following 3 parts:
- Each student will be responsible for studying a specific endangered animal.
- Each student will use the geographic inquiry process to seek answers to the inquiry question: What factors are related, both directly and indirectly, to the increasing number of endangered animal species around the world?
- The whole class will participate in the creation of an interactive bulletin board. This is a space devoted to their findings! Students will add interesting facts, maps, and images as they find them, allowing the whole class to benefit from their independent work. This creates a sense of community, bringing individual research together with the common class goal of answering the inquiry question.
Included in this 25-page colour project package:
- cover page
- an explanation of the 3 parts of this project
- a task page for students with the inquiry question
- the 5 steps of the Geographic Inquiry Process explained (2- 8.5x11 pages)
- a student project completion checklist (2 of the same checklists on 1- 8.5x11 page for easy photocopying)
- how to create an interactive bulletin board for this project (2 pages)
- suggested headings for your bulletin board
- how to make a simple "old-school" paper graphic organizer (perfect if you don't always have enough tech for each student)
- how to write an informational report
- student graphic organizer mark rubric
- "Ask Yourself"-some questions to get your students thinking about the inquiry topic (suggestion: post on bulletin board)
- suggested keywords for bulletin board (in alpha order; font size 36- just enlarge on photocopier for easy bulletin board word list)
- how to write a bibliography (MLA format)
- written informational report mark rubric
- student reflections on the inquiry question (worksheet)
- printable bulletin board headings (font size 48; these are a larger version of the words found on page 9 of this resource)
- 8.5x11 colour poster of the inquiry question for bulletin board
Thanks so much for purchasing this resource. I hope your students have fun and learn a lot! If you can spare an extra moment, please rate this resource. I value your feedback!
Marcie Nolan (Cats, Coffee, and Collaboration)
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