Expedition World is a complete, digital, interdisciplinary unit; however there is flexibility for you to use the Expedition in different ways depending on classroom needs and time constraints.
Included in Expedition World:
--Complete Teacher Handbook with Unit Guide
--Student Race Packet - with 10 legs of the race
--Teacher Hints to Assist Students
--Teacher Race Packet Answers
--Differentiated Pit Stops (assessments to be taken after each leg)
--Modified Pit Stops for Struggling Learners
--Differentiated Construction Delays (reteaching for Pit Stops if needed)
--Guided Tours - 10 video & question sets related to the culture of the country for the Pit Stop
--Guided Tour Answer Key
--Link to Internet Resources
--Rubric for Race Completion, Completed Digital Map, and Writing Assignment
--List of Alternative Uses for the Race
The world we live in today is a far cry from the world our educators knew as students. Today our world is globally connected, technologically driven, and FAST. To keep up with the demands of the future world, our students need to be immersed in lessons that address our global, technological society. Expedition World does just that. Immerse your students in this fast-paced race that will take them on a global trek on which they will reinforce geography skills, learn about different cultures, and develop technological skills.
As the adoption of the Common Core Standards progresses throughout the nation, it becomes clear that technology is no longer a choice, but instead it is a fundamental part of teaching students 21st Century Skills and preparing them for the future.
According to www.corestandards.org, students who meet college and career readiness are “self-directed learners, effectively seeking out and using resources to assist them, including teachers, peers, and print and digital reference materials.”
Expedition World meets such demands and is aligned to the Common Core Standards.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.4 Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 6–8 texts and topics.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.2 Determine the central ideas or conclusions of a text; provide an accurate summary of the text distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.