Zombie virus has been reported in Kazakhstan! Your students will be given a fictitious FEMA memo to read. It details the beginnings of a contagion that has the ability to destroy the populations world wide.
Your students, acting as FEMA teams will have to study the state resources to develop a cohesive class plan for evacuation, housing refugees and procuring supplies. The project has the possibility to be as detailed or in depth as you want it to be.
This is a 3 week project that includes the BIE format for project based learning.
Students will start with their hook- reading the memo and learning about Kazakhstan’s. Connecting the themes in the memo to the five themes of geography. The hook includes:
-Introductory Vocabulary activity with word wall
-Answer Keys, and Sped/ELL hints and modifications
Then go onto the main project where students split into interest based teams to research and plan for their big final presentation. Included for the project are:
-All 7 teams is given a researched fact and scenario sheet with different presentation expectations, and questions they need to answer and research.
-There is a detailed process for the teams to set up their own norms and project proposal.
- There are two different self, team and class assessment sheets and rubric.
-There is a detailed 15 day suggested calendar to walk the teacher through the process.
-As the students are working it is suggested that you have daily class meetings for each of these meetings there is an "updated" scenario that explains how the contagion is continuing to spread.
Half-way through the project there is a detailed critique lesson called critical friends. It is to provide feedback to your students to help them make sure they are on the right track and improve their product.
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