This was an interdisciplinary unit that merged science, language arts and social studies objectives in a way that allowed us to gain a much deeper understanding of human impact on the environment in the past, present and future. Social studies objectives included how we prepare to become responsible citizens, displaying social understanding and civic knowledge. We studied human impact , how it has changed over time, different physical environments, and the emerging trends that are likely to shape the future in an interdependent world and democratic society.We used maps, atlases,local experts and primary and secondary sources to help us research. Science objectives focused upon ecosystems: the interactions of organisms, the relationships of organisms, biotic and abiotic factors and environmental impact of organisms’ .We learned about science processes such as inquiry, inquiry analysis, communication, reflection and social implications. We made ecosystem dioramas that showed endangered species in our Biome and made best management plans that would help to protect them.This project also fitted very well with our school theme for the year which is” G.E.E.K.ed about learning” (Global Education Engaging Kids)
Working together we had to learn how to reach consensus, practice being politely critical and respect each other differences and strengths.
Instead of learning to just pass a test, this unit had real meaning and purpose. Technology helped us to gather knowledge and do something withl the knowledge that included service, leadership and global improvement.The best part of this project was................
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What I liked best in the GIP project the best is that everybody went on there own feild trip that had to do what they were studying about.