Students, please watch the full video and then share you thoughts: Your comment should reflect something you learned that you didn’t know before, express an opinion with backup reasoning, a connection to something you already know, or any other personal comment. Would you be interested in learning how to code if a class were offered in school? And how about some of those cool working spaces?
Do you know what your human footprint is? Your human footprint is how much of the world you consume during your lifetime. Please visit the National Geographic website of The Human Footprint to find out how many of each item you consume during your lifetime and how that measures up with the rest of the world.
Explore each item at the top of the website and be sure to watch the “behind the scene” videos. There are photos to view too.
What interesting things did you learn about your human footprint?
Have you ever wondered how your favorite tee shirt is made? Track My T is an interactive website that shows you how a tee shirt is made from beginning to end. Click on “track a Random T” to begin your journey. Be sure that you explore all the tabs.
When William Kamkwamba was fourteen years old he built a windmill. He is from Malawi, and using information he discovered in a book and miscellaneous parts that he was able to find, he built a windmill to help his family and eventually his community with their everyday needs. Please watch his inspiring story which shows what can be accomplished with a little knowledge and some ingenuity.
After watching the video please respond to the following prompt:
What thoughts do you come away with after listening to his story?
Prompt 2 Creative Write
In 1917, The new York Evening Mail ran an article that pretended to give the history of the bathtub. The article discussed funny things such as who was the first president to take a bath in a tub, bathtub customs, and more. The article was intended as a joke. But the article’s author, H.L. Mencken, wrote so well that even after he printed an explanation of the joke, his story continued to be quoted as fact by all sorts of professionals! That crazy hoax is sometimes still quoted as fact today. (Writing Down the Days, Dahlstrom, 165)
Could you convince people that socks were first developed as ear warmers? That walking your dog for ten minutes is better exercise than walking alone? Write a short story that makes something that’s not true seem believable. Make sure you have a clever lead, that you back up your topic sentence with details, and add a satisfying conclusion. Remember you need to be convincing. I am looking for effort. Some of your past responses have been too short. Watch your spelling and punctuation, especially those apostrophes!
Please continue to comment on the responses of others. You are all doing awesome jobs!