A CIESE Realtime Data Project

Unit of Learning

Adventures on the High Seas

Knowledge/

Comprehension

Application

Analysis

Synthesis

Evaluation

(Content)

 

 

(Process)

 

(Product)

 

 

Latitude and Longitude/

Ports

Tell what latitude and longitude are.

Put your definition in picture form.

Using latitude, longitude, and other nautical terms, make a series of word games for the class to complete.

Using a Venn Diagram, compare and contrast two cities whose latitude and longitude are direct opposites.

Plan an ocean voyage to ? using latitude and longitude as your navigational tool. Map the route you would take.

Choose various port cities to study. Choose one to recommend via a travel brochure.

Pictures

Map

Venn Diagram

Word Puzzle

Brochure

 

 

The Ocean/

Weather

List the different kinds of storms that occur at Sea.

 

Using choreographed movement, show how 3 of these storms typically behave.

Using a graph, compare the weather of Littleton, CO with that of the city you predict will be your Port of Call.

Create an illustrated ABC book about weather.

Predict how a storm in the Atlantic or Pacific ocean will affect a cargo ship that is headed in to port. Verify and detail your results on a map.

List

Choreographed movement

Graph

ABC Book

Map

 

Ships/

Voyages

Summarize your ocean voyage, recounting the latitude and longitude along the way include your observations about the weather and details you learned about your port city.

Make a model of the ship of your choice. Include a verbal or written account detailing its attributes and functions.

Arrange a timeline of the history of (choose one):

1. Type of ship

2. The Navy

3. Shipbuilding

4. other

Compose a journal detailing your fictional adventure on the High Seas.

or

Compose a song in the style of a Sea Chantey to perform it for the class.

Give your opinions about being a Sea Captain or other individual who works at sea. Would you like it? What would the challenges be? Detail your opinions in the form of an editorial.

 

Summary

Model

Timeline

Journal

Song

Editorial

 

Seaports

Make a worksheet detailing facts about at least 5 Seaports throughout the world. Include things like population, tourist attractions, currency, weather, etc.

Put together a scrapbook of an imaginary vacation you took to a major seaport.

Create a fact file for the top 10 seaports of the world.

Imagine you are in an exotic seaport somewhere in the world. Make a recipe of a food that you would only find there. Include a written summary of why you chose this dish.

In the form of a comic strip, recommend a seaport that you think everyone should visit at least once in a lifetime. Be sure to include the reasons it is important.

 

Worksheet

Scrapbook

Fact File

Recipe

Comic Strip