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A Prairie Problem

 


The Process

  1. Meet in your group and determine your assigned roles.
  2. As a group, complete the background readings and develop a project concept map.
  3. Begin your individual research and review at least three sources of information. Record notes on index cards or in word processing files including a heading, one or more important facts from the reading, and citation for the information source.
  4. Submit notecards or word processing document to your teacher for review.
  5. As a team share and evaluate the information that you have collected. Each of you may have a different opinion on the subject, but your group needs to reach a consensus that supports or rejects using prairie land for housing subdivisions.
  6. Determine a consensus of the position your team will present to the Zoning Commission.
  7. Convey your information about the benefits and problems of prairie preservation to the Zoning Commission.
  8. You may select one or more of the following ways to present your findings and recommendations. Include facts, opinions, and photos to support your viewpoint.
  1. Editorial
  2. Brochure
  3. Debate
  4. Diagram
  5. Display board
  6. Poster
  7. News broadcast including pictures, graphs or video clips (filmed with a video camera)
  8. Web page including links to websites you used to gather your information
  9. Letter to the editor
  10. PowerPoint presentation
  11. Magazine article with photos

 

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Quick Facts Scavenger Hunt A Prairie Problem
Build A Prairie Who Was Albert Lea? History Detective
Mystery Photo Albert's Great Adventure
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