Re: Calling all students...
All right Paul, but only 'coz you asked so nicely.....
let me see, if I were a teacher what assignment would I set my students........
"Antarctica - A different world" to explore the differences between Antarctica and our own country/city/life
"Antarctica - the last frontier" (real original stuff here...are you taking notes?)
"Antarctica - the frozen wilderness" these are really catchy
Questions I would set would be things like
"How is Antarctica different?" comparison between icy and hot, sandy desert (Australia)
"Why is Antarctica different?" to encourage them to explore the history of the world and its evolution etc.
"How has Antarctica changed?"
"What has been the cause/causes of those changes?"
Explore environmental issues (of course) and as the unit of work progresses move from lower-order thinking to higher-order thinking through how and why questions. By this stage kids have gathered more informatin and can readily answer these questions. Finish up with some kind of presentation e.g powerpoint or encourage kids to put on a play about an "Antarctican" issue.
Paul, am I on the right track..? Is this what you mean coz' there's plenty more where that came from!