BRING THE ADIRONDACKS INTO YOUR CLASSROOM


ADIRONDACK CHALLENGES

Adirondack Personal Poster
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Grade: 6th - 12th
Class: Home & Career Skills, ELA
Author: Kennon Engelmann
NYS Content Area Standard:
Career Development & Occupational Studies:
Standard 3a: Universal Foundation Skills
NYS Interdisciplinary Standard:
English Language Arts:
Standard 1: Language for Information and Understanding
Adirondack Curriculum Content Area:
Health, Recreation & Life SkillsHuman History
Performance Indicators:

CDOS 3: select and use appropriate technology to complete a task

ELA 1: use the process of pre-writing, drafting, revising, and proofreading ( the "writing process") to produce well-constructed informational texts

Keywords: recreation, hobbies, poster, power-point
The Challenge:
Investigative Question or Issue: How can students interact with the Adirondacks?
Context:

This challenge originally created by Kennon Engelmann & Michael Moynihan.

The Challenge:

Within each class students will construct (using powerpoint or publisher software) a biography "poster" on a fellowclassmate-partner and their association (recreation, interests, hobbies) with the Adirondack area containing:

  • Picture
  •  2-3 paragraph "biography"
  •  Clipart, photos, and/or original illustrations
  • Students will introduce that person in class
Quality Standards:

Products needs to be creatively designed and include all the required components. The biography needs to be completed using the "writing process", typed and handed in separately. Technology will be used correctly and effectively to introduce the classmate to the rest of the class, with a focus on how they interact with the Adirondacks.

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Standard/Criteria: Points Possible: Points Awarded:

 Product design - colorful, well-designed, incorporates clip art or other appropriate images

15

 Slide 1 - includes picture of student and general introduction

15

Slide 2 - 3 interesting facts & Adirondack connection

15

Presentated during class

20

 Student presentation is completed 3 minutes

10

 Biography - 3 paragraphs, typed & handed in separately

20

 Product design/presentation beyond expectations

5

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