Resource Type
Lesson
Region
Arctic
Completion Time
About a week
Grade
Middle School and Up
Permission
Download and Share
Author(s)
Maggie Prevenas
Materials
Good-Bye My Island by Jean Rogers
Activity Guide (Download)
Images of King Island (Download)
Topic
Subsistence
Human Evolution
General Environmental Studies
General Polar Science

Overview

Teacher leads class through collaborative lesson. Language Arts, Social Studies and Science Book "Good-Bye My Island". Chapters of the 16 chapter book are read, summarized and taught by teams of students.

Objective

General Learning Outcomes:
Academic Achiever-by reading the assigned chapter and summarizing the important points.
Community Contributor-by giving information to the rest of the class so that all 16 chapters may be understood.
Effective Communicator- by telling (through drawing, singing, or drama) the essential points of the assigned chapters.

Preparation

Secure copies of all chapters, enough for your class. Print out Activity Guide.

Procedure

  1. Introduce students to the idea of subsistence living.
  2. Introduce students to Alaska and King Island. Review PowerPoint photos and links in Resources section.
  3. Introduce students to vocabulary in book.
  4. Read chapter 1.
  5. Assign chapters to students.
  6. Handout Activity Guides (The first page is for students, the second and third is reference material for teachers)
  7. Develop rubric with students to meet standards.
  8. Guide students through reading, summarizing, and communicating their chapter to class.
  9. Reflect on project (see tips in section of Activity Guide)

Resources

Good-Bye My Island by Jean Rogers
Photos of King Island: NOAA photo library
http://www.photolib.noaa.gov/htmls/line0187.htm
http://www.photolib.noaa.gov/htmls/line0188.htm
http://www.photolib.noaa.gov/htmls/line0189.htm
King Island photos submitted by Dr. Michael Cameron, NMML, Seattle WA, May 31, 2007 while onboard USCG Healy 0207

Assessment

See Activity Guide

Credits

Maggie Prevenas, mprevenus [at] polartrec.com

Standards

5-8 Content Standard F: Science In Personal and Social Perspectives: b. Populations, resources, and environments

Standards Other

n/a

Attachment Size
Download Lesson (PDF - 165.2 KB)165.16 KB 165.16 KB
Activity Guide (DOC - 158 KB)158 KB 158 KB
Images (PPT - 684.5 KB)684.5 KB 684.5 KB