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Case study - the Mayans (and notecards)

Read article together.

No extra tech; librarian, if students are notecard newbies.


If students have no experience with notecards, Librarian teaches EasyBib notecards using Diamond article as a model. Link to THE ANNEX@ (30-35 minutes)



Peterson, Larry C., and Gerald H. Haug. "Climate And The Collapse Of Maya Civilization." American Scientist 93.4 (2005): 322-329. Academic Search Premier. EBSCO HOST. Web. 3 Mar. 2015.


HOMEWORK: Read, highlight and annotate Mayan article; Create a notecard for it.

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Research a civilization

Research

Labs, COWs, or iPads; librarian introduction to research


Librarian will start lesson with a mini-lesson on research.


In groups of 2-3, students research their assigned civilization, discovering the political, social, environmental, and/or economic causes of its failure or survival. Students will take notes in their ownEasyBib notecards, and share a collaborative works cited.


HOMEWORK: Continue collaborating on research, and creating notecards in Easybib.

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Research (cont.)

Research (cont.)

Labs, COWs, or iPads; librarian introduction to research


In groups of 2-3, students research their assigned civilization, discovering the political, social, environmental, and/or economic causes of its failure or survival. Students will take notes in their ownEasyBib notecards, and share a collaborative works cited.


HOMEWORK: Continue collaborating on research, and creating notecards in Easybib.

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Infographic

Students create an infographic (piktochart) documenting the causes of their civilization's failure or collapse.

Labs, COWs, or iPads; Tech Integrator or Techxpert introduction to software


Students collaborate on their infographic, finalize works cited, and post each to a respective slide in the class collaborative presentation.

Research a Cause (Phase 2)

HOMEWORK: Download the Destiny Quest App! Will be checked