If you were to write book for Christopher Columbus, one that could help him with his journey across the Atlantic, what would you include? “What about a tide chart?” said Abi. “What about a moon calendar?” suggested Noah. “Or maybe predicted eclipses, in case he need to fool the natives!” said Chris. “Or what about a GPS?” asked William.
Our Unit 4 Capstone Project is called A Book for Columbus. Students will be putting together a book of useful information that could have helped Columbus on a fictional journey from Spain to Marshfield. The premise is that he will leave this Friday and arrive about a month later. But really, the project is a chance for us to give real-world meaning to all the things we have learned in Unit 4. The requirements for the book are (1) a tides graph, (2) a lunar calendar, (3) a Sun-Earth-Moon diagram, and (4) a page of notes for Columbus.
The project will be due this Friday. Students will be allowed to use their projects on this Friday’s quiz as well as the Unit 4 Test.