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Students explore a career in journalism while using various forms of technology; such as, distance learning via the Iowa Communications Network (ICN) and the Internet. They have the opportunity to create a final project that is based realistically in the journalism career of your choice.
Students study conservation and how different communication styles used by different conservationists. In this conservation lesson students obtain information on a cartoon or a few quotes from a conservationist and are ask to describe the feelings that are associated with those words.
Young scholars prepare to do their actual field work by traveling from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa. They explore Iowa's history from both biological and geological perspectives. Students are asked to piece together all of their evidence from each outing in order to produce an illustrated explanation for the biological history of the area.
Students explore channelization, riparian habitats and soil erosion to find out about the aquatic habitats in Iowa. In this aquatic habitats lesson, students define important terms and read an article about pollution. Students complete an experiment to compare and contrast two streams: an agricultural habitat and a natural one. Students write to local officials about cleaning up pollution.
What matters to your pupils? What values do they hold dear and how does that shape your classroom community? These are some the questions you'll get your class thinking about when they engage in this lesson from the US Mint. They will take a survey, create a "matters to me" leaf for a tree, and discuss class values.