To: Parties Interested in the Smallville Prairie Development
From: Smallville Town Council
Business people and prairie advocates interested in purchasing the 40 acres of Smallville prairie are invited to present their ideas at a town meeting open to members of the community. Please present information to convince the public that your prairie development plan is the best. Some groups want to provide a "boost" for our community; others want to protect the prairie at all costs. Obviously, we will have compromise to provide for ALL of our town's needs. We must consider economic and social factors as well the environmental concerns we share.
Who will win the bid? How will the land be used to best serve the our community? Your research and presentation will tell the story! Although time will be limited, all group members will participate in the presentation. Visual aids will help the audience see what your development will look like and make your most important points. A well-organized, factual, rehearsed presentation will be more likely to convince the residents to vote for your proposal. Be creative and HAVE FUN.
Group work is important! Each group must complete all parts of this project properly in order to have the information we need to make an informed decision. The success of the group in part will be determined by the individual effort each group member makes. Each group will prepare the following items:
Working together. Prepare:
Selecting the best development plan.
The town council members and residents attending the town meeting will choose the best development plan based on an analysis of the positive and negative features of the plans. During and after the town meeting each person will complete:
AssessmentYou and other members of your group will be evaluated on what you have learned and the research skills you have developed. For ongoing assessment follow the guidance your teacher gave you at the beginning of the project. The following checklists help you keep track of your progress: