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Getting Started!

How am I graded? 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
What am I supposed to do? 1 2 3

Getting started is the hardest part of any project according to Newton's first law of motion (things in motion tend to stay in motion, things at rest tend to stay at rest). This has also been know as the law of inertia or how do you overcome critical mass. The development of an idea begins with committing an idea to paper or in this case to your computer on-line journal.

Your focus as a "survivor" in this interdisciplinary English II, World History, and Science II unit is to develop decision-making skills and knowledge. You are to use these skills and experiences to survive a cataclysmic event. Your success depends on showing/demonstrating how you use technology to contact experts as well as actual survivors of cataclysmic events as well as learn from past such events and from current exposure to emergency services operations. You can contact these experts at: http://njnie.dl.stevens-tech.edu/askanexpert.html. Further "expert" resource URLs are available in the Student URL Pages.

Making progress begins with your understanding of the assignments due. This class is divided into three sections: Introduction (two weeks); Body (six weeks); and, the Conclusion (two weeks). Daily feedback is given to you on assignments in these sections as your teachers guide and question/record your progress. Each Friday your on-line journal is examined by your three instructors with feedback given for you to examine on the following Monday. Your progress on assignments in each class and in each section of the class are checked each week in order to keep you up-to-date and to provide you with guidance on how to better your work. Click here to see a summary of all the assignments in this unit.

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Created for the Fermilab LInC program sponsored by Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory Education Office and Friends of Fermilab, and funded by United States Department of Energy, Illinois State Board of Education, North Central Regional Technology in Education Consortium which is operated by North Central Regional Educational Laboratory (NCREL), and the National Science Foundation.

Author(s): David Tillay (vhsdtillay@hotmail.com), Scott Hopgood (scotthopgood@hotmail.com), and Linda Nelson (vhsivaloo@hotmail.com)
School: Vallejo High School, Vallejo, Ca.
Created: February 15, 2001 - Updated: December 28, 2002
URL: http://www-ed.fnal.gov/lincon/w01/projects/survivor/gettingstarted.html