Fermilab LInC Online
Survivor Student Assignment Timeline
Page under construction
Project Timeline: 10 Weeks
A pilot interdisciplinary unit in English II, Modern World
History, and Science II will explore student decision-making during
this ten week unit. The same thirty-two students will be involved in
the three classes.
Introduction (Two weeks):
- English: Reading of the core novel "Tangerine". Exploration
of transitions and how individual students deal with them.
- Modern World History: Based on students level of interested
show a disaster film like Deep Space, Asteroid, Tornado, etc. Introduce
past cataclysms that have changed societies. Students contact survivors
of current cataclysms through use of the Internet.
- Science: URL bibliography constructed about any type of global
disaster. Review of the Solar System and conditions necessary for
life. Examine extinction theories and continental drift.
Body (Six Weeks)
- English: Read and interpret core novel "Tangerine" with selected
parts students break into triads for evaluation and interpretation
sessions. Students will do daily on-line journal writing. Students
will begin storyboards of PowerPoint Presentations and possible simulation
- Modern World History: Student make presentations on past
cataclysms that have changed society. Students establish contact with
people throughout the world who have survived cataclysms. Students
write speculative history in their on-line journals. Weekly current
catastrophic events will be publicized and analyzed with regards to
survival actions taken or preventative measures that could have been
- Science: Students learn survival techniques in CPR and First
Aid classes. Students conduct habitat research. Students form into
similar interest groups and determine what they would do when presented
with unfamiliar circumstances. They will make presentations to the
class using a technology component.
Conclusion (Two Weeks)
Cooperative production of a diorama, multimedia project,
or simulation game in all three classes. Multiple class periods will
be spent in the campus "sign-up" computer lab. Students will finalize
their on-line journal. A final assessment will engage students in a
new disaster situation to determine how much they have learned from
their previous survival knowledge.
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
Author(s): David Tillay (email@example.com), Scott Hopgood (firstname.lastname@example.org),
and Linda Nelson (email@example.com)
School: Vallejo High School, Vallejo, Ca.
Created: February 15, 2001 - Updated: December 28, 2002