25 January Science 8 Finish Carbon/Carbon Cycle Presentations (jigsaw); Slow Journalism and the Out of Eden Walk

Mindful moment: Watch this Ted Talk together with your group (at the beginning of class or at the end):


Work on finishing your presentation (see below). Proofread. Edit. Polish. Practice. Make sure every slide fits into the presentation. Go through each guideline carefully; each group member should be able to explain how your presentation has addressed each point. Make sure all group members can discuss and explain each slide. When you practice, have people rehearse all slides. Think of question that might be raised by your classmates (and teacher).

When you finish the presentation, proofreading, polishing, and practicing, open this website: https://www.nationalgeographic.org/projects/out-of-eden-walk/

Find out about Paul Salopek’s walk around the world.

Chapter 5 includes stories from Salopek’s time in India. (He came to AES 15 May 2018 in the HOP; maybe you got to hear his talk.)


Read the recent dispatch (include in your list of annotated references):

It’s not Stone You’re Buying, It’s Men’s Lives

How does Salopek’s perspective as a “slow journalist” relate to earth cycles and human impact on the environment?

What does the dispatch One Migrant Among Many say about our changing planet?(include in your list of annotated references)

(Salopek’s writing from India might prove useful for some of your PoP project work.

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Working on the group presentation:

Prepare a 5 minute presentation based on your references that captures the main ideasand significant supporting examples from your references.

  • Use the following points to guide the composition of your presentation.
  • Organize/sequence in a way that makes sense for everyone in the group.
  • Keep a record of your discussion(s) as you interpret your references AND compose your presentation.
  • Make sure all group members contribute and participate.
  • Find out what you can about the background of the references. (Who, how, what, why, etc.)
  • Discuss how the references relate to what you already know about matter.
  • Present the most important questions that you and your group have.
  • What do you and your group suspect the point of view of the author(s) to be? Why?
  • Identify bridges AND barriers to deeper understanding of the topic.
  • What questions will your peers have?
  • What will prove challenging for them to understand and/or to appreciate?
  • How does each member of the group reflect on the big ideas, the connections to previous study, the connections and implications for each person’s life?
  • Each group member should have a copy of the presentation in their DSN. The presentation file and link should be well-labeled and properly shared (with anyone who has the link).

Group 1


Group 2

Group 3

It’s All about Carbon

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