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Packet Two, Northern Europe, Part One

Packet Two
Northern Europe

Deadline, Sept. 6 
And >> The newspaper articles are not due until the next packet. However, if you turn them in by 9/6, you will receive extra credit.

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Doggerland

 

 

 

What are the national borders, capitals, and landforms of Northern Europe?

What has Great Britain contributed to the world, and how have those contributions shaped the world?
 

What forces shaped the land of Great Britain and how is that reflected in the landscape and the ways the land is used today?

Fossils on the Isle of Sky

 

The Beatles\\\

Industrial Revolution

 

Description

Great Britain has changed the world and been changed by the world. In this assignment we are going to explore both kinds of changes.

When completed your packet will include the following:

  1. Your completed nation map of Northern Europe.
  2. The study questions, completed and answered from your assignment card for part one.
  3. Two documentary newspaper articles. One from each of the categories listed under Part Two.

Objectives

Students will complete the assignment materials they received in class and they will create a documentary piece of evidence about one of two aspects of Great Britain.

Essential questions

What has Great Britain contributed to the world, and how have those contributions shaped the world?
What forces shaped the land of Great Britain and how is that reflected in the landscape and the ways the land is used today?

Special instructions

Part One >> You need to complete the map and questions you received in class Thursday. You can view them at this link.

NOTE >> DON'T NEEDLESSLY WANDER THE WEB!
STARTING WITH THE LINKS WILL SAVE TIME!

Part Two >> It's deadline time! You work for a newspaper and your editor needs to fill a small hole in the next two editions. They want to do some pieces about Great Britain, and they have assigned you to do it. You will select one question from each category listed below. You will then create a newspaper article about the questions you chose.

  • Each article needs to be about 250 words long and provide a clear, concise answer to the question.
  • Your article also needs to include a photo with a caption. (You can link the photo to your article.)
  • Plagiarism rules apply.
  • If you want to come up with your own selection, talk to your editor - Mr. Robbins.
  • This assignment is to be typed - after all, this is a newspaper.

The first category - Doggerland and Fossils
Sample questions >>

What evidence exists to support the idea of Doggerland?
How are the oil companies helping in the search for Doggerland?

What caused Doggerland to disappear? What evidence supports the theories?

Dinosaurs in Scotland? What's up with that? 

 

The second category - Great Britain's contributions to the world and their impact on mankind
Sample questions >>

What great literary contributions have been made by writers from Great Britain? Use some examples.
How has the English language contributed to world communication?
How have British musicians shaped the world of music?
What types of products from Great Britain have changed the ways we live?
The Industrial Revolution started in Great Britain. How did it change the world?

Rubric

See this link for a copy of the writing rubric you received in class.

 

 

Links

Printed files

Click here to access the printed materials for the packet you received in class 8/30.

Meida files

Here is the link to the PowerPoint I recommended to you in class.

This link will take you to the landforms PowerPoint we used in class Wednesday.

Online files

Here is a great link for information about walking the length of Great Britain.

Here is a great, but short explanation of the government of Great Britain.

This link will take you to the CIA World Factbook map of Euope.

Here is a link for a more lengthy explanation of the British government.

This is an excellent link about the physical geography of England.

This is a tourist-type site about England.

This is a well-detailed site about the landforms of England.

It may sound small, but you can read about the Stone of Scone here.

Here is a link to an excellent article about the coal industry in Britain.

This an excellent link to a general overview of Great Britain's history and geography at National Geographic.

Doggerland
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Three
Four
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Here is a great link to a survey about Great Britain's contributions to the world. It would be a handy place from which to choose.

British musicians

Industrial Revolution

Land use in Great Britain

Fossils on the Isle of Skye

Fossils on the Isle of Skye 2

Fossils on the Isle of Skye 3

Fossils on the Isle of Skye 4

A very detailed article about fossils on the Isle of Skye

Sound files

Not applicable.

 

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