Tuesday, 7 June 2016

UoI 3: Case Study of Explorations

Homework (Term 2, Weeks 6 & 7) - this needs to be completed by Monday (20 June). It will go into your WWAIPAT book (you need to be organised to have it at school each day, and at home each night).


Case Study of Explorations

**Reasons for exploration/ impact of these/perspectives**


Space: The Space Race

Glue this cover from the TIME Magazine into your book and study it carefully. 

1. Complete an 'I see, I think, I wonder' sheet for this image. 

2. What do you know about the 'Space Race'?

3. Watch the video below



4. Write a summary, including the answers to your questions in 'I wonder'. What ideas of yours were wrong? 

5. Answer these questions:
  • What marked the end of the space race? 
  • What made these explorations successful? 
  • What an interesting word ‘Collaboration’ - what lesson can we take from this?


6. Research discoveries or inventions that were made as a result of space exploration - dedicate a page in your book to this using images.

Ocean: The Mariana Trench


1. Glue the picture of the Mariana Trench into your book.

2. Visit THIS website and answer the following questions:

  • What is the Mariana Trench?
  • Why has it never been fully explored before?
  • What sort of animals live in the depths of the trench?
  • Why do scientists think it is important to study the trench and its creatures?


3. Watch this film trailer:



4. What were James Cameron's reasons for exploring? What were the risks the explorers faced? Do you think they should have gone down? Why/Why not?


New Lands: Trade and Scientific Pursuits

1. Watch this video:


2. Answer these questions:
  • What was the purpose of Captain James Cook's exploration of the South Pacific? 
  • What is a botanist and why would they have taken one on these explorations?
  • What types of challenges did they have on these explorations?
  • What were the outcomes of this exploration?
  • How did these outcomes impact those involved?
  • What have we learnt or come to understand as a result of this exploration?
3. Watch these videos:






4. Answer these questions:

  • When viewing material online (text, video, images etc) we must understand that people may write material with a bias. Might some of the content we have seen have this? Is it angled to a particular perspective in history?
  • What was the purpose of Christopher Columbus' explorations?
  • What types of challenges did he have on these explorations?
  • What were the outcomes of his exploration?
  • How did these outcomes impact those involved?
  • What have we learnt or come to understand as a result of his exploration?

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