Endangered Animals: What can we do?



Remember this is a team challenge so absolutely no working outside of class on your own for this challenge.

To complete the team challenge, you must not only work as a team but you must also complete three checkpoints with checklists in the order that they are given. In order to move on to the next checkpoint, your whole team must complete the checklist together.

Attached is the three checkpoints which contain their checklists. At the end of this challenge, you will fill out three evaluation forms in one google for, which are found in the tab Evaluation. I will hand out the checkpoints and checklists, but they are attached at the bottom of this page as well.

You need to fill out the evaluations online when finished completion of checkpoints.

Once in your groups, you will create a team name, check out 2 technology devices, and grab one packet of checkpoints with checklists underneath each. 

In order to move on to the next checkpoint as a team, you must show your completed checkpoint to me and I will sign off so you can move on to the next checkpoint.

This challenge isn't a race to see who can finish first, it is a challenge to see how well you work as a team to collectively chose and research an animal, present the information you found, and then present it in a way to inform and persuade the rest of the class as to why your animal needs to be protected and what we as people can do to protect the animal and it's habitat.

Since I will be giving you time in class to work on this challenge and it will be due in two weeks, you have ample time to complete this challenge.

Feel free to ask me questions anytime or ask your teammates, as they are learning as well.

Some of the first checklist items in Checkpoint 1 can be checked right away when you get into your groups and pick up your materials.

In Checkpoint 2, once you have gathered all of the information and ready to put it together, you can use any of the applications we have previously worked with, or if there is another program you know how to use, just get my approval. At the end of all presentations, the class will vote on which animal we can sign up to adopt. 

Ready, Set, Begin. 

Here are a few approved websites you can use to search for an animals to choose. If any of the sites need you to enter an email, use emily.jacobson@my.smsu.edu

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: https://www.fws.gov/endangered/species/us-species.html

National Geographic: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/2019/07/endangered-species-in-every-US-state-interactive-map/

United States Environmental Protection Agency: https://www.epa.gov/endangered-species/learn-more-about-threatened-and-endangered-species

World Atlas: https://www.worldatlas.com/articles/10-most-threatened-animals-in-north-america.html

Smithsonian Magazine: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/north-americas-most-endangered-animals-174367735/?page=8

This team challenge is worth 100 points in which will be graded in the following areas:
Individual Participation: 0 points to 3 points
Group Collaboration: 0 points to 3 points
Creativity: 0 points to 3 points
Overall Presentation: 0 points to 3 points
I will use the rubric below to asses points based on evaluations and feedback on the forms and presentations of Animals



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