Students were thrown into the grasslands of South Africa today and had to create shelter in order to survive. After only being given 30 toothpicks or less, glue, one piece of construction paper, and scissors, here are some finished products. Super creative! When their shelters were complete, students had to hunt and gather food slips hidden around the room trying to earn themselves 20 units. 2/7 survived in Seeba’s class and 4/8 survived in Kuegeman’s.
Students then self-reflected on how difficult this lifestyle might’ve been and how easy they have it now with grocery stores and fast-food chains.
We will wrap up this section with a quiz over 1.2, and listen to some NPR’s both Thursday and Friday to help us complete another DBQ on Neanderthals.