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History of the Rainforest WebQuest

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WHAT ARE RAINFORESTS? WHERE ARE THEY FROM? WHO CREATED THEM? ARE PEOPLE LIVING IN THEM? IF WE WENT TO THE RAINFOREST, WHAT WILL WE SEE? Want to learn about rainforests? YOU CAN COME AND SEE MY.... HISTORY OF THE RAINFOREST WEBQUEST WEBQUEST HISTORY OF THE RAINFOREST What is the truth about rainforests? How long have they been around?

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THE HISTORY OF THE RAINFOREST - You will investigate rainforests, why are rainforests now in danger and in your research add how people are trying to help them. Finally, you and your class will come to a conclusion about which is the best method to follow to save the rainforests. -For many of us, the rainforest is not found in front of us, but the animals and nature are constantly surrounding us. Have you ever thought closely at the terms, “food chain”, “life cycle”, and “chain reaction”. Well... now is your time... -Let's dive into researching about the Rainforests! TASK Our rainforests are slowly diminishing before our eyes. Many trees and animals are disappearing from our rainforests. This statement has really made people think about our rainforest. Just because The rainforests are present in our world does not mean that they are being protected. When nature hurts, so do the animals and the human beings. There have been plenty of organizations and clubs who have tried to save the rainforests and keep them protected.

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PROCESS LEARNING ABOUT THE RAINFOREST To begin our study of the rainforest, we must know more about the importance and the relevance of it. Visit some of the following websites to find the answers to the questions below. Then, share the information with your classmates! W EBSITES... Exploring Rainforests... Rainforest facts. http://www.rain-tree.com/facts.htm Learning About the Rainforests... Where are the rainforests. http://www.srl.caltech.edu/personnel/krubal/ rainforest/Edit560s6/www/where.html Rainforest Action Network... http://ran.org/ Rainforest Education... http://www.rainforesteducation.com/ http://adopt.nature.org http://www.rainforest-alliance.org www.greenpeace.org/fund www.staro.org/ www.rainforestfoundation.org/ www.rainforest.org/ www.saverfn.org/ Questions : What are Rainforests Why are They important? Where Are they found? Do Animals live in the Rainforests? Why are They now in danger? How is danger Coming to the Rainforests? The fight To protect the Rainforests. When and How does a rainforest Begin? Can we find Rainforests anywhere? Where is the Organization Located? Why was The organization Created? What do you Think the primary Problems are? How Do they try to help The rainforest? How is Rainforest funded? This part of our investigation, you will form groups and visit the websites of many of the organizations presented. When you have finished reading about your organization, prepare a class presentation. Be sure to include the answers to the questions above. Try to use maps, images, posters, etc., to improve your presentation. Be prepared to answer questions from your classmates about the organization.

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Evaluation Below Standard 10-15 pts. Meets Standard 16-20 pts. Exceeds Standard 21-25 pts. Points Possible /100 Trouble stating facts. Presenter’s voice too low or soft; making it difficult to understand. Little to no eye contact with audience. Presenter’s voice clear. Audience members able to hear and understand information. Some eye contact with the audience. Presenter’s clear voice was at proper volume. All audience members able to hear and understand the information. A lot of eye contact with the audience. /25 Organization Poor organization. Presentation and/or display out of sequence. Presenters seemed somewhat lost. Little to no evidence of enough time spent preparing. Some organization. Presentation and displays seemed organized. Presenters had knowledge of information being presented. Evidence of time spent preparing. Well organized project. Fluid transition between category information. A lot of evidence of time spent preparing. Organized display of information. /25 Information/ Research Very little information provided. Half or less than half categories/ information provided. Not much time spent researching information. Most information provided. Almost all categories covered. Evidence that some time was spent researching information. All information provided. All categories were well covered. Evidence that plenty of time was spent researching for information. /25 Display/ Material Poorly put together display. Information poorly displayed. Trouble understanding information displayed. Little to no materials used. Little to no images provided. Average display. Information legible (able to read). Able to understand most information displayed. Some images provided to illustrate information. Well put together display. Information easy to understand. Plenty of images and illustration provided. /25 Total Score /100 Presentation

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Conclusion Now...you've learned about the rainforest, the problems the rainforests face today, and you have visited various organizations dedicated to saving the rainforest. Let's make a decision now. Think back on all you found and decide on how you can save the rainforests. What attempts can we take to make sure our rainforests will last forever? Talk about your conclusions with your classmates and come to a conclusion. You can go to the website: Http://rainforestheroes.com Or You can write a letter to: Cargill Letter Drive Rainforest Action Network 221 Pine Street, Suite 500 San Francisco, CA 94104 Feel like you want to learn more about the rainforests..... ...you can adopt a rainforest … you can join many clubs and weekly journals & newspapers ….you can call a toll free service & speak to a representative …. you can raise money from your school or start a fundraiser ….raise awareness of the cause for the problems of the rainforest Now... Is there anything you can do to save the rainforests? The answer is YES!

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Resources Images: Microsoft Clip Art Wikipedia Commons Informational Websites: http://questgarden.com/00/75/6/051117133742/credits.htm http://questgarden.com/71/60/6/081020120004/process.htm http://rainforestheroes.com/help-save-rainforests/ Write-a-letter-to-cargill-inc/ Microsoft Word http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rainforest www.rainforest-alliance.org/kids

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