So we've started our project. The students have picked their animals and the research has been stated! I started by creating an educator account (which is free!) Diigo.com and added a group to collect links about desert animals and the desert. These collection of links will be used to do the majority of the research, with help.
The students started reading through the facts and we wrote down what they liked. While this research is unfocused, I plan on changing that when we start the next part of our project. The next part of the project will have the students looking through the facts they've found (and we've written) to fill out a worksheet about the animal. If they don't have the information, they will go back and find it.
You can download a copy of the Desert Animal Fact Worksheet at Adapted Learning (make sure you log in first).
This part of the project may take a while, and we are heading out on spring break tomorrow. I will continue this idea when we get back into the project!
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