CURRICULUM - OUTLINE
Unit 1. Where are We Going and Why? (Geography and Introduction) 1.1 What is Belize and Where is it? Activity One - Relative Location of Belize Activity Two - What is Belize Like? Activity Three - Who lives in Belize? Activity Four - Whose Land is it Anyway? Masters 1.1a North America and the North Atlantic 1.1b The Caribbean and Central America 1.1c Rain forests, Mangroves and Reefs in Central America 1.1d Physical Map of Belize, including the Reef Area 1.1e Answer Sheet-Geography 1.1f Rainfall Distribution and Hurricane Paths in Belize 1.1g Preserves, Ruins and Roads 1.1h National Symbols of Belize 1.1i Belizean Currency 1.1j Possible Trade Routes in the Classic-Post Classic Maya Era 1.1k Ethnic Backgrounds of Belizeans 1.1l The Coming of the Road? 1.1m World Map 1.1n Currently Known Maya Archaeology Sites 1.2 What Research are We Going to be Doing There? Activity One - Meet the JASON Project Team, Voyage V Activity Two - Leaves and Herbivory Activity Three - Coral Bleaching Activity Four - Archaeological Information and Interpretation Activity Five - Cave Formation Masters 1.2a The JASON Project Chief Researchers 1.2b Student Answer Sheet-Researchers 1.2c Student Worksheet-Leaf Eater 1.2d Building a Penetrometer 1.2e Data Collection for a Penetrometer 1.2f Coral Polyps and Zooxanthellae 1.2g Data Table for SPF Experiment 1.2h Dr. Wellington's and Colleagues Original Data 1.2i The Electromagnetic Spectrum 1.2j Formation of Cave 1.2k Testing Mineral 1.2l Limestone-Shale Comparison and Answers 1.2m Acidity test on Limestone 1.2n Objects Found in the Middens of Xunantunich 1.3 How do We Use Remote Sensing as a Tool? Activity One - How do Sensors View the Earth? Masters 1.3a Data Collection Sheet - Satellites 1.3b Graph for Data Analysis - Satellites 1.3c Teacher Background Sheet - Satellite 1.4 What Special Equipment are the Researchers Bringing? Activity One - Building the Walkway Activity Two - Diving Systems and Technology Masters 1.4a Student Walkway Problem Sheet 1.4b Blue Creek Preserve Walkway 1.4c Aqua-Lung 1.4d Two Underwater Communication Systems 1.4e You make the Call 1.5 What Are We Going to Be Doing During the Broadcast Activity One - Broadcast Biodiveristy Study Activity Two - Pre-Broadcast Terrestrial Biodiversity Study Masters 1.5a "Bugs" 1.5b Coral Reef Organisms 1.5c Key to Plants of the Rain Forest 1.5d Key to Arthropoda 1.5e Building Insect Traps 1.5f Table for Terrestrial Biodiversity Study 1.5g Sling Psychrometer UNIT 2: Tropical Communities 2.1 Life Processes and Relationships Activity One - Ecology, How Communities Are Connected Activity Two - Energy, Creatures and Their Gases Masters 2.1a Mangrove Plants and Animals 2.1b Chemical Reactions 2.2 Formation and Structure of Rain Forests, Coral Reefs and Subterranean Caves Activity One - Contribution of Geological Events Activity Two - Anatomy of a Rain Forest Activity Three - How are Coral Reefs Formed? Activity Four - The Inside Picture Masters 2.2a Continental Jigsaw 2.2b Animals in Blue Creek Preserve 2.2c Profiles of a Barrier Reef 2.2d Coral Polyp Instructions 2.2e Blue Creek Cave and Legend 2.3 Can We Give a Value to Rain Forests and Coral Reefs? Activity One - The Giving Rain Forest and Reef Activity Two - Deforestation Activity Three - Conservation of Coral Reefs and Rain Forests Masters 2.3a Disappearing Rain Forest Worksheet 2.3b A Few Biological Preserves of Belize 2.3c Butterfly Facts UNIT 3: ARCHAEOLOGY 3.1 Analysis of Objects and System Activity One - Dig Into the Past, Find Attributes and You Find a People Waiting to Be Discovered Activity Two - Symbolism and Systems of the Ancient Maya Masters 3.1a Maya Artifacts and Distribution at Copan, Honduras 3.1b Discovering An Artifact's Story 3.1c Milk Containers and Chronology 3.1d Maya Math 3.1e Hieroglyphs 3.1f Following the Sun 3.1g Maya Day Hieroglyphs 3.2 City Structure and Function Activity One - A Temple Within A Temple Within... Activity Two - Settlement Patterns and What They Tell Us Activity Three - Civilization in a Suitcase Masters 3.2a Structure A at Copan 3.2b Structure B at Copan 3.2c Structure C at Copan 3.2d Castillo Frieze at Xunantunich 3.2e Xunantunich 3.2f Belmopan 3.2g Invent a Historic Profile of a Civilization 3.2h Clues To a Civilization - Inventor Team 3.2i Clues To a Civilization - Archaeology Team 3.2j Xunantunich descriptions UNIT 4: SOCIAL STUDIES 4.1 The People of Belize Activity One - Belizean History Activity Two - Traditions and Folklore Masters 4.1a Chronology of Belize 4.1b Template for Time Spiral 4.1c Traditional Stories and Characters 4.1d Insert from "The House of Snakes" 4.1e Hero Twin Stories.
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