Welcome the the Amazon! Students will conduct basic research on the Amazon rainforest before getting into groups of 5 members and choosing one of the following roles: Zoologist, Botanist, Anthropologist, Meteorologist, or Explorer. Then each one will receive 2 pages with individual links and questions to guide their research. Finally, students will be directed to use their research to create a 10-day survival journal using the website Canva.com as a group, 2 pages per person with three sentences in Spanish relating an event that happened that day to their research. Each page should also feature an image that is properly cited (both under the image and on the image credits page).
Here are the student documents. Every student will receive the title page with “Survival Journal Webquest”, the “Trouble in Paradise” page, and the grading rubric/journal checklist page. Then, based on which character they choose, students will receive two sheets with guided links and research questions. All of these documents are included in the file below.
Survival Journal Webquest-INDT 501
Here is a list of the resources used to create this webquest. Students can directly copy from this list for their resources page to save time:
“Amazon Forest Ecology.” Global Forest Atlas: Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, 2018, https://globalforestatlas.yale.edu/amazon/ecoregions/ecology-amazon-rainforest.
Butler, Rhett. “People in the Amazon.” Mongabay: The Amazon Rainforest, 26 Jan 2017, https://rainforests.mongabay.com/amazon/amazon_people.html.
-“Rainforest Ecology.” Mongabay: The Amazon Rainforest, 26 Jan 2017, https://rainforests.mongabay.com/amazon/rainforest_ecology.html.
Crist, Raymond, James Parsons, and Alarich Schultz. “Amazon River.” Encyclopaedia Brittanica, 16 Mar 2018, https://www.britannica.com/place/Amazon-River.
Dillinger, Jessica. “What Animals Live in the Amazon Rainforest.” World Atlas, 26 Jan 2018, https://www.worldatlas.com/articles/what-animals-live-in-the-amazon-rainforest.html.
“Endangered Animals in the Rainforest.” Owlcation, 19 Nov 2016, https://owlcation.com/stem/Endangered-Animals-of-the-Rainforest.
Parker, Edward, Mauri Rautkari, and Nigel Dickinson. “Amazon People: Struggle for land, survival and identity in the Amazon Rainforest.” WWF, 2017, http://wwf.panda.org/what_we_do/where_we_work/amazon/about_the_amazon/people_amazon/.
“Places: Amazon.” WWF, 2018, https://www.worldwildlife.org/places/amazon.
“Plants and Trees: The giant kapok tree, the creeping aroids, and other resident architects of the Amazon rainforest.” WWf, 2018, http://wwf.panda.org/what_we_do/where_we_work/amazon/about_the_amazon/wildlife_amazon/plants/.
“Seasons of Change in the Amazon.” Wilderness Classroom, 14 April 2008, http://www.wildernessclassroom.com/amazon/2008/04/seasons_of_change_in_the_amazo.html.
Sen Nag, Oishimaya. “The Most Dangerous Animals of the Amazon Rainforest.” World Atlas, 1 Aug 2017, https://www.worldatlas.com/articles/the-most-dangerous-animals-of-the-amazon-rainforest.html.
Shaw, Ethan. “Landforms Along the Amazon River.” USA Today, 21 Mar 2018, http://traveltips.usatoday.com/landforms-along-amazon-river-103785.html.
“The Amazon Basin Forest.” Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies: Global Forest Atlas, 2018, https://globalforestatlas.yale.edu/region/amazon.
“The Amazon River Location.” etai’s web, N.D., https://etaisweb.weebly.com/the-amazon-river-location.html.
“The Coolest Plants in the Amazon Rainforest.” Rainforest Cruises, 20 Mar 2015, https://www.rainforestcruises.com/jungle-blog/coolest-plants-in-the-amazon.
“The Jungle:Deep in the Amazon Jungle of Ecuador.” YouTube, uploaded by Alex Rivest, 1 Mar 2016, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Yt5k7P8J5M.
“Ticuna.” Xapiri, 2018, https://xapiri.com/pages/ticuna.
Wallace, Scott. “Exclusive: Stunning New Photos of Isolated Tribe Yield Surprises.” National Geographic, 21 Dec 2016, https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/12/uncontacted-tribe-amazon-brazil-photos/.