Here are your roles:
(Each team member will be assigned a role for which s/he will be responsible.)
Sociologist--You will examine the effects of how we treat the burrowing owl. You will also look at bullying among humans. How does it affect us, as victims, and as bullies? What can we do to prevent or stop bullying in our schools and communities? How is the way we treat our environment related to the way we treat each other? You can find these answers by clicking the links:
Environmentalist--Research the causes and effects of changes in the habitats of the burrowing owl. List 5 abiotic and 5 biotic factors that determine whether the burrowing owl can survive. How can environment influence the way they live? How does it influence the way that we live? List 5 abiotic and 5 biotic factors that determine the survival of the human population.
Ornithologist--You will learn ten important facts about the burrowing owl. Five of your facts must include geography (where do they live), food sources, reproduction, scientific name, family structure, adaptations of the species and five additional facts may be of your choice. Many answers are available at the following site:
Business person--you have the unenviable task of discovering a balance between business and nature. How can the two co-exist? Which is more important? What effect does business have on nature? How can business help the environment? Answer these questions by clicking the link below:
#1 We have talked about similes in language arts class. Carl Hiaason uses many similes in the book Hoot. As you know, similes are figures of speech in which two unlike things are compared by using like or as.
Some examples of similes in the book Hoot are:
Page 100 - He had quickness and brains on his side, but Dana was big enough to crush him like a grape.
Page 102 - It was amazing how rapidly schools emptied after the final bell, as if someone pulled the plug under a giant whirlpool.
Find at least four more examples of similes in Hoot. This means each of you should find at least one to include in your PowerPoint. Be sure to note the page upon which you find each one. You will need these for your PowerPoint.
#2 Beatrice wrote a letter to the Mother Paula Company telling them about the plight of the burrowing owls. Each of you will write a letter telling how you feel about a particular endangered species. It does not have to be owls. Include why you think it is important to protect this endangered or threatened species. Each team member should write a letter. Turn this letter in to your language arts teacher when you have completed it. Don't forget to proofread and edit.