PREDICT When was the last time you took a long run? Running on sand takes a lot of energy. It takes more energy to run on sand than to run on a paved surface. How do runners use energy?
PREDICT Vertical ice climbing is challenging and requires a lot of safety equipment. People climb ice in mountainous regions around the world, including the Rockies. What properties do you think allow climbers to climb ice? Why?
Explain how colonial leaders helped build a new nation.
Choose one explorer from this lesson. Describe his contribution to the region that he explored.
A Missouri woman named Cathay Williams disguised herself as a man named William Cathay. Why did she do this? How would you have reacted discovering the truth of her identity?
Do you think it is right for people to keep wild animals as pets, as Twig did with Yammer? What are the positive and negative effects of keeping a wild animal? Explain your opinion. Use support from your own experiences and other readings.
What lessons about surviving a disaster can readers learn from Chin and his father in The Earth Dragon Awakes? How might people use these lessons to help them survive another kind of disaster?
We learned that cartography is the science of making maps. You researched the history of cartography and how the techniques used to make maps over the years have changed. Now you are encouraged to make a map of our school using one of the techniques that you learned about. What can you share with others to help them with making a map? What technique are you using?