ESTIMATED TIME TO COMPLETE: Two or three 50-minute class period (one or two periods for research and preparation and one period for presentation)
|Engagement||Students are asked to speculate about why there appears to be a nebulous swath of light in the night sky.||Individual or small groups||Overhead projector (OP) or PowerPoint (PP) to post the Warm Up questions.|
|Exploration||Discussion of student answers and assignment of research activity dealing with various mythical stories about the origin of the Milky Way.||Small groups||OP or PP to show some sample images of our galaxy.
Begin research at: Celestial River or at: Exploring Ancient Cultures
|Explanation||Students present their findings to the class||Small groups||PP for student presentations|
|Extension||Students can research the mythical origins of constellations and planets as seen by non-western cultures.||Individual||Internet resources.|
|Evaluation||Students will be evaluated by their peers on the quality of their presentations||Small groups||Rubric for presentation evaluation|
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