The Sugar Crystal Experiment
Overview: After exploring the history of sugar cane in Mauritius, students will experiment with sugar and water solutions, evaporation, and sugar crystal formation. Students will explore some of the implications for sugar cane production and how sugar cane is changing the world.
All About Explorers
Overview: Students will investigate the lives and the impact of different explorers around the world. Students will synthesize information to create a “Timeline Tile,” and the class will sequence the timeline in chronological order.
The Art of Batik
Overview: Students explore the history of batik and its significance in representing the cultures and heritages of St. Kitts and Nevis. Students create their own batik design and create a simple batik print.
Overview: Students use their five senses to describe different food samples representing some of the food found in Azerbaijan. Students create a product pamphlet using creative, descriptive vocabulary, which explains some Azeri cuisine.
Overview: Students will examine some of the current threats to elephant populations worldwide and explore some of the present efforts being made towards elephant conservation and protection around the world. Students will consider the effectiveness of these and other conservation efforts, specifically identifying actions that seem to have the most lasting impact on protecting the elephant species.
Overview: Students learn about the unique physical characteristics of the giraffe species and subspecies, and will explore how different subspecies’ possess unique characteristics based on their geographic location.
Introduction to Australia
Overview: Students learn about the history, geography, and cultural heritage of Australia.
Introduction to Azerbaijan
Overview: Students learn about the history, geography, and cultural heritage of Azerbaijan.
Introduction to Costa Rica
Overview: Students learn about the history, geography, and cultural heritage of Costa Rica.
Introduction to Mauritius
Overview: Students learn about the history, geography, and cultural heritage of Mauritius.
Introduction to Mexico
Overview: Students learn about the history, geography, and cultural heritage of Mexico.
Introduction to St. Kitts and Nevis
Overview: Students learn about the history, geography, and cultural heritage of St. Kitts and Nevis.
Introduction to Thailand - Coming late 2019
Overview: Students learn about the history, geography, and cultural heritage of Thailand.
Overview: Students differentiate between natural and man-made landmarks. Students investigate landmarks in their community, state, country and create a visitor’s brochure to share information about their chosen landmark.
Latitude & Longitude
Overview: Students identify the locations of cities based on their distance from the Equator and Prime Meridian. Students calculate the time in different time zones based on a given time. Collection: Destinations
Overview: Students identify specific features for procedural writing (in this case, a recipe) and evaluate sample recipes using criteria. Students make connections between ingredients used and local culture and products.
Native or Not?
Overview: Students will be able to understand differences between native and non-native species of life on Mauritius, and will be able to explain how the introduction of non-native species of life can affect native species.
The Science of Curling
Overview: Students learn about the principle of “friction”, observe how friction affects different surfaces, and identify ways that friction is found in daily life.
The Sounds of Sega
Overview: Students explore the historical and cultural aspects of Sega music. Students make a maravanne and try playing it, as well as listen to (and dance to) selections from Sega music.
Spices of Mauritius
Overview: Students identify the different cultures that have influenced the cuisine and culinary traditions of Mauritius.
The Sugar Crystal Experiment
Overview: Students explore the history of sugar cane in Mauritius, then experiment with sugar and water solutions, evaporation, and sugar crystal formation.
Overview: Students identify the major anatomical parts of a fish. Students conduct a simple experiment to see how fish breathe air from water, and examine how fish are able to breathe in water while humans cannot.