This is one of a series of posts on the Sustainability Cross Curriculum Project. Other posts in the series include:
Sustainability Cross Curriculum Project (CCP) - Intro
Sustainability Cross Curriculum Project - Research Techniques
Sustainability Cross Curriculum Project - Evaluation
Sustainability Cross Curriculum Project - Use augmented reality
Sustainability Cross Curriculum Project - Create a multi-level game
Sustainability Cross Curriculum Project - Create a sustainability video
Sustainability Cross Curriculum Project - Build a sustainability app
Sustainability Cross Curriculum Project - Design a sustainability city or town
Sustainability Cross Curriculum Project - Overview
For a more student-friendly layout visit the Sustainability Cross Curriculum Project website.
An important part of the Cross Curriculum Project is that you incorporate information from a range of different subjects. You must choose to include information based on at least two subjects. You can get some inspiration from the subjects listed in the drop down menu under Evaluation, or by clicking on the links below:
An evaluation is a judgement about something. When you complete your project, it is important that you don't just list information and write a description. An evaluation means that you need write some basic information about a topic, but then you also need to make a judgement about it. This might involve selecting the most sustainable product or the best solution to a problem.
Choose a general topic from the subjects pages. An example might be resources, water or timber. This topic will provide a focus for your end-product (game, app, video, etc).
Task: Evaluate how your end-product will make our community more sustainable.
In answering this question consider:
· How sustainable is your community at present?
· How will your end-product make your community more sustainable?
· How well does your end-product incorporate information from a range of subjects?
· How well do the topics and subjects you’ve chosen relate to the idea of sustainability?
Only one evaluation needs to be submitted per group. You should all contribute to the writing of the evaluation. Attached to this page is a drafting page that you can use to formulate your ideas, but you will need to type up the final copy.
Writing your evaluation
Your evaluation should be set out with an introduction and conclusion and several body paragraphs.
Writing your introduction
Your introduction should:
- be general
- outline the main themes of the report
- use geographical terms, and
- use key terms from the question.
Writing your body paragraphs
Use the TEEL model to help you write each paragraph. Each paragraph should be about one main theme. The Topic sentence should be a general statement that gives the reader an idea of what the paragraph will be about. The Explanation expands on the topic sentence and provides detail about the paragraph theme. Provide an Example that supports the main themes of your paragraph. Lastly, write a sentence that provides a Link to the question. This sentence will use key terms from the question.
Writing your conclusion
The conclusion should:
- refocus the reader on the question
- bring together all of the main points of the evaluation, and
- provide a brief summary of the report.
Editing your work
Spend some time editing your work. Check that it conveys the main messages that you want to get across. Consider the following checklist:
My sentences contain a verb and a noun.
I have spelled all words correctly.
I have used capital letters for proper nouns.
I have used capital letters for the beginning of all sentences.
I have completed all sentences with a full stop.
I have used commas, questions marks, exclamation marks and full stops in appropriate places.
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