8 Geography: Antarctica – social – Chronicle (Project) (Multi-Touch Book)

Year-8-SOSE---Antarctica-Project.pdf-(page-1-of-13)-3Our final topic in Geography begins – Antarctica and so does our final project, this one is a fun one (and something you are probably doing right now)

Over the course of our lessons on Antarctica we will discuss a range of topics. To best collate your understanding of what we do in class you are going to create your own Chronicle or:

chronicle |ˈkrɒnɪk(ə)l| noun

a factual written account of important or historical events in the order of their occurrence.

The tricky part is you have to put yourself in the shoes of a person that has just landed in Antarctica and going on an expedition.

When Mawson went on his epic journey in 1911 he didn’t have many choices when it came to recording his events, only a pen and paper (he forgot his iPad charger). You have quite a few more: blogs, Facebook, Twitter, Video Journals, tumblr, YouTube, emails, the iPad, SnapChat, and I’m sure you can think of a lot more.

For your Chronicle you will pick one form of Social Media and use this to write your entries.

All the details on this project, as well as much more cool information, videos and images on both Mawson and Social Media are in the Multi-Touch Book I have created for this project.

So, how can you use Facebook, blogs, or even Twitter…for school? Read the book to find out!

Download Links:

Multi-Touch Book

PDF Copy (note: Media and interactive elements are disabled in the PDF)

Extra Resources from the Multi-Touch Book:

Facebook Template

Twitter Template



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