My Favourite Internet Cartoon

I really love this cartoon and enjoy talking about it with my family members, especially my oldest grandchildren.  I can’t believe that it was created in 1993, nearly 26 years ago! The creator, Peter Steiner, is an author. It was first published it in The New Yorker magazine on July 5th, 1993. Here’s my information source.

Leave a comment here about how I have used this cartoon.

Think Like a Geographer

We are learning to think like a geographer when comparing global locations. We are learning about importance of environments to people in three global locations, and how they protect their special places. 

PART 1: DRYANDRA FOREST

Which words might a geographer use to describe the Dyrandra Forest?  Choose your top 5 words from the list:

salinity wheatbelt woodlands outcrop cleared granite farming sanctuary fences plateau wandoo semi-arid south-west mallet baiting endangered conservation undulating council species population plain climate phascogale quenda forest protected reserve crop

Go to Menti

Use this code: 47 08 66 and add in your top 5 words.

PART 2: POLAR PARK, NORWAY

Watch the clips and read the texts. Use Menti to suggest words we might use as geographers to describe the Polar Park in Norway.

Use this code: 47 08 66 and add in your top 5 words.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rohkunborri_National_Park

https://www.revolvy.com/page/Rohkunborri-National-Park?stype=videos

PART 3: THE QUIVER FOREST

Watch the clips. Start thinking about which geographical vocabulary we might use to describe the Quiver Forest.

 

MOVING DESIGNS

PROBLEM A: How might we make a cup-and-ball toy for our buddies?

Consideration: Ms Lockyer bought the Venom Kendama toy for her grandchildren. She found out the hard way that it was a bit on the dangerous side for them!

TASK 1:

Leave a comment here if you would like to share any design tips to help us all ‘Level Up.’

Task 2:

Check out the slide show of crafty cup-and-ball designs. Leave a comment after watching about how you might change your design.

PROBLEM B: How might we encourage people to use the vertical LEGO cube?

Consideration: Ms Lockyer designed the LEGO cube for Propeller. Nobody has tried out the vertical faces for LEGO building yet!

TASK 1: 

Can you think of any interesting ways how we might promote the LEGO cube?

TASK 2:

Coming soon…

 

The Batavia Mutiny

We are learning about an event in Western Australian history. We are learning to think deeper about events in the past.

Task 1: Socrative

Take the Socrative quiz. use the Socrative Student app, or the Socrative website.

Enter our room number: 57344

 

TASK 2: Watch these 2 clips and post a comment on this blog:

  • I wondering…
  • It’s bugging me that…
  • I noticed that…

Batavia Mutiny clip

Batavia Shipwreck clip

 

 

 

BREAKOUT NO. 2

YOUR BREAKOUT MISSION:

Fish: dangerous or endangered? Follow these clues to unlock the box.

CLUE 1:

Find the sketch of the Indigenous fish trap in a river bed, drawn by a white settler in WA. Around what year was this drawing done?

CLUE 2:

Indigenous man Harley is part of the Great Southern Festival, giving talks about indigenous culture. He knows a lot about traditional Indigenous fishing practices. He also knows a lot about fishing in his local estuary. Which of these factors has affected fishing in the estuary the most? TIP: Check out the videos from our first blog-based lesson on fishing. Listen for something:  it’s a 5-letter word in one of these:.

  • clear the land
  • hotel building
  • board walk has been developed on the foreshore
  • shark infestation

 

CLUE 3:

Which type of fish would have been caught in the Brewarrina fish trap?

Choose from:

  1. Sand whiting 531
  2. Yellowbelly 106
  3. Barramundi 526
  4. Garfish 299

 

CLUE 4:

A Western Australian author wrote a book called ‘Blueback’. Which type of fish was Blueback?

 

 

 

CLUE 5:

Read this article.

What is the one out of these words? One of them has nothing to do with the article.

PIRATES

SUSTAINABILITY

TERRITORY

ICEBERG