The Cay

Project:

You have just finished reading The Cay by Theodore Taylor. Below you will find different scenarios for you to further investigate. Read the scenarios and then choose one to complete. As you use the hyperlinks to help give you a more in-depth understanding of the scenario, be sure to take notes and formulate questions to answer. Use these questions to help organize your thoughts and information. Your final presentation should be created using Google Presentations and shared with me.
TopicsScenario 1:

Coral Reef Image.
Coral Reef Image.

Coral Reef Image.

Coral Reef Image.
Coral Reefs
You are a scientist concerned with the well-being of coral reefs. Research and develop a plan to stop damage from happening to these reefs while also educating your classmates.

  1. Coral Reefs From the Beginning
  2. Coral Reef Conservation
  3. United States Coral Reef Task Force
  4. A Guide Tour of Coral Reefs
  5. Coral Health and Monitoring Program
  6. Reef Formation and Types
  7. Virtual Tours of Coral Reefs
  8. Google Earth (Download for Location)
Hint: Define, Examples, Problems, Solutions
Scenario 2:


Coral Reef Shark.
Coral Reef Shark.

Coral Reef Shark.

Coral Reef Shark.
Reef Organisms
You are a scientist concerned with the well-being of plants and animals living on and off the reefs. Research and develop a plan to stop damage from happening to these organisms while also educating your classmates.

  1. Coral Reef Plants and Animals
  2. Coral Reef Animals
  3. Coral Plants and Animals
  4. Coral Reef Fish, Animals, and Plants
  5. Reef Ecosystem
  6. Virtual Tours of Coral Reefs
  7. Google Earth (Download for Location)
Hint: Define, Examples, Problems, Solutions
Scenario 3:


A hurricane hits the cay.
A hurricane hits the cay.

A hurricane hits the cay.

A hurricane hits the cay.
Hurricanes
You are currently living on the island of Curacao and a strong hurricane is headed your way. Research and develop a plan for survival and a method for educating your classmates.

  1. Hurricanes
  2. National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration
  3. Hurricane Preparedness
  4. Hurricane Stages & Safety
  5. Hurricane Virtual Tour
  6. Hurricane Information
  7. Google Earth (Download for Location)
Hint: Define, Examples, Problems, Safety
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Secenario 4:

A small island.
A small island.

A small island.

A small island.
Buy an Island
You have inherited enough money to buy an island and charter a schooner to visit the island. While on the trip to visit your island a terrible squall sinks your boat, but you are able to make it to your island. Research and develop a plan for survival and a method for educating your classmates.

  1. Caribbean Island Brokers
  2. Carribean Islands for Sale
  3. Island Survival
  4. Island Survival
  5. Island Facts
  6. Google Earth (Download for Location)
  7. Google Maps
Hint: Location, Survival, Problems, Solutions
Scenario 5:

Malaria being transmitted from a mosquito to a human.
Malaria being transmitted from a mosquito to a human.

Malaria being transmitted from a mosquito to a human.

Malaria being transmitted from a mosquito to a human.
Malaria
While on spring break you and your best friend have contracted malaria. What should you do? Research and develop a plan for survival and a method for educating your classmates.

  1. Malaria Information
  2. Healthline
  3. FAQ's about Malaria
  4. Kids Health
  5. A Treatment Discovery
  6. NothingButNets.net
  7. Google Earth (Download for Location)
Hint: Types, Risks, Symptoms, Treatments
Scenario 6:


A Sinking Ship.
A Sinking Ship.

A Sinking Ship.

A Sinking Ship
Sinking Ship
You are enjoying a nice Caribbean cruise when suddenly your ship is hit by a massive rogue wave. The ship is flipped over and sinking. What will you do? Research and develop a plan for survival and a method for educating your classmates.

  1. Teens Adrift at Sea with No Food or Water
  2. Survival at Sea
  3. The Open Sea
  4. Sea Survival
  5. Google Earth (Download for Location)
Hint: Survival, Problems, Solutions

Scenario 7: Blindness
While on Spring Break your friend is suddenly hit in the head by a falling coconut while you are walking on the beach. The swelling in her/his head causes her/him to go blind. What will you do? How will you comfort her/him?
  1. Kids Health: Blindness
  2. National Eye Institute
  3. Blindness: Treatments and Cures
  4. The Vision Learning Center
  5. Google Earth (Download for Location)
Hint: Types, Risks, Symptoms, Treatments, Precautions

Response Rubric


4

~Answers all aspects of the question with the correct number of text-based details
~Text-based evidence expertly supports response
~Provides unique insight and analysis
~Restates the question
~Uses proper grammar and spelling

3

~Answers all aspects of the question with the correct number of text-based details
~Text-based evidence mostly supports response
~Provides predictable insight and analysis
~Restates the question
~Uses proper grammar and spelling

2

~Answers most aspects of the question but missing the correct number of text-based details.
~Text-based details mostly support response
~Provides obvious insight and analysis
~Does not restate question
~Several grammar and spelling mistakes

1

~Answers few aspects of the question
~No text-based details
~Little analysis
~Does not restate the question
~Poor grammar

0

~Answers no aspects of the question
~No text-based details
~No analysis
~Does not restate the question
~Poor grammar

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