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The Amazing Race

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The Amazing Race is a hands-on integrated unit that engages students in a whirl wind adventure. This cooperative learning simulation integrates all subject areas. The competition motivates students to …

The Amazing Race is a hands-on integrated unit that engages students in a whirl wind adventure. This cooperative learning simulation integrates all subject areas. The competition motivates students to complete tasks which address multiple learning styles. The organization of the unit may be used across grade levels and subject areas.

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  • 1. The Amazing Race ChecklistStation 1 Location_______________Name of team member responsible_____________________Direction______________________Paces________________________Signature of station leader____________________________________Station 2 Location________________Name of team member responsible_____________________Direction______________________Paces________________________Signature of station leader____________________________________Station 3 Location________________Name of team member responsible_____________________Direction______________________Paces________________________Signature of station leader____________________________________Station 4 Location________________Name of team member responsible_____________________Direction______________________Paces________________________Signature of station leader____________________________________Station 5 Location________________Name of team member responsible_____________________Direction______________________Paces________________________Signature of station leader____________________________________Station 6 Location________________Name of team member responsible_____________________Direction______________________Paces________________________Signature of station leader____________________________________Station 7 Location________________Name of team member responsible_____________________Direction______________________Paces________________________Signature of station leader____________________________________Station 8 Location________________Name of team member responsible_____________________Direction______________________Paces________________________Signature of station leader____________________________________Station 9 Location________________Name of team member responsible_____________________Direction______________________Paces________________________Signature of station leader____________________________________
  • 2. CHECKLISTCountry Exploration Banner Explorer’s Name Explorer’s Picture Country of Origin Country Commissioned by Dates of Voyage Effects on Region Listed Sources Product -neat and creative-meets the requirements of the assignmentCHECKLISTCountry Exploration Banner Explorer’s Name Explorer’s Picture Country of Origin Country Commissioned by Dates of Voyage Effects on Region Listed Sources Product -neat and creative-meets the requirements of the assignment
  • 3. Sample Routes for CountriesSpain 1. Lobby, compass and banner 2. Office, Ricky, question/charter 3. Outdoor classroom, hurricane activity 4. Cafeteria, scurvy activity 5. Gym, questions walk the plank 6. Lobby; questions follow the leader rope 7. Bottom field, questions wheel barrow race 8. Library, complete the map puzzle 9. Lobby, create a map of your explorationsEngland 1. Lobby, compass 2. Lobby, questions follow the leader rope 3. Office, Ricky, question/charter 4. Gym, questions walk the plank 5. Cafeteria, scurvy activity 6. Outdoor classroom, hurricane activity 7. Library, complete the map puzzle 8. Bottom field, questions wheel barrow race 9. Lobby, create a map of your explorationsFrance 1. Lobby, compass 2. Cafeteria, scurvy activity 3. Gym, questions walk the plank 4. Office, Ricky, question/charter 5. Outdoor classroom, hurricane activity 6. Library, complete the map puzzle 7. Bottom field, questions wheel barrow race 8. Lobby, questions follow the leader ropes 9. Lobby, create a map of your explorations
  • 4. The Amazing Race: The Final Challenge Read all Instructions Before You Begin1.) Assemble all of the materials you have collected throughout the race and place them in or on this folder.2.) When materials have been organized, sign in with a teacher to begin your final activity.3.) Once checked in, you may begin creating a map of your voyage. Please be creative and use symbols to represent the challenges/obstacles that you faced.4.) At noon, the maps will be collected and evaluated based on accuracy, neatness, and creativity.
  • 5. The Amazing Race: The Rules of the Game 1.)Your team must travel together and arrive at your destination together in order to proceed with the challenges. 2.) Your team must keep every item you are given throughout the race in order to participate in the final challenge. 3.)A different team member must complete each successive challenge. Some challenges are physical, and some are mental. Once everyone has completed a challenge, you may repeat group members. 4.) The challenge coordinators will be listening to and evaluating your teamwork and communication skills throughout the race. Your team will be assessed penalties or awarded bonuses based on these assessments.YourCountry:______________________________________________ Team Member Signatures: _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________
  • 6. List of Needed Resources climbing rope sections plastic cups buckets plastic spoons sewing needles cork magnets roll paper markers computer accesscitrus- sliced into pieces puzzles scissors
  • 7. How To Plan an Engaging Voyage Step 1 Building the Compass Brainstorming Session with Inter-disciplinary Team to determine objectives of the activity and to devise its format. Step 2 Charting the Experience Instructional objectives for integration of all subject areas, team building, and experiential learning. Step 3 Building the Ship Invite the crew members on board Set the sailing date and time Locate the ports of call and navigate routes Create task logs (academic components) for each ships crew Assign each mate to a ship Step 4 Setting Sail All hands on deck.Set up the ports of call activities, set expectations for the day, define the boundaries, and assign each crew member to a ship. Step 5 Assessment Smooth sailing or rough waters?

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