Monday, November 7, 2016

Social Studies Inquiry: Investigating Stage, November 11 Assembly at Dovercourt, 100m World Record Track and Field time progressions and some other Math connections, prepping for the 1 km walk, Indian Arrival Day in Trinidad

Social Studies

The second phase of the Social Studies Inquiry is the Investigating phase.  This builds on the initial Exploring stage.  The layout format for the assignment will be determined by you and you begin to design your plan.

A tentative organizing plan for the next portion might look like this:

To demonstrate a variety of presentation approaches, let me show you a link to a set of assignments from the Grade 7 Geography project I did last year:

Remembrance Day:  November 11 @ Dovercourt

Track and Field:  Wikipedia  on the progression of the 100m World Records  

During Gym class, we were no where close to some of these records for the 100m (or 1 Hectometre ) sprint:
FYI, here is the race:  

Although you will learn this in a subject called Physics in high school (and perhaps in more advance stages of Algebra), I came across a neat website that calculated the speed and velocity of Usain Bolt's speed for his world record time:

Here are some more interesting decimal statistics, as they relate to the 100m sprint of the 1996 Olympic Championship race of Canadian sprint legend, Donavan Bailey:

Our kilometre walk

I am uncertain of the language of origin for this video, but it provides you with a visual sense of objects in the metric system.  Having a sense of how far a kilometre is, and how long it will take to walk, might provide us with some fun facts about how long it would take to walk to certain parts of the world:

Indians in the diaspora:  Trinidad and Tobago