The Zombie Project-A Study of California Counties
Driving Question: How can we as researchers, help the FBI find the safest county in California in order to save the human species from the zombie apocalypse?
Project explanation:This project is an in depth study of the counties of California: Student pairs will look at topography/elevation, agricultural resources, water resources, animal migration, climate/temperatures, highways, building materials, cities and towns, population density, earthquakes/seismic activity, volcanoes, vegetation, exports/services etc. in order to determine the safest counties in California in the event of a zombie apocalypse.
Other skills: Students will also develop map reading skills, including locating latitude and longitude lines.
Final Project: Students will present findings to the FBI in a variety of formats.
A Note to Parents/Guardians: This project is not meant to be scary. Students are empowered by saving the world. One year, I changed the threat to global warming/climate change. I found that project much more scary and much less engaging than the Zombie Project.
4.1 Students demonstrate an understanding of the physical and human geographic features that define places and regions in California.