Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Banananovia Begins

One of these days, I'm going to have to tape my Banananovia story.  I was going to this year, but I'm splitting it up into two parts.

Maybe I'll still go down to the media center and get a camera.  We'll see.

Students, if you're reading this for extra credit, you'll have to tell the adult what the story is about so far.  It's just been introduced.

We also played a little bit of Jenga today.  I thought it was a nice little object lesson for globalization and interdependence.  (Our definition - or perhaps the book's definition of globalization is 'the development of a world culture and interdependent (world) economy.)

In Jenga, a point comes where every block relies on every other block for support.  All of the blocks are interdependent.

If you want extra credit, read and discuss the blog with an adult.  Talk about Jenga and Banananovia.  Explain why making a sweatshirt in the U.S. would probably cost more than if it was made in China.  On a scrap piece of paper, tell me if you're looking forward to the second part of the story or not.  If you're not, that's ok.  I'll take an honest person over a sycophant any day.  Then, have the adult you read and discussed the blog with sign the paper.  Turn it in tomorrow.


  1. this blog is easy ( ASHIA ) :)

  2. Wah gwan, Ashia? It's true. Best part is you're talking about social studies outside of the classroom.