5 Slideshow story

Have you ever thought about how a simple cotton t-shirt gets to you?


We are going to watch and read the 5 little videos on this NPR site. (Check out the chapters.)

Then, using it as a template (the 5 chapters), you are going to make a COPY of this GoogleSlides and complete it. INDIVIDUALLY.

You should make all your notes and preparation on your trade document.

You will choose a SIMPLE and COMMON product that YOU use. And then you will research the same parts –

  1. WHAT it is
  2. HOW it’s made (check out the How it’s Made video on YouTube – they might help!)
  3. WHO makes it
  4. How it is MOVED around the world
  5. how the production etc effects YOU

Make sure that you use as many relevant economics terms as possible. And we know you have a lot of them now!

Start with Encyclopedia Britannica.

You will have 3 or 4 double periods to work on this.

If you aren’t sure what to do, watch the NPR videos and read the site again for inspiration!

It will be assessed using Criteria A and Criteria B

Water Reflection


Fall Mountain Reflection flickr photo by Stanley Zimny (Thank You for 23 Million views) shared under a Creative Commons (BY-NC) license

  • Step 1: Using memory, information on your computer, and friends sequence out the entire water process.
  • Step 2: Under each step indicate what you learned. RED circle for a skill you learned. BLUE circle for something you learned about water.
  • Step 3: NEXT STEPS…add to your sequencing BF what steps you will take next in taking care of our water source.
  • Step 4: Choose 1 option
    • Write a letter to next year’s 6th graders….give them all the advice you have for succeeding on this project. Include links to your work.
    • Create an instructional video for next year’s 6th graders….tell them how to succeed on this project.
    • Write a letter (or series of tweets/instagram posts)  to someone who is in a position of power (Head of School, parent, elected official) helping them understand why studying water is so important and what changes in behavior people should make.
  • Step 5: On your SCHOOL Blog
    • Put a picture of your sequencing BF
    • Put your reflection on the website
    • Include links to your website AND your posters
    • Make sure you categorize and add proper tags
  • Link to reflection form