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Grading Rubric

50% of your Immersion Trip grade will be participation, 50% of your grade will be your passport. • The completed Passport should:

> Be turned in on time

> Have all required parts completed

> Be accurate and provide factual responses

> Show thoughtful reflection as appropriate

> Show the making of connections between experiences and the big questions

PASSPORT RUBRIC Student has completed all required parts with high quality

A/95

Student has completed all required parts but quality needs some improvement

B/85

Student has completed all required parts with poor quality OR stu- C/75 dent has some parts with high quality but is missing components Student is missing required parts and parts present need improvement

D/65

Student missed deadline or has done minimal work of poor quality

F/59

• Participation is more than simply being present. 50% of your Immersion Trip grade will be based on how active and positive your attitude is throughout your Immersion Trip experience. PARTICIPATION RUBRIC Student has actively participated in all aspects of the Immersion Trip and consistently demonstrated a positive attitude

A/95

Student has actively participated in most aspects of the Immersion Trip and demonstrated a good attitude

B/85

Student has participated in some aspects of the Immersion Trip and demonstrated a satisfactory attitude

C/75

Student has failed to consistently participate in several aspects of the Immersion Trip and demonstrated a poor attitude

D/65

Student has failed to actively participate in most aspects of the Immersion Trip and demonstrated a negative attitude

F/59

Emergency Numbers Dave Cola (804) 695-7123 Christchurch Administrator (804) 815-3449


Pre-Trip Reflection Using a total of 250 words or more, answer the two reflection questions. Your answers need to be typed and stapled to the inside of this Passport.

1. Think about your Washington D.C. Immersion Trip. What are your expectations about the trip? What will you be doing? How will it feel? How will it be challenging? 2. Read the Big Questions on page three and think about how the activities you have done in class relate to the Immersion Trip. Explain how two of your disciplines connect to the trip. 3. Complete your conservation organization briefing on page 7 before the trip.

Table of Contents The Big Questions and Sustainability Pyramid............................................... 1 Chesapeake Bay Watershed Map................................................................... 2 Potomac River Watershed Map...................................................................... 3 Great Falls National Park, C&O Canal Perspective......................................... 4 Old Town Alexandria Perspective.................................................................. 5 Conservation Organization Briefing............................................................... 6 The International Connection........................................................................ 7 Your Eye on the Globe................................................................................... 8 A Critical Look at Reality............................................................................... 10 Personal Journal/Notes................................................................................. 12 Post-Trip Reflection....................................................................................... 13 Metro Map..................................................................................................... 14 Washington D.C. Map.................................................................................... 15


Gaining a Global Perspective for a more Sustainable Future Awareness, Responsibility and Opportunities TRIP FOCUS The wants and needs of countries around the world require resources: natural (i.e., raw materials, energy, water, etc.), economic (i.e., trade, exchange rates, etc.) and human (i.e., labor, immigration, distribution of wealth, etc.). With shrinking natural resources, growing international trade, and expanding global population, all nations are challenged with balancing their development in the 21st century. The Big Questions Based on the evidence you have seen in and around the nation’s capitol, how do you rate the U.S. commitment to global sustainability? How are global development issues relevant to the choices you make at this stage in your life?

Does our production follow the laws of nature?

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Chesapeake Bay Watershed/ Potomac River Watershed Instructions Locate and label the following on the map: (write the number on the map instead of the words)

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.

Potomac River Washington D.C. Susquehanna River The Appalachian Mountains James River Rappahannock River Richmond, Virginia Baltimore, Maryland Fredericksburg, VA Tangier Island, VA Christchurch School

Chesapeake Bay Watershed boundary

Potomac River Watershed boundary (see larger image of this area on next page)

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Spruce Knob (the highest point in the entire Ches. Bay watershed)

The North Branch of the Potomac River (home of signiďŹ cant acid mine drainage)

luke, maryland (home of Mead Westvaco Paper Mill)

green Ridge State Forest

The Shenandoah Valley (home of large scale livestock farming and chemical producing companies)

Berkeley Springs, West Virginia (how far west D.C. commuters and sprawl have reached)

Blue Plains tertiary waste water treatment plant (one of the most technologically advanced and expensive in the world)

St. georges Island (once a thriving waterman community with one of the highest income per family in the region)

Washington D.C.

The Anacostia River (one of the top three most toxic rivers entering the Chesapeake Bay)

great Falls National Park (Potomac River fall-line)

Frederick, maryland (historic town now in the heart of today’s D.C. suburban sprawl)

Potomac River Watershed


Great Falls National Park, C & O Canal Perspective (then) Breaking into the old frontier Use all of your senses to describe your experience at the Potomac River’s fall-line.

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- Sketch a picture of Great Falls National Park

TouchSmellHearingTasteLateral Line - All fish have an adaptation that allows them to feel vibrations in the water so that they are aware of what is around them. Describe the vibe that you sense at Great Falls National Park.

Historic Perspective: Explain what the C&O Canal represented about the sustainability of the United States when it was being built.

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Old Town Alexandria Perspective (Now) Breaking into the Global Frontier Use all of your senses to describe your experience in Old Town Alexandria.

Sight

- Sketch a picture of the view

TouchSmellHearingTasteLateral Line - All fish have an adaptation that allows them to feel vibrations in the water so that they are aware of what is around them. Describe the vibe that you sense at the waterfront of Old Town Alexandria.

Contemporary Perspective: Following your group’s conversation, explain what the view

from Old Town Alexandria represents about the sustainability of the United States in today’s world.

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Conservation Organization Briefing Name of your organization: Mission of your organization:

Strategies that your organization uses to accomplish their mission:

Write a summary of one of your organization’s projects:

List 3 questions that you have pertaining to the organization you are going to visit: 1. 2. 3.

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The International Connection

People Working to Improve Our World and protect our resources Name of the organization you visited__________________________________________________ Place a large dot on the graph below where you think the mission of the organization you visited should be located.

Why do you think the intentions of the organization fall into the area you suggested above?

Explain how the organization relates to the big questions of the trip. (describe in as much detail as possible).

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Your Eye on the Globe Using your place to see the world YOUR ASSIGNMENT You are an investigative reporter working for National Geographic and your assignment is to capture images that relate to global sustainbility in this place. To most people the word sustainability means environmentalism. Your goal with this project is to teach people, through photographs, titles and interviews, how the broader concept of sustainability plays out in the real world of Washington DC. Use William McDonough’s Sustainability Pyramid (found on page 1) to help you identify the photographs to take, titles to label them, and questions to ask during your interviews.

Project Requirements 1. Take photographs that focus on one of the following three perspectives:

> Micro perspective - detail oriented images

> Macro perspective - big picture images

> Portrait perspective – images of people that you have interviewed with regard to global sustainability. 2. Perspectives from all three E’s of the sustainability pyramid must be represented at least once in your group’s final work. 3. Every photograph must have an accompanying title that helps tell the story that you are hoping to convey. 4. Interviews must accompany the portraits you take. Interview questions need to apply to all three corners of the sustainability pyramid. Remember, at least one of your triangles must incorporate a portrait, and so you must have at least one interview. 5. Before setting out on your assignment you must prove that you have a plan to accomplish the task. This plan must include the resources that you are planning to look for, your overall strategy and the list of questions that you will ask during your interviews. Use the space below to sketch out your plan, list your interview questions, and write up the titles of your photographs.

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Print and Paste Your Micro, Macro or Portrait Photograph that best represents Global sustainability from your eye on the globe assignment. This image should represent the center of the sustainability pyramid. Email your groups final image to: nkeesee@christchurchschool.org

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Title______________________________________________________ how DOES this photo represent GLOBAL SUSTAINABILITY?

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A Critical look at our Reality awareness, responsibility, and Opportunities We are among the luckiest people on earth as far as having resources available to us. In the graph below, the World Bank indicates that the top 20% of the world’s wealthiest were responsible for consuming 76.6% of the world’s private resources. most of us are fortunate to be within that top 20%. Should we be aware and concerned about our global footprint? Do we have a responsibility to limit our global footprint? Are there triple bottom line opportunities for smart growth and sustainable progress? Right now we are in a community that represents wealth, great education, high consumption rate, luxuries, successful capitalism and freedom of choice. We are going to investigate whether or not there are real indicators of sustainable design in and around this community. you are going to be given time to walk the streets and critically investigate the intentional design of this elite community using the Smart growth Principles. you are going to rate this community’s engagement with the Smart growth Principles from 1-10 and provide ideas for a third criterion:

Awareness - Does it appear and sound like the community is aware and concerned about this principle? 1 = unaware, 10 = extremely aware Responsibility

- Has the community taken their awareness of the principle to heart and implemented real, well rounded solutions? 1 = no real efforts have been made, 10 = many real solutions have been implemented

Opportunity

- Are there opportunities for the community to further their engagement with this principle on a local or broader scale? Provide your ideas in the space provided. Be sure to talk to local merchants and citizens, make thoughtful observations, and explore as many appropriate aspects of the community as possible. Use these methods to investigate the community on each of following Smart growth principles.

Share of world’s private consumption

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Mixed Land Uses

Take Advantage of Compact Building Design

Create a Range of Housing Opportunities and Choices

Create Walkable Neighborhoods

Foster Distinctive, Attractive Communities with a Strong Sense of Place

Preserve Open Space, Farmland, Natural Beauty and Critical Environmental Areas Strengthen and Direct Development Towards Existing Communities

Provide a Variety of Transportation Choices

Make Development Decisions Predictable, Fair and Cost Effective

Encourage Community and Stakeholder Collaboration in Development Decisions Add your own Smart Growth Principle:

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Personal Journal / Notes

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Post-Trip Reflection: Think about your experiences on the trip and write 300 - 500 words (total) in response to these questions. Your answers need to be typed and stapled to the inside of this Passport. 1. During the Immersion Trip you experienced natural places, historic places, urban environments, a diversity of people, internationally focused organizations, group discussions, etc. Describe the most effective resources/activities that helped you think during the Immersion Trip. What did they teach you and why were they so effective? 2. Think about how the Senior Immersion Trip experience is relevant to your life and the realities of today’s world. Now that you are on the cusp of becoming an adult, what do you believe your role is as a global-minded citizen? What responsibilities and opportunities come along with your unique education and awareness of global sustainability?

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Metro Map

Use this map to find closest metro stop to each location • St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (King Street Stop) • D.C. Mall • Gang Plank Marina (Waterfront SEU) • National Geographic Museum (Farragut West) • World Resources Institute (Union Station) • U.S. Forest Service International (Farragut West) • Meskerem (Woodley Park-Zoo / Adams Morgan) • Conservation International (Crystal City) 14


Washington d.C. Map

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A - St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (228 South Pitt Street) B - D.C. mall C - gang Plank marina (600 Water Street SW) D - National geographic museum (1145 17th Street NW) E - World Resources Institute (10 g Street NE, Suite 800) F - U.S. Forest Service International (1099 14th Street NW) g - meskerem (2434 18th Street NW) H - Conservation International (2011 Crystal Drive, Suite 500, Arlington, VA) * REFER TO mETRO mAP TO FIND THE ClOSEST mETRO STOP TO EACH lOCATION lISTED ABOVE

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Senior Passport 2013  

Immersion passport for the senior trip to Washington, DC.

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