We now pause to take a break from the winter. We were buried in snow this week and as I started to write a blog about more authentic project ideas for the topic of snow, I decided I really wanted to write about the sunny south of the US.
So, I looked through my photos and found a favorite from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Cruise ships are a huge part of the Florida economy. What are all the ways that a ship impacts a port’s economy? What are all the positive impacts a ship brings? For little ones this could be a project about jobs on ships. What are all the negative impacts? For older learners this could go into a project about congestion and pollution.
How has COVID-19 and the shutdown of the cruise industry impacted port economies?
Study ship designs and design a better ship. Design improvements for a local port. Create a list of all jobs on a ship and “apply” for a job… Tons of authentic ways to go with this topic. Bon Voyage!