Contributor’s Name (Your Name): Jill Winland

n our world today, we are increasingly becoming more and more interconnected with each other. People used to wait weeks, even months, for letters from friends. Now, thanks to the internet, we are able to speak with people across the globe in an instant. As businesses cross borders, people are able to move to new places, and money is easier to exchange, we are more connected than ever before. At the same time, we are still independent, with countries having their unique cultures, histories, and needs. This same thing happens in nature. Animals are independent in finding the resources they need to survive, but all animals in a ecosystem are all interconnected because every organism is connected in the food web.

Theme: Independence/Interdependence

Geared toward ages: 12-14 7th and 8th grade Math

    Kick off: Electricity
    Seminar Title: The Crow and the Pitcher

Discussion Topics: 1. ​How aware are you of forces that you are interdependent on? 2. Do you intentionally influence other people, policies, or organizations? If so, why and how? If not, why not? 3. What is our ​responsibility​ as individuals to positively influence our world? 4. What influences are easier to follow than others? Why?

Group Initiative: Hello Sailor

Project: Business Plan

Outside Opportunity: Edventure

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