IA Week Three – Apprentice

Matamata, New Zealand – Dec 11, 2016: Hobbiton movie set created for filming The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies in North Island of New Zealand. It is opened for tourist who visit New Zealand.

Writing Assignment

Write the concluding sentence for all 4 of your four squares in the empty box (bottom right box) by taking the introduction sentence from the middle box and adding a list of your 3 subtopics to make a complete sentence. For example: my intro sentence in “The desert is my favorite biome.” My three subtopics are weather, plants, and wildlife. So my concluding sentence would be, “The desert is my favorite biome because of the weather, plants, and wildlife.”


  1. Watch this VIDEO overview about AUSTRLIA. (3 minutes)
  2. Watch this VIDEO overview about OCEANIA. (7 minutes)
  3. What is considered Oceania?
    • Oceania: This area consists of the islands of the Pacific Ocean, including Australia, New Zealand, and various Pacific island nations. It is recognized for its stunning natural beauty, diverse indigenous cultures, and the Great Barrier Reef.
    • Use THIS LINK to see a list of all the countries are in OCEANIA, this will help you when you’re thinking about your continent project. The link is also a helpful overview of the area.


Think about what you would like to learn more about in OCEANIA. Spend 1-2 hours learning about a creation that interests youeither a creation of God’s or something made by man, find information about the topic and create a short 2 minute (or 5 minutes, see step 3) presentation to be presented in class.

(1-2 hours)

  1. Sign up for the topic you want to present on. The list has lots of ideas you can choose from, but you are welcome to choose something that is NOT on the list, if you think of something that isn’t in the sign-up document check with Traci, likely we can add it. SIGN UP HERE.
  2. Identify on a map (you can use THIS MAP or choose your own) which area/country in OCEANIA that your project is from: (2 minutes)
  3. You can do a 2-minute solo presentation, or do a 5-minute presentation with one or two partners. (No longer than five minutes, I WILL cut you off. If it’s some kind of demo, practice first so you have a general idea of the time you will take. Contact me if you have extenuating circumstances)
  4. Here’s the deal, though – you can’t just stand up and talk about a topic. You need to do something creative – a skit, a video (that you make – not one you show from YouTube), a demonstration, you can bake something, paint something, make a floral arrangement, build something, write and sing a song, etc. Be creative!

(HEY! I LOVED your creative presentations in November!! I’m looking forward to what you come up with for next class!! – Traci)


Yes. . . and

  1. Watch or Listen to the talk “Yes, and. . .”: The Creative Art of Living”
    Think about how you can you apply the principles in your own life and your passion project.
    “Yes, and. . .”: The Creative Art of Living” (30 minutes)
  2. THIS WEEK: Find 3 or 4 times to try “yes, and. . .” be prepared to briefly share your experience.


Remember your year-long project that have been working on?? Keep at it! Plan to spend 1 1/2 hours THIS WEEK on your project. (90 minutes) Are you having fun yet?

(If the answer is no, let’s chat!)

Before class go the THIS LINK and report on how your project is going.  (4 minutes)

photo: Floriade, flower festival in Australia

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