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The passport is a tool for juniors to use throughout the trips as they explore Tangier Island and Reedville - includes maps, diagrams, points of reflection, key questions, etc....

Text of IMMERSION TRIP 11TH GRADE PASSPORT

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    2012 JuniorImmersion Trip

    Passport

    Name______________________________________________________

    Your Tangier Family Name______________________________________

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  • Grading Rubric50% 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 question

    PASSPORT RUBRIC

    Student has completed all required parts with high quality A/95

    Student has completed all required parts but quality needs someimprovement

    B/85

    Student has completed all required parts with poor quality OR stu-dent has some parts with high quality but is missing components

    C/75

    Student is missing required parts and parts present needimprovement

    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 Immer-sion 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

    Christchurch Administrator (804) 815-3449

  • 1. Think about an aspect of your life that you are proud of and describe why it is important to you. How would having it taken away impact you?

    2. Trip expectations: What are you most excited about? How do you think this trip will be different from other school trips (including Immersion Trips) you have been on? How do you think you will learn best on this trip?

    Pre-Trip ReflectionAnswer both questions using a combined minimum of 350 words, make sure you answer both reflection questions. yOUR ANSWERS NEED TO BE TyPED AND STAPlED TO THE INSIDE OF THIS PASSPORT.

    Table of Contents

    The Big Question and Sustainability Fractal ..............................1

    The Chesapeake Bay Watershed ................................................2

    Tangier Island Map ....................................................................3

    23440 mystery Tour ..................................................................4-5

    Tangier Home Visit ....................................................................6

    Watermen Experience ...............................................................7

    Impressions of Tangier .............................................................8

    Reedville map ............................................................................9

    menhaden matter ......................................................................10-11

    Reedville Unplugged ..................................................................12

    Impressions of Reedville ...........................................................13

    Heart of the Cheasapeake Bay Sighting list ..............................14

    Wrap-Up Reflection ...................................................................15

    Personal Journal / Notes ...........................................................16

  • Investigating Communities Living at the bottom of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

    Ourselves, Our Nation

    THE BIg QUESTION

    To what extent does government play a role in protecting natural resources, culture and economy?

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    Sustainability Fractal

  • Chesapeake Bay Watershed

    What is a watershed?_____________________________________________________________

    list the six states that are in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed______________________, ______________________, ______________________,______________________, ______________________, ______________________.

    Instructions

    locate and label the following on the map: (write the number on the map instead of the words)

    1. Appalachian Mountains2. Eastern Shore3. Washington, D.C.4. Richmond, VA5. Baltimore, MD6. Harrisburg, PA7. Reedville, VA8. Christchurch, VA9. Rappahannock River10. Tangier Island11. Atlantic Ocean

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  • Tangier Island Map

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  • 23440 Mystery TourWith your Tangier Family, use your observation and interviewing skills to investigate Tangier Island. Remember to be respectful of everyone. Be mindful of peoples time and space. you should not ask an individual every question, but you can ask different people the same question. Break up the questions. you should walk all over the island. Everyone should ask questions and everyone should listen. Have fun exploring and figuring out how Tangier works!

    1. Find Parks marina and label it on the Tangier map. list the name of 4 boats you see in the creek.

    1.2.3.4.

    2. locate Tangier Combine School. What road is it on?

    What grades and how many students attend?

    How many Juniors?

    How many first graders?

    3. list the top 4 last names on the Tangier Island. Describe how you accomplished this task.

    1. 2. 3. 4.

    4. Find out who and what the following are and describe their role in the community:

    Delvin K

    Ooker Eskridge

    Courtney Thomas

    Cindy Parks

    Dan Dize

    Ken Castelli

    Dr. Nichols

    5. Where does the drinking water on the island come from?

    Where do they get their electricity?

    6. How many bridges are on the island?

    How did Hoisten bridge get its name?

    What type of factory used to be located near Hoisten bridge?

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  • If you were on a date which bridge would you go to and why? Find the bridge on the map and put a heart around it.

    7. Find a spot where you can look down into the water. mark your location with a number 7 on the Tangier Map.

    What color is the water?

    How far down can you see?

    list any animals you can see.

    8. Find the Tangier Island History and Cultural museum. list 3 things in the museum you would like to know more about.

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    2.

    3.

    9. What are main Ridge and West Ridge? Circle them on the Tangier map.

    label the names of 2 neighborhoods on main Ridge and 2 on West Ridge on the Tangier map.

    10. locate the mail Dock and mark on the Tangier map. This is a spot where Tangiermen often hang out. Ask what a buster, rank peeler, sook, hotel, and prime are.

    11. Who is the top waterman of all time? What made him successful?

    12. What does it mean to have the mud between your toes?

    13. How many churches are on the island?

    14. What is the name of the grocery store? How often is food delivered there?

    15. The oldest cemetery is on long Bridge Road, record the name, date and epitaph from the oldest headstone you can find. How old was the person and when did they pass away?

    16. What are favorite traditions in the Tangier community?

    17. What are the top jobs on Tangier other than working on the water?

    18. What is the best part of being a waterman? What is the hardest?

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  • Tangier Home Visits Tangier Home Visits will provide a unique opportunity to intimately discover a community with an extremely rich past and uncertain future. you will be spending some quality time with people who have chosen to live on an isolated island at the bottom of a 64,000 square mile watershed. Seventeen million people, governmental regulations, global markets, and rising sea level directly impact the people that you will be talking with and the watermen community that they love.

    All of the people you are going to visit have volunteered their time because of our interest in the heritage that means so much to them. Please be extremely respectful of the time, thought and generosity of the people who are going to help you really know what it means to be a Tangierman in 2012.

    Work with your family group to brainstorm questions. Below are a few questions that are designed to help you get started. Divide up the questions and introduce yourself. let the conversation flow.

    list the name and occupations of people you are visiting ____________________________________

    _________________________________________________________________________________

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    5. What is Tangier talk? What is your favorite Tangier saying? What does, you only came for a mess of greens mean? What does shes fair mean? What does youre selling cakes mean?

    6. Can you tell us a story about big freeze ups? Friday night trials and New years giving?

    7. What do you love about living on Tangier? How important is the church to the community?

    8. What is it like to be a child growing up on Tangier? What is your favorite childhood memory?

    9. Tell us a story that would help us understand how patriotic Tangier Island is.

    10. How have regulations affected life on Tangier? Do you feel like your voice is heard by government representatives? Why? Why not?

    11. What are the greatest challenges facing Tangier Island today? Are there plans to overcome these challenges?

    12. Will you tell us a story about a time the Island community came together to help someone?

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    14.

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  • 7 Watermen ExperienceTake advantage of this extremely rare opportunity to spend quality time with some of the greatest watermen and community leaders left on Tangier Island. These individuals are proud, hard working, real-deal Tangiermen. Be polite, respectful and shake their hands. Below are questions that will help you get to know a Tangier waterman. Please ask your own questions that arise.

    Find out the name of the waterman who is volunteering to spend time with you. Also fi nd out the name of his boat and who he named it after. Put both names in the box below.

    Would you tell us about your boat (style, advantages, disadvantages, engine)

    What is your daily routine as a Waterman?

    What is your favorite Bay animal? Why?

    What is the most interesting thing you ever caught?

    What is your favorite part of being a Tangier Waterman?

    Do you specialize in one type of fi shery? What other fi sheries besides crabbing can people participate in on the island?

    What types of expenses are involved with crabbing/fi shing? Has there been anything that has signifi cantly impacted those expenses?

    How has the price of crabs changed over the years? What sets the market price? Is soft crabbing or hard crabbing more profi table? Why?

    Where do the crabs go when they are sold to market?

    How are different fi sheries (crabs, oysters, fi sh) doing in the Tangier Sound? Have you noticed a change in the health of the water over time (clarity, fi sheries, etc)?

    Walker JamesURBANNA, VIRGINIA

  • 8 Impressions of Tangier 1. Since leaving the Western Shore, what were some of the most interesting things that you learned about the community of Tangier and the island itself?

    The Community

    The Physical Island

    2. Using all your senses describe the highlights from todays Tangier Experience.

    Sight:

    Smell:

    Hearing:

    Feeling:

    Tasting:

    3. Think about a fishs lateral line sense. It allows them to feel vibrations in the water around them (Kind of like feeling the force or a sixth sense). If you had a lateral line, what is a highlight that you would have sensed on Tangier Island today?

    Reflection Sketch

  • 9Reedville Map

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    Reedville map locations

    1. Festival Hall2. Reedville Fishermans Museum3. Altaffers House4. Chitterchats Ice Cream5. Crazy Crab Resturant6. Ronnies Deli7. Georges Railway8. Rogers Fish Shack9. Omega Protein10. Reedville Stack

    Chesapeake

    Bay

  • Menhaden MattersUse the spaces provide to note information about the environmental, social and economic significance of menhaden and the menhaden industry.

    Notes from mr. Colas pre-trip:

    Notes from the Reedville museum:

    Notes from mr. Deihls presentation:

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    Filter Feeder

    Sold for Crab bait

    Native Americans used it to grow

    crops

    ECONOmICSOCIAl

    ENVIRONmENTAl

    Create a web that tells the story of the menhaden. Use resources from mr. Colas pre-trip lesson, the Reedville museum, and mr. Deihls presentation to try and tell the complete story. Use the lines pro-vided and create your own lines as needed.

  • Reedville Unplugged Reedville Unplugged will provide a unique opportunity to intimately discover a community with an extremely rich past and uncertain future. you will be spending some quality time with people who have chosen to live in a community that largely depends on the menhaden fishery and natural resources of tidewater Virginia. All of the people you are going to visit have volunteered their time because of our interest in the heritage that means so much to them. Please be extremely respectful of the time, thought and generosity of the people who are going to help you really know what it means to be from Reedville, Virginia.

    Work with your family group to brainstorm questions. Below are a few questions that are designed to help you get started. Divide up the questions and introduce yourself. let the conversation flow.

    list the name and occupations of people you are visiting _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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    2.

    3.

    4.

    5. Whats unique about the culture in the community of Reedville?

    6. Can you tell us why this location is important to you and the community of Reedville?

    7. What do you love about living in Reedville? How important is the menhaden to the community?

    8. What is it like to be a child growing up in Reedville? What is your favorite childhood memory?

    9. Tell us a story that would help us understand how patriotic Reedville is.

    10. How have regulations affected life in Reedville? Do you feel like your voice is heard by government representatives? Why? Why not?

    11. What are the greatest challenges facing Reedville today? Are there plans to overcome these challenges?

    12. Will you tell us a story about a time the Reedville community came together to help someone?

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    Impression of Reedville 1. Since arriving in Reedville, what were some of the most interesting things that you learned about the community of Reedville?

    The Community

    The natural environment

    2. Using all your senses describe the highlights from your Reedville Experience.

    Sight:

    Smell:

    Hearing:

    Feeling:

    Tasting:

    3. Think about a fishs lateral line sense. It allows them to feel vibrations in the water around them (Kind of like feeling the force or a sixth sense). If you had a lateral line, what is a highlight that you would have sensed in Reedville today?

    Reflection Sketch

  • Heart of the Chesapeake Bay Sighting ListIn the Sky1.

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    On the land1.

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    In the Water

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    list the major activities that you did on this

    Immersion Trip

    Example - Tangier mystery tour1.

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  • Wrap-Up ReflectionThink about your experience on the trip, write a 350 word (combined) or more response to these questions. yOUR ANSWERS NEEDS TO BE TyPED AND STAPlED TO THE INSIDE OF THIS PASSPORT.

    In your opinion where would you place Tangier and Reedville in the sustainability fractal? Draw a dot on the fractals where you think it belongs and answer the questions below.

    1. In your opinion, what is the governments role in protecting the Chesapeake Bay, its culture and economy? Use experiences from your Immersion Trip in the sustainability fractal tools above to defend your opinion.

    3. In your opinion what is the most important thing you discovered on this Immersion Trip? What experience helped you most in this discovery?

    Tangier Reedville

    Nature&

    Environmentalism

    Ecology

    Equity Economy

    Ecology /Economy

    Ecology /Equity

    Economy /Ecology

    Equity /Ecology

    Equity /Economy

    Economy /Equity

    Business&

    Capitalism

    Society&

    Socialism

    SUSTAINABLE

    Nature&

    Environmentalism

    Ecology

    Equity Economy

    Ecology /Economy

    Ecology /Equity

    Economy /Ecology

    Equity /Ecology

    Equity /Economy

    Economy /Equity

    Business&

    Capitalism

    Society&

    Socialism

    SUSTAINABLE

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  • Personal Journal / Notes

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