As our Impacts presentations draw to a close, today I would like to congratulate my students on all of their hard work. This unit, you have deepened your understanding of the world on so many levels. Not only can you now explain how and why natural disasters occur, you can support your explanations with relevant, pertinent and powerful historical data. You have learned how to construct a persuasive argument using logos, ethos, and pathos. You have learned that when you empower communities with vision, education and funding, they can become more resilient and more disaster prepared. You have so very much of which to be proud! I certainly am extremely proud of each and every one of you.
One final parting thought - As you reflect on your work this trimester, I encourage you to consider how you have been change by it. Remember, global citizens are proactive. I challenge you to ask yourself: How will I make a positive impact on this world in the future? Maybe you can even slice about it! :)
Enjoy a well deserved break! Safe travels to one and all!