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May 6, 2013, Issue
The Spirit of Adventure
Explore an essential question using this issue’s paired texts, a slide show, activity sheets, and more.
Essential Question: What drives the human spirit of adventure?

Summary:
This issue’s paired texts explore modern-day teen adventurers—with a focus on teen sailor Laura Dekker—and the 13th-century adventurer Marco Polo. Your students will use these texts to consider the nature of adventure and exploration. The lesson includes discussion questions, a graphic organizer, a Scope slide show on adventurers, and a fun culminating activity that asks students to design promotional materials for an adventure travel company.

Main Objectives:
• to read and compare two nonfiction articles on related topics
• to participate in whole-class and small-group discussions
• to synthesize information to respond to a writing prompt
• to draw on ideas in the texts to produce a video, slide show, or pamphlet

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Materials:
• May 6, 2013, issue of Scope
• digital version of “Extreme Teens” to project
Scope slide show “The Spirit of Adventure”
Scope glossary for the articles
Scope activity sheet “Critical-Thinking Questions”
Scope activity sheet “Exploring Adventures”
answer key
contest entry form

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