Process Teacher’s Page
Mrs. Mason has been trying to find a good
movie to show the class on all the regions and
habitats of Georgia. There is not a good movie
anywhere. I need your help….. Please help me
make a movie that I can show future classes
about Georgia’s regions and habitats. Thank
you and Good Luck!
In groups of 4 or 5 you will take
on the following roles.
Your task is to make a Coastal Researchers
National Geographic special Atlantic Ocean Researchers
on the regions and habitats Swamp/Marsh Researchers
of Georgia. This National Mountain Researchers
Geographic special will be
used for educational Script Writers
purposes in the future. It is All Members
your responsibility to make Actors
it as accurate as possible All Members
using reliable sources of Producers
information. Prop Designers
The following information must be provided on all five regions in
Georgia. These regions are know as:
Georgia Mountains to Sea
1) Plant life - You must include four types of plant life that live in
2) Animals - You should include at least six different animals.
Bonus points will be given if you can find and record at least one of
each of the following: mammal, reptile, amphibian, insect, bird, and
Georgia Wildlife Web
3) Land - Describe the topography of the specific region. Are there
mountains, rivers, lakes or forests in this specific region? Also, be
sure to include the climate. Is it a rainy climate or dry? Hot, humid,
moderate are all ways to describe a climate. Remember, climate is
the weather over long time periods.
4) Fun facts - What fun facts can you find about this region? Is the
highest mountain here or the lowest point in our state in this region?
Any fun fact can be included, but it must relate to the region you are
You will produce a script based on all the information gathered
during your research. DO NOT read facts. Make your script
interesting, fun, funny, serious. Come up with new names, use
When you have finished all your research:
1. Check in with teacher
2. All members MUST help produce a script.
3. Practice, Practice, Practice- you need to memorize your lines.
4. Use Props- it will make your movie more realistic.
5. You will record your movie with the help of Mrs. Mason.
Please be prepared.
Criteria Fair Satisfactory Good Excellent
.Meetings are not held A couple of team meetings Students meet and discuss Students meet and discuss
Teamwork AND/OR some team are held. Most students regularly. Most students regularly. All students
members do not contribute a contribute to the discussion contribute to the discussion contribute to the discussion
fair share of the work and are listened to and are listened to and all are listened to
respectfully. All team respectfully. All team respectfully. All team
members contribute a fair members contribute a fair members contribute a fair
share of the work. share of the work. share of the work.
There is no script. Actors are Script has a few major flaws. Script is mostly complete. It Script is complete and it is
Script expected to invent what they It is not always clear what is clear what each actor will clear what each actor will
say and do as they go along. the actors are to say and do. say and do. Script is shows say and do. Entries and
Script shows an attempt at planning. exits are scripted as are
planning, but seems important movements.
incomplete. Script is quite professional.
Team has spent little effort Team has brainstormed their Team has a fairly clear Team has a clear picture of
Concept on brainstorming and concept, but no clear focus picture of what they are what they are trying to
refining a concept. Team has emerged for the team. trying to achieve. Each achieve. Each member can
members are unclear on the Team members may member can describe what describe what they are trying
goals and how their describe the goals/final they are trying to do overall to do and generally how
contributions will help them product differently. but has trouble describing his/her work will contribute
reach the goal. how his/her work will to the final product.
contribute to the final
Information has little or Information clearly relates to Information clearly relates to Information clearly relates to
Quality of nothing to do with the main the main topic. No details the main topic. It provides the main topic. It includes
Information topic. and/or examples are given. 1-2 supporting details and/or several supporting details
examples. and/or examples.
Provides work that usually Provides work that Provides high quality work. Provides work of the highest
Quality of Work needs to be checked/redone occasionally needs to be quality.
by others to ensure quality. checked/redone by other
group members to ensure
Upon completion of your task, you will
have a better knowledge of the regions in
Georgia. As future teachers, researchers,
authors and movie stars, I hope you will
show children for generations to come just
what a great and diverse state we live in.
Third Grade- Georgia Standard
S3L1. Students will investigate the habitats of different
organisms and the dependence of organisms on their
a. Differentiate between habitats of Georgia (mountains,
marsh/swamp, coast, Piedmont, Atlantic Ocean) and the
organisms that live there.
b. Identify features of green plants that allow them to live
and thrive in different regions of Georgia.
c. Identify features of animals that allow them to live and
thrive in different regions of Georgia.
d. Explain what will happen to an organism if the habitat is
Webquest adapted from: Georgia Regional Habitat Project.