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Activity Description of "Beowulf and the Bog"


Title Beowulf and the Bog
Audience Grades: 9-12. Biology and English Literature
Abstract A transdisciplinary unit that incorporates the ancient English literature poem, Beowulf, with community ecology and the concepts of primary hydrarch succession. Students in a literature class study the literary aspects of Beowulf while students in biology study succession and ecology. The two classes are joined for a trip to a wetland system known as a bog which was the probable setting for the Old English poem. This unit was developed in conjunction with a English Literature instructor named Richard J. McNally.
Author Pamela Duncan
Email AEPDuncan
Unifying Concept Systems, order and organization
Science and Technology Abilities of technological design
Science as Inquiry Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
History and Nature of Science Nature of scientific knowledge
Science in Personal and Social Perspectives
Life, Physical, Earth Sciences Behavior of organisms, Populations and ecosystems
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