Welcome to the world! Today we create our personal travel passports, learn how to read complex maps, and try navigating with latitude and longitude.

Supplies for this class

Before class, you can start making sure you have all the supplies you’ll need for class this semester.

Books you will need:

  1. Rocks, Rivers and the Changing Earth, 2021 edition https://www.amazon.com/Rocks-Rivers-Changing-Earth-geology/dp/1955402043/
  2. Esperanza Rising https://www.amazon.com/Esperanza-Rising-McDougal-Littell-Library/dp/043912042X/
  3. I Lived on Butterfly Hill https://www.amazon.com/Lived-Butterfly-Hill-Marjorie-Agosin/dp/1416994025/
  4. Call It Courage https://www.amazon.com/Call-Courage-Armstrong-Sperry/dp/0689713916

You can also start making sure you have all the supplies you’ll need for your at-home science experiments. Here is a list of what you’ll need:

Car wash sponge

Waxed paper



Baking tin or pan

Pieces of cardboard

Rough sand with pebbles

Large jar with lid

Soil with rocks

Large jar or glass baking dish

Sand or gravel

Clear glass cup

Dark colored dish



Cookie sheet or pan

3 bottles with screw tops

Dry beans

Glass jar with screw top

Empty tin can

Baking dish


Sheet of paper

Homework for this class

Start reading Esperanza Rising

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