I presented the general learning goals for this unit along with the expectations for the student Learning Journal.
We also looked at some of the key vocabulary for the first few weeks of our lessons which really helped fire up everyone's enthusiasm for this topic. I shared lots of interesting and quick facts that I hope will spark everyone's interest.
As for the Learning Journal itself, please visit this post from last year for an explanation of how this tool works and the expectations for students.
Here's a copy of a page from the Journal that students will complete after most lessons.