### Algebra C Description

Name of Course: Algebra C

Learning Facilitator: Jeff

Number of Students: 12

Dates: Jan 19-March 27

Days we Meet: Thursday and Friday

Course Description: Our group learned about Algebra. We started to learn one big keyword is PEMDAS. Then we started to study the definition of each letter. PEMDAS means: P stands for Parenthesis, E stands for Exponent, M stands for Multiply, D stands for Divide, A stands for Add and S stands for Subtraction. After this, we learned about negative numbers and positive numbers. We learned how to multiply, divide, add and subtract negative numbers and positive numbers together. With that, we had the equation to practice too. When we finished this we drew the number line to know about negative and positive numbers. Then we tried to solve the problems with parenthesis and exponents together. Next, we worked on combining like terms and x,y tables. All the problems that we did the teacher can help a little bit and the less we must to do it by ourselves. The teacher helped us and taught us very well. In the class we worked like a team then we gave the work to the teacher to check.

### Biography Description

Exploration Name: Biography

Exploration Dates: August 12-September 26

Essential Questions:

(1) What is a biography? (2) What events have shaped this person’s life?

Number of Students: 13

Description: The first day that we started to learn our Exploration everyone was very excited.Our Exploration studied with teacher Jo, Sambath and Channa. Our Exploration learned about Biography. Biography is studying about the other person’s life. Biography group worked together and shared ideas that we had. For example, we went on a trip and searched the information in a computer. When we interviewed we used the strategy to understand about the other person’s life like listening strategy, asking questions and interviewing. We learned how to interview the people, by writing down the notes, how to be a good photographer and a good questionnaire. When we interviewed the people already we not just write down notes in our book. We also learned to make a documentary in the iMovie program. Some people worked on the information that they got too but they did it in Powerpoint program. The reason we wanted to do like this because in the future if we forget what we have we can look in the documentary of the other people live. The people that we interviewed were: Sophal’s uncle (the older person and now he does not do anything because his leg is hurt), Sophal’s sister-in-law (now she not do anything but she works at her house), Sophal (works in Liger cleaning the school), Simian  (works in Liger cleaning the school) and Houy (also works at cleaning Liger too). We had many different people that we interviewed but we only give example some of the people. We took the trip to go to the pagoda near our school to interview the monks in that pagoda. It was so fun for the Biography group. Our group studied only six weeks. Every day during Exploration time the students worked hard and studied new things a lot. In this Exploration all of the students are not lazy, they are active and helpful. We all were really happy to study about biography and now help us have a knowledge and a lot of the experience that we thought.

### Vapac Description

Exploration Name: VaPAC

Exploration Dates: Jan 20 to Mar 7

Number of students: 12 students

Description: My group name is VaPAC. It stands for Visual and Performing Arts Cambodia. Our group areas are a trip, sign language, and mask-making. First I want to talk about the trip. Our group trip was going to Kampot Province. We went there to learn about the Cambodian arts and the disabled people. When we went there we knew that the disabled people can communicate by using sign language. Sign language is so important for the disabled people. We also learned some sign language too. The disabled people can do arts too. They do it by using movement. The next area is mask-making. Our group made the own mask. The mask is made of the paper. It took a lot of time to make one mask. When we finished doing the mask-making we designed what it will look like. The design can be used for performing. It also can be used for sale and hang it on the wall. Our goal was to make the story and do it by using the movement. When we do the movement we can’t say anything.

This our Vapac Website: vapac.ligercambodiablog.org

### Forest Ecology Description

Exploration Name: Forest Ecology

Exploration Dates: Oct 7, 2013 – Nov 19, 2013

Number of students: 12

Essential Questions: (1) What is an ecosystem? (2) What is a natural resource?

Description: An ecosystem is the living things and the non-living things connecting with each other. The one example is algae. Algae take the sunlight for food and fish eat algae and then people eat fish. This is one connection. In Ecosystems class we had a journey book to take notes or write keywords that we don’t know what that word means. In Ecology class the first topic that we learned was a tropical forest. We did not just learn only tropical forests but we also learned a lot of kinds of forests like conifers and others. A tropical forest is a forest that has rain a lot all year. We also learned about ecological relationships. Ecological relationships mean that one organism and another organism connect with each other. Ecological relationships are divided into five parts. They are parasitism, commensalism, predator-prey, mutualism, and competition. Our Ecology group went to Mondulkiri province to study there. We spent six days at  Mondolkiri. We met a lot of people like Bunong people. On Saturday we came back to our school and we shared what we learned.

Bunong words                                Khmer words                                       English

1. តើមឆី                                                      1.ព្រៃឈើ                                    1, Forest

2. កុនឆែលរៀន                                         2.កូនសិស្ស                               2, Student

3. កុនឆែលរៀនតាហៃ                            3.កូនសិស្សម្នាក់់                      3, One student

4. កុនឆែល                                                  4.កូនក្មេង                                    4, Child

5. តាហៃ                                                       5.ម្នាក់                                            5, Person

6. ឆ                                                               6.ឆ្កែ                                                 6, Dog

7. អាចម៍ ឆ                                                 7. អាចម៍ឆ្កែ                                   7, Dog poo

8. ផិខាប់                                                      8.ប៉ាខ្ញុំ                                            8, My Dad

9. មិខាប់                                                      9.ម៉ាក់ខ្ញុំ                                        9, My  Mom

10. ពែក                                                       10.ពស់                                          10, Snake

This is our Forest Ecology Website:  http://ligerforestecology.wordpress.com

### Food Systems Description

Exploration 6

❏ Exploration Name: Food Systems

❏ Exploration Dates: March 10 – May 2

❏ Number of Students: 15

This is our website:  http://foodsystems.ligercambodiablog.org/

### Architecture Description

Exploration Name: Khmer Architecture

Exploration Date: November 20-January 17

Number of students: 12

Essential Questions/areas:

(1) What is the meaning of architecture?

(2) What information should I know about architecture?

(3) What does Khmer architecture look like?

(4) What are the differences between ancient and modern architecture?

(5) How do we create architecture?