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Bob Barboza

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What would it take to create the worlds most perfect island? The Cabo Verde Tenth Island Project.

Teachers and students from around the world are collaborating to build the worlds most perfect island. We are call our project "The Cabo Verde Tenth Island Project." Our work is based on the real island of Santa Luzia, Cabo Verde. This island is uninhabited. It is perfect for our global distance learning project. Most of our students are in high school. We are open to letting younger students participate. We just recently returned from the Cabo Verde Islands and spoke with the president, teachers, business leaders, and students. We are all in agreement and the project is now underway. We need your help. What would we have to do to create the worlds most perfect island? How would we even get started. What should we use for energy? How can we turn salt water into fresh water? How will we feed each other? How will we create jobs? Can different people from around the world get along with each other? What types of government will we create for each other? Is it possible to create an island off the West Coast of Africa where people can live in peace? You can follow the work that we have completed by visiting http://www.KidsTalkRadioUSA.com.

Side Notes:

This virtual international global learning project was started in the USA by educator Bob Barboza and his team at Super School University. Bob spoke the idea of "The Cabo Verde Tenth Island Project," at the International V Congresso on the Cabo Verde Island of Sao Vincente. Bob was then asked to present the idea to First Lady and President Pedro Pires of the Cabo Verde Islands. The US group then returned home to the US to start the project. When the project is complete Kids Talk Radio, Super School Teen TV, Super School Press and Youth World News will send a special audio and video podcasts to President Obama's "Race To The Top " education advisory team.

This project integrates Obama's STEM Program of studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics. We need your fresh idea?


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    May 14 2011: Part of our job at Super School University is to help to get high school students excited about studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics. In addition, we are adding the study of languages and the visual and performing arts.

    STEM: High School Science Reading Challenge:

    Arid Zone Geomorphology-Third Edition
    Process, Form and Change in Drylands
    Editor: David S. G. Thomas
    ISBN 978-0-470-51908-0

    Project: Cabo Verde Tenth Island Project, 2011-2012

    Your challenge is to read Arid Zone Geomorphology and report on the advances that have been made in recent years in the investigation and explanation of landforms and geomorphological processes in drylands. We request that you read and report on regional case studies that will play a role in helping the Cabo Verde Tenth Island Project. We are looking for additional information about Large Scale Controls, Variability in Drylands, Surface Processes and Characteristics, The Work of Water and The Work of Wind, and the geomorphological hazards and the human impact of deserts and arid regions.

    Extra credit can be earned by collecting Cabo Verde Tenth Island video and audio podcasts interviews of instructors in the school of Geography and Environmental Studies.

    Interview Topics:
    Climate Frameworks
    Desert System Variability
    Pavements and Mantles
    Desert Dune Processes and Histories
    Geomorphological Hazards in Drylands and Arid Zone Geomorphology
    21st Century Global Warming

    Additional information can be found at Cabo Verde Tenth Island Project: http://www.KidsTalkRadioUSA.com

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