Begun at Anoka H.S. for the 2004-05 school year, this annual spring event provides students in teams of 1 to 5 members, the opportunity to solve a series of clues that they are provided as part of the hunts. The clues are drawn from a broad range of subject areas.
The solutions of the clues are presented as a series of projects that are to be done in a number of different formats. Those formats might include works of art, models, powerpoint presentations, skits, songs, reports, various types of creative writing, digital or analog tape movies and additional formats as deemed appropriate and effective. No more than 50% of the work done in researching the clues may be done using computers and the internet.
Finally, the team must decide what all of the solutions to the clues had to do with each other and come up with a theme statement that is supported by the findings.
Prizes for successfully completing the hunts are awarded based on the merit of the work that is done by each team.
Winning 2005 Scavengermation Hunt Team: Breanna Davis Ashley Gnat
Examples of Work Completed by the Winning 2005 Scavengermation Hunt Team
Winning Scavengermation Hunt Theme:
The Industrial Revolution
Great Expectations, along with Oliver Twist were 2 works of fiction that were written with a sense of the turmoil that were part of the social effects of the Industrial Industrial Revolution
Student painting done as a copy of work by Claude Monet, noted impressionist painter during the 19th century. Impressionism was a style of art that emphasized light and color over form and line as had been the fashion, reflecting scientific discoveries regarding light and color that were taking place during this time.
Development of the Theory of Evolution by Charles Darwin during this time that continues to raise questions today about the development of life in contrast to the Theory of Creationism.
Invention of the cotton gin by Eli Whitney that dramatically impacted the production of cotton fabric that helped to significantly fuel the mass production of goods that was a cornerstone of the Industrial Revolution.
Queen Victoria, Queen of England at the time of the Industrial Revolution.
The development of valves for helping to develop the capacity for production of sound in more complex pieces of music took place during this period of time.
Thanks to all of the 2005 Scavengermation Hunt Teams who registered for the1st running of the Scavengermation Hunt at Anoka H.S.: Team 1 - Breanna Davis and Ashley Gnat Team 2 - JoAnn Olson and Matt Franz
Team 3 - Eric Franzman
Team 4 - Sarah Everson and Norma Hiltz
Team 5 - Brandi Sargent, Natalie Warnberg and Meri Stewart
Team 6 - Tyler Horton and Kevin Jensen
The Clues and Solutions for the Winning Scavengermation Hunt:
Clue #1: Alcoholic Fibers Solution: Cotton Gin
Clue #2: From made by hand to untouched by human hands Solution: the use of machine methods for production versus cottage industry / hand-made production
Clue #3: Color reproduction or the masses Solution: development of color lithography
Clue #4: Third Class Carriage Solution: watercolor by Honore Daumier providing social commentary on the new society created by the industrial revolution and increased urbanization
Clue #5: Orchestrated standardization Solution: invention of valve mechanism for musical instruments that gave instruments a greater capacity to handle more complex material being produced
Clue #6: Apart from creationism Solution: theories of evolution created by Charles Darwin
Clue #7: Knock, knock, knocking on Japan's door Solution: opening of trade to Japan by Admiral Perry
Clue #8: Lumiere et coleur, oui! Ligne et forme, non! Solution: impressionis art movement in France
Clue #9: High hopes and a pre-Chubby Checker Dickensian move Solution: Great Expectations and Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
Clue #10: Vickie of Royalty Solution: Queen Victoria of England