Have you felt this week like these llamas represent your thoughts and the flummoxed chasers represent your mind, scrambling around trying to collect said thoughts?
Take the Happiness and Meaning project AND junior-year check in survey (see below)
Here is how I determined how to weight each assignment
250 project points total
Journal: 10% of 250 = 25 points
Seminar: 20% of 250= 50 points
Essay: 40% of 250= 100 points
Art Piece: 30% of 250=75 points
1. Whole class reflection/debrief time:
2. 2nd and 5th period: Guest Speaker, Dan Olson, Executive Director of San Juan Citizens Alliance
About San Juan Citizens Alliance
In 1986 a group of concerned citizens joined forces, launching the Alliance to protect their families and neighbors from the impacts of unchecked oil and gas development. Over the years, the organization grew to address a broad array of regional environmental issues, including climate change, coal mines and power plants, rivers, oil and gas development, forest health and lands protections.
The Alliance is currently home to hundreds of members who care passionately about preserving the unique qualities of this region. They are supported by five full time staff who add decades of technical and strategic expertise to the cause. Below are a few examples of our accomplishments.
Read this op-ed written by tomorrow's guest speaker and answer these questions:
1. What piece of rhetoric/double speak does Dan respond to in this op-ed?
2. Summarize his perspective in this op-ed?
3. What are your impressions of Mr. Olson? What do you think his biases are?
4. Write down at least one question you have for Dan Olson that you could ask tomorrow.
TODAY IS THE LAST DAY OF WORK TIME!! (We won't have any tomorrow).
Use it wisely!
- Essay refinements
- Test Corrections
- Art Piece
1. Review SLC GUIDELINES and ask Ashley CLARIFYING questions
2. SLC Prep-- Email your advisor your SLC prep AND if you are doing an Action Plan (route 1) email the teachers in whose classes you are getting a C- or lower by the end of 1st hour
3. Work Time:
Spend 10 minutes jotting down notes to as many of the seminar questions (listed below) as you can
1. Interview with the director of DamNation: Ben Knight "putting his money where his mouth is" and fulfilling Abbey's challenge that "Sentiment without action is the ruin of the soul"
2. DamNation Seminar
3. Art Piece work time
Firm deadline for art piece proposals (Part 1 and 2) is MONDAY, via email, beginning of class!
Example Personal Philosophy Art Piece:
1. Go over announcements
2. Work time on art pieces OR essay refinements
3. Last 45 minutes: Small group art piece critique and share-out
No ideas? Need help brainstorming?: As a group, help anyone who has no ideas or is struggling to come up with a philosophy statement or art piece idea:
1. Starter: What do you think of this possible innovation? Autonomous Cars
TED Talk (4 min)
2. Art piece work time
1st and 5th periods: Happiness and Meaning Personal Philosophy Statement and Art Piece work time
2nd and 6th periods: Guest Speaker, Ty Churchwell, from Trout Unlimited to talk about Conservationism in action!
- Apply your understanding of Aldo Leopold's "Land Ethic" and environmental ethics to Rachel Carson's speech
Turn in your literary analysis essay with evidence of peer critique
1. Time to finish the powerpoint and/or review
3. Introduction to Personal Philosophy Statement and Art Piece
1. Understand and be able to define various types of environmental ethics
2. Finalize your lit analysis essay
REVIEW OF "LAND ETHIC"
1. Environmental Ethics Powerpoint
2. Time to work on lit analysis essay
Humanities 11 Teacher at Animas High School