Tuesday, April 29th
WEDNESDAY: Be prepared to spend half the class brainstorming or beginning your exhibition visual piece!
THURSDAY: Email Ashley your revised draft with the rubric at the bottom AND submit evidence of a peer-critiqued draft by the beginning of class for 10 process points
Be sure your draft has the following in place:
PEER CRITIQUE PROTOCOL: Peer critique groups
1. Author: State your focusing question and the 2 content areas of rubric you'd like the group to focus on
2. Critiquers: Track changes on one document together. Focus on 2 content areas and focusing questions. Also, look out for sentence structure and spelling/grammar errors.
3. Critiquers: Discuss your feedback with the author and ask any clarifying questions you may have.
Monday, April 28th
Agenda + Essay Draft Deadline Review
Friday, April 25th
Skim through the two exhibition rubrics listed below in "Important Resources" (Visual Piece and Happiness and Meaning project rubrics) and fill out this document with which project you think you're doing to do for exhibition and roughly what medium (collage, painting, video, etc...) you're thinking of.
Quinn's Edmodo Post:
Let it flow like a turtle in the riptide!
Tuesday, April 22nd
Starter: Silently read the Sense of Place Writing Task Statement and Rubric and write down questions you have about it in your journal.
1. Go over the Sense of Place Writing Task Statement + Class of 2014 Guest Speakers to share their experience with this project
2. JOURNAL # 12: Critique student examples from the Class of 2014
Read 2 of the 4 student examples and as you do, jot down notes in your journal that answer these questions:
3. Turn in your journal (be sure each entry is numbered): LIST OF JOURNAL REQUIREMENTS
4. Begin brainstorming/drafting your written piece
Friday, April 18th
Don't forget about the inspiration journal! See the homework page for necessary links.
1. Read this Example Student DP Reflection from class of 2014 and in an email to Ashley, write a reaction to this student's reflection and explain to Ashley whether or not this example helped you better understand the goals of this project and what I hope you may get out of it.
2. Take the survey linked below
3. If time, work on any one of the four inspiration journal entries
Thursday, April 17th
1. Reminder on Homework + Elements of Nature Writing Review
2. Work time: Seminar Prep on Abbey reading and partner responses
3. Parkour, Sense of Place: The Environment and Inner Peace: Check out this documentary on parkour. We may watch the first 7 or so minutes.
Wednesday, April 16th
1. Understand the 4 elements of nature writing
2. Critique writing by Edward Abbey in his description of sense of place, perception of the relationship between man/technology and nature and his environmental ethics.
3. Learn about the nation’s largest and oldest river conservation organization, Trout Unlimited, through the presentation of Ty Churchwell.
Read the handout on elements of nature writing (page 1 and 2 only for online version) and answer the questions on the backside at the bottom of page #2.
1. Edward Abbey: Reading assignment for Friday's seminar- Last major reading assignment of the year!
2. EXIT TICKET: Write down the requirements for Friday's seminar:
2. Guest Speaker: Ty Churchwell with Trout Unlimited (2nd period) or Chemistry (6th period)
Tuesday, April 15th
1. Understand what sense of place means and see examples of how writers and filmmakers define and describe sense of place.
2. Familiarize yourself with some frameworks of "sense of place" as characterized by relationships to place and community attachments.
3. Generate ideas and creative thoughts!
1. Intro to Sense of Place powerpoint
LINK TO THE ARTICLE ABOUT SENSE OF PLACE THAT IS IN MY POWERPOINT
2. Sense of Place Essays from Orion Magazine
"A sense of place is the sixth sense, an internal compass and map made by memory and spatial perception together.” —Rebecca Solnit
A. Read the Categories of Sense of Place: Relationships to Place and Community Attachments and circle the attachments/relationships that most connect to your relationship/attachment to place and community.
PAIR SHARE: Explain your selection(s) and why you chose it/them.
B. Sense of Place Essays from Orion Magazine
TOGETHER: Read "Traverse City, MI"
JOURNAL #7 complete C and D below:
C. READ AT LEAST 2 MORE yourself, asking the same questions of each. (Which of the categories of sense of place seem to apply here? What sort of relationship to the place does the author have? How would you characterize his/her community attachment?) Does the author reveal his/her environmental ethic? Note your connections and observations in your journal.
Sioux Falls, SD
The Bluffs: Pacific Palisades, CA
D. Name this portion of your journal after a place, such as in the titles of the Orion essays. Write about that place with details that attempt to reveal either the nature of your relationship with the place, your community attachment to the place, or both.
Monday, April 14th
LINK TO IMAGES FOR TODAY'S WRITING PROMPT
Journal Prompt #5 (see slide # 3 of the Intro to Creative Writing powerpoint linked below)
1. Introduction to Creative Writing and Journal Prompts
2. Go over Inspiration Journal Requirements (due Tuesday, April 22nd) and review homework for the week
3. Innovation and Mutation: Powerpoint
Friday, April 11th
Evaluate the various issues (economic, social, environmental) at stake in making decisions about energy development as applied to Naturita, Colorado and the Pinon Ridge Mill.
Google Images of Uranium Mills
1. Get into your assigned interest group and prepare for the Town Hall Meeting on the Pinon Ridge Mill
2. Town Hall Meeting
3. Continue Innovation and Mutation powerpoint (JOURNAL #4 take notes on this powerpoint following the Lecture Roadmap slide)
RESOURCES FOR PINON RIDGE MILL TOWN MEETING http://pinonridgemill.com/This is the website for Energy Fuel, the nuclear power development company in charge of building and running the proposed mill.
http://www.examiner.com/article/pinon-ridge-uranium-mill-one-step-closer-to-special-use-permit: This article summarizes a town meeting in 2009 to hear from opponents and proponents to the mill. It summarizes pros and cons.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/28/fukushima-cancer-rates-risks_n_2779729.html This article discusses the cancer risks after the Fukishima nuclear power plant explosion
http://www.hcn.org/wotr/a-uranium-mill-makes-no-sense-in-western-colorado: This is an article in High Country News by a Telluride resident who argues against the mill.
Colorado Government Report on Health Risks of the Pinon Ridge Mill: Additional source for tomorrow's town hall meeting
Use this weekend to make up any journals you may have missed (SEE THIS LINK) and get caught up on any missing work if you were absent from school this week.
Humanities 11 Teacher at Animas High School