Thursday, May 21st*2015
Wednesday, May 20th * 2015
1. Time to add to your letter of rec
2. Peer Critique for Letter of Rec.
3. Mock Interview Critique
4. Work Time
Tuesday, May 19th
seniors' Ted Talks
1. Real quick Resume formatting mini-lesson
2. Work Time
Creating the College Resume Resources
Sample Resumes & Templates
Monday, May 18th
Understand the requirements for TPOLs and develop a list of the many ways one can be talented to help you identify your own strengths
Share which Osprey Week trip you went on and one highlight from the trip with a partner or small group
1. Watch and respond to Sir Ken Robinson's Ted Talk
2. TPOL guidelines
3. Work Time Options:
NOTE: REQUIRED PEER CRITIQUE FOR TPOL LETTERS OF REC and MOCK INTERVIEWS WILL BE ON THURSDAY. 15 point process grade!
STARTER: Write down your exhibition elevator pitch:
A. Rehearse your elevator pitch
B. Work time! See the exhibition checklist on the board or HERE
C. HONORS: add your seminar questions to this document
D. Go check out senior project TED Talks
Friday, May 8th
1. Turn in Sense of Place essay/poem/story WITH my feedback (if I gave it to you) AND a self-assessed rubric!
2. De-brief Exhibition: Roses and Thorns? Most interesting conversation?
3. Here are TPOL Guidelines for you planners out there!
4. MOVIE OR Senior Ted Talk
1. Ted Talk by Magic Nick's cousin (related to Happiness and Meaning project)
3. Exhibition prep work time (see the checklist from Monday's DP blog)
EXTRA CREDIT OPPORTUNITY
I would love to have us all do this and end this year with us coming full-circle to Ferguson, MO and the social and political justice issues we examined in the fall. However, I realize that some of you are in last minute exhibition prep panic mode.
To that end, I'm offering extra credit to those who want to learn about and respond to what's currently happening in Baltimore.
To receive the 10 points of E.C., you need to
1. Read and watch the various sourced linked on this webpage (there are a lot to choose from. Get yourself educated)
2. Read a few other students' comments at the bottom of the page.
3. Your turn: In the comment section, respond to all the questions posted just above the comment section. (I've reposted them below for your reference)
4. Send Ashley an email saying that you have done this. I'll check the comment field.
— Have you been following the events in this city? Why or why not? How have you felt as you watched or read?
— What do you think of what Mr. Obama says in his speech?
— How do you feel about the argument in the Op-Ed that peaceful protest may sometimes be “pointless”? How should people protest events like the deaths of Freddie Gray, Tamir Rice, Eric Garner or Michael Brown? Can violence ever be justified? Why or why not, in your opinion?
— Do you agree with Mr. Obama that we need a period of “national soul-searching” to resolve the violence that has rocked Baltimore, Ferguson, Mo., and other cities over the past year? If so, what questions should we be asking ourselves?
— What do you think our schools should do? Our churches? Parents? Teenagers? The government? What could you do?
— Do you agree with the president that the news media focuses on “dramatic images of brutality and chaos rather than on what have been mostly peaceful protests in Baltimore and other cities”?
— Thousands of comments have been posted to this regularly updated account of what is happening in Baltimore. Scroll through some of them, perhaps looking at the Readers’ Picks or New York Times Picks to sort them. Are there any with which you strongly agree? Disagree? Why?
Today, we're going to spend some time learning about and discussing the recent Earthquake in Nepal.
Why? It's important to be informed about world events
Why? Because #Interconnectedness, #GetYoselfEducated #BeingCulturedIsCool #GetOutOfYoBubble
1. Let's watch some videos to understand the effect of the earthquake:
“Katmandu: Before the Quake” (What was the capitol like before the event?)
“Fear and Limbo in Katmandu” (How are survivors coping after the event?)
2. As we watch and read about the news of devastation thousands of miles away from the United States, it can be easy to get sucked into a sensational media event that distorts the actual events, emotions and needs of the people on the ground. To combat that human tendency and to exhibit the critical eye Animas students pride themselves on, let's take a look at Jonathan M. Katz’s essay “How Not to Report on an Earthquake,” about his experiences during the 2010 Haiti earthquake, and then consider how as media consumers (and perhaps as producers someday), we should be asking thoughtful questions about what stories are being told in the news media, and what stories are frequently not being told during a natural disaster like the one affecting Nepal right now.
3. Optional Extension Ideas: If you are ahead of the game with exhibition prep, I'd encourage you to do some additional research on a topic that interests you: ThisNew York Times "Learning Network" Website has a variety of articles about sub-topics regarding the earthquake. You can read/watch/hear more about recovery efforts, the Mt. Everest avalanche, destruction of national treasures, seismology, history and politics, etc..
4. Exhibition Prep! See Monday's DP
Monday, May 4th
Review this checklist for exhibition prep and complete page 2's to-do list
2. Sense of Place refinement reminders: Avoid these common essay mistakes and be sure to have:
3. Work time
Humanities 11 Teacher at Animas High School