Friday, September 27th
As you can see, I am not here today. No, I have not decided to defy gender norms and come to school wearing a fake beard and men's clothing like the substitute you have before you. Rather, I am in Vail serving dutifully in my best friend from high school's wedding. Your job today is to be good students because it's the right thing to do (shout out to my man, Immanuel Kant!)
The task before you today is to maximize class time so you can enjoy the weekend without Humanities homework. You have all of class to work on homework. Email me if you have any questions and I'll try to get back to you over the weekend
HOMEWORK (Due Tuesday- we don't have school Monday)
If you are feeling distressed due to my absence and feel like screaming, just let these goats yell for you and laugh instead:
Instructions for Test Corrections
You may do "test corrections" if you are dissatisfied with your grade.
DUE: Thursday, October 3rd at 3:30 pm
Here are the instructions:
1. Complete each of the cases from this document and follow these guidelines when doing so:
3. Type your responses and email me them with the subject: "Test Corrections"
Each case will be worth 5 points for a total of 25 points. I will average your score on the test corrections with the score from your test and change your test grade to reflect that average. So, if you got a 70% on your test and you get an 80% on the test corrections, you will end up getting a 75% on the test.
Thursday, September 26th
Essential Question: How should the government balance security, liberty and equality in creating a just society?
1. Learn what visual rhetoric is and identify Aristotelian appeals in the media
2. Understand the requirements for the Stop and Frisk seminar
STARTER: Respond to this rhetoric in at least 150 words.
Questions to spur your thinking: What ideologies do you hear articulated in this video? What is your reaction to the main speaker’s rhetoric? What elements of his speech are persuasive? What pieces of evidence does he use? What PATHOS- emotional appeals—does he make? Overall, are you moved by his speech?
1. Visual Rhetoric and Aristotelian Appeals Powerpoint (slides 20-40)
*TRANSITION to Stop and Frisk Seminar Assignment*
2. Edmodo blog: Are police supposed to protect our safety by being proactive, or react only after something terrible has happened? Use an example to support your position
3. Discuss freewrites
4. What is the U.S. Constitution? What are the 4th and 14th Amendments? BRIEF Powerpoint
5. Introduction to Stop and Frisk and next Tuesday's Seminar
6. Concessive Thesis Review and practice
Wednesday, September 25th
Goals for the day:
1. Be able to define rhetoric and give examples of rhetorical discourse.
2. Understand and apply the three main "vertices" of the Rhetorical Triangle.
Think about the last time someone persuaded you to do something, buy something, or believe something. What did that person do that was convincing?
Think of the last time you persuaded someone. How did you convince your “audience”?
1. TIB Reading
3. In pairs: Brainstorm all of the ways that you interact with persuasion in your lives, both as persuader and persuaded.
4. Mini-lesson powerpoint (slides 1-20 only) Rhetoric: "The Art of Persuasion"
5. Analyze the rhetoric of animashighschool.com
6. American Justice Ideology group activity (Security, Liberty, Equality)
7. If time, introduction to Stop and Frisk
a. What is it? How do Security, Liberty and Equality conflict in this issue?
b. What was the Supreme Court's recent ruling?
c. Two videos:
Tuesday, September 24th TEST DAY!
1. This I Believe Reading!
2. Jessica's Daily Affirmations: "I like my haircuts!"
When you're starting to doubt yourself mid-test, just take a page out of little Jessica's book and remember "you can do anything good, better than anyone, better than anyone"
Last minute test prep! Do what you need to do to prepare:
- Ask me questions
- Have a partner quiz you
- Review the power point
- Review your notes
4. Moral Philosophy Exam
Monday, September 23rd
1. TIB Reading
2. Block 1/2: Ashley's review of key terms/big ideas in the powerpoint
3. Test Review:
4. Whole class discussion on the "practice application" activity
Friday, September 20th
TIB Essay Readings:
Give feedback to today's reader on edmodo!
Take this short survey for Ellie Ellis and POW: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/TZYJ87V
1. Hang your poster and plan your skitessons
2. Instructions for Skitesson presentations:
3. Begin skits!
Ashley's Power point on Moral Philosophies
Thursday, September 19th
Work with your group to deconstruct your philosophy and prepare your Skitesson!
1. Libby presenting about LINK
2. TIB Essay reading
3. Review the roles and check-list for work time
4. Skitesson group work time
Roles for Work Time
Wednesday, September 18th
Watch the first minute of the trailer on the 1995 film version of Vonnegut's 1961 short story, "Harrison Bergeron". Choose one of the following prompts to respond to:
1. Discuss starter
2. What are potential problems with Material Equality?
Formal equality v. Material Equality definitions (Watch the first 1:30 of the video)
3. Read the explanation and first 2 paragraphs of the Declaration of Independence. What does it mean when we say that “all men are created equal” or that they are all “endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights” ?
4. Read Kurt Vonnegut's short story "Harrison Bergeron" and jot down notes to the "discussion questions" at the end of the story
5. Seminar on discussion questions (your choice: small groups or whole class?)
6. Time to work on Skitessons
Tuesday, September 17th
Announcement from Roxy about pictures:
"School Photo retake day will be not happen here! Please tell all students that missed PHOTO day, to Call thru the Lens 970-247-8626 and ask when a good time to stop in would be. This will cost nothing unless they are ordering prints, and then the cost covers the prints. If students do not get photographed they will be left out of the yearbook and will NOT get a school ID"
Starter: Edmodo Blog It!
Choose one of the4 Corners prompts from yesterday:
*When you self-assess on Oct 10th, will you be able to say you've been posting to edmodo beyond my prompts? Here's a couple ways you could do so this week: For A-level edmodo participation, respond to at least 2 other students' ideas this week OR post a link to a current events issue that has a moral element to it. Explain what the moral dilemma is and state your opinion on the issue.
1. Moral Philosophies Power Point presentation
2. Clarify Student "Skitesson" assignment and review the rubric
3. Work on Skitesson individual components (Parts A-C)
4. Mid-project Survey
Humanities 11 Teacher at Animas High School