REMINDER: 9/11 Interviews need to be conducted by tomorrow
Begin to understand the conditions of Japanese Internment
Review yesterday's ppt on War on Terror and define Habeas Corpus in your own words.
1. Discuss the starter
2. Power Point: Pearl Harbor and Japanese Internment Camps
FDR's Address to the Nation on Dec. 8th, 1941
3. Introduction to Snow Falling on Cedars and read and discuss chapter 1
Wednesday, October 30th
Starter: Make some inferences about the picture of the train above:
Some questions to consider: Describe what you think is happening in this image. When do you think this took place? Where are the people going or coming from? Who are the people in this image?
1. Introduction to Project #2 Essential Question and the "War on Terror"
2. Making sense of images- group activity (see slide 1 of the powerpoint below)
Tuesday, October 29th
Starter: What changed after 9/11 in American society/politics? What major event(s) occurred as a result of 9/11?
1. Discuss the starter
2. Watch In Memoriam: New York City, 9/11/01
3. Discuss the film
4. Develop interview questions
5. Share your interview questions with classmates and refine as you see fit
Monday, October 28th
Starter: During times of war, are you willing to sacrifice OTHERS' freedoms in order to feel safer?
Are you willing to give up some of YOUR own individual freedom in order to feel safer?
1. Announcements and week's homework overview
Friday, October 25th
DP Update and Reflection Day
Reflect on your learning experience so that you better understand yourself as a learner, demonstrate critical thinking not just on WHAT you're studying but WHY you're studying it, and so that you can help Ashley refine the process for future students.
1. Starter: Describe your exhibition experience. What did you like most about it? What would you like to see changed? What was the most interesting, thought-provoking or challenging conversation you had?
2. Debrief exhibition as a class
3. End of Project Survey (see above)
4. Dead Poets' Society Film
Goal: Understand the requirements for exhibition and prepare your spiel
2. Class fiesta tomorrow- reminder! + Exhibition logistics review
Zach, Allie, Breeze, Reuben, Sarah-- meet me at the Exhibition at 5pm. Bring one table from the lodge , one table cloth, two chairs and five easels. We also need tape and one of our exhibition posters.
Emily, Olivia and Rachel-- be at the exhibition at 6:00 and direct students where to set-up. Hang up the poster somewhere and bring 9 easels.
3. Conflict Resolution Role Play
4. Speed Dating with your exhibition spiel and Boy Band hits
*Please don't forget to bring in your visual piece on Friday! I want to hang them in the school and need to grade them.
Wednesday, October 23rd
By 3:15: Email me the jpeg of your poster with 300 resolution and your chosen dimensions
Why are we doing this exhibition? What do I want you and community members to take away from this experience? Why would I choose to hold it in a coffee house?
1. Discuss starter
3. Discuss God Loves Uganda
4. Passive Voice Minilesson
Read the handout on "Passive voice":
5. MAYBE: Watch and discussthis Ted Talk, entitled "The Moral Roots of Liberals and Conservatives"
- Artist Statement
- Visual Piece
- Email me the jpeg of your poster with 300 resolution and your chosen dimensions
Tuesday, October 22nd
Using ten words or less, write this sentence more concisely (aka: Streamline it!)
Many have made the wise observation that when a stone is in motion rolling down a hill or incline that that moving stone is not as likely to be covered all over with the kind of thick green moss that grows on stationary unmoving things and becomes a nuisance and suggests that those things haven’t moved in a long time and probably won’t move any time soon.
1. Edmodo Feedback Debrief/Discussion
2. Nevada school shooting discussion: Do these types of tragedies justify tighter gun control policies?
2. Why should we try to make our writing more concise?
3. Mini-Lesson: "Conciseness"
Monday, October 21st
Extra Credit Opportunity:
This film is showing for free at Fort Lewis College in the Vallecito Room on Tuesday night at 6pm. 15 points extra credit if you go and write a reaction. The reaction should be one page, single-spaced and include a short summary followed by a critical analysis and reaction to the film.
About the film
The feature-length documentary God Loves Uganda is a powerful exploration of the evangelical campaign to change African culture with values imported from America’s Christian Right.
The film follows American and Ugandan religious leaders fighting “sexual immorality” and missionaries trying to convince Ugandans to follow Biblical law.
God Loves Uganda premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on January 18th, 2013 and has won numerous awards at film festivals so far. The film serves as a catalyst for change, through our upcoming international screening tour and social action campaign.
Quote of the day: French mathematician and philosopher Blaise Pascal once wrote something to the effect of: "If I had more time, I would have made this letter shorter"(1657)
Goal: Understand the areas in your writing that you can strengthen and begin refining your op-ed article. Understand what a smooth transition and paragraph topic sentence looks like and refine your own writing in this way.
Answer these questions on your google doc of starters:
A note on my feedback:
Don't be alarmed! I had to get straight to the point and thus there is more critique than positive feedback. I still think you are all wonderful, smart and beautiful human beings, I just care more about you becoming outstanding writers than making sure you feel all warm and fuzzy after reading my critique. After all, these are drafts.
Goal: Create your visual piece! Make it rhetorically impactful.
Starter: Evaluate this example works cited page
Part 1: Basic Observations:
Part 2: Evaluate the credibility of the sources:
Humanities 11 Teacher at Animas High School