Friday, October 31st
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.
Starter: Take the end of project/exhibition reflection survey posted above
Don't Forget to Email me your Final Op-Ed Draft!
*I'll grade your visuals/projects and artist statements once you have posted them on your DP
1. Debrief exhibition as a class
2. Example of an A+ DP Reflection + Go over DP Update/Reflection guidelines
3. DP Update/Reflection Work Time + Movie
Thursday, October 30th
Goal: Understand the requirements for exhibition and prepare your spiel
3. Conflict Resolution Role Play: Two volunteers!
4. Speed Dating with your exhibition spiel and Boy Band hits
5. If you are DONE with all of the exhibition checklist: Watch and discuss this Ted Talk, entitled "The Moral Roots of Liberals and Conservatives"
Work time Resources
Artist Statement Guidelines
check-list for exhibition prep
Wednesday, October 29th
By 3:15: Email me the jpeg of your poster with 300 resolution and your chosen dimensions
Our article in The Herald: Read the comments at the end
1. Discuss starter
3. Passive Voice Minilesson
Read the handout on "Passive voice":
4. If Time: Watch and discuss this Ted Talk, entitled "The Moral Roots of Liberals and Conservatives"
Work time Resources
- Artist Statement Guidelines
- check-list for exhibition prep
- Email me the jpeg of your poster with 300 resolution and your chosen dimensions
Tuesday, October 28th
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. Brief class discussion:
Monday, October 27th
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)
1. Complete the check-list for exhibition prep and the work time planning guide on page 2.
2. Open your op-ed article feedback from me and carefully read my feedback and your first draft grade as indicated on the attached rubric. Answer these questions in your starter notebook:
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. There should be room for improvement.
U.S. Constitution. Amend. XII, Sec. 3.
Parenthetical Citation (In-Text)
The Seventh Amendment states, "QUOTE" (US Const. amend. XII, sec. 3).
Execute your work time goals for today
artist statement instructions
Friday, October 24th
Watch John Stewart's interview of Bill O'Reilly
Questions to reflect upon:
Political Campaign Project Work Time!
Note: If you did not see Sister Helen's talk, defend your own perspective on the death penalty
1. What were your impressions from Sister Helen's talk yesterday? What inspired you, challenged you, surprised you, frustrated you, etc...?
2. What did you learn about the death penalty?
3. Did your perspective change at all?
A. In your starter notebook--> Evaluate this example works cited page
Part 1: Basic Observations:
Part 2: Evaluate the credibility of the sources:
B. Artist Statement Guidelines
C. Work Time:
1. Do you know any of the Amendments or Propositions that we get to vote on for this November's Colorado voting ballot? Which one(s) do you know?
1. In small groups, examine the gobbledygook of the language used to describe the two Amendments and two Propositions on this year's ballot
Sample Colorado Ballot (page 2)
A. Read your assigned bill (Amendment 67, 68 or Prop. 104 or 105)
B. Summarize the bill in your own words
C. What words or phrasing confuses you or seems unclear?
2. Spokesperson present your bill to the class
3. Read the Durango Herald article about ballot wording debate:
3. Work on your visual piece!
Tuesday, October 21st
1. Decide which book you would want to read this year's third project ("Happiness and Meaning")
2. Continue to create a provocative and rhetorical political campaign project piece
3. Understand the work of Sister Helen Prejean
Read THESE BOOK DESCRIPTIONS and then take the above survey.
1. Visual Project work time
2. Tomorrow, Sister Helen Prejean, author of Dead Man Walking is coming to Animas during 3rd period. f you can't make the Animas talk, she is speaking at Fort Lewis College, tonight from 7-9 p.m. in Whalen Gymnasium.
1. Trailer to Dead Man Walking
2. "A Life Against Death: The Work of Sister Helen Prejean"
Humanities 11 Teacher at Animas High School