Turn in test corrections please!
Check out this document with quality resources for our Justice project. Please add to this if you find a resource that is "on fleek". It will be up on my Documents page too.
1. Lieutenant Ed Aber and Test Tracks Camp Host, Tom!
2. Continue focus group research!
Today's Learning Goal
Understand the issues of homelessness as seen through the eyes of Durango City Council members and learn about what solutions they are working on.
Please come up with some questions for Melissa and Chris for our panel. These could be your focus group's research questions OR other questions you may have specific to Durango City Council's work on homelessness.
Melissa Youseff's Bio
Chris Bettin's Bio
11am and 1pm: City Council Panel with Melissa Youseff and Chris Bettin
Work Time Goals today:
Morning Class Focus Group Research Time Directions
Get together with your group and discuss the next steps in our process.
We've spent all this time talking about what laws/rules should govern our society.....but what about a city with NO LAWS??
Let's watch the 10 minute video about Slab City that Sarah Vontersch shared with me and discuss our thoughts on the pros/cons of a lawless city:
IF YOU HAVE NOT SHARED YOUR SEMINAR PREP WITH ME, PLEASE DO SO! I'M MISSING A LOT!
1. What are you specifically trying to accomplish during work time today? Here are your options:
2. What support do you need from Ashley or resources more broadly (i.e. Justice book, powerpoint on philosophies, Ashley's honors page and thesis statement handout) to be successful?
Quote of the day/project???
“Do you want to remain only in your own perspective? Evaluating the world only through your own perspective? It comes to relationships. How do we change relationship to place? How do we expand what we know? And how do we know what we know? We need to be willing to be uncomfortable to take a risk, reading more wildly, widely.” -Unknown
Unique perspective on homelessness
Modified Schedule for Juniors
1st Period: 8:25-9:05
2nd Period: 9:08-9:43
3rd Period: 9:46-10:21
4th Period: 10:24-10:59
Share your seminar preps with me please!
Skype with Willie Baronet from Signs of Humanity!!
Just Project Next Steps Seminar (Fishbowl style-- outside group takes notes on the questions on page 2 of the seminar prep. Inside group talks, option for a “hot seat”)
I will pass back your philosophy of justice tests. Please look over it and then write a reflection in your starter answering the following prompts, as relevant to your test results:
Agenda-- Work Day!
1. A note from Ashley on the test
2. Ashley will go over the test corrections and then we will ALL listen to Planet Money podcast on Universal Basic Income and BRIEFLY apply the philosophies to this dilemma.
3. Work Time: I want to give you all some work time today so that you can hav a chance to get caught up before we dive into the real work of our Justice project so that you can all ideally feel as successful in my class as possible. PLEASE take full advantage of this time. Work time options are as follows.....
Work Time Options
FIRST-- PLEASE FINISH the seminar prep we started yesterday. I want to start class tomorrow with seminar as I have to leave at 11 to head to Carbondale to put my dog down (sad face) and want to be able to leave clear plans for Thursday. I'll give you back work time Thursday for test corrections and honors work!
Option 1: Honors-- begin analyzing your rhetorical discourse and try to craft a thesis statement (due to me by Friday)
Option 2: Test Corrections-- Mandatory for all students who received less than a 70% on the exam. PLEASE CAREFULLY READ EVERYTHING BELOW THIS ON TODAY's BLOG.
Option 3: Not in honors and you don't need to do test corrections? Please volunteer to help go over confusions/questions on the philosophies-- but DON'T assist with the test correction prompt in anyway.
Test correction guidelines
Essential Question: According to a Utilitarian, Libertarian and Rawlsian, is Universal Basic Income a JUST governmental policy? Would it ensure greater justice?
After having listened to the Planet Money podcast on Universal Basic Income, explain how each of the three philosophies listed would answer the essential question listed just above.
Please structure your response in the following format:
Paragraph 1: Describe what Universal Basic Income is and how Finland is experimenting with UBI as explained in the podcast.
Paragraph 2: How would Jeremy Bentham, the Utilitarian, respond to the essential question? Use ALL of the key terms/big ideas associated with that philosopher. For at least ONE key term you MUST find a quote from the Justice book by Michael Sandel that supports your claim. Include the quote, page #, and explain how that key term relates to
Example: Utilitarians belief in cost-benefit analysis which Michael Sandel explains as "QUOTE about cost-benefit analysis"(33). Using this idea, Jeremy Bentham would argue that Universal Basic Income is justified because.............(explain WHY it would be justified using the idea of cost-benefit analysis.
Paragraph 3: Rawls, Key terms, quotes from book (same as above)
Paragraph 4: Libertarians, Key terms, quotes from book (same as above)
Starter: Watch the above video then answer the ?s below. Thanks to Cole for sharing this video with me!
1. What is one line/phrase that stood out to you from the above youtube video?
2. What gives your life a sense of purpose, meaning? In other words, what makes you get out of bed in the morning?
This quote from the starter video stood out to me: "Be willing to go from a 'tomorrow' person to a 'right now' person!"
Create more authentic, thought-provoking and meaningful learning experiences, that seek to engage my students in a stronger sense of purpose that brings together a diverse array of people and organizations around a common goal. In doing so, we will develop authentic relationships built on trust, mutual respect and shared passions.
In short, I want to create a learning environment that makes me, my students, and those outside our classroom leap for joy!
Humanities 11 Teacher at Animas High School