Starters- 15 minutes
Starter Part 1: Review this week's goals on top of your daily log then complete your daily log for today! You will have the 2nd half of class for work time today, if you work efficiently that is)
Starter Part 2: Amaya is leading our fundraising campaign and has set up a GoFundMe account for us to raise money for student project supplies, event materials, etc...Any additional funds raised will go to Manna Soup Kitchen.
However, we need to plug this fundraiser with as many people as possible in order to raise the money FAST! So, today's starter is to send a personalized email to at least 3 people that you think would be interested in donating. This can be friends/family/neighbors/coaches/mentors, etc...
Copy and paste THIS EMAIL and send away! The more people you reach out to, the better. BE SURE TO CC ME ON THE EMAILS SO I CAN GIVE YOU CREDIT!
Social Media Extra Credit!!
Also, extra credit points for plugging it through your facebook/twitter/insta/snapchat feeds! If you're doing it through facebook or insta, tag me and I'll give you 5 extra credit points. (@a_carruthless).
Homelessness Myth Busters Lesson #1: "It's just a choice"
Between now and our exhibition, I will be finding readings, research studies, resources, etc... to dispel certain stereotypes/myths/misconceptions about homelessness to help us all become more enlightened and informed so that we can be super prepared at our event. The first lesson in this series of "Myth Busters" lessons confronts the belief that homelessness and other related mental/physical challenges many adults face are simply a matter of "choice". If adults wanted to, they could all be housed, substance-free, mental health illness-free, schmoozing on a yaht somewhere near Fiji with Jay-Z and Beyonce.
However, this study, recommend by Victoria and Seradata from Axis, challenges that myth as it presents data from A HUGE study linking "adverse childhood experiences" with many challenges later in adult life, indicating that it is not necessarily people's faults nor simply a matter of choice that they suffer diseases or unfortunate circumstances later in life.
Link to the Reading *Be sure to hit the "collapse all" + button under "About the CDC-Kaiser Study"
Written Response: On a piece of loose-leaf paper, please answer the following questions. These are due before break today.
Humanities 11 Teacher at Animas High School