Read the quote below that shares a perspective from the Ella Vita neighborhood. Then, with a partner, come up with a point of view statement that captures this person's perspective.
POINT OF VIEW STATEMENT: What does she seem to NEED/FEAR/WANT? What is an insight you've gained as a result of hearing this perspective?
Here is the quote:
"Dear Elected Officials"
This past summer my husband built a beautiful spec home in the Ella Vita subdivision. If it were not for the constant flow of vagrant traffic through this street this would have sold by now. Yesterday we had another showing and I thought you should hear the feedback we received from our real estate agent:
'They absolutely love the house. The very very very unfortunate part was there was an incredibly steady stream of homeless people walking from the soup kitchen up to the camp the whole time we were there. It was crazy. It was like someone unloaded a bus of people to head up to camp. I think they would be writing up an offer right now had they not experienced that. I was appalled at what I saw. Honestly, today I was so disgusted with our city for letting this happen to those poor people in Ella Vita. Coincidentally, my husband was up in test tracks biking today and he said he was shocked at how big the camp has grown and what a mess it was. He said in particular because all the leaves are down it just looks like a refugee camp. Now only is this hurting their values, but it's also feeling unsafe. My clients have a one-year-old baby, and that's what the mom kept saying, "it just doesn't feel safe". I've had two out of town clients contemplating not moving here because of the problem'.
Please explain how as our elected officials you are willing to take on spending millions of funding various improvements throughout the area while continually to blatantly ignore the residents' safety concerns. We all know how difficult this issue is. But simple immediate solutions are in your capacity to provide relief to Ella Vita. If nothing else, please have the courage to spend a few dollars to reroute the trail 'temporarily' while you contemplate a long-term solution"
1. Review today's in-class agenda and the weekly goals and complete your daily goals for today!
2. Work on prototype drafts for tomorrow's project tunes and complete your assigned section of the mythbuster lesson #2 for group share-outs.
3. @11:25 and 1:55: Jigsaw groupings to share out your assigned section/summary.
DUE by the end of class (Turn all of the following in on one piece of paper):
--> Response questions to the exec. summary
-->Your summary of the assigned section
-->Plus one interesting thing you learned from another student’s assigned section.
A. Begin by going over your answers to the 3 questions about the Executive Summary
B. Share out summaries from Section 1, 2, 3, 4 groups.
C. After sharing out your summaries, DISCUSS THIS QUESTION: To what extent does this study challenge the idea that we don't have enough money in our budget to address homelessness effectively? What are the ways we could better spend our money AND what are some ways this study is not fully complete or rather not fully challenging that idea??
Myth buster Lesson #2 Jigsaw Groups
Humanities 11 Teacher at Animas High School