Tuesday, September 1st
Listen closely to the following Storycorps interviews and then record your reactions to it in your digital comp book.
Not sure what to write? What questions does this podcast raise for you? Does it help remind you of our shared humanity, or build connections between people? If so, how? What stood out to you as inspiring, interesting or thought-provoking?
1. "Danny and Annie"
2. "Mary and Oshea"
After writing, let's share out our thoughts from yesterday and today's podcasts!
1. Review from yesterday's small group brainstorm
2. Mini-lesson: Open-ended v. Close-ended questions
3. Game time! How are we gonna fail fast and fail up if we can't make fools of ourselves!?
4. Creating Open-ended questions to guide our research
5. Whole-Class Animas River Spill research + Ashley to conference with prospective honors students
Today's topic: History of the Gold King mine and events surrounding the EPA spill
Directions: As you read the following two articles, annotate for questions/confusions, additional questions raised that you'd need to research, specific perspectives on the causes of the toxic spill, persuasive and/or shaky evidence, etc....Record your notes to help you prepare for seminar and the final writing assignment.
Article 2: "When Our River Turned Orange" from High Country News
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