This Week's Learning Goals:
Homework for the week:
Tuesday, January 20th
A. STARTER- Journal #10
Review this week's agenda. Write down the learning goals for this week AND your homework for the week.
B. Go over the required note-taking form for Happy
C. Watch Happy and take notes
HAPPY is an award-winning, feature-length documentary that takes us on a journey from the swamps of Louisiana to the slums of Kolkata in search of what really makes people happy. Combining real life stories of people from around the world and powerful interviews with the leading scientists in happiness research, HAPPY brings to life the science and application of the film’s themes.
D. Turn in your notes and if time, silently read your lit circle book.
Wednesday, January 21st
A. Starter: Mid-project survey (complete the survey at the bottom of this blog)
B. Discuss Happy
C. Journal #11: Legacy
In TWO solid paragraphs, answer the following questions
D. Time to read and annotate "The Catastrophe of Success" and "Ambitious Guest" and work on the Discussion Questions
Thursday, January 22nd
A. Journal #12: Watch this TED Talk called "The Surprising Science of Happiness" and then write a 2 paragraph reaction to it that includes a summary of the main ideas as well as your critical reaction to/personal reflection on those ideas.
B. Share your responses to the Ted Talk
C. Time to read “Catastrophe of Success” and “The Ambitious Guest” and complete the the Discussion Questions
D. Small group (or whole class) discussion on the readings
E. Time to read lit circle books and complete your assigned role OR honors work time (See homework above)
Friday, January 23rd
A. Journal #12_ Response to this Ted Talk: "The Paradox of Choice"
As you listen, jot down lines that stand out to you as significant or thought-provoking
B. Discuss the Ted Talk as a class
C. Independent research time on lit circle books:
INSTRUCTIONS: This activity needs to be included in your section of your lit circle binders by the end of class today. You may either type it and print OR hand write it. If you need more time, you can take the weekend and turn it in at the BEGINNING of class on Tuesday.
D. Time to read your lit circle books and prepare your role for Tuesday, 1/27 or work on the Gratitude/Random Acts of Kindness Journal OR honors work time (see homework above)
Humanities 11 Teacher at Animas High School