Welcome to Humanities 11!
1. Please make a name-tent like the example at the front of the class. Draw a symbol to represent your spirit animal OR your personal theme song.
2. On a piece of scratch paper, write down a memorable moment from the summer. Don't put your name! I'll pull out a few of these each day and we'll guess whose it is!
3. We will typically do these electronically, so make sure to have your laptops by Monday at the latest! Today, please answer the following question on a piece of loose-leaf paper and put your name and the date on the top:
1. Let's help the new Ospreys feel welcome!
2. Who am I, Ashley, your teacher? Questions for me?
3. A note on junior year: Best year of your life so far?
What are we doing today?
Today, we are going to read a short chapter from a book entitled, Think on These Things by Krishnamurti about what the function (or role, or purpose) of education should be.
Why? Because I want you all to begin calling into question assumptions we as a society often make about how the way things are, are the way things ought to be. Because I want you to begin to formulate your own personal philosophy on the role of education. Because I want you to respond to the ideas in this reading as a way to shape our own classroom culture.
1. On the front/back of the reading: In 1 sentence or less, what do you think the function of education in our society is?
2. Read as much of the reading as you can and as you do, highlight/underline/star at least 2 lines or passages that stand out to you. Your selections can be ideas you love, hate, or simply find interesting.
3. Spirit Read! Share one of the lines/passages you selected.
4. Jot down key takeaways that answer this question: What ideas from this reading would you like to apply to our own class culture (how we treat each other, how this class is run, etc...? Or, if there are certain ideas that did not resonate with you, feel free to jot down those ideas that you DON’T want to be a part of this class culture.
Syllabus and Class Orientation
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Humanities 11 Teacher at Animas High School