All of the Lecture slides so far this year can now be found in the 8th grade filing cabinet along with the homework assignments
Monday – Finish Lecture on Revolutions in Worldviews, reading on Isaac Newton, continue Newton film and notes. LJHS, Slang and Nationality boxes of Worldview builder assigned for homework for Tuesday.
Tuesday – Newton Question Assignment for homework due Thursday. Intro to Worldview Project
Wednesday – Worldview Project
Thursday – Newton questions collected. Worldview Project
Friday – Worldview Project
Monday – No School
Tuesday – Introduction to Unit I. Perception, Cognition and Worldviews. Perception vs. Reality Questions assigned (Due Wednesday)
Wednesday – Review and collect homework. Unit Vocabulary. Perception activity & Daily Board Question. Begin Lecture I.
Thursday – MAP standardized testing in IMC (no SS class)
Friday- MAP standardized testing in IMC (no SS class)
Here are two of the assignments covering major concepts in our first unit that were collected recently:
“Revolutions in Worldviews”
Assignment – “Meme, Paradigm or Worldview?”
Students have completed their individual research phase.
On Tuesday, their groups were given options and the first part of their Action-Decision Process. Today, they began the second part of the Action-Decision Process.
First, the choices they had:
PRODUCT OPTIONS – Political Spectrum Research Project:
1.Design and Publish a multipage NEWSPAPER devoted to your topic that contains:
Masthead Headline Lead Story (Who, what where, when, why)
2-3 Articles per Group member Photographs Multiple pages Political cartoon
Neat, clean, attractive, well-designed composition, “realistic” look.
Grammatically correct and free of spelling errors.
2.Design and present a 10 minute SLIDEWARE PRESENTATION on your topic:
“Slideware” means using Powerpoint, Sliderocket or Prezi presentation apps/software
Organized Visually interesting Accurate Informative Comprehensive
Creative Grammatically correct Each group member contributes
Clear Intro and Conclusion Entertaining
3.Videotape and present (i.e. – it will play for your class) a 10 minute NEWS BROADCAST on your Topic (alternately you perform this LIVE!):
In style of Network News Anchorman Reporters with 3-5 story segments
Requires a typed Script Moves smoothly Fast paced Informative Accurate
All segments together comprehensively explain topic May have commercials
You can have non-group members as “extras” as needed
4. Design a series of three (3) PETER DURAND STYLE POSTERS
Examples at http://www.alphachimp.com
75 % text/25 % images Visually Interesting Factually Accurate Colorful Comprehensive
Posters are a series where information is coherently presented in a logical sequence
Spelling Neat & Clean Legible lettering Creative Good Composition Attractive to look at
Next are the Decision -Action Process instructions from Tuesday:
1. Discuss Presentation options
2. Exchange contact information – home and caell phone #, email etc.
3. Schedule times to meet outside of school
4. Review all the note cards as a group. Identify areas of research strength and weakness. strong areas will become the core of your presentation/product.
5. Identify strengths of group members – what rols and tasks are they best suited to do?
The presentation/product selected should be a realistic match for the talents, research material, interests and time available outside of school for the group.
Wednesday’s instructions will be a separate post.
For Tuesday, your note cards, bibliography and research planning document are due.
You will receive your options for planning a presentation and have time to work as a group but not on individual research.