English & World History Daily Agenda

Daily Activity 9/26

English

  • We took a slight detour on our culture identity discussion today and discussed what effects our identity. We watched a video clip of a Missouri school deleting two openly gay students’ senior quotes. We used the video as a jumping off point to discuss what effects a person’s identity.
  • Homework: 1 page reflection on 1 or more things that have effected your identity and why?

 

World History

  • Students continued working on their project
  • Questions to consider in determining a project to achieve one of the following: sustainable development, trade not aid, poverty reduction or good governance
    • How much will it cost?
    • What is the goal/purpose of your project?
    • What materials will be needed? if any
    • Where will it be located?
    • How will it fix the problems facing the country in your area (sustainable development, trade not aid, poverty reduction or good governance)
    • What are potential positive/negative outcomes of the project?
    • How will you measure success/failure of project?
    • How will it achieve sustainable development, trade not aid, or poverty reduction or good governance
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English & World History Daily Agenda

Daily Activity 9/25

English

  • Today we discussed how culture shapes a person’s identity. Students read a poem, Legal Alien by Pat Mora and we discussed it’s theme. We worked together on a worksheet that highlighted the theme and meaning of the poem.
  • Homework:Culture 1-page Reflection
    1. In your first paragraph, answer “What makes up a culture?” (It’s not just food and holidays):
    2. In the rest of your 1-page reflection, choose a culture you belong to that is NOT a race/ethnicity culture. For example, if you belong to JROTC, it has its own culture that is different from school culture or any other group.
      • Explain what are the important aspects of your culture.
      • Explain if you like these aspects. Are they unfair, outdated, or do they really connect with your own identity?

World History

  • Students continued working in their groups on the grant proposal project.
  • Today students were to discuss their research with their group, discuss their specific area and what is already being done in the country to combat their area (poverty reduction, trade not aid, good governance or sustainable development). Students were to begin to brainstorm an idea with which to use the $500,000 grant money for their area.
English & World History Daily Agenda

Daily Activity 9/22

English

World History

  • Students worked in their groups to finish researching background information on their country for the Grant proposal project
English & World History Daily Agenda

Daily Activity 9/21

English

  • We discussed the difference between growth and fixed mindsets, taking notes in our notebooks.
  • Then we discussed Analytical paragraph structures and wrote as a class an analytical paragraph on growth vs. fixed mindset.
  • Homework: 3 paragraph reflection
    • Reflect on the article. What is your mindset? Fixed or growth, or a little of both? Explain why you feel you are one or the other or both.

World History

  • Students were broken up into groups. We discussed the group project on creating a Grant Proposal to stimulate development in developing countries. This will be a 2-3 week group project. Project Guidelines
  • Today students in their groups picked their country and began researching that country’s development using the graphic organizer.
English & World History Daily Agenda

Daily Activity 9/20

English

  • We discussed characteristics of accurate and inaccurate sources. Students then watched the ASB video for 9th elections
  • Homework: Students read an article on Growth vs Fixed Mindset Students will read and annotate the article.

World History

  • We discussed characteristics of accurate and inaccurate sources
  • Students then finished working on the Globalization 101 article. Students read their section, then discussed their sections at their group tables. Then students took notes on the entire article. This will be stamped tomorrow.
English & World History Daily Agenda

Daily Activity 9/18-9/19

English & World History

  • We went over a powerpoint on MLA formatting and plagiarism. Students took notes as we discussed correct citation and formatting for essays. I then passed out a worksheet on credible sources, Evaluating Sources. Students investigated a website looking for aspects that make the website an invalid source. We then discussed characteristics of valid and invalid sources. Students finished the worksheet for homework and will be stamped on Wed.
English & World History Daily Agenda

Daily Activity 9/15

English

  • Students read a short article, Your Teens Search for Identity. The students began working on their Identity Flag and reflection which will be stamped Monday.
    • Identity Flag
      • Pick 1 or more identities that affect you or impact you the most in the world. Think about symbols/images that represent your identity. Create a visual representation of your identity, an identity flag made up of images and symbols. Use color to express yourself.
    • Reflection 1-2 paragraphs
      • describe your flag. This can be literal or figurative describing what the symbols represent, why you chose them and what they mean to you.

World History

  • Students worked on their Editorial Project the entire period. It is due Monday.