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“For me, I am driven by two main philosophies: know more today about the world than I knew yesterday and lessen the suffering of others. You'd be surprised how far that gets you.” 
― Neil deGrasse Tyson, Astrophysicist 
News & Reminders 
FALL 2017

LOOKING AHEAD:
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**Upcoming Annotation Due Dates:
#9-10 = 11/27 (Day 1), 11/28 (Day 2)
#11-12 = 12/5 (Day 1), 12/6 (Day 2)
#13-15 = 12/13 (Day 1), 12/14 (Day 2)
Thesis Argument Organizer : DUE  Friday, December 15 (Day 1) / Monday, December 18(Day 2)

1. Use the Senior Thesis Libguide for your Research Needs!
2. Make sure your entire Google Project folder is shared with teachers.
3. Complete your Service Hours:  Due JANUARY 2018!
4. Community Service Considerations:
Chestnut Hill Lodge Health and Rehabilitation/ Nursing Home Volunteer: Contact Melissa Kuestner, Activities Director & Volunteer Coordinator @215-836-2100 ext: 114 or Activities2@ChestnutHillhc.com

See Mrs. Buchanan in Main Office for Service Hour Options (use attached Mentoring Log to track school-associated service hours)

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Remember the Essential Elements of Slide Design: 
C.R.A.P (Contrast, Repetition, Alignment, Proximity)

 Additional Elements: juxtaposition, fonts, color palate, continuity, builds (progression), image as metaphor,  cleanliness, choreography, humor

Presentation Resources:

Design Aesthetics and Tools:


(click me!) The Power of Slide Design Presentation: Library Resources


(click me!) Playing with Images, Avatars, and Fontsand added
FONTS


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How to Make Rapid and Easy Progress in Learning to Speak in Public:


Speak about something that:

    a) You have earned the right to talk about through study and experience 

    b)You are excited about: and

    c) You are eager to tell your listeners about.


Presentation Tips:


1. Make brief notes of the interesting things you want to convey to your audience.

2. Don't write out your presentation in full.

3. Never, never, never memorize a talk word for word

4. Fill your presentation with illustrative examples and visuals.

5. Know far more about your subject than you can use.

6. Rehearse your talk by conversing with your friends and family.

7. Instead of worrying about your delivery, find ways of improving it.

8. Don't imitate others, be yourself!


Adapted from "Speak More Effectively" by Dale Carnegie
For more information, visit www.dalecarnegie.com/speak

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Classwork & Homework 
FALL 2017
December 11 (DAY 1) / December 12 (DAY 2): Session 31

1. Group Work: Exploring Design Aesthetics and Tools: The Power of Slide Design Presentation: Library Resources (click me)
> In groups of three or four, view a tutorial together and discuss the main points covered. Choice tutorials include: "Introduction to Slide Design"/ "You Suck at PowerPoint"/ "Presenting Sticky Ideas"/ Dodging Bullets in Presentations"/ "Present Before PowerPoint"

>Prepare a short oral presentation/breakdown highlighting the points for your audience. See the group processing worksheet here.

>Present findings to class.


2. Lesson/Lecture:  The Art of Presentations> Presentation Zen with Garr Reynolds (click me). Students should take notes while viewing (40 minutes).  Be sure to "Make a Copy" of the Guided note-taking sheet and move into your Senior Thesis folder. Notes will be checked and given session participation grade.  Guided Note-taking Sheet (click me)


3. Continue research for final Annotations and  work on Thesis Argument Organizer.


Homework: 
-Begin to construct Google Slide Presentation for Final Project Presentation.
-Annotations # 13-15 due Wednesday, 12/13 (Day 1),  Thursday, 12/14 (Day 2) 

-Thesis Argument Organizer: Due  Friday, 12/15 (Day 1) / Monday, 12/18(Day 2)



December 7 (Day 1)/ December 8 (DAY 2): Session 30

1. TEDTalk Presentation Viewing:   Cameron Russell: Looks aren't everything. Believe me, I'm a model. (10 min). Class discussion and debriefing to follow presentation.   Complete 4-1-1 Worksheet.

2. Exploring Design Aesthetics and Tools: The Power of Slide Design Presentation: Library Resources (click me)

>Viewing Slide Design Tutorial: "Steal This Presentation" by Jesse Dee, Graphic Designer. Take notes in digital folder for reference.

> In groups of three or four, view a tutorial together and discuss the main points covered. Choice tutorials include: "Introduction to Slide Design"/ "You Suck at PowerPoint"/ "Presenting Sticky Ideas"/ Dodging Bullets in Presentations"/ "Present Before PowerPoint"

  >Prepare a short oral presentation/breakdown highlighting the points for your audience. See the group processing worksheet here. Present findings to class.

3. Work on Thesis Argument Organizer for due date.

Homework: 
Annotations # 13-15 due Wednesday, 12/13 (Day 1),  Thursday, 12/14 (Day 2) 

Thesis Argument Organizer: DUE  Friday, 12/15 (Day 1) / Monday, 12/18(Day 2)


December 5 (Day 1)/ December 6 (DAY 2): Session 29
Annotations #11-12 due 12/5 (Day 1), 12/6 (Day 2)

Thesis Building Workshop
1. Essential Question:  What is a Thesis?   

Thesis Development:  Overview of LibGuide Thesis Page and Steps for Creating a Purposeful Thesis Statement.  Read and Focus on the center of the page "What is a Thesis?"  Click here.


2. Thesis Development Template Review and Peer-feedback: Thesis Generator (Jim Burke).  Discussion of Format. Pair/Share for Feedback. Click here: Thesis Development Template (Jim Burke)

--->Student Sharing examples and revisions

---> Teacher Check-in


3. Thesis Argument Orgnizer (click me) :

Develop List of 8 - 10 Main/Major topic sentences for final presentation. List your topics in your Thesis Argument Organizer.  Provide (3) explanations for each sub-topic in support of your thesis.  Provide evidence from your annotations (with in-text documentation)  for each explanation in support of sub-topic sentence. Be sure to include source references and in-text documentation throughout each domain of organizer.


4. Research development (Annotations 13-15)


Homework: 
Annotations # 13-15 due Wednesday, 12/13 (Day 1),  Thursday, 12/14 (Day 2) 

Thesis Argument Organizer: DUE  Friday, 12/15 (Day 1) / Monday, 12/18(Day 2)



December 1 (Day 1)/ December 4 (DAY 2): Session 28
                                        and
November 29 (Day 1)/ November 30 (DAY 2): Session 27
(Special Note: Gersh's Day One class will have a library session on Wednesday with alternative substitute plans.  Ms. Roberts will facilitate the lesson.  The lesson below will be reserved for Friday, December 1st)


2. Research Development:  Things to Consider
    >Develop a detailed Works Cited List of Resources in NoodleBib and/or as Google Doc in Google Senior Thesis folder
    >Revisit and review list of Essential Questions/Key Terms in Research Starter that you would like to see answered through this next stage of research. Be prepared to update as needed to reflect your current status

3. Thesis Development:  Overview of LibGuide Thesis Page and Steps for Creating a Purposeful Thesis Statement.  Read and Focus on the center of the page "What is a Thesis?"  Click here.

4. Begin work to complete the following Thesis Development Template (Jim Burke)

5. 
Thesis Argument Organizer (click me) Preview  
: DUE  Friday, December 15 (Day 1) / Monday, December 18(Day 2)

Develop List of 8 - 10 Main/Major topic sentences for final presentation. List your topics in your Thesis Argument Organizer.  Provide (3) explanations for each sub-topic in support of your thesis.  Provide evidence from your annotations (with in-text documentation)  for each explanation in support of sub-topic sentence.

6. Annotations 11-15Work to complete Annotations 11-12,  due 12/5 (Day 1),  12/6 (Day 2)  and 13-15 due 12/13 (Day 1), 12/14 (Day 2). Students should work to develop and complete annotations for this final stage of research.  

7. Presentation Schedule sign up
Homework:  
1. 
Annotations 11-15Work to complete Annotations 11-12,  due 12/5 (Day 1),  12/6 (Day 2)  and 13-15 due 12/13 (Day 1), 12/14 (Day 2). 
2.  Continue to develop Thesis Argument Organizer. 
DUE  Friday, December 15 (Day 1) / Monday, December 18(Day 2)

November 27 (Day 1)/ November 28 (Day 2) : Session 26

Lesson: Impromptu "Take a Stance" Activity


1. Brainstorming stance topic (2 minutes)


2. Presentation Preparation: Introduction, 3 Supporting Arguments/Ideas/Reasons, Anticipated Rebuttal and Response, Closing (10 minutes)


3. Student Presentations (2-minutes/ea.)


4.  Workshop time for Research:   Senior Thesis LibGuide

            

5. Peer Review/Edit: Annotations 6-10.  Be sure to have student partners review/edit annotations and add comments where necessary.


6. Work to complete Annotation #11 during class session.   Try to stay within the Senior Thesis LibGuide selections unless problems/issues ensue.   See Ms. Roberts for help when needed.


Homework: Complete Research Annotations #11-12: Tues. 12/5 (Day 1) / 
                    Wed. 12/6 (Day 2)

November 16 (Day 1)/ November 17 (DAY 2): Session 25

1. TEDTalk Presentation Viewing Amy Cuddy, Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are (click me). (21 min).  Students should complete 4-1-1 Formative Assessment(click me) while viewing.    
                                                        (+)
2. Investigate the following website for more tips on how to effectively present topical information:
The Science of People: 5 Secrets of a Successful TED Talk (click me)
Record your findings on the back of your 4-1-1 worksheet.

3. Class discussion and collection of assessment to follow. 

4. Workshop:  Research for Annotations 9-10.  
 
Homework: 
Annotations 9-10 due Monday, November 27 (Day 1),  Tuesday, November 28 (Day 2)

November 14 (Day 1)/ November 15 (Day 2): Session 24

1. Research Development:  Find/Secure  Resources for Annotations #6--#10
    >Develop a detailed Works Cited List of Resources in NoodleBib and/or as Google Doc in Google Senior Thesis folder
    >Revisit and review list of Essential Questions/Key Terms in Research Starter that you would like to see answered through this next stage of research.


2. Research Workshop Session:  Annotations 6-10.  Seek clarity and precision.   Peer review/edit as needed

Homework:   Use Senior Thesis LibGuide  as Resource Tool.   Annotation Due dates: #7-8 = 11/10 (Day 1), 11/13 (Day 2);  #9-10 = 11/27 (Day 1), 11/28 (Day 2)

November 10 (Day 1)/ November 13 (Day 2): Session 23

1. Research Development:  Find/Secure  Resources for Annotations #6--#10
    >Develop a detailed Works Cited List of Resources in NoodleBib and/or as Google Doc in Google Senior Thesis folder
    >Revisit and review list of Essential Questions/Key Terms in Research Starter that you would like to see answered through this next stage of research.


2. Workshop Session:  Annotations 6-10.  Seek clarity and precision.   Peer review/edit as needed

Homework:   Use Senior Thesis LibGuide  as Resource Tool.   Annotation Due dates: #7-8 = 11/10 (Day 1), 11/13 (Day 2);  #9-10 = 11/27 (Day 1), 11/28 (Day 2)


November 8 (Day 1)/ November 9 (Day 2): Session 22

1. Research Development:  Find/Secure  Resources for Annotations #6--#10
    >Develop a detailed Works Cited List of Resources in NoodleBib and/or as Google Doc in Google Senior Thesis folder
    >Revisit and review list of Essential Questions/Key Terms in Research Starter that you would like to see answered through this next stage of research.

2. Be sure to have completed Work Audit Report #1 (to be found in Google Folder).  See last class agenda for guiding questions.

3. Workshop Session:  Annotations 6-10

4.  Research Check-in / Library

Homework:   Use Senior Thesis LibGuide  as Resource Tool.   Research Annotation deadlines can be found to the left under "Looking Ahead."  
 
November 3 (Day 1)/ November 6 (Day 2): Session 21

1. Research Development:  Find/Secure  Resources for Annotations #6--#10
    >Develop a detailed Works Cited List of Resources in NoodleBib and/or as Google Doc in Google Senior Thesis folder
    >Revisit and review list of Essential Questions/Key Terms in Research Starter that you would like to see answered through this next stage of research.

2. Be sure to have completed Work Audit Report #1 (to be found in Google Folder).  See last class agenda for guiding questions.

3. Workshop Session:  Annotations 6-10

Homework:   Use Senior Thesis LibGuide  as Resource Tool.   Research Annotation deadlines can be found to the left under "Looking Ahead."   

November 1 (Day 1)/ November 2 (DAY 2): Session 20

1. Complete Mini-Presentations.  Add feedback on the mini-presentations on the form below:
 
2 . Work Audit:  Do some serious rummaging around in your portfolio.  Give me a free-write report on what shape all of that stuff is in.  Provide an extended paragraph response with specifics in response to any/all applicable questions below.  This should be done as a separate Gdoc in your Thesis folder titled Work Audit #1. You should answer these questions with honesty and integrity, please:

        >What’s in stock? How many completed annotations do you have and in what shape are they?  Is there anything you need to do differently with future annotations?

        >What’s on backorder?  What is still in your head?  What work are you thinking about and planning to do next?

        >Which pieces are working?  What annotations do you have that are really solid and could grow into additional sub-topics?    What pieces are you thinking about  elaborating on?

        >How are your work habits?  How much time are you spending on your work?  Are you taking quality notes?  Critically reading?  Thinking?

        >What problems are you having with your work? What can I do to help?


3. Workshop Session:  Annotations 6

Homework:   

1.  Complete work audit for next class. 
2.  Use Senior Thesis LibGuide  as Resource Tool.   

3.  Annotations #6 due 11/3 (Day 1) / 11/6 (Day 2).



October 30 (Day 1)/ October 31 (DAY 2): Session 19

1.  Presentation Organizer due

2.  Class Presentations & Peer feedback

        (Mini-Presentation Formative Assessment Activity, Ann. #1-5)


October 26 (Day 1)/ October 27 (DAY 2): Session 18

1.  Presentation Organizer due

2.  Class Presentations & Peer feedback

        (Mini-Presentation Formative Assessment Activity, Ann. #1-5)


October 24 (Day 1)/ October 25 (DAY 2): Session 17

Lesson: Impromptu "Take a Stance" Activity  (45 minutes)


1. Brainstorming stance topic (2 minutes)


2. Presentation Preparation: Introduction, 3 Supporting Arguments/Ideas/Reasons, Anticipated Rebuttal and Response, Closing (10 minutes)


3. Student Presentations (2-minutes/ea.)


4. Workshop: Mini-Presentation Formative Assessment Activity and Rubric (click me)  (45 minutes)


Homework: 

Begin synthesis of annotations 1-5 for Mini-Presentation Formative Assessment Activity and Rubric (click me) > due (10/26 Day 1) (10/27 Day 2).  Completion of  Mini-Presentation Organizational Worksheet is mandatory in order to present.   Revise Annotations 1-5 as needed.



October 20 (Day 1)/ October 23 (DAY 2): Session 17

1. 

Viewing TEDTalk Presentation/Evaluating Content and Delivery:

MarlaSpivak:WhyBeesAreDisappearingTEDTalk

Complete 4-1-1FormativeAssessmentSheet


2. Workshop: Mini-Presentation Formative Assessment Activity and Rubric (click me)


3. Examine and View: Mini-Presentation Organizational Worksheet (click me)


Special Note:  "Make a Copy" of the Above Handouts and "Move to" your Senior Thesis folder.   The organizational worksheet should be started by next class.  Your focus point for this presentation is based on a select concept or (sub)topic found within your Annotations 1-5.   


4.  PROCESS:  Revise and edit annotations #1-5 for accuracy, quality, and understanding


Homework: 

Begin synthesis of annotations 1-5 for Mini-Presentation Formative Assessment Activity and Rubric (click me) > due (10/26 Day 1) (10/27 Day 2).  Completion of  Mini-Presentation Organizational Worksheet is mandatory in order to present. 


October 18 (Day 1)/ October 19 (DAY 2): Session 16

1. Image Procurement Workshop: Read/Pair/Share (RPS) with Copyright-Friendly Toolkit

Use Senior Thesis LibGuide  as Resource Tool


2. Complete 4-1-1- Assessment Tool during Group Activity (Make a copy of document and place in your Senior Thesis folder.)


3. Class Reflection on Creative Commons/Fair Use


4. Activity: Copyright-Friendly Scavenger Hunt and Citation Challenge (Partner Work)

    Google Presentation Slide/Citation in Speaker Notes/Topic with Image Rationale

    (Theme Concepts)


5. Gallery Walk: Preview of Images and Citation Quality
6. Overview of Mini-Presentation


Homework:   Begin synthesis of annotations 1-5 for Mini-Presentation Formative Assessment Activity and Rubric (click me) > due next week (10/26 Day 1) (10/27 Day 2).  Completion of  Mini-Presentation Organizational Worksheet is mandatory in order to present.   


October 16 (Day 1)/ October 17 (Day 2) : Session 15


1. Peer Review/Edit: Annotations 1-4.  Be sure to have student partners review/edit annotations and add comments where necessary.   Work to complete all parts of Annotations 1-4.  Revise as needed.   


2. Workshop time for Research:   Senior Thesis LibGuide

            

3. Work to complete Annotation #5 during class session.   Try to stay within the Senior Thesis LibGuide selections unless problems/issues ensue.   Be sure to have a Database password sheet for home access.

Homework: Complete Research Annotation #5 for next class: Wednesday (Day 1)/ Thursday (Day 2)



October 12 (Day 1)/ October 13 (Day 2) : Session 14


1. Peer Review/Edit: Annotations 1-3.  Be sure to have student partners review/edit annotations and add comments where necessary.   Work to complete all parts of Annotations 1-3


2. Workshop time for Research:   Senior Thesis LibGuide

            

3. Work to complete Annotation #4 during class session.   Try to stay within the Senior Thesis LibGuide selections unless problems/issues ensue.   Be sure to have a Database password sheet for home access.

Homework: Complete Research Annotation #4 for next class: Monday (Day 1)/ Tuesday (Day 2)


October 10 (Day 1)/ October 11 (Day 2) : Session 13

1.  Workshop time for Research: Senior Thesis LibGuide

2.  Revise / Review/ Edit Annotation #2  (as needed) 

            

3.. Complete Annotation #3 due next class session! 


Homework: Complete Annotation #3 for next class (10/12 Day 1, 10/13 Day 2)


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October 6 (Day 1 )/ October 9 (Day 2): Session 12
(Mr. Martin's Classes ONLY)
1. Web Evaluation Lesson Handout 
    Evaluate the website: http://www.earlygospel.com/
    Complete Online Source Evaluation Tool for Annotation #1
2. Workshop time for Research - Senior Thesis Libguide
3. Work on Annotation #2 due next class session! 

(Gersh's classes ONLY) 

1. Peer Review/Peer Edit:  Annotation #1 


2. Workshop time for Research: Senior Thesis Libguide


3. Complete Annotation #2 due next class session! 


Homework: Complete Annotation #2 for next class session (Tuesday, Oct. 10 Day 1// Wednesday, Oct. 11 Day 2)

October 4 (Day 1 )/ October 5 (Day 2): Session 11  

Sessions 6-10 Wrap Up

1.  Research Starter Organizer:  Revisit/Revise/Review (with peer)
        Read through comments

2. Review template for Annotation #1-5 and example(s) 

       See Docs and Forms Tab

3. Activity:  (LINK) Intro to Databases

Secure source for Annotation # 1 and begin completing document

Homework: 
1. Research Starter Completed Worksheet due. Be sure the organizer exists in your Project Portfolio.

2. Annotation #1 Completed and Submitted by Fri. 10/6 (Day 1), 10/9 (Day 2)



October 2 (Day 1)/ October 3 (Day 2): Session 10  

1. Research Starter Organizer:  Revisit/Revise/Review (with peer)

    Research Starter Worksheet (Link)

2. Activity:  (LINK) Intro to Databases & Preview template for Annotation #1-5 and example(s) 

       See Docs and Forms Tab

3. Begin working on research: web based

Homework: 
1. Research Starter Completed Worksheet due. Be sure the organizer exists in your Project Portfolio.

2. Annotation #1 Completed and Submitted by Fri. 10/6 (Day 1), 10/9 (Day 2)


September 28 (Day 1)/ September 29(Day 2): Session 9
*Thesis Proposal due today*

Gershman:  
Corporate Irresponsibility?  Fashion's Hidden Cost.
                        NYTimes: The Learning Network Activity 
        1.  Student groups meet, extend article discussion, and begin Google Presentation:  Title page,             Problem-Solution slides, speaker notes, citations, and works cited.   Practice and Prepare. 
Step Four:  Students groups will then meet to Set-Up, Plan, and Begin work on a Google Presentation about this "Problem-Solution"-based thesis topic.   Groups should design a Google Presentation with a distinct Beginning, Middle, and End, which will serve to represent a collaborative approach to the topic: Corporate Irresponsibility?  Fashion's Hidden Cost.  The presentation should include a title page and a Works Cited page for resources and images used.  Group leaders should ensure that all components are in place for the finished product.  Each group member should include at least TWO slides (visual and/or textual) as part of the whole presentation.   Each group member's slide should have speaker notes (with in-text documentation) and citation(s) for image and resource used.   The slide presentation should be designed in a logical order as each member will be presenting his/her slides to the class as part of the cohesive whole.   An individual completion/participation grade (20 points) will be assigned for contributions to the group product.
        2.  Begin Presentations
        3.  Begin

 Working on Research Starter Organizer: 

            Research Starter Worksheet (Link)

            Be sure to "Make a Copy" of the above template, "Rename," and "Move to" your Senior Thesis Portfolio                 in "Drive."   Brainstorm research sub-topics/use results from "speed dating" activity for exploring                             potential topics.


    Martin:  Research Workshop / Library
        1.  Finish Group Presentations
        2.  

Finalize proposal and begin working on research (identifying resources).

        3. Continue Working on Research Starter Organizer: 

            Research Starter Worksheet (Link)

            Be sure to "Make a Copy" of the above template, "Rename," and "Move to" your Senior Thesis Portfolio in "Drive."   Brainstorm research sub-topics/use results from "speed dating" activity for exploring potential topics.

       

Homework: 

1. Research Starter Worksheet Due on Monday  10/2(Day 1) / Tuesday 10/3 (Day 2).  Be sure the organizer exists in your Project Portfolio

2.  Finalize Group Presentations:  Corporate Irresponsibility?  Fashion's Hidden Cost. (Gershman).

3.  Thesis Proposal Sheet> Due Thurs. September 28 (Day 1) / Fri. September 29 (Day 2)


September 26 (Day 1)/ September 27(Day 2): Session 8
*Service Hours Contracts and Mentor forms due today*

    Corporate Irresponsibility?  Fashion's Hidden Cost.
                NYTimes: The Learning Network Activity 

    Gershman:  
        1.  Student groups meet, extend article discussion, and begin work on Google Presentation:  Title page,                      Problem-Solution slides, speaker notes, citations, and works cited.   
        2.  Practice and Prepare. 

    Martin:  
        1.  Student groups meet for final presentation edits.  
        2.  Group presentations.

        3. Research Starter Organizer: 

            Research Starter Worksheet (Link)

            Be sure to "Make a Copy" of the above template, "Rename," and "Move to" your Senior Thesis Portfolio                 in "Drive."   Brainstorm research sub-topics/use results from "speed dating" activity for exploring potential             topics.

        4. Finalize proposal and begin working on research (identifying resources).

Homework: 

1. Research Starter Worksheet Due on Monday  10/2(Day 1) / Tuesday 10/3 (Day 2).  Be sure the organizer exists in your Project Portfolio

2.  Finalize Group Presentations:  Corporate Irresponsibility?  Fashion's Hidden Cost. (Gershman).

3.  Contracts and Mentor forms due Tues. September 26.

4.  Work on Thesis Proposal Sheet> Due Thurs. September 28 (Day 1) / Fri. September 29 (Day 2)



September 22 (Day 1)/ September 25(Day 2): Session 7

1. Student groups meet and finalize Google Presentation:  Title page, Problem-Solution slides, speaker notes, citations, and works cited.   Practice and Prepare. Due next class (Martin).

2Research Starter Organizer: Set Induction 

    Research Starter Worksheet (Link)

Be sure to "Make a Copy" of the above template, "Rename," and "Move to" your Senior Thesis Portfolio in "Drive."   Brainstorm research sub-topics/use results from "speed dating" activity for exploring potential topics.

3. Finalize proposal and begin working on research (identifying resources).

Homework: 
1. Research Starter Worksheet Due on 
 Monday  10/2(Day 1) / Tuesday 10/3 (Day 2).Be sure the organizer exists in your Project Portfolio

2.  Finalize Group Presentations:  Corporate Irresponsibility?  Fashion's Hidden Cost. Due next class (Martin).

3.  Contracts and Mentor forms due Tues. September 26.

4.  Work on Thesis Proposal Sheet> Due Thurs. September 28 (Day 1) / Fri. September 29 (Day 2)


September 19 (Day 1)/ September 20(Day 2): Session 6 


Lesson:  Reading to build foundation for research


Essential Questions: 
Do American companies have a responsibility to ensure the health and safety of the workers who manufacture the clothing they sell? 

Do American consumers have any responsibility for workers in other countries who make their clothing?


Activity:  Close-read:  Corporate Irresponsibility?  Fashion's Hidden Cost.

    NYTimes: The Learning Network Activity (Tag Check, Video, Photo

    Analysis, Group Assignments, Related-Article Reading, Current Events Sheet)


1. Problem-Solution-Based Research Lesson:  Close-read:  Corporate Irresponsibility?  Fashion's Hidden Cost.(Link) NYTimes: The Learning Network Activity ( Problem-Solution Organizer, Group Discussion, Solution Article Reading, Building)


2.  Activity:  Continuing to build foundation through Group Work Processing

            
Step One:  Groups meet to Identify the issues related to their individual articles.  Using the graphic organizer, students will discuss the "Problems" and record group members' information in the "Problem" section. Group members should then record their "Ideas" and reactions to the information shared.   

Organizer: 

“Problem-Solution” graphic organizer (PDF)


Step Two:  Student groups will then go back to the (Link) NYTimes: The Learning Network Activity (Video, Related-Article Reading, JIGSAW Discussion, Building Context for Understanding Chart, Whole-Group Discussion) and focus on Part III: Researching the Solutions.   Student groups will decide on assigning follow-up reading in the group's respective domain (i.e. 1. Stop Doing Business in Countries With Poor Safety Records; 2. Improve Safety and Working Conditions; 3. Increase Transparency About Clothing Origins). Each student should engage in a close-read of his/her follow-up "Solution" article, recording findings in the "Solutions" section of the worksheet.   Please include topic, headline, and date of "Solutions" article.  

Step Three:  Group members will meet for a final wrap-up discussion of their "Solution" article and then record reactions in the "My Ideas" section of the worksheet to conclude.   This completed worksheet will be collected the next class session.

Step Four:  Students groups will then meet to Set-Up, Plan, and Begin work on a Google Presentation about this "Problem-Solution"-based thesis topic.   Groups should design a Google Presentation with a distinct Beginning, Middle, and End, which will serve to represent a collaborative approach to the topic: Corporate Irresponsibility?  Fashion's Hidden Cost.  The presentation should include a title page and a Works Cited page for resources and images used.  Group leaders should ensure that all components are in place for the finished product.  Each group member should include at least TWO slides (visual and/or textual) as part of the whole presentation.   Each group member's slide should have speaker notes (with in-text documentation) and citation(s) for image and resource used.   The slide presentation should be designed in a logical order as each member will be presenting his/her slides to the class as part of the cohesive whole.   An individual completion/participation grade (20 points) will be assigned for contributions to the group product.

Homework:  
1. Work on assigned Google slide work (see above) for Group Presentation.    Prepare slides, speaker notes, in-text documentation, and citations for final product.   There will be time to finalize this next class.

2.  Contracts and Mentor forms due Tues. September 26.

3.  Work on Thesis Proposal Sheet> Due Thurs. September 28 (Day 1) / Fri. September 29 (Day 2)



September 15 (Day 1) / 18 (Day 2):  Session Five


    Sessions 1-4 Wrap Up:


        1. Complete Song Presentations 


        2. Group Activity: Brainstorm research topics/use concept mapping tool 

            >Pre-writing: Complete Part A of "Speed-dating" worksheet 

            >Speed-dating activity: gather feedback from peers (student-driven interviews)

            >Final debriefing 


        3. Brainstorm community service/internship ideas

               Click here for worksheet!


        4. Watch example presentation> Ron Finley "The Guerrilla Gardener of South Central LA"  +                                            The Art of Visual Presentations Worksheet (click me) and discussion


        5. Complete Passion Card activity and presentation


        6. Thesis Proposal development


Homework:   

1. Brainstorm for Community Service / Internship> Secure your position and complete mentor forms.

2.  Contracts and Mentor forms due Tues. September 26.

3.  Work on Thesis Proposal Sheet> Due Thurs. September 28 (Day 1) / Fri. September 29 (Day 2)



September 13 (Day 1) / 14 (Day 2):  Session Four (LIBRARY SESSION)


1.  Group Activity: Brainstorm research topics/use concept mapping tool 

    >Pre-writing: Complete Part A of "Speed-dating" worksheet 

    >Speed-dating activity: gather feedback from peers (student-driven interviews)

    >Final debriefing 


2.  Brainstorm community service/internship ideas

        Click here for worksheet!


3.  Watch example presentation> Ron Finley "The Guerrilla Gardener of South Central LA"  + The Art of Visual Presentations Worksheet (click me)


4. Complete Song Google Presentations (Gersh)



Homework:   

1. Brainstorm for Community Service / Internship> Secure your position and complete mentor forms.

2.  Contracts and Mentor forms due Tues. September 26.

3.  Work on Thesis Proposal Sheet> Due Thurs. September 28 (Day 1) / Fri. September 29 (Day 2)


September 11 (DAY 1)/ 12 (DAY 2): Session Three 

1. Song Selection Presentations 

2.  Create Senior Thesis Google Folder

       Link to pages:  
        Proposal
        Annotations 1-5
        Annotations 6-10
        Annotations 11-15
        Thesis Argument Organizer


Special Note: for the above items, be sure to "Make a Copy">Rename>Move to Personal Digital Folder>Share with me/Ms. Roberts.

3. Pair/Share your passion cards (quick whip-around and debriefing)


4. Introduce Senior Thesis Proposal Sheet (click me) and expectations


Homework:   


1. Brainstorm for Community Service / Internship> Secure your position and complete mentor forms.

2.  Contracts and Mentor forms due Tues. September 26.

3.  Work on Thesis Proposal Sheet> Due Thurs. September 28 (Day 1) / Fri. September 29 (Day 2)


SEPTEMBER 7 (DAY 1)/ 8 (DAY 2): Session Two

1.  Introduction to Class: What is your passion?  (Viewing: Steve Jobs' Commencement Address, Stanford University 2005)> 3-2-1 Assessment


2. Student Sharing/Pairs:Soundtrack Song List Reflections


3. Activity: Song Selection and Google Presentations (set up digital folder and application).

    Google Presentation Example


4. Introduce Passion Card Activity (visual with short paragraph description on back of card)  


5. Complete Interview Presentations (Gersh)

Homework:   

1. Brainstorm for Community Service / Internship (see "Docs and Forms" tab to access activity sheet)

2. Finish Google Pres Slide and Presentation (with speaker notes and citation for image(s))

3. Bring in index card and visuals for passion bulletin board in classroom.

4. Complete your Service Hour Contract & Mentor Forms!   Due Due Tuesday, September 26, 2017 (Day 1)/ Wednesday, Sept. 27 (Day 2)No late forms will be accepted! 

SEPTEMBER 5 (DAY 1)/ 6 (DAY 2):  Session One 

1. Introductions and welcome!

2. Student Questionnaire> Interviews> Informal Presentations (one minute per student)

3. Overview of Course Description/Summary

4: Top-Ten Soundtrack Song List Activity 

Homework:  

1. Brainstorm for Community Service / Internship Position

2. Completion of Top Ten Soundtrack Activity Sheet (in full) 

3. Complete your Service Hour Contract & Mentor Forms!   Due Tuesday, September 26, 2017 (Day 1)/ Wednesday, Sept. 27 (Day 2)
No late forms will be accepted!