Starter: Islands and Whales note-taking guide completion (5 minutes)
Discuss starter (5 minutes)
Debrief ch. 2 homework (20 minutes)
Whole Class Discussion (5-10 minutes)
Brain Break: Walking to the Amphitheater.
Let’s head outside to Ashley's Amphitheater to apply these values/ideologies to Bundyville episode #1
Context on Bundy family Occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge from Wikipedia:
On January 2, 2016, armed militants seized and occupied the headquarters of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Harney County, Oregon, United States and continued to occupy it until law enforcement made a final arrest on February 11, 2016.Their leader was Ammon Bundy, who participated in the 2014 Bundy standoff at his father's Nevada ranch. Other members of the group were loosely affiliated with non-governmental militias and the sovereign citizen movement.
The organizers were seeking an opportunity to advance their view that the United States Forest Service (USFS), Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and other agencies are constitutionally required to turn over most of the federal public land they manage to the individual states. In 2015, the militants believed they could do this by protesting the treatment of two area ranchers convicted of federal land arson, even though the men in question, father and son Dwight and Steven Dwight Hammond, did not want their help. The occupation began when Bundy led an armed party to the refuge headquarters following a peaceful public rally in the nearby city of Burns.
Listen to Bundyville episode 1 to at least the trial start or through the first few minutes of the trial (minute 35). As students listen:
Discuss notes and reactions to the podcast and Islands and Whales
Read Aloud: PBS DISCUSSION GUIDE
Film Note-Taking Guide
As you watch, follow along with 2 different characters or groups from the film. Try to identify at least three different arguments or political stances you hear related to environmental concerns, whale hunting, public health, or cultural traditions. Afterwards, you’ll complete the rest of the handout with what you think that person’s underlying assumptions and values are based on his/her/their comments.
List of Characters to choose from:
Starter-- A success story in grassroots sustainable development in Kenya
Watch this short video about educating girls in Lwala, Kenya and answer these questions:
Small Group Discussion
Assign Chapter 2 of MIT Book (Due Friday, beginning of class)
Read, take notes using this guide
Wednesday's Discussion on ch. 1 COMPREHENSION QUESTIONS:
Morning Class Discussion Groups
1. Ari, Alan, Cole
2. Lance, Finn, Eli, Evan
3. Owen, Charlie, Lydia
4. Emma, Sammy, Aidyn
5. Steven, Eli, Ella, Lucius
6. Abbey, Marilyn, Amaya, Emery
Afternoon Class Discussion Groups
1. Baylee, Alma, Ryan
2. Faith, TJ, Luke
3. Andy, Amanda, Tanner
4. Ce, Claire, Nyana
5. Henry, Josie, Janey
6. Sadie, Garnet, Joe
No Starter: Finish Film! (7 minutes)
Human Element Class Discussion (30 minutes)
Work Time (1 hour)
Framing for class this week: In the next week, we’re going to do some work fleshing out our understanding of sustainable development. We will revisit some frameworks (3 spheres!), talk about the importance of values, and do some reading to get a firm background in the academic approaches to these problems. Then, next week, we will apply what we are doing this week to the case study of Bears Ears.
Starter: Review your notes from Friday!
1. Choose a or b depending on your level of comprehension at this point:
3. What is one goal you have for yourself for this project?
Intro to today's film: The Human Element
Renowned photographer James Balog (CHASING ICE) uses his camera to reveal how environmental change is affecting the lives of everyday Americans. Following the four classical elements— air, earth, fire and water— to frame his journey, Balog explores wildfires, hurricanes, sea level rise, coal mining, and the changes in the air we breathe. With compassion and heart, THE HUMAN ELEMENT tells an urgent story while giving inspiration for a more balanced relationship between humanity and nature.
FILM: The Human Element
Human Element Debrief
Reading for Wednesday: Chapter 1 of Age of Sustainable Development
What is your biggest takeaway about sustainable development based on this film? What is one question you have?
Senior Project Brainstorming: Phase 1
15 minutes brain break
Second Half of Class
SENIOR PROJECT ORIENTATION
The above linked document has EVERYTHING you need to know for Senior Project Orientation, including homework assignments, links, daily schedule, etc.... Don't let it ever leave your side. At least not until Friday. And then you should probably hang it on your fridge as a memento.
This Week's Schedule
Tuesday: Modified Schedule- All 12th graders in the Commons 4th and 5th period.
Wednesday: Normal Humanities schedule
Thursday: Modified Schedule- All 12th graders in the Commons 4th and 5th period
Friday: Normal Humanities schedule
I have moved your deadline for the college essays to the end of class today to give you a bit more time to refine and because I sense more students needed conference time with me.
Review what you need for a complete college essay:
College Essay Work Time
If you need more time to complete your final revisions, now is the time! You can revise, refine, proofread, conference with me, or do whatever else you need to do to finish up your essay.
WHEN YOU ARE FINISHED, do the following:
FIRST: Complete this College Essay Boot Camp Feedback Survey
NEXT: Exhibit Your Work: DONE TODAY but no later than Friday!
With 45 minutes left in class, we'll do a read aloud of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance excerpt.
Zen Seminar Prep
Answer TWO of these seminar questions in paragraph form to prepare for our seminar tomorrow: One of the questions can be your choice but then you must answer the question in BOLD below.
Please take this survey to give me feedback on the class so far. Welcome to Ashley's Learning Zone!
Also, remember that the final, printed draft of your college essay are due tomorrow!!
Review what you need for Monday:
Conferences with Ashley
Bring with you the most recent copy of your essay (it can just be pulled up on your computer), and any focusing questions you have for me. If you conferenced with me yesterday, I may have time to meet with you again, but no guarantees!
Revise, Refine, Write!
When you're not conferencing with me, you should be revising, refining, and making your essay as amazing as possible. Remember to rely on your peers for help here! You have lots of eyes--use them.
Get a head start , and create your COLLEGE ESSAY DISPLAY BOARD!
FINAL College Essay: Due Monday, 9/17 at the start of class. You need to have a copy printed and have it emailed or shared with Ashley BEFORE class starts.
1. Read through this resource on passive v. active voice
2. Complete the two practice sentence revisions on the second page,
3. Apply the idea to your own paper.
4. Once you feel you have a bomb-diggity sentence, write it on the board!
Humanities teacher at Animas High School