Final 2 Pitches and Deciding on the Issue!
1st period: My morning Humanities students with me for Senior Project Research time!
2nd period: My Humanities class go to math class with Kyle
3rd period: ALL Seniors meet in the Commons to hear the final 6 pitches and VOTE!
4th period: Regular 4th period class (My afternoon Humanities students back with me to identify stakeholders (see below)
Deciding on the issues and Next Steps SEMINAR
Choose top 2 from our pod!
Senior Project Phase 2 Work Time
STUDENT HANDOUT: "The Pitches and the Choice"
Step 1 Develop Pitches: With your focus group, draft a 5-minute pitch, which you'll deliver to the class
Pitch Development Tasks:
Deliver Pitches: I'll draw group names out of a hat to decide the order we present
Starter: Pop Quiz on in-text (parenthetical) citations
Go over quiz results
Parenthetical Citations and Work Cited formatting Workshop
Proposal Writing Time and Goal-Setting
Senior Project Phase 2 Check-ins
Proposal writing and conferencing time!
Write, Write, Write 'dem proposals!
Setting up Quotes Workshop
Proposal Writing Time
Research DUE + Time to begin essays
Create Focus Groups
Purpose: The purpose of these groups will be to share resources and AFTER you write your essay, to develop a sales pitch to present to the class next week to try to convince them to choose your topic. You may work alone on this, but if possible, I prefer you group up to reduce the # of sales pitches made and to be able to share ideas with one another.
FORM FOCUS GROUPS: Form a group either with people doing the same issue as you OR at least a closely enough related topic/theme. Groups should be between 3-5 students each.
Write FOCUS Groups on the white board: Please record the groupings on the whiteboard!
Focus Group Discussion: Meet with your group and do the following
Review the following essay guidelines then begin writing your individual essay
Your essay will be written in three distinct pieces, each of which has a different purpose. Read on for details about each.
GOAL of essay: Convince the class that we should pick your issue to work on as a whole class to bring about a more sustainable end result. You are not presenting solutions right now. Just the problem and why it is unsustainable and why we should choose it!! You are essentially answering these three questions in your essay
Essay Part 1: Introduction
Essay Part 2: Problem Description
Review the work time options below and then on a notecard do the following:
Work Time Options
First Half of Class
Senior Project Phase One Peer Discussions Protocol + Guidelines for Next Steps
Second Half of Class
Step 1: Align your research topic to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal Targets!
STEP 2: Sustainable Development Research Notes Work Time!
Turn and chat-- what issue have you chosen for your research and WHY? If you're stuck, what are you considering? Help each other pick a topic!
9:40-10:12 AND 10:15-10:45 Guest Speaker!!
Andrea Hoffmeier from the Sherpa Sustainability Institute
Research work time!
Links Rachel shared yesterday:
Resources on the Train (Shared by Rachel)
Mental Health Resources
Starter: Artwork Analysis
Humanities teacher at Animas High School