Dear Ashley, Goddess of Humanities Teaching,
Here are the links to Parts 3 and Parts 4
Your Stellar Humanities Scholar
SHARE AND TELL TIME
SHARE OUT TAKEAWAYS (from small group presentations)
PART 5 REFLECTION TIME
STEP 1: Write OR record OR film yourself , or have a friend interview you reflecting on the following questions. Then, post it on a new page of your DP and email the link to that page to Ashley when done.
STEP 2: Complete the self-assessment on the rubric for Parts 3-5 and turn it into the "Box o' Fun" on Ashley's desk.
WORK TIME and CONFERENCES
1. Have you finished Part 3? (what do you need to do today to wrap that part up?)
2. Have you posted Part 3 on your DP? Did you publish it?
3. Did you include a relevant image or something to make the page look nice?
4. What are you proposing for Part 4?
5. Any questions for Ashley?
Part 4: Proposal Work Time
Create a proposal for how you would use a similar approach as you analyzed in Part 3 to “making an impact”. The proposal should be formatted as follows (see my example on my DP as well).
Here are the steps for the Approach Analysis as a reminder:
Step 1: Pick an approach to solving this issue that is similar to the approach you’d take for “making an impact” for senior project
Step 2: Research the approach a bit to understand important context/info
Step 3: ANALYZE the approach
Let's go over the Approach Analysis (p. 6) and Proposal Requirements (p. 7)
Link to your inspiration for approaches from yesterday's class (will be on the docs page from now on)
STARTER: Prep for Peer Critique
Either turn and talk to a neighbor or write your answers:
Part 3 Brainstorm Time: Approach Analysis
Philosophy Cover Letter Work Time
DUE: Share your issue research notes with me-- They should be on your DP as a new tab under "Immodest Proposal". Thus, share the link to that specific DP page.
Turn to your neighbor and tell them something cool you learned from your issue research!
Hannah Shew: 11/13 lunch
Alex Kolter: Th. 11/14 Lunch
Kaylee Beeman 11/15 9:30-10:15
Robbie Patla: 11/15 lunch
Ashley's Read-aloud of her philosophy cover letter
Let's Review the requirements for this part of the assignment (page 5 of the"Immodest Proposal" guidelines document)
AMAZING Students! I am not here today or Monday as I mentioned in class yesterday. I'm in these crazy mountains with Sally Jewel (#NBD) trying to avoid rattle snakes and poisonous plants. I hope your exploits in research are less perilous!
Please use these two days for PRODUCTIVE work time, or at the very least, cause ZERO disturbance and don't complain when I return that I didn't give you enough work time :)
Here is a reminder of what you are working on:
Here are all the resources you'll need:
STARTER: Write down a question for me to to ask Sally Jewel this weekend!
I'll be out Friday and Monday for an REI Adventure backpacking trip in the Superstition Mountains outside of Phoenix with Sally Jewel, the former Secretary of the Interior. She collaborated with the Bears Ears Intertribal Coalition to get Obama to designate Bears Ears as a national monument in 2016. The United States secretary of the interior is the head of the United States Department of the Interior. The Department of the Interior in the United States is responsible for the management and conservation of most federal land and natural resources; it oversees such agencies as the Bureau of Land Management, the United States Geological Survey, and the National Park Service.
FOR THE STARTER: Come up with at least one question (write it in the survey at the top of this blog post) you'd like me to ask Sally Jewel either about her time working for the POTUS, or about Bears Ears, or Chaco, or more generally about managing our nation's federal lands and natural resources!
Mini-lesson: Proper in-text citations and bibliography formatting powerpoint
We'll just scroll through a few slides (2, 3, 15, 16, 18 and 19) to get a general idea of formatting rules.
Issue Research and note-taking WORK TIME
DUE: Throughline notes
Throughline Podcast Share-out
In groups of 3 or 4, take turns sharing a summary of your Throughline podcast. Teach each other cool stuff!
Mini-lesson #1: Taking notes/keeping track of sources
Mini-lesson #2: Finding quality sources
SAME GROUPS FROM THROUGHLINE SHARING:
Begin Issue Research and note-taking + Portfolio Conferences for today!
Starter- 10 minutes
SHARE OUT STARTER FINDINGS
Part Zero Guidelines (Throughline)
HOMEWORK and Other CLASS Biz
FIRST: Select your issue (stuck? See below)
SECOND: Begin Part Zero- Throughline assignment
Listen to a Throughline of your choosing and take notes and document the following:
ISSUE Selection Help!
Here is what my process for selecting an issue entailed! It took me about 30 minutes to do this!
Issues I'm interested in:
Then, I thought about what way I’d want to make impact on these issues. I decided I am most passionate about using education as a way to affect change (no surprise there, folks!) and so I started googling “education programs to address environmental justice” and other keyword searches like that. I found this article: https://urbanedjournal.gse.upenn.edu/archive/volume-5-issue-1-spring-2007/environmental-justice-education-empowering-students-become-envi about a program called The Edible Schoolyard Project in Berkeley, CA. The Edible Schoolyard Project is an internationally recognized program focusing on the concept of sustainable farming and embodied scientific literacy. So I decided that program would be my “Approach Analysis”.
I realized that I probably don’t have the expertise or local knowledge to truly critique this particular program BUT I thought that I could apply the elements of it that seem to really work to developing a proposal for our community to engage youth in combating environmental injustices nearer to our home.
JUSTICE MONOLOGUES (45 minutes)
Ashley will go over important context on "A Modest Proposal" by Jonathan Swift (Thanks Wikipedia!)
1. WHAT IS SATIRE? the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people's stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues.
"A Modest Proposal" is a satirical say written and published anonymously by Jonathan Swift in 1729. The essay suggests that the impoverished Irish might ease their economic troubles by selling their children as food to rich gentlemen and ladies. This satirical hyperbole mocked heartless attitudes towards the poor, as well as British policy toward the Irish in general. In English writing, the phrase "a modest proposal" is now conventionally an allusion to this style of straight-faced satire.
Swift's essay is widely held to be one of the greatest examples of sustained irony in the history of the English language. Much of its shock value derives from the fact that the first portion of the essay describes the plight of starving beggars in Ireland, so that the reader is unprepared for the surprise of Swift's solution when he states: "A young healthy child well nursed, is, at a year old, a most delicious nourishing and wholesome food, whether stewed, roasted, baked, or boiled; and I make no doubt that it will equally serve in a fricassee, or a ragout."
George Wittkowsky argued that Swift's main target in A Modest Proposal was not the conditions in Ireland, but rather the can-do spirit of the times that led people to devise a number of illogical schemes that would purportedly solve social and economic ills. Swift was especially attacking projects that tried to fix population and labour issues with a simple cure-all solution.
Watch "A Modest Proposal" by Jonathan Swift (12 minutes)
FINAL JUSTICE ASSIGNMENT OVERVIEW: "An Immodest Proposal"
--> Who would like a printed copy of this document?
Note from Ashley #Empathy #TryitBeforeYouTeachIt
I did this assignment over the weekend. It took me about 6 hours to do everything from brainstorming and choosing a topic through Part 4. I haven't done Part 5 yet, but I think that will take me 30 minutes. So 6.5 hours in all! You all will have at least 13 class days, almost entirely devoted to work time with the exception of some peer critiques and mini-lessons. That's at least 20 hours of work time in class alone. If you are using your class time well, you SHOULD NOT have homework.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THOSE OF YOU WHO APPLIED TO COLLEGES FOR TODAY! Phew! One deadline down...
5th period: We have a guest speaker, Kevin Camp, who is an automation/radio technician for BP.
The other class period of Humanities class will be devoted to the following:
Humanities teacher at Animas High School