Final POL Prep Day: 5th and 6th Periods
POL Critique Guidelines
Critique Groups (On the bottom of this document)
Wednesday: Day 3 of POL Prep
3rd Period: Sample POL with Berr, George and Max J.
4th Period: Checklist of Tasks:
Tuesday: Day 2 of POL Prep
Calendar for this Week: Is linked on the Senior Project Page. Remember, you do NOT have a free period on Wednesday or Thursday!!! Meet in the Commons tomorrow morning at 8:20.
I need one student to volunteer to be a panelists on the sample POL panel we do tomorrow (Berr, Max and George are volunteering to be the guinea pigs!)
Model Senate Wrap Up: If you didn't do these things yesterday, please do so today!
POL Prep Steps: All relevant docs are linked on the SENIOR PROJECT page of my DP
Finish your DP Update (including linking your reflection). DP Updates DUE at 8:30 am Wednesday.Let's go over the POL Prep Calendar: See this for where you need to be and when this week for POL prep. Take note- there are NO free periods on Wednesday!!!
I need ONE volunteer to serve on the POL panel in tomorrow's example POL (for George, Berr and Max)
Task List to Accomplish
Model Senate Debrief
Circle up! Let’s talk about last night.
Let's talk about POLs, POL prep, and the calendar for this week.
Task List to Accomplish
Finish your DP Update (including linking your reflection). DP Updates DUE at 8:30 am Wednesday.
Your Task List for Today:
Specialized Roles: Maj/Min Leaders, Executive, Whips, Secretaries
If you are listed above, you need to be at Exhibition at 4:30 to help us set up!
Directions to Noble Hall:
1.Coming from downtown (the south hill)
If you are coming from the downtown area, drive up (east on) eighth ave. Drive up the hill to the college, and drive straight through the stoplight. Immediately on your left you will see a drop-off area with a few parking places – DON'T PARK THERE. Keep driving straight and take the next left into the large parking lot. Go to the far left corner (by that drop off area you just passed.
2.Coming from the north (the north hill/Florida Rd.)
If you are driving from the north side of town, turn up College Drive and go uphill. That's the stoplight between J-Bo's restaurant and Mountain Sun Apartments. Drive up the hill, past the golf course, and take a right at the traffic circle. Take the next left (by the soccer field). You will soon see a very large parking lot on your right hand side. You may enter it at any point, but make sure you drive as far down as you can (toward the stoplight). Park in the large lot as close to the stoplight as possible. Park there, and Noble Hall will be the building closest to you. Go up the steps and into the building, and the rooms will be right there inside the door.
DP Updating: Reflection-- DUE WED. Beginning of class
You have a number of different options...because aren't we all tired of the written confessions?
Reflection Option 1: Reality TV Confessional- Go into the confessional booth by the bookshelves. Video a 2-4 minute confessional style reflection on Model Senate. Talk to the camera! Here are some things you could talk about:
Reflection Option 2: Audio Interview
Find a friend/partner. Find a quiet place. Use your phone or computer to record a 2-4 minute audio interview (2-4 minutes of interview EACH). Questions could include:
DP Update: Here's what you need (DUE WED. Beginning of class)
A few notes...
Nice job so far! You're teachers are impressed by the focus and seriousness you are all bringing to this task. The level of debate is high! A few quick observations:
This afternoon, your task is to take any bills that pass out of committee, and make sure you fully understand how the amendments modify the bill, and how these amendments modify your party and senator's positions on the bill.
What if my bill didn't make it out of committee?
You should still submit a final written speech to your Humanities teacher. You are HIGHLY ENCOURAGED to add yourself to the speaker's list for another bill and speak in favor or opposition. This doesn't need to be formally written out, and can be shorter than the usual 2-3 minutes!
What are we doing tomorrow?
Tomorrow we'll be taking time to go over final details for the Exhibition at Fort Lewis, give you final feedback and notes before our last night, and to revise speeches for people who are speaking on Friday so that they better address the fully amended bill.
We will also go over the Senior POL and paneling schedule to make sure there are no intractable conflicts.
Don't forget, we're on a WEDNESDAY schedule tomorrow!
Humanities teacher at Animas High School