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
Humanities teacher at Animas High School