Semester 2, Starter #1: Works Habits Survey
Info Dump: Deadlines, honors, timeline, major assignments, work time expectations, etc.
Research Question Workshop- Refinement and critique, show to Ashley! Once you've shown me your refined research questio, please fill out the following document to help us pair you up with a senior project faculty advisor.
Prep for Senior Project Advisor Draft: Fill out the linked Gdoc of research questions and senior projects. Please be careful not to delete another student's entry!
Carruth's Corner Brainstorm Activity
Ok. So, this semester will be chalk full of lots of independent work time. This is great because it prepares you for the work of research and writing that you'll experience in college. It is also challenging at times because 1. Your brain will get tired! 2. Ashley misses teaching you guys content! 3. You may struggle to stay motivated to work for nearly 2 hours straight for 5 days in a row in my class.
Thus, in order to provide an opportunity to address the above three challenges, once a week, I will design and teach a mini-lesson on a topic that is of interest to you. We'll call that time "Carruth's Corner". It'll be like Mr. Rogers but less creepy and I promise not to wear a sweater vest. Anyone who feels they will need a break from senior project work time, can participate. The lessons will generally be 1-2 class periods long and will vary on content depending on your interests.
So, to help me plan lessons that you are interested in, let's do some brainstorming.
STEP 1: INDIVIDUALLY
Within the realm of humanities, and Ashley's own expertise/interest, what would you want to study. Please write down the fields of study that MOST interest you:
STEP 3: Now, dive deeper.
Within the fields of study you selected, what specific topics/time periods/events/themes/poets/authors, etc...would you like to study?
Step 4: GROUP
In groups of 4-5, share out your list of topics/time periods/events, etc....
Make a new list ON THE WHITE BOARD that compiles the ones that you as a whole group agree you would be interested in!
Step 5: Individually
Go up to the board and put a tally mark next to all the ones you think you would join in on, should I teach it!
STUDENT THESIS EXEMPLARS!
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Humanities teacher at Animas High School