Set Up Starters (10 min)
Every student creates a Google Doc labeled with “Full Name Humanities Starters,” and shares it with me. Make sure to give me permission to comment!
1. Every starter should be clearly labeled with the Starter # and date
2. Newest starter goes at the TOP of the page
Starter 1 (20 min)
1. Syllabus: Go to Ashley's DP, and find the Syllabus page. Read closely! Then explore the rest of Ashley's DP. Bookmark it!
Pair/share, try to answer each other’s questions. Then come back as a whole class, I will answer any remaining questions
Class Values (40 min)
This will ultimately end in a class constitution of sorts. What do we value in this class?
"The Habits of Highly Cynical People " (30 min)
A. Pessimist? Idealist? Optimist? Cynic? Partner discussion: Rank yourself on the spectrum of Pessimistic---> Idealistic. Do you see your place on this spectrum as problematic in anyway?
B. Read and annotate the above linked article—it will be the basis for a Socratic seminar that is connected to our critical thinking goals for the course this year. Make sure to mark:
Finish reading and annotating “The Habits of Highly Cynical People” (By Tuesday start of class)
Bring in your assigned "shared resource" as outlined on the syllabus in red. (By Wednesday)
Humanities teacher at Animas High School