Friday, April 28, 2017

Friday, April 28


1.  Turn in DP update/Reflection.  Once you have everything on your DP, you can just submit the link to me.

2.  Turn in the written portion of your philosophy project.

3.  Please fill out this Course Evaluation for 11th grade Humanities.

4.  Have you turned in my books?  If you have not, please make arrangements to do so during LINK.

5.  Room Flip?

6.  Check Infinite Campus and make sure you and I are on the same page in terms of where you are with your work/grade.

7.  Rejoice, debrief, eat! (I don't care if you make crumbs today.....)

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Tuesday, April 25th

Humanities Exhibition Schedule

Working Student Schedule for ASE

Due Friday, April 28th:  "Your Life on Earth" Project Reflection and DP update

Rehearsals begin tomorrow.  Please give me a digital file of your art pieces or a link to your film by the beginning of class tomorrow.  Please title the file "Your Name Visual" as in "Sterling Gates Visual."  If you are submitting a You Tube link to a film, submit it on a Google Doc with the same title format.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Monday, April 24th

The countdown begins!

Starter:  What is the title of your project?
AND:  If you haven't already done this survey, please do it now!

Due Friday, April 28th:  "Your Life on Earth" Project Reflection and DP update

Let's flip this room!

Rehearsals begin Wednesday.  Please give me a digital file of your art pieces or a link to your film by the beginning of class Wednesday.  Please title the file "Your Name Visual" as in "Sterling Gates Visual."  If you are submitting a You Tube link to a film, submit it on a Google Doc with the same title format.

I will get you guys the completed schedule by tomorrow.  Let me know today if you have special scheduling needs.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Friday, April 21

STARTER: WHERE YOU AT????  Please fill out this brief Google survey letting me know where you are with your project for exhibition.  

Due TODAY:  Food Ethic Assignment

TURN IN THE OMNIVORE'S DILEMMA!!!! And check the board to see if I am missing any other books from you.

PHILOSOPHY PROJECT:  Project revisions due at the beginning of class Wednesday in order to rehearse for exhibition!  Once you have turned in your food ethic assignment, your focus should be on refining your project and getting ready for exhibition.

You have until next weekend to finish Essay #2.  Please turn in Cat's Cradle reflection/synthesis NOW!

EXHIBITION PREP:  If you are in a good place with your work, let's start turning this exhibition out!!!!  We can start cleaning and hanging sheets today.  If you have furniture and fixtures you could offer up to our coffeehouse, please sign up on the board and/or indicate as much in the survey.  If you want to take a leadership role for exhibition prep, volunteer to me today!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Wednesday, April 19

GROUP PROJECT BRAINSTORM:  Thanks for your using your creative teenage brains to help Steve and I have ideas:)
In your groups, make a copy of the document and generate ideas and answers to the questions.


  • Food Ethic
  • Project
  • Honors work
  • If you are done, and you would like to start organizing around exhibition, please check in with me.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Tuesday, April 18

What is the ethic implied in this video?

Chipotle's Food Philosophy:  Genuine Ethics or Good Marketing?

Where do we see evidence of food ethics in local businesses?  Do these ethics impact your choices (or your parents' choices)?  What happens when consumers demand ethics of their food vendors?

Food Ethic Assignment (due Friday!)

Project Work (Exhibition is 9 days away!)

Honors:  Cat's Cradle reflection/synthesis
Essay #2 due next Sunday night

Monday, April 17, 2017

Monday, April 17

TURN IN PART 3/Fresh Written Response!
Honors: Seminar 6th hour today

What is a “food ethic”? What is your food ethic?

a :  a set of moral principles :  a theory or system of moral values <the present-day materialistic ethic> <an old-fashioned work ethic> —often used in plural but singular or plural in construction <an elaborate ethics> <Christian ethics>
b plural but sing or plural in constr :  the principles of conduct governing an individual or a group <professional ethics>
c :  a guiding philosophy
d :  a consciousness of moral importance <forge a conservation ethic>

Instructions (click here for detailed version of Parts 1 and 2)

  1. TOGETHER: Watch the following videos as a class and discuss the ethics contained therein.  
  2. TOGETHER: Discuss Part 4 of the book:  How does Michael Pollan’s experimentation with the DIY food ethic expand our understanding of the modern American omnivore’s dilemma?
  3. Read and annotate Wendell Berry, “The Pleasures of Eating.” (Who is Wendell Berry?).  Identify elements of his food ethic in Part 1 of the assignment.
  4. Write--analytically or creatively--a brief expression of your own personal food ethic for Part 2.
  5. Turn in both Parts 1 and 2 by Friday, April 21st.