Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Thursday, August 22nd

WELCOME TO 11TH GRADE HUMANITIES!!!


Today's Goals: 

  1. Think critically about what the function of education is
  2. Begin to get oriented to Humanities 11


Introductions
1. Let's help the new Ospreys feel welcome!
  • Name
  • Why did you choose Animas? OR What are you excited about?
  • What is something that is confusing you, disturbing you, or amazing you about life in America right now? 
2. Who am I, Jessica, your teacher?  Questions for me?
3. A note on junior year:  Best year of your life so far?  
  • "There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so." --Hamlet
  • THIS IS YOUR EDUCATION!!!  We are going to be doing this together.
“A single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives.”
~ Henry David Thoreau

Read and annotate "The Function of Education" by Krishnamurti (Seminar reading #1)

  • Put your name on the reading
  • Read as much of the reading as you can. Mark quotes that stand out to you as thought-provoking, interesting, inspiring or with which you strongly disagree.
  • Try to identify the author's thesis: What does Krishnamurti claim the purpose of education is?
  • Be prepared to share your selections and make meaning together.

"The Function of Education":  Spirit Read
1.  Everyone participates at least once.  You can speak more than once.
2.  Read a word, phrase, or sentence.
3.  No commentary or opinions.
4.  When possible, try to connect with what was just read.
5.  Give all voices a chance.
6.  Pauses can be powerful.
7. Repeating words and phrases is fine. 


AFTER Jot down key takeaways that answer this question:  What ideas from this reading would you like to apply to our own class culture (how we treat each other, how this class is run, etc...?  Or, if there are certain ideas that did not resonate with you, feel free to jot down those ideas that you DON’T want to be a part of this class culture.  This reading will be one of several core texts for a seminar we are going to have on Monday of next week.




SYLLABUS AND OTHER BUSINESS


Interested in Honors?  Please read over my HONORS SYLLABUS as homework.  You will notice that you have a reading for this week.  There are hard copies at the table near the door. If you are in, complete the reading and corresponding questions and join me for the meeting on Monday!


What materials do you need for this class?  (Please recycle from the pile!) Where do we put our stuff?



Bookmark my webpage!  





Digital Comp Book Set-up 
1.  Create a new Google doc and name it:  FirstName LastName Digital Comp Book 
2.  Share the document with me at jessica.mccallum@animashighschool.com.  Make sure you give me editing power!
3.  Each entry should be labeled so that it is clear to me which entry goes with which prompt.
5.  You are responsible for all starters and entries, even if you are absent
6.  Feel free to add images, links, and other digital content in your responses!
7.  Chat with me if you prefer to keep your comp book on the Earth instead of in the Cloud.



TO-DO (by Monday)

  1. Review my syllabus and have your parents review it.  Return the attached letter signed.
  2. Tell me a little bit about you
  3. Set up your Digital Comp Book 
  4. Honors ONLY:  Send me an email that answers the question:  Why Honors?

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Tuesday, May 21st

Please complete the End of Year Feedback Survey for Junior Humanities

Due at MIDNIGHT tonight (as Tuesday becomes Wednesday): EVERYTHING!!!!  
All projects, DP updates, essay revisions, etc.  Please get in touch with me if you have circumstances that may require extra time to submit any of these pieces.  Otherwise, no promises that I will grade things after the deadline.

Friday, May 17, 2019

Friday, May 17th/Monday, May 18th

1. TURN IN PHILOSOPHY PROJECT
Please submit your projects, according to the instructions.  Don't skip the piece where you annotate for intertextuality!
The written component (even if it is the script to your movie)
  • Annotated for intertextuality (see Jessica's example)
  • PROJECT TITLE, centered and bold!  
  • Your name under title

The visual component

  • Video - a universal video file I can open
  • Image - jpeg
  • Artifact - if you created an original piece of work bring it in and send me a professionally taken photo of it 
  • Other - check in with me to make sure you have turned in a digital format for all school exhibition 
  • Email me your visual component, with your name in the file title

2. DP UPDATES AND REFLECTIONS
PHILOSOPHY PROJECT REFLECTION AND DP UPDATE
FOOD PROJECT AND DP UPDATE


3. REVISIONS TO FOOD ETHIC ESSAY?  Due Tuesday, May 21st

4. HONORS
Let's huddle up for a quick meeting!
Essays #3 (already past due: revisions?)  
and #4 (Lit Analysis...develop a synthesis)
Final Book Club meeting tomorrow (A Tale for the Time Being)

Thursday, May 16, 2019

5.16: All-School Exhibition!!!!

Here is the exhibition schedule.

If you have not done so already, please add your files to the slideshow for exhibition.

Refine/finish your "script" for tonight.  Don't forget to introduce yourself as well as your project!

Please submit your projects, according to the instructions below (scroll down to previous post).  Don't skip the piece where you annotate for intertextuality!

If you want to work ahead on your reflections and DP updates, here are links to the docs.  We will have time to work on this tomorrow at FLC.
PHILOSOPHY PROJECT REFLECTION AND DP UPDATE
FOOD PROJECT AND DP UPDATE

Monday, May 13, 2019

Monday, May 13th: Welcome back, juniors!!!!

So much to do, so little time.....Let's finish strong!

PHILOSOPHY PROJECT WRAP
What you need to turn in by midnight on Tuesday night:
1. The written component (even if it is the script to your movie)
  • Annotated for intertextuality (see Jessica's example)
  • PROJECT TITLE, centered and bold!  
  • Your name under title

2. The visual component
  • Video - a universal video file I can open
  • Image - jpeg
  • Artifact - if you created an original piece of work bring it in and send me a professionally taken photo of it 
  • Other - check in with me to make sure you have turned in a digital format for all school exhibition 
  • Email me your visual component, with your name in the file title

AND 3. Arrange your visual component on your assigned slide using the following slideshows:

Sara’s Room
Britt’s Room
 

HERE IS THE EXHIBITION SCHEDULE.  We will do a practice run-through on Wednesday morning from 9-12 as well, so please note both times that you are obligated to present for Humanities.  Also, note your "paneling/audience" time slot.  The expectation is that you are audience members supporting your peers for your scheduled 30 minute chunk.
Run Through
ASE
9 - 9:30
4 - 4:30
9:30 - 10
4:30 - 5
10 - 10:30
5 - 5:30
10:30 - 11
5:30 - 6
11 - 11:30
6 - 6:30
11:30 - 12
6:30 - 7
Sara’s Room
Austin G
Susan B
Sean H
Calvin C
Kammy B
Anika S
Jade R
Willa K
Gabby A
Sierra H
Parker S
Robbie P
Caleb Gates
Cloe U
Josh D
Saige F
Zac L
Nick G
John G
Sydney B
Marisol S
Alli S
Heleny Z
Kaylee B
Wyllow H
Hannah S
Desirae M
Quincy B
Riley A
Caleb Gerst
Britt’s Room
Jordan B
Zoe H
Taylor G
David R
Diego P
Jem v
Delaney K
Greta C
Sara V
Alex K
Raimy S
Cat S
Logan Z
Liam F
Gretta S
Colin P
Bryce D
Serra K
Kealey M
Annabelle
Payton V
Noelle J
Julian G
Greg R
Aldo C
Rainey E
Clara W
Toby A
Jackson V
Ori R


EXHIBITION PREP
You will need to introduce yourself and your project. You need to create a simple script for this that includes the following:
  1. Your name
  2. Summarize your personal philosophy of your purpose on earth (the message of your written and visual piece. Do not explain every aspect of your work, simply give them some context)
  3. What you are sharing with them today…A poem, an excerpt of your short story or personal narrative, a movie, a song, a stop motion, etc.
  4. Thank them for coming!
Put the details above on a note card or print on a small piece of paper. Be ready to rehearse this as well in our run-through on Wednesday!

EXTRA TIME?: Who wants to be part of the planning effort to flip Nisty's room?

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Thursday, April 18th

PROJECT WORK TODAY....


Meal Planning (guidelines here)
By the end of the hour, you should submit to me the following information on a Google Doc
1. All group members' names
2. Date, time, location of your meal (to the degree that you have it figured out at this point)
3. A guest list and an explanation how they were/will be invited. (Hey, are your teachers invited?)
4. A full detailed menu with complete ingredient list and task delegration (who does what?)
5. An estimated budget for each piece of your menu, including a $ amount that you might request from us
6. An explanation of how your theme will be manifest at your meal



Submitting your Food Ethic Essay (due tomorrow!)
1. Double spaced, 11 or 12 point font
2. Give it a clever title! Centered, bold, 14 pt font
3. Name centered under title (normal font formatting)


Philosophy Project Submission (for All-School Exhibition)
We need to be ready to critique our work and get ready for an exhibition in a few short days upon your return from LINK! So, please help me facilitate this!
DUE at midnight Sunday May 12th
IF YOU WANT MY FEEDBACK ON YOUR WRITTEN PORTION, SUBMIT IT TO ME AT THE LASTEST BY SUNDAY, MAY 5TH!!!

What you need to turn in:
The written component, even if it is the script to your movie
  1. Annotated for intertextuality (see Jessica’s example)
  2. Submitted by email to Jessica!
The visual component
  1. Video - a universal video file I can open
  2. Image - jpeg
  3. Artifact - if you created an original piece of work bring it in and send me a professionally taken photo of it 
  4. Other - check in with me to make sure you have turned in a digital format for all school exhibition 
  5. Email me your visual component, with your name in the file title




Monday, April 15, 2019

Monday, April 15th

FOOD ETHIC ESSAY:  Peer Critique Protocol
Groups of 3


WORK TIME
  1. Conference with Me about Philosophy Project AND/OR Food Ethic Essay
  2. Revise Essay
  3. Meet with your group for Meal Planning?
  4. HONORS:  Essay due before LINK!  (Did you turn in Cat's Cradle reflection?)