09.15.06

Cores 1-4:

  • Discuss Blog Spamming and Comment Blocking.

Core 1:

  1. Discuss-On: How can one word cause a story? (For example: Iraq, Trouble, Puke)
  2. In order to fully understand the power of some of these exacting vocabulary words, I would like us to think about the story that each one of them presents.What sorts of images does this word put into your mind? What sorts of actions does this word symbolize? Once you have a good idea of what your word story will be, please draw the images you see in your mind and write the story that the images suggest. Title your page with your single word, but this word does not have to appear anywhere in the story, so long as the entire story represents this word. This is a very interpretive exercise that will allow you to see just how powerful the suggestive nature of words can be.
  3. Present your word stories on the document camera.

Core 2:

  1. Share-On: Compare your Tradition and Change handouts and try to establish if there are any universal changes or traditions, felt by everyone. Write a few of these universal changes/traditions down.
  2. Discuss universal change/tradition as a whole class.
  3. Complete the anticipatory 1940s Information Web with no more than 2 other students. Try to come up with as many things that you absolutely know about the 1940s.
  4. Listen to and watch the speeches by FDR and fill out the Speech Analysis Form.
    1. Address at Hyde Park, New York.
    2. Statement on Signing the Social Security Act.
    3. Address to Congress Requesting a Declaration of War with Japan.
  5. Discuss the speeches in terms of change and tradition.

Core 3:

  1. Re-introduce taking AR tests. Model etiquette and process. Talk about “Goldilocks” books and reading ranges.
  2. Discuss-On: How can one word cause a story? (For example: Iraq, Trouble, Puke)
  3. In order to fully understand the power of some of these exacting vocabulary words, I would like us to think about the story that each one of them presents.What sorts of images does this word put into your mind? What sorts of actions does this word symbolize? Once you have a good idea of what your word story will be, please draw the images you see in your mind and write the story that the images suggest. Title your page with your single word, but this word does not have to appear anywhere in the story, so long as the entire story represents this word. This is a very interpretive exercise that will allow you to see just how powerful the suggestive nature of words can be.
  4. Present your word stories on the document camera.

Core 4:

  1. Discuss-On: Look at your sheet of brainstormed changes. What are the changes that were the hardest to go through? What makes some changes harder than others?
  2. Discuss 5 Truths of Change. Should we add a few others?
  3. With a partner, fill out the 5 Truths of Change handout. Discuss how these personal changes can relate to cultural/societal change.
  4. Ask for any final observations on change that would be important to discuss before we continue.
  5. On the back of your Truths of Change Handout, please respond to the following quote by Margaret Mead (How does it impact you, this class, or our study of change/persuasion):
“Never doubt that a small, highly committed group of individuals
can change the world; indeed it is the only thing that ever has.”

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