12.07.07

Core 1:

Today is a research and organization day. I will not be talking at you a whole lot. What I will be doing, however, is talking with you, trying to get you to organize your thoughts into a workable debate plan. Things to think about:

  • Which arguments should go in which part of the debate?
  • What are the most logical arguments that the other side will be making?
  • What format should you use for your fact sheet (the piece of paper that has all of your arguments and points of information on it)?
  • Who is going to speak when?
  • What facts and resources do you still need?
  • Would it be easier for one person do more research and another to start organizing it?

Core 2:

  1. How is your social action measurable? Is your measurement biased because of your own hypothesis?
  2. Take a look at the Freakonomics blog by professor Steven Levitt and author Stephen Dubner: The Science of Insulting Women

    • What did they measure?
    • How did they measure it?
    • Did they create any social action based upon their data?
  3. Design your measurement device (table, survey, etc.) so that it measures only what you want it to on Google Docs.
  4. Start Chapter 12
    • How does peace come from chaos?
  5. Extension:
    • Finish the book for Thursday.

Core 3:

  1. Prepare-on: Open up skype on the computer and then click “Don’t have a skype name?” Sign-up and then add bhwilkoff as a contact. Get out your answer (or pull it up on the computer) to your extension from a few days ago: How did this film and other propaganda help the camps to exist?
  2. Discuss in large skype discussion this question and others that come up as we continue through.
    • Each response must add something new, not just emphasizing a previous point.
    • All responses must adhere to the DOC.
  3. Frame Analysis:
    • Page 26 – The Number
    • Page 29 – The Dress Code
  4. Start Chapter 2:
    • What is the symbolism of the masks, the bodies under his desk, his shrinking, and the flies?
  5. Extension:
    • Write a paragraph about what it means to survive. What is survival in the face of adversity?

Core 4:

  1. Decide-on: Get out your list of topics that you would want to debate and, in table groups, decide which is the best single idea you have. (Make sure it is in the Solved format.)
    • As a class, let’s decide which one should be researched as our final option for debate.
  2. How do you search for good resources?
  3. Conduct your fourth and final 30-minute-expert blogging session on our chosen topic.
    • Create arguments by stating your assertion, reasoning and evidence
      in one paragraph on your blog (similar to the examples from the handout
      yesterday).
  4. Extensions: Finalize your 30-minute-expert session. Start to look back and decide which topic is right for you.

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