We will briefly check-in via Zoom to follow up on our thoughts about Chimamanda Adichie's TEDTalk on "The Dangers of a Single Story"...
Remember as Ms. Adichie stated in her TEDTalk:
Here is link to Choices Unit on Africa and Colonisation.
Skim through Brown University's Choices Unit on Colonization and Independence in Africa.
This is just to build your background knowledge of life in Africa prior to, during and after colonization. Skim through for approximately 10 minutes to familiarize yourself with anything you do not already know about colonization in Africa-- use the 5 questions in the Webquest document to help you focus on what to read and pay attention to...
You can use the sidebar on the left to navigate through the information. You are only being asked to look at the information in the "Introduction" Reading material section. There are a couple of very short videos-- you can choose to watch them if you want but you are not required.
Task #3: Watch this documentary on the tragedy of the Congo: King Leopold's Colonization of the Congo: (broken into 2 parts)
Task #4: Examine the Impact of Colonization in Africa
HW: Finish any task not completed during class.
Class Tasks (complete on your own):
1. Pick ONE from the list of the following resources related to "Africa is NOT a Country" and read (or watch):
- “Reality Check: Africa is NOT a Country” (Video, Aljazeera)
- "Africa is NOT a Country" (Article, The Guardian)
- “Confusing a Country for a Continent” (Article, The Atlantic)
- "A Fascinating Color-Coded Map of Africa's Diversity" (Article, Mic)
2. Watch the following TED video: "The Danger of a Single Story"
- Please respond to the questions as they appear.
- You will receive a completion grade (in Power School) for answering the questions embedded within the video. There are 10 questions (worth 10 points each).
- You will be discussing these questions at the close of today's lesson during the "Exit" Zoom Meeting Discussion.
Exit Ticket: Zoom Closing Meeting
You will engage in a small group discussion.
Homework: Officially, None! (not formally)
Please take a break from looking at a screen all day! Go outside and get some fresh air.
Informal homework: At lunch or dinner, have a discussion with someone in your family about common misperceptions people have about people and places around the world.
Today's Check-in: Go to the Zoom Meeting
- Google Calendar or Schoology has the link -- you were sent a Google Calendar invite (via email).
- If all else fails, look on today's calendar event on Schoology for the link.
Today's Class Tasks: (Group & Individual)
Within Zoom Chat groups (it will be with your own DBQ group and Mrs. Stewart will assign you to the chats once everyone has joined Zoom). You will work as a team to read through, discuss and answer the questions in another team’s DBQ packet.
Individually, you will complete a Google Survey form to supply your own answers (though you can discuss these answer with your group members) and to provide constructive feedback to the other team members for each document in the packet. Your group, likewise, will be receiving peer feedback on your packet.
- Check Schoology for the links to your assigned team's DBQ Packets and the link for completing the Google Survey.
Once your group has completed the Google Survey and checked back in with Mrs. Stewart on Zoom, you are done with the class for the day --that’s it! Anticipate this will take you approx. 45 minutes - 1 hour (depending on how well your group works collaboratively and stays on-task)
Have a safe and restful Spring Break!
Individual Tasks Today:
- Make sure questions can be answered with info. available in the Group doc (a combo of your source, the background text or any other sources a group member is including in the DBQ packet)
- Make sure questions help guide someone to understand your specific topic as it relates to your country’s fight for independence (or for South Africa, racial equality)
- Make sure questions are asked at the appropriate level (low, med., high)
- Ideally, high level questions include evaluation and/or synthesis using more than one document (yours plus at least one other member’s and/or the background essay).
- Depending on your assigned topic, Ideally, you have at least one question that connects your topic to the compelling question (“can we resolve conflict peacefully?”) and/or research question (“what causes independence movements?”)
Check Your Questions...
- Answer your questions using only the DBQ packet source(s) -- this is part of checking to be sure the questions are appropriate
Exit Ticket: Group Feedback
HW: Evaluate Questions;
Summative DBQ Due @ Start of Next Class
Finalize your INDIVIDUAL SUMMATIVE DBQ DOCUMENT.
Look over the rubric. Make sure your work reflects your highest quality of work.
Summative Due @ Start of Next Class
Mrs. Stewart's Course
You'll find a daily agenda posted here for each day that class meets