Today you will be writing your formative explanatory essay using the research you gathered on your group's selected civilization.
You will use the essay template dropped in your WH Drop folder.
Today you will be participating in a Socratic Seminar Discussion. You will serve different roles throughout the discussions today. You will participate in the discussion that represents your research question; you will also play the role of a "critical friend" and make observations and provide feedback on one of your group member's participation; you will also take additional notes for one of your group members while they are in the Socratic discussion.
One group member will need to open & make a copy of the following Socratic Discussion Group Notes template & share with your other group members:
HW: Prepare 1-page outline; quotes page & works Cited list. Print out your 1-page outline!
Sample Outline Exemplars:
Today we will be preparing for next class' Socratic Discussion on the rise, expansion and fall of civilizations. We will take a look at the Socratic Discussion format (fishbowl format) and important tips for effective participation.
We will also look at the 1-page explanatory essay outline template and discuss preparation for next week's formative 5-paragraph essay.
Today's helpful resources:
HW: finalize your research notes.
BASED ON HOW WELL YOU CAN ANSWER YOUR RESEARCH QUESTION SHOULD INDICATE WHAT TO FOCUS ON FOR FINALIZING YOUR RESEARCH NOTES:
In today's class, you will be introduced and taught how to access some of the online academic research databases available to your through the Library Resources in Schoology. Mr. Bob Helmer, our high school Librarian, will show you how to access and use these resources.
As you continue your research, please use these databases, when possible, so that you are using a wide range of primary and secondary sources that are more reliable than simply relying on sources found in a Google Search.
Continue taking relevant notes on your research question within the table in the Shared Inquriy Research Portfolio.
HW: continue research. Also watch "rethinking civilization"
HW: research civilization question & take notes in group shared inquiry portfolio
You will need to work on finding reliable sources and information that helps you answer your guiding question about your civilization. Be sure you are organizing your notes and recording the notes in your group's Shared Inquiry Research Portfolio (Google Doc).
sep. 14/15: formative writing task: 1 paragraph response using teeal: "what explains the rise of humans?"
HW: Read CH. 3 "The Wanderers settle down"; take notes in unit 1 cornell notes (qci format) doc. Due at the beginning of next class
LIT CIRCLE GROUP DISCUSSION: CH. 2 "WE GATHER BY THE RIVERS"
HW: BHP - Watch video/read articles from Unit 7
Today we will take a look at the Explanatory Writing rubric. We will practice scoring some sample essays and you will evaluate your own pre-assessment explanatory essay (State of the World Global Issue essay). You will receive feedback and your score (formative--doesn't count towards your semester grade). You will complete a self-reflection and set a writing goal. This reflection will be assessed and it does count for a grade.
Helpful Links for today's class:
HW: Read CH. 2 of The Human story: "We Gather by Rivers";
READ AND TAKE NOTES ACCORDING TO YOUR NEXT ASSIGNED LIT CIRCLE GROUP ROLE.
Due Next Class!
HW: Read Big history project article, watch video(s), take cornell notes using doc in wh drop folder
Assignment posted in Schoology as an "event" with details specific for your WH class.
Mrs. Stewart's Course
You'll find a daily agenda posted here for each day that class meets