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COW – Week of March 14

March 11th, 2011 Comments off

This week in COW, we will complete our look at the difficulties of providing universal education.  Students will be assigned a case study from UNICEF and will examine the problems associated with providing an education to children in one of four countries (Bangladesh, Cameroon, Iran, or Pakistan).

Students will work in groups of three to learn about the difficulties facing the children of this country (in regards to education) and will also learn how UNICEF is attempting to overcome these difficulties.  Students will conduct some further research into their country and will present their findings to the class on Friday, March 18.

As a reminder, students also have their Futures assignment due in their GoogleDoc by 9pm on Thursday, March 17.  This assignment will require some parent involvement with their child and was assigned Friday of last week.

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SS8 – Week of March 14

March 11th, 2011 Comments off

In SS8, we will be extending the 3rd quarter to last through the end of this week and into the first couple of classes after spring break.  This will allow students to complete their Movement for Change project and present it to the class.

This week, students will continue working on this project with their group members.  All of the movements have been selected by the students, and this week the groups will primarily focus on putting their project into action.  Projects are due on Thursday, March 17, but presentations will not be until after spring break.

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SS8 – Week of March 7

March 4th, 2011 Comments off

This week in SS8, students have their Corporate Power Analysis Report due on Tuesday by 9PM.  This assignment should be completed in their GoogleDoc.  We will have spent two class periods working on this assignment in school, but some students may need to do some additional work at home to complete the assignment.

On Tuesday, students will be introduced to the final project for our 3rd Quarter unit on POWER.  At this point, students have been exposed to several examples of how human beings gain and use power, ranging from the People Power Revolution here in the Philippines to the corporate power that is prevalent in modern society.

The final project is called Movement for Change, and will be due on Thursday, March 17.  This project will NOT be completed in GoogleDocs, but will instead be printed out and handed in on the due date of the 17th.  In this project, students will be thinking about an issue that they believe in strongly and will be considering how they can use their personal power to bring about a change in this issue.  This is also a project focusing on ACTION and not just words.  The details for this project and also the rubric can be found under 8th grade / Assignments and Assessments here on the blog.

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COW – Week of March 7

March 4th, 2011 Comments off

This week in Changing our World, we will continue our study of education around the world  Students will be introduced to UNICEF and learn what that organization is doing to assist in improving the educational possibilities for children around the world.

A significant portion of our focus will be on the issues surrounding the education of girls.  Students will learn why educating girls continues to be a problem in many places in the world and will learn about the impact that educating girls can have on a community.  We will examine a couple case studies, and later in the week, students will focus on a case study from one country, become knowledgeable about the educational situation in that country, and present their findings to the class.

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