Hi everyone! What an impactful day at school. Thanks everyone for continuing to give your all in class and toward your successful completion of your HIRP. We're almost there! Just 10 days until it is due. Make sure to use this weekend and the upcoming week to continue working on your HIRP.
- I can explain the impacts of nationalism and revolutionary movements.
- I can effectively apply and conduct research.
- I can describe the importance of evaluating sources.
- RAP: Students started our abbreviated class by reading a brief excerpt of a source I selected for my model research question, and then answering questions about it as table groups. The questions are designed to aid students in examining and exploring the excerpt as a research source. Part E of the HIRP ask students to write brief annotations of their research sources. So the purpose of this activity is to give students a chance to reflect and evaluate a source as a group.
- Main Stage: I then introduced students to Part E of the HIRP (yes I know, we've skipped part C, we'll discuss it at length on Monday). Part E asks students to annotate their sources and evaluate their usefulness for their research. To support students completion of Part E, I introduced them to the IB model for evaluating sources: OPVL. Using this graphic organizer, students applied their understanding of OPVL using the North Korea article discussed earlier.
- Closing: Students used the remainder of class to work on their HIRP, particularly part E