Happy Monday global studies students! Hope everyone made it safely and easily to school this morning! As we near spring break (yes, I know, we are just two short weeks away), be sure to complete any missing or outstanding work. I will be changing my homework policy soon, but in the meantime turn in any assignments you can before Spring Break!
- I can demonstrate an understanding of the connection between physical and human systems.
- I can explain connections between events, issues, problems, and concepts.
- I can communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
- I can make connections between human action and the changes taking place in our physical systems using themes, questioning, and evidence from text.
- RAP: To open class students used the discussion strategy "save the last word for me" to review and discuss their reflection responses from our Climate Change Mixer last Thursday.
- Main Stage: Building on our discussions, students then generated themes and inquiry questions based on what they learned. In order to explain connections between events and concepts, students first need to develop and practice their skill of identifying connections. This is what generating themes and inquiry questions allows us to do! These skills will be particularly important as we move toward the end of the semester and begin our historical investigation project.
- Closing: To end class, students chose a few themes and inquiry questions to explore more deeply, and read Proof Positive to gather evidence for their theme and questions. Students used this graphic organizer to track their themes, questions, and what they learned from the article.