Hi global studies students! We're in for more snow, and possibly more snow days! Keep working hard to stay caught up with our work despite all the distractions. This is especially important as you start writing your argumentative essays. Speaking of which - here's what we worked on today:
- I can explain how culture both reflects and shapes society (KN 15).
- I can communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing (CO 1).
- I can explain multiple perspectives or viewpoints (CR 1).
- I can analyze documents to gather evidence for my argumentative essay.
- RAP: Culture Bags! A handful of students must still present their culture bags. Be sure to take note of the date you signed up to present!
- Main Stage: Battle of ARE-gument: Using pieces of arguments we brainstormed in class on Monday, as well as the documents from part 1 of the DBQ, students created and presented model arguments in small groups in response to our DBQ argumentative essay prompt: Should the ban on the Mexican American Studies Program be overturned? Why or why not? Students presented a variety of arguments, and used the time to troubleshoot and refine their understanding of the craft of argument. To wrap up, we discussed "What worked?" and came up with a list of "best practices" students could follow in their writing.
- Closing: Fresh from their group work, students then began their outlines and rough drafts using reasoning and evidence gathered in their DBQs and other class materials. Rough drafts are due this Friday, December 16th. We'll be finishing our writing in class.