Apr 10 – 13

Week 5

Selecting my sources and ideas for presentation – Going further in my research and decisions on synthesis of information

Week 5 sees you continuing:

– Research: gathering your information, thinking of and connecting with people you can interview, ask questions, get opinions and different perspectives. Incorporating new questions that have popped up as you explore your topic to go even deeper.

– Action planning – thinking about the “So What? Now What?” – firming up and deciding on plans for action.

– Focusing in on Who We Are through our presentations – be creative in how you will present your topic to your audience. Go beyond your comfort zone of a poster or a trifold, extend your creativity! Push yourself to consider something unique or different – something maybe you haven’t ever done before Think about:

  • What are some different forms of artistic expression that I could use to convey my message?
  • What makes a clear, interesting, engaging presentation that will draw people in (something that catches their eye and attention!)
  • What are my top three choices for how I will express my learning on my topic or issue of choice?
  • Who is my audience? How will I ensure that my presentation is understood? How will I have to change how I speak, or how I present depending on different ages of audience members?

Remember to keep it simple!

 

– Set realistic goals for yourself. Set one small goal, and once you achieve it, move on to the next step in that small goal. For example:

  • I have collected at least 75 note facts (record your sources as you go!!)
  • I have collected 100 or more note facts (record your sources as you go!!)
  • I have used at least 1 primary source for my research
  • I have used at least 3 secondary sources for my research

All of this will be accomplished with the support of your group members, during your mentor meetings, and with your teacher.

– Reflection. Blogging about and reflecting on your week at least once is a requirement. Your teacher will provide you with some possible reflection prompts for your blog. Remember! Visuals are always a great way to draw readers in to what you have to say. Post pictures of your work (sources you’re using for research, action shots of your work or ideas, etc…) to supplement your reflection.

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