Social Issues Discussion #3. Remember to record your convo highlights:
-What was confusing? Who cleared it up?
-What topics did this bring up? Current events? Politics?
— What did you find amusing, enraging, enlightening, asinine, incredible, etc?
Practice:Curmudgeon, Cantankerous and Churlish: Grouchy Words
Practice Percentage due 11:59 on 11/5. You determine your grade. Want 100%? Do 100%!
TIMED (Typed) WRITING. This will serve as a culminating piece for argument.
- Start a Word or Google doc.
- Cut and paste this prompt to the top of your document:
“Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant.” -Horace
Consider this quotation about adversity from the Roman poet Horace. Then write an essay that defends or challenges Horace’s assertion about the role that adversity [financial or political hardship, danger, misfortune, etc] plays in developing a person’s character. Support your argument with appropriate evidence from your reading, observation, or experience.
3. Aim for as cohesive an essay as possible in the time allotted. I am fully aware that this is not a process piece, and it will not be graded as such.
4. Print when you are finished. Make sure your name is at the top along with class period.
Introduce What’s Your Problem: A Research/Synthesis Project
Comfort/Risk/Danger Zones: why do we need to be in the risk zone for growth and learning?
Group Norms and Essential Questions Creation
Each group will get together and begin crafting their group norms. These are the rules that YOU decide on for your group. What are the expectations? What is the action plan? What are the consequences of not following group protocol?
Group Norms PPT