1. Warming up with a little scientific inspiration on the importance of simple observations and questions; writing a take-away/motto for today on your dry erase tape
2. Looking over your research so far; at the top of your annotated bibliography, try the following:
a. Make a few simple observations regarding your topic/research that you think are important.
- As Y2K approached, people were quick to panic.
- Many assumed that a technical glitch would essentially lead to the end of civilized life.
- People hoarded goods, build underground shelters, and prepared for the new millennium as though preparing for a natural disaster or a war.
b. Based on your observations, ask a Level 3 question that you hope to answer as you dive into your research. Put it in bold font at the top.
Remember: A Level 3 question has many possible answers and can be applied to many situations.
- Ex: Why is paranoia contagious?
- Ex: What is the link between reliance on technology and mass panic?
3. Working on your annotated bibliographies; let your Level 3 question guide your research
- Click here for an overview of the what/why/how of the annotated bibliography.
- Click here for a sample with formatting help.
1. Please finish your annotated bibliography before class tomorrow (Thursday, Sep 1).
2. If it's in your budget or on your bookshelf, please acquire your own copy of Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer.
3. BRING IN STICKY NOTES. We shall hoard them like they're going out of style.