Friday, May 12, 2017

Answering the Call: May 12, 2017

Focus: How do we answer the call?

GATSBY BOOKS ARE BEING CHECKED IN AFTER SCHOOL TODAY.

1. Warming up with teenagers who are answering the call and offering their gifts to the world:

Malala Yousafzai
Easton LaChappelle
Mary Grace Henry
Yash Gupta
Anoyara Khatun
Katie Stagliano

Perform a quick search of your person to figure out who they are, what they're up to, and where their inspiration comes from. In other words, how did they answer the call to action?

Get together with two neighbors who researched different teenagers.
  • Share what you've found about each person. How did they each answer the call to action?
  • What do they all have in common?
  • What connections can you find between this activity and Finding Joe? Between this activity and your final speech?
For more heroic, everyday teenagers, click here: YSA (Youth Service America)

For ideas on how to answer the call, click here: www.dosomething.org/us


2. Recapping the overview of your American Lit final speech and forming investigative questions

3. Figuring out what needs to be done, making a plan, and forming your group's question
  • Click HERE for a planning sheet.
  • Here are your speech work days:
    • Friday, May 12 (today)
    • Monday, May 15
    • Wednesday, May 17 (Works Cited due by end of class)
    • Thursday, May 18
  • Speeches begin on Friday, May 19: All groups must be ready this day. Any group not ready to present will receive a ten-point deduction; no excuses will be accepted.
4. Needing more help?

  • Breaking news from Mrs. Dodge and the Speech and Debate Team:

I wanted to alert you to a community outreach event offered by the Speech and Debate team that could benefit your students. The event is especially useful if you are giving a public-speaking-related final exam in your classes.

  • What: Public Speaking Help!
  • When: Tuesday, 16th and Thursday, 18th, from 2:30-3:30 each day
  • Where: C1452
  • Details: Members of the Speech and Debate team are making themselves available to help their peers prepare for final speeches and practice public speaking skills!

HW:
1. Finish your book club book and final syllabus for Tuesday.

2. Work on your final speech (specifics determined by your group).

3. ALL MAKE-UP WORK, REVISIONS, ETC. DUE BY 3:00 PM ON FRIDAY, MAY 19.

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