Monday, November 17, 2014

Agenda 11/17-11/21 Photographs as Propaganda?




What is propaganda?
What message is being conveyed?
Is the message effective?


Learning Target (the what):  Students will evaluate photographs in small groups to determine their origin, purpose, value and limitations.

Language Target (the how):  Students will discuss and evaluate the artists' choices of  in small groups using of Theory of Knowledge vocabulary. (emotion; perception; language; reason)


 DIE Activity: 2 Photos




Newseum Activity: Photos (Small Groups)


Entry Ticket:  DIE using Index Cards
 
What is Propaganda?  History behind it? Tools? Limitations? Evaluating it?
American Historical Association
Expert Groups & Presentations
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ALL PHOTOGRAPHY IS PROPAGANDA~~MARTIN PARR  
AGREE? DISAGREE? EXPLAIN  

Revisit Notes
LENS ARE IMPORTANT
Quick Segue:  Preparation for Newseum Visit


Apply presentation information to the photo
Define Propaganda
How is your photo an example of propaganda?
Justify it with textual evidence (quadrants) (foreground/background)
Explain the photographer's choice
KQ?



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 Knowledge Questions that surface? Questions? Comments? Ahas?

 Homework:
1.  Apply the DIE & Archives Photo Analysis Sheet to the Desoto Image
2.  Compare & Contrast your textbook account of DeSoto with  the Image
DeSoto image is in G Drive in Desoto Folder

Propaganda or No? KQ?
Why study history if it is his story?
3.  Submit your DIE/Photo Analysis & Comparison to turnitin by Friday 7 am

Thursday, November 6, 2014

11/6/14: To Dos

Learning Target (the what):  Students will identify and construct main ideas, questions, and implications of historical accounts in expert groups.

Language Target (the how):  Students will discuss and evaluate their insights in jigsaw groups using of Theory of Knowledge vocabulary and IB History OPLV.

Entry Ticket: Choose One explain using an IB HOA example (anon & first name only)

To what extent can distinctions be made between factual report, biased interpretation, and calculated distortion?  

How is history be used for propaganda

To what extent is history about those who held power, and to what extent is it about ordinary people?
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H. De Soto Activity

1.  Review & Discuss OPVL handout 
2.  Read & discuss expert group account (A A A)
3.  Jigsaw to discuss the various accounts (ABCDE)
4.  Which account is the most accurate in relation to the painting?

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Evaluate TOK IA Outline
Oxford Skills & Practice p. 89-94
G Drive: Presentation Checklist


 

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Agenda: 10/29/14 Odds & Ends

Learning Target (the what):  Students will identify and construct main ideas, questions, and implications of journal articles individually.

Language Target (the how):  Students will discuss and evaluate their insights of articles in their pairs using of Theory of Knowledge vocabulary.







Homework for Friday 11:59 pm: History, Culture, Identity, & Language

What is our role in sustaining existing indigenous cultures? 

Consider the following in your response:

Chapters on Language & Perception (accompanying activities & texts)
Chapter on History
Knower's Profile from Semester One
Jimmy Nelson's Video
Otomi People(Know My World Community)

Reply to a classmate prior to our 1st class for the 2nd Quarter (7am)
Reminder for posting:  Drop down menu-Anon & First Name Only





Rubric for Blog Posts


Monday, October 27, 2014

Agenda: 10/27/14

           
                             Is Economics a Science? - Created with Haiku Deck, presentation software that inspires

Learning Target (the what):  Students will identify and construct main ideas, questions, and implications of journal articles individually.

Language Target (the how):  Students will discuss and evaluate their insights of articles in their pairs using of Theory of Knowledge vocabulary.


1.  Pairs Mini-Seminar: Is Economics a Science? (50 minutes)

2.  Food Desert Website: G+ Community: Live Session: Fixing & Launching (20 minutes)

3.  Internal Assessment Planning:  Preliminary Outline-Thursday of next week (20 minutes)

4.  Q & A (if needed)





Thursday, October 23, 2014

Updates....


Mini-TOK Essay:  SUBMIT TO TURNITIN 
Jennifer & Asia -Wednesday submission through email by 11:59 pm
Telani, AK, Constance, and Jocelyn N.-submission through email by Monday 11:59 pm

Reminders About the Essay Submission
Word Count
Cited Sources (APA or MLA)
Candidate Number (use old one for now)
This is a practice for the March uploading


Monday-Seminar:  No preparation needed
This will be a cold reading of the text in class on Monday.
Location for class TBD

Wednesday-Notes Completed on History Chapter in TOK Textbook
Please complete your notes as you like, but you must adhere to the rubric

SEE BELOW



Thursday, October 16, 2014

Discussion Questions: 10/16/14

“Under the most rigorously controlled
conditions of pressure, temperature,
humidity, and other variables, the organism
will do exactly as it pleases” (Anon). In
what ways and to what extent are the objects
of study in the natural and the human
sciences similar or different?

In what ways might the beliefs and interests
of human scientists influence their
conclusions? Do the same considerations
apply in other areas of knowledge such as
the natural sciences or mathematics?

Are the human sciences, as a whole,
fundamentally different from the natural
sciences? Or are there sometimes surprising
similarities between the two areas in, for
example, the ways they use models and
theories, their methods for collecting data,
the nature of facts, the role of observation
and experimentation, the impact of the
observer on the observed phenomena,
quantification, falsifiability, precise
prediction, identification of constants, and
the degree of complexity of the phenomena
studied?