Unit 3 Session 5
Session length and engagement with your online classmates depends on YOU, so proceed to the next session whenever you’re ready. Remember that your peers await your contributions. Help them learn with you and from you!
Continue working on the project:
1. Choose one of the topics raised in this unit:
- access to education because of status or wealth,
- education and technology,
- education and gender stereotypes.
2. Create subgroups of 3-4 peers in your Forum Group (from various schools)
3. Prepare a negotiated choice of:
A/ written script of a 2-3 minute TV commentary, with 2-3 “guest speakers” chipping in their views. Use a Google doc to collaborate, and export the final piece into a PDF document.
B/ audio track of a 2-3 minute RADIO commentary, with 2-3 “guest speakers” chipping in their views. Use Audacity or another means to record your part of the audio clip and figure out how to collect the parts to assemble into one audio file to share with the rest of the groups.
C/ video of a 2-3 minute TV commentary, with 2-3 “guest speakers” chipping in their views. Use Flipgrid or another means to record your part of the video clip and figure out how to collect the parts to assemble into one video file to share with the rest of the groups.
4. Use your group’s Google doc chart from Lesson 1 to set up collaboration subgroups and negotiations/timelines.
Your teacher may ask you to complete additional tasks, for example:
Listening Comprehension and Critical Thinking: Film Freedom Writers (2007, 122 minutes)
Based on a true story, Freedom Writers is a marvellous movie to watch with a teen group.
“A dedicated teacher (Hilary Swank) in a racially divided Los Angeles school in 1994 takes over a class of at-risk teenagers deemed incapable of learning by other faculty. Instead of giving up, she inspires her students to take an interest in their education and planning their future. She assigns reading material that relates to their lives and encourages them all to keep journals.”
Check out the Freedom Writers Foundation as well.
Writing – Review of film (up to the viewed moment)
Practice Paper 1 Text type: Review of film
Topic: Social Organization / Access to Education
Inquiry question: To what extent…? How…? Why…? What…?
Post printed reviews (ANONYMOUS, no names) around the classroom at eye level and use some gold star stickers to add to the reviews as students read and evaluate for coherence, clarity and interest. Then take the top three reviews and examine the reasons behind their success and the choices the authors made: layout, picture, structure, catchy title, flow of ideas, humour, etc.