Month: October 2014

Documentary Time

Greetings! Today we begin documentaries! Here is the assignment sheet. Here is a review of Primary vs. Secondary sources. We will look at some examples (good and bad), and we will do a quick brainstorm about what we know of…

Parent Pechakucha

Greetings! It’s good to be back among you all. Today, you will put together a 6-slide presentation to give during conferences. It will highlight the learning that has taken place over the year thus far. Call it: (your name) Parent…

On-Demand Writing Response

Greetings from the edge of wellness, I’m home on the mend. It seems a Delhi bug has gotten the best of me for the moment. But I’m powering through and expect to be back on Tuesday. For today, you will hand…

Vignette Wednesday

Get your writing hats on, folks. Today we are going to spend some quality time with our vignettes. Many of you are traveling over the next couple days, and the vignettes are due on Friday, so today we will make…

Narrative/Vignette/Immigration Monday

Happy Monday! Today we will spend a little time looking at Vignettes and looking for theme and symbolism. Then you will have time to research your character in preparation for our Ellis Island simulation tomorrow. Work with this document to…

Ellis Wednesday

Happy Fake Friday! Today you will combine informational storytelling with vignette style description. We will look at this video that details the journey one family took through the eyes of a girl. Then we’ll read the “Hair” vignette from “Mango”. Also,…