Our next set of vocab!
Special this week, the vocab is due Thursday, and not Wednesday.
Notes are posted on 10/23
Today we review the Call to Action.
On Google Drive, open a document. SHARE IT WITH EVERYONE IN YOUR GROUP AND ME (firstname.lastname@example.org). Make sure everyone's name is on it, too. Otherwise I don't know.
This ensures that everyone can work on it whenever.
The call to action is an article, so it does not follow typical essay protocol, but it does need to be organized.
Start with background information on your topic. Assume the reader does not know what the topic is. Be detailed.
Then explain why this topic is an issue. Why does it matter? How is it harming society?
Follow that with how people can identify the issue. How can they know when they are being tricked?
End it with an actual Call to Action--what can we do about this topic? How can people band together to end it/solve it/generate more awareness? Is there something people can stop doing to make it better?
Remember, this is all due on Oct. 31--including that super great packet of information you have been working on. Today is the last day in the library to work--the rest is on you.
Students conducted their secondary resource search in the library today!
Today we introduced an issues in media project. We have been reviewing the history of how the news played a role in influencing society since the start of America, all the way through how celebrities influence people through social media, and how fake news and sponsored content are confusing society into what to trust as real news.
Students are taking those facts and applying it to a call to action, which they are working on in groups. This project is due Tuesday, Oct. 31st.
New vocabulary words!
The assessment is Thursday, Nov 9th.
Students took their second SAT vocab assessment today.
Below is the after test assignment. It is due Monday.
Students played a review game and completed the review WS below!
Today we viewed a section from an episode of South Park titled "Sponsored Content." The purpose here was to glean how sneaky and manipulative the concept of sponsored content is, and how to identify it.
On the back of the worksheet below, students mapped out two details that address sponsored content.
This is the ninth year Mrs. DeWitz has taught Freshman.