Bring the critical thinking!
Choose any of seminar questions listed below, and write a 250-500 word response to the question. Make sure to quote and use evidence from the text. Feel free to draw on our seminar discussion. This should be organized in formal academic paragraphs, and proofread before you turn it in to me. Make sure to look at the Timed Writing Rubric on the Documents page of my DP! Due: Friday, start of class, shared or emailed to Lori BEFORE class starts.
HONORS: This writing will be the application essay for the Honors application. Please see the Honors page on my DP for your instructions for Essay 1. For you, this assignment will be due on Friday, September 9 at 8:15 am regardless of what class you are in. Let me know if you have any questions!
Seminar reflection. DUE: Friday, start of class, emailed or shared with Lori.
Starter 2- Seminar Norms
Revisit Values, Add Behaviors
Yesterday we talked about what we value as a class. Today, we’ll make it a little more concrete.
Values mean nothing until the rubber hits the road. Unless you show it in action, can you really say that you truly value it?
"The Habits of Highly Cynical People" Coaching
In groups of 4, do the following tasks to ensure your understanding.
Answer two of the questions below. Handwritten or typed is okay.
Finish seminar prewrite (see above for details), have it ready to go at the start of class tomorrow.
Set Up Starters (10 min)
Every student creates a Google Doc labeled with “Full Name Humanities Starters,” and shares it with me. Make sure to give me permission to comment!
Starter 1 (20 min)
Syllabus: Go to Lori’s DP, and find the Syllabus page. Read closely! Then explore the rest of Lori’s DP. Bookmark it!
Pair/share, try to answer each other’s questions. Then come back as a whole class, I will answer any remaining questions.
Class Values (40 min)
Collaborative activity to determine our shared class values. We will build on this more tomorrow!
The Habits of Highly Cynical People (30 min)
Read and annotate this article—it will be the basis for a Socratic seminar that is connected to our critical thinking goals for the course this year. Make sure to mark:
Finish reading and annotating “The Habits of Highly Cynical People”. DUE: Start of class, Tuesday
Hi everyone! Welcome to Senior Humanities- It's going to be a crazy ride this year!
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