In a minute....
I will show you where to click.
You will type your name (your legal name).
1) What you learned about your topic in one sentence.
2) The biggest problem related to your topic and one solution on how you could solve it.
Don't forget to turn in your research notes!
CLICK HERE TO DO THIS.
I have given you three resources for your topic here, that are approved, credible resources and should help you understand your topic. In addition to these, the two following websites will be very helpful to you. Each one has a search feature so you can look up your topic.
Amnesty International : www.amnesty.org
Human Rights Watch: www.hrw.org
Beyond these, you may find other resources. Please try to stick to reputable news sources or websites ending in .org or .edu, so you can make sure they are credible. NO WIKIPEDIA!
Please try to stay away from labor trafficking.
Lack of Women's Rights
Living under a Restrictive Government
Possible search topics to help you gain knowledge and understanding: dictatorship, totalitarianism. You want to discover the problems for the citizens living in this kind of government.
Living in a War Zone
Possible search topics if you need more information: life in Aleppo or Homs, Syria; civil war in Sudan; think back to what you saw about conditions that cause refugees.
Please try to stick to labor issues rather than human trafficking.
Week 12! Grades are due this Friday for progress reports. No fear, your projects will be graded by then!
Monday: We will be in the classroom continuing to understand human rights around the world and at home.
Tuesday: We will be in the Media Center to research your human rights topics.
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: We will be in the 303 Lab working on your group project, a Human Rights PBL.
You will need to complete an MLA WORKS CITED PAGE to show all the sources used in your project.
Please look back at the white packet I gave you last week, where you listed the sources for your interview and photographs. These, plus any artifacts you found online, must be included on the Works Cited page. Inside the packet there is a guide on how to write your citation for each type of text you use (an interview is different from a photograph). Please look through, identify what you need, and make sure you follow the directions.
In case you can't find your packet, here it is:
Follow the directions for how to cite each source.
Anytime you don't have part of the information, you just skip it and move to the next thing.
For example: if you don't know the photographer's name, go straight to the title. If you don't know the title, go to the website.
To make your page:
1) Open a new Word document.
2) Check to make sure the margins are set at 1 inch. You also need a hanging indent of 0.5 in. Google how to do this or ask me.
3) Set the document up to double space.
4) Your last name goes in the upper right hand corner.
5) Skip one line and center the title "Works Cited."
6)Your sources go in alphabetical order by either the last name or the title (or whatever piece of information you have first).
That's all! When you're done, save and either add it to your project or print it out. If you do a website or something like that, you can post it on there or submit it on paper.
Here is what we have upcoming this week...
Monday: Media Center - Project Work Day
Tuesday: Benchmark #2 (there is no need to study for this)
Wednesday: 1st and 2nd cancelled due to PSAT; 3rd and 4th block will do persuasive writing practice
Thursday & Friday: Begin Unit 3
PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR PROJECT IS COMPLETED AND TURNED IN ON TIME!
This week's reminders:
-Project Step 4 (letters) should be completed by Monday!
-Wednesday and Thursday we will meet in the 709 lab to work on projects.
-Friday: unit 2 quiz
-Friday: unit 2 notebook check (warm-ups/in-class activities)
-Friday: all missing work from unit 2 must be turned in by this date!
-Your project is due next Tuesday, 10/18!
Hope everyone had a great and restful fall break! We are back now for Week 9, which means we are halfway through the semester! Whoa! That means it is a great time to either keep up your good work OR make a serious change and try to finish stronger than you started.
A few reminders:
1) If you are absent, it is YOUR responsibility to check here and get handouts from the binder in class.
2) A "Z- Did Not Attempt" is entered for any assignment you have not turned in, whether you were absent or just didn't turn it in.
3) You have approximately one day to turn in assignments with no penalty. After that, they are late. The policy as stated in the syllabus is that you lose 10% for each day late.
4) Not following directions and not writing in complete sentences are not great reasons to lose points!
5) Your Unit 2 Project is due Tuesday, October 18. Steps 2 & 3 are due this Thursday, October 6.
Hi guys! Today we are in the media center.
Opening: Review directions for today.
You must complete activities one and two and fill out your graphic organizer.
When you are done, you may work on GoogleWork #3 (due tomorrow) or your project (step 1 is due tomorrow as well!)
1) BBC Syrian Journey: Choose your escape route activity.
2) BBC Syrian Journey: What would you take with you? activity
Checkpoint Due Dates
Step 1: Due by Thursday, September 22
Step 2: Due by Thursday, October 6
Step 3: Due by Thursday, October 6
Step 4: Due by Monday, October 10
Step 5: Due by Monday, October 17
Step 6: Due by Monday, October 17
Step 7: Due by Tuesday, October 18
Step 8: Due by Tuesday, October 18 (Final Project Due Date)
Click on the attached file to download the project.
Resources from Ms. Yeganegi
If you are looking for resources for stories to base your project on, here are some good choices. This is by no means an exhaustive list - and YES you may find your own - this is just to help you if you need help.
1) My Immigration Story Website: https://myimmigrationstory.com/
2) Immigrant Children: http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/immigration/young_immigrants/
3) Teen Immigrant Stories: http://www.pbs.org/inthemix/shows/show_teen_immigrants.html
1) Long list of brief stories you can read for inspiration: http://www.refugee-action.org.uk/refugee_voices
2) An article about a specific Syrian refugee: http://time.com/a-syrian-refugee-story/
3) Stories from refugees, specifically about the sea voyage: http://stories.unhcr.org/
4) One of the Lost Boys of Sudan tells his story: http://www.pbs.org/pov/lostboysofsudan/one-day-i-had-to-run/
5) Stories of the Vietnamese boat people: http://www.vietka.com/Vietnamese_Boat_People/
6) Holocaust Refugees Stories: http://www.tellingstories.org/holocaust/
#1- Due 8/10. Research an unusual cultural tradition from somewhere in the world. Write a one-paragraph summary and reflection.
#2- Due 9/12. Find an article about immigration, of interest to you. You might want to read about undocumented immigrants, current immigration policies, what it's like for immigrants in America, etc. Pick something you are interested in! Read the article; list five salient points; and write a paragraph reflection on what you take away and learn about the immigrant experience. Include a citation in MLA format of your source. Directions are in the Week 6 slides.
#3- Due 9/22. Find and read two articles about the current refugee crisis. Compare and contrast the information from the two articles using a Venn diagram or a t-chart. List a minimum of five salient points from each individual article and a minimum of two points that both articles share.Write a brief (3-4 sentence) reflection on what you think life is like right now for a Syrian and/or a refugee from Syria. Cite your articles in MLA format: Author Last Name, First Name. “Title of Article.” Name of Website. Date Published. Web. Date Accessed.