World Studies - Identity

OVERVIEW OF CLASS

Unit Overview

Syllabus

English Standards - Common Core

Social Studies Standards - World History Standards

Patterns of Interaction Online


Day 1

August 12

CLASSWORK:

  • Course/Instructor Introduction
  • Brief student intro - w/ identity component
  • Personal Intro - Modeling - Explanation of HW
  • Introduce Class Openings - Tuesday “Stimulus Reflection”


HOMEWORK:

1) Prepare Personal Intro - 2-3 turning points in family’s life that brought you to this point; had any of these choices been made differently, life would have been markedly different - Due Tomorrow - You have the floor for 3 minutes max


Day 2

August 13

CLASSWORK:

 

  • Class Opening - Poetry - What is Poetry?  Stimulus - Topic “Who Am I?”
  • Personal Intro "Speed Dating"
  • Introduce elements of their identity - Third Culture Kids and Mindset
  • Third Culture Kids - Video - Neither Here Nor There movie trailer
  • Components of Annotation - summarize, question, series, insight, underline main idea - Third Culture Kids
  • Article #1 - Intro to Third Culture Kids
  • Article #2 - Difficulty of Life as Third Culture Kid

HOMEWORK:

1) Read and Annotate Article - Mindset - Due Friday


Day 3

August 14

CLASSWORK:

 

HOMEWORK:

1) Read and Annotate Article - Mindset - Due Friday


Day 4

August 15

CLASSWORK:


  • Watch Mindset Video - Carol Dweck - Study on Praise and Mindset
  • Take Fixed/Growth Mindset Quiz
  • Shared Inquiry Discussion - Mindset
  • Class Closing - What topics or information this week directly applies to your identity?  To what extent do you control who you are?  To what extent do situations beyond your control impact who you are?  What are you going to do about it?

HOMEWORK:

1) Bring a book for Monday morning

2) Enjoy your youth


Day 5

August 18

CLASSWORK:


  • Class Opening - Independent Reading
  • Notetaking - Outline Format - Intro. vs. categories
  • Introduction - Science of Persuasion Video
  • Cialdini - Influence - Role Playing team persuasion brainstorming - How would you get a person to...

HOMEWORK:

1) Read and Annotate Peer Pressure reader - Due Wednesday


Day 6

August 19

CLASSWORK:

  • Reflection - Ferguson, MO - or Live Footage - To what extent does your race determine your identity?  
  • Defense Mechanisms - Video and Lecture
  • Petro Video Quiz
  • Defense Mechanisms - Role Playing scenario - If a person...then one defense mechanism you might use would be...individuals act out

HOMEWORK:

1) Read and Annotate Peer Pressure reader - Due Wednesday


Day 7

August 20

CLASSWORK:


  • Poetry - Image Response or Online Identity - What are expectations for that “joined group” -
  • Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs - Introduction - Outlining Note Format
  • Hierarchy of Needs in Up
  • Group application of Hierarchy of Needs to - Frozen
  • Partner Film Analysis for Maslow’s Hierarchy2)
  • Question to Consider - Why are rates of suicide, psychotherapy and unhappiness so much higher in developed countries?

HOMEWORK:

1) Read and Annotate Brain Development reader - Due Friday

Day 8

August 21

CLASSWORK:

HOMEWORK:

1) Read and Annotate Brain Development reader - Due Friday


OPTIONAL:


Day 9

August 22

CLASSWORK:

  • Shared Inquiry Discussion
  • Psychological Theories Reflection Continuum
  • Class Closing - What topics or information this week directly applies to your identity?  To what extent do you control who you are?  To what extent do situations beyond your control impact who you are?  What are you going to do about it?


HOMEWORK:

1) No Homework - Enjoy your youth


 

Day 10

August 25

CLASSWORK:

  • Independent Reading
  • Textbook Analysis - Our World's Story - Chapter 1 - Triumphs/Failures; Unity/Disunity
  • To what extent does media determine/represent society? - Gangnam Style

 

HOMEWORK:

1) Due Tuesday: Read Chapter 1 - Our World's Story - Answer the questions: Over the course of human history, what have been our crowning achievements?  Our disappointing failures?  To what extent are we a united/disunited people?

2) Due Wednesday: Read Chapters 2, 3 and 4 in Our World’s Story - Answer the question: What were the major turning points in man’s early history?


Day 11

August 26

CLASSWORK:

  • Look at CNN International vs. CNN US and compare content/structure.  How/why does CNN alter its news for an American/International audience?  Which version do you most identify with?
  • 1) Clash of Civilizations - Samuel Huntington - What is a civilization?  What are THE civilizations?
  • 2) Perspectives - Analyze Amazon book reviews - is this or is this not a valid perspective on civilizations?
  • 3) Work on Outlining Format

 

HOMEWORK:

Due Wednesday: Read Chapters 2, 3 and 4 in Our World’s Story - Answer the question: What were the major turning points in man’s early history?


Day 12

August 27

CLASSWORK:

  • Poetry - Facebook Envy
  • 1Journey of Mankind - What were the turning points in man’s early history?  Independent Table Shared Inquiries
  • Plot GDP ranking on a map (Pear activity)
  • Lecture: Guns, Germs and Steel - Why did Eurasia have an advantage?  Look at GDP of the world.  How geography determines identity.
  • Was your ethnicity’s success predetermined?
  • To what extent do Huntington’s “civilizations” have different/similar identities?

 

HOMEWORK:

No Homework


Day 13

August 28

CLASSWORK:



HOMEWORK:

Read and take Outline Notes on Chapter 42 - Our World’s Story - What issues/struggles are facing Sub Saharan Africa? - Due Monday - Outline format - max three pages.  Group Shared Inquiry on Monday


Day 15

September 1

CLASSWORK:

  • Independent Reading
  • Africa Quiz
  • Africa Discussion
  • Components of a Memoir
  • Choose Memoir


HOMEWORK:

1) Read Chapter 6 Our World’s Story - India Categories of analysis and pages 27-28 , last two pages of Chapter 5 (Hinduism) OR Chapter 2 Section 3 and Chapter 7 Sections 1 and 2.  Keep blue "Patterns of Interaction" books at home.

  • Geographic factors that determined founding/identity

  • Key figures/groups that determined founding/identity

  • Key characteristics of culture (art, architecture, religion, clothing, food, traditions, gender and social class) still around today

  • Role faith plays in establishing identity

Due Wednesday


Day 16

September 2

CLASSWORK:

 

HOMEWORK:

1) Read Chapter 6 Our World’s Story - India Categories of analysis and pages 27-28 , last two pages of Chapter 5 (Hinduism) OR Chapter 2 Section 3 and Chapter 7 Sections 1 and 2.  Keep blue "Patterns of Interaction" books at home.

  • Geographic factors that determined founding/identity

  • Key figures/groups that determined founding/identity

  • Key characteristics of culture (art, architecture, religion, clothing, food, traditions, gender and social class) still around today

  • Role faith plays in establishing identity

Due Wednesday


Day 17

September 3

CLASSWORK:

 

  • Poetry - IndiaS or Identities Plural
  • Pass out books and determine Lit Circle benchmarks
  • Characteristics of a strong lit circle

 

HOMEWORK:

1) Reading and Preparation for Lit Circle #1


Day 18

September 4

CLASSWORK:

 

  • Indian identity through the Ramayana and Bhagavad Gita
  • Shared Inquiry Discussion - What are the Indian identitieS?

 

HOMEWORK:

1) Reading and Preparation for Lit Circle #1


Day 19

September 5

CLASSWORK:

  • Lit Circle #1
  • State of India Today - Our World's Story - Chapter 46 - Speed Dating - What are some of the identitieS of today's India?  Today, India is/Indians are known as being...
    1. .Economy - 520 "in recent decades" to 522 - "films produced"
    2. Geopolitical - 522 "India has taken" to 523 "economic management"
    3. Poverty - 523 "foremost on the minds" to 524 "initial mistakes"
    4. Corruption - 524 "But the biggest" to 526 "making deals"
    5. Government - 526 "Entrepreneurs" to 527 "continue to burn"
    6. Demographics - 527 "For awhile" to 528 "premature end"
    7. Women - 528 - "Even Women" 529 "brighter future"
    8. Threats - 530 - "Foremost among" to end of chapter
  • Reflection - What have you learned about Sub-Saharan African, Indian or American identitieS?


HOMEWORK:

1) Reading and Preparation for Lit Circle #2


Day 20

September 8

CLASSWORK:

 

HOMEWORK:

1) Read Chapter 7 Our World’s Story  OR Chapter 4 Section 4 and Chapter 7 Sections 3.  Keep blue "Patterns of Interaction" books at home.

  • Geographic factors that determined founding/identity

  • Key figures/groups that determined founding/identity

  • Key characteristics of culture (art, architecture, religion, clothing, food, traditions, gender and social class) still around today

  • Role faith plays in establishing identity

Due Wednesday


Day 21

September 9

CLASSWORK:

 

HOMEWORK:

1) Read Chapter 7 Our World’s Story  OR Chapter 4 Section 4 and Chapter 7 Sections 3.  Keep blue "Patterns of Interaction" books at home.


Day 22

September 10

CLASSWORK:

  • Lit Poetry - Walking to School - Resiliency
  • Housework - Dropbox
  • Chinese Literary Roots - Analects

HOMEWORK:

1) Lit Circle #3


Day 23

September 11

CLASSWORK:

  • Vocabulary - Membean
  • Identities - 9/11 - Pluralism
  • Shared Inquiry - Historical/Literary Roots of China’s identitieS
  • Chinese Literary Roots - Analects/Taoism

HOMEWORK:

  • Lit Circle #3
  • Ensure only five categories in Dropbox

Day 24

September 12

CLASSWORK:

  • Lit Circle #3
  • Shared Inquiry - Historical/Literary Roots of China’s identitieS
  • Writing Reflections - What are historical and literary roots of China's identities?

HOMEWORK:

  • Lit Circle #4 - Read
  • Lit Circle #4 - Prep

Day 25

September 15

CLASSWORK:

  • Independent Reading
  • Lit Circle #4
  • Introduction to Barbarians and Greek Geography/History

 

HOMEWORK:

 

 

Notes on Greece - Either Chapter 9 "Our World's Story" or Chapter 5 Sections 1, 2, 3 in Patterns of Interaction

  • Geographic factors that determined founding/identity

  • Key figures/groups that determined founding/identity

  • Key characteristics of culture still around today

  • Role faith plays in establishing identity

 Due Wednesday


Day 26

September 16

CLASSWORK:

 

  • Greek Beauty - Reflection - Physical Ideal
  • Introduce Paragraph Writing - The Perfect Paragraph - Characteristics of the Chinese Identity - Groups of Three

 

HOMEWORK:

Notes on Greece - Either Chapter 9 "Our World's Story" or Chapter 5 Sections 1, 2, 3 in Patterns of Interaction

  • Geographic factors that determined founding/identity

  • Key figures/groups that determined founding/identity

  • Key characteristics of culture still around today

  • Role faith plays in establishing identity

 Due Tomorrow


Day 27

September 17

CLASSWORK:

 

  • Poetry of Sappho of Lesbos - Original Poetry - Theme - Love
  • The Perfect Paragraph - Group Writing - Geography, Legacy, Individuals, Philosophy

 

HOMEWORK:

  • Prepare for Lit Circle #5 - Friday

Day 28

September 18

CLASSWORK:

 

  • Vocabulary - Membean
  • Greek Philosophy and the Allegory of the Cave
  • Finish perfect paragraph from yesterday - Features of Ancient Greece

 

HOMEWORK:

  • Prepare for Lit Circle #5 - Friday

Day 29

September 19

CLASSWORK:

  • Lit Circle #5
  • Introduce - Summative #1
  • The Western Identity - Discussion
  • Reflection - The World Studies Course

 

HOMEWORK:

  • Finish Lit Circle Book
  • Character Analysis Outline (consider Harry Potter example) due Monday

Day 30

September 22

CLASSWORK:

  • Prepare for Character Analysis Presentation
  • Determine Elements of Character's Identity

 

HOMEWORK:

  • Prepare for Character Analysis Presentation

Day 31

September 23

CLASSWORK:

  • Prepare for Character Analysis Presentation
  • Determine Elements of Character's Identity

 

HOMEWORK:

  • Prepare for Character Analysis Presentation

Day 32

September 24

CLASSWORK:

  • Literary Analysis Presentations

 

HOMEWORK:

  • No Homework - Enjoy Your Youth

Day 33

September 29

CLASSWORK:

  • Reading
  • Introduction to Informative Writing Assignment
  • Choose Civilization - Sub Saharan Africa, Polynesia, Africa, Russia, Islam, Mesoamerica, Japan

 

HOMEWORK:

  • Take Notes from Patterns of Interaction on your Civilization
  • Research - Patterns of Interaction - What are the identities of your chosen civilization and "how did they get to here"?

    • Geographic factors that determined founding/identity

    • Key figures/groups that determined founding/identity

    • Key characteristics of culture still around today

    • Role faith plays in establishing identity

Day 34

September 30

CLASSWORK:

  • Introduction to Library Media resources - Mr. Helmer
  • Begin work on Leveled Paragraph - Civilization

 

HOMEWORK:

  • Finish Paragraph #1 - Civilization
  • Research your civilization

Day 35

October 1

CLASSWORK:

  • Poetry - Loss
  • Grade five civilization paragraphs
  • Students conduct secondary research on civilization - Our World's Story

 

HOMEWORK:

  • Finish Paragraph #2- Civilization - this should be a DIFFERENT topic than Paragraph #1.  You can either go into further depth on a topic only introduced OR you could discuss a topic recently learned.  At this point, you might not yet be able to discuss identity.
  • Research your civilization

Day 36

October 2

CLASSWORK:

  • Membean Vocabulary Review
  • Grade five civilization paragraphs - Dangling modifiers and sentence fragments
  • Review definition of identity.  Consider a society's values and the impact of these values.
  • Students conduct secondary research on civilization - relevant Civilization videos OR contemporary issues (remember SAS Library resources)

 

HOMEWORK:

  • Finish Paragraph #3 - Civilization - this should be a DIFFERENT topic than Paragraphs #1 and #2.  You can either go into further depth on a topic only introduced OR you could discuss a topic recently learned.  At this point, you might not yet be able to discuss identity.
  • Further research your civilization

Day 37

October 3

CLASSWORK:

 

HOMEWORK:

  • Finish Paragraph #4 - Civilization - this should be a DIFFERENT topic than Paragraphs #1 and #2 AND it should be on an Identity trait and reasons for that trait (ie. Latin American societies are oftentimes _____________  because of ____________, _____________, and _____________.)(
  • Further research your civilization

Day 38

October 7

CLASSWORK:

 

HOMEWORK:

  • Additional Research for Informative Essay - Current Events or Historical Reasons for Identity
  • Create list of your 10 Identity Traits - Due Friday

Day 39

October 8

CLASSWORK:

  • Poem - Student Choice
  • Sample Model Essay - Julian
  • Outline requirements for Informative Essay (no more than 5 words per line...quotes...no more than ten words...no complete sentences...10 size font minimum

 

 

HOMEWORK:

  • Finish Informative Essay Outline
  • Research for Informative Essay

Day 40

October 8

CLASSWORK:

 

 

HOMEWORK:

  • Create Works Cited Page and understand Parenthetical Notation
  • Prepare for Informative Essay - Make Adjustments to Outline if Necessary
  • Determine 10 identity traits

Day 41

October 10

CLASSWORK:

 

HOMEWORK:

  • Phase 1: Finalize ten traits (2 each minimum from groups joined, groups born into, personality traits)
  • Read Mr. Burnett's sample identity trait scene
  • Phase 2: Choose your top three traits and then write a 3-5 sentence summary of each scene.  You will eventually have one independent scene per trait.

 

 

 


Day 42

October 13

CLASSWORK:

  • Reading
  • Elements of a Memoir
  • Memoir Reflection - Jack B. - Summer School

 

HOMEWORK:

  • Write Memoir Scene #1 - 1-2 pages in length
  • Membean - 80 minutes total by Thursday

Day 43

October 14

CLASSWORK:

  • Current Events Reflection - ISIS vs. Islam - Introduction
  • Elements of a Quality Memoir
  • Memoir Rubric

 

HOMEWORK:

  • Write Memoir Scene #2 - 1-2 pages in length
  • Membean - 80 minutes by Thursday