This week in Ms. Alba’s Class 2.4-2.8

AP Seminar: Period 1

This week we will QUESTION and EXPLORE previous learning about effective teams and UNDERSTAND and ANALYZE interests to identify a TOPIC for performance task 1 Team Multimedia Presentation. 

Monday: 1. Notebook Reflection on Project Expectations: a. What will be your GOALS for the TMP? b. What was the INDIVIDUAL learning you picked up from the last project? What are your personal struggles? What are your personal strengths? What changes will you make based on your learning? 2. Watch TED Talk titled “Teamwork Reimagined” delivered by Kevin Cahill to identify what makes effective teams?

Tuesday:  1.  Team Assignments 2. Project Charter 3. Identify the TMP TOPIC

Wednesday: 1. TOP CHEF Presentation: TOPIC, PURPOSE, and REASONS it is important.

Thursday: Identify Team’s Disciplinary Lenses

Friday: Research Day 1 @ Library

Mexican American Literature & Culture:

This week we will discuss the role of stories to our sense of identity and its impact to our sense of belonging. 

Monday: 1.) What’s in a name REFLECTION: Notebook Entry 2.4 2. “The Dangers of a Single Story” Chimanda Adichie: Cornell Notes

Tuesday: 1. Family Search 2.) Finish “The Dangers of a Single Story” 2. Write a Collaborative Analytical Summary that identifies the argument presented by Chimamanda Adichie.

Wednesday: 1. “In’ Lakech” by Luis Valdez  2. What makes you feel like you belong? (Poll Everywhere) 2. The Value of Ethnic Studies 

Thursday: Introduction to Identity: a. What’s the difference between Race, Ethnicity and Nationality? b. Identity Term Gallery Walk

Friday: 1. Half Like Me: Part I.  2. Where does your story begin?

English 3P Honors:

This week we will compare views of FREEDOM communicated by speeches by Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass by writing comparative summaries, writing dialogue poems, and discussing the relevance of their ideas to contemporary American culture and society.  

Monday: 1.  The New Birth of Freedom: Notes 2.) Close Read “Second Inaugural Address” by Abraham Lincoln and complete TPCCC Analysis that also evaluates the use of RHETORICAL TRIANGLE.

Tuesday: 1.  Complete TPCCC Analysis 2.  Frederick Douglass Background 3. Read What to the Slave is the Fourth of July by Frederick Douglass: complete TPCCC Analysis that also evaluates the use of RHETORICAL TRIANGLE.

Wednesday: Write a Compare and Contrast Summary of Lincoln and Douglass

Thursday:  Write a Dialogue Poems using Lincoln & Douglass Speeches.

Friday: Progress Check: Socratic Seminar #1