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Sep


Called “feathered apes” for their simian like smarts, crows use tools, understand physics, and recognize themselves and humans. But new research suggests that the brainy birds may be even smarter than was previously thought. Given a complex problem and an assortment of tools, New Caledonian crows came up with a creative solution that hints at higher-order thinking.

Called “feathered apes” for their simian like smarts, crows use tools, understand physics, and recognize themselves and humans. But new research suggests that the brainy birds may be even smarter than was previously thought. Given a complex problem and an assortment of tools, New Caledonian crows came up with a creative solution that hints at higher-order thinking.

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Nov

Stereotypes: Identifying the Media’s Manipulation

Each table has been given a magazine. Your responsibility is to locate two examples of stereotypes. These can be found as advertisements, articles, interview questions, visuals, etc. Be creative and be curious. Cut and paste one on each side of your construction paper.
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Follow up your selections with two TEA (organized) paragraphs that clearly illustrate strong support as to why you personally feel these example are stereotypes. Do this independently and draw from personal experience: your experience, your family, culture, race, age group, gender, sexual orientation, or any thing else that you feel connects you. It can even be through a friend that you are close with/care about. These situations are not firsthand but can be just as powerful as we are able to see them from an outside perspective.
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Be prepared to present, share and enlighten your classmates!

12

Oct

Blog Post Assignment: Weekend of Friday October 13/14th.

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Blog Post Assignment

5th and 6th period; Miss Cossick; Weekend of Thurs/Fri October 13/14th

What is community? Think about the community within a: family, group of friends, workplace, classroom, school, neighborhood, city…

You will create a post that thoroughly defines community from any perspective that you choose. Please include an image in your post (you can use google images) that helps to illustrate your point. Maintain thematic semblance. This means stick to your theme and flow into this post from your previous posts. Maintain the thematic integrity of the blog. For those who have group blogs, each member must create their own post based on their own interview and you MUST put your name on your post to receive any credit.

DUE: Monday October 17th @ 11:59pm.

11

Oct

The Imaginary Orifice: Biographical Article:Justin Lucas

derianyuu:

My interviewee, Justin Lucas, gave us a glimpse of his life as I uncovered it in ten minutes.

Justin’s favorite and most prominent personal memory from when he was younger was the first time he went to Disneyland with his beloved family. He was ecstatic when he heard that he was going to be the…

Yvonne Faasavalu

"One of her favorite personal memories is when she first learned how to ride a bike. Her reason to why it was her favorite memory would be the hardships that she had faced."

-Kenny Zheng

Fitting In: Classmate Interview

kaylievirzi:

Clifford He is a teenager living in San Francisco. He just moved here about a year ago from China. Although he likes America, he still misses his hometown. Some of his fondest memories are of when he went back to China and visited his grandparents. He even remembers playing a game with his…

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Sep

Blog Post Assignment: Weekend of Friday September 30th.

You are to take your interview assignment from the previous class and turn it into a blog post. Discuss the ways in which sharing this person’s life/story adds perspective to the world. You can make an attempt to weave it into the theme of your blog, but if the struggle is too great for you, no worries. Desk noise and mad props to anyone with success at this. You may take a moment during class to reconnect with you interviewee and see if any other questions can help to achieve closing that gap and allowing for your post to maintain the thematic integrity of the blog. For those who have group blogs, each member must create their own post based on their own interview.