Thursday, February 2, 2012

The Civil Rights Movement

Visit the attached link, complete the quiz, and be prepared to discuss the following information.

What is the purpose of the brain pop?

What is the topic?

What connection can you make with the video?

What information did you learn from the video that will assist in answering the questions?

The Watson's Go to Birmingham

After viewing the video, answer the following questions.

What is the topic of the video?

Name one thing you learned from the video?

How does the video relate to The Watson's Go to Birmingham?

Monday, December 5, 2011

Airstick/identifying literary elements within a documentary

Created with 20,000 photographs and a haunting soundtrack, Airsick plays out like an unsettling dream. Photographer Lucas Oleniuk examines our addiction to fossil fuel - and its consequences. See the project at

Thursday, November 17, 2011

El Rey

El Rey from California is a place. on Vimeo.

1) After viewing the film, get with your partner and identify the following:

2) Complete the Spider Map with an understanding of the main idea and supporting details.

3) Complete your Five W's chart. (Who, what, when, where, why)

4) With the acquired information please create a storyboard with both text and drawing.

5) Use the information from the storyboard and write a brief essay. (The essay must contain a
beginning, middle, and end)

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Memoir writing /stick figure

We will watch a video from before gathering the below listed worksheets.

1) Sensory detail worksheet
Choose two of the five senses and include them in your paper.

2) Setting worksheet
Time and place must be included in the first paragraph.

3) Action worksheet
Cut and paste dialogue, action, and wondering.

You have the remainder of the class to complete your memoir.
Feel free to receive help from others in your group.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Memoir questions

After viewing the attached video, answer the following questions.

Is failure an important part of life? Why?

If you fail at one thing does it mean you are a failure?

Is it important to keep trying even when you feel you aren't good at something? Why?

What do you feel like when you succeed?

What do you feel like when you fail?

Tell about a time you succeeded.

Tell about a time you failed.

What did you learn from the video?

Successes and failures create your life story. The memoir you're writing is a part of your story.

Memoir writing