Religious Knowledge Systems p. 510- 538 (homework due 1/30)
Indigenous Knowledge Systems – Cultural perspectives p. 539-568 (no required homework, but extra credit if completed by 2/6)
TOK Presentation Planning – Decide on topic by February 13th. Assuming we can get access to the computer lab or laptops, you will have four class periods each week to work on it for four weeks. Your written draft plan will be due on March 1st.
Prepare Presentation in March
You will make your presentation in late March. Presentations will be video-recorded
First three weeks of April are kept available in case we are running behind. If not, we’ll do some special projects prior to starting the essay.
Then students use the planning form that accompanies my chapter on elements of a successful lesson to plan the lesson (that form is actually used by them for longer lessons during the year, but they adapt it for this one).
Then, they teach it to the class.
We will begin work on the lesson on Wednesday, May 30th. The lessons will be taught on June 7th and 8th.
As I have explained, I write a teacher advice column for educators.
This week’s questions is “What has been your best moment in a classroom?”
I thought it would be interesting to get student responses, too.
Please write about your own best experience in a paragraph or two in the comments section. It might be best to write it in Google Doc first and then copy and past it here.
When and where it happened, though don’t use names (say in elementary school, in high school, in Sacramento, or elsewhere, say the grade)
How you felt then and how you feel now about it
What made it so good
What can teachers and other students learn from the experience?
Over the weekend, I will select several passages for publication, and will give those authors permission slips needing to be signed by parents. There will be no problem, however, if you or your parents decide that you do not want your work published.