Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Humanities: Designing, Boxing, Imagining, Artifacting, Digging Deep

We continue to shape up our learning space today as we do a different sort of work to determine next steps in the space.

We'll begin with this video, "Adventures of a Cardboard Box" from Studio Canoe and activity to get us thinking outside the box.

Questions to Answer After Our Watching
  • Why did we have you watch this video?
  • How can what we say affect how other people think about us?
  • What can we learn from our responses to another’s painful experiences?
  • What effect can our jokes have on the people around us?

Artifacts & Humanities
From there we will turn our attention to artifact thinking & critical thinking, digging deep, going beyond the surface as we try to determine what Humanities is all about through evidence.  

Yesterday's artifact work was pretty good.  We can do even better.  
After the artifact work, we return to designing the classroom where we will be using a 2x2 plotting system to help us whittle down all the room design ideas we have going to those we should probably actually put to work in our space.

And then . . . we can start moving stuff around.

Due Thursday 9/5
Gather artifacts that represent you based on these criteria.

a. One artifact should be about you as a student. 

b. One artifact should be about you socially (family/friends)

c. One artifact should be about your personal interests/hobbies.

d. The last artifact is completely up to you.  

On the sheet provided, write a few sentences about what each artifact says about 

you.  Put all of the artifacts in the brown paper bag given you along with the rationales.  

Put your name ONLY ON THE SHEET.  

Identity Cultural Anthropology Experience:  We will place the artifacts that each of you have brought in 

paper bags. Your job/and my job will be to get one bag, put the items on your desk, take a 

look at them, and then circulate around the room.  Make your best guess as to who belongs 

to each set of artifacts and why you think that.

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