Essential QuestionsHere's a video that will hopefully refresh your understanding of essential questions and add some ideas you may not have considered in class.
And here is a link to the essential question work that we did on a shared Google doc. You can find that doc in your Drive under "PACE 2013 OUT."
The Hero's JourneyThat lead us to watching this brilliant video about the hero's journey and the monomyth.
When then took some time to figure out our first reading groups. You will be choosing your own reading schedule for either The Hunger Games or The Adventures of Ulysses.
Teacher PACE: Finish the book by Sept. 30
Student PACE: Determine how you will chunk that reading between now and then.
Next week, we dig into the monomyth, what that means, and the expectations for your first big project including due dates, how I designed it, and how it will demonstrate your understanding. We also open up the curriculum and figure out what it is you are supposed to know as sophomores and transform the school's language into your language.
HomeworkRead: your group's chosen selection for Monday.
Teacher PACE: finish book by Sept 30
Student PACE: Determine how you will chunk that reading between now and then