THE RESOLUTION: Music education should be eliminated from the public school budgets.
Half of the class will argue in favor of this position (cut music education) a.k.a the affirmative team
Half of the class will argue against this position (keep music education) a.k.a. the negative team
HOW IT WILL ALL GO DOWN.
1. This Wednesday and Thursday, you will have all class to get together with your teammates to come up with your arguments, find support for those arguments in the form of reliable evidence, and design a team slide deck to support your position.
Criteria for Your Team.
a. At least 3 Arguments in Support of Your Position.
Think: What Is the Argument and What Are the Reasons WHY That Argument?
b. At least 3 Pieces of Evidence from Reliable Sources in Support of Your Position.
Need citations of your sources. Use http://www.easybib.com/ to make sure your get all of the information you need.
c. At least 3 Well Designed Slides to Present Your Position.
Think: How might we use our slide deck presentation to prove our case even before the discussion begins?
d. All Team Members Must Be Prepared to Debate. Select one to two presenters to deliver the slide deck at the beginning.
e. Taking Purposeful Notes During the Debate May Serve as Evidence of Meeting the Standard.
HERE ARE SOME TIPS ON FINDING RELIABLE INFORMATION.
2. On Friday and Monday, we will start class with each side presenting its slide deck. We will start with the affirmative team sharing its slide deck and making its case. This will be followed by the negative sharing team its slide deck and presenting its case.
HERE ARE SOME TIPS ON GREAT SLIDE DECKS.
3. Then we will go into a fishbowl formatted debate, with participants coming and going with arguments and support. Teammates will be able to support one another, but only four people total -- two from each side, can be present at once in the fishbowl.
HERE'S HOW THE FISHBOWL WILL WORK.
4. How You Will Be Assessed . . .
There is a rubric on its way. This will be a Presentation assessment that requires evidence that you can listen well, speak well, and deliver information well.
Each team member must make two meaningful contributions to the debate to meet the standard.
A meaningful contribution may be presenting new arguments, supporting arguments with new evidence, refuting arguments with logic or evidence. Taking detailed notes to demonstrate listening may be enough evidence to meet the standard, but not exceed.
OUT OF CLASS WORK.
This week, you also have a blog post to do. You have three choices -- all surrounding music education and all related to creating a visual that demonstrates evidence of your thinking.
OPTION 1. Design a slide deck of at least six slides your own that demonstrates your personal position -- whether for or against music education -- and your reasons why. Be truthful. Be reflective. Be visual. Use as few words as possible.
OPTION 2. Design a slide deck of at least six slides that tells the story of your experiences with music education, whether good or bad. Be truthful. Be reflective. Be visual. Use as few words as possible.
OPTION 3. Design a slide deck of at least six slides that summarizes an article, video or podcast you watched in preparation for the debate.
DESIGN CHALLENGE: MUSICAL SOLUTIONS.
How might we solve a problem with music OR solve a problem in the music industry?
DUE. Thursday/Friday Oct 20/21.
Rubric in POP CULTURE OUT Folder.