News for the Month of October
Later on in the unit, students viewed, discussed, and took notes on a thorough presentation that contained information on all aspects of the Enlightenment; from the Renaissance to the very dawn of science in the world. Students were also assigned projects in which they chose their own enlightenment thinker and then created a mock Facebook page for this person. The students enjoyed the activity as it was a new and unique way to learn the material. This project also allowed students to involve a certain creative aspect into their work.
Tuesday's With Morrie
Years after Mitch and Morrie's friendship during college, Mitch had almost forgotten about his old professor If not for an interview with Morrie that he coincidentally saw on TV, Mitch might have never gotten back in touch with him. Mitch visits Morrie to say his last goodbyes before it’s too late. More meetings follow, and eventually Mitch is visiting Morrie every Tuesday to talk about the meaning of life. Morrie, being more insightful on the topic, teaches Mitch about how he should deal with the important ideas and problems in life. As the students read the book, they recorded important quotes from the story and how they believed they were meaningful. This story is a great read and and inspires people to think about human nature in a different, more positive way.
Crime Scene Investigation
The evidence was arranged and planted so the students could form an educated conclusion as to the identity of the culprit. A list of known criminals in the area could be found in the police station, and it was utilized as a guide to the identity of a described suspect. As a whole, this activity stimulated the students' observation, question forming, and inferring skills.