Issues and Solutions Our actions can lead to positive change. Issues, problems, issues! There are big and little issues and problems that concern a lot of people. Some problems and issues have obvious solutions while some issues and problems seem to have no solution. In your Exhibition process you will get a chance to apply your skills as an action taker to some of these issues and problems. You will be choosing a real problem(either local or global) and carefully working through to a solution and take some action to help this issue or problem. Working through this Exhibition journal will help you organize your time and resources to discover the best solution to your chosen issue or problem. Good luck!
Our actions can lead to positive change. Expectations and Assessment
By the end of this Exhibition we will have collected evidence of your learning in many different ways. This evidence will include :
Completed pp Student Exhibition Journal.
Individual contribution to group springnotes
Peer evaluations for co-operative learning.
Ongoing individual reflections/evaluations.
Persuasive writing piece.
Final project/presentation, action and reflection.
Reflecting and Making Meaning 2. Inner Journey 3. Linking and Forming 4. Searching and Collecting 5. Synthesizing and Connecting 6. Acting and Sharing 1. Setting the Stage The Exhibition Process Our actions can lead to positive change.
Inner Journey Expanding your interests Select one of your interests you brainstormed in your journal and discover the different paths that could be explored. Use the model demonstrated in class to help you. Human rights/ health and safety Crimes protection Piracy, slavery Love, a name shelter medicine Child labor/ abuse Digital safety
Brainstorm real life issues or problems that you think need a solution. Look around you and think about the problems that exist in your school, your neighborhood, Zurich, Switzerland, or elsewhere in the world.
Inner Journey Our actions can lead to positive change. Playground issues: football field, ping pong area. Issues in kilchberg: too many cars, too many bars. Issues in Switzerland: dog license, too many people coming into Switzerland Issues in the world: crimes killing Finance crisis pollution.
You have defined your problem/issue in relation to Form, Function, Causation and
Look at the remaining two Concepts to clarify your lines of inquiry
Connection How is it connected to other issues/problems?
It is linked to our topic because our actions can lead to positive how we could see by the fourth graders change.
Perspective What are other points of view?
I found the exhibition was a little minimized with the space but other it was fine.
Searching and Collecting Our actions can lead to positive change.
Our Process – Searching and Collecting People to whom we spoke: From this person we learned We learned from Ms.Orlagh We learned from a Highscool librarian. That if you download things and sell them that their will be seriously consequences. And that the laws in Switzerland and America are different. Surveys we created and distributed The group surveyed: Number of people surveyed: Important conclusion we can make from the results: We know that many people don’t know about illegal selling and downloading. The group surveyed: Number of people surveyed: Important conclusion we can make from the results: We learned that the websites that are illegal in America are not illegal in Switzerland. Conversations with our advisor: With our advisor we talked about that we make things illegal not the websites.
Process Reflection These are things I thought about our topic before BUT now I think differently I thought differently now because I found out that not the websites make it illegal it is us that makes it illegal. The are ideas I had about our problem/issue before AND I still have now I have the issue that people download songs and sells them and we still do. These are things about our problem/issue that still challenge us and we still wonder about We still are thinking about how we an stop people downloading things. We would like our audience to leave our presentation with these “BIG UNDERSTANDINGS” We want them to leave with thinking that downloading things and selling them is illegal and their will be serious consequences. Synthesizing and Connecting Our actions can lead to positive change.
Brainstorm a wide range of ideas that could help solve this problem/issue
Here is your chance to be creative. Write down all possible answers. Do not discard any yet because this is your chance to start thinking outside the box to find a creative solution. Be creative, unusual, fanciful, practical and obvious. S T R E T C H your imagination!
We could contact the FBI
We could make a presentation in the next assembly
We are making book marks that change people’s thoughts.
Does everyone understand about how your action will happen?
Have you covered 5 “W”s and the “H”?
How will you know your action has worked?
Will you be successful taking this action?
Does this action actually relate to your problem?
Will you have enough time to implement your action?
We can make a difference S pecific M easureable A ttainable R elevant T ime-bound
Make your Action Plan Part 1 Our actions can lead to positive change. How will your action affect your problem? Our action will affect our problem because people will think differently about selling copyrighted items. Who needs to be convinced? I think the target audience is children adults teachers everything itsept animals. What objections might you come up against? I think the objects that we will be up against are illegal sellers. How can you overcome those objections? We cant overcome most of them but we can make a difference by changing thoughts. What resources will you need? We will need time we will need perspectives and we need team players. Who can help you? I think that nobody can really effectively help us people can only help us get ideas. Where should you begin? I think we can begin well in the assembly because people know us and they are easy to convince. What will be your next step? Our next step is maybe talking with the Fbi but that is not likely. Who will do what to achieve your action? We will share talking bits and make different things like posters or bookmarks.
REFLECTION Acting and Sharing ii We can make a difference I found our action was interesting and extremely successful according to the survey. My action was going the small children 4 th graders and telling the punishments of selling movies from the internet. I enjoyed going to them because they were listening and were interested
Exhibition night reflection Our actions can lead to positive change. By exhibition I suppose I did well because people were interested And had fun (they laughed). I also found they learned a lot. When I presented I felt like I was alone doing everything I was Scared… But I was not the only one and that made me feel self Confident. When I prepared I found that I did well because the poster was Looking good and everything was fine.
My final message is… That you are not the clever one by downloading things you will turn out the dumb one