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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 <ul><li>By the end of this Exhibition we will have collected evidence of your learning in many different ways. This evidence will include : </li></ul><ul><li>Completed pp Student Exhibition Journal. </li></ul><ul><li>Contribution to group Springnotes </li></ul><ul><li>Peer evaluations for co-operative learning. </li></ul><ul><li>Ongoing individual reflections/evaluations. </li></ul><ul><li>Persuasive writing piece. </li></ul><ul><li>Final project/presentation, action and reflection. </li></ul>
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 the interests you brainstormed in your journal and discover the different paths that could be explored. Use the model demonstrated in class to help you. Environment Burning forests No more trees No more air People die Animals die Less food We get sick It spreads More people die The world comes to an end
<ul><li>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. </li></ul>State the Issue or Problem Inner Journey Our actions can lead to positive change. Environment Global warming Natural disasters Climate Pollution Smoking littering School Behavior Bullying Stealing Playground-space Internet -YouTube Health Safety Teenager Sicknesses Your community Weather-skiing Cutting-trees Permits Ding dong ditching Human rights Egypt Libya Politics Child labor pirates
Why is this a problem/issue? <ul><li>You have chosen this problem for a reason. </li></ul><ul><li>How Does it affect your life or those around you? </li></ul><ul><li>How Does it affect your feelings or emotions? </li></ul><ul><li>Why Do you think it is important? </li></ul><ul><li>Why do you feel a responsibility for this problem/issue? </li></ul>Inner Journey Our actions can lead to positive change. For me the big concern is the trees getting cut down. This affects our lives because trees make us breath. I don’t think the humans understand what their doing because when they cut down trees they destroy animal homes and many other things. This cutting down tree thing makes me really sad because every time I hear about this it makes me think abut the animal homes getting destroyed and how it would feel like to be one of those animals but it also kind of makes me happy because I know that I can make a change. I think this is really important because if we don’t make change then we will all die and I don’t want that to happen, do you?
REFLECTION <ul><li>Our actions can lead to positive change. </li></ul><ul><li>You have chosen a topic. </li></ul><ul><li>Has it changed from your first thoughts? How and why? </li></ul><ul><li>Are you happy with this development? </li></ul><ul><li>You have been put in a group. Who is in the group? </li></ul><ul><li>Why are they in your group? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you think the group can work co-operatively and effectively? How and why? </li></ul><ul><li>What did you think about your first week? </li></ul>My topic was natural disasters but we had to move to a specific topic so I chose tsunamis. It changed from my first thoughts because I thought that tsunamis were the same as tidal waves but they’re not. I'm really happy with this development because so far I've learned a lot. In my group there is Quino, Moira and Seoyoung and me. They are in my group because they were also interested in the topic that I chose. I think my group can work cooperatively because they have all worked well so far. I think my first week was very good because we did lots of work, we also did what we had to do.
Process Reflection These are things I thought about our topic before BUT now we think differently The are ideas I had about our problem/issue before AND I still have now These are things about our problem/issue that still challenge us and I still wonder about We would like our audience to leave our presentation with these “BIG UNDERSTANDINGS” Synthesizing and Connecting Our actions can lead to positive change. Before I thought that tsunamis were just waves and that they were really hard to study but now I know that there are lots o things to study and that its really fun to study. Before my ideas were that it was bad and that it only caused problems I still think that now. One of the problems that still challenges me is what causes a tsunami because its hard to study and there are still lots of things to wonder about. That a tsunami is bad. That a tsunami destroys things. That we can help people who are in a tsunami.
Think of Solutions. ACTION! <ul><li>Brainstorm a wide range of ideas that could help solve this problem/issue </li></ul><ul><li>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! </li></ul>Our actions can lead to positive change. By making a wall, sending helicopters to save people who are floating in the middle of the water, going into the future and make a magnetic force field to stop the tsunami, making machines to tell the people who are in a tsunami to evacuate, we shall tell all the people who are victims of a tsunami and not only people who are near a warning system.
CHOOSING ACTION Is your action S.M.A.R.T.? <ul><li>Specific </li></ul><ul><li>Is your action clear </li></ul><ul><li>Does everyone understand about how your action will happen? </li></ul><ul><li>Have you covered 5 “W”s and the “H”? </li></ul><ul><li>Measurable </li></ul><ul><li>How will you know your action has worked? </li></ul><ul><li>Attainable </li></ul><ul><li>Will you be successful taking this action? </li></ul><ul><li>Relevant </li></ul><ul><li>Does this action actually relate to your problem? </li></ul><ul><li>Time-bound </li></ul><ul><li>Will you have enough time to implement your action? </li></ul>We can make a difference S pecific check M easureable check A ttainable check R elevant check T ime-bound check
Make your Action Plan <ul><li>Examine all your solutions and put them through the S M A R T test. </li></ul>Our actions can lead to positive change. How will your action affect your problem? By giving us tips about how we can stop tsunamis. Who needs to be convinced? Everyone in the school. What objections might you come up against? Someone who doesn’t feel confident on stage. How can you overcome those objections? By giving him hope and not talking in front of a very big stage. What resources will you need? A PowerPoint paper and much more. Who can help you? Our advisor and our teacher. Where should you begin? By making our speech plan. What will be your next step? To practice it. Who will do what to achieve your action? That e all do what we have to do and take responsebility.
REFLECTION Acting and Sharing We can make a difference Our group didn’t specifically make a difference ourselves but we made something we hoped would persuade other people to make a difference. What we made was a flier with a picture that showed how dangerous a tsunami is and what happens after it attacks on countries. We also made a book with all the information we could put in it we put this book in the library and we hope that people will check it out because it gives lots of information about tsunamis.
Our actions can lead to positive change. Exhibition night- Reflection When my group did our presentation to the parents I was really excited because it was my first time talking in front of a crowd of parents. At the beginning of the presentation I was kind of disappointed because not that many people came to see, so then my group wanted to start because we thought that no more people would come. Luckily we made the choice to wait five more minutes then more and more people came in and we had a full house! Fro that moment on it went really well and we a lots of fun.
My final message to everyone is… My final message to everyone was that this exhibition was really fun and that I learned a lot. I also want to thank the people who helped us all this way through.