May 4

Social 9: Documentary Viewing – How did people of the past survive?

You’ve learned a few things through your own research about the many past civilizations of our history. But have you questioned how you can know these things?

  • How has this knowledge been gathered?
  • Are there differing accounts or explanations for some beliefs of the past?
  • Who benefits from these accounts of history?
  • What voices are missing from our record of our human past?

This documentary is nearly 2 hours, so it will fill at least two class periods. Your During Viewing job is to take jot notes of ideas mentioned in the documentary. You’ll have a discussion about what your reaction and thoughts are after viewing, either in person or you’ll post reflections through your new Twitter #ksoc9 account.

Developing the Skill of Note-Taking: You have two options while viewing this film:

  1. Medium Challenge Level: take jot notes in just a chronological way like you’ve probably done many times before
  2. Higher Challenge Level: take jot notes and watch for transitions to new topics so that you may differentiate between categories of the documentary. It is a skill that’s important to develop to be able to organize the structure of a text in your summary. The image below shows how you can use indentations, topic headers, etc to try to develop categories of the information.This will not be marked – it is only a challenge to you to test your ability in practicing this skill or establish your note-taking methods early in the class to compare them to your methods later after some practice.

    Image result for note taking outline


The Great Human Odyssey



Posted May 4, 2017 by Waldner in category Social Studies 9

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