We study texts in many forms; this one will be in audio format. We will listen to it together as a group with pair roles during the listening, but this link is also provided for those who missed class or will need to re-listen to parts of it to work on the future project coming.
You’ve spent time to complete a number of different types of activities. Now, you are asked to publish them to your blog. There are five, and they fit these categories:
CR I am Sam Comprehension Questions (paragraphs)
CC Audio Discussion or CC Collage Collection
CC Written Task
CC Visual Task
CC Drama Task – first load your Drama project to your YouTube account. *You all have a gmail acct so you all have your own YouTube acct. Load your video there, set it to Unlisted, and then use the Embed code to paste it to your blog. (Remember you have to switch your blog post box to TEXT instead of Visual. Some people like Brennon, Kaylan, and Aidan can help you with this!)
One of the objectives of the A30 curriculum is for you to develop, revise, and publish an Editorial. This is very much like writing a persuasive paper. You’ll have your handouts provided for you with some resources, but here are additional resources for you to use in getting a real sense of what an Editorial is actually like.
If you’re going to write the Editorial, here’s a walkthrough of the assignment and instructions.
Sample Topics Others Have Chosen:
Distracted Driving in Canada
Water Drainage Issues for Farmers in Canada
Coyote Control in Rural Areas
Cell Phone Use in Schools (Rules in Schools)
Northern Youth Suicide Numbers
Rape Culture in Mass Media
Moose Culling Protested
Proposal for women to have to uncover their heads/faces for Gov services (Quebec)
Criticisms of financially supporting Syrian refugees and not homeless or F.N. quality of life
Carbon Tax proposed by Federal Government – implement in 2 years in prov
Increased White Supremacist activity in Canada (post Trump election) – hate/race crimes
cell phone rates across Canada
internet access in rural areas or Northern communities
semi driver training/Humboldt Broncos bus crash
the “survival” theme in Canadian literature
history of the Canadian Red Cross
The importance of being an informed Canadian (having informed debates/discussions of topics in Canada)
Carbon tax concerns from prairie provinces
Tension over John A. Macdonald statues – racist history of government in our beginning; should his contribution to Canadian development be quietened or amended to fit our newer values of today’s society?
Homelessness issues in Canada: who it largely affects, what supports are available?
Child poverty in Canada – from which groups are they most vulnerable?
Canada spent more than 5 billion in World Aid in the previous year. Sounds like a lot. It amounts to less than 2% of our federal budget spending; seems like a small percentage. Should we donate as much as we do?
Discuss immigration history in Canada, or more recent immigration statistics and numbers. Whether immigration costs Canadians or whether it contributes to a balanced economy.
Discuss refugee and asylum seekers – the numbers, comparison of numbers the last 10 or 20 years.
Write about the side that is For Canadian support of Ukraine in Europe, or Against it.
Tech Five (app, program, blog) – Show and tell.
You have learned to use several new apps and created two different websites in your classes. Pick your Top Five of these features that you want to share with your parents to show how they work and what you can use them for.
You could create a blog post and link or embed different projects you’ve created using the different apps.
Most students watched the documentary “Angry Kids and Stressed-Out Parents”, which focused on the topic of improving and monitoring mental health of children when they’re young, before the costs of dealing with that health issue grows as they mature.
After viewing, you’ll listen to the following podcast that discusses the same issues of mental health needs in Canada for young kids. The podcast is 19 minutes long.
As you listen:
take jot notes of important conversation points
people who were mentioned in the podcast
the statistics included
proposals suggested that would help alleviate the strain on our health services