Welcome to SJ12 2014-2015! :)

Every Friday, a student from the SJ 12 class will be posting an article focused on a social justice issue. The student will analyse the article and solicit feedback/opinions from those in the class.

Here are some questions to help you focus your analysis.

1. What do you think?
2. Why do you think that? (provide reasoning for your thinking)
3. How do you know this? (make connections to your ideas & thoughts with things you’ve experienced, read, or seen)
4. Can you tell me more? (extend your thinking, share further evidence to your ideas)
5. What questions do you still have after reading this article?

First up to post will be Quinn – Friday Oct 3rd.

Gay Rights Around the World

As before, please read the article and respond by using the 5 questions as a reference point.

1. What do you think?
2.  Why do you think that? (provide reasoning for your thinking)
3.  How do you know this? (make connections to your ideas & thoughts with things you’ve experienced, read, or seen)
4.  Can you tell me more? (extend your thinking, share further evidence to your ideas)
5.  What questions do you still have after reading this article?

 

http://www.cnn.com/2014/02/25/world/africa/uganda-anti-gay-law/

Final Project Topics

Here are the topics students are exploring for their final action projects.

Patricia:  Boko Haram
Emily:  Special Needs children in high school/real world
Becca:  Gender Equality
Brittany:  Third World Financial Inequality
Shynae:  Child Poverty
Bailey:  Cosmetics and Animal Testing
Sierra:  Violence in Schools
Nicholas:  Child Soldiers
Taly:  Human Trafficking and sex slavery
Krista:  Aboriginal Poverty
Cierra:  Child soldiers & genocide/civil war.
Olivia:  Visual Impairments

Final Project Timeline

As a reminder, here are the due dates for your final project.

Phase One:  April 28th – come up with the idea  This deadline has passed.
Phase Two:  May 12th – develop your action plan
Phase Three:  May 26th – carry out your action plan
Phase Four and Five:  Due the week of June 9-13. – complete the essay + your TED Talk.

 

Email me or post your phases 1-3 on here.

 

 

When the Field Trip’s Too Pricey, Students ‘Self-Exclude’

When the Field Trip’s Too Pricey, Students ‘Self-Exclude’

Thank you for all your contributions thus far.  While the blog responses will continue, it’ll look a little different.  I’ll post articles and I would like you to compose a written response.

This week we’ll be looking at the impact of poverty.  Please read the link provided (see above) and then post a response by answering the following questions:

1. What do you think?
2.  Why do you think that? (provide reasoning for your thinking)
3.  How do you know this? (make connections to your ideas & thoughts with things you’ve experienced, read, or seen)
4.  Can you tell me more? (extend your thinking, share further evidence to your ideas)
5.  What questions do you still have after reading this article?

March 31st- April 4th

What is happening in the world today? Think about some of the issues that we have been talking about in class regarding women’s rights and gender equality. Or, you can continue looking at what is happening in Aboriginal communities. Begin to see the inter-connectedness of everything that we have been studying.

March 10-14th

What has been happening in the world this week? We have been looking at Aboriginal Issues in Canada. Try to look for articles that cover these issues. You are also welcome to write posts on other important events that are happening this week. 

What are some social justice events or issues that have happened in the world this week? Think particularity of what is happening the the Ukraine, Venezuela and Sochi.

February 17th-21st

What has been happening in the world this week that relates to Social Justice? Incorporate our discussions from class as well as the new concepts and terminology that you have learned in your responses.