Day #4, Thursday

English Essay Writing
I can write a persuasive essay.
I can write to inform.
I can write to persuade.
I can write a 5 paragraph essay.
I can write a thesis.

You will have 1 hour and a halfISH to sit back, relax and put your best effort in writing your Division Writing Screen. Good luck! You will get your benchmark grades back next week.

Last half of Period 5:
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Let’s talk about this mass media thing;
Communication is closely tied to culture. Although we are not always aware of it, the mass media have a very strong influence in our lives. They present images of the world’s problems, of the latest environmental disaster, of the most recent news events, and of the must-have products promoted by advertisers. These images also portray particular lifestyles and encourage us to develop expectations for ourselves and those around us.

Learning Targets:
I can define mass media.
I can identify 10 different forms of media influences.
I can graph and interpret data.
I can understand how the media influences my likes/dislikes.
I can understand how the media impacts what I think about certain topics.
I can understand how the media can ‘change the way people think’.

What is mass media?
Use the padlet and respond.

PERIOD 5: Media Studies 20
The targets covered by watching and discussing Catfish are:
I can understand how the media influences my likes/dislikes.
I can understand how the media impacts what I think about certain topics.
I can understand how the media can ‘change the way people think’.
I can define popular culture.
I understand how the media impacts my life.
I can find positive and negative examples of oral media.
I can find positive and negative examples of visual media.
I can find positive and negative examples of print media.
I can explain how the ‘media’ portrays teenagers/seniors/babies and explain why stereotypes exist.
I can explain how stereotypes are formed and fostered through media.

Let’s TALK about Catfish.
The first time I watched this I went and deleted 300 friends off Facebook.
How did it make you feel?
Let’s review the questions together as a class.

Let’s REVIEW the following questions together.
Did Nev do anything wrong?
How did Nev get roped in the lies?
What could Nev have done to ensure he wasn’t lied to?
What is a positive thing about ‘online’ relationships?
What is a negative thing about ‘online’ relationships?
What is a stereotype about ‘online’ relationships?
Do you have people on your Facebook that could be questionable?
What does the term ‘catfish’ mean?

Social Studies 20:
HUMAN RIGHTS UNIT Learning Targets found HERE.
If that link doesn’t work:
€ I can define and explain human rights. 1.1a
€ I can explain what ‘moral entitlement’ means and how it applies to human rights. 1.1b
€ I can explain how and why human rights are ‘universal’. 1.2
€ I can make a timeline to explain the evolution of human rights. 1.3
€ I can explain what rights people have regardless to their contribution to society. 1.4
€ I can explain where and how conflicts arise in the upholding of human rights. 1.5
€ I can identify 10 human rights that all individuals ‘should’ have. 1.6
€ I can explain well being. 1.7 (412)
€ I can define who has the responsibility to uphold human rights. 1.8 a
€ I can explain why controversies exist when upholding human rights 1.8b
€ I can explain how and why some people are not given their human rights. 1.9
€ I can explain how morality applies to human rights. 1.10a
€ I can explain what is meant by a ‘life of dignity.’ 1.10b

All learning targets from the human rights section will potentially be covered.
Twice this century, people have pledged that the world must never again be allowed to reach a state where human rights can only be protected through war. Protection of human rights requires constant vigilance and renewal. Unless every generation renews its commitment to human rights, the social power of these rights will decline. The consequence of a weakened human rights code gives some groups within society permission to be arbitrary and irresponsible. The cost to society is social division and injustice. This unit is a study of the concept of human rights and its related obligations. Case studies are used to portray the process through which individuals within society collectively affirm a moral vision and from that vision develop a human rights paradigm. A human rights paradigm is a pattern of human rights and relation obligations which are used as criteria for determining acceptable human relationships. As the moral vision on which a human rights paradigm is based changes over time, the paradigm will also change with significant consequences for the human relationships governed by that paradigm. At the beginning of the unit, you will study cases where the moral vision and its related human rights paradigm has changed; the issue of slavery in society; the Holocaust, the revolutions of Gandhi and Lenin; the Civil Rights Movement led by Martin Luther King.

Let’s talk:
“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil if for the good men to do nothing.” by Edward Burke

We will discuss. Write down as many human rights, that are recognized by the U.N., as you can. How many can you get?

How many human rights do you think exist? We will discuss.

As a class; (not before)
We will take a look at the Universal Declaration of Human Rights together:

What does moral entitlement mean?
What does ‘universal’ mean when we are talking about human rights?

The Declaration of Human Rights

History of Human Rights

Miss Mann’s Thing to Think About:
What on earth makes YOU-YOU?
It’s time to start thinking about your Passion Projects.
What makes you happy?
What is a dream you have?


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