Today we focus on Tracking Learning Targets, because thats what we did for the majority of the class
Our agenda includes:
Tracking learning Targets
Class Scribe Post
Do Now Work pg. 1
Questions in the do now relate to Friday's trip to the library, also questions about learning targets. And a question about the meaning of a class scribe and why do we have a class scribe. Highlighted questions are 3 and 4. The teacher addressed the 3rd question which is: What is a learning target.
Tracking Learning Target
We are going to learn how to track learning targets as a class and then we are going to track it individually. Why do we need to break down the big learning target to little tiny pieces? So that we can handle them. Reviewing the Big Learning Target 1.0 and 2.0 and how to track them. On big learning target 1.0, we are going to put these little green circles where it corresponds, so someone got a 2, they put the green circle in the 2 section. Row number 2 goes to put the green circles on the chart, they do it quietly and efficiently.
The class took out their computers so that they can go to google docs, the class checks if they have a humanities folder which leads them to a doc. We are focusing on the little goals and not the big goals. We have a doc that tracks our learning targets which you can find here.
Tracking is a lot of hard work, and the question is Why do we bother tracking our learning targets?
The majority of the class said that it helps us focus and keeps our progress towards our goals
Investigation: Gallery Walk
Gallery Walk is when we are free to walk around and look at images that are lying on the floor. The teacher shows an image of a man with a map of China and one man that is from the US, holding a US flag with a US costume. We may wonder, is this an American cartoon? Did American murder chinese?
Guide to Gallery Walk
Help: Raise your hand
Activity: Your Work
Movement: Walk to different areas of the class. Go to many areas and explore
Participation: Workin’ hard, pen moving, observing, thinking, questioning
General suggestions: Don’t stay in one area look for more pictures, and actually think about it.
Is it mandatory that we see everything? no.
The class is working, some are in one area, and then another few are in the other part of the class, working away in a corner. The class observes the pictures that were put up on wall or on the ground, they saw as once people called meeting to expulse the Chinese, and how women suffered the shoes that they were forced to put on and had to deal with foot deformity, and how foreigners in China were treated badly because they believed that the gods didn’t want that. Also the fact that they called it barbarism when a Chinese fought a man in the other parts of the world, but then they called it civilization when a Policeman beat a Chinese that was traveling. As the class observes they learn about the dislike of China in the past and the present and how women were forced to have their feet deformed to fit shoes.
Maybe they invited foreigners and then they made them bind their feet
Question Time on the back of Do Now (Last page)
1. Observation: What are two memorable images or quotes that stick out to you? What about them makes you remember them?
2. Prediction: What do you think happened during this time period in China? This should be at least a paragraph and should include a lot of description.
3. Question Bank: What are some questions you have about this time in China? The space below should be filled with questions.
When the class finishes we are prepared to move on to the next subject on the agenda and the last subject: Exit Ticket
Thats all folks!