Tuesday, March 28th

We went over the basics of ARGUMENTS today using the Toulmin Model.  We watched two arguments and analyzed them before practising the construction of an argument using the research we have done so far.

On Thursday, we will carry on with the I.W.A. in the computer lab.  We will be doing an edit of the draft on April 3rd.

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Friday, March 10th

We went over the scoring expectations for the INDIVIDUAL WRITTEN ARGUMENT, and then we continued researching in the lab.

We will be practising the construction of arguments in class on March 28th.  Please meet in A121.

Your DRAFT of the I.W.A. should be reading on April 3rd as we will be doing some peer editing that day.  Your final draft should be uploaded to the digital portfolio on April 7th.

Have a great Spring Break!

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Wednesday, March 8th

We went over the need for MULTIPLE PERSPECTIVES to be in CONVERSATION with each other in your I.W.A. paper, AND the need for a WIDE RANGE of SOURCES in your paper before continuing with the research for Task 2.

Aim to have a draft of your I.W.A. by April 3rd when we will do an editing day on the paper.  Yout final copy should be uploaded to the DIGITAL PORTFOLIO by April 7th.

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Monday, March 6th

You should all have a RESEARCH QUESTION by now that is relevant, matters,and is worth pursuing.  Your research MUST include at least ONE of the articles in the stimulus package AND be on a THEME linking various articles in the stimulus package.  You should be on your way to finding and reading sources now…

I will go over the CRITERIA of the IWA either on Wednesday or Friday.

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Tuesday, Feb. 28th

We went over how to read scientific papers, and then we came up with a RESEARCH QUESTION.  Run through the criteria for the research question, and have it finalized for next class.  We will be starting the research in the computer lab next class.

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Friday, Feb. 24th

We discussed Adam Smith’s “The Wealth of Nations” today and tried to generate more research question possibilities.

Read through the article from the BRITISH JOURNAL, in preparation of our discussion on Tuesday.  Because this is a scientific paper, you will have to approach it differently.  Read the INTRODUCTION  and the CONCLUSION.  Scan the METHODOLOGY and the statistics.  Be prepared to talk about these aspects.

Come also with at least three possible research questions inspired by the stimulus package.  We shall be making decisions on the research on Tuesday.

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Wednesday, Feb. 22nd

We finished discussing Thompson’s “A World Without Work,” followed by Camus’ “The Myth of Sisyphus.”  We also started graphically representing our discussion with the “Stimulus Forest.”  Come prepared to add to the forest:  thesis statement, claims / reasons, evidence, counter-arguments, and POTENTIAL RESEARCH QUESTIONS.

Read and take notes on Adam Smith’s “The Wealth of Nations.”

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Monday, Feb. 21st

We did a Socratic Seminar on Nixon’s speech and Thompson’s article on ” A World Without Work,” which we shall finish discussing on Wednesday, before starting on Albert Camus’ “The Myth of Sisyphus”.  Please read this and take notes on it.Come with potential research questions as well.

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Wednesday, Feb. 15th

If you are interested in going on the trip to Japan, contact Ms. Burbidge as soon as possible.

We started TASK 2 today with a discussion of “Rosie the Riveter”.

We also read Nixon’s speech.  Please fill in the worksheet on this speech, and read/fill in the sheet on Thompson’s article on “A World Without Work”.

The stimulus package can be accessed through the digital portfolio or here:

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