Category Archives: Culture & Society

More PISA Support for “Understanding”

The recent release of results on PISA’s new assessment of Problem-Solving skills in participating countries supports a curriculum focused on deeper understanding and being able to transfer those conceptual understandings to new situations. The graph below (and the pages that … Continue reading

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Slavery Footprint

Activity Take the survey individually (the last “none-question” require sensitivity). Note the number of slaves your lifestyle requires. Headline: Opinion / Editorial Write a headline that best captures your opinions after calculating your slavery footprint.   or use this prompt … Continue reading

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Find What’s Funny: Texting Driver

Claim-Support-Question Find things the cartoonist has done to make this funny and to get a point across. Identify support for your claim. Ask a question related to your own use of technology.

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Twitter to Flutter!!!!!!!

How did Flutter evolve? What is an advantage of Flutter over Twitter? What is the discussion really about? Claim-Support-Question Make a claim about the topic Identify support for your claim Ask a question related to your claim

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I Love the World – Earth Day

Earth Day was invented so that people would appreciate the amazing planet we call home.  View the promotional video and use the prompt below.  You might want to either comment on the earth’s awesomeness or the effectiveness of the video. … Continue reading

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What a voice! Who’s to Judge?

What do you think the people watching Susan Boyle are thinking before she begins to sing? What does this say about how we perceive and evaluate others? Claim-Support-Question Make a claim about the topic Identify support for your claim Ask … Continue reading

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Expressionism

The Paintings Four Square Franz Kline American, 1910 – 1962 more info Number 1, 1950 (Lavender Mist) Jackson Pollock American, 1912 – 1956 more info The Name II Barnett Newman American, 1905 – 1970 more info Questions What kinds of … Continue reading

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Impressionism

Rouen Cathedral Claude Monet French, 1840 – 1926 more info Pont Neuf, Paris Auguste Renoir French, 1841 – 1919 more info Plum Brandy Edouard Manet French, 1832 – 1883 more info Questions What kinds of things are the subjects of … Continue reading

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Which is the “Real” China?

This image is from Tag Galaxy (taggalaxy.com) after searching for the word “China.” Thinking Prompts If these images were all you knew of China, what would your impression of it be? From your perspective, which images depict stereotypes? What are … Continue reading

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Miniature Earth

See – Think – Wonder What did you see that surprised you? What does this make you think about? What does this make you Wonder about your life and the other people in our “village?”

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