Saturday, March 22, 2014

How Concerned Are You About Climate Change?

1. Opening Moments: Chanler and Michael will go next class.

2. Be sure your reflection from last class's discussion is in your Journalism Folder!

3. Read the article  “Scientists Sound Alarm on Climate,”and answer three of the following questions on your blog. We will wait until next class to comment and discuss.

— How much have you learned about climate change in school? What do you believe about it?
— How compelling do you find this most recent report to be?
— How much does the topic concern you in general? Why?
— What do you know about both the short-term and long-term consequences of climate change?
— What do you think scientists like these can do to “cut through public confusion” about global warming?
— What steps can individuals take to help reduce the effects of climate change worldwide?
— What do you think schools could be doing?

4. . Spend the remainder of the class period today researching and developing interview questions for your next editorial. If you don’t have a topic yet for your editorial, review the partner brainstorming document we did a few weeks ago as well as the thumbnail editorial activity you posted to your blog. Also, look back at some of the topics we have been blogging about- do any of these interests you?

Here are the requirements:
  • A topic of your choice that you have a clear and arguable position on
  • Facts to support your position
  • Address the opposing argument and provide facts to challenge it
  • A call to action
  • 2 sources- could be interview sources or online

Come to class on Wednesday with your research and interviews completed. We will be working on rough drafts in class.

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