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Capstone Drought and Corrption

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Amelia Merwin

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7th Grade Capstone - Drought!
Do Now - Thursday, April 28, 2016
Describe
three big problems
facing Americans today, according to the documentary Food, Inc.

EXAMPLE: Food companies have a lot of control over the government.

Problem 1:

Problem 2:

Problem 3:
DOCUMENT H
Write these directions somewhere on your paper:

-Underline evidence that shows why the politician was breaking the law.
You have 10 minutes to work out the clues and solve this puzzle as a table.
Your table will be given a word puzzle. You will have 10 minutes to solve it!
1. What were you trying to discover?

2. What strategies did your group use to solve the puzzle?

3. Even though you don’t know the answer yet, what group/thinking methods do you think worked best for your group? What did not work as well?

Habit of a Scholar - CURIOSITY
*Imagines and explores new ideas


*Develops questions to deepen understanding


*Shows enthusiasm through continued investigation
HABIT OF A SCHOLAR
CURIOSITY
Today's Learning Objectives

SWBAT identify problems and solutions regarding America's drought problem by anlyzing an informative text (Document G).
Document H:
"FBI Investigating US Representative Aaron Schock"
Doc G: How does a
drought
make Americans' lives difficult?
Today's Objectives:
1) SWBAT solve a riddle based on clues according to evidence

2) SWBAT identify how elements of the lesson relate to the Habits of a Scholar definition of “Curiosity”
Detective Watson, A well known consulting detective is currently working on an international case where oil is illegally sold.

While inspecting he finds a note under a shelf : 710 57735 34 5508 51 7718

Currently there are 3 suspects: Rooney, Bill and Owen.

He breaks the code and found the suspect.
C
an you ?

Debrief Questions
THE CAPSTONE ESSAY
Doc H: How do dishonest
politicians
make Americans' lives difficult?
DOCUMENT G:
What are the
negative
consequences
of a drought?
DOCUMENT H: What are the negative consequences of dishonest politicians?
Post-Reading Discussion
Directions
Group Task: Read Documents G & H

HIGHLIGHT/UNDERLINE
evidence that shows why life is
difficult
for Americans.
(hint: Doc H will be challenging!
)



Be prepared for a class discussion!
PASS BACK....

-Exit Tickets (from Wednesday)
-Study Guides
-GRADE REPORTS
(Please put everything away except for Capstone materials)
AVERAGE COHORT GRADE IN CLASS
NYU: 85%
YALE: 82%
HARVARD: 83%
MIT: 77%
Vocabulary Information
THE ANSWER IS:
BILL!
'Bill is boss. He sells oil.
*A chance to take all of the Humanities skills you've been practicing and show off what you have achieved!
*A chance to consider issues currently affecting Americans and to offer ideas for how to improve our nation.
Questions to Consider Today
This is what Aaron
Schock designed his
office to look like.
Doc G: Food Supply: Warming and Drought Causing US Cattle and Crop Decline
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