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25 April Science 8 Human Impact Sessions

Mindful moment:   Read Greta Thunberg’s own words– https://voicesmotherearth.blogspot.com/2019/02/greta-thurnberg-in-her-own-words.html My 2 year-old granddaughter Malaika inspecting and dissecting an Anenome poppy Anemone coronaria in the hills near Amman, Jordan. In addition to my care and love and wish for all of you–that your world be … Continue reading

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23 April Science 8 (Period 5 begins student-led sessions; Periods 7 and 8 continue practicing/preparing)

Take a mindful moment on your own. Use breathing practice to calm and center yourself.     What do you think of this cartoon-chart? http://roncobb.net/img/cartoons/whn/nc7040-on-Man_Chart-whn.jpg See more Ron Cobb cartoons–scroll down to the cartoon gallery and choose environment (or any … Continue reading

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18 April Science 8 Preparing/Practicing for the Human Impact Project sessions

Take a mindful moment. Think of the earth. See these big cats who live in India. Imagine how they resist extinction caused by human activity. What does it take to survive as an individual? As a species? As an ecosystem? … Continue reading

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12 & 16 April Science 8 Make progress on your human impact plans

Take a mindful moment. Plan how you will spend this period. Look at the guidelines from the past two classes: http://rfrazier.msblogs.aes.ac.in/2019/04/10/10-april-science-8-continued-planning-for-human-impact-project-session/ http://rfrazier.msblogs.aes.ac.in/2019/04/08/8-april-science-8-planning-for-your-human-impact-session/ https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1IqgoKngBjNjikNrScutHrBwOCSnRmY_G_KoFjX1fz78/edit?usp=sharing Make sure the following are uploaded and clearly labeled in your DSN–even if they are in progress: … Continue reading

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10 April Science 8 Continued planning for Human Impact project / session

Mindful moment. Continue building annotated bibliography. Ask if you have questions. Finish advertisement and put up on bulletin board. Plan and compose presentation. Essential concepts and facts. Clear statement of the issues/problems/dilemmas. Relation to the idea that we are now … Continue reading

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8 April Science 8 Planning for your human impact session

Take a mindful moment. Breathe. Reflect. Think about nothing. Choose what you would like to do in a quiet moment. Just be with yourself. Questions. ***** Today: Finish/place on bulletin board the advertisement of your growing expertise. Show Dr. F … Continue reading

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4 April Science 8 Human Impact Project work

Mindful moment. Questions. * ** * * Start your advertisement poster (see board). Complete your annotated bibliography 15 sources. Start planning your session. Progress check–see schedule. You have 30 minutes. No more than 5 minutes should be based on your … Continue reading

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2 April Science 8 Focusing on the human impact project

Mindful moment. Summarize the ideas and information you thought most important from the 4 Anthropocene presentations. Read today’s blog. Questions. ***** Read this article: https://www.huffingtonpost.in/entry/nature-destruction-climate-change-world-biodiversity_n_5c49e78ce4b06ba6d3bb2d44 What are your questions? What do you think? Be sure you have started your Annotated bibliography … Continue reading

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29 March Science 8 Anthropocene presentations; schedule for Human Impact days; annotated bibliography

Mindful moment–close eyes, breathe, remember your trip yesterday, what things did you see that relate to human impact on the earth (The Anthropocene)? 2. Review today’s plan in the class blogpost. 3. Questions. 4. Ten minutes preparation for presentations. Remember … Continue reading

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27 March Science 8 Jigsaw presentations on The Anthropocene

Mindful moments–spend a few moments contemplating your own affiliation with nature; your growing awareness and understanding of how life on earth “works”; your experience with advocacy of any cause–as a voice and/or as a recipient; your interest in “action” to … Continue reading

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