at 1:36 pm on Monday, 31 January 2011
This month’s seminars will focus on our Learner Profile Trait of the month: Risk-taking. We will look especially at those who have risked life and limb to take an ethical stand in the American Civil Rights Movement since February is Black History Month.
February 3 and 22: Documentary, “Free at Last” Worksheet: Free At Last, due to Ms. Daniels by the end of February. February 8 will feature a guest speaker, Mrs. Stamps, who will discuss the ten Booms and their assistance in rescuing Jews from Nazi Germany. February 15 will be our annual Speaker’s Corner.
We will watch Something the Lord Made, which recounts the groundbreaking surgical techniques to save “blue babies” by surgeon Alfred Blalock and African-American lab technician, Vivien Thomas. Crossing the color line and changing medical protocols, these men and their friendship changed the world. The worksheet is here: Something the Lord Made, and is due to Mr. Rigler at the end of the month.
We will start our Extended Essay instruction. Please reference the page to the right for the timeline and forms.
We will finish My Sister’s Keeper. That worksheet is due in TOK and can be found in the previous seminar post. Once that is complete, we will start Promises, an award-winning documentary about children caught in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Here is the worksheet which will also be due to TOK: Promises wksht
at 2:04 pm on Wednesday, 12 January 2011
For seniors: January v6
For underclassmen: January newsletter
at 11:49 am on Monday, 3 January 2011
Our January seminars will focus on this month’s Learner Profile trait, Principled.
In grade 9, students will see a series of videos and have discussions on making ethical decisions, especially with a mind towards the area of interation, health and social education. The work for these are here: Questions for Discussion_EThics, Making Responsible Choices, Whose responsibility is it. This work is designed to help students think about who they are — our year’s theme — as ethical people. These reflections will be collected in the seminar following the one in which they were given out. They will count as a grade in English class.
In grade 10, students will view the French documentary, Children of Chabanne, about the rescue of 400 Jewish children during the Holocaust. Through the lens of community and service, students will reflect on what community is and what it means to make a difference in that community (our theme). The work is here: Children of Chabanne. It will be due to Mr. Lisbon by exams.
In grade 11, students will view the ABC Special which staged various scenes and gauged how people reacted and acted in response. The work is here: Junior Seminar_ethics. This will be due to your TOK teacher before exams.
In grade 12, we will watch the feature film, My Sister’s Keeper, and think about medical ethics. The work for it is here: My Sister’s Keeper. This will be due to your TOK teacher before exams.