Dec 14, 2009
Tomorrow, I hope to give you your feedback report, as I was ill today. I understand you had a great substitute (Ms. Brody). I will be very "low energy" in the morning, so I am hoping that you will be able to work without lots of prompting.
Tonight might also be a good time to go on nicenet again. You need to do so by Thursday -- the index card is due by then.
DON'T FORGET SECRET SANTA. $1O AND UNDER. SECRET NOTES AND TRICKS ARE ACCEPTABLE, TOO. HAVE FUN WITH IT.
Dec 11, 2009
On Monday, be able to show that you have moved past the outline to the next stage...doing some of the things on the outline. There will be a progress grade on Monday (and more work time).
You are, by and large, doing great work!
Dec 10, 2009
Dec 8, 2009
Nicenet interaction online (see directions below)
Detailed outline by Friday; better to do as soon as possible. See directions below.
I know I still need to meet with some of you about your research. If you haven't yet gotten feedback, see me: Tristan (inc), Paulina, Stella, Sandy, Zoe, India, Jonathan, Ray, Mallika, Rachael, Matt M., Carrie
Step 1: Register on NICENET
a. Go to www.nicenet.org.
b. Hit “join a class”
c. Enter the class key: K446Q3F46
d. Register your username as the first letter of your first name and your last name with no spaces (example “jmann”). Register your password as “1234” – it's easiest to remember.
e. Include an email address and confirmation so you won’t be listed as anonymous.
f. Fill in your first name, last name, and your e-mail address.
g. Click “join the class”
h. Click “finish registration” which will send you to the login page.
Step 2: Post your thoughts on our Human Rights Day:
a. Log onto NICENET by typing your new username and password.
b. In the menu bar on the left, click on “Conferencing”
c. Under “conferencing topics”, click on Human Rights Day 2009.
d. Read Ms Mann’s question in the first entry under that topic.
e. Click on Post Message to Human Rights Day 2008.
f. Give your message a subject and then share your ideas. Please answer Ms Mann’s questions and add any other thoughts you might have.
g. Click “Post new message”.
Step 3: Reply to other postings
a. After you have posted your messages, return to the conference by clicking on “conference” in the left hand menu.
b. See the different responses already posted.
c. Read what your buddies and classmates have written.
d. Reply to at least four responses by clicking “reply”, typing a subject and text, and then clicking “post your writing”.
NOTE: In replying, you might want to ask a personal question, share an experience, give your opinion, etc.
GO BACK TO NICENET AND POST ONE MORE TIME BEFORE THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS ON DECEMBER 17.
WHEN YOU HAVE DONE SO, WRITE THE DATES YOU HAVE POSTED AND SOMETHING YOU HAVE SAID ON AN INDEX CARD WITH YOUR NAME AND THE NAME YOU ARE USING ON NICENET, AND TURN IT IN TO THE “IN BOX” BY DECEMBER 17, 2009.
Dec 7, 2009
Wednesday is HR Day. Bake your cake, and if you are reading a part, the rehearsal is at lunch tomorrow (Tuesday). Rehearse once if you haven't. The outline is due Thursday.
If you are coming to St. Clement's on Friday, bring the permission slip.
Dec 1, 2009
OK, you all need to get busy on your research! You should finish your research by the end of the week so that the creative part kicks in by the weekend. You are not required to do any homework on the weekend, but I suggest that you do a lot of thinking, and you may want to start. I will be doing a "progress grade" on Thursday.
You can always do more research later, but you should have a good understanding of your case by the end of the week.
Here is what everyone should have IN WRITING by Friday, printed up, at our 8:30 class (there is a schedule change, so class is first thing in the morning. If you need to print, come upstairs earlier. You cannot print DURING class):
1. a summary of answers for the case (last page of pink sheet). IN WRITING
2. six primary sources, who said them, and where you got them
3. bibliography of sources used so far
Make sure these sources are good enough for whatever your project is going to be. If you are doing a trifold, you'd better have some sources for BOTH cases.
Here are the links you requested. Why are you going to Google when you have these?
http://www.landmarkcases.org/ GREAT PLACE TO START
YOU CAN HEAR THE CASES HERE
http://www.aclu.org/ AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION (esp good for TLO)
AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION (really great site to search for all kinds of documents)
Use www.bibme.org to make a proper bibliography of web sources. Go to MLA, and then websites, and then plug in the required information. Listing url addresses is no longer correct or necessary, and it is not the same as a bibliography.
SUPREME COURT DEADLINES, PART TWO
December 7 - 17:
The next step is to begin the creation of the essay, script, or the trifold. If you need any materials, you should have them by Monday.
Everyone should turn in an outline of the project, whatever format it is, on Thursday, December 10. You will have class time that day, and I will work with you individually for feedback.
On December 9 and 11, we will take a break from the project.
You will get another progress grade on Monday, December 14 -- you have to show that you have made substantial progress. You will have class time on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday nights are homework nights for this project.
The project is Due Thursday, December 17.