|Identity Projects||complete projects|
|Athletics & PE||plan travel (U of M, Eastern, AAA); identify Ann Arbor school for AAA|
|Place out of Time||select character|
|Lit Publications||edit explorers selections; decide format; select identity pieces|
|Work Crews||second rotation|
|Americans||single project (5-8)|
|Student Gov't||set goals; survey; Robert's rules of order|
|Cities Books||select and begin reading six Cities novels; create coursepack|
|Spring Trip||web research & calls|
This is our tentative itinerary for the Friday afternoon (11:30-3:30) trips to Detroit. We will use these trips to build out the material in the new coursepack, which focuses on the key issues of migration, work, inequality, diversity, and culture. We will do a little video viewing in advance of these trips, with excerpts from the films listed in the right-hand column.
|Bleeding Heart Art||1:45-2:00|
|D-Hive at Book Cadillac||2:15-2:45|
|2/14/2014||Rouge Plant||11:30-1:00||Henry Ford|
|2/28/2014||Ambassador Bridge||12:30-1:30||Come Unto Me|
The kids are well into their readings in the six Cities Books. They created their own reading schedules with the understanding that they need to get all the way through the books by February 14. Some are finished already. Starting this week, they will engage the key questions of the unit through writing prompts, additional non-fiction readings, and projects. The coursepack has also been issued and will be processed in a complementary fashion.
As for the Spring Trip . . . . . We will be heading north to Lake Superior. Details will be forthcoming as soon as we hear back from our friends in the maritime science department at Michigan Tech University.