2015 Course Assignments and Materials

Sixteen Course Syllabus

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6/15/15

Neighborhood Profiles

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Presentation Order

End of Quarter Reminders:
Final Project due 6/11 in class!

Research Paper Rubric

Presentation and Project Rubric

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Wednesday, June 3 & Friday June 5

In Class: Working on the final project

Final project is due Thursday 6/11!

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Monday, June 1, 2015

Fashion Rituals

Based on the information you gathered from your classmates, answer the following questions in a Google Doc titled “Fashion Review”:

1. What are some commonalities among the the styles or accessories you learned about? Do you think there are essential elements of fashion which permeate every culture or subculture? If yes, give an example.

2. Were there styles or fashion items which are unique, and stand on their own, and can not be incorporated into another culture? If so, what? Why?

3. What is your personal understanding of the purpose and impact of fashion? Is fashion something you think about or focus on day to day? Why? What do you think your style says about you? Why? Is the message people receive from your style intended? How do you know? I

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Friday, May 29, 2015

I. Music study presentations

II. Final project work time

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Thursday, May 28, 2015

I. Technology Wrap-Up

II. New Ritual: Music

III. Music study: Choose a geographical region, ethnic group, age group, musical genre, or any subculture to research in groups of 2-3:

1. Describe genre and audience – what is the purpose of this genre? Who is the target audience?

2. Describe rituals – when, how and why would listen to this kind of music?

3. Attire: Are there elements of fashion associated with this kind of music? What does it represent, if anything

4. Famous artists: Who is known for making this music?

5. Instrumentation: What kind of instruments are used to make this music? (The voice is an instrument.)

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015 – Thursday, May 28, 2015
Film: Generation Earth

Technology

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Friday, May 21, 2015

Final Project Research Paper

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Coming of Age Criteria

25 Insane Coming of Age Ceremonies

13 Coming of Age Traditions

Maasai Tribe

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Monday, May 18, 2015

A Girl’s Coming of Age Ceremony

What Scandinavian’s can Teach U.S. Citizens about Coming of Age

Creating a Coming of Age Ritual <– finish for homework if you didn’t already in class.

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Friday, May 15, 2015

In Class:
1. Finished watching and discussing The Devil’s Playground and coming-of-age rituals within the Amish community.

2. Final project group work

Homework:

Choose a subculture to study for the final project, if you haven’t already.

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Thursday, May 14, 2015

The Devil’s Playground

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Final Project Introduction

Final Project Assignment

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Life in a Day Project Presentations, today.

Ethnology Assignment:
Use your notes on the Life in a Day Project presentations to write an ethnology, or a cross-cultural observation. Choose 2-3 neighborhoods to compare.
What are commonalities between these neighborhoods? Which elements of culture to they share?
What are differences between these neighborhoods? Why might these differences exist?
Do these neighborhoods’ cultures impact or influence each other in some way? Why or why not?
Your response should be 2-3 paragraphs in length.

Finish the ethnology assignment for homework if you do not finish in class.

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Monday, May 11, 2015
Life in a Day Project Presentations, today.
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Friday, May 8, 2015

In Class: What does it mean to be 16? Presentations & final Life in a Day group project meetings

Homework:

1. Finish Life in a Day Projects due at the beginning of class Monday, 5/11.

2.Create a new document called “16 Photo Diary Response” and answer the following questions keeping this week’s presentations in mind:

What does it mean to be 16, in your own words, based on today’s presentations?  Has your understanding of what it means to be 16 changed, after today? Why or why not?

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Thursday, May 7, 2015

Mrs. Dvorak is absent: Please spend the period working on your Life in a Day Projects – see the assignment for details on the ethnography (the written portion) and the visual presentations.

Life in a Day Assignment

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

In-Class: What does it mean to be 16? Photo Diary Presentations

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Lesson 12: Photo Diary Practice

Homework:
Work on Life in a Day Assignment – due Monday 5/11

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Monday, May 4, 2015

Aim: What is the difference between cultural relativism and ethnocentrism?

Agenda:

I. Life in a Day Project Check In

II. Activity: Cultural Perspectives

Homework:
What does it mean to be 16 (a teenager) to you? Take 5-7 photos of things, people, or places, which you think define teenage-hood in the U.S., NYC, or your neighborhood. Upload those photos to a folder in drive titled “16 to Me” – put this folder in your Sixteen folder which is shared with me (Mrs. Dvorak) on Google Drive. Only share photos that you would be willing to share with the class.
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Friday, May 1, 2015

 

Designing Interview Questions

Homework:
Work on your Life in a Day Project: Life in a Day Assignment

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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Lesson 10

Current Events Texts:

New Bill Would Ban Police Chokeholds

All American Temper Tot

Supreme Court Mulls How Marriage Equality Will Come About

What’s Happening in Baltimore Didn’t Start with Freddie Gray

New Law Reduces Testing in FL Schools

San Francisco Will End Chronic Vet Homelessness

Homework:

Read Major Supreme Court Cases of 2015 and be ready to write about what you read tomorrow in class.
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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Lesson 9 cont: Region Study Continued

Where America Lives (Infographic)

Make My Mood (Infographic)

Americana: Culture, Sports and Humor

Time’s Best Places to Live

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Lesson 9: Conducting an Ethnology

Homework:

Work on Life in a Day Project:Life in a Day Group Assignment

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Monday, April 27, 2015

Lesson 8: Refining Hypotheses

Region breakdown

Homework:
Work on Life in a Day Project due two weeks from today!

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Friday, April 24, 2015

Lesson 7: Hypothesis vs. Theory

Life in a Day Group Assignment

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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Body Rituals of the Nacirema: Reading for class, today

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Lesson 5: Ethnography Study

Lesson 5 Group Work Directions

Ethnography Outline

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Lesson 4: Anthropologist’s Process

Sample Ethnography (to read in class)

Life in a Day Project – Task

Life in a Day Groups

Homework:

Begin collaborating with your partner(s) for your Life in a Day Project

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Monday, April 20, 2015

Lesson 3: Characteristics of Culture

Homework:

Finish writing Mastery 1  – see lesson slides for task and rubric.

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Friday, April 17. 2015
In Class: Babies documentary

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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Lesson 2: Culture is Shared (copy and paste the link below to see today’s lesson)
https://docs.google.com/a/nycischool.org/presentation/d/1nlq7jpG2t7-HDYPBEDj9R6pppFFnZjpAe9Ml7r52pw8/edit?usp=sharing
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Lesson 1: Course Intro

Culture is Shared Docs:

Culture is Shared 1 

Culture is shared 2 

Culture is shared 3

Culture is shared 4 

Culture is shared 4.2 

Culture is shared 5 

Culture is Shared 6.1 

Culture is Shared 6.2

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