Friday, October 10, 2014

Agenda 10/10/14

Learning Target (the what):  Students will identify and construct main ideas, questions, and implications of journal articles individually.
Language Target (the how):  Students will discuss and evaluate their insights of articles in their pairs using of Theory of Knowledge vocabulary.

Entry Ticket: Defining Poor (7-10 Minutes)

Introductory Activity: Measure to Measure (20 Minutes)

Notes Swap (20 Minutes)

Exploration of Full IA Resources in Dropbox (10 minutes)

Groups & Questions for Mini-TOK (60 minutes)


  1. Constance

    Poor usually describes an individual that is relatively financially disadvantaged in comparison to another individual. For example in America, individuals who live on less than 30,000 USD are considered poor. However, in developing countries, like Ghana,people living on 10,000 USD a year might be considered rich.

  2. Abigail
    My definition of poor is when you cannot support yourself and your family. You should make sure that you and your family have the basic needs filled, a safe place to stay, food and water, and clothes. In addition you should make sure that materials/opportunities are accessible so you and your family have a chance in the world.

  3. Fitsume
    Poor is a mindset that is adapted by people who blame others for their shortcomings whether it is financially or physically. It is the same concept as insanity; Insanity being doing the same thing over and over expecting different results. Being poor is a cycle if you are taught to live a live when you blame people for your own mistakes you are poor. Using the example of working, if you get laid off and money is an issue you are broke if you seek for another source of income. But if you lay around hoping people wound offer you a job and not get anywhere then you are poor. The difference between poor and broke is that broke is temporary but poor is long term.

    1. Abigail
      So do you think that poverty is made up?


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