Thursday, October 3, 2013

Access Local Profiles - an Online Installation

For the first MDG Action Project, GCE Freshman students investigated the following guiding question:

How will you help others access local solutions to world problems? 

 Here's the scenario students were challenged with:
The United Nations is conducting its annual survey of progress toward the Millennium Development Goals. The U.N. wants to know, on a micro-level, the successful work which increases access to education & eliminates poverty. You are a local blogger that has been contracted by the UN to report on local initiatives that are addressing MGDs 1 and 2 in your area. The UN has asked you to select and profile the local organization - of your choosing - which you feel best embodies and achieves the targets of MDG 1 or 2.
Please find below the online installation we created, featuring some of the local profiles students created. Please click on the logos to open the student work.

Global Standards: 

Project Alignment with Millennium Development Goals



National Standards: 

Project Alignment with Common Core ELA Standards

W.9-10.5: Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on addressing what is most significant for a specific purpose and audience.

W.9-10.2: Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas, concepts, and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.

RH.9-10.1: Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources, attending to such features as the date and origin of the information.

SL.9-10.4: Present information, findings, and supporting evidence clearly, concisely, and logically such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, substance, and style are appropriate to purpose, audience, and task.

WHST.9-10.2: Write informative/explanatory texts, including the narration of historical events, scientific procedures/ experiments, or technical processes.

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