For my capstone, I created a mini-course centered around bringing awareness about climate change. Climate change is an overlooked topic that I thought everyone should be concerned about, especially the 9th grade class because they are the youngest generation in our school. I thought that art was a great way to capture someone’s attention. Therefore, I had the freshmen design rockets, which is our school’s mascot, completely out of recyclables. Each rocket they designed pertained to a different aspect of climate change. I split them up and allowed them to get to work. For the display, I will be hanging the rockets from the ceiling to give the effect that the rockets are flying through the sky as well as have people become more concerned about climate change issues. My next group of freshmen that I had was given the task to come up with ways they contribute to climate change. I created a Padlet and allowed them to put weekly challenges for them to slowly become self-aware about their effect on the environment. Their next project I had with them was to design a poster board that sheds light on the ways people contribute to climate change. They were inspired from their Padlet task and got to work making a giant poster that could be a self reflection. For the display, I will be hanging up the boards and connecting them like puzzle pieces. In the end I hope that the freshmen are more encouraged to be environmentally aware and continue to use creativity to speak out about a cause.
Book #1: Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson
Book #2: Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
Podcast Members: Nadiya-Bhaktika Weld, Zahfir McCullough, Eric Casalena, Jade Njie
Our main goal and objective for this project was to discuss major points in each of the memoirs without giving away the whole book. We wanted to make it understandable for listeners so that they can clearly understand the concept of the book and our takes on each book. Other objectives that we had were to show people how childhood plays a big part in who we become and how important memories are because the main topic of this quarter is memoirs and memories. Our group that it was best to not go off topic and through off our listeners with extra information that would take them off track. We went through with a list to follow by and we accomplished that successfully. We hope our listeners stay informed while listening to our podcast yet interested and move wanting to read our memoirs!
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