Monday, 16 January 2017

January 23rd lesson

Dear students,
Today you will have your final presentations. The order of speeches will be randomized. Even though not everyone may be able to speak today, you should still all be ready. Students who are not ready to present when asked to do so will incur penalty points. Your presentation is worth 20 points. You should talk for a minimum of five minutes.
Kind regards,
Chris Elvin

Monday, 12 December 2016

January 16th 2017 lesson

Dear students,
Today you will prepare for your final presentations on either January 23rd or January 30th. You will be solo and you should speak for a minimum of five minutes. Your slides should be clear and support your speech, which should also be clear, well written, and easy for your audience to understand. If you research your topic well, and include a component of critical thinking, you will do better than otherwise.
Please choose one topic from below:
  • Endangered Species
  • Religion
  • American Politics
Narrow your focus. Research well. Make your slides and prepare your speech.
Kind regards,
Chris Elvin

Monday, 5 December 2016

December 12th lesson

Dear students,
Today you will present about Christmas.
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Kind regards,
Chris Elvin

Monday, 28 November 2016

December 5th lesson

Dear students,
Today you will prepare for your fifth presentation, Christmas. Since you are all talking about the same topic, you should try to research and write about something slightly different from the other groups. What could you present that would be different and interesting, too?
Here is a list of questions about Christmas that today's group may or may not want you to use:
Christmas Questions
Kind regards,
Chris Elvin

Monday, 14 November 2016

November 28th lesson

Dear students,
Today, period 1 students will present about social issues, and period 2 students will present about ceremonies.
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Kind regards,
Chris Elvin

November 21st lesson

Dear students,
First of all, I would like to talk about last week's test. If you didn't know already, copying from the Internet is considered as an act of plagiarism and is not normally allowed in an academic setting. Even one sentence is considered too much - unless you cite your source. Changing one or two words in a sentence but keeping the structure the same is also not a good thing to do either. I hope you all know about plagiarism for future reference.


Today, period 1 students will discuss society, and period 2 students will talk about ceremonies.
Here is a list of questions period 1 students may want to ask each other. Please choose a topic from the list below:
questions about society
Kind regards,
Chris Elvin

Monday, 7 November 2016

November 14th lesson

Dear students,
Today is your mid-term test. You will be given a choice of three broad topics. Choose one of these topics, and narrow your focus. Then write a question as your presentation title. You should answer your question by first drawing a map, and then either drawing a storyboard of your slides with notes, or writing an essay.
Kind regards,
Chris Elvin