Students choose an article written in the last three months relevant to the field of environmental science.
They can use any reliable news source, but are highly encouraged to use The New York Times.
“Students don’t always have the voice and choice to pick their own books,” said Partyka when describing the experiences of students in her classroom, some of whom may not have browsed a library since grade school, and the opportunity to explore a variety of genres.
“It empowers them to choose something they may not normally try.” There are always a variety of genres for students to choose from, and Dunmire and Partyka will circulate, moving between conversations the students are having regarding their choices.
Students write a brief summary of the article and describe the topics in the article that are relevant to topics that have been covered in class.
Students bring to class a copy of the article and the written assignment and come prepared to present the article to their peers in a “speed dating” format.
The purpose of this assignment is to 1) expose students to current events in environmental science, 2) connect those stories to concepts covered in class, and 3) allow students to gain experience discussing important topics in environmental science.
The Prince Claus Fund is connected to a thriving global network of artists, cultural organisations and critical thinkers – it’s what makes the Fund unique!
, two Marion City Schools teachers, Amy Dunmire and Emily Partyka, decided to adapt a process the author called “book speed dating” for use in their classrooms. Their learners are now exposed to more kinds of literature than ever before and they get to choose what they read for class – a first for many.
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