Coming of Age Coffee Table Books

The book editor has commissioned you and your colleague to write a chapter on global rites of passage rituals. Your contribution to the book will be designed to inform your audience of the history of the coming-of-age tradition, a description of the ceremonies or rituals involved, including the ritual items and symbols used and their…

Delivering Effective Presentations

Throughout your MYP years and beyond, you will be asked to do oral presentations on a myriad of subjects and topics. You are expected to do the following: Present claims and findings, emphasizing salient points in a focused, coherent manner with relevant evidence, sound valid reasoning, and well-chosen details; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume,…

THE FIVE W’S OF WEB SITE EVALUATION

The Five W’s of Web Site Evaluation WHO Who wrote the pages and are they an expert? Is a biography of the author included? How can I find out more about the author? WHAT What does the author say is the purpose of the site? What else might the author have in mind for the site?…

Instagram Wednesday

Link your first Instagram Wednesday post: On this day you will take and submit a photo that demonstrates the year’s theme. The photo must embody the theme in a creative way. The writing comes in when you give your photos a hashtag title. Similar to digital storytelling, this would allow you to explore issues in…

Familiar Rites and Rituals

 Write a National Geographic News article about one modern ritual with which you are very familiar. Try to replicate the style of National Geographic News articles when writing your piece. Choose a modern day ritual Use a minimum of four Non Fiction text features Consider text structures Attach a bibliography to the end of your…

Rites of Passage questions to consider during research

Australian aboriginal-Initiation Rites of Passage Essential Questions In the 21st century should certain rites of passage continue to be practiced?  What is culture?  How does culture affect upbringing? How do rites of passage differ depending on culture, geography, etc.? Do rites of passage truly transform the participant? Are rites of passage essential to the transition…