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CWI Project Process
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Foreign Policy Project
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CWI Unit Two Conference





NOVEMBER 5, 2009 (Transition Phase)

- Set date for revised iDocumentaries: Nov. 23, 2009
- Mr. Spivey's reflections on the video conference.
- Reflection on the unit using student surveys. (Feedback was excellent. Some good ideas and common themes that showed up.)
http://www.surveymonkey.com/MySurvey_Responses.aspx?sm=j%2bNC7917fs67lbWp34jFmiPEEVj5RmgsIEdOs7VlasPpwKGJEXBBXcQcEpkWCt7Y
- Discuss plans for Taiwan Diplomat on November 9th, 2009. On google doc.
- Student reflection discussion and proposal. (Students Only)
http://docs.google.com/Doc?docid=0AQfSIQLnLu4hZGdtbTV0azZfMGo4bWNqNDZn&hl=en

Tentative Plan:
- Introduction to new topic: Modern Global Economics
- Assign new leadership role. CONGRATULATIONS TO MINA AND SOYEON FOR DOING AN EXCELLENT JOB AS OUR FIRST CWI LEADERS!
- Introduction to New Topic: Modern Global Economics (Teacher Led)

NOVEMBER 4, 2009

HOMEWORK:
Post all article citations on Article Citations
Make sure to use either the MLA or the Chicago format.

Fill out survey:
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=RF7Y0WH_2f6g_2fSsPmaUBr2gQ_3d_3d


OCTOBER 23, 2009 AGENDA

WORK DAY :) - make sure you have your journal!

OCTOBER 21, 2009 AGENDA

  • ANOTHER WORK DAY!
  • Just a few notes:
    • The documentary is due on NOVEMBER 2ND
    • The articles are due on OCTOBER 29TH to Lydia
    • An ambassador is coming in! (part of our assessment)
    • the video conference with the school in Georgia is on NOVEMBER 4TH
  • It's REALLY IMPORTANT that you guys work 100% today in class.

OCTOBER 15, 2009 AGENDA

Work day!
Need to report accomplishments on wikis by the end of class today.
Work on your outlines of documentary and newspaper articles.

OCTOBER 14, 2009 AGENDA

  • send your email address to Soyeon's email address
  • Go to the Google Documents link:http://docs.google.com/Doc?id=d3pp8tx_2dbft2zdq
  • put up your groups' thesis and evaluate the other theses
  • peer reflections of our theses
  • Unit managers work on finalizing and publish rubrics for documentaries and articles.
  • Mr. S work on bringing in diplomat.
  • Homework posted: CWI Homework

OCTOBER 12, 2009 AGENDA

I. Present Captivation Stations-- Each captivation station will have a soft 10 minute cap. Grade criteria will be based on a) accuracy of information, b) keeping interest of audience, c) well organized presentation and d) an attractive, well thought out wiki-page in which all members clearly contributed. Each part will be worth 25 percent.

  • Question:
Should we record captivation stations for other school or only send them link to the wiki page?
Should we peer edit each others work before sending completed projects high school in the USA?
Concerns, ideas or other thoughts?

  • Presentation Order:
Middle East, East Asia, South America and Eastern Europe


II. Start Foreign Policy Project:
  • Research on regional foreign policy
  • Create thesis revolved around how cultures effects foreign policy in your assigned region & upload on the wiki. (Due Date : TBA)

III. Assigned Outcomes:
  • Median--
Documentary (One per Group)-- The purpose of the documentary is to present through events how culture has effected foreign policy in your assigned region.
Newspaper Article (One per Person)-- The purpose of the newspaper is to come up with potential solutions for the problem identified in the documentary.

  • Audience-- Other High Schools

  • Due Date-- Oct. 21, 2009

OCTOBER 8 2009 AGENDA

Mr. Spivey Lecture-- Why are we doing this process? CWI Project Process
Continue researching and developing wikispaces. It is expected that each region identifies 6 unique characteristic about the region. It is critical that you look at the region as a whole and not just a single country.
Work Expectations for the Day:
- Objective(s) and Goal(s) approval. (Must be done before going onto the next step.) Quality control will be done by Mr. Spivey.
- Continue researching on regional culture.
- Creation of wiki
- Presentation of culture through captivation station
All will be due Monday Oct. 12th.

OCTOBER 6 2009 AGENDA


Research, defining culture of region and big differences of culture in groups
Set up wikispaces
Set up captivation stations (on the culture of the region). Each captivation station will have a 10 minute cap. Remember it is your job to engage students about your regions culture.

Last 5-10 minutes of class: take a survey about the presentation
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s. aspx?sm= gQh7yAdo6lIklUXIN5nAVg_3d_3d

OCTOBER 5 2009 AGENDA


Reflection on the presentation
Presentation on the project: goals/objectives
Upload introductions in class
Work: research (Define your region on the wiki with goals and objectives)


Please upload your introductions here:


International School Conference Site



Compiling Websites for Research (Feel Free to Add More!):


Foreign Policy Magazine: (http://www.foreignpolicy.com/) Some would say the quintessential read for all things "Foreign Policy." We have copies of this in the library if you wish to do additional research. The publication is currently overseen by the Washington Post.

Center for a New American Security: (http://www.cnas.org/) CNAS takes on a more conservative, United States focused, approach to some of its foreign policies. It is focuses on protecting American interest and values.

CATO on Campus: (http://www.catooncampus.org/tag/show/595.html) CATO is research institute that deals with a plethora of topics including foreign policy. CATO on Campus is an extension of CATO that has tried to gear itself more toward young minds like yourself. The values in which CATO believes in are shared in the graphic advertisement below.














Foreign Policy in Focus: (http://www.fpif.org/) A web-based think tank that revolves itself around foreign policy. The publications seem to be more critical of the United States than other websites. The goal of FPIF is "...committed to sponsoring a broad public dialogue about U.S. foreign policy and the role of the United States in the world."

CSIS Center for Strategic and International Studies: (http://csis.org/about-us) A website that is similar in content to other websites stated above. One unique aspect of this website is that podcasts are published on iTunes university (get some homework done while riding home on the bus!) The goal of CSIS is "...provides strategic insights and policy solutions to decision makers in government, international institutions, the private sector, and civil society."

A list of preferred "Foreign Policy Blogs": http://usforeignpolicy.about.com/od/backgroundhistory/a/forpolblogs.htm

Brookings Institution:
http://www.brookings.edu/foreign-policy/Foreign-Policy-Paper-Series.aspx

Foreign Policy Videos Sponsored by University of California Berkley:
http://globetrotter.berkeley.edu/PubEd/research/foreignpolicy.html


MindMeister for Foreign Policy




http://www.mindmeister.com/maps/show/29452031