The Climate of College: Planning for Your Future

The Climate of College: Planning for Your Future

CRA Description : 
This activity challenges students to think about life after high school: Where do they hope to be? What do they want to be doing? More importantly, what is it going to take to get there, and what will the environment be like once they arrive?
Subjects: 
Cross-disciplinary
English Language Arts
Mathematics
Science
Social Studies
Key Concepts and Terms: 
Audience
Climate
Culture
Ethnicity
Intellectual identity
Intermediate Goals
Long-term Goals
Multicultural societies
Race
Rhetorical Purpose
Short-term Goals
Socioeconomic considerations
Writing stages
Prior Knowledge: 
Students should have had practice in persuasive writing techniques, expository writing about a particular topic of their choosing, and writing a personal narrative. Students should also have some experience conducting basic forms of research.

Comments

My school has an advisory period every day for 30 minutes. This would be a good lesson to use over the course of a few weeks with our junior or senior students. If we coordinated it with English classes, the writing portion of the project could count in those classes.This looks like it would be a meaningful use of our time.
 

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