EVENT DATE: Jan 14, 2012
I'm asking for a little help that will impact both the environment & the motivations and aspirations of a group of students.
My class of 26 11th grade AP students are completing a unit of study on our environment. At the end of the day, we've been left to wonder:
- What is man’s responsibility to the natural environment?
- Can we really put a price tag on nature?
In order to answer these questions, the students are researching an environmental concern of their choice, discovering its background, its future, and its possible solutions. These students are building passion for these issues. All of this research will culminate in an "environmental campaign speech," in which they must urge their peers to take action towards positive environmental impact.
As an added incentive to the speech assignment, I would like to offer the student with the most effective speech (as determined by the rating of their peers) $100.00 to put towards their environmental action plan. Each students's speech will outline his/her plan for using the $100, thus adding the challenge of realizing their environmental intentions with achievable results. The student chosen will be responsible for carrying out his/her plan and presenting the results to the class.
With this class of gifted and motivated students, the results may exceed all of our expectations.
This page will be updated following the January 14th completion to reveal the winning project and the companion speech.