CANADIAN NOVELS STUDY & INQUIRY PROJECT

NOVEL SELECTION: Your group will be reading/discussing the same novel. Choose from the following Canadian novels.

INQUIRY GROUPS OF 4-6 PEOPLE: please come to me with your Inquiry Proposal (written) and the number/names of the people in your group. One group per novel. If you have a Canadian novel your group would like to read that is not on the list, please come to see me about it first to get approval.

RESOURCES:
PECHA KUCHA. What is it? FAQ's
examples of Pecha Kuchas: Tramping-huts, Clowns without Borders Failure
The story of how Shaolin Monks muscled me out of $8


PechaKuchas are being used in higher education and industry. Conferences and workshops in the real world are moving towards this format for good reason.



How to create a Pecha Kucha:

1. Start here

2. Slide design

3. Practicing



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WHAT DOES INQUIRY LEARNING LOOK LIKE? Hazel from JO (Chemistry 12) shows what Inquiry Learning looks like. Through documenting her learning, we can see how she can relate to and apply what she has learned in Chemistry class to a real life situation that is meaningful to her.


CONSIDER: conveying your learning to your teachers using a video like this. It's interesting, content-relevant and those PHANTOM SKILLS (oral presentations, research, technology and relevant applications) that are not the focus of your content subject area but are still necessary skills that you need to COMMUNICATE your LEARNING effectively. Learning to choose the appropriate medium for communication is very important.

Hazel's video was created with a program called "Screencast-o-matic"
ENGLISH 11A CANADIAN NOVELS GROUPS
Life of Pi: Elaine, Tano, SeungHo, Jeet, Eunsol {GP BLOG HERE} {TWITTER FEED HERE}
The Wars: Ari, Tom, David C. {GP BLOG HERE} {TWITTER FEED HERE}
Oryx and Crake: Tian, Steven, Claude, Gary, Tony {GP BLOG HERE} {TWITTER FEED HERE}
English Patient: Michael, Vincent, Frank, Peidong, Kevin, William {GP BLOG HERE} {TWITTER FEED HERE}
4 Steps to Death: Lara, Alex, Daniel, Tara, Veronika {GP BLOG HERE} {TWITTER FEED HERE}
The Last of the Crazy People: David P, Daniel W., Kosta, Patrick {GP BLOG HERE} {TWITTER FEED HERE}

ENGLISH 11B CANADIAN NOVELS GROUPS**
Oryx and Crake: Peter L., Peter S., David S., Diana, Benjamin O., Darren {GP BLOG HERE} TWITTER HERE}
The Wars: Helen, Tomo, Eva, Mason, Daniel C., Ricky, Aaron {GP BLOG HERE} {TWITTER HERE}
English Patient: Martin, Hana, Kristie, Laura, Henry, Ying {GP BLOG HERE} {TWITTER HERE}
Three Day Road: Vincent, Philip, Leri, Marko, Sally, Paul {GP BLOG HERE} {TWITTER HERE}
The Jade Peony: Anna, Sara, Jack, Ben, Clark {GP BLOG HERE} {TWITTER HERE}

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