1.THINK: WHAT NEW LIT THEORY LENS DO YOU THINK SHOULD EXIST?
When preparing for this assignment, ask yourself the following
yourself the following to start planning your new theory:
Is there a theory we studied that you disagree with? What about it do you dislike or wish to change? Why?
Which theory would you want to expand further or alter to make it more inclusive of a certain group/culture/trend etc.?
What topics in the media angers/upsets/excites/confuses you the most?
While reading The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks and/or an essay from The Anthropocene Reviewed, were you particularly drawn to certain events/characters/settings/symbols etc.?
What is your favourite genre of media? (i.e. novels, films, short stories/films, articles, TV shows, poetry, advertising, social media etc.)
CREATE: Now use your brainstorming and knowledge of literary theories to create a new school of literary criticism and apply it to either Henrietta Lacks OR The Anthropocene Reviewed, and one other text of your choice.
PRESENT: Design and create a multimedia presentation that incorporates words and images/graphics presenting your new theory.
What kind of multimedia presentation should I create? E.g. a slideshow of 10-15 slides, a video no longer than 2 minutes, an infographic, an annotated painting/graphic design, magazine article/issue
Your multimedia presentation must include the following:
a unique name for your new theory
a brief definition for your theory - types of questions to ask yourself when using your lens
a brief rationale statement for your theory (rationale is basically why you believe this theory needs to exist and how it was inspired)
an application of your theory to any piece of literature (novel, play, short story, fairy tale) or alternate media text (TV show, comic, advertisement, painting, film clip) **Note: You will have to summarize/introduce your choice of text (e.g. film clip, fairy tale, comic, painting etc.) before you apply your theory
an application of your theory to one passage approx. 250 words long from The Great Gatsby. (not the passage you chose from Lit Theory Assignment #1)
Complete the “Student Comments” part of the rubric (see below) evaluating your final piece
Check out some Level 4 examples to get an idea of what a new theory and its application could look like for student selected texts.
You will upload your final presentation to GC on the due date as shown on the class calendar. You will NOT have to present your final product to the class.
2.This first part of the Individual Research Project is an Outline and Annotated Bibliography. The
Outline should provide a very brief
tline should provide a very brief overview of what you think you will do in the Policy Brief.
The Annotated Bibliography requires you to summarize at least three peer-reviewed scholarly
sources you will cite in the Policy Brief.
This assignment is designed to get you thinking about your topic in a way that clearly anticipates
the writing you will do for the Policy Brief. We want you to brainstorm and do a bit of research
well in advance of the deadline for the Policy Brief and, most importantly, we want you to put
your ideas down on paper so that we can give you feedback before writing the actual Policy
Brief. In other words, we are asking you to submit an Outline and Annotated Bibliography so
that we can help you write the best Policy Brief possible.
Your Outline should be divided into the following five sections and should be written in
I. Audience: Identify the audience you are addressing and consider what that audience
is interested in. Who are you talking to in the Policy Brief and what does this suggest
about the approach you should take? (75-100 words).
II. Problem: State how you know the issue exists. What is the proof that students need
to improve this skill? (125-150 words).
III. Importance of Problem: Indicate why this problem matters. What are the
consequences of the problem not being addressed? Why do students need to improve
this skill? (100 words)
IV. Solution: Identify your preferred solution. What solution will work in your context
and why? (75-100 words)
V. Alternative Solution: Identify at least one other possible solution. What other
solutions did you consider? (75-100 words)
The total length of the Outline should be between 450 and 550 words.
When you submit your Outline, you must also include an Annotated Bibliography. An Annotated
Bibliography is an alphabetical list of research sources that provides bibliographical data (the
title, author, date, publisher, etc.) and a short summary or annotation of the source.
Your Annotated Bibliography should contain a minimum of three scholarly or peer-reviewed
sources, each with an accompanying annotation that is between 150 and 250 words long. The
annotations must summarize the research question or thesis, research methodology, results, and
conclusion. Annotations must include summaries and paraphrased information, NOT quotations.
A good annotation will include two separate paragraphs: 1) a paragraph summarizing the
research question or thesis, research methodology, results and conclusion; and 2) a paragraph
commenting on why this source is relevant for your research.
Research Project & Presentation
Your Task: Create a Google Drive Presentation that demonstrates your knowledge and understanding of significant concepts in
your knowledge and understanding of significant concepts in Biology and Chemistry. Describe the relationship of some or all of the significant concepts that you identify through the use of a specific example.
General Format of the Presentation:
Twelve Slides (Minimum).
Two Appropriate and Interesting Videos - length of the video must be reasonable and content must be focused.
Three interactive links must be included.
Appropriate and well-placed pictures and illustrations.
1 - 2 uses of audio recordings - i.e. you describing knowledge that contributes to your
Minimal use of text alone.
Multimedia used to convey knowledge and understanding on each slide.
3 Big Ideas in Biology - *must include the basic unit of life, the Cell, and why it is important to the structure, function, and evolution of life on Earth.
3 Big Ideas in Chemistry - *must include the basic unit of matter, the Atom, and why it is
important to the structure, function, and evolution of life on Earth.
Specific Example: Pick Your Own Example that combines some or all of your big ideas from Biology and Chemistry and describe how those big ideas affect the structure, function, and evolution of your example.
Example 1: The Ocean
Think of the ocean as a biome made up of non-living and living things.
How do your big ideas in biology and chemistry relate to the structure, function, and evolution of the oceans?
Include descriptions (examples) of the relationship between the non-living (chemistry) and living (biology) things in oceans.
Example 2: A Bear
Think of a bear as a living organism that is made up of and relies upon non-living (chemistry) and living (biology) things.
What is the bear made up of? Cells that form ________ that form _________ that form _________ that form the bear.
What does a bear eat? What nutrients does a bear get from the specific foods that it eats?
How do these nutrients (chemical elements of a bear’s diet) contribute to the growth, function, and structure of the bear?
**You may use one of the examples provided or pick your own.
Step 1: Identify 3 big ideas in Biology ( 1 idea must be the Cell, basic unit of life)
Step 2: Identify 3 big ideas in Chemistry (1 idea must be the Atom, basic unit of matter)
Step 3: Choose your specific example.
Step 4: Slide 1 - Project Title Slide.
Step 5: Slides 2 - 11 (minimum) - Body of Project.
Step 6: Slide 12 - Conclusion.
Step 7: Turn in your presentation for my revisions.
Step 8: Revise.
Step 9: Turn in your final research project presentation for grading.
4.1. Other than the Egyptian pyramids, what other pyramids does Akala discuss? 2. What Akala's address. Identify 2 facts discussed
. Identify 2 facts discussed at the beginning of the lecture (within the first 20-25 minutes) that you were unaware of prior to listening to his lecture. What does he say about these facts? Why are these facts significant? How might these facts impact American culture as well as African American culture? 3. What Akala's address. Identify 2 facts discussed at the end of the lecture (within the last 50 minutes to the end of the video) that you were unaware of prior to listening to his lecture. What does he say about these facts? Why are these facts significant? How might these facts impact American culture as well as African American culture? 4. Select 2 facts from Akala's address that you would like to know more about. Research the topic and write a 1-2 paged paper discussing what you learned. Tell why these facts interest you. How might these facts and what you learned impact you and AA culture? 5. Select 2 facts from Akala's address that you would like to know more about. Research the topic and write a 1-2 paged paper discussing what you learned. Tell why these facts interest you. How might these facts and what you learned impact you and AA culture? 6. Notice the audience members in attendance at Akala's speech given at Oxford. Use what you learned about the mis-education of a Negro to discuss what/who you see. Do you think Akala is mis-educated is some regards? Why or why not. 2-3 paragraphs
5.Develop a brief snapshot that you could give to a colleague traveling to these countries outlining the key cultural differences
he key cultural differences and similarities between Australia and Japan. In what ways might these differences reduce message clarity in the exchange between the visitors and their hosts?
Using the AIA model of interpersonal communication from chapter 5, explore the communication behaviors between the Australian visitors and their Japanese hosts. What special role did Takeshi play in these dynamics?
Based on your assessment of this case, what were the primary clashes in cultures, customs, and expectations between the two groups?
While hierarchy was clearly evident among the Japanese executives, it was not among the Australians. How do you think the Japanese made sense out of this? Explain.
What cultural assumptions, if any, did each side make about the other in their approach to communicating? Were these assumptions accurate?
What can you learn about any culturally mediated cognition (or information processing) involved in this case (see chapter 5)?
What can you learn about the use—or lack of use—of communication protocols in this case (see chapter 5)?
Women are not allowed in many of the more important dining and drinking establishments because of restrictive customs and traditions.
Many of these are ‘members only.’ In view of this, how can women break into these inner circles where critical business decisions are often made?
How could Robert and Luke have better prepared themselves for their visit to Japan?
What lessons does this case offer for global managers visiting a foreign country? What lessons does this case offer for host managers?