A note to my grade 9 students: I'm writing this to you on Sunday morning because I'm a geek. I'm also doing this to avoid other things I'm supposed to be doing, like folding my laundry.
...gotta love Snapchat
I'm learning about something called critical thinking, which is really interesting to geeky people like me. Today, you're going to use a bit of critical thinking to help you question what you're going to see and hear. After you watch the two short videos, you will form an opinion based on your new knowledge. Don't worry: it's easy and fun. Time to get your geek on.
Your first video is made by McHooots, and I found myself totally enjoying his sense of humour, even though I didn't think I would.
When we think critically, we want to go beyond simply watching a video or reading text. Critical thinking helps us understand what we're watching & reading.
I have a few questions to help you think about what you just watched. If…
You are an artist. You also have a story to tell. It's time to combine these two aspects of your life.
Browse through the links provided in the image above. How have artists used their materials, techniques and craft to tell stories? What stories did they tell? Why did they tell these stories? Who was their audience? Are all stories meant to be shared, or are some reserved for certain people? Are some stories affected by time? How important is context?
Let your mind wander through these questions, and consider how they might relate to you and the stories you could tell. What stories could you tell? Would your stories reflect an aspect of your life, or would you rather observe life around you? Do you connect to a story created by someone else? How could you re-tell another person's story? Is it appropriate to remix someone else's work?
Think about the way you could share this story. Do you think you could convey a story using traditional materials (like Cara…