|COMPUTER LAB ASSIGNMENTS|
|March 6, 2001
|March 13, 2001
|March 20, 2001
As we discussed in class, it is important to be critical of information resources, especially those you find on the Internet. Knowing how to tell the difference between a web site that presents reliable information and one that presents someone's opinion can save you time and energy in the research process.
Today you will practice evaluating web sites.
You will begin by accessing 4 different web sites on the same subject. Please note that each web site will open in a new window, so that you can compare/contrast the content of each.
Now take out the Evaluation Criteria handout that I gave you last week (if you don't have it, you can access it online at http://lfkkb.tripod.com/eng24/search.html#eval
Evaluate each of the 4 web sites according to the 5 criteria listed in the chart.
Email your answers to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
|March 27, 2001
Today you will gather background on Carol Gilligan and her mentor, Lawrence Kohlberg.
Please note that this assignment will require more than one period in computer lab. We will begin it today, and continue it next Tuesday
Kohlberg developed a theory of moral development. The basic criterion for moral development in Kohlberg's view is judgment.
You will learn about both Kohlberg's and Gilligan's theories by reading the following texts:
|April 3, 2001
You will begin drafting your comparison/contrast essay, which is due on THURSDAY.
Finish reading the articles listed in the Announcement for March 27. Don't forget to read the additional resource that I added. Continue taking notes on the readings. You should use these articles, as well as the book In a Different Voice, as sources for your comparison/contrast essay on Kohlberg/Gilligan.
You should begin organizing your notes according to the main points you want to make in the Comparison/Contrast essay.
Start putting things in order during the Computer Lab period, so that by the time you leave lab today, you will already have an organized outline to work from.
Remember that a well-organized draft of your comparison/contrast essay on Kohlberg/Gilligan is due to me on THURSDAY.
If you do not hand in your essay on Thursday, you will get a ZERO for this assignment. NO EXCEPTIONS!
One final note: I have added a folder called "READING QUESTIONS" to the ASSIGNMENTS area. Within that folder, there is another folder for Carol Gilligan's In A Different Voice. I have posted a list of reading questions related to the information in Chapters 1 and 2. You should be able to answer each of these questions.
|April 17, 2001
Today you will research some of the issues depicted in the novel, Stones from the River by Ursula Hegi. You will focus specifically on the moral dilemmas faced by the characters:
As Nazism encroaches on Burgdorf, Hegi's characters are confronted with moral dilemmas that go far beyond their ordinary experience.
Go to the SEARCH ENGINES page of our web site.
Type your answers into Microsoft Word, save them onto your floppy disk and PRINT OUT ONE COPY FOR ME.
Everyone must HAND IN their answers by the end of computer lab today.
If you have any questions, ask me.
|April 24, 2001
Today you will continue researching the issues depicted in the novel, Stones from the River. You will focus on the political and economic climate of Germany in the years prior to Hitler's rise to power.
Read Resource #1 and Resource #2 first. Then go to Resource #3 and answer 3 of the questions linked to Resource #3:
For those of you who want to do further research on this topic, here are some additional resources on the Weimar Republic and the rise of the Nazis:
|May 1, 2001
Today you will complete a written Reader Response Exercise.
You should type your answer to the reader response exercise into a word processing program and print it out.
Be sure to give it to me before you leave computer lab today.
Directions: Respond to the following question that relates to an incident in Stones from the River. Your answers to the questions should do several things:
|May 8, 2001
When you are sure that you understand what happens at each step of the process, then go to the Search Engines section of our course web page
I will give each of you a head start with some resources as follows:
|May 15, 2001
You must print out and hand in this assignment BEFORE you leave computer lab today.
Open a word processing program and begin drafting the Introduction to your research project. Be sure to make the Introduction concrete and specific in terms of the various points you will make in the body of your project.
Remember that a good Introduction is critical to a research project. The introduction leads the reader into the topic and presents YOUR THESIS.
As you are writing your Introduction, you should also plan an outline for the Body of your research project.
If you have any questions, ask me for help.
|May 22, 2001
Today you will practice citation format in preparation for
To access the exercise CLICK HERE.
Any questions, ask me.
|May 29, 2001
MLA CITATION FORMAT
Go to URL WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON TUESDAY IN COMPUTER LAB
NOTE: YOU MAY NOT USE YOUR BOOK OR ANY OTHER PRINT OR ONLINE AID IN ANSWERING THIS QUESTION
Complete the questions and press the button that says "Submit your answers."
This question counts for 10 points on your final exam.