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Informational Texts and Research: Look, listen, read and reflect upon The Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC).

ROUND ONE (formative assessment)

Step 1:

* First create and share your google doc with me

To share your Google Document, here is my address: wellslearning803@gmail.com (give me the ability to edit your document)
NAME YOUR UNTITLED GOOGLE DOCUMENT: (Class Period #-Trimester-CRC-Your Last Name)
Example: 2nd-1TriA-CRC-Wells
Be sure to provide the following information at the top of the first page:

Name
Class/Hour
Teacher
Date


* Read the brief summary "What is the CRC?" by clicking on the following: (Link)
* View the streaming video entitled "20 Years of Child Rights." Watch and listen carefully.
Determine for yourself the most important piece of information you heard in this presentation.
What captured your attention the most? Was it information communicated with words or was it a visual message?
Explain why is this significant for you? Provide a written response in your google doc. Label this section Round One: Step One
(Note: the CRC website works best using the Firefox or Chrome Web Browsers: click here)

 

Step 2:

Click on the More link under the first MultiMedia >> thumbnail image: Photo Essay: The Rights of Children.
View at least one of the following Photo Essays (works best using the Firefox or Chrome Web Browsers: click here):

The Rights of Children
The Rights of the Child - Part I
The Rights of the Child - Part II

* Read carefully the captions under each image
(if the slides change too quickly, you can pause the slide show after each image change and read at a pace that is comfortable to you).

* Gather information from ONE of the slide photo captions about one of the Articles from the Rights of the Child document presented in the slide show [ include the slide # and the Article # ]. Comment on the importance of this right and the effectiveness of the photo. Label this section Round One: Step Two
For example:
In the Rights of Children photo essay, the caption for slide # 7 states: All children have the right to "the highest attainable standard of health...[to] nutritious foods and clean drinking-water" (Article 24). Clean drinking water is something I take for granted everytime I turn the facet on. I wonder if the girl is standing in water that is also used for cooking and drinking?

Step 3:

Choose the ONE slide image that *impacted you the most and explain why this image stays with you. Be sure to include the Photo Essay Title and slide # with your brief written explanation (The Rights of the Child - Part II 7/14). For example: In the Rights of Child II photo essay, slide #7 presents a mother and child, but the poise is a sad reminder of what many children face in various parts of the world, including the United States; namely, the need for protection from the dangers of abduction and trafficking for any purpose (Article 35).The image may be a different slide or photo essay than the one you selected for Step 2. Label this section Round One: Step Three

 



Create and complete your Google Document by class time on .

 

*Impact - to have a strong effect

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Informational Texts and Research: Look, listen, read, and reflect upon The Convention on the Rights of the Child.

ROUND TWO (worth of 20 pts).

At the bottom of your Round One in the same Google document include the following components in your research :

 

Step 1: Start by viewing the other three short streaming videos found on the Unicef - The Convention on the Rights of the Child web page:

Minority Children Excluded
Street Life,
Celebrities Celebrate Child Rights.
TO BEGIN steps 1 - 3 (click here)

Watch, read, and listen carefully. Compare, evaulate, and judge which video is the most effective. Imagine that you are the website designer for Unicef and you can only select one of these videos additional videos. Include specific reasons why the video you selected "caught your attention" and why you believe it is the most effective video to go along with the video entitled "20 Years of Child Rights"(e.g., comment on the form, the content, and the focus). Before moving on to step two, please go to Moodle and enter your selection in the "Choice" activity for this unit. Label this section Round Two: Step One

Step 2: Click on the oneminutesjr. videos >> link or the advocates >> link: View one or two videos/PSAs. Summarize the content of ONE of the videos in 2 - 3 sentences. Be sure to include the title and creator of the video in your first sentence. The summary should be in your own words, do not simply cut and paste. Label this section Round Two: Step Two

If you are unable to view these streaming videos, move on the step 3 and summarize two articles (one from each link).

Step 3: Explore at least ONE other link, either the Perspectives on the Convention or For Youth and summarize in your own words what you discovered in 2 - 3 sentences. Be sure to include the page/article title and author in your first sentence. (Do not simply cut and paste information from the link). Label this section Round Two: Step Three

Step 4: To conclude Round Two, explore the Unicef webpage entitled: The State of the World's Children 2011 - Adolescence: Age of Opportunity (link). There is a three minute introductory video that you may decide to view again. On that same page there is a features box with two links: Perspectives and Adolescent Voices. Choose one of these links and select one of the perspectives or reports. Briefly comment on any insights you gained from your reading. Be sure to include the title and author along with your comments. Conclude step four in the following manner: imagine that you have an opportunity to meet this person, list two questions you would ask him/her. Go beyond a simple "yes" or "no" type question (level one). Think in terms of what else would you want to know about his/her world (level 2 or 3)?

 

Round Two should be at the bottom of the Google docs that you created for Round One: wellslearning803 @ gmail.com (give me the ability to edit your document)

Due by .

 

 

 

 

Outcome Assessed

Non-Performance

0

Developing

1

Proficient

3

Distinguished

5

Photo Essay Research: Comparison, Evaluation, and Judgement  
Identifies the most effective video, but makes no comment. Does not identify the video title.
Identifies the most effective video, and provides one reason why it is deemed most effective. Includes the video title.
Identifies the most effective video, and provides multiple reasons why it is deemed most effective.Includes the video title and comments on form, content, and focus.
/ 4.5
     
oneminutejrs / PSA Summary  
Provides a summary of the selected video (exceeds 3 sentences). Does not document essay Title.
Provides a concise summary of the selected video (2-3 sentences). Documents essay Title.
Provides a concise and effective summary of the selected video (2-3 sentences). Documents essay Title.
/ 4.5
     

State of the World's Children 2011 Research:
Perspectives on the Convention or For Youth
Summary

  Includes insights gained from a young person's or adult's experience. Does not raise questions. Does not identify the report or profile person by name. Includes insights gained from a young person's or adult's experience. Includes at least one engaging question (level 2 or 3). Identifies the report or profile person by name. Includes insights gained from a young person's or adult's experience. Includes two thoughtful and engaging questions (level 2- 3). Identifies the report or profile person by name.
/ 4.5
       
Conventions (grammar and spelling) and Organization (name, class & date at top of page)   Multiple grammatical and spelling errors. Google doc is out of order, not titled. Turned in late. Minor grammatical and spelling errors. Google doc is clear, properly titled. Completed on time. Error free and Google doc is clear, properly titled. Completed on time.

/ 4.5
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ROUND THREE (worth of 10 pts).

A Summary of the Articles from the Convention on the Rights of the Child (Click Here)

Research why the United States has not ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) with the help of the following website:

Click here: The Campaign for US Ratification of the CRC

Specifically, gather the following information - Level One Research - (Bullet point formatting):

1) What does the term "ratify" mean? - 1
2) As of 2009, how many nations have already ratified the CRC? - 1
3) Why is it taking so long for the US to ratify the CRC? - 1
4) What two Optional CRC Protocols did the US ratify in 2002? - 1
5) Take a position for or against the US position regarding Ratification of the CRC.
- Level Two/Three Research - Provide two supportive arguments to defend your opinion on this issue.
- 6

Add this information to the bottom of your Google docs document.

Due by