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This Week's Work: Jan. 20th – Jan. 26th

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This week's summary of work is a little off kilter – usually I'll post regarding work on Thursday night and will include everything to keep in mind/do between Fridays. These posts are tagged ("This Week's Work"), so you can find them easily and check on previous weeks if needed!

Mon, Jan. 20: MLKing Day Field trip to The Center for Environmental Transformation in Camden, NJ 

Wednesday (Jan. 22nd):

ECON – (by 3am Wed morning) Register for the Sapling Learning Course by following the procedure described in the  Accessing Sapling Learning Course and e-Text handout below. Under Introduction to Sapling Learning, watch the video and complete the Using the tools in Sapling Learning to get a sense of how the online homework engine works.
Now complete the Math Review problem set.   It’s really misnamed:  It’s not so much a review as an opportunity for me to assess strengths and areas  for attention going into class on Wednesday and going forward this semester.    Any reference to “grades” should be ignored (at least in terms of the factors I’ll use to evaluate your performance in this course).
If you are comfortable bringing your laptop or iPad with you to class, please do so.   If not, I'll have access to a computer available for you (but you'll need to be able to log in to your Bryn Mawr or Haverford accounts).

EDUC – (Before Class) Read Freire, “The Importance of the Act of Reading” (our password-protected file of readings)

ENGL – (By 5 p.m. Wednesday) log on to your Serendip account, select a password you can remember, a
username and an avatar. Use the image (and some of our newly defined eco-terms?) to introduce yourself 
by posting a paragraph on our course forum.

Friday (Jan. 24th):

ECON – (Before Class) Take a few minutes to brainstorm a list of the sort of facts you would want to know about a community you might be visiting or where a friend lives.  The rest of your preparation will consist of looking at what others think is important to note about communities.   Note on the sheet with your list those items you did not include and items others failed to include. 
Read this profile of Camden’s Water Front South neighborhood  http://www.heartofcamden.org/publish/community_about.html
which our Eco-Literacy 360 group visited on Monday.
Read the attached profile of West Nottingham Township, where David Ross lives
Go to http://factfinder2.census.gov, enter West Nottingham Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania in the search box and note the sort of community data collected by the US Census Bureau.
(After Class) Start thinking about the Profiling Your Community Assignment (attached) due February 3.  

Sunday (Jan. 26th):

ENGL – (by 5pm)  post on-line a 5-pp. description of where "home" is, where you "belong." 
Be thoughtful about your language, and consider what larger claims you might use your story to make 
(or questions you might use it to provoke), in describing your own experience.

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Accessing Sapling Learning and the e-text.pdf80.73 KB
Community Profile Exemplar 2014.docx17.01 KB
Community Profile I Assignment.docx21.17 KB

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