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Civic Expo DIVERSITY. This Assignment Requires  1) In-Class Presentation  2) Informational, Interactive CE Exhibit presentation on Friday, March 28.

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1 Civic Expo DIVERSITY

2 This Assignment Requires  1) In-Class Presentation  2) Informational, Interactive CE Exhibit presentation on Friday, March 28 th (9 -1), which each student must attend for a minimum of one hour  3) Evaluation of (4) CE student booths

3 Steps to the Assignment  Choose a specific Issue related to Diversity  Research & Find Credible Information  Create & Organize In-Class Informative Presentation  Plan & Prepare an Interactive CE Exhibit  Grading/Evaluation  REQUIRED Paperwork on Day of Presentation

4 Choose a Specific Issue  Diversity is a complex issue  Narrow your group’s topical focus:   Brainstorming Worksheet (course website)  2012/08/civic-expo-topic-brainstorming- worksheet-blank.pdf 2012/08/civic-expo-topic-brainstorming- worksheet-blank.pdf  In-Class Brainstorming

5 Research – Credible Info  Each group member finds at least three sources of Credible Info (CRAAP Test)  m/2012/08/evaluating-information-craap- test.pdf m/2012/08/evaluating-information-craap- test.pdf  Group discussion of all research findings to: understand the issue, interests, concerns and/or conflicts relating to it

6 Create/Organize Class Presentation Guiding Questions to brainstorm subtopics:  What exactly is the issue or policy of focus  What are the different perspectives  What needs/interests do these differing perspectives seek to protect  What is the history behind issue/policy  What laws/judicial decisions affect issue/policy

7 Create/Organize Class Presentation, cont’d.  What is the current status of issue/policy  What proposals are being made to change current status  What are the main arguments in favor of keeping current status  What are main arguments in favor of changing current status  What are main arguments against keeping current status  What are main arguments against changing current status

8 Create/Organize Class Presentation  Use these questions as “guidelines” to help determine main points and supporting material. Vary types of info:  Use explanations  Use specific real-life examples (anecdotes)  Use facts and statistics (research)  Use powerful quotations (testimony)  Each group member must cite 2 sources orally when presenting, so keep track of which sources contain what information!

9 Create/Organize Class Presentation  One or more group members will explain the purpose, design & interactive component of the CE exhibit  Each member speaks for 4-5 minutes  Use clear organization and transitions, and include an intro and conclusion  Either.PPT or Prezi is required  Additional visual aids are okay, too!

10 Plan/Prepare Interactive Exhibit for Civic Expo  Use a tri-fold tabletop display board to:  Display important, relevant & interesting info  Can be textual, visual, 3-D, etc.  Plan an interactive activity to engage attendees in thinking/talking about your issue  Choose the points YOU think are most interesting to open a dialogue with others  Do not simply condense your in-class presentation

11 Plan/Prepare Interactive Exhibit for Civic Expo On the day of the Civic Expo, Friday, March 28 th, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., group members will:  Take turns staffing the booth  Talk with those who visit their booth  Invite visitors to participate in the group’s interactive activity  Answer questions  Model what informed discussion & dialogue look like!

12 Grading  Part I – Informative In-Class Presentation  See Grading Rubrics on course website  Worth 75 points – group & Individually graded  Part II – Civic Expo participation  Each member is required to staff the group’s booth for at least one hour  AND, evaluate at least 4 booths using the rubric provided at the event  Worth 25 points – individually graded

13 REQUIRED Paperwork  One Group Outline (Sample on course website)  One Group Annotated Bibliography summarizing all sources collected. Note the student who gathered the info.  One handout of.PPT slides, 6 slides/page  Rough Draft of CE Exhibit (display layout, information topics, detailed plan for the interactive component)

14 REQUIRED Paperwork  One Group Grading Rubric  One Individual Grading Rubric for each member, with names filled in  Staple the Outline, Bibliography, and.PPT handout to the Group Grading Rubric (Rubric on top), and sort the Individual Grading Rubrics into speaker order, with the first speaker on top of the stack

15 Extra Credit  If you attend the Great Debate, Thursday, March 27, you will earn 15 points of extra credit  If your group’s CE Booth is judged to be superior or excellent, you will earn 10 points of extra credit.


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