Presentation on theme: "Homelessness in America"— Presentation transcript:
1 Homelessness in America IntroductionTaskProcessResourcesRubricsConclusionTeacher’s PageA WebQuest to accompanyCan’t Get There From Hereby Todd StrasserBy Debby Merino
2 Introduction Introduction Task ProcessResourcesRubricsConclusionTeacher’s PageTodd Strasser’s Can’t Get There From Here tells the stories of several homeless teens living in NYC. Teenage children comprise a large, and often voiceless population among the homeless in America.Completing this WebQuest will open your eyes to a very serious problem, and hopefully inspire you to try to help.
3 TaskIntroductionTaskProcessResourcesRubricsConclusionTeacher’s PageYou will be assigned a group and a city to research. You will find statistics about homelessness in your assigned city, and respond to worksheet questions. Finally, you will use what you’ve learned to create a Public Service Announcement to help raise awareness.
4 You have your group. You’ve been assigned a city. Process(Page 1)IntroductionTaskProcessPage 1Page 2Page 3ResourcesRubricsConclusionTeacher’s PageYou have your group. You’ve been assigned a city.Now what?Click on the corresponding link on the “Resources” pageGather information about the homeless problem in that cityRespond to the following questions:What is the homeless population in your city?What percentage of that population is male? Female? Under 18 years old?Were there any statistics available for drug use of the homeless population?How has that number changed in the last ten years?What community and social organizations are in place to help the homeless population?How do you think the problem in this city might be improved?Use the information to create a PSA for your city.What’s a PSA?
5 Process (Page 2) Introduction Task Process Resources Rubrics What is a PSA?A PSA is a Public Service Announcement. It is an advertisement intended to let people know more about a problem in the community, and to try to help.Click below to view some examples of PSA’s, both video and print.Sample #1Sample #2Create a PSAYour group will create a PSA – either video or print. Each member in your groups will take on one of the following jobs:Writer: write the script/copyDirector/Photographer: direct and filmActor/Model: Perform or poseProp/Stage design: Organize and gather propsPSA RequirementsVideos must be secondsPrint ads must be photographedAll ads must two relevant incorporate statistics from researchAll ads must have a memorable and persuasive sloganIntroductionTaskProcessPage 1Page 2Page 3ResourcesRubricsConclusionTeacher’s Page
6 Process (Page 3) Introduction Task Process Resources Rubrics ConclusionTeacher’s PageHow did I do?Print, complete, and submit a copy of the self-evaluation sheet. This must be submitted when you present your project/PSA.This self-assessment will help me grade you, and also help me grade your peers. Be fair and honest. Name: _____________________________________________Group Members: ___________________________________________________________________Researched City: ______________________________________________________My role in group work: ________________________________________________________________________________I contributed _______________________________________________ to my group’s project.I worked well with my group. Yes NoI gave my best effort. Yes NoIf I was to grade my performance on this assignment, I would give myself a(n)_______________
7 Resources Introduction Task Process Resources Rubrics Conclusion Teacher’s PageThe following sites are national sites for homelessness. They include national statistics and resources for help. They also have links to local agencies.National Alliance to End HomelessnessNational Coalition for the HomelessThe following list includes homeless sites for specific cities. They include health agencies, shelter information, and homeless statistics. Click on the city your group is researching.New YorkChicagoLos AngelesHoustonMiamiSeattlePhiladelphiaPhoenix
8 Assessment Group Work Rubric Introduction Task Process Resources RubricsConclusionTeacher’s PageCATEGORY531Research/Statistical DataStudents include 4 or more high-quality examples or pieces of data to support their campaign.Students include at least 3 high-quality examples or pieces of data to support their campaign.Students include at least 2 high-quality examples or pieces of data to support their campaign.Students include fewer than 2 high-quality examples or pieces of data to support their campaign.Campaign/ProductStudents create an original, accurate and interesting product that adequately addresses the issue.Students create an accurate product that adequately addresses the issue.Students create an accurate product but it does not adequately address the issue.The product is not accurate.Statistical ReferenceStudents include at least 2 relevant and high quality statistics.Students include 2 statistics, but with questionable relevanceStudents include 1 statistic, but is of questionable quality.Students include no statisticsPSA - QualityFinished PSA is seconds or a clear, color print ad.Ad is visually appealing.Finished product does not meet minimum requirements. Ad is somewhat visually appealing.Finished product meets minimum requirements, but ad is not visually appealing.Finished product does not meet minimum requirements. Ad is not visually appealing.Individual Rubric
9 Individual Work Rubric AssessmentIndividual Work RubricIntroductionTaskProcessResourcesRubricsConclusionTeacher’s PageCATEGORY531ContributionsRoutinely provides useful ideas when participating in the group and in classroom discussion. A definite leader who contributes a lot of effort.Usually provides useful ideas when participating in the group and in classroom discussion. A strong group member who tries hard!Sometimes provides useful ideas when participating in the group and in classroom discussion. A satisfactory group member who does what is required.Rarely provides useful ideas when participating in the group and in classroom discussion. May refuse to participate.Focus on the taskConsistently stays focused on the task and what needs to be done. Very self-directed.Focuses on the task and what needs to be done most of the time. Other group members can count on this person.Focuses on the task and what needs to be done some of the time. Other group members must sometimes nag, prod, and remind to keep this person on-task.Rarely focuses on the task and what needs to be done. Lets others do the work.PreparednessBrings needed materials to class and is always ready to work.Almost always brings needed materials to class and is ready to work.Almost always brings needed materials but sometimes needs to settle down and get to workOften forgets needed materials or is rarely ready to get to work.Working with OthersAlmost always listens to, shares with, and supports the efforts of others. Tries to keep people working well together.Usually listens to, shares, with, and supports the efforts of others. Does not cause \"waves\" in the group.Often listens to, shares with, and supports the efforts of others, but sometimes is not a good team member.Rarely listens to, shares with, and supports the efforts of others. Often is not a good team player.
10 Conclusion Introduction Task ProcessResourcesRubricsConclusionTeacher’s PageHomelessness really is a larger problem than most of us realize.If you would like to find out more about homeless issues in your area, and perhaps find ways to help, click on the links below.Homeless Prevention in Monroe County, PAPA Homeless Children InitiativeUS Dept. of Housing & Public Development
11 Teacher’s Page Introduction Introduction Learners Standards ProceduresResourcesStudents’ PageThis WebQuest was created to accompany the young adult novel Can’t Get There From Here by Todd Strasser.This WebQuest is a group assignment and would work well with all levels of learners.
12 Teacher’s Page Learners Introduction Learners Standards Procedures ResourcesStudents’ PageThis WebQuest is intended for 10th grade students.Objectives:Students will be able to:Organize and summarize researchRespond to worksheet questionsCreate slogan for ad campaignParticipate in creation of group projectEvaluate their performance
13 Pennsylvania State Standards for Teacher’s PageStandardsIntroductionLearnersStandardsProceduresResourcesStudents’ PagePennsylvania State Standards forReading & Writing1.1 Learning to Read IndependentlyApply Comprehension & Interpretation Skills1.2 Reading Critically in All Content AreasDifferentiate DetailExamine Analysis & Evaluation1.4 Types of WritingAnalyze & Create Persuasive1.5 Quality of WritingWrite w/ Sharp Distinct FocusWrite Using Well-developed content1.6 Speaking & ListeningListen to OthersParticipate in Group Presentations1.8 ResearchLocate InformationOrganize Main IdeasSummarize Main IdeasPresent Main Ideas
14 Teacher’s Page Procedures Introduction Learners Standards Procedures ResourcesStudents’ PageProcedures:Students are divided into groupsAnticipatory set: discuss homelessness, KWL chart on homelessnessStudents complete WebQuestStudents present completed PSA’sClosure: Discussion – Is there a homeless problem in your community? What can you do to help?Assessment:Students will be graded as per WebQuest rubricsStudents will earn two gradesIndividual workGroup work
15 Teacher’s Page Resources Introduction Learners Materials: Standards ProceduresResourcesStudents’ PageMaterials:Computer lab with Internet accessSources:Rubric was created using Rubistar:WebQuest references :Credits:This course was created with the help and guidance of George Smith, Professor-Fresno Pacific University. It was inspired by my students who always want to learn as long as it’s fun.