Eyes in the Sky

Thursday 2/15/18

Today’s Objective(s): SWBAT

  1. Engage in active listening to identify main ideas and supporting information to achieve in-depth understanding
  2. Apply their understanding of the 30 human rights to a novel (new/interesting) situation

Do Now – 5 minutes

  • Notebooks open to page 18-19
  • Pencils on desks
  • Prepare to listen to instructions

LESSON – 50 minutes

Today we’ll once again be spending the period listening to a podcastAn episodic series of digital audio or video files which a user can download and listen to. It is often available for subscription, so that new episodes are automatically downloaded via web syndication to the user's own local computer, mobile application, or portable media player., that is NOT about human rights. (Wikipedia).

But, like Tuesday, human rights issues are evident in the story you’ll hear. So, you’ll once again have an opportunity to…

  • Practice your active listening skills
  • Apply what you know about human rights to the real world

As you listen, naturally, you’ll be doing so to understand, in depth, the story being told. But you’ll also be listening for connections to the human rights.

You’ll be working on pages 18 and 19 or notebooks, and here is what you’ll be putting on each:

*NOTE: I’ve included a very text-heavy set of instructions, and then I added pictures as well, in case that’s helpful.

Page 18: 

TITLE: Radiolab: Eyes in the Sky – Notes

Below the title, you’ll be taking notes as you listen to the podcast. Specifically, please include things like

  • human rights issues
  • people’s names
  • places
  • dates
  • other key details you find interesting

Page 19: 

TITLE: Radiolab: Eyes in the Sky – Response

Below the title, you’ll be responding to the following prompt:

  • If the ‘Eyes in the Sky’ technology was being proposed for Vista, and it was something YOU got to vote on, how
    would you vote?
  • Fully explain your answer, using clear language & specific details. I need to be able to see your WHY.

Closing – 5 minutes

Share your response to the prompt with your table group.


Please respond to the Basecamp Message Board item titled “Homework: Thursday 2/15/18”.

Unit Objectives

  1. Identify the 30 human rights, prioritize among these rights, and articulate why human rights are important to them as individuals
  2. Apply understanding of human rights to new situations
  3. Demonstrate the ability to see the world from another person’s perspective
  4. Synthesize understanding about existing HRs, and about HRs issues in our community to develop new, relevant ideas that connect to our community

This Week’s Agenda


Finishing up our HR Prioritization and previewing the week ahead.


Digging into some Cold War History by listening to a podcast, and applying our HR knowledge


We have a speaker coming – we’ll be meeting in the Library during period 2


More podcast/history/human rights fun

Quote of the Week

“No one saves us but ourselves. No one can, and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.”



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