Campfire Begins

Tuesday 3/13/18

Today’s Objective(s): SWBAT

  1. Explain the danger of “a single story” and identify such stories they have about others
  2. Describe what Global Nomad’s Campfire program is

Do Now – 15 minutes

  1. Please open your notebooks to page 25 – this page is to be left BLANK (yes, you guessed it, another cover sheet)
  2. Now that you know that, turn the page to 26/27. At the top of page 26, please write the following heading:

Morocco: A North African country of 34 million people. 99% of them are Arabs (an ethnic identity), and 99% of them are Muslim (a religious identity)

With only the information above, along with anything else you previously knew about Morocco and its people, please answer the following questions (you don’t have to write the questions down, but please number your answers properly). Please skip a line after the heading and between each answer.

  1. What does Morocco look like? Describe what you imagine it’s like there.
  2. What is the weather like in Morocco?
  3. What kind of food do Moroccans eat?
  4. What are Muslims like? What is important to them? What do they value?
  5. What customs or traditions do they practice?
  6. If you had to sum it up in a sentence or two, what does the religion of Islam teach?

It’s absolutely fine that you don’t know the answer to all of the above questions. I’m not asking you for the correct answers. I’m asking you what you’ve heard, what you think, what you imagine that place and those people to be like. So please, answer honestly, and in as much detail as you can, and it’s completely fine to be completely wrong. :)

LESSON – 35 minutes

I’m looking forward to reading your responses to the above. :)

Next up, please move to page 27, and at the top, write the following heading:

The Danger of a Single Story

We’re going to watch the below video, and then I’ll ask you to write something in response. No need to take notes while you watch, but please engage in ACTIVE listening and pay close attention to the video. It’s about 19 minutes long, and well worth your time.

Now, on page 27, below the heading, “Danger of a Single Story”, please respond to these prompts..

  1. What is a Single Story?
  2. Describe a time when someone told a single story about you. If you can’t think of one, describe a time when you heard someone tell a single story about another person or  group of people.
  3. What single stories do you have in your head about others? Tell about one of them here.

Closing – 5 minutes

Please watch this video and then do what it asks below.

  1. Please turn to a peer at your table and take turns explaining what the Global Nomads Campfire program is.


Respond to the Basecamp Message Board item titled “Homework: Tuesday 3/13/18”.

Unit Objectives

We’re between units at the moment, and will be until after Spring break. However, that doesn’t mean we have no goals for the next 2 weeks. Our priorities include the following:

  • Debrief our recent project in order to spend some time considering what went well and how we might improve on our work
  • Familiarize ourselves with the Global Nomads Campfire program
  • Gain some background knowledge about our partner classroom’s country/culture
  • Start the Campfire program

This Week’s Agenda


Project debrief/reflection


Begin Lesson 1 in Campfire and watch The Danger of a Single Story


We’ll get set up and logged into GNG Connect and complete Lesson 1


Campfire Lesson 2

Quote of the Week

“Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.”

John Muir


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