Journal Assignment Outline

Week One

Introduction/expectations

Lying Assignment

Week Two

 

Journal Assignment: “A (Personal) 2DO List”

Extra Credit Due Week Fourteen

 

 

Week Three

Journal assignment: “Seven Wonders of Your World”

Week Four

Journal assignment: "Everyone has a Story"

Reading Assignment: "Hero on the Iowa River"

Week Five

Journal assignment: "Taking Stock"(Option #1) or "Taking Stock" (Option #2)

Reading Assignment: Enough: The Time Cost of Stuff

Calculate your own ecological footprint – bring results to class http://www.footprintnetwork.org/en/index.php/GFN/page/personal_footprint/

Week Six

Journal assignment: 1) "Taking (a different kind of) Stock" (Option #1) or

2) "Taking (a different kind of) Stock" (Option #2)

Side assignment: Create a “life card”

Week Seven

Working Two Weeks Ahead
Journal Assignment: “Take Back Your Time Day” - Student choice

Mid-term Exam Review

Week Eight

Mid-term Exam

Spring Break March 15th through 19th


Week Nine

“Take Back Your Time Day” Student choice – (from Week Seven)

Week Ten

Journal assignment: 1) "The Artistic Touch" or 2) "Voice for a Generation"

Week Eleven

Journal assignment: "Creating Social Capital"

Reading Assignment: “Two Sides of the Moon: The Honor Killing of Hatun Sürücü”

Week Twelve

Journal assignment: "The Ad-man"

http://adbusters.org/spoofads/printad/

Week Thirteen

Journal assignment: "Leisure through the Lifespan"

Calculate your own life expectancy bring results to class.

http://www.northwesternmutual.com/learning-center/the-longevity-game.aspx (This site is maintained by the Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company; a series of questions links behavior to aging and helps students figure out long they can expect to live.  Everyone should be able to complete the information.)

http://www.livingto100.com/ (Asks for some detailed information)

http://www.deathclock.com/ (This site offers a tool that will calculate future life expectancy.  Very simplistic)

Reading Assignment: Studs Terkel’s Chicago Tribune Obituary


Week Fourteen

Journal assignment: "A Letter of Gratitude"

Extra credit volunteer service hours due
“Personal 2do List” Verifications due (Extra credit from Week Two)

Week Fifteen

Final Exam Review

Week Sixteen – May 10th begins Exam Week

Final Exam Week