Upon completion of this unit students will have employed narrative and explanatory techniques in the service of larger projects of argumentation. These projects will take "compelling, controversial" stances on "universal and provocative issues" (Calkins 2012).
Students will use relevant and appropriate technology. Additionally students will engage in a variety of conversations with diverse partners and groups. These technologies and human interactions will be used to build focused research questions, and these primary and secondary sources will be analyzed in the service of creating ethnographic artifacts.
Students will create and participate in a communal setting that encourages inquiry, makes meaning, and expands understanding.