Welcome to Ms. Ehrich's website adventure: WHO   WHAT   HOW. .

It will be the odyssey of YOU, WHO you are and what your care about.

A man who works with his hands is a laborer; a man who works with his hands and his brain is a craftsman; but a man who works with his hands and his brain and his heart is an artist.           Louis Nizer


This is the site of Big Questions. What do I want to do with my Life? What do I REALLY want to do with my life? What am I passionate about? What is fun to do? What is my deepest desire?

What will we do with these questions? Let's begin by looking at art created by wonderful artists who wrestled with big questions with their art. Next, we will figure out what are the big questions, the hurdles we perceive in our own lives. Once we get those questions out into light of day, we will start brainstorming what we consider to be our strengths (the personality tests will really help with this exercise) and what resources we have at our disposal.

Next, (this can really be fun!) we will tap into your hopes and dreams. From their, our journey will head into the land of technology by learning the presentation tool "PowerPoint" in preparation of using your research to create a presentation for your Art Final.

Check out art created by African American artists who wrestled with breaking down the walls of racism, and how they exposed the effects of racism.

David Hammons: "The Door"       Jacob Lawrence "Migration Series"

Elizbeth Catlett "Power to Women Poets"

Log Assignment # 8
Pick one piece of art that really moved you.
Write for 10 minutes about why the artwork created a strong reaction within you.
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How to cite Sources
Cite your Sources!

As you research this project, all information that you gather must be credited to the SOURCE of that information.
In the heat of surfing the net, it is easy to forget to do this.

What is plagiarism and why is that a problem?
Plagiarism Explained
and techniques to avoid doing it.

Log Assignment # 9
Why go to college? Activity page
With your group, brainstorm at least 10 good reasons to go to college.

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I have always believed that if you set out to be successful, then you already were. Katherine Dunham

Log Assignment # 10

Link to Challenges and Roadblocks With your group, brainstorm a list of challenges and roadblocks
that you believe make going to college diffcult to do.

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Log Assignment # 11
Strengths and Resources Activity page. Includes links to examples of how to create a mind map that you will create as you work out ideas about what you consider to be your strengths and resources to pursue WHAT you want to do.

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Log Assignment # 12
Links to your hopes and dreams assignment page. If you could do and be anything in the world, what would that be?

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A brainstorming session that addresses expectations and excellence in collaboration. We will create a rubric that your group will use as an assessment tool for your work together on your Presentation Final.

We will put this document on the web site.

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Introduction to PowerPoint

Tutorial #1 Organizing and Storyboarding your PowerPoint

Tutorial #2 about creating a PowerPoint, Inserting Text, and Creating Backgrounds

Tutorial #3about finding, saving, and inserting images from the Internet into your PowerPoint presentation.

Tutorial #4 A tutorial about Transitions and timing.

Document that you have received Certification in PowerPoint when you have completed all four tutorials satisfactorily.

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Log Assignment # 13
With your group,create 20 questions that you have about your career, such as money, training, job demand.
After working together as a class on these questions, we will put this document on the web site.

Log Assignment # 14

20 (or More!) Answers

Links to page that will help you find words, labels, directions, and definitions to the questions you created about WHAT you want to do:

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It's what you learn after you know it all that counts!           John Wooden