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The I -Search Your Senior Project. The Undiscovered Country: Challenge Yourself Explore Grow. Choosing a topic :. You decide! Meaningful, engaging, fun. Compelling and personal Active engagement Be an expert, a warrior, an artist, a thinker, a learner. Dance Arts and crafts

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The i search your senior project

The I-Search Your Senior Project

The Undiscovered Country:

Challenge Yourself

Explore

Grow


Choosing a topic

Choosing a topic:

  • You decide!

  • Meaningful, engaging, fun.

  • Compelling and personal

  • Active engagement

  • Be an expert, a warrior, an artist, a thinker, a learner


Brainstorming

Dance

Arts and crafts

Drama / Film

Eastern Medicine

Sports Medicine

Religion

Careers

Computers

Photography

Architecture

Brainstorming


Requirements

Requirements

  • Maintain a Senior Project Binder and a 2 Column Work and Product Log

  • Letter of Intent

  • Proposal

  • 3 Interviews (one in class )

  • Visitation

  • Secondary Research

  • I-Search Paper

  • Product & Product Log

  • Presentation


Launch

LAUNCH

  • Brainstorm

  • Sell your topic/Question

  • Strategize

  • Start you Letter of Intent


Proposal

Persuasive voice

Explain your motivation

Inventory of what you know

A list of resources

2-3 pages.

Why have you chosen this topic?

What do you know to be true about this topic?

What questions do you have about this topic?

What do you hope to discover?

Proposal


Mentors

Mentors

  • Consider a mentor

    • A coach

    • A problem-solver

    • A resource

    • A proofreader

    • Over 21

    • Professional in the field


Mentor meetings

Mentor Meetings

First MeetingSecond Meeting Third meeting

Review Review work to-date Show 2nd or

Requirements 3rd draft of paper

An Interview

Brainstorm about Perhaps give paper

The FOCUS of Paper Resources to mentor ahead of time

research

Journals Review outline of

Discuss Interviews presentations

Ideas for product

Visitation Ask mentor to attend Outline of paper presentation

Presentation and write letter to Ms. Sutherland


Mentor documents

Mentor Documents

Mentor Requirements

Mentor Editing Sheet

Mentor Agreement

Form Turned In

Mentor Letter included

In Final Portfolio


Interviews

Interviews

  • Interview two people who will help answer your research and challenging questions

  • Individual must be integral to Project

  • 2 typed pages

  • Interview format, no scripts

  • On topic writing

  • Reflect preparation


Visitation

Visitation

  • Silent Observation

  • Reflection

  • Fly on the Wall

  • Third Person

  • Show Not Tell Writing

  • Choose well grasshopper


The paper

The Paper

  • 8-10 Pages + Work Cited Page

  • An Integration of your

  • Research

  • Visitations

  • Interview

  • Reflection


Paper paper paper

Paper, Paper, Paper

  • Make sure your paper reflects your search

  • Discuss and show how you obtained your knowledge

  • How the combination of visitation, interviews, research dovetailed to a new understanding

  • Weave these elements throughout your paper


Mentor letter

Mentor Letter

Your mentor reflects on:

  • The process

  • Product

  • Paper

  • You

  • Enclosed in Senior Project Portfolio


Product

Product

  • Representation of how you have grown from the Senior Project

  • Product Log documenting 15 hours


Teaching or leadership product

Teaching or Leadership Product

Teach junior high health class about marine archaeology

Teach about knights and armor to a 6th grade class

Coach a little league team

Set up a neighborhood action committee


Written product

Written Product

Book of poems

Newspaper

Novelette


Physical product

Physical Product

  • Stained glass window

  • Computer program

  • Outfit

  • Rebuilt engine

  • Or

  • Learn to scuba dive

  • Run a marathon

  • Start a fitness program

  • Go on a wilderness survival trip


Performance product

Performance Product

  • Dance

  • Instrumental or singing recital

  • Speed Racing

  • Magic show


Career related product

Career-related product

  • “Shadow” a police offer

  • Write or speak about an experience to others

  • View and document medical procedures

  • Volunteer time at a local veterinarian

  • (Note: simple shadowing without an extension of the experience, such as a presentation or written document is lightweight


Presentation

Presentation

  • One 3x5 card

  • 3 visual aids

  • 15 minutes long

  • Dress professionally


Most importantly

Most importantly

  • Take time to choose

  • Passion is not always easily accessible

  • Challenge yourself

  • Be true to yourself

  • Follow your bliss

  • Strive for excellence

  • Have fun


Points to ponder

Points to Ponder

  • “We could you know. We can live any way we want…The thing is to stalk your calling in a certain skilled and supple way, to locate the most tender and live spot and to pug into that pulse”. A Dillard

  • “How can we know the dancer from the dance?” W.B. Yeats


Life is after all

Life is after all

a search for the secrets of growth

and no one is expected

to have them all

We are judged not by what

we know

But by the honesty of our search

M. Shain


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