I am so pleased and happy! I assigned students to do a 20-30 minute, multi-media presentation on their favorite subject related to Ethnic Studies. Everyone said it was their first time presenting for that long. Most had never presented anything before or they'd never presented alone.
PRESENTATION CRITERIA: 1. Begin with a "WOW!" and end it with a "BANG!" 2. Teach something. 3. Involve the audience in your presentation with a game, a quiz, a worksheet, a physical activity, etc. 4. Assess your audience's comprehension of the subject (#3 serves this purpose too.) 5. Make sure your audience knows when you are beginning and when you have concluded your presentation. Make the beginning and the end distinct. 6. Video clips can be only 3 minutes in length and no more than two clips shown. 7. Make a clear connection between your topic and our definition of Ethnic Studies.
Students used one or more of the following visuals to present their topic: powerpoint, video clips, and posterboards. Some used other props.
After teaching us the origin and history of Kajukenbo, Demonte(L) teaches students how to defend themselves with basic moves.
Vatrina attacks Jason
Jason defends himself
Inspired by a recent event involving former students, Adriana decides to tackle racism.
'J' gave us a little background on the history and characteristics of black dance. Then he taught us how to 'Dougie.'
Demonte and Kierre help him out for the full effect!
Esmeralda and Jason
Esmeralda and Jason present, 'Women Trafficking'
Esmeralda holds her own as a guest presenter in another class as she talks about women sex workers, international and domestic.
Haniya presents 'Women in Hip Hop.' She has the class sign a pledge to protect the younger generation from abusive hip hop. She is a hip hop artist, herself.
Both Haniya and Esmeralda were requestd to speak in Ms. Tanisha's Women's Class. Here, the class discusses the presentation.
Jose and Alfred
Jose and 'Bubba' point to their poster display of various grafitti styles.
Aoderi presents the history of black comedy in America, his favorite comedians now and the benefits of laughter.
Rosalina joined our class at the end of the second quarter, but she courageously presented on her Indigenous American culture, dances, ceremonies and dress. She began by reading her warmly written autobiography.
'Cutlure is Prevention' This posterboard displays a wide variety of indigenous dress styles for different ceremonies and celebrations.
Her second poster board.
Rosalina as a child.
The audience. Students were very intrigued by Rosalina's presentation and had many questions.