Do a discovery project based on the novel The Sweet Hereafter.

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Do a discovery project based on the novel The Sweet Hereafter. Search the novel for a detail that you know something about or some detail that you find intriguing. For Example: Death, Alcoholism, Drug, Addiction(see attachment).

Take your chosen detail as a separate idea from the novel and research it. Then, choose an angle from which you might share your information. You might research its usefulness in the world, its history, its superstitions, its modern-day meaning, its negative effect on the world, or any angle you can think of. Think: what most interests you about this topic? You will want to have a narrow focus that considers your audience(your peers), your purpose (to inform), and your tone (up to you). Keep track of the research sources that you find by using source cards(See Attachment) Keep track of your evidence in an Evidence Log(See attached PDF), so that you can use the information to create your project.Since this is a mini-discovery project, you must follow the rules for research and attribution (citing your sources), so you do not accidentally plagiarize.

Build a PowerPoint presentation (10-15 slides with audio) about your detail from the novel that teaches your peers about that detail.(See Attachment for details). Please review attachments for complete details of Project.

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Part 1 Now you are going to engage in a discovery project based on the novel The Sweet Hereafter. Search the novel for a detail that you know something about or some detail that you find intriguing. You may choose one of the topics from the list below or email an idea to your instructor for approval. Possible topics to consider • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Ferris wheels The origin of the phrase "sweet hereafter" Demolition derby County fairs Upstate New York (near Plattsburg) Personal injury law School bus accidents Problems faced by Vietnam vets Montego Bay, Jamaica Adoption of Native American children Recovering from the death of a child Small town relationships/life Paraplegia Legal depositions Perjury AIDS Apple computers Alcoholism Drug addiction Take your chosen detail as a separate idea from the novel and research it. Then, choose an angle from which you might share your information. You might research its usefulness in the world, its history, its superstitions, its modern-day meaning, its negative effect on the world, or any angle you can think of. Think: what most interests you about this topic? You will want to have a narrow focus that considers your audience(your peers), your purpose (to inform), and your tone (up to you). Example For example, I might choose Barbie Dolls as my topic. My mother hates Barbie Dolls, and I was never allowed to play with them, but I never really understood why. I decide to research the controversy of Barbie and why many feminists object to her. Knowing this information, I can then look back at the novel and analyze why Banks choose this particular toy as the focus of Nichole’s last summer of childhood hanging out with her sister Jenny. Keep track of the research sources that you find by using source cards. Use the Research Source Cards. See attached PDF Keep track of your evidence in an Evidence Log(See attached PDF), so that you can use the information to create your project. Since this is a mini-discovery project, you must follow the rules for research and attribution (citing your sources), so you do not accidentally plagiarize. Watch the presentation below to review those practices. Then be sure to approach this project in order as the steps are presented in the Best Discovery Practices Presentation (or view the Text Version see Attached PdF Discovery) PART 2 Drafting Details You have completed your discovery process and you are ready to share your results. Build a PowerPoint presentation (10-15 slides with audio) about your detail from the novel that teaches your peers about that detail. Your presentation will include • • • • • A statement of your topic and thesis about the angle you chose to research. One slide near the beginning that discusses where the detail appears in the novel and the impact that the detail gives to the scene in which it appears. At least three main supporting ideas for your thesis. 1-3 Details (facts, statistics, anecdotes, studies, evidence) from your research sources that develop your supporting ideas. 2-3 slides that reflect upon the author’s choice of the detail that you researched, and a discussion of how that detail relates to one of the themes of The Sweet Hereafter Your presentation will also follow these general guidelines for best practices for presentations 1. Use Preview/Present/Review organization • On the first slide tell the audience what they will learn (Preview the main points you will make). • Present your points in the same order as you did in the preview (Present). • On the next to last slide go over your main points again, but do it in a different way than on the preview slide (Review). 2. Use a hook to grab the audience’s attention; do this first thing on the first slide. 3. Use a clincher as the last sentence of the next to last slide, so your presentation stays with the audience. 4. Use images, illustrations, photos, etc. to make your presentation interesting. 5. Use audio to present the material. Review the Speak Up presentation (or view the Text Version) before you record your presentation. (I will do audio) 6. Include the audio script in the "Notes" section of the PowerPoint presentation. 7. Include a "Works Consulted" page (as the very last slide) that lists your sources in MLA format (this is the same as a Works Cited page, but rather than citing directly in the report, you list at the end the sources you gathered information from, since you paraphrased/summarized in the report, rather than quoting directly.) If you don’t remember how to create a Works Cited page, look at the Using the MLA Style Manual (or view the Text Version). Revise/edit the text of your script for active verbs, sophisticated vocabulary, and correct punctuation, capitalization, grammar, and spelling. Speak up Best Practices for Oral Presentation D.E.E.R. Dynamics Enunciation Expression (Tone) Rate (Tempo) The raising and lowering of the volume of your voice The correct and careful pronunciation of your words The feeling you put into words How fast or slow you speak Dynamics • Speak loud enough. • Get louder as emotion rises. • Get softer as mood quiets. Enunciation • Pronounce words correctly. • Minimize accents as much as possible. • Finish the ending of each word. • Do not slur words together. Expression • Feel the emotion in your heart. • Show the expression on your face. • Take a tone (of voice) to bring out attitude. • Consider your motivation. • Invite the audience to empathize. Rate • Do not speak too fast or too slow. • Slow down to create suspense. • Speed up to create excitement. • Vary your rate according to the rhythm. • Don’t forget to pause (pause is powerful). Other Advice • Stand up straight (even for audio only recording). • Practice many times before you deliver or tape. • Think of your audience not yourself. • Be proud of your work and yourself; have confidence. © KC Distance Learning Research Source Cards Location (URL, Library, etc) Author(s) or Editor(s) (Last name, First name) of the Main Source or Website sponsor. Title of Main Source or Website Author(s) or Editor(s) of the Article or Chapter Title of Article or Chapter or Web page City of Publication: Name of Publisher Date of Publication or Date Accessed Page numbers Type of source: Primary or Secondary Primary Reliability of source Very reliable Secondary Fairly reliable Somewhat Reliable Unreliable Somewhat useful Background information only Summary or description of the information the source provides. How useful will this source be in answering research questions? Very useful Fairly useful Evidence Log Evidence Author Title Page Location “Most people who die in snowstorms get lost and die of exposure.” “Never leave your vehicle if you get stuck in the snow.” Michalski, Susan Smith, Robert Snow Warning “Winter safety tips” 15 np MCCC Library Research Question How do people die outside? www.thatsite.com What can be done during a storm? Best Discovery Practice Attribution and Documentation Procedures The Discovery Process Road Map 1. Topic Selection 2. Background Research 3a. Research, Question, Drill Down and 3b. Source Cards 3. Deep Research 5a. Source Cards 5b. Record Evidence 6a. Planning 6b. Works Cited Page 7. Rough Draft 8. Peer Review 9. Revision 10. Edit 11. Presentation STEPS 1 AND 2: SELECT A TOPIC AND DO BACKGROUND RESEARCH • Select a topic. • Conduct background research. o Conduct an online search and be sure that the topic you selected is not too broad (too much information) or too narrow (too little information). o Look at the topic from different angles to decide what aspects of the topic you want to discover. o Check out more than one topic to be sure you have a topic that interests you. STEP 3A: DISCOVERY QUESTIONS • Formulate your main discovery question (This will be the thesis of your presentation). • Ask three more specific questions related to your main question. • Ask one to three detail questions related to your specific questions. Example: How dangerous are snowstorms? A: What weather conditions must exist for a snowstorm to happen? 1. At which temp. does it snow? 2. What other conditions must exist? B. How do people die in snowstorms? 3. How do people die in their homes? 4. How do people die outside? C. How can people be prepare to be saved in snowstorms? 5. What can be done before a storm? 6. What can be done during a storm? © KC Distance Learning STEP 3B: KEEP TRACK OF SOURCES WITH SOURCE CARDS Location (URL, Library, etc) Author (s) or Editor (s) (Last name, First name) of the Main Source or Website Sponsor Title of Main Source or Website Author(s) or Editor(s) of the Article or Chapter Title of Article or Chapter or Webpage City of Publication: Name of Publisher Date of Publication or Date Accessed Page Numbers Type of Source: Primary or Secondary Reliability of Source: Very reliable, Fairly Reliable, Somewhat Reliable, Unreliable Summary or description of the information the source provides. How useful will this source be in answering research questions: Very useful, Fairly useful, Somewhat useful, Background Information only STEP 4 AND 5A: DEEP RESEARCH AND SOURCE CARDS • Dig deeper into sources to find the answers to your discovery questions. o Go to Library (Books), Internet, People (interviews) • Continue to keep source cards for every source you might even think of using. • When you find information in a source that relates to one of your questions, enter the information into an evidence table so you can easily retrieve the information and source when you begin drafting. STEP 5B: KEEP AN EVIDENCE TABLE Evidence Author Title Page Location Research Question “Most people who die in snowstorms get lost and die of exposure.” Michalski, Susan Snow Warning 15 MCCC Library How do they die outside? “Never leave your vehicle if you get stuck in the snow.” Andrews, Roberts “Winter Safety Tips” © KC Distance Learning np www.thatsite.com What can be done during? STEP 6A: PLANNING • Planning your presentation is simple! o Use the answers to your discovery questions as the basis of an outline for your presentation. o Compare this outline with the discovery questions table to see how they match up. o Add your evidence where it belongs using correct parenthetical citations. w • • Sample Thesis: Snowstorms are deadly and people should be more prepared and careful when storms hit. Conditions for snowstorms are not unusual; they involve temperature, pressure, and humidity. • Temperature must be below 32 degrees (Smith 2). • Humidity must be above 100 % (Smith 4). People die in snowstorms in a variety of ways, but for only two reasons: lack of preparation and lack of proper concern. • “Most people who die in snowstorms get lost and die of exposure” (Michalski 15). STEP 6B: DRAFTING THE WORKS CITED PAGE • Look at your evidence table. • Make a pile of the source cards that correspond to the sources in your evidence table. • Draft your Works Cited page. STEP 7: DRAFTING • Draft your presentation using the outline you prepared. • Make your slides visual (only a few words per slide). • Add images. • Add audio to each slide (include the script in the notes section at the bottom of the slide creation page). • State either on audio or in writing (parenthetical citation) the sources of your information for proper attribution. • Add animation to your presentation. STEP 8: REVISING • Watch and listen to your presentation for: y Clarity and sense of each sentence. © KC Distance Learning y y y y y y • Consistent voice (3rd person –objective). Verb tense consistency. Unnecessary wordiness. Strong transitions. Appropriate vocabulary. Logical organization. Revision activities include: y Rethinking y Adding y Deleting y Moving y Changing STEP 9: EDITING • Edit for: o Spelling o Capitalization o Sentence Structure o Grammar and usage o Punctuation STEP 10: PUBLISHING You are ready to PUBLISH! © KC Distance Learning ...
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The Sweet Hereafter
Death
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Grief





Group of parents put their children in the bus but onset and they fail to reach the school
One of the kids who boarded the bus manages to survive but she is crippled.

Apparent who Witnessed is discovered in the mid of the film
A lawyer known as Mitchel tries to convince the parents who were grieving to hire him

Seeking Justice
• The lawyer from out of town known as Mitchel comes to seek justice for the grieving
parents

• Mitchell pursues the investigation and finds that he has to sue the bus maker
• Mitchel is haunted with flash backs while pursuing this case

Parent Challenges
• Some of the parents are passing through social difficu...

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