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THE "Why Should We Care About
Haiti, Chile and Other Places Impacted By NaturalDisaster ASSIGNMENT...
Imagine you hear someone say to you, "I'm tired
of hearing about Haiti, Chile and other places where there
is natural disaster. It's sad, it's terrible what the earthquake did to the people of Haiti.
But I donated already
and now I'm tired of hearing about it.
Besides, what can
I do anyways???"
What would you say to convince this person
that they should care?
What would you say to this
person to convince them that if we don't
care, who will??
How would you convince them to change their
What would you say to change their views??
PART I: In the form of a letter persuade this
person to care. Give reasons that would convince
them on an emotional level and a factual level. Your letter should be 3-4 paragraphs if you
are in grade 7 (intro paragraph, 1-2 middle paragraphs and a conclusion paragraph), and 4-5
paragraphs if you are in grade 8(intro paragraph, 2-3 middle paragraphs and a conclusion paragraph). You can address the letter to "Dear Friend" or "Dear
Dude with Attitude"...
PART II: Take your letter and create a powerpoint that reflects images of Haiti, other people around the world and connections to home.
Your powerpoint must be of at least 10 slides with your letter incorporated between slides. All images must be appropriate and
sensitive to the nature of the current events issue. Be sure to incorporate music (not necessarily
"Waving Flag" to the powerpoint). Use transitions and many effects, but ensure that they do not detract from the message.
*** If you prefer, you do NOT HAVE TO INCLUDE ALL OF YOUR LETTER IN THE POWERPOINT... just the main ideas. Be sure to include a FULL DRAFT OF THE WHOLE LETTER AT THE END OF THE POWERPOINT FOR EVALUATION.
* Be sure to organize your ideas using the storyboard organizer.
When you are finished you will present the powerpoint to the class.
*A Evaluation Rubric has been given to you in class. Please use it.
** This assignment may now be completed in partners (writing the letter) and composing the powerpoint.Due Date: for this persuasive letter rough draft is April 1((I'm not fooling you!!) That is for both Mr. C's class and my class.