"My dog ate my homework," is no excuse for Mr. Christensen's R3 class periods 1, 2, 3, and 4. The Big History Project teacher, along with his R3 class periods 1, 2, 3, and 4 launched their new project, "R3 x #DistanceLearning" with the help from their pets upon returning from Spring Break.
Students aren't just learning about history, they're actively contributing to it.
The class is compiling a collective journal of their experiences during the #covid19 crisis. Each week students are given a writing prompt covering 9 topics on credible sources and fact-checking to individual rights during the pandemic, and more. It also includes more light-hearted assignments that capture the social zeitgeist of students in quarantine.
Mr. Christensen aims to compile his students' assignment responses into a completed published work. Copies will be distributed to Granada Hills Charter Library, the Oviatt Library at California State University Northridge, Los Angeles Public Library, and the Los Angeles County Archives and Records Center so that future generations can have a first-hand account of what life was like during this time in history.
The project will have a preface and chapter introductions written by prominent members of our community and will be dedicated to the Granada Hills Charter Class of 2020.
So, of course we had to showcase our furry, four-legged friends keeping us company. Here's a list of 6 pictures from students whose pets have learned to do more than just eat homework.
Spot isn't just learning about cause and effect, he's internalizing that map of the United States for his next adventure.
While working diligently is important, it's also vital to get some fresh air.
It seems appropriate that Spike likes tabs that stick out from the text book. Organization is key and a quick way to find the index.
Fast paws are necessary when taking on Big Pharma. Fluffy averages 80 words per minute. Impressive.
We've all been there, Midnight.
Case of writer's block? Snowy can help.
Stay tuned for part 2 coming next weekend! 🐶🐈🦔💻📝