Monthly Archives: December 2012

Civic Engagement, Week 4 ~ ZF

December 11, 2012 at 5:29 pm, by

In our last week of Civic Engagement, we are really trying to do the most we can to give back to our community. We are writing a workshop to present to the people who are coming to our final presentations. The workshop is meant to highlight the purpose that drives all of us in our Read More…

Mini-documentary about “Purpose”

December 11, 2012 at 5:12 pm, by

We have finished our video, after three weeks of hard work. The video is a story about a wedding topper who has to quest for his wedding topper bride. He goes through struggles and is faced with decisions. However he uses his purpose as motivation to guide him, and finds his way to his bride. Read More…

Reflecting on Civic Engagement by HM

December 11, 2012 at 5:06 pm, by

During my experience of Civic Engagement, I truly found my place in the community through the lens of “accountability”.  For this unit, we were asked to explore the meaning of accountability, and then put that knowledge into practice. The goal of this unit was to learn about this value so much, that we could teach Read More…

Civic Engagement Video

December 11, 2012 at 5:04 pm, by

For our final product in the Civic Engagement unit we made a stop motion video which is a cinematographic technique whereby the camera is repeatedly stopped and started, for example to give animated figures the impression of movement. The purpose of this movie was to involve photography and to try something new. It was a difficult Read More…

Final Blog – Civic Engagement 2012 (HP)

December 11, 2012 at 4:50 pm, by

For our Civic Engagement unit we focused on the value of “Accountability”. For several weeks we worked vigorously on our mural, attempting to depict what accountability means to us, and living through that value. We felt that by changing the space where the mural is, we were taking accountability and responsibility for that space and making it Read More…

Accountability Tree Civic Engagement 2

December 11, 2012 at 4:25 pm, by

This is about what I felt during my final project for civic engagement 2, what I did, how hard I worked, and what I thought my group had accomplished.          My overall experience of my final project for the past weeks of working on it was pretty nice. It was hard work, but I did the Read More…

Journal Blog

December 10, 2012 at 6:58 pm, by

    This is the third week of the civic engagement unit. In this week my group finalized the video we were making. Below is my reflection the third week. December 3: Most of the day we edited the scenes for the movie. I spent the day editing scene 1 of the movie. I learned Read More…

We’re Not Waiting: LN

December 10, 2012 at 6:46 pm, by

For our Civic Engagement course, we had to find our place in the community. We accomplish this by creating a micro-mentary about kids showing Autonomy with their art. We interviewed friends from the Chicago Public School (CPS) system. We asked them questions about how the CPS system has failed their needs with art. Below please view Read More…

“We’re Not Waiting” – AW

December 10, 2012 at 5:29 pm, by

For Civic Engagement, our project was to create a lesson plan and “micro-mentary” about one of GCE’s values. My group focused on autonomy. Our video was about students in Chicago Public Schools who get little support from their school system, but who work hard as artists on their own. It was inspiring to interview them Read More…

Art Autonomy by AH

December 10, 2012 at 5:25 pm, by

For our last project in the Civic Engagement class, we had to make a video and lesson plan was to inspire autonomy due to the failed public education system. We produced a 3 minute documentary for our project. Here is the video and the lesson plan of our project INSPIRE AUTONOMY AROUND THE WORLD! Definition of Read More…