Tag Archives: Civic Engagement

Project Orange Tree (P.O.T.)

                In my Humanities class Policy, we worked on our final action project that was about getting our feet in the streets.  We had to align our self with an organization that was preserving a common. We were allowed to work in groups so I worked with 5 Read More…

Grasping Gratitude~DC

Through out this term my group has been working on a mini documentary (micro-mentary) that explores our ideas and the things we have learned about Gratitude. Along with the micro-mentary we created a lesson plan and workshop to give people a better idea of what we’ve been working on. Our lesson plan covers defining, identifying, Read More…

Civic Engagement Film

For our Civic Engagement term I was put into the Purpose group. Our assignment was to make a mini documentary, although, we decided to make a fiction, stop motion film. Our film is about a wedding topper cake who falls off of his wedding cake. He then goes on an adventure to find his soon Read More…

Final Blog – Civic Engagement 2012 (HP)

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…

We Are Not Waiting For You!-Autonomy-MML

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

A Long but Satisfying Days Work

Civic Engagement is a four week term at GCE where we form into groups,work together on difficult projects and use the GCE goals through out our project. My group was the gratitude group, which was convenient because I learned a lot more about gratitude. I also learned that no matter the task as long as Read More…

An Attitude of Gratitude

Throughout our Civic Engagement term we have been keeping a journal about our project. Below is an entry I wrote this week. Through this process I have learned a little bit about my thought process and I’ve been able to reflect on my progress and my groups progress. I am proud of the effectiveness of my Read More…

“Completing each others sentences!”

Each day for our gratitude group we journal what we did, how we feel about our project and if we may have any worries about the deadlines or any work we don’t understand. I think I’m proud of keeping on track with my journal throughout this project and how much work I have put into Read More…

Civic Engagement Survey: Education

The purpose of this piece was to make a survey about public education. After my group created a survey, we practiced interview questions on each other.  We then went out to interview people near our school. I discovered that people have different goals about their education. What is a Public Good? Public good may be consumed without Read More…

Education~As A Public Good

Education~As A Public Good on PhotoPeach     A public good is a human need that we pay and enjoy for collectively. A public good is needed for people to survive. We should treat education as a human good because everyone needs an education in this world. My group created multiple questions for our research. Read More…