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Part A: Curation

With our ubiquitous access to information and the amount of information that floods that access, it has become increasingly important to learn to curate. Curation is the act of organizing and maintaining a collection of work. It is also the act of adding value by inserting commentary on the work in question.

Your job is to curate your contributions to our FFP world. Create a site (it may just be a page on your original Weebly) that organizes your best work. Choose the work that you are proud of, that demonstrates your highest achievement or your most profund revelations. Think of it like a museum, each piece should stand on its own.

That said, add commentary to each selection. Reflect on the piece; how it was created, why you are proud of it, what makes it worth curation. In your commentary, talk about the skills or strategies you employed to create each piece. Like an artifact in a museum, the commentary provides proper context for the piece. Your commentaries can be written or in video form.

Your entire site should look clean and polished. Make it a sight to see. Use images, videos, format and strong language. Itself should be an artifact.

Your portfolio is due:

Part B: Humanity’s Great Challenges

We know that we are in a position of great privilege. As a wise uncle one said, “With great power comes great responsibility.” That responsibility includes identifying the challenges that still face humanity and approaching them head-on with full intent.

Identify a challenge that rankles you. Brainstorm a response or an action you can take. Do you want to start a crowd-sourcing website, organize a volunteer team to pack relief kits, fundraise and raise awareness at the same time for a worthy cause? Connect it to your passion project if you’d like.

There are few things you must ensure you complete in the process. Be sure you have a solid plan before doing anything. Your action plan must be written and must be approved by Mr. Kemp before any action is undertaken. Make sure you document as much as possible. Keeping good records is critical to this project. Create and maintain a work log that captures what you do and how much time you commit to the planning and implementing.

Remember action is required!

Summary Report Due:

Part C: Presentation

Everyone will give a presentation on their challenge and action. It is your choice the means and matter.

Presentations will be:

Part D: Interview

Each member will sit down for an interview with Mr. Kemp to talk about their culminating projects, the course in general, and their plans for the future. We will be using your summative Weebly to guide the interview, your presentation and summary report and other resources.

Some questions you may be asked:

  1. What skills did you use to be successful during your Humanity’s Greatest Challenge project?
  2. What were the challenges of completing your project?
  3. What would you have done differently? What are your next steps?
  4. Over the course of the semester, how was your work ethic/productivity? What could you do to improve this?
  5. What was the best example of your work this semester?
  6. What did you struggle with most this semester?