Journal Activity 1: Interest Survey

To get you started thinking about what you like to do, or might like to do, download and complete the interest survey below. At the conclusion, you'll be able to determine your top 3 interest areas, which may give you ideas for your personal project, and get you thinking about the Global Context which will guide your project.





Journal Activity #1: My Top 3 Interest Areas

Journal Activity 2: Reviewing the Global Contexts


As you decide on what your Personal Project will be, you must identify one of the global contexts in order to explain why your project matters. It will also provide a context for inquiry and research for the project.

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You may want to consider the following questions as you choose a global context through which to focus your project.

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Review the following Global Contexts and complete the activity below for this section.


Examples of a topic viewed through the Global Context.
Topic – Rap as a music Genre
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More examples of Global Contexts!

Journal Activity #2: Reviewing the Global Contexts

Once you've reviewed the Global Contexts and looked at various examples, complete the table from Journal Activity#1 in your Process Journal.


Journal Activity 3: Brainstorming
Start brainstorming on the following topics in your process journal. Write at least 5 ideas or questions around each topic.
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The following web 2.0 tools can be used to help you start brainstorming on these topics:

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http://www.mindmup.com
https://coggle.it/
https://www.gliffy.com/



Decide on at least 3 topics that interest you, and answer the following questions about each topic in your process journal:

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Journal Activity #3: Brainstorming


Journal Activity 4:Career Clusters Survey

This survey may give you some ideas for your project as well.



Journal Activity #4: Career Clusters Survey


Journal Activity 5: Sharing your Thoughts
Review your list of topics, and the topics listed below.
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Write down 3 topics that you're thinking about and reflect on the questions below in your process journal:

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Interview at least 2 partners about his/her topics, using the same questions:

Journal Activity #5: Sharing your thoughts

Journal Activity 6: Choosing a Product
Review all your previous brainstorms and journal entries, as well as the list of possible product ideas in this document

Fill in the chart below in your process journal to help you further define your possible project:
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Journal Activity #6: Choosing a Product

Journal Activity 7: Checking in
It’s time to update your Design teacher about your progress with your personal project

Write a letter in your process journal to your design teacher answering the following questions:

  1. What is your topic?
  2. What helped you decide on your topic? (brainstorming, interest inventory, writing prompts, prior interest, etc.)
  3. List at least 10 questions you have about this topic? It may help to start with questions stems like Who…, What…, Where…,etc.)
  4. What is your chosen Global Context? Explain why this is the most appropriate one.
  5. What form will your Personal Project take? How is this form the best way to get your project’s message across?
  6. What else is on your mind? What questions do you have? What are you wondering about?
  7. How can I help you?


Journal Activity #7: Checking in Letter

Journal Activity 8: Defining your Goal

At the beginning of the process you should:

  • identify a goal, based on areas or topics of your personal interest
  • develop a goal that you can accomplish- should be achievable based on the time and resources available
  • the goal should challenge your knowledge, skills or techniques

What makes a goal highly challenging? Read here


Journal Activity #8: Defining a Goal




Journal Activity 9: Topic Proposal
Before moving on to phase 2:
  1. Submit the topic proposal online at https://goo.gl/mjnQlO
  2. Submit your project proposal in Managebac

====>Phase 2: Investigating