TED Talks are important because they highlight stories and experiences that students can connect to their own lives in ways that help them construct a better understanding of themselves, the world around them, and multiple perspectives of other people. For these reasons, students should work in small groups as they fill out the graphic organizers during this project. They can work independently or with guidance from a teacher or peer tutor during the drafting stage of the writing process.
OBJECTIVE: Students will be able to discern the main idea and purpose of a TED Talk and synthesize it with their own experience to create a personal narrative that enables them to gain a better understanding of themselves and the world around them.
●Students will create their own questions in response to the TED Talk.
●Students will note connections they make to the speaker and topic.
●Students will find at least one informational article from which to synthesize information from the topic.
●Students will expand their thinking into a personal narrative that addresses at least one of the questions they created.