Agenda: Week of Monday, Oct. 8 - Friday, Oct. 12, 2012

Unit 4 - Cognition - Memory, Language, & Thought
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Week At A Glance:
MON - No School. Columbus Day. Beat the Jets!
TUE - Introduction to Cognition & Memory
WED/THU - How Memory Works, Article Study: Friends Ruin Memory
FRI - Article Flavor of Memories; Cognition: Language Acquisition.
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Monday, October 8, 2012
Quote of the Day: “I understand that it's rare in this league to go un-drafted and perform at the level that I did. What people don't understand is that it didn't just happen. I worked day and night at my craft.” - Arian Foster, #23, Houston Texans, RB. 
Agenda:
1. Beat the Jets! 
Columbus Day - No School.
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Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Quote of the Day: "You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him." - James D. Mills

Learning Targets:
1. Cognition is the study of mental processes.
2. STM seems to be limited to 7+ - 2 items at any given time.
3. The differences between encoding, storage, and retrieval are important.
4. Models of LTM deal with how we organize information that we need to know.

Essential Questions:
1. Explain the elements of the cognitive process.
2. Explain how human memory functions and analyze why remembering everything would not be an advantage.

Agenda:
1. FIRST - Prepare FRQ to be turned into Mr. Duez. He will walk around and pick them up.
DO NOW: "Cognition Test" -- What is the best thing you ever ate? Explain every detail that you can remember about that meal, dish, or type of food. Write it down. You have 5 minutes.
2. Introduction to Cognition: Notes, Discussion, & Video: Unit 4 Notes Cognition
3. "The Woman Who Could Not Forget" 
Video Study: 60 Minutes Endless Memory
Video: Endless Memory, 60 Minutes, Part I
Video: Endless Memory, 60 Minutes, Part II
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Wednesday, October 10, 2012 & Thursday, October 11, 2012
Quote of the Day:  "History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again."  - Maya Angelou 


Learning Targets:
1. Cognition is the study of mental processes.
2. STM seems to be limited to 7+ - 2 items at any given time.
3. The differences between encoding, storage, and retrieval are important.
4. Models of LTM deal with how we organize information that we need to know.
5. Problem solving involves applying what we know in an organized way to issues that we face.
6. Language is a complex system of communication that allows us to use complex symbols to talk about things in the past or future, not just the present.

Essential Questions:
1. How does short term, long term, encoding, storage, and retrieval help humans remember events?
2. What are some obstacles to having an accurate memory?
3. Explain the Theory - Model of Information Processing (Atkinson-Shiffrin).

Agenda:

1. Pick up the How Friends Ruin Memory, read it in class for the first 15 minutes. We will discuss in a Socratic Seminar to begin the period.
2. Finish "Endless Memory" video if needed.
3. Notes, Video, & Discussion: Unit 4 Notes Cognition
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Friday, October 12, 2012
Quote of the Day: "Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are." - Chinese proverb

Learning Targets:

1. Cognition is the study of mental processes.
2. STM seems to be limited to 7+ - 2 items at any given time.
3. The differences between encoding, storage, and retrieval are important.
4. Models of LTM deal with how we organize information that we need to know.
5. Problem solving involves applying what we know in an organized way to issues that we face.
6. Language is a complex system of communication that allows us to use complex symbols to talk about things in the past or future, not just the present.

Essential Questions:
1. How does language influence our ability to remember, think, learn, and make decisions?
2. What are Pinker and Chomsky's views on Language Acquisition?

Agenda:
1. DO NOW QUESTION: Pick up article: Flavor of Memories  Spend the first 10 minutes reading and annotating the article. We will review it in class on Monday.
Discuss Pinker and Chomsky's theories on Language acquisition.

QUIZ ON TUESDAY over Cognition: Memory, Language, & Thought