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GOW September 2327, 2019:

How will my students benefit from this weekly assignment?
Students will become sharper, analytical thinkers in today's world.
Students are given the opportunity to communicate their critical thinking and analysis through writing and classroom discussion. Common Core Math Standards MP1MP4:



Just in case you missed it... 
Recent GOWs 
GOW September 1620, 2019:
Countries Polluting the Oceans the Most Note: The graph this week has gotten some great discussion, as intended! A line graph is not suitable by any stretch, which I hope spurs great conversations with your students.
One great activity you can do is give your students a chance to represent the data in a better waymay it be a bar graph, discrete graph, or other. The Washington Post article also included the causes of death which was also very interesting info. 
GOW September 913, 2019:
Prevalence of Obesity Worldwide & in U.S. 
The Student

The New GOW: A 3Part Analysis
For those of you who would like your students to engage in a deeper analysis of the GOW, this new format (2sided) might be worth a try: Part A: Analysis (same as what GOW is now) Part B: What can you foresee happening in the near future? Part C: Based on your response in Part B, what solution(s) can you investigate or what other information/resources can you gather to strengthen your argument? I have found in recent years that some of my students want to share alternate perspectives to the information the graph portrays. They give historical context, present a counterargument by citing another source, or want to justify their stance based on personal experience or prior knowledge. I purposely left a bit of space after part C in case you may want students to make your own part D: you can have them create another graphical representation of their own, or make an illustration or cartoon, etc. So this year, I'm trying out this new 3part written analysis that will give my students a platform in which they can share a bit more. I can't wait to see what they come up with! Click on the image below. 
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