12th - "Hawk Talks" (Senior Passion Projects)

What is a TED Talk?
*DEAS WORTH SPREADING *TED = Technology, Entertainment and Design

What is Passion?

2 Questions to Uncover your Passion (Noeline Kirabo)

Noeline Kirabo is a 2018 MIT D-Lab Innovation Ecosystem Builder Fellow. Noeline is a family therapist by training and a social entrepreneur by design. Noeline is also the Director of the New Generation Mentoring Program, an intensive mentoring program for young women that aims to develop outstanding female leaders. *If you had all the time and money in the world, what would you do?
*What gives you the feeling of joy?

Why "Find your Passion" is Terrible Advice (Mel Robbins)

Melanie Robbins (born Schneeberger on October 6, 1968) is an American lawyer, television host, author, and motivational speaker. Robbins is known for covering the George Zimmerman trial for CNN; her TEDx talk, How to Stop Screwing Yourself Over; and her book, The 5 Second Rule.

"Hawk Talks" of the past

Since 2021, seniors have been spreading the word about their passions! Explore this Google Site for examples and ideas.

How do I find an "Idea Worth Spreading?"
*Use one or both of the Brainstorming Sheets as you peruse the resources that follow.

Bracket Brainstorming Sheet

Print this sheet and, list your positives and/or negative passionate ideas as embark on this journey of discovery. Then narrow them down to your top pick!

Venn Diagram Brainstorming Sheet

Consider connections between things you love, your talents, and a need in the world using this "Triple Bubble" Venn Diagram.

"Dragon Talks" A one of a kind passion project for seniors

*Inspiration for "Brave Talks"
*This article shares some ideas that students at this school felt passionate about spreading.

Volunteers Needed Index (Rochester NY)

Scroll through to see where the needs are. Then dig deeper if you deem it worth it!

NAE Grand Challenges for Engineering

NAE = National Academy for Engineering


Proposal Document

*Make a copy of this and put it into your AP Lit. Senior Research Project folder (or whatever you choose to call it).

Progress Tracking Sheet

Fill spaces in with GREEN when you have completed the requirement. Fill spaces in with RED with a request for help when necessary.

"Notecards" using Google Slides (AP Lit)

*Make a copy of this and duplicate several of the white "Source Slides" so that you can create a new one each time you use a new source.


Gale: Opposing Viewpoints

Tackles timely and controversial topics.

Gale PowerSearch

Be sure to select some or all of the databases. This will give you a lot of results so you may need to narrow search parameters by creating advanced searches and/or by using limiters.
*Note that this database will provide results from Opposing Viewpoints if you select all databases.

NYS Primary Resource Repository

Consider the Source NY

A place to find historical records from NY.

Tips for a Dynamic Ted Talk/Presentation

Citation Format
*The Zoterobib citation generator is embedded in each of these subject guides.
*Remember, when you use a school database, the citation is already there for you. Zoterobib does not work for district subscribed databases!

American Psychological Association (APA) 7th edition

APA 7th (American Psychological Association) is used by Education, Psychology, and Sciences

Modern Language Association (MLA 8)

MLA 8th (Modern Language Association) style is used language arts, cultural studies and by the Humanities. (majors include: English, history, religious studies, art history, philosophy, a foreign language, or area/ethnic studies)

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