Friday, March 18, 2011

Extra Credit and Weekend Homework

First up: Extra Credit!

This assignment is for all of my students and is due by Monday, March 21st. (Except for seniors - you have until Wednesday morning due to retreat!)

The assignment is based on the news events of this last week - we've spent quite a bit of time talking about current events in class this week, so you should all be able to do well on this assignment! Feel free to use the CNN Student News website to help you though!

- Answer the 11 questions from this week's CNN Student News Newsquiz. The questions can be found here
- Send me your answers in an email, or write them out on looseleaf and bring them to me in class on Monday.

Weekend Homework:
6SS: 12.2 notes due on Monday, Current Event #2 (International event) due Wednesday.

7SS: 13.4 questions due Monday - make sure you read the whole section!

8SS: 27.3 questions due Monday. Nice job on your debating today! I'm so glad you were able to successfully argue your opinions using facts.

AAS: Read and take notes on pgs. 362-370

Email me if you have any questions, enjoy the weekend, and for those of you who are basketball fans - I hope your brackets are doing well!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

7SS - Weekend Homework

Hello 7th Graders,

As we discussed in class, we need to get a head start on the next chapter - so over the weekend, please read and take notes on Chapter 13, Section 1. Then read section 2, and answer the following questions on looseleaf paper:

1. Explain how American settlers caused problems in Textas.
2. Why didn't Texas join the United States in 1836?
3. Create a list of 4 events (and their dates) that led to the formation of the Lone Star Republic.
4. How did losing the Battle of the Alamo serve as a turning point for Texas Independence?
5. Why was Texas a magnet for land speculators and investors?

Feel free to email me if you have any questions! Both of these assignments are due on Monday, March 14th at the beginning of class.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

AAS: Simple Outline Format

Good morning!

Your outline analyzing the historical accuracy of the movie "Glory" is due on Thursday. Here is the format your outline should follow:

Outline example:

I. Introductory Sentence
A. Intro topic 1
B. Intro topic 2
C. Intro topic 3
D. Conclusion sentence / transition

II. Topic 1 Intro
A. Detail 1
B. Detail 2
C. Detail 3
D. Conclusion (analysis of comparison) / transition

Repeat for topic/paragraphs 3 and 4

V. Conclusion paragraph
A. Restate Topic 1
B. Restate topic 2
C. Restate Topic 3
D. Conclude w/ your thesis

Please see or email me if you have any questions, and/or refer to your assignment description sheet distributed in class last week.

Make sure you have a complete works cited page, in MLA format, ready to turn in with your outline!