Wednesday, December 10, 2008

December 8-12

World History:
Finish watching "A Class Divided."

Discussion Questions (due at the end of the period Monday)
Vocabulary
Read play in class/oral quiz
Friday:
Begin next Unit: Examining the Conflict Diamond Issue
Introduce the issue. Review geography. Read PBS article in class.
More on the topic:
http://hansengeorge.blogspot.com/2008/07/blood-diamond.html
U.S. History:
Finish chapter 2
Everyday: Lecture/notes on Chapter 2 from Don't Know Much About History (I will also discuss parts of Zinn's A People's History of the United States- "Tyranny is Tyranny")
Packets/posters (packets due on Friday, posters due next Tuesday)
"A Short Play on the Boston Tea Party" (we will read this in class on Friday):
http://www.eduref.org/Virtual/Lessons/Social_Studies/US_History/USH0220.pdf
School House Rock: "No More Kings"
Large image of Paul Revere's portrayal of the Boston Massacre:
http://chnm.gmu.edu/exploring/images/massacre2a.jpg
Boston Massacre Lesson Plan:
http://www.readwritethink.org/lessons/lesson_view.asp?id=1059
For those looking to earn extra credit:
Go to the link below. Examine Paul Revere's famous engraving of the Boston Massacre. Answer the questions. Each question answered correctly will earn you two points extra credit.
http://chnm.gmu.edu/exploring/18thcentury/bostonmassacre/assignment.php

English:
Discuss chapter 4 in class
Read in class 5-7
Assign chapter 8 over the weekend
Vocabulary cards (definitions, pictures)
Friday: Write in journals. Choose one of the following to discuss in your journal:
a) Compare this book to another book you've read. How are they alike? How are they different?
b) Compare a character from this book to a character from another book you've recently read. How are they similar? How are they different?
Note on journal entries: Each entry must be at least half a page.

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