Friday, December 21, 2012

Rest in Peace

Charlotte Bacon,Daniel Barden, Rachel Davino, Olivia Engel, Josephine Gay, Ana M. Marquez-Greene, Dylan Hockley, Dawn Hochsprung, Madeleine F. Hsu,Catherine V. Hubbard, Chase Kowalski, Jesse Lewis, James Mattioli, Grace McDonnell, Anne Marie Murphy,Emilie Parker, Jack Pinto, Noah Pozner, Caroline Previdi, Jessica Rekos, Avielle Richman, Lauren Rousseau, Mary Sherlach, Victoria Soto, Benjamin Wheeler, Allison N. Wyatt...RIP

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Chapter 11: Robber Barrons and Rebels

Many of the immigrants who came to the East Coast were from what part of Europe?

Which immigrant groups became targets of racial violence?

What date is mentioned in paragraph #4?

What is the significance of this date?

Who was Wan Lee?

How does Zinn describe economic growth in paragraph #6? (Draw a picture.)

Briefly explain Zinn's interpretation of "rags to riches" stories often told in American history textbooks. (paragraph #7)

How does Zinn end paragraph #7?

Why do you think he ends the paragraph this way?

What is paragraph #9 about?

How is "monopoly" defined in paragraph #10?

What is a "robber barron"? (paragraph #11)

What is the subtitle on page 175?

What law is mentioned in paragraph #13?

Define "socialism" (paragraph #14).

According to Zinn, churches, schools, government and businesses tried to control people's thinking. How did they do this?

What is the subtitle on page 179?

What labor union is mentioned in paragraph #20?

What is a "scab"? (paragraph 179)

What is paragraph #21 about?

What date is mentioned in paragraph #24?

What is the significance of this date?

What is paragraph #26 about?

How does Zinn describe the beliefs of Populists in paragraph #31?

What historic figure is mentioned in paragraph #33?

How did this figure "drown out class resentment"? (paragraph #33)

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Chapter 9: Slavery and Emancipation

Reading for Deeper Understanding Exercise

1. What is the title of the chapter?

2. What is the subtitle on page 136?

3. Based on the title and the subtitle, what do you think this chapter is going to be about?

4. What date is mentioned in paragraph #2?

5. What is significant about the date mentioned in paragraph #2?

6. Who is John Little (paragraph #3)?

7. What date is first mentioned in paragraph 5?

8. What is the significance of this date?

9.  Who is Nat Turner (paragraph 5)?

10. What historical figure in mentioned in paragraph #6?

11.  What heroic act(s) did this person accomplish in his/her life?

12. What is the title of the painting on page 138?

13. Find two vocabulary words in paragraph 8. List them and briefly explain their meaning.

14. What famous pamphlet is described in paragraph #9?

15.  Why did this pamphlet make many Southerners angry?

16.  What famous historical figure in mentioned in paragraph #12? 

17. What law is mentioned in paragraph #13?

18. Why was this law extremely unpopular in the North?

19. What evidence can we find in paragraph #14 that demonstrates the unpopularity of the law?

20.  What Supreme Court decision is mentioned in paragraph #16?

21.  What important historic figure is mentioned in paragraph #17?

22.  What was the Southern reaction when Lincoln was elected in the fall of 1860?

23.  What date is mentioned in paragraph #22?

24. What is significant about this date?

25.  What is paragraph #23 about?

26.  What is the significance of the number 600,000 in paragraph #24?

27. What is the subtitle on page #148?

28. What was paragraph #28 about?

29. What examples of racial violence are mentioned in paragraph #29?

30.  What date is mentioned in paragraph 32?

31. What is the significance of this date?

32. How does Zinn end the chapter?

Friday, December 14, 2012

"Sell a State" Project

Each student will make a presentation of their state to the class. Your goal is to "sell your state" by highlighting positive information about your state in your presentation. Your presentations may include the following topics ( You must include highlighted topics):

Population
Total Area
Major Parks
Largest City
Number of Cities
Major Industries
Tourist Attractions
Physical Features
Important Historic Events
Famous Landmarks
Sports Teams
Natural Resources
Climate
Major Crops
Unemployment Rate
Major Universities
Military Bases
Per Capita Income
Other Unique Features
Crime Rate

Suggested presentations: Powerpoint, Thinglink, Posters, Videos, etc.

* This is an individual project. Only one person per state. Wisconsin is not an option.

Resources:
http://www.census.gov/schools/facts/

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Chapter 10: The Other Civil War


Chapter 10: The Other Civil War

What was the "Myth of Jacksonian Democracy"?



Briefly discuss some of the issues the Labor Movement confronted in mid to late 19th Century America.



List three strategies the Labor Movement utilized to accomplish their goals.




Do you think the goals of the Labor Movement were reasonable? Explain your answer.



Briefly discuss what if any state and federal laws existed to protect workers.


Notes:
Vocabulary
Page Number
Explained
Context (examples from the reading)
Tenements



Monopoly



Trade Union



Tariff



Strike



Depression



Immigrants







Extra Credit: What do you think "working-class consciousness" means?

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

World Studies- Middle Eastern and Asian Physical Features Map/Waterways Exercise

Find and label the following:

Mediterranean Sea
Caspian Sea
Black Sea
Aral Sea
Red Sea
Gulf of Aden
Gulf of Oman
Persian Gulf
Arabian Sea
Indian Ocean
South China Sea
Yellow Sea
Sea of Japan
Pacific Ocean

Euphrates River
Tigris River
Indus River
Ganges
Yangtze
Mekong
Huang He (Yellow)

Ural Mountains
Taurus Mountains
Arabian Desert
Zagros Mountains
Hindu Kush
Kara Kum Desert
Himalayas
Gobi Desert

Jan.29- March 25th

United States History

Read Chapter 13: Class Struggle
Watch "Seeds of Change" (Questions)
http://hansengeorge.blogspot.com/2011/01/century-americas-time.html

Read Chapter 14: World War I
Watch "Shell Shock"
http://hansengeorge.blogspot.com/2012/02/century-americas-time-shell-shock.html

Watch "Boom to Bust"
http://hansengeorge.blogspot.com/2012/02/century-americas-time-boom-to-bust.html

Read: Chapter 15: Hard Times

Watch "Stormy Weather"
http://hansengeorge.blogspot.com/2012/03/century-americas-time-stormy-weather.html

Read: Chapter 16: World War II and the Cold War
Watch "Over the Edge"
http://hansengeorge.blogspot.com/2012/03/century-americas-time-over-edge.html

Watch "Homefront"
http://hansengeorge.blogspot.com/2012/04/century-americas-time-homefront.html


English 510:
The Silenced
Vocabulary Packet (Daily)
Character Grid (Daily)

English 509:
Speak
Vocabulary Packet (Daily)
Character Grid (Daily)
Final Project:
http://hansengeorge.blogspot.com/2012/08/speak-final-project-suggestions.html

Learning Strategies
See Syllabus

World Studies:
The Middle East/Asia
Political Map
http://hansengeorge.blogspot.com/2012/02/asiamiddle-east-political-map.html
Physical Map
http://hansengeorge.blogspot.com/2012/12/world-studies-middle-eastern-and-asian.html
Climate Grid (worksheets in file folder)
Demographics Grid (worksheets in file folder)
Resource:
http://teacher.scholastic.com/scholasticnews/magazines/assets/sn_ts_020211_map.html

Daily- Read:
Watch: "The Kite Runner"
The Kite Runner Video Guide
The Kite Runner Resource Sheet:
http://www.sjsu.edu/reading/KRGuide.pdf


Africa Unit:
Political Map:
Locate, label, and outline each African country. Locate, and label with a star, each capital city.
Physical Map:
http://hansengeorge.blogspot.com/2013/01/africa-map-assignment-physical-features.html
Africa Grid Assignment:
http://hansengeorge.blogspot.com/2013/01/africa-grid-assignment.html

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Chapter 7: As Long as Grass Grows or Water Runs (Deeper Reading Exercise)

What is the title of this chapter?
Predict what this chapter will be about.
What is the subtitle on page 105?
In paragraph #1, Zinn discusses land speculation? Do you know what a land speculator does?
What historic event is mentioned in paragraph #3?
Name the historic figure mentioned in paragraph #7?
Zinn discusses treaties throughout chapter 7. Do you know what a treaty is?
Which three words best describe Jackson's actions toward Southern Indians with respect to their land?
What date is mentioned in paragraph #10?
What is the significance of this date?
What is the title of the painting on pages 110 and 111?
How does the painting connect with the material in chapter 7?
What is the subtitle on page 112?
Which three states were mentioned in paragraph #14?
What is the main idea of paragraph #14?
Which tribe is mentioned in paragraph #18?
What is the subtitle on page 116?
Which tribe is mentioned in paragraph #19?
In paragraph #23, which words best describe what happened to the Creeks forced from their lands?
What evidence is used to demonstrate the government's lack of support/protection of Indians from whites encroaching on their land? (paragraph #20)
Which tribe is mentioned in paragraph #24?
Which tribe is mentioned in paragraph #27?
What is paragraph #27 about?
What historic event was described in paragraph #29?
What date is mentioned in paragraph #29?
List three words used in paragraph #30 that describe what happened to the Cherokee on their march westward.
What is paragraph #30 about?
How does Zinn conclude chapter 7?

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

SantaLand Diaries (Deeper Reading Exercise)


English 510
“Santaland Diaries”
Strategies for Deeper Reading Exercise

1. Which words best describe David Sedaris in paragraph #2?

2. Which words in paragraph #5 helps the reader know what Sallie Mae means?

3. What is paragraph #7mainly about?

4. According to Sedaris, what is worse than getting a job as an elf (paragraph #11)?

5. Which words best describe the Macy’s elf interview process?

6. What is the tone of paragraph #16?

7. In paragraph #18, Sedaris describes the filthiest four-letter word in his vocabulary. What is it?

8. In paragraph #19, which sentence most vividly describes Sedaris’ expectations for his new job?

9. What is paragraph #25 mainly about?

10. Which three words from paragraph #32 best describe SantaLand?

11. Which word(s) in paragraph #33 helps the reader know what “vamoose” means?

12. Draw a picture of Sedaris’ “work uniform” as described in paragraph #37.

13. Which words best describe the New Jersey husbands from paragraph #42?

14. Briefly discuss the importance of the word “awful” from paragraph #49.

15. After reading paragraphs #56 and #57, which words explain what a “multimedia family” is?

16. What are paragraphs 62-65 mainly about?

17. Which words from paragraph #74 best describe SatanLand?

18. What is paragraph #78 mainly about?

19. Who are the “bitter elves” Sedaris describes in paragraph #88?

20. How does Sedaris handle a naughty child in paragraph #101?

21. Who is “the Walrus”? (paragraphs 112-115)

22.  What is the main idea in paragraph #125?

23. In paragraph 145, what advice does Sedaris give nervous children?

24.Which three words best describe the parents in paragraph #178?

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Article a Week (Ideas)

Dropouts
http://kellygallagher.org/resources/AoW%2012_06%20Dropout%20Rate.pdf

Bystander Effect
http://kellygallagher.org/resources/AoW%2012%20Witness%20Psychology.pdf

Arresting Parents for Kids Skipping School
http://kellygallagher.org/resources/AoW%209%20Police%20Sweep.pdf

Adopting a Longer School Year:
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/03/education/school-districts-in-5-states-will-lengthen-their-calendars.html?_r=0

Eliminating Senior Year:
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/28/magazine/28FOB-wwln-t.html?adxnnl=1&adxnnlx=1354664563-kOHNuibyAq3oiyKvqBLNNQ

Texting and Grammar
http://articles.latimes.com/print/2012/aug/02/business/la-fi-tn-texting-ruining-kids-grammar-skills-20120801

Resource (Deeper Reading Strategies)
http://www.cojusd.org/cms/lib2/CA01001709/Centricity/Domain/198/AVID%20Critical%20Reading.pdf

Book to Movie Comparison Grid (Speak)

https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=ZDExOC5vcmd8bW1zZ3JhZGU4fGd4OjNhZTYwMWYzOWNiZjY0MTY

R1.7.7: Compare and contrast a text to an audio, video, or multimedia version of the text, analyzing each medium’s portrayal of the subject.

Speak (Novel Packet)

https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=ZDExOC5vcmd8bW1zZ3JhZGU4fGd4OjZjZDI4Mzc5NjRjNmE0Yzg

Character Grid and Collage (Speak)

https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=ZDExOC5vcmd8bW1zZ3JhZGU4fGd4OjRjZDJiZGQ1MDEzOWE4YmU

R1.6.3 Analyze in detail how a key individual, event, or idea is introduced, illustrated, and elaborated in a text (e.g.,through examples or anecdotes).

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

Unit Plan (with standards)
http://dynologopedia.wikispaces.com/file/view/StevenBowmanSummativeUnitFinal.doc

World Studies Exam #3

Fill-in-the-blank (2 points each)

Demography: the study of __________________ data.

Birthrate: the number of births per _____________ people in a country.

The number of people per square mile _________________.

The population pattern in which people choose to live ______________.

The number of deaths of infants in a given year per 1,000 live births in the same year______________

The characteristics of a country include: government, people, ______________  and ______________.

In a capitalist economic system, the three basic economic questions for society are answered by ____________.

In a socialist economic system, __________  and ___________ answer the three basic economic questions.

In a communist economic system, the _______________ answers all three basic economic questions.

There are five countries in the world that have this type of economic system __________________.

The three classification of jobs discussed in class were: primary, ________________  and _____________.

Primary jobs are jobs that _______________________________.  Examples include _________________  and __________________.

Jobs that turn primary goods into products are called _____________________.  Examples include food processing and manufacturing.

Examples of service jobs include ______________,  _______________,  and _________________.

What do you want to do someday? (Firefighter? Teacher? Hair Stylist? Farmer? Factory Worker? Nurse? Welder? Auto Mechanic? Day Care Provider? etc.) ________________.  What category job did you choose? Primary? Secondary? Tertiary?

True or False (2 points each)

True or False? Other names for capitalism include: Free Market and Free Enterprise.

True or False?  Other names for communism include: mixed economy and welfare state.

True or False? A unitary structure of government includes a central government with many state governments.

True or False? Communism is the most common economic structure.

True or False?  A confederation structure of government includes many small state governments which are loosely connected.

True or False? A federal structure of government includes only one central government.

True or False? The United States has a federal structure of government.

True or False? Direct democracy works well with big (population and geographically) countries.

True or False? The United States has a government system in which an individual rules (authoritarian).

Using the Infographic to Answer Questions ( 2 points each)

What is food insecurity?

What was the United States' ranking in food insecurity?

Is this ranking good or bad? Explain.

What factors do you think lead to high food insecurity rates?

Gettysburg Address (Aligned with the Common Core)

http://www.achievethecore.org/downloads/Grades%209-10%20Gettysburg%20Address%20Close%20Reading%20Exemplar.doc

The Words We Live By (Aligned with the Common Core)

Words We Live By, Linda Monk:
http://www.achievethecore.org/downloads/Grade%208%20Words%20We%20Live%20By%20Close%20Reading%20Exemplar.doc

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Helper's High


Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope... and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance. ~Robert F. Kennedy

The time is always right to do what is right. ~Martin Luther King Jr.

More reason to do good:
ABC News story:
http://abcnews.go.com/2020/story?id=2685717&page=1

More on "helpers high"
http://www.smm.org/buzz/buzz_tags/helpers_high

Christian Science Monitor Article:
http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/0725/p13s02-lire.htm

Take the "Compassion Quiz"
http://www.whygoodthingshappen.com/main.php?section=quiz

Why Good Things Happen to Good People
http://www.whygoodthingshappen.com/home.php

Read one of the articles above. Write a brief reflection. In your reflection, discuss one thing you learned from the article. Also, discuss one time you helped someone and how it made you feel. Did you expect anything in return?

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Assassin's Creed III


http://assassinscreed.ubi.com/ac3/en-US/games/assassins-creed-3-liberation/index.aspx


Play "The Constitution Quiz"

http://theconstitutionquiz.org/

United States History Project- Use Thinglink to Design an Interactive Poster

Login to Thinglink.
http://www.thinglink.com/
Create an account.
Search "Constitution" for ideas.
Create your own interactive poster.
Your poster must include information explaining the four parts of the Constitution:
-Preamble
-Articles I-VII
-Bill of Rights
-Amendments 11-27

Example:
http://www.thinglink.com/scene/327082212488904705

Resources:
The Constitution-Infographic:
http://hansengeorge.blogspot.com/2012/11/the-constitution-infographic.html
The Constitution Explained:
http://constitutioncenter.org/constitution
Constitution Videos:
http://billofrightsinstitute.org/resources/student-resources/videos/
Bill of Rights Video:
http://constitutioncenter.org/learn/hall-pass/the-bill-of-rights

Thursday, November 15, 2012

What the World Eats- World Studies Project




Choose five families from five continents to analyze. For each family, provide the following information:

-Name of the family
-Location (City, Country)
-Average life expectancy (males and females)
-Total cost of food for one week
-Number of people in the household
-Cost of food divided by the number of people in household
-General observations (Too much food or too little food? Healthy or unhealthy food?)
-Factors likely contributing to food availability and food choices for each family


Family (Name)
Location (Continent, Country, City)
Life Expectancy
(Males, Females)
Total Cost of Food for 1 week
Number of people in the household
Cost of food divided by the number of people in the household
General Observations
(Too much/
too little food, healthy/
unhealthy food)
Factors contributing to food availability and food choices
#1














#2














#3














#4














#5



















Time Magazine Photogallery (Part I)
http://www.time.com/time/photogallery/0,29307,1626519,00.html
Time Magazine Photogallery (Part II)
http://www.time.com/time/photogallery/0,29307,1645016_1408103,00.html
Time Magazine Photogallery (Part III)
http://www.time.com/time/photogallery/0,29307,1667690_1456194,00.html
NPR:
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5005952
Life Expectancies:
https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/