Monday, March 31, 2014

Tuesdays with Morrie- The Curriculum

Tuesdays with Morrie
“The Curriculum”

Who is Morrie Schwartz?

Briefly describe Morrie’s physical appearance:

Briefly describe the last “class” of Morrie’s life.



What (what was the content of the "course"?):


Course Expectations:


What gift does Mitch give Morrie?

What does Morrie say to Mitch after receiving the gift?

Tuesdays with Morrie- The Syllabus

Tuesdays with Morrie
“The Syllabus”

What kind of music did Morrie like?

Who was Morrie’s favorite dancing partner?

Why did Morrie give up dancing?

When did Morrie realize something more serious than “old age” was wrong?

In August 1994, Morrie found out what was wrong with him. What was it?

Was there a cure for Morrie’s illness/disease?

Describe Morrie’s illness/disease.

What profound decision did Morrie make the day he left his doctor’s office? 

What is a “living funeral”? Why did Morrie decide to have one?

Room 167: The Century America's Time: Over the Edge

Room 167: The Century America's Time: Over the Edge: 1. Germany hosted the 1936 Summer Olympics.  How did Hitler use the 1936 Olympics  to promote his Nazi Party?  2. American Jesse Ow...

Monday, March 10, 2014

Child Marriage Lesson

Read in class:
Divorced Before Puberty, By Nicholas Kristof

The answers to the questions below can be found in the following links:
Council on Foreign Relations Child Marriage

PBS: Child Marriage, What We Know.

Girls Not Brides

Girls not Brides (What is the impact?)

Girls not Brides Infographic


1.How many girls will marry before adulthood before the end of this decade?
2. Name the three regions of the world where the problem of child marriage most frequently persists?
3. In terms of numbers, 40% of all child marriages occur in what country?
4. True or False? Girls from urban areas are more likely to be child brides than girls from rural areas.
5. True or False? Most child brides are from poor families.
6. True or False? Mexico is listed in the top ten countries for child brides.
7. True or False? Child brides are more likely to describe their first sexual experience as forced.
8. True or False? Girls who give birth are 5 times more likely to die in childbirth than women in their 20s.
9. True or False? Improving girls’ access to quality schooling will increase girls’ chances of gaining a secondary education and helps to delay marriage. When a girl in the developing world receives seven or more years of education, she marries on average four years later.
10. List three economic reasons families marry off their young daughters.
11.What are two common health problems for girls who marry young?
12.What effect does child marriage have on a girl's education?
13. How does child marriage contribute to the cycle of poverty?
14. Can social media be used to help solve this problem? Explain.
15. List two solutions you found in the resources linked above.

Additional Resources:

Too Young to Wed (National Geographic Main Article)
Too Young to Wed Photogallery

Do you want to learn more about this issue? Do you want to help?
Half the Sky Movement
Play the Game:
Half the Sky Facebook Game


Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Sunday, March 2, 2014

English 509 & 510 13 Reasons Why -Final Project

Design a bulletin board focusing on the topics of teen depression and suicide.

Group 1: Statistics (find 10)
Group 2: Facts (find 10)
Group 3: Famous people (find 10-actors, musicians, artists, athletes, authors, etc.)
Group 4: Quotes (find 10-from the book and/or from other sources)
Group 5: Books (find 10-other books about teen depression and/or suicide)
Group 6: Border
Group 7: Foldable cards (make 20)
Group 8: Title