Assignments due for the week of September 24th, 2018


Read the final sample reading passage and answer the ten questions on pages 19-22 (“The Great Seal”) in your notebook as we did in class today. We will go over the answers before we take the full PSAT Reading test next week. Also, on the bottom half of page 22, find five vocabulary words that you do not know from any of the sample reading excerpts and write the definition of each one.

Adventures in American Literature

Read the historical accounts written by John Smith and William Bradford and answer the questions on pages 9-14 in your American literature notebook. Read the poem byEdward Taylor and answer the questions on pages 15-16. Lastly, read Anne Bradstreet’s poem about the burning of her house and notice how her Puritan beliefs are evidenced in her reaction to her loss.

Political Science

Read Chapters 1 and 2 in Are you Liberal? Conservative? Or Confused? Answer the study guide questions you were given in class today on these chapters. Don’t forget to be aware of what is going on in the news this week! 🙂

Watch the following Crash Course U.S. Government and Politics video on “The Bicameral Congress”:

Answer and be prepared to discuss the study questions you were given.

Quick Looks at Great Books

Read the background material for A Tale of Two Cities on pages 38 and 39 in your study guide and begin reading the book by reading Chapters 1-6 of Book One (Recalled to Life). Answer the corresponding questions 1-14 on pages 40 and 41. Enjoy! 🙂