Assignments for 02/05/2024

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Assignments due for the week of February 5th, 2024

Quick Looks at Great Books

We will begin our next book for this week. Here is the assignment:

—Abridged version Chapters 1-12
—Unabridged version Chapters 1-15
—Questions in Study Guide 1-18

Since I forgot to pass out the study guides, only three or four of you have them! If you did not get it, I will give it to you next week.

Watch this brief bio of the author you will be reading.

Public Forum Debate

We continued in our deductive reasoning skills and finished pages in our text. (pp. 5-6) We also practiced listening skills and debate exercises. For next week, read the speech by Susan B. Anthony on pp. 16-17 and answer the three questions on page 17. Also, complete the two worksheets you were given on Deductive Reasoning.

American History

We played a competitive game to review for our test over Chapters 10-17. We took the test, and I think everyone did well. For next week, read Chapter 18—The Age of Industry. We will discuss the innovations and progress that took place during this time. We will discuss the Presidents and inventors that dominated these years.

Watch the 60-second videos on these Presidents:

James Garfield

Chester Arthur

Grover Cleveland

No-Spin Economics

We watched some introductory videos and discussed how timely Bastiat’s book was for our U.S. economy. After covering the worksheets you did for today, we will finish with a report from our groups on the Extra Credit questions from Crash Course Economics #1 next week. For next week, watch Crash Course Economics #2 on Specialization and Trade and begin our book on Whatever Happened to Penny Candy? (Chapters 1 and 2). You will see a bit of overlap in the two sources. Complete the worksheets you were given for both of these.

Crash Course Economics #2—Specialization and Trade

Explorations in British Literature

We went over all the poems you had read and saw the transition to Romanticism. We went over the transitional elegy poem and Robbie Burns and why he was such a hero to the Scottish people. Read the excerpt from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein on pages 115-117a and answer the questions on your reading. Read John Keats’s “Ode to a Nightingale” on pages 120 and 121. Answer the questions on pages 123 and 124. Finally, read the excerpts from Jane Austen’s novels on pages 125-129 and underline details that reveal something of early 19th century life.

Listen to the following poem/song written by Robert Burns and see if you recognize it!

Note the English translation with the Scottish lyrics.

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