Assignments for 03/11/2024

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Assignments due for the week of March 11th, 2024

Quick Looks at Great Books

We discussed in detail the letter Noirtier had for Franz and exactly what that meant. We also clarified the Ali Pasha affair so that there would be no misunderstanding of that. It was a bit difficult to understand all that happened. We will finish the book for next week, and the Count’s revenge will be complete. Everything is resolved, but not in the way you may think! (Definitely different from the movie version!) The assignment for next week is as follows:

—Abridged version Chapters 64-71
—Unabridged version Chapters 104–117
—Questions in Study Guide 94-105

We played one of the three games for this book today (Charades) and will play the other two to review for our final test on March 18. We will be ready to start To Kill a Mockingbird when we return on April 1. (Study guides will be available before the break, but nothing will be due when we return. (If you are planning to take a trip then)

Public Forum Debate

We discussed the one-on-one debates, gave the winner for the last candy bar debate, and watched three more one-on-one debates. The students had so many questions after each debate that we barely had time to meet with their JFK teams! If you are one of the four speakers for your team, come, next week, with your written presentation so that your team can give input on anything you should add or ways to improve. If you are not one of the four speakers, come with more research so that you can definitely give help to your speaking teammates. We will also continue with our one-on-one debates and plan to be finished completely on March 18. The JFK debates will be presented on that same day as practice for our upcoming team debates

American History

We finished our review game, reviewed the Presidents’ lives (first 24), and took our two tests. For next week, read Chapter 21—The Progressive Era (1900-1920) and part of Chapter 22—World War I (1914-1918) through page 341. If you have a President’s report, it will be due on March 18.

Watch this video to learn more about the sinking of the Titanic, an important event during this time.

No-Spin Economics

We spent our time today looking at all the new features on our updated currency. This is all done to prevent counterfeiting! Next week, we will have two quizzes: one on Crash Course Economics #3 and #5 and one on our coins and currency. Study your Crash Course handouts for the quiz on #3 and #5. For the other quiz, study the sheets you were given in class—Coins and Currency handout, One dollar bill handout, and the $100 bill handout. This quiz will be matching on the obverse and reverse sides of our coins and currency and some True/False questions based on other information on those sheets. Also, read Chapters 5 and 6 in Whatever Happened to Penny Candy? (These chapters are extremely short.) Next week, I will give you handouts to study all the major points.

Watch this brief summary of the one dollar bill.

Watch to learn again how to know if a $100 bill is real.

Explorations in British Literature

We answered lots of questions today and reviewed for our second quiz. We took two quizzes today, so now we are all caught up with our reading. For next week, we will finish the book (through Chapter 53) and also the remaining study guide questions. Before we take the last quiz, I will answer any questions you may have or clear up anything you did not understand. Everything is resolved in a typical Dickens fashion—rewarding the good characters and punishing the evil ones! If you haven’t figured out Oliver’s identity, it will be explained to you, and you may be surprised! We’ll talk about Dickens’s ending as well. We will continue watching our DVD and see how the Bumbles treat each other after their wedding day! This, too, clearly illustrates Dickens’s view on marriage. We will play a special Jeopardy game to review the characters and events for our final test on March 18 before our Spring Break.

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