Assignments for 04/22/2024

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Assignments due for the week of April 22nd, 2024

Quick Looks at Great Books

We took our second quiz on the novel and continued to finish going over the questions in the study guide. I think everyone had a good understanding of what they read. Next week, we will have a Jeopardy Review game of the entire book and take our final test. Make sure you obtain a copy of our last book, The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway. Also, for next week, complete page 16 in your study guide as a review. (Chronolog—events in chronological order) Be prepared to take our final quiz on the background material. It will all come from page 2 in your study guide and pages 18-26. (lots of pictures)

Watch the following scenes from the ending of this book.

Public Forum Debate

Great job today on our real debate!! Next week, I will pass back your evaluations from this debate and begin plans for our May 6 debate. Thanks to all the parents who came to support and judge. Hopefully, you can help us on Monday, May 6 as well—just let me know. We’d love to have you. We will work next week on our May 6 debate, assigning teams and subjects.

American History

We did a review game on Chapters 21-24 and then took our test. We began going over Chapter 25 and all the important details of World War II. We will finish that next week and then have a quiz on just that chapter on April 29.

We are scheduled for reports on eight U.S. Presidents next week. If you’re not sure when yours is due, check the assignments from last week. (at bottom of this page) We also reminded everyone in class today. Read Chapter 26 and how the Cold War started.

Watch the following 60 second videos on our Presidents.

John F. Kennedy

Lyndon B. Johnson

Richard Nixon

Gerald Ford

Jimmy Carter

No-Spin Economics

We took our quiz on Penny Candy Chapters 7-9 and Crash Course Economics #7. Then we went over the handout on Crash Course Economics #9 on Deficits and Debt. Deficits, Debt, and Default are important “D’s” in Economics! We will finally cover the Federal Reserve Bank. Complete the handouts you were given and watch videos #10 and #11. Next week, you will receive a map of The Federal Reserve districts in the U.S. (We talked about these a lot when we examined our currency.) Watch the following videos.

Monetary Policy

Money and Finance

How Much is a Trillion

Explorations in British Literature

We covered all of today’s assignments in class as well as other novels to review for our final exam. Remember exactly what a limerick is since you will be writing one in the next two weeks! We will have our final test on Animal Farm by George Orwell on Monday, April 29. Look over page 152 to see all of Rudyard Kipling’s works. He was quite a versatile writer! Read excerpts from his works on pages 153-155. Match the description with the titles of the excerpts you read. H.G. Wells specialized in science fiction. Read the excerpt from The War of the Worlds on pages 157-159 and answer the questions on page 159. Lastly, read T.S. Eliot’s poem on Cats. We will talk about it and the musical it inspired.

Watch this excerpt from the musical Cats. Follow on page 160 in your text.

The Pirates of Penzance by Gilbert and Sullivan

Gilbert contributes to the humor by speaking fast and nonsensically!

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