Assignments for 04/29/2024

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Assignments due for the week of April 29th, 2024

Quick Looks at Great Books

We divided into teams and reviewed all of To Kill a Mockingbird before our final test. The review should have really helped, particularly with the names of characters. We will take the background quiz on this book later. For next week, read all of The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway. We will discuss the book with the study guide next week. (I will give it to you in our next class.)

Watch the following brief biography of Ernest Hemingway.

Public Forum Debate

We went over the evaluations of each team from our last debate. (Winners of last week’s debate—The U.S. should cease to mint the penny—very close! Each state should NOT have the right to ban self-driving cars on state highways—again very close!) We then divided into four new teams and began planning for our May 6 debate. Let me know if you have any questions.

American History

We passed back last week’s test. Congratulations on all the good grades! We then continued with our Presidents’ reports with Herbert Hoover—Gerald Ford. Next week, we will finish with our reports with Elizabeth, Vlad, Zeke, Joy, Maks, Avalyn, Dan, and Emery. If you can’t remember who you have, you can check the April 15 assignment at the bottom of this page. For next week, we will have a quiz on Chapter 25. (World War II) Also, read Chapter 27. (Foreign Policies of the Cold War)

Watch the following 60-second recaps of our upcoming reports.

Ronald Reagan

George H.W. Bush

Bill Clinton

George W. Bush

Barach Obama

Donald Trump and Joe Biden do not currently have a 60 second recap. I’ll give you things to know from the reports we have this week.

No-Spin Economics

Today we covered both Crash Course Economics videos 10 and 11 and went over the handouts you were given. I also gave you a sheet with the twelve Federal Reserve Districts on a map and a brief explanation of how the system works. For next week, watch our last Crash Course Economics video for the year (#12) on the 2008 Financial Crisis. Also read Chapter 13 in Whatever Happened to Penny Candy? which is really a brief summary of what you learned in the entire book. We will have a quiz on Crash Course #12 and Penny Candy Chapter 13 on Monday, May 6.

The 2008 Financial Crisis

The Great Recession

Explorations in British Literature

We looked at examples of limericks from the students of past years. Note the rhyme scheme and structure on page 151 and write your own limerick for our class. Our illustrators will receive extra credit, and you will enjoy this popular form of entertainment! You may type or write your limerick with your name and hand it in next week. Our illustrators will draw a picture for theirs and three other classmates.

Also, next week, we will return to Animal Farm by George Orwell for our final test. Look over your study guide to review events and characters. Remember, this is an allegory with characters (animals) representing specific human beings in the Russian Revolution. We will play a competitive Jeopardy Game to review this novel before our test and short character quiz. (10 matching questions)

Watch this brief but comprehensive summary of the book.

Listen to a rendition of their anthem—Beasts of England

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