Assignments for 05/06/2024

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Assignments due for the week of May 6th, 2024

Quick Looks at Great Books

We began discussing the last book they just finished—The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway. We went over Hemingway’s life and his “Code Hero”. We took the first quiz and will take the second one (on second half of book) next week, as well as do a competitive game review and have our final test. Each student received a study guide, which we worked on together. Look over the questions and see if you don’t understand or remember any answer. Also, begin studying the Literary Terms for your final exam. You should have all of them completed except terms 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, and 17. (mainly poetry terms) Finish the workbook pages if you have not done so already.

Watch the following short video about Idioms.

Public Forum Debate

We went over the pages on rhetoric in your text and how to prepare and plan your debate successfully. We also chose sides and subjects for the final debates on Monday, May 20.

Next week will be our second debate on Monday, May 6 at 9:30. Please be in contact with your teammates during this week to finalize all your plans. We would love to have as many parents as possible to join us that Monday at 9:30 A.M. till 11:00 A.M.

American History

We celebrated Vlad’s birthday (April 30) while we took our quiz on World War II. (Treats provided by Vlad’s mom.) Then we had our Presidential reports on Jimmy Carter—Joe Biden. We started a review for our Presidents’ test, which will be on May 13. We will finish next week. Each student will also receive a study guide on specifically what to study for the final exam. Next week, we will have our States and Capitals test. For half of them, I will give the state, and you will give the capital. The other 25 will be reversed—-I’ll give you the capital, and you will give the state. We have been reviewing these all year, but you can also study the list on page 539 in your textbook. Please read Chapters 28 and 29 for next week as well.

No-Spin Economics

Today, we discussed your handout on Crash Course Economics #12. If you did not receive it until today, you could fill it in as we went over it and watch the video later. (Also, watch the video on last week’s assignment on “The Great Recession”.) You were also given a summary of all the notes for Chapter 13 in Whatever Happened to Penny Candy? You should have notes for each of the chapters to study for the test on May 13. Next week, we will have a quiz on Crash Course #12 and Penny Candy Chapter 13. On May 13, we will have a test on Penny Candy Chapters 1-13, and on May 20, we will have our final exam. The final exam is on Penny Candy Chapters 1-13 AND Crash Course Economics 1-7 and 9-12.

Explorations in British Literature

We returned for our final test on Animal Farm by George Orwell with a Jeopardy game to review major events and characters. Then we took the test and a short quiz on the characters of the novel.

For next week, you should read the biography of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and do the worksheet to review what you just read. We will have a test on his life two weeks from today (May 13). Read one of Doyle’s detective stories, “The Red-Headed League” unless you happen to have it in book form.

Be ready to hand in the worksheet you were given, for a grade. You may refer to the story as often as you like.

If you did not turn in your limerick today, please bring that with you next week. (Check page 151 in your text for the rhyme scheme and structure. Check last week’s assignment at the bottom of this page.)

Watch this short biography of Conan Doyle.

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