Assignments for 05/20/2024

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Assignments due for the week of May 20th, 2024

Quick Looks at Great Books

Today, the students took their final test on The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway and finished the background quiz on To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.

With the rest of our class time, we reviewed for our final exam over the entire year. We especially went through all the terms in our LiteraryTerms notebook. “Motif” and “foil” are the two terms we have discussed since our first book that are not in the notebook. Next week, we will play a competitive review game and then take the final exam for the year. I know they will do well, and I can’t wait to grade their exams!

Watch these two short videos to review the two terms that we have added:



Public Forum Debate

We reviewed impressions and perspectives of the judges for our last debate. Then we spent the rest of the time preparing for our last formal debate next week. (Monday, May 20 at 9:30 A.M.) Parents, we would LOVE to have you join us for this “final exam” of the class. See what your students are learning and how they are applying it to their debate performances. Come to cheer them on and be supportive to the work they have done!

American History

Today, we made up any missing work as well as completed our test of Presidents 25-46 and the test on the location of our 50 states. We also reviewed what the students needed to know from Chapters 26-30. Next week, we will have a competitive review before we take the final exam.

Watch this short video to see the actual Berlin Wall and some of the men and women who tried to escape.

No-Spin Economics

We did make-work today as well as a team review of Whatever Happened to Penny Candy? Chapters 1-13.

Then we took the test on these chapters. Next week, the final exam will be on Penny Candy Chapters 1-13 and on Crash Course Economics 1-7 and 9-12. We will once again review with a game before we take the exam.

Explorations in British Literature

In class today, we reviewed Orwell’s essay, “The Red-Headed League”, C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Agatha Christie. Lewis, Tolkien, and Christie are very popular and widely-read British authors. We found that Christie was third only to the Bible and Shakespeare as far as copies of her works sold and the millions of readers who read her works. We also took a test on the life of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Students will receive their papers back next week, and all work must be made up be next Monday. We will do a team review of the important things for the year and then take our final exam. Use your study guide to review the important works and terms for the year.

Watch this preview of the movie version of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis.

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