Assignments for 12/11/2023

Assignments due for the week of December 11th, 2023

Christmas downtown

Quick Looks at Great Books

The students had a great review today with our Jeopardy game of two rounds. We went over the Chronolog that they completed for homework as well. We ran out of time after our comprehensive review, so they will take the test at the beginning of our next class.

They received the study guide for our new book Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand. It’s a play, so it will be quick reading. For next week, read Acts I-III, and we will work on the study guide together. Before you begin your reading, read the instructions on page 5 and then complete the drawing on page 6 to illustrate the set-up for the play that was being presented in Act I. I know some of you are talented artists, but no worries if you’re not! Just draw stick men to illustrate what the various guests are doing. Let me know if you have any questions at all.


We did some practice tests to prepare for the last section of the ACT test—Science. The students did a fantastic job on these, and many got all of the answers right! It doesn’t matter how many science classes you have had. The information for the questions is all contained in the charts, graphs, or experiments given. We will take the ACT Science test next week and go over the writing portion.

American History

Super job on your Presidents’ reports in class today! They were each thorough with lots of important information! The Ukrainian students (Vlad and Maks) did an especially thorough job and read it all to us in English. Fantastic accomplishment! We all admitted that we could never do that in the Russian or Ukrainian language!

Next week, I will give you the list of things to know from Chapter 13, and we will go over Chapter 14. Read that new chapter (14) this week, and we will continue with new political and Presidential facts about what was going on during the advances in transportation and technology.

Watch the following 60-second videos of the lives of the Presidents that we will be hearing about next week.

Zachary Taylor

Millard Fillmore

Franklin Pierce

James Buchanan

Don’t forget if you have a report next week:

  • Zachary Taylor—Lainey
  • Millard Fillmore—Elizabeth
  • Franklin Pierce—Erica
  • James Buchanan—Annaleigh

Let me know if you have any questions at all.

U.S. Government

Great job as we reviewed for this second test! The score was so close that we will have to have a rematch soon on our next review! We then took the test itself, and I think everyone did well! For next week, complete the next two lessons. Here are the Crossword answers for Lesson 19—City Government and Lesson 20—The Post Office. We are almost done with our notebook and just have the four branches of the military left!

Watch the following video about how our mail is processed and delivered.

British Literature

We went over the terms in our study guide, finished pages there, and did a review game on the entire play. I think the students will do really well on the test they took after that. We will go over what you did in your text on Dr. Faustus, as well as the assignments for next week. I will give you on this website a summary of the tragedy Macbeth by William Shakespeare. Watch the summary, and we will work together on the pages in your text.

In your text, complete the following pages: page 60 (Royal Fans—Answer questions about Shakespeare’s Globe Theater.), pages 65-66 on The Sonnet: A “Little Song”of Thoughts, page 67 “How to Read an Essay”, pages 68-69 on Bacon’s Essay, and page 70 Poetry and Meaning Take Shape. (Answer the two questions.)

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