Assignments for 12/18/2023

Assignments due for the week of December 18th, 2023

Merry Christmas and Tree

Quick Looks at Great Books

We took our final test on Silas Marner today and then went through our study guide on Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand. We discussed Cyrano’s Grand Gestures in Acts I and II. Next week, we will take our quiz on Acts I-III. Also, read Acts IV and V for next week. We will celebrate a Victorian Christmas since Charles Dickens and George Eliot both wrote in that period.

Watch this scene from Act I in the play.


We took the last ACT test today—the Science Test. We then went over all the writing pointers for the ACT writing test, which will also apply for the SAT test as well. We looked at actual submissions for the prompt that was given in the opening. For next week, turn in a sample of two personal experiences that could be used in a variety of illustrations. Also, give two examples of illustrations that could be used in any writing prompt. The two can be both historical incidents or two literary references or one of each. I will give these back to you to add to your notebook. This will be in your writing “plan” for these tests.

American History

Super job again on your Presidents’ reports in class today! They were each thorough with lots of important information! We will review these again before our test on the first 24 Presidents.

Watch the following 60-second video of the life of President Abraham Lincoln.

For next week, read Chapter 15 on Slavery and Secession. We will talk about the new Republican party and how Abraham Lincoln was elected. The Civil War is up next! Also, next week, we will take a short quiz on Chapters 10-12 that was supposed to be last week. Since we ran out of time, we postponed the quiz. Lastly, we will see how the Americans celebrated Christmas in the 1800’s.

U.S. Government

Everyone did a super job on the second test over five lessons in your text. We went over those and answered any questions. Then we went through the lessons on City Government and the Post Office. The students were given the few terms that will be on the final exam for Lessons 18-21. Here are the crossword answers for Lesson 22—Navy, Lesson 23—Marine Corps, and Lesson 24—Air Force. Then complete these last three lessons in our texts before Christmas break.

Listen to this medley of the theme songs for each branch of the military.

Here is the newest addition—the Space Force

British Literature

Review the following summary of Macbeth for our quiz next week.

For next week, do the following reading in your text:

Carpe Diem: Seize the Day (Cavaliers’ poetry and questions on pages 71 and 72), John Donne’s Metaphysical Writing (poetry and questions on pages 75-77), and the excerpt from Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan & questions on page 78. We will finish anything we missed from last week’s assignment. We will also find out how the Elizabethans celebrated Christmas!

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