Assignments due for the week of March 27th, 2023

Quick Looks at Great Books

We finished our Jeopardy game and then took our final test on The Count of Monte Cristo. Then we reviewed the historical information and terms in your To Kill a Mockingbird study guide. For next week, begin our new book, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, by reading Chapters 1-14. Answer your study guide questions numbers 1-34. You will meet all the main characters in this first half of the book. You will have also started Part 2, which involves the trial scenes in the Maycomb Courthouse. Make sure you understand where Harper Lee got the title for her book. 🙂

Practical Public Speaking

We continued with our speeches today. Make sure you are completely caught up with all the short speeches we have done so far by next Monday, which will be our last day before spring break. For next week, on page 41 in your notebook, brainstorm a number of topics that you’re interested in. Circle your top three, and I will meet with you next week in class to decide what your topic should be. I want each of you to have decided on a topic before spring break.

American History

Today we reviewed Chapters 21-23 on The Progressive Era, World War I, and The Roaring Twenties. Next week, we will have our test on the first 24 Presidents. Study your notes that I gave you last week on what you need to know about each President. The test will be multiple choice and will cover just the notes I gave you. (Make sure you get the details from a classmate if you were absent last week.) Also, know the order in which the first 24 Presidents served. (See page 538 in your text for a list to study.) Also, read Chapter 24 on The Great Depression. We will have a test on these chapters about two weeks after we return form our break. You should study only the people and terms that I gave you in the Reviews following each chapter.

Watch these brief summaries of the next four Presidents covered in these chapters today. (21-23)

No-Spin Economics

Today, we took our test on Coins and Currency and then went over your worksheet on Crash Course Economics #6. Next week, we will take our test on Crash Course videos 1-6 after playing a team game to review and prepare. We also went over Chapters 7-9 in Whatever Happened to Penny Candy? Keep your study sheets tor these chapters to review for an upcoming quiz. Also, for next week, watch Crash Course Economics video #7 and complete the worksheet you were given in class today.

Adventures in American Literature

Today we played a review game to go over all of the events and characters in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn before we took the final test. Next week, we will have a quiz on the following two short stories by Brett Harte and Mark Twain. (Twain’s story is listed again in case you want to review or reread it.)

The Outcasts of Poker Flat

The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County

After reading The Outcasts of Poker Flat, complete pages 128 and 129 in your American Literature text. You will identify the main characters and answer a few questions about the story. We will have a quiz over both of these stories, so have your questions ready if you did not understand any of the events.

Then we will have two more reports on short stories by these authors.

“The Luck of Roaring Camp” by Brett Harte—Chloe

“Luck” by Mark Twain—Mark B.

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