Homework

Current Homework for Humanities

  • What Really Happened at Little Bighorn or Sitting Bull at the Greasy Grass

  • Humanities Homework Archive 2005-2006

  • Course Description

  • Guidelines and Expectations

  • Supplies for Humanities 2006

  • Identity Collage

  • Questions for "High Yellow White Trash" by Lisa Page

  • Identity Unit Vocabulary

  • Interpretive Questions for "American History"

  • Identity Unit Personal Narrative

  • "Theme for English B" Group Work

  • Using "Brushstrokes" to Enhance Your Writing

  • Practicing Writing with Examples

  • "Being Poor in a Land of Plenty" in class work

  • Interpretive Questions for "American History"

  • Questions on "Kitchenette Building"

  • A Raisin in the Sun vocabulary chart

  • Letter to parents about Raisin at Court

  • A Raisin in the Sun Vocabulary slides

  • How to begin writing a second draft, also known as,"How do I get a better grade on this paper and become a better writer in the process?"

  • Character Chart for A Raisin in the Sun

  • Letter about MacBooks

  • Restrictive Covenants from Wikipedia

  • How to Write a Topic Sentence

  • Glossary of Literary Terms to Know: 7th Grade Humanities

  • Sample Paragraph Defining and Giving an Example of a Literary Term

  • Native American Unit Vocabulary Chart

  • Native American Unit Vocabulary Slides

  • Web Quest: Who Really Discovered America?

  • Ms. Doyle's Blog

  • Worldmapper: The World as You've Never Seen it Before

  • Power Point Review of Culture and Geography Terms

  • Student Work 2006

  • Extracts from the Journals of Columbus

  • Columbus and the beginning of Colonization

  • Columbus Assignment #2

  • The Conquest of New Spain

  • Cortes and Dona Marina

  • Questions on The Jamestown Colony.

  • Pocahontas Myth: Powhatan Nation

  • Jamestown Fort: Rediscovered

  • Questions on Jamestown Fort

  • Editorial Cartoon Assignment

  • Pequot Museum Interactive Site: Explore a Fort and Native Language

  • Pocahontas Essay Directions and Planning

  • Pequot Museum Interactive Site: Explore a Fort and Native Language

  • Colonial Period Historical Fiction Book List

  • Images of Pocahontas

  • Plimoth Plantation History Museum On-Line

  • Colony Vocabulary Slides

  • Colony Vocabulary Sheet

  • Colonial America--Rebels, Witches, and Heroes

  • "Young Goodman Brown" Literary Terms Chart

  • Vocabulary for Animal Farm

  • Animal Farm vocabulary chart

  • Literary Terms Paragraph Writing for "Young Goodman Brown"

  • Irony and Satire

  • Scott Simon Interview re: "Ironic"

  • Character Chart for AF

  • Protest Songs and Animal Farm

  • List of Protest Songs

  • Writing Fables

  • Mr. Nekrosius's Blog

  • Vocabulary for A Young Patriot and Revolution

  • A Young Patriot and Revolution vocabulary chart

  • A Short Biography of Phillis Wheatley

  • Causes of Rebellion

  • Interview and Experience Project

  • "Chicago Still Trying to Break Racial Boundary"

  • Questions on the Boundary article

  • Our America Assignment #1

  • Our America Characterization Chart

  • 7th Grade Humanities Doyle
    Homework Archive Page

    Period 3-4

    In Class Tuesday, September 5:
    Welcome to 7th grade. Reading from Sacred Hoops in class.

    For Wednesday, September 6:
    Read pages 13-21 in Social Justice in a Democratic Society Chapter two of Sacred Hoops

    For Thursday, September 7:
    Read "High Yellow White Trash" by Lisa Page found on pages 22-27 in Social Justice in a Democratic Society. Read with a pen or pencil in hand. Underline words you would like to know. If you have time look them up and write a synonym in the margin. Note ideas and issues you would like to discuss or have questions about.

    For Friday, September 8:
    Complete Questions for "High Yellow White Trash" by Lisa Page and reread some (or all) of the story if you need to.

    In Class Friday, September 8:
    Listen to This American Life "Escape the Box: Act One -- An American Girl Turns 18"

    For Monday, September 11:
    Read "American History" on pages 28-33 in Social Justice in a Democratic Society and work on Identity Collage

    For Tuesday, September 12:
    Identity Collage due in class.

    For Wednesday, September 13:
    Nouns handout due in class.

    For Thursday, September 14:
    Complete Interpretive Questions for "American History"

    For Friday, September 15:
    Read "When Money is Everything Except Hers" on pages 49-50 in Social Justice in a Democratic Society and work on Identity Unit Personal Narrative that will be due in class on September 22. Complete your assigned question on "Theme for English B" Group Work

    For Monday, September 18:
    Read ""When Money Is Everything Except Hers" pages 49-50 in Social Justice in a Democratic Society and write a one paragraph (minimum five sentences) response in which you explain how you feel about Wendy Williams's dilemma. Work on your Identity Unit Personal Narrative

    For Tuesday, September 19:
    Read "Two Kinds" by Amy Tan on pages 82-85 in Social Justice in a Democratic Society and work on your Identity Unit Personal Narrative

    For Wednesday, September 20:
    Work on your personal narrative. It will be due in class on Friday, September 22.

    For Thursday, September 21:
    Read "Crickets" on pages 82-85 in Social Justice in a Democratic Society and then write one paragraph to explain what you think the metaphor of the cricket is attempting to reveal about American and Vietnamese characteristics.

    For Friday, September 22:
    Identity Unit Personal Narrative will be due in class.

    For Monday, September 25:
    No class. Indian Dunes Field Trip.

    For Tuesday, September 26:
    No class. Pretty Lake Camp. Read on your own or work on any missing work to date. No new homework.

    For Monday, October 2:
    No Homework. Bring A Raisin in the Sun to class everyday this week.

    In Class Monday, October 2:
    Listen to Cheryl Corely's Report on A Raisin in the Sun and answer Questions on the Report. Read Earl B. Dickerson Biography.

    For Tuesday, October 3:
    No Homework, however, you may begin reading in A Raisin in the Sun. Give Letter to parents about Raisin at Court to your parents. If you were out on Monday, see Ms. Doyle in tutorial this week.

    For Wednesday, October 4:
    Read "Kitchenette Building" by Gwendolyn Brooks on page 96 in Social Justice in a Democratic Society and complete Questions on "Kitchenette Building" Word process or write in pen on separate paper. Give enough detail to support your points and write in complete sentences.

    For Thursday, October 5:
    Read Act I, Scene II (pages 54-75) in A Raisin in the Sun and complete the corresponding part of Character Chart for A Raisin in the Sun

    For Friday, October 6:
    Read "What is Africa to Me? --A Question of Identity" by Pauli Murray on pages 100-104 in Social Justice in a Democratic Society. Write one paragraph to explain Murray's "surprising discoveries" on her travels in Africa.

    For Monday, October 9:
    Read Act II, Scene I in A Raisin in the Sun and complete the corresponding part of Character Chart for A Raisin in the Sun

    For Tuesday, October 10:
    Read Act II, Scene II in A Raisin in the Sun and complete the corresponding part of Character Chart for A Raisin in the Sun Bring in the signed contract for using the MacBooks in Class. Be sure to give Letter about MacBooks to your parents.

    For Wednesday, October 11:
    Read Act II, Scene III in A Raisin in the Sun and complete the corresponding part of Character Chart for A Raisin in the Sun

    For Thursday, October 12:
    Read Act III in A Raisin in the Sun and complete the corresponding part of Character Chart for A Raisin in the Sun Be sure to have a sack lunch since we go to the Court Theater today to see Raisin. Even though class will not meet, you do need to hand your character chart to Ms. Doyle before leaving for the play!

    For Friday, October 13:
    No Homework. Bring Signed Contract.

    B>For Monday, October 16:
    Prepare for an in-class writing evaluation on the Identity Unit. Use Glossary of Literary Terms to Know: 7th Grade Humanities and Sample Paragraph Defining and Giving an Example of a Literary Term that we went over in class on Friday to prepare. You may also want to review both A Raisin in the Sun and other poems and stories from the Identity Unit in your text. YOU MUST BRING YOUR SIGNED CONTRACT TO USE THE LAP TOPS!

    For Tuesday, October 17:
    Read "Off-Field Hurdles Stymie Indian Athletes" and write three questions for discussion at the table.

    For Wednesday, October 18:
    Read Diane Burns, "Sure You Can Ask Me a Personal Question" and complete questions. Bring United States History Atlas to class on Thursday!

    For Thursday, October 19:
    Read "What is Geogaphy" and complete on loose leaf paper, in pen, or word process answers to "Section Review" questions #2-6 on the back page of the handout. Bring United States History Atlas to class on Thursday!

    For Friday, October 20:
    Read Handout "The Meaning of Culture" and answer the questions #1-5 in the Section Review on loose leaf paper, in pen, or word process.

    For Monday, October 23:
    Read "How Cultures Change" and answer questions #1-5 in the Section Review on loose leaf paper, in pen, or word process.

    For Monday, October 23:
    Read "How Cultures Change" and answer questions #1-5 in the Section Review on loose leaf paper, in pen, or word process.

    For Tuesday, October 24:
    Read "Out of the Jungle" from the October 23 Upfront on page 8. In a clear paragraph (written neatly in pen or word processed), explain what this article illustrates about the "Elements" of culture. In a second paragraph, address how you think the Nukak might change (or have already changed), what caused them to change, and what elements of thier culture are most affected.

    In Class Tuesday, October 24:
    Begin group work Web Quest: Who Really Discovered America? and be sure to visit Ms. Doyle's Blog some time this week.

    For Wednesday, October 25:
    Read "Lost Boy Found" on pages 10-11 in the October 23 issue of Upfront and write a paragraph that includes information about Joseph's unique struggle and your reaction to his achievements.

    For Thursday, October 26:
    Read "Columbus Before America" and answer the attached questions. They will be due on Friday.

    For Friday, October 27:
    Continue work on "Columbus Before America" reading and questions. The Questions are due today in class.

    For Monday, October 30:
    Study for Quiz on Tuesday on Culture and Geography. Use Study Guide for Geography and Culture Quiz You may also want to review the Native American Unit Vocabulary Slides Use Power Point Review of Culture and Geography Termsto help you study.

    For Tuesday, October 31:
    Study for Quiz on Tuesday on Culture and Geography. Use Study Guide for Geography and Culture Quiz You may also want to review the Native American Unit Vocabulary Slides

    In Class Tuesday, October 31:
    Last in class work day to complete Web Quest: Who Really Discovered America? We will be posting to Ms. Doyle's Blog by Monday of next week.

    For Wednesday, November 1:
    Go to Ms. Doyle's Blog to read your assignment -- and then visit the web sites created by Ms. Jacob's classes and Ms. Anderson's classes web sites so you can read and comment on the blog. You must complete the blog assignment by Tuesday, November 7.

    For Thursday, November 2:
    Finish the reading begun in class from Extracts from the Journals of Columbus and begin to answer questions on Columbus and the beginning of Colonization The questions will be due in class on Monday, November 6.

    For Friday, October 3:
    No Class will meet. Teacher Work day.

    For Monday, November 6:
    Complete the reading from Howard Zinn's chapter on Columbus and the questions in
    Columbus and the beginning of Colonization

    For Tuesday, November 7:
    Read handout on Columbus's letter to Ferdinad and Isabella. Write five new things you learned about Columbus. Go to
    Ms. Doyle's Blog to read your assignment -- and then visit the web sites created by Ms. Jacobs's classes and Ms. Anderson's classes web sites so you can read and comment on the blog. You must complete the blog assignment by Tuesday, November 7.

    For Wednesday, November 8:
    Work on Columbus Assignment #2; your letter will be due in class on Thursday. It should be word processed or written neatly in ink. Double space, please.

    For Thursday, November 9:
    Complete Columbus Assignment #2.

    For Friday, November 10:
    No Class will meet. Parent/teacher/student conferences in UH 203.

    For Monday, November 13:
    No Homework. If you feel inspired, you might post to Ms. Doyle's Blog about Columbus, Cortes, or Chief Illiniwek.

    For Tuesday, November 14:
    Read pages 3-20 in The Jamestown Colony and begin work on Questions on The Jamestown Colony. Mark and/or highlight your reading; notice important historical "facts." The questions will be due on Thursday.

    For Wednesday, November 15:
    Work on questions 1-10 in Questions on The Jamestown Colony.The questions are due on Thursday.

    For Thursday, November 16:
    Read handout on John Smith and write a paragraph to explain what you find interesting, curious, troubling, or important about Smith and the Jamestown Colony. The paragraph will be due on Friday.

    For Friday, November 17:
    Complete paragraph on John Smith. Explain whether you think Smith is a hero, villain, or a little of both.

    For Monday, November 20:
    Complete Jamestown Colony cartoon, using Editorial Cartoon Assignment to guide you. If you did not finish the in-class work using Jamestown Fort: Rediscovered, please do so. The questions are: Questions on Jamestown Fort For Monday, November 27:
    No Homework. If you want to do some reading over the Thanksgiving Break, you can choose a book from the Colonial Period Historical Fiction Book List and complete Colonial Book Report, extra credit. The book report can be turned in any time before the Winter Break.

    For Tuesday, November 28:
    Complete "Inspiration" map, in class on Monday, to brainstorm about two historical problems with the Disney version of the Pocahontas story. In class on Monday, begin work on Pocahontas Essay Directions and Planning. The essay will be due in class on Friday, December 1. You can refer to readings on Jamestown and Pocahontas, and Images of Pocahontas as well as Pocahontas Myth: Powhatan Nation for more information about the accuracy of Disney's interpretation.

    For Wednesday, November 29:
    Work on Pocahontas essay at home. In class reading and writing on New England Colonies. Take some time this week to post to Ms. Doyle's Blog. Be sure to leave your first name only (and last initial). You can post to either the question about Pocahontas or about the Mayflower.

    For Thursday, November 30:
    Work on Pocahontas essay at home. In class reading and writing on New England Colonies.

    For Friday, December 1:
    Complete Pocahontas Essay Directions and Planning. You should have a five paragraph, word processed, double spaced essay with page numbers and a title to hand in today. If you hand write the essay, you must skip lines, and only write on one side of your paper.

    For Monday, December 4:
    Write a paragraph to explain your choice for Colonial America--Rebels, Witches, and Heroes. You must turn in the paragraph on Monday! Read chapters 15 and 16 in the packet called "Making the Thirteen Colonies" and EITHER answer the questions for each chapter, write a solid and detailed summary of each chapter or do a word map of main ideas for each chapter.

    For Tuesday, December 5:
    Read chapters 18 and 20 in the reading packet "Making the Thirteen Colonies" and do EITHER the questions for each chapter, a detailed summary, or a concept map of main idea for each chapter.

    For Monday, December 11:
    Work on learning lines, costumes, etc. for Colonial America--Rebels, Witches, and Heroes. We'll be working on it all week in class.

    For Tuesday, December 12:
    Continue work on Colonial America--Rebels, Witches, and Heroes. Be prepared for Quiz on Colony Vocabulary Sheet on Friday.

    For Wednesday, December 13:
    Study Colony Vocabulary Slides for Quiz on Friday.

    For Thursday, December 14:
    Continue work on Colonial Project.

    For Friday, December 14:
    Quiz on Colony Vocabulary. ALL EXTRA CREDIT BOOK REPORTS ARE DUE TODAY!

    For Wednesday, January 3:
    No homework. First day of classes. You will need Social Justice in a Democratic Society in class.

    For Thursday, January 4:
    Finish reading "Young Goodman Brown" in Social Justice in a Democratic Society and be sure to mark symbols, allusion, setting and theme as you read.

    For Friday, January 5:
    Work on one paragraph, polished response to "Young Goodman Brown." Write one paragraph defining and identifying a literary term's significance from Hawthorne's "Young Goodman Brown" (character, setting, symbol, theme, plot, or allusion). For example, how is the setting of YGB significant to the story or what does the Faith's pink ribbon symbolize? Your paragraph should have a topic sentence and thesis, at least one quote and an explanataion of how this quote proves your point. The paragraph will be due on Monday in class. Please be sure to word process or write in pen, neatly.

    For Monday, January 8:
    Complete Literary Terms Paragraph Writing for "Young Goodman Brown" and be sure to follow the guidelines about format. Bring Animal Farm to class on Monday! We will read chapter one in class on Monday. Mark your text, looking for protest, irony, character, and commandments.

    IN CLASS, Tuesday and Wednesday, January 9-10:
    Work on Protest Songs and Animal Farm using List of Protest Songs.

    For Tuesday, January 9:
    Read Chapter 2 in Animal Farm and work on Character Chart for AF.Bring headphones to class.

    For Wednesday, January 10:
    Read chapters 3-4 in Animal Farm and continue to work on Character Chart for AF.

    For Thursday, January 11:
    Complete letter assignment for "Battle of the Cowshed." You must complete and turn in Protest Songs and Animal Farm by today. Review your annotations in chapters 1-4.

    For Friday, January 12:
    No Class. MLK assembly. You should read chapters 5-6 in Animal Farm and continue work on the character chart. Keep making annotations in your text. While you read also consider how the pigs persuade the other animals to agree with their suggestions.

    For Monday, January 15:
    Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday. No School.

    For Tuesday, January 16:
    Read Chapters 7-8 in Animal Farm and continue to make notes on your character chart as you mark your text. Go to Ms. Doyle's Blog to post about Animal Farm. This is a good way to think about the text as you read. Please also make comments upon the Colonial Projects.

    For Wednesday, January 17:
    Read chapter 9 in Animal Farm and work on Writing Fables. Your fable will be due on Friday.

    For Thursday, January 18:
    Read Chapter 10 in Animal Farm and continue work on your fable.

    For Friday, January 19:
    Your fable is due in class.

    For Monday, January 22:
    Be prepared for essay test on Animal Farm and be sure to have your annotated text with you in class. Your Character chart is also due.

    For Tuesday, January 23:
    Quiz on Animal Farm vocabulary. Be sure that you have made two posts to the blog by today. Read handout "Causes of Rebellion" and answer questions on separate sheet of paper.

    For Wednesday, January 24:
    Read "Colonial Smuggling" in Reasoning with Democratic Values on pages 27-29 and underline important ideas. You will be answering the questions in class on Wednesday.

    For Thursday, January 25:
    Read handout "A Slave's Story" and answer questions #1-2 "Reviewing the Reading" on a separate sheet of paper. You may word process or write in pen on lined paper.

    For Friday, January 26:
    Read A Short Biography of Phillis Wheatley and write a paragraph. In your paragaph, write about what you think is unique about Wheatly's experience, especially compared to what you have learned in the other two readings about slaves' experiences. How do you interpret her poem "On Being Brought From Africa to America"?

    For Monday, January 29:
    Read handout of pages 70-74 from George Washington and the Founding of a Nation. Write a paragraph (word process or write in pen) explaining your response to Washington's treatment of his slaves and his position as a slave owner. Bring A Young Patriot to class on Monday.

    For Tuesday, January 30:
    Read "Defending the Redcoats" on pages 34-40 in Reasoning With Democratic values and complete the questions on page 41 on loose leaf paper or word process. Complete questions: "Historical Understanding" #1-4 and "Reviewing the Facts of the Case" #1-4.

    For Wednesday, January 31:
    Read Chapters 3-4 in A Young Patriot. Cut out from the top of 40-45 if you want to shorten the reading.

    For Thursday, February 1:
    YOU MUST BRING A WARM COAT, GLOVES AND A HAT TO CLASS FOR AN OUTDOOR ACTIVITY. Read Chapters 5-6 in A Young Patriot. You can skip pages 61-63. In Chapter six read from 69-74 if you want to shorten your total pages read.

    For Friday, February 2:
    Finish chapter 6 in A Young Patriot and read chapters 7 and 8.

    For Monday, February 5:
    Study for quiz on A Young Patriot by reviewing your annotations (tagging) thoroughly. Turn in two copies of your revised fable! Read "Ambush" by Tim O'Brien in Social Justice in a Democratic Society and post to Mr. Nekrosius's Blog by Tuesday.

    For Tuesday, February 6:
    Post to your reaction to the question about "Ambush" on Mr. Nekrosius's Blog

    For Wednesday, February 7:
    Read handout "Women's Rights and the Revolution" and answer questions #1-5 on a separate sheet of paper (word process or write on lined paper).

    For Thursday, February 8:
    Continue to work on your proposal for Interview and Experience Project that is due in class on Monday, February 12th.

    For Friday, February 9:
    NO CLASSES: CONFERENCE DAY. Finish reading "A Luxury We Can't Afford" on pages 54-64 in Reasoning with Democratic Values and answer questions on pages 64-65: Historical Understanding #1-5 and Reveiwing the Facts of the Case #1-5. This has been assigned since Thursday, so it should not be late on Monday!

    For Monday, February 12:
    Your proposal is due today for Interview and Experience Project. Finish reading "A Luxury We Can't Afford" on pages 54-64 in Reasoning with Democratic Values and answer questions on pages 64-65: Historical Understanding #1-5 and Reveiwing the Facts of the Case #1-5. This has been assigned since Thursday, so it should not be late on Monday! BE PREPARED FOR A VOCABULARY QUIZ TODAY!

    For Tuesday, February 13:
    Read "The Lesson" in Social Justice in a Democratic Society and write one interpretive questions for class discussion.

    For Wednesday, February 14:
    Read "Chicago Still Trying to Break Racial Boundary" and answer Questions on the Boundary article for Thursday!

    For Thursday, February 15:
    Complete reading of "Chicago Still Trying to Break Racial Boundary" and answer Questions on the Boundary article for Thursday!

    For Friday, February 16:
    Read Chapters 2 and 3 in Our America and complete Our America Assignment #1

    For Tuesday, February 20:
    Your interview questions are due today for Interview and Experience Project. Read Chapters 4-6 in Our America.

    For Wednesday, February 21:
    Complete questions for Interview and Experience Project. Also complete Our America Characterization Chart that you started in class. Begin reading the article "Northern Exposure" that will be due on Thursday.

    For Thursday, February 22:
    Finish reading "Northern Exposure" and answer ONE of the following questions neatly in pen or word process: 1) Choose a person from the article who is inspirational to you. Why? Give specific textual evidence to show why they are inspirational. 2) What was the "Summit Agreement"? Should Martin Luther King, Jr. have signed it? Why or why not? Use specific textual evidence to back up your point.

    For Friday, February 23:
    Read Chapters 6 and 7 in Our America and complete Our America Assignment #2

    For Monday, February 26:
    Continue to work on your interview and experience project. Read Chapters 9-11 in Our America.

    For Tuesday, February 27:
    Read chapters 19-21 in Our America.

    For Wednesday, February 28:
    Read Chapters 22-25 in Our America.

    For Thursday, March 1:
    Read Language and Perception: Selling the South Side With gentrification comes a new identity, name and complete questions at the back.

    In Class Thursday, March 1:
    Go to The Chicago Housing Authority and answer Questions for the Chicago Housing Authority. You will be able to talk with classmates while you work, but each student must complete the questions to be turned in at the end of the period.

    For Friday, March 2:
    Keep working on your reflection paper and poster for Interview and Experience project. Your poster and reflecton paper will be due on Wednesday, March 7. See Interview and Experience Poster Directions and Sample Reflection paper for guidelines and help.

    Also, optional extra credit reception invitations are due tomorrow!

    For Monday, March 5:
    Be prepared to write an in class essay on the work we have done on the color line in Chicago and the book Our America. You may want to review some of your reading and you might also consider some of the questions we have discussed in class. Work on your Interview Project.

    MONDAY IN CLASS:

    Today you will write an in class essay on the book Our America. To get to the test, follow this link: Our America test.

    For Tuesday, March 6:
    Keep working on your reflection paper and poster for Interview and Experience project. Your poster and reflecton paper will be due on WEDNESDAY, March 7. See Interview and Experience Poster Directions and Sample Reflection paper for guidelines and help.

    For Wednesday, March 7:
    Keep working on your reflection paper and poster for Interview and Experience project. Your poster and reflecton paper will be due on WEDNESDAY, March 7, which is TOMORROW. See Interview and Experience Poster Directions and Sample Reflection paper for guidelines and help.

    For Thursday, March 8:
    Read the Constitution reading on the three-fifths compromise to be handed out in class.

    For Friday, March 9:
    No homework--tonight is the Interview Project Reception. Hope to see you all there!!!

    For Monday, March 12:
    Read the essay by Howard Zinn and complete the attached questions.

    For Tuesday, March 13:
    Read the handout on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights; mark any ideas or lines that seem especially important or have special meaning for you. Please bring this reading with you to class, along with any questions you have about the ideas contained within.

    For Wednesday, March 14:
    Please bring any late or missing homework with you to class on Wednesday; it will be all too easy to forget or lose outstanding assignments over Spring Break!

    For Spring Break:
    After Spring Break, we will begin working on our research project. If you would like, spend some time over the break looking over the list of topics and thinking about which ones seem interesting to you. Spend some time outside. Read a good book. Enjoy the weather. Have a wonderful break!

    For Tuesday, March 27:
    Read the article The Modern Global Slave Trade (to be handed out in class) and write one to three sentences about how the incidents in the article relate to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

    Your top three choices for your American Identity Research Paper topic, written out on a sheet of paper with your name on it, are due on THURSDAY.

    Your Human Rights Current Events Project, which we will discuss in class, is due on Monday, April 2nd.

    Our America Essay rewrites (optional) are due on Monday, April 2nd.

    *Make sure you bring your atlases to class on Tuesday.

    For Wednesday, March 28:
    Your top three choices for your American Identity Research Paper topics are due on Thursday.

    Your Human Rights Current Events Project is due on Monday, April 2nd.

    Our America Essay rewrites are due Monday, April 2nd.

    For Thursday, March 29:
    Finish the Lewis & Clark mapping activity for tomorrow (if you don't finish in class).

    Your top three choices for your American Identity Research Paper are due TOMORROW.

    Your Human Rights Current Events Project is due Monday, April 2nd.

    Our America Essay rewrites are due Monday, April 2nd.

    For Friday, March 30:
    Return Literature Circle Book Letter tomorrow with parent/guardian signature. If you need to see the author of your book, consult this link for the list of books.

    Your Human Rights Current Events Project is due Monday, April 2nd.

    Our America Essay rewrites are due Monday, April 2nd.

    For Monday, April 2:
    Your Human Rights Current Events Project is due Monday, April 2nd.

    Our America Essay rewrites are due Monday, April 2nd.

     

    For Tuesday, April 2:
    Your research materials are due in class on Wednesday: index cards (you may want two different sizes or colors), copy card (you can get a copy card at the book store), and a folder.

    Make sure to have your Literature Circle book for Thursday.

    Begin work on seventh grade human rights research paper (calendar of due dates).

     

    For Wednesday, April 3:

    Read pages 30-34 in Writing Research Papers and answer the questions for those pages.

    Your research materials are due in class on Wednesday: index cards (you may want two different sizes or colors), copy card (you can get a copy card at the book store), and a folder.

    Make sure to have your Literature Circle book for Thursday.

    Continue work on seventh grade human rights research paper (calendar of due dates).


    For Thursday, April 4:
    Read pages 35-41 in Writing Research Papers and answer the questions for those pages.

    Make sure you have your Literature Circle book with you in class tomorrow.

    Continue work on seventh grade human rights research paper (calendar of due dates).

     

    For Friday, April 5:
    Begin working on Works Cited page (must have at least four sources for MONDAY).

    Continue work on seventh grade human rights research paper (calendar of due dates).

     

    For Monday, April 8:
    Your Works Cited page (minimum of four sources) is due MONDAY.

    Continue work on seventh grade human rights research paper (calendar of due dates).

    For Tuesday, April 9:
    Your works cited list is due Tuesday. Make sure to have at least four sources, two of which must be print sources, one of which must be a primary sources. Don't forget to alphabetize your sources. Use your copy of Writing Research Papers as a reference if you have questions.

    You will need 25-30 note cards for Monday, April 16th.

    Continue working on your seventh grade human rights research paper (calendar of due dates).

     

    For Wednesday, April 10:

    Read the excerpt from Andrew Jackson's State of the Union address and follow the annotating directions at the top of the excerpt. Be prepared to use the speech as a text reference during Wednesday's Harkness discussion on Indian removal.

    Continue working on your seventh grade human rights research paper (calendar of due dates).

    You should continue exploring sources and narrowing your topic down. You should also begin to consider what argument you would like to make in your paper. Feel free to contact me if you would like to run a preliminary thesis statement or argument idea by me.

    You will need 25-30 note cards for Monday, April 16th.


    For Thursday, April 11:
    Period 3-4: Make sure you bring your Literature Circle book to class tomorrow (if you have finished your book, you should bring another book to read).

    Continue working on your seventh grade human rights research paper (calendar of due dates).

    You should continue exploring sources and narrowing your topic down. You should also begin to consider what argument you would like to make in your paper. Feel free to contact me if you would like to run a preliminary thesis statement or argument idea by me.

    You will need 25-30 note cards for Monday, April 16th.

     

    For Friday, April 12:
    Continue working on your seventh grade human rights research paper (calendar of due dates).

    You should continue exploring sources and narrowing your topic down. You should also begin to consider what argument you would like to make in your paper. Feel free to contact me if you would like to run a preliminary thesis statement or argument idea by me.

    You will need 25-30 note cards for Monday, April 16th.

     

    For Monday, April 13:
    Continue working on your seventh grade human rights research paper (calendar of due dates).

    You should continue exploring sources and narrowing your topic down. You should also begin to consider what argument you would like to make in your paper. Feel free to contact me if you would like to run a preliminary thesis statement or argument idea by me.

    You will need 25-30 note cards for Monday, April 16th.

    Monday, April 16:
    We will be working on outlines in class today; make sure to bring your copy of Writing Research Papers to class (as you should do every day). We will be working on the following questions in class.

    For Tuesday, April 17:
    REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR SOCIAL JUSTICE BOOK TO CLASS TOMORROW.

    You will need a typed outline with a thesis statement (either a sentence outline or a topic outline--see pages 42-46 in Writing Research Papers for details) by this Thursday, April 19th.

    Continue reading your Literature Circle book--you will need to have read at least half of the book, written two questions, and completed the work for your first role by Monday, April 23.

    Continue working on your seventh grade human rights research paper (calendar of due dates).

     

    For Wednesday, April 18:

    You will need a typed outline with a thesis statement (either a sentence outline or a topic outline--see pages 42-46 in Writing Research Papers for details) by this Thursday, April 19th.

    Continue reading your Literature Circle book--you will need to have read at least half of the book, written two questions, and completed the work for your first role by Monday, April 23.

    Continue working on your seventh grade human rights research paper (calendar of due dates).


    For Thursday, April 19:
    You will need a typed outline with a thesis statement (either a sentence outline or a topic outline--see pages 42-46 in Writing Research Papers for details) by this Thursday (TOMORROW), April 19th.

    Continue reading your Literature Circle book--you will need to have read at least half of the book, written two questions, and completed the work for your first role by Monday, April 23.

    Continue working on your seventh grade human rights research paper (calendar of due dates).

     

    For Friday, April 20:
    No school Friday--Teacher In-Service Day. (Get outside, read a book, enjoy the long weekend!)

     

    For Monday, April 23:
    Continue reading your Literature Circle book--you will need to have read at least half of the book, written two questions, and completed the work for your first role by Monday, April 23. Make sure to bring your Literature Circle book with you to class on Monday.

    Continue working on your seventh grade human rights research paper (calendar of due dates).

    For Tuesday, April 24:
    We will be working on introduction paragraphs in class on Monday. You will receive your graded outlines with my comments in class to help you begin work on your introduction paragraphs. Your rough drafts are due in one week. That means that you should be writing two to three paragraphs a night so that your rough draft will be as strong and polished as you can make it by Monday. Remember, your rough draft should be at least four pages long and be completely free of editing or grammar errors; it should the best paper you are capable of writing prior to peer editing. For Tuesday, you should finish and polish your introduction paragraph and write at least one more paragraph of your research paper (calendar of due dates).

    Also, you should continue reading your Literature Circle book--you will need to finish your book, written two additional questions about the second half of your book, written several sentences about the internal and external conflicts of the book, written at least three sentences about the climax of the book, and completed the work for your second role by Friday, May 4th. You can include all the sentences and role work together to turn in on Friday, May 4th.

    Finally, make sure to bring your copy of Social Justice to class on Tuesday and Wednesday.

     

    For Wednesday, April 25:
    Write an additional 2-3 paragraphs for your rough draft of your research paper (calendar of due dates). Consider asking a parent, teacher, or friend to review your progress so far.

    Continue reading and writing your sentences for your Literature Circle book for Friday, May 4th.

    Remember to bring your copy of Social Justice to class on Wednesday.

    For Thursday, April 26:
    Write an additional 2-3 paragraphs for your rough draft of your research paper (calendar of due dates). Consider asking a parent, teacher, or friend to review your progress so far.

    Continue reading and writing your sentences for your Literature Circle book for Friday, May 4th.

     

    For Friday, April 27:
    Write an additional 2-3 paragraphs for your rough draft of your research paper (calendar of due dates). Consider asking a parent, teacher, or friend to review your progress so far.

    Continue reading and writing your sentences for your Literature Circle book for Friday, May 4th.

     

    For Monday, April 30:
    Finish writing the rough draft of your research paper (calendar of due dates). Consider asking a parent, teacher, or friend to edit your paper for editing concerns. Remember, your rough draft should be polished and complete--it should be the best paper you can write prior to peer editing in class.

    Continue reading and writing your sentences for your Literature Circle book for Friday, May 4th.

     

    For Monday, April 30:
    Make sure you have turned in TWO COPIES of your rough draft for your research paper. Remember, your rough draft should be at least four pages long and be completely free of editing or grammar errors; it should the best paper you are capable of writing prior to peer editing. For format requirements, see the assignment sheet for the research paper (calendar of due dates).

    On ONE of the copies, circle the one paragraph for which you would like me to provide feedback. This could be a paragraph you have questions on or a paragraph you think is representative of the work as a whole.

    Continue reading, working on your roles, and writing your sentences on conflict and climax for your Literature Circle book for Friday, May 4th.

    For Tuesday, May 1:
    If you missed class (for the field trip or any other reason), please look over the pictures in this powerpoint. These images regarding slavery will serve as sources for a Harkness discussion later this week.

    We will be working on peer editing in class on Tuesday; if you have not done so already, make sure you have turned in TWO COPIES of your rough draft for your research paper by today so that you can receive feedback from one of your classmates.

    Please bring your copy of Commander in Chief: Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War to class tomorrow.

    Continue reading, working on your roles, and writing your sentences on conflict and climax for your Literature Circle book for Friday, May 4th.

     

    For Wednesday, May 2:
    Now that you have feedback from one of your peers and from your teacher, begin revising your research paper. The final draft is due on Tuesday, May 8th. See the assignment sheet for the research paper (calendar of due dates).

    Please bring your copy of Commander in Chief: Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War to class tomorrow.

    Period 3/4: Finish the reading and questions on Abraham Lincoln that we start in class today for homework, due tomorrow.

    Continue reading, working on your roles, and writing your sentences on conflict and climax for your Literature Circle book for Friday, May 4th.


    For Thursday, May 3:
    Continue revising your research paper. The final draft is due on Tuesday, May 8th. See the assignment sheet for the research paper (calendar of due dates).

    Bring your copy of The Slave Narrative of Frederick Douglass to class with you every day starting tomorrow.

    Continue reading, working on your roles, and writing your sentences on conflict and climax for your Literature Circle book for Friday, May 4th.

     

    For Friday, May 4:
    Continue revising your research paper. The final draft is due on Tuesday, May 8th. See the assignment sheet for the research paper (calendar of due dates).

    Bring your copy of The Slave Narrative of Frederick Douglass to class with you every day.

    Continue reading, working on your roles, and writing your sentences on conflict and climax for your Literature Circle book for Friday, May 4th.

     

    For Monday, May 7:
    Read and annotate (tag) chapter two in Frederick Douglass, following these tagging guidelines.

    Finish polishing the final draft of your research paper (calendar of due dates). Consider asking a parent, teacher, or friend to edit your paper for editing concerns. Your final draft is due on TUESDAY, May 8th.

    For Tuesday, May 8:
    Finalize the polished draft of your research paper, which is due on Tuesday. Before printing your final polished copy, review this list of reminders.

     

    For Wednesday, May 9:
    Read and annotate (tag) chapter seven in Frederick Douglass, following these tagging guidelines.

    Begin working on your project for Frederick Douglass. You should choose one of these two options and complete your work by Thursday, May 17th.

    For Thursday, May 10:
    Read and annotate (tag) chapters eight and nine in Frederick Douglass, following these tagging guidelines.

    Continue working on your project for Frederick Douglass. You should choose one of these two options and complete your work by Thursday, May 17th.

     

    For Friday, May 11:
    Read and annotate (tag) pages 41 through the top of page 51 in Frederick Douglass, following these tagging guidelines.

    Continue working on your project for Frederick Douglass. You should choose one of these two options and complete your work by Thursday, May 17th.

     

    For Monday, May 14:
    Read and annotate (tag) pages 51-65 (the end of chapter ten) in Frederick Douglass, following these tagging guidelines.

    Continue working on your project for Frederick Douglass. You should choose one of these two options and complete your work by Thursday, May 17th.

     

     



    You can email me at pdoyle@vertex.ucls.uchicago.edu, or you can email Mr. Nekrosius at snekros@ucls.uchicago.edu.

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