Homework

Current Homework for Humanities

  • Class Guidelines and Expectations

  • Identity Collage

  • letter to Ms. Doyle

  • US States and Capitals map

  • States and Capitals Review Power Point

  • In class writing assignment responding to "An American Girl Turns 18"

  • NY Times Interactive:How Class Works

  • Letter to Families about Humanities computing policy with contract

  • Identity Unit Vocabulary Chart

  • Identity Vocabulary Power point

  • Identity Unit Personal Narrative

  • Questions for Chapters 1-2 in American Born Chinese

  • NPR: Growing Up Chinese American, Graphically

  • Identity Unit Personal Narrative

  • American Born Chinese Questions for chapter 4

  • American Born Chinese reading questions for chapter 5

  • American Born Chinese reading questions for chapter 6

  • American Born Chinese reading questions for chapter 9

  • Your Personal Narrative as Graphic Narrative Assignment

  • Graphic Narrative Helpful Hints

  • Infogrpahic Assignment for ABC Wrap Up

  • Columbus/Cortez vocabulary power point

  • questions for "America Before Columbus"

  • Geography and Culture Power Point Review

  • Review for Geography, Culture, and Encounters Quiz

  • Jamestown Fort Rediscovered

  • Colonial Project--Rebels, Witches and Heroes

  • Pequot Museum: Algonquin Language Stories

  • Cree Naming Poem

  • Study Guide for Trial of Anne Hutchinson

  • Self Evaluation for the Trial of Anne Hutchinson

  • Thirteen Colonies Questions

  • Colonial Project--Rebels, Witches and Heroes

  • Animal Farm Tagging Guide

  • Animal Farm Vocabulary Power Point

  • Animal Farm Vocabulary Chart

  • Animal Farm Character Chart Chapters 1-6

  • Animal Farm Character Chart Chapters 7-10

  • Irony Power Point

  • Writing Fables Assignment

  • Write Bite Practice with paragraph writing

  • Rockin' The World: Protest Songs Questions

  • Animal Farm Test Format

  • Sample Animal Farm Test Question: Practice Paragraph

  • Colonial Historical Fiction 2011

  • Colonial Book Extra Credit Project List

  • Chains Reading Guide Questions

  • Chains Vocabulary Chart

  • Chains final writing assignment

  • Chains Vocabulary Power Point

  • The Interview and Experience Project 2012

  • Invitation

  • Lewis and Clark Mapping

  • Lewis and Clark printable map

  • Research Paper Topic List

  • Research Paper Overview

  • Research Paper Requirements

  • Research Paper Calendar

  • Research Paper Reflection

  • Lewis and Clark Journal Experience

  • Mapping the Missouri Compromise

  • Manifest Destiny Images

  • Mini-Annotated Bibliography

  • Writing a Gothic Story

  • Mexcian-American War WebQuest

  • Mini-Annotated Bibliography

  • Outline format and example

  • MLA Internal Citaiton format for research paper

  • Guidelines for Manuscript form: research paper

  • Writing Introductions and Conclusions

  • Noodle Tool Guide

  • Haiku Fest

  • Civil War Projects

  • Fort Sumter Power Point

  • A Raisin in the Sun Vocabulary Chart

  • A Raisin in the Sun vocabulary power point part one

  • A Raisin in the Sun vocabulary part two

  • Key Questions for "Pursuing the American Dream" Unit

  • The Great Migration: Jacob Lawrence Slide Show

  • A Raisin in the Sun Character Chart

  • Raisin setting and family tree

  • Tighten Up!

  • Practice with Nouns

  • Review of Homonyms

  • NY Times: Mapping America, Every City, Every Block
  • Revising Your Writing

  • The Supersize Burger vs. The MEAL plan -- writing five paragraph essays

  • Comma PowerPoint from "OWL" Purdue University Writing WeSite

  • Five Paragraph Essay Planning Sheet

  • Websites for grammar practice

  • Ms. Doyle's Blog

  • Mr. Nekrosius's Blog

  • Practice with Nouns

  • US Map

  • Homonyms Review and Worksheet

  • Comma PowerPoint from "OWL" Purdue University Writing WeSite

  • The Supersize Burger vs. The MEAL plan -- writing five paragraph essays

  • Five Paragraph Essay Planning Sheet

  • Websites for grammar practice

  • Ms. Doyle's Blog

  • Mr. Nekrosius's Blog

  • 7th Grade Humanities Doyle
    Homework Archive Page

    Periods 1-2 and 6-7

    For Tuesday, September 6:
    First Day of Class. Welcome.

    For Wednesday, September 7:
    Read "Theme for English B" in Social Justice in a Democratic Society and make a list of as many cultural identifiers as you can for the narrator of the poem, using specific language from the poem to support your ideas. Write a separate paragraph, with evidence, to explain what your interpretation of the message of the poem.

    For Thursday, September 8:
    Start work on Identity Collage, due on September 14th. Read "High Yellow White Trash" by Lisa Page in Social Justice in a Democratic Society and annotate as you read. Review the annotation guide we discussed in class, if you need reminders.

    For Friday, September 9:
    Start your letter to Ms. Doyle, due in class on Tuesday, September 13th.

    For Monday, September 12:
    Finish the states and capitals map. (Print this US States and Capitals map to do more practice). Be sure you have outlined each state in a different color, written the name of the state neatly and legibly in pencil in the state, and included the capital as well. Use a key for the small states and states along the eastern seaboard. You want your map to be a useable study guide. Shading lightly a different color inside of each state will increase useability.

    For Tuesday, September 13:
    Your letter to Ms. Doyle is due today in class. Be sure it is word processed or written in pen and double-spaced. You should have answered all of the questions in at least a page and a half. Read "Crickets" in SJDS on pages 34-37 and annotate, looking in partiuclar for figurative language.

    For Wednesday, September 14:
    Your Identity Collage is due today in class. Be sure you have a key on the back of the collage, and be sure your name is clearly on the front of the collage.

    For Thursday, September 15:
    Review for States and capitals quiz on 9/26 and review Identity Vocabulary Power point Begin work on your Identity Unit Personal Narrative, due in class on Wednesday, September 21. Read the poem, "Phone Booth at the Corner" on page 7 of SJDS and relfect upon the metaphor of the box. Also look for figurative language.

    For Friday, September 16:
    Post to
    Ms. Doyle's Blog an answer to the question you find there. Remember to post only with your first name and class period -- no last names or initials. Be sure you have turned in your signed Humanities computing policy contract by today!

    For Monday, September 19:
    Bring American Born Chinese to class today and for the next three weeks. You might want sticky notes in order to annotate your text. Be sure to hand in your signed Humanities computing policy contract if you have not already done so. Review Identity Vocabulary Power point for the quiz on Friday, September 23. Work on yourIdentity Unit Personal Narrative, due in class on Wednesday, September 21.

    For Tuesday, September 20:
    Work on
    Identity Unit Personal Narrative, due in class on Wednesday, September 21. Read pages 23-40 in American Born Chineseand complete Questions for Chapters 1-2 in American Born Chinese. Answer the questions in pen or word process them. Please write in complete sentences, giving evidence from the novel when necessary.

    For Wednesday, September 21:
    Your Identity Unit Personal Narrative, due today. Be sure it is word processed, double-spaced, 12 point Times New Roman font, minimum two pages. Read pages 43-52 in American Born Chinese.

    For Thursday, September 22:
    Review
    Identity Vocabulary Power point for the quiz on Friday. Read "Being Poor in the Land of Plenty" on pages 26-32 in SJDS and annotate.

    For Friday, September 23:
    Read pages 55-84 in American Born Chinese and answer
    American Born Chinese Questions for chapter 4. Be sure to write in pen or word process. Vocabulary Quiz is today.

    For Monday, September 26:
    Review using the States and Capitals Review Power Point for the test today in class. Be sure you can spell the state and its capital correctly. You may also print out the blank US States and Capitals map for extra practice at home. Read pages 87-106 in American Born Chinese and complete American Born Chinese reading questions for chapter 5. Be sure to write in pen or word process. FOR PERIOD 1-2: IF NOT FINISHED IN CLASS, FINISH "Being Poor in a Land of Plenty" practice paragraph Be sure to word process.

    For Tuesday, September 27:
    Read Chapter 6 (pages 107-130) in American Born Chineseand review Questions for Chapter 6 in American Born Chinese. Do NOT answer the questions -- we will be working on the questions in groups in class.

    For Wednesday, September 28:
    Read pages 133-160 in American Born Chinese. Go to Ms. Doyle's Blog and write a post on "American Born Chinese Themes: Shame, Identity, and Boxes." You will need to read the brief description of the assignment you find there. Please post by Monday (even though we won't have classes on Monday).

    For Thursday, September 29:
    Start work on Your Personal Narrative as Graphic Narrative Assignment. This assignment will be due in class on Thursday, October 6th. Use Revising Your Writing to begin the revision of your personal narrative -- this second draft is also due on Thursday, October 6th.

    For Friday, September 30:
    Read pages 161-200 in American Born Chinese. Write, in pen, or word process at least five interpretive questions about the reading. Don't answer the questions, but bring them for use in our Harkness discussion.

    For Monday, October 3:
    Finish American Born Chinese for class on Tuesday. We will be at the Dunes all day Monday, so no classes will meet. Be sure you have posted to Ms. Doyle's Blog by this morning. Continue to work on revising your personal narrative.

    For Tuesday, October 4:
    Finish American Born Chinese and continue work on Your Personal Narrative as Graphic Narrative Assignment. Your graphic narrative and revisions of the personal narrative are due in class on Thursday.

    For Wednesday, October 5:
    continue work on
    Your Personal Narrative as Graphic Narrative Assignment. Your graphic narrative and revisions of the personal narrative are due in class on Thursday.

    If you are taking the States and Capitals test again, the test will happen during tutorial ONLY on Thursday. Please let me know if you plan to take it. Be sure to review before the retake.

    For Thursday, October 6:
    Finish
    Your Personal Narrative as Graphic Narrative Assignment. This assignment will be due in class on today. Use Revising Your Writing to write the final draft of your personal narrative. Be sure to include your first draft with the final when you hand it in. Start work on Cree Naming Poem due in class on Monday, October 10th.

    For Friday, October 7:
    Be prepared for an in-class assessment on the identity unit. You need to review the literary terms we have learned so far: figurative language, metaphor, simile, hyperbole, alliteration, setting. Review the parts of a paragraph: topic sentence, evidence/analysis/explanation (data, examples, text reference) = body sentences, and conclusion. Finally, review the readings we have done in this unit and your class notes about themes, underlying messages, identity, shame, and escaping boxes. It would also be good to reveiw the list of cultural identifiers. You must have your books with you for the test.

    For Monday, October 10:
    Finish Cree Naming Poem for class today.Be sure you have at least 15 lines, word processed and an illustration.

    For Tuesday, October 11:
    Begin reading "America Before Columbus" on pages 62-70 in Social Justice Reader and start answering the questions for "America Before Columbus" due in class on Wednesday. Write in pen, in complete sentences, or word process.

    For Wednesday, October 12:
    Finish reading "America Before Columbus" on pages 62-70 in Social Justice Reader and start answering the questions for "America Before Columbus" due in class on Wednesday. Write in pen, in complete sentences, or word process.

    For Thursday, October 13:
    Read the handout "Why Textbooks Lie" and write a one-two paragraph summary of the main ideas and arguments that Lowen (the author of the article) uses.

    For Friday, October 14:
    Read "Christopher Columbus Reports to Ferdinand and Isabella" on pages 71-82 in Social Justice and annotate for mentions of gold, slaves, natives, and Christianity.

    For Monday, October 17:
    Study for the Columbus/Cortez unit vocabulary quiz. There will be no word bank on this quiz! Please note: "Complaisaint" will NOT be on the quiz. Write a one-paragraph response to this question: What should 7th grade students be taught about Columbus and the first encounters of Europeans with indigenous Americans? Your topic sentence must include your position. Select one piece of evidence from our sources to support your claim, and explain how that evidence supports your argument. Include the "so what?" idea in your conclusion. Be sure to write in pen or word process. Review Tighten Up! as you write your paragraph.

    For Tuesday, October 18:
    Read "What is Geography?" on pages 47-50 in Social Justice Reader. Answer the questions found on page 50 in "Section 1 Review" numbers 2-6. Write in pen, in complete sentences, or word process.
    ALL: Read the handout "Hernan Cortez Arrives in Mexico" and your assigned pages for the Cortez/Aztec encounter: Spanish read pages 89-92 and Aztecs read pages 93-98 in SJDS. ALL read pages 99-100.

    For Wednesday, October 19:
    Read "The Meaning of Culture" on pages 51-56 Social Justice Reader and answer the questions on page 56 in "Section 3 Review" #1-5 AND 7. Write in pen, in complete sentences, or word process.

    For Thursday, October 20:
    Read "How Cultures Change" on pages 57-61 in Social Justice reader and answer the questions on page 61 in "Section 4 Review" #1-4 AND 6.
    Be prepared for the vocabulary quiz in class today. There will NOT be a word bank on the quiz, so be sure you have practiced writing the words, definitions and synonyms.

    For Friday, October 21:
    Work on Columbus/Cortez assignment, due on Tuesday, October 25th.No class. Advisor/Student/Family Conference Day.

    For Monday, October 24:
    Work on Columbus/Cortez assignment, due on Tuesday, October 25th. Use Review for Geography, Culture, and Encounters Quiz to begin preparing for the quiz on Friday. You may also want to use Geography and Culture Power Point Review to prepare for the quiz on Friday.

    For Tuesday, October 25:
    Complete Columbus/Cortez assignment, due in class today. Study for Quiz on Friday.

    In Class Tuesday, October 25:
    Jamestown Fort Rediscovered

    For Wednesday, October 26:
    Study for Quiz on Friday.
    Be sure to have your one-paragraph choice for Colonial Project--Rebels, Witches and Heroes in class today. Indicate your second choice in a sentence.

    In Class Wednesday, October 26:
    Pequot Museum: Algonquin Language Stories

    For Thursday, October 27:
    Read "English Settlers Come to Stay" on pages 105-108 in Social Justice reader. Annotate as you read. Study for Quiz on Friday.

    For Friday, October 28:
    Be prepared for the quiz on Themes of Geography and Culture, and Encounters.

    For Monday, October 31:
    No Homework: Happy Weekend!

    For Tuesday, November 1:
    No Homework. Be sure to bring Reasoning with Democratic Values to your project group for the next three weeks. If you are in Ms. Doyle's humanities class, but with Mr. Drogos or Mr. Nekrosius for the project, see their websites for HW assignments. Mr. Drogos's HW page and Mr. Nekrosius's HW page

    For Wednesday, November 2:
    Read pages 112-117 in SJDS an excerpt from "The Thirteen Colonies." Answer Thirteen Colonies Questions after reading the pages.

    For Thursday, November 3:
    HW for Project Group: Read pages 3-6 in Reasoning with Democratic Values and complete the quesitons on page 7. Do the following answers on notebook paper in pen or word process: Historical Understanding #1,2, 3. Reviewing the Facts of the Case #1-5.

    For Friday, November 4:
    No School. Teacher Professional Development Day.

    For Monday, November 7:
    Using Facts on File (which you can access through the Lab School Library), research/read about your chosen topic for the documentary. Be sure to come to class on Monday with about a page of notes from your source (or sources) and also inlcude the citation information (what source did you use?). We will be sharing this information, so either word process or write very neatly in pen.

    For Tuesday, November 8:
    Finish reading the handout "Background Essay." Annotate for useful information. Write a paragraph to expalin the two roles you'd like to play in the making of the documentary. Be as specific as possible.

    For Wednesday, November 9:
    Work on getting into your role, gathering props and costumes (if that is your job), or learning your lines. No other homework.

    For Thursday, November 10:
    Work on getting into your role, gathering props and costumes (if that is your job), or learning your lines. No other homework.

    For Friday, November 11:
    Work on getting into your role, gathering props and costumes (if that is your job), or learning your lines. No other homework.

    For Monday, November 14:
    Work on getting into your role, gathering props and costumes (if that is your job), or learning your lines. No other homework.

    For Tuesday, November 15:
    Memorize lines. Bring costumes and props. Be sure to have written the interview section before class.

    For Wednesday, November 16:
    Memorize lines. Bring costumes and props.

    If you are interested in extra credit, please read one of these books and then do one of these projects with the book. The extra credit is due Friday, December 16th.

    For Thursday, November 17:
    Memorize lines. Bring costumes and props.

    For Friday, November 18:
    Memorize lines. Bring costumes and props.

    For Monday, November 21:
    Be prepared for an in class assessment on the trial of Anne Hutchinson. Use this to reveiw the main ideas.

    For Tuesday, November 22:
    If you will not be in school, you MUST hand in your Self Evaluation for the Trial of Anne Hutchinson. This must be completed before you leave for Thanksgiving Break! Your grade depends upon it.

    For Monday, November 28:
    No homework. Thanksgiving Break.

    For Tuesday, November 29:
    Read Causes of Rebellion and complete the questions in Social Justice.

    For Wednesday, November 30:
    Read "Che: The Man Behind the Myth" in SJDS and annotate.

    For Thursday, December 1:
    Go to Ms. Doyle's Blog and complete the question for the Salem Witch Trials Newspaper Project.

    For Friday, December 2:
    Go to Ms. Doyle's Blog and complete the question for the Salem Witch Trials Newspaper Project.

    For Monday, December 5:
    Read Chapter 2 in Animal Farm and annotate. Work on Animal Farm Character Chart Chapters 1-6 due on Friday, December 9th.

    For Tuesday, December 6:
    Read Chapter 3 in Animal Farm and annotate. Work on Animal Farm Character Chart Chapters 1-6.

    For Wednesday, December 7:
    Read Chapter 4 in Animal Farm and begin work on Writing Fables Assignment, due on Wednesday, December 14th.

    For Thursday, December 8:
    Read Chapter 5 in Animal Farm and work on
    Writing Fables Assignment.

    For Friday, December 9:
    Click here to see the
    Trial of Anne Hutchinson Video Documentary Periods 1-2.

    Click here to see Trial of Anne Hutchinson Video Documentary Periods 6-7.

    For Monday, December 12:
    Read Chapter 7 in Animal Farm and annotate. Work on Animal Farm Character Chart Chapters 7-10 due on Thursday, December 15th. Study for Vocabulary quiz tomorrow.

    For Tuesday, December 13:
    Read Chapter 8-9 in Animal Farm and annotate. Work on Animal Farm Character Chart Chapters 7-10. Complete Writing Fables Assignment, due on Wednesday, December 14th. Vocabulary quiz today.

    Bring ear buds to class!!

    IN CLASS Tuesday, December 13:
    Using your ear buds, listen to some of the following
    Protest Songs plus links and complete Rockin' the World: Questions about Protest Songs

    For Wednesday, December 14:
    Read Chapter 10 in Animal Farm and turn in Writing Fables Assignment, due today.

    Here are two things that can help you prepare for the test on Thursday.
    Animal Farm Test Format and Sample Animal Farm Test Question: Practice Paragraph

    For Thursday, December 15:
    Be prepared for the in class writing assessment on Animal Farm today. Use the test prep and practice paragraphs from above for practice.

    For Friday, December 16 :
    Turn in any Animal Farm work not completed. (Protest songs) If you did Colonial Book Extra Credit Project List you must turn it in today.

    For Tuesday, January 5:
    Welcome Back. You will get the new SJDS in class. Please bring Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson to class.

    For Wednesday, January 6:
    Read Chains Chapters 1-4 and complete the question for the chapters on Chains Reading Guide Questions

    For Thursday, January 7:
    Read "Defending the Redcoats" in Reasoning with Democratic Values on pages 33-40.

    For Friday, January 8:
    Read Chapters 5-8 in Chains and complete the Chains Reading Guide Questions for Chapters 5-8.

    For Monday, January 9:
    Read Chapters 9-12 in Chains and complete the Chains Reading Guide Questions for those chapters.

    For Tuesday, January 10:
    Read Chapters 13-16 in Chains and complete the question from Chains Reading Guide Questions for those chapters.

    For Wednesday, January 11:
    Read Chains Chapters 17-19 and complete the question for the chapters on Chains Reading Guide Questions

    For Thursday, January 12:
    Read Chapters 20-21 in Chains and complete Chains Reading Guide Questions for those chapters.

    For Friday, January 13:
    Read Chapters 22-24 in Chains and complete the Chains Reading Guide Questions for Chapters 22-24.

    Periods 1-2 and 6-7

    For Monday, January 16:
    No School. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday.

    For Tuesday, January 17:
    Read Chapters 25-27 in Chains and complete the Chains Reading Guide Questions for Chapters 25-27.

    For Wednesday, January 18:
    Read Chains Chapters 28-32 and complete the question for the chapters on Chains Reading Guide Questions

    Start work on The Interview and Experience Project 2012. Begin by brainstorming someone who is different than you who you would like to interveiw. Think about the variety of possibilities open to you from within the school, friends, family and outside connections to places of worship, community centers, organizaitons that you belong to with your family.

    For Thursday, January 19:
    Read Chapters 33-35 in Chains and complete Chains Reading Guide Questions for those chapters.

    For Friday, January 20:
    Read Chapters 36-39 in Chains and complete the Chains Reading Guide Questions for Chapters 36-39.

    For Monday, January 23:
    Read Chapters 40-41in Chains and complete the Chains Reading Guide Questions for Chapters 40-41.

    Your Inerview and Experience Project proposal is due Monday, January 30th. Don't wait until the last minute to contact your intended interviewee!

    Bring the printed out, completed questions for chapter 20-41 in order to peer edit in class on Monday.

    For Tuesday, January 24:
    Be prepared for the vocabulary quiz today in class.

    For Wednesday, January 25:
    Read Chains Chapters 42-45 and complete the question for the chapters on Chains Reading Guide Questions

    Work on your proposal for The Interview and Experience Project 2012 due on Monday, January 30th. Your proposal needs to be a full paragraph to explain what you hope to learn, how the person is different from you, and if possible what you might do for the experience and when you'll conduct the interview.

    For Thursday, January 26:
    Prepare for final Harkness discussion on Chains be ready to hand in the complete set of Chains Reading Guide Questions for chapters 20-45.

    For Friday, January 27:
    Work on Interview and Experience Proposal due on Monday.

    For Monday, January 30:
    Your proposal for the The Interview and Experience Project 2012, is due in class today. Be sure you have one good (5-7 sentences) paragraph, explaining how your interviewee is different from you, what you hope to learn from the project, and if possible when you plan to meet.
    Work on the Chains final writing assignment due in class on Friday.

    For Tuesday, January 31:
    Work on quesitons for Interview and Experience Project, due on Tuesday, February 7th. NB: This due date is different (later) than the one on the project guidelines.
    Work on the Chains final writing assignment due in class on Friday. Your annotations for Chains are also due on Friday.

    For Wednesday, February 1:
    Work on quesitons for Interview and Experience Project, due on Tuesday, February 7th. NB: This due date is different (later) than the one on the project guidelines.
    Work on the Chains final writing assignment due in class on Friday.

    For Thursday, February 2:
    Work on quesitons for Interview and Experience Project, due on Tuesday, February 7th. NB: This due date is different (later) than the one on the project guidelines.
    Work on the Chains final writing assignment due in class on Friday.

    For Friday, February 3:
    Turn in your copy of Chains so I can check your annotations. You must also be ready to hand in Chains final writing assignment.

    For Monday, February 6:
    Work on questions for The Interview and Experience Project 2012, due in class tomorrow, if you have not already turned them in. Parent Teacher conferences today -- no school.

    For Tuesday, February 7:
    Interview and Experience Questions due. If not turned in on Friday, your Chains final writing assignment is due in class. Annotations are also due if you did not turn them in on Friday.

    Be prepared for class with your Parliamentary Procedures and your role guidelines for the Constitutional Convention. Be sure to come prepared to work with your group.

    For Wednesday, February 8:
    TBA -- wrap up from Constitutional Convention.

    Extra Credit: Write a Haiku for Haiku Fest and submit to the city wide contest. See the Haiku fest website for details and be sure to let me know if you submit something!

    For Thursday, February 9:
    TBA-- work on Interveiw and Experience project.

    Extra Credit: Write a Haiku for Haiku Fest and submit to the city wide contest. See the Haiku fest website for details and be sure to let me know if you submit something!

    For extra credit, design an invitation for the Interview and Experience Reception. Include: When Monday, March 12th. Where: Judd 126 (address of school also helpful). Who: Interviewees and families of students. Time: 6:30-8:30 pm. What: Light refreshments and a thank you to the Interviewees. Please submit something on 8.5 x 11 paper, without lines.

    For Friday, February 10:
    No school. For Monday, February 13, Read pages 75-79 in Social Justice "The Universal Declaration of Human Rights." After reading, write at least one thoughtful paragraph to address either of the two possibilites that follow:

    1. Which three articles in the UDHR do you think are the most important, and why? 2.Identify a current event at the local, national, or global level and explain how ONE of the articles in the UDHR is being either upheld or violated in that event. What is your personal response to this event and the connection to the UDHR?

    For Monday, February 13:
    Read pages 75-79 in Social Justice "The Universal Declaration of Human Rights." After reading, write at least one thoughtful paragraph to address either of the two possibilites that follow:

    1. Which three articles in the UDHR do you think are the most important, and why? 2.Identify a current event at the local, national, or global level and explain how ONE of the articles in the UDHR is being either upheld or violated in that event. What is your personal response to this event and the connection to the UDHR?

    For Monday, February 13:
    Read pages 75-79 in Social Justice "The Universal Declaration of Human Rights." After reading, write at least one thoughtful paragraph to address either of the two possibilites that follow:

    1. Which three articles in the UDHR do you think are the most important, and why? 2.Identify a current event at the local, national, or global level and explain how ONE of the articles in the UDHR is being either upheld or violated in that event. What is your personal response to this event and the connection to the UDHR?

    For Tuesday, February 14:
    Work on Interveiw Project.

    For Wednesday, February 15:
    TBA -- Finish UN Declaration on Human Rights in class work.

    Extra Credit: Write a Haiku for Haiku Fest and submit to the city wide contest. See the Haiku fest website for details and be sure to let me know if you submit something!

    For Thursday, February 16:
    Read excerpt from Don't Know Much About History in SJDS on pages 80-82, "What was the Louisiana Purchase?"

    For Friday, February 17:
    Bring your US History atlas to class, along with colored pencils.

    For Monday, February 20:
    Finish Lewis and Clark Mapping if not finished in class on Friday.

    In class Tuesday, February 21:
    Using Lewis and Clark Journal Experience, answerin your own journals. Be prepared for the Lewis and Clark "Expedition" tomorrow.

    For Tuesday, February 21:
    Work on Interveiw Project, and complete Lewis and Clark Mapping if not finished in class. For Wednesday, list your top FIVE choices for the Research Paper Topic List. Be sure to include two sentences about why you are interested in your top TWO choices.

    For Wednesday, February 22:
    List your top FIVE choices for the Research Paper Topic List. Be sure to include two sentences about why you are interested in your top TWO choices. Please write neatly in pen or word process.

    Bring rain gear, warm clothes and good walking shoes for class today. Be sure to have your journal and a pencil or two as well.

    In Class Thursday, February 23:
    Read and answer the questions on Mapping the Missouri Compromise If not finished in class, you need to finish for homework.

    For Thursday, February 23:
    Using the notes and drawings from our walk today, select details, sketches, description, and other observations to recopy, neatly, in pencil, onto another sheet to turn in. Follow Lewis and Clark's example of using all space and incorporating words into pictures.

    For Friday, February 24:
    Read excerpt from Andrew Jackson's State of the Union Address on pages 85-89 in Social Justice. Be sure to annotate, looking for how he describes native people (what language does he use?), and for his justificaitons of the actions he is employing. Write examples of each in your journal.

    For Monday, February 27:
    TBA -- Work on interview project -- reflection and poster due Monday, March 5th. Begin research on your topic. At this point, you are reading, reading, reading. Look for information on website that are associated with universities, or are subscriber based (such as Facts on File, or Gale Biography). Log into LabNet at the Rowley Library website to find usernames and passwords.

    On Monday, bring $5.00 to buy a copy card. Also, get a new blue folder, or an accordion folder to keep all of your research materials.

    For Tuesday, February 28:
    No classes. Diversity Day. Work on the I and E project and keep researching.

    For Wednesday, February 29:
    TBA

    For Thursday, March 1:
    Complete the handout Trail of Tears Mapping Questions using the map handed out in class. Read "Samuel's Memory" on pages 83-84 in SJDS and annotate. Think about how this memory refutes Jackson's State of the Union Address.

    For Friday, March 2:
    Work on the poster and refleciton. Continue to gather sources for your research paper. Read!!

    For Monday, March 5:
    Your reflection and poster are both due today, Monday, March 5th. Please be sure to have your reflection printed and stapled ahead of class time!

    For Tuesday, March 6:
    Read, "The Black Cat" on pages 101-106 in Social Justice and annotate, looking especially for connections to Romanticism.

    For Wednesday, March 7:
    Read and annotate "Henry Thoreau Goes to Jail" on pages 90-96 in Social Justice.

    For Thursday, March 8:
    Read "Henry Thoreau: A Different Drummer" in Reasoning with Democratic Values pages 123-129. Be sure to annotate.

    For Friday, March 9:
    Your working bibliography is due today in class. It must be printed and ready to hand it at the start of class. Be sure to check the Mini-Annotated Bibliography format before you print and hand in.

    For Monday, March 12:
    Interview and Experience Project Reception tonight at 6:30 in Judd 126. Invitation

    For Monday, March 26:
    No homework. First day back from spring break.

    For Tuesday, March 27:
    Work on your notecards for the research paper. You must have completed at least 25 notecards by Friday on Noodle Tools.

    IN CLASS Tuesday, March 27:
    Read pages 117-120 in SJDS and complete the questions for Bleeding Kansas and use Bleeding Kansas Power point to answer the questions at the end of the worksheet.

    For Wednesday, March 28:
    Continue work on your notecards.

    For Thursday, March 29:
    Read "Freeman to the Rescue: Fugitive Slave Law in Wisconsin" on pages 145-148 in Reasoning with Democratic Values and complete the following questions on pages 148-149: "1-4 in Historical Understanding, and #1-6 in Reviewing the Facts of the Case. Be sure to word process or write neatly in ink on lined paper.

    For Friday, March 30:
    Be sure you have at least 25 notecards completed on Noodle Tools.

    For Monday, April 2:
    Work on your outline for the research paper.

    For Monday, April 2:
    Work on your outline for the research paper.

    For Tuesday, March 3:
    Work on the outline for your research paper.

    For Wednesday, April 4:
    Be prepared to turn in your completed outline for the research paper. Your outline should be word processed or handwritten neatly in ink, skipping lines. Be sure to follow the Outline format and example.

    For Thursday, April 5
    Work on the draft of your research paper. Make use of the following resources as your write: MLA Internal Citaiton format for research paper, Guidelines for Manuscript form: research paper, and Writing Introductions and Conclusions.

    For Friday, April 6:
    Work on the first draft of your research paper.

    For Monday, April 9:
    Work on the draft of your resarch paper, due on Friday, April 13th. Be sure to bring TWO printed copies of your paper to class. You will peer edit one and turn on in to your teacher. Be sure to have an updated "works cited" list on the draft, and an updated outline of your paper. Check the Guidelines for Manuscript form: research paper before you come to class.

    For Tuesday, April 10:
    Work on the draft of your research paper. TWO copies due in class on Friday, April 13th. Include an updated works cited list and an updated outline. Check for spelling and mechanical errors. Include pages numbers, a title, and a proper heading.

    For Wednesday, April 11:
    Work on draft of research paper. Use Outline format and example for guidelines.

    For Thursday, April 12
    Work on the draft of your research paper. Make use of the following resources as your write: MLA Internal Citaiton format for research paper, Guidelines for Manuscript form: research paper, and Writing Introductions and Conclusions.

    For Friday, April 13:
    Be prepared to peer edit in class today. You MUST have TWO printed copies of your paper at the start of class!

    For Monday, April 16:
    Work on the final draft of your research paper, due Thursday, April 19th.

    For Tuesday, April 17:
    Work on the final draft of your research paper, due Thursday, April 19th.

    For Wednesday, April 18:
    Work on final draft of your research paper, due Thursday.

    For Thursday, April 19
    Your final draft is due today in class. Be sure to follow the Guidelines for Manuscript form: research paper. Be sure to have attached your works cited list and outline.

    For Friday, April 20:
    No classes. Teacher work day. Over the long weekend, work on the Civil War project with your group.

    For Monday, April 23:
    Work on the Civil War project. Finish the Research Paper Reflection, if not done in class.

    For Tuesday, April 24:
    Work on Civil War Project. Presentations start Wednesday.

    For Wednesday, April 25:
    Work on Civil War Project. Presentations start Today.

    For Thursday, April 26:
    Read "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" in SJDS on pages 174-179. Annotate, looking especially for connections to "gothic." Pay attention to the symbols, and other figurative language.

    For Friday, April 27:
    Read "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" in SJDS on pages 174-179. Annotate, looking especially for connections to "gothic." Pay attention to the symbols, and other figurative language.

    Also, please make sure that you and your family have gone over the 7th Grade Camp Forms together and filled them out, and that you return them all to your ADVISOR no later than Monday! Here is a link to the seventh grade camp page--you will find a link in the upper right corner of that page that you can click to download all of the camp forms. For Monday, April 30:
    Find and bring your A Raisin in the Sun to class today and for the next three weeks. Put your name in your book.

    Also, please make sure that you and your family have gone over the 7th Grade Camp Forms together and filled them out, and that you return them all to your ADVISOR no later than Monday! Here is a link to the seventh grade camp page--you will find a link in the upper right corner of that page that you can click to download all of the camp forms.

    For Tuesday, May 1:
    Bring Raisin to class and fill out your camp forms.

    For Wednesday, May 2:
    Start learning the A Raisin in the Sun Vocabulary

    For Thursday, May 3:
    Finish reading A Raisin in the Sun through Act I, scene 1. Annoate for Allusion, Dreams, Idenity, Conflict, and Symbols. Complete Raisin setting and family tree.

    For Friday, May 4:
    No classes -- 7th grade service trip to Shady Oaks

    For Monday, May 7:
    Read and annotate in A Raisin in the Sun through Act I scene 2. Keep working on studying the vocabulary -- identify vocabulary words in the text when you come across new words. Complete the Act I portion of A Raisin in the Sun Character Chart. On a separate sheet of paper to hand in, write your own "dream deffered" poem using If not done in class finish Dream Deferred Worksheetas a guide and inspiraition.

    For Tuesday, May 8:
    Read Act II, scene 1 in a Raisin in the Sun for Wednesday. Continue to annotate, review vocabulary and work on the character chart.

    For Wednesday, May 9:
    Read Act II, scene 1 in a Raisin in the Sun for Wednesday. Continue to annotate, review vocabulary and work on the character chart. Be prepared for a Harkness discussion on Act I and Act II, scene 1 today. Review your notes, and the other readings we've done related to Raisin.

    For Thursday, May 10:
    Read A Raisin in the Sun Act II, scene 2 for Friday. Continue with annotations, and work on your character chart. Review vocabulary.

    For Friday, May 11:
    Read A Raisin in the Sun Act II, scene 2 for Friday. Continue with annotations, and work on your character chart. Review vocabulary. Be prepared for a Harkness discussion today on the readings to this point.

    For Monday, May 14:
    Read and annotate in A Raisin in the Sun Act II, Scene 3. Keep working on studying the vocabulary -- identify vocabulary words in the text when you come across new words. Complete the Act II portion of A Raisin in the Sun Character Chart.

    For Tuesday, May 15:
    Be prepared for the Vocabulary Quiz if you are in periods 1-2.

    For Wednesday, May 16:
    Read Act III in a Raisin in the Sun for Wednesday. Continue to annotate. Be prepared for a Harkness discussion on Act III and related readings today. Review your notes, and the other readings we've done related to Raisin.

    For Thursday, May 17:
    Vocabulary Quiz for periods 6-7 today.

    For Friday, May 18:
    Your character chart is due in class today. Be sure to have the copy of your A Raisin in the Sun in class today as well. Use this for the in class writing exercise: A Raisin in the Sun thesis and outline practice.

    For Monday, May 21:
    No homework. Be sure you have turned in your Raisin Character chart!

    For Tuesday, May 22:
    7th grade camp -- no school.

    For Wednesday, May 23:
    No School -- 7th grade camp.

    For Thursday, May 24:
    No School -- 7th grade camp.

    For Friday, May 25:
    No School -- 7th grade camp.

    For Monday, May 28:
    No School -- Memorial Day.

    For Tuesday, May 29:
    Bring SJDS and your journal to class. You should also have A Raisin in the Sun in class this week. Bring home (or plan to sell back to MBS) your other books.

    For Monday, May 28:
    No School -- Memorial Day.

    For Tuesday, May 29:
    Bring SJDS and your journal to class. You should also have A Raisin in the Sun in class this week. Bring home (or plan to sell back to MBS) your other books.

    For Wednesday, May 30:
    No HW

    For Thursday, May 31:
    In class take this 1:1 Survey regarding computer use in the Middle School. No HW

    For Friday, June 1:
    No HW -- take home all books except SJDS, journal, and Raisin.

    For Monday, June 4:
    No HW

    For Tuesday, June 5:
    Period 1and 2 in class complete Portfolio Reflection

    For Wednesday, June 6:
    No HW

    For Thursday, June 7:
    No Classes: End of Year Celebration

    You can email Ms. Doyle at pdoyle@ucls. uchicago.edu.

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