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  • 7th Grade Humanities Nekrosius
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    For Monday, September 8th:

    The first day of school--welcome back! Come to class with all of the materials on the Humanities supplies list. We will discuss the upcoming year, get to know each other, and begin to get a sense of what our humanities class will be about.

    Starting the second week of school, I will post each previous week's assignments on this page so that you can refer back to them as needed. If you ever need to see old assignments or print out duplicates of materials from previous weeks this is a good place to check first. Also, all of the useful links on the left side of the homework homepage will be duplicated on the left side of this page in case you need to return to them later.

    For Tuesday, September 9th:
    Read Langston Hughes' poem "Theme for English B" (you can find a link to this poem here, or you can read it on page 38 of the green copy of Social Justice, your humanities reader).

    On a separate sheet of paper, make a list of the cultural identifiers you see and write down evidence from the poem to support your point. Also, in two to three sentences write down either your thoughts about the poem or what you think Hughes' message is in the poem.

    Also, you should have all of your required supplies by Monday, September 15th. Of particular note, please make sure you have three blue two-pocket folders with fasteners and a journal.

    For Wednesday, September 10th:
    Read the short story "High Yellow White Trash" (pgs. 13-18 in green Social Justice) and annotate your reactions, thoughts, questions, and vocabulary as you read the story. As you read the story, also keep in mind the cultural identifier categories we have discussed in class. Come prepared to discuss the story in class tomorrow.

    Start thinking about your identity collage. These are due on Wednesday, September 17th.

    You should have all of your required supplies by Monday, September 15th. Of particular note, please make sure you have three blue two-pocket folders with fasteners and a journal.

    For Thursday, September 11th:
    Please bring your atlas AND your colored pencils to class tomorrow.

    Start working on your Introduction Letter Assignment, which is due on Monday, September 15th.

    Continue working on your identity collage. These are due on Wednesday, September 17th.

    You should have all of your required supplies by Monday, September 15th. Of particular note, please make sure you have three blue two-pocket folders with fasteners and a journal.

    For Friday, September 12th:
    Please bring your atlas and colored pencils to class tomorrow.

    Continue working on your Introduction Letter Assignment, which is due on Monday, September 15th.

    Continue working on your identity collage. These are due on Wednesday, September 17th.

    You should have all of your required supplies by Monday, September 15th. Of particular note, please make sure you have three blue two-pocket folders with fasteners and a journal.

    For Monday, September 15th:
    If you did not finish labeling your U.S. States and Capitals map in class, finish it and turn it in on Monday.

    Finish your Introduction Letter Assignment, which is due on Monday.

    Continue working on your identity collage. These are due on Wednesday, September 17th.

    You should have all of your required supplies by Monday, September 15th. Please have your three blue two-pocket folders with fasteners and your journal in class on Monday.

    For Tuesday, September 16th:
    Continue working on your identity collage. These are due on Wednesday, September 17th.

    Read and annotate "Alone and All Together" on pages 27-30 in Social Justice.

    Bring your signed computer policy sheet to class tomorrow.

    Review for your states and capitals quiz, which will take place next week.

    For Wednesday, September 17th:
    Your identity collage is due on Wednesday.

    Review for your states and capitals quiz, which will take place next week (you can use the review powerpoint listed on the left).

    Make sure your computer policy sheet is turned in!

    For Thursday, September 18th:
    Your personal narratives are due on Tuesday, September 23rd.

    By FRIDAY, visit Mr. Nekrosius's blog (you can follow the link on the upper left of this page) and post a response to the assignment at the top of the page. REMEMBER: for all blog posts this year, end your comment by adding your first name and then "Nekrosius" and your class period number. For example, a student named Frodo Baggins in period 3-4 would end his comment with "Frodo Nekrosius 3-4."

    Review your vocabulary words (you can use the identity vocab powerpoint on the left).

    Review for your states and capitals quiz, which will take place next week (you can use the review powerpoint listed on the left).

    For Friday, September 19th:
    By the start of class on Friday, visit Mr. Nekrosius's blog (you can follow the link on the upper left of this page) and post a response to the assignment at the top of the page. REMEMBER: for all blog posts this year, end your comment by adding your first name and then "Nekrosius" and your class period number. For example, a student named Frodo Baggins in period 3-4 would end his comment with "Frodo Nekrosius 3-4."

    Your personal narratives are due on Tuesday, September 23rd.

    Review your vocabulary words (you can use the identity vocab powerpoint on the left).

    Review for your states and capitals quiz, which will take place next week (you can use the review powerpoint listed on the left).

    For Monday, September 22nd:
    Your personal narratives are due on Tuesday, September 23rd.

    Review your vocabulary words (you can use the identity vocab powerpoint on the left). Your vocabulary test will be on Friday, September 26th.

    Review for your states and capitals quiz which will take place on Monday, September 29th (you can use the review powerpoint listed on the left).

    For Tuesday, September 23rd:
    Your personal narratives are due on Tuesday. Make sure your narrative follows all of the usual guidelines--double spaced, Times New Roman 12 pt font, a title at top center, heading in the upper right. Proofread your paper to make sure there are no spelling or grammar errors before turning it in.

    Review your vocabulary words (you can use the identity vocab powerpoint on the left). Your vocabulary test will be on Friday, September 26th.

    Review for your states and capitals quiz which will take place on Monday, September 29th (you can use the review powerpoint listed on the left).

    For Wednesday, September 24th:
    Read and annotate "Being Poor in the Land of Plenty" on pages 42-49 in Social Justice.

    Review your vocabulary words (you can use the identity vocab powerpoint on the left). Your vocabulary test will be on Friday, September 26th.

    Review for your states and capitals quiz which will take place on Monday, September 29th (you can use the review powerpoint listed on the left).

    For Thursday, September 25th:
    Read and annotate the short story "Crickets" on pages 56-59. Pay particular attention to figurative language in your annotations. We will have a Harkness discussion on this story on Friday, so be prepared to raise questions and use text references from the story to support your ideas.

    Review your vocabulary words (you can use the identity vocab powerpoint on the left). Your vocabulary test will be on Friday.

    Review for your states and capitals quiz which will take place on Monday (you can use the review powerpoint listed on the left).

    For Friday, September 26th:
    Review your vocabulary words (you can use the identity vocab powerpoint on the left). Your vocabulary test will be on Friday.

    Review for your states and capitals quiz which will take place on Monday (you can use the review powerpoint listed on the left).

    For Monday, September 29th:
    Review for your states and capitals quiz which will take place on Monday (you can use the review powerpoint listed on the left).

    For Tuesday, September 30th:
    Read and annotate "X: A Fabulous Child's Story" by Lois Gould, pages 60-68, for WEDNESDAY.

    For Wednesday, October 1st:
    Read and annotate "X: A Fabulous Child's Story" by Lois Gould, pages 60-68, for WEDNESDAY.

    For Thursday, October 2nd:
    Read and annotate the excerpt from The Autobiography of Malcolm X (pages 69-73). There is a set of questions on page 73; on a separate sheet of paper, write complete sentences to answer ONLY question number 4 (the one with the star) for Thursday.

    Review your notes on paragraph structure and figurative language in preparation for your identity unit paragraph exam on Friday. You could also review your annotations of the readings for this unit.

    If you choose to revise your personal narrative, those revisions are due on Friday. There is a link to the revision guidelines on the left.

    The optional states and capitals test retake will take place during tutorial on Wednesday, October 8th.

    For Friday, October 3rd:
    Review your notes on paragraph structure and figurative language in preparation for your identity unit paragraph exam on Friday. You could also review your annotations of the readings for this unit.

    If you choose to revise your personal narrative, those revisions are due on Friday. There is a link to the revision guidelines on the left.

    The optional states and capitals test retake will take place during tutorial on Wednesday, October 8th.

    For Monday, October 6th:
    Read and annotate "Off Field Hurdles Stymie Indian Athletes" by Selena Roberts, pages 75-84. At the end of your reading, write down (in your copy of Social Justice) three questions that you have about the reading, and be prepared to discuss your questions on TUESDAY.

    For Monday, October 6:
    TBA -- No Classes due to 7th grade Dunes Field Trip.

    For Tuesday, October 7:
    Read and annotate "Off Field Hurdles Stymie Indian Athletes" by Selena Roberts, pages 75-84. At the end of your reading, write down (in your copy of Social Justice) three questions that you have about the reading, and be prepared to discuss your questions on TUESDAY.

    For Wednesday, October 8:
    Read and annotate "Sure You Can Ask Me a Personal Question" by Diane Burns on page 85 in Social Justice in a Democratic Society. Complete Questions for "Sure You Can Ask Me a Personal Question"

    For Thursday, October 9:
    Read "What is Geography?" on pages 93-96 in Social Justice in a Democratic Society and on a separate sheet of paper (or word process) your answers to questions 2-6 at the end of the reading on page 96. Start working on Cree Naming Poems due next Tuesday, October 14th.

    For Friday, October 10:
    Read "The Meaning of Culture" on pages 103-107 in Social Justice in a Democratic Society and on a separate sheet of paper (or word process) your answers to questions 1-5 at the end of the reading on page 107.

    For Monday, October 13th:
    (If you haven't finished the reading and questions for "Meaning of Culture," pages 97-102 and questions 1,2,3,4,5, and 7 on page 102, complete these for Monday.)

    Read "How Cultures Change" on pages 103-107 and write complete sentence answers for questions 1-5 on page 107.

    You will have your Native American vocabulary quiz on Monday; you can use the powerpoint on the left to study.

    Your Cree naming poems are due on Tuesday. Remember to include an illustration that captures your poem in visual form!

    For Tuesday, October 14th:
    For Tuesday, please write down on a separate sheet of paper your preferences for which group topic you would like to research for the Native American Web Quest project, with number one being your highest preference and number five being the lowest. The topics are: Structures, Village and Daily Life, Encounters with Others, Products, and Time and Culture.

    (If you want, you could start exploring some of the excellent online resources assembled by the middle school library, located here).

    Your Cree naming poems are due on Tuesday. Remember to include an illustration that captures your poem in visual form!

    You will have a blog post due on Thursday regarding our viewing of the documentary In Whose Honor? Feel free to visit the blog periodically to see what other students have posted and to post responses of your own. REMEMBER: sign your post with your first name, then "Nekrosius pd#."

    For Wednesday, October 15th:
    You will have a blog post due on Thursday regarding our viewing of the documentary "In Whose Honor?" Feel free to visit the blog periodically to see what other students have posted and to post responses of your own. REMEMBER: sign your post with your first name, then "Nekrosius pd#."

    Continue working on your Native American Webquest projects. Remember to peruse the resources assembled by the middle school library, located here.

    For Thursday, October 16th:
    You will have a blog post due on Thursday regarding our viewing of the documentary "In Whose Honor?" Feel free to visit the blog periodically to see what other students have posted and to post responses of your own. REMEMBER: sign your post with your first name, then "Nekrosius pd#."

    Continue working on your Native American Webquest projects. Remember to peruse the resources assembled by the middle school library, located here.

    For Friday, October 17th:
    Continue working on your Native American Webquest projects. Remember to peruse the resources assembled by the middle school library, located here.

    Study for your geography and culture quiz, which will take place on Monday. There is a link to the review powerpoint on the left side of this screen.

    For Monday, October 20th:
    Study for your geography and culture quiz, which will take place on Monday. There is a link to the review powerpoint on the left side of this screen.

    Continue working on your Native American Webquest projects. Remember to peruse the resources assembled by the middle school library, located here.

    For Tuesday, October 21st:
    For WEDNESDAY, read "America Before Columbus" on pages 108-116 in Social Justice and complete these questions.

    Continue working on your Native American Webquest projects. Remember to peruse the resources assembled by the middle school library, located here.

    For Wednesday, October 22nd:
    For WEDNESDAY, read "America Before Columbus" on pages 108-116 in Social Justice and complete these questions.

    Continue working on your Native American Webquest projects. Remember to peruse the resources assembled by the middle school library, located here.

    For Thursday, October 23rd:
    Your Native American Webquest projects are due on Thursday. Remember to peruse the resources assembled by the middle school library, located here.

    For FRIDAY read "Christopher Columbus: Reports to Ferdinand and Isabella" on pages 117-128. We will discuss the annotations in class. Remember to annotate for issues surrounding religion, royalty, money, and questions you have about the text.

    For Friday, October 24th:
    For FRIDAY read "Christopher Columbus: Reports to Ferdinand and Isabella" on pages 117-128. We will discuss the annotations in class. Remember to annotate for issues surrounding religion, royalty, money, and questions you have about the text.

    For Tuesday you will need to read "Columbus and Western Civilization" by Howard Zinn. You will also have a set of questions to complete that address both the Zinn reading and the Columbus reports due Tuesday. Pay particular attention to Columbus's treatment of the natives he encounters--you will need that information for a later assignment.

    For Monday, October 27th:
    For TUESDAY you will need to read "Columbus and Western Civilization" by Howard Zinn. You will also have a set of questions to complete that address both the Zinn reading and the Columbus reports due Tuesday. Pay particular attention to Columbus's treatment of the natives he encounters--you will need that information for a later assignment.

    For Tuesday, October 28th:
    For Tuesday you will need to read "Columbus and Western Civilization" by Howard Zinn. You will also have a set of questions to complete that address both the Zinn reading and the Columbus reports due Tuesday. Pay particular attention to Columbus's treatment of the natives he encounters--you will need that information for a later assignment.

    For Wednesday, October 29th:
    Your Columbus Letter Assignment is due on Thursday.

    For Thursday, October 30th:
    Your Columbus Letter Assignment is due on Thursday.

    Please bring your colored pencils to class on Thursday.

    Study for Monday's Columbus Vocabulary quiz. You can use the powerpoint on the left to study.

    For Friday, October 31st:
    If you do not finish in class on Thursday, you need to complete your graphic narrative for MONDAY.

    Study for Monday's Columbus Vocabulary quiz. You can use the powerpoint on the left to study.

    Have a safe, excellent Halloween!

    For Monday, November 3rd:
    If you do not finish in class on Thursday, you need to complete your graphic narrative for MONDAY. Remember, this is an optional assignment!

    Study for Tuesday's Columbus Vocabulary quiz. You can use the powerpoint on the left to study.

    Have a safe, wonderful Halloween weekend!

    For Tuesday, November 4th:
    Read the "Jamestown Colony" packet, which will be distributed in class (NOT in Social Justice). This is a lengthy reading, so make sure to get started on Monday night.

    Complete these questions on the "Jamestown Colony" packet for WEDNESDAY.

    For Wednesday, November 5th:
    Read the "Jamestown Colony" packet, which will be distributed in class (NOT in Social Justice).

    Complete these questions on the "Jamestown Colony" packet for WEDNESDAY.

    For Thursday, November 6th:
    Read and annotate "The First Virginians," pages 144-147 in Social Justice.

    For Friday, November 7th:
    (NO SCHOOL ON FRIDAY--TEACHER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY)

    Your editorial cartoons are due on Monday. Also, read and annotate "English Settlers Come to Stay," pages 148-151 in Social Justice.

    Enjoy the long weekend!

    For Monday, November 10th:
    Your editorial cartoons are due on Monday. Also, read and annotate "English Settlers Come to Stay," pages 148-151 in Social Justice.

    Finally, if you plan on revising your Columbus letter, make sure you speak to Mr. Nekrosius first--optional revisions are due on Thursday, 11/13.

    Enjoy the long weekend!

    For Tuesday, November 11th:
    Read the APVA article on Pocahontas. When you have finished the article, on a separate sheet of paper write out a thesis statement in response to the question, "Is Pocahontas a historical heroine or a traitor to her people?" Below your thesis statement, list three specific pieces of evidence you would use to support this thesis statement.

    By Monday, November 17th, visit Mr. Nekrosius's blog and post a response to the new blog post assignment regarding your Native American webquests.

    Finally, if you plan on revising your Columbus letter, make sure you speak to Mr. Nekrosius first--optional revisions are due on Thursday, 11/13.

    For Wednesday, November 12th:
    FOR THURSDAY, read and annotate "The Pocahontas Legend" on page 152 and "The Pocahontas Myth" on pages 153-4 in Social Justice. You will need your annotations for a later assignment, so be diligent!

    FOR THURSDAY, read and annotate the "What Happened Next" excerpt from the packet on John Smith, to be distributed in class.

    By Monday, November 17th, visit Mr. Nekrosius's blog and post a response to the new blog post assignment regarding your Native American webquests.

    Finally, if you plan on revising your Columbus letter, make sure you speak to Mr. Nekrosius first--optional revisions are due on Thursday, 11/13.

    For Thursday, November 13th:
    FOR THURSDAY, read and annotate "The Pocahontas Legend" on page 152 and "The Pocahontas Myth" on pages 153-4 in Social Justice. You will need your annotations for a later assignment, so be diligent!

    Read and annotate the "What Happened Next" excerpt from the packet on John Smith, to be distributed in class.

    By Monday, November 17th, visit Mr. Nekrosius's blog and post a response to the new blog post assignment regarding your Native American webquests.

    Finally, if you plan on revising your Columbus letter, make sure you speak to Mr. Nekrosius first--optional revisions are due on Thursday, 11/13.

    For Friday, November 14th:
    (No school--be prepared for your parent-teacher conferences!)

    On Thursday, you will receive your Pocahontas essay assignment. For Monday, you will need to complete the thorough outline included on the essay assignment. The final draft of your paper will be due on Friday, November 21st.

    By Monday, November 17th, visit Mr. Nekrosius's blog and post a response to the new blog post assignment regarding your Native American webquests.

    For Monday, November 17th:
    On Thursday, you will receive your Pocahontas essay assignment. For Monday, you will need to complete the thorough outline included on the essay assignment. The final draft of your paper will be due on Friday, November 21st.

    By Monday, November 17th, visit Mr. Nekrosius's blog and post a response to the new blog post assignment regarding your Native American webquests.

    For Tuesday, November 18th:
    Read and annotate "A Nasty Triangle" on pages 155-161 in Social Justice.

    Continue working on your Pocahontas essay assignment. Your final draft will be due on Friday.

    For Wednesday, November 19th:
    Continue working on your Pocahontas essay assignment. Your final draft will be due on Friday.

    For Thursday, November 20th:
    You should complete a draft of your Pocahontas essay assignment. Your final draft will be due on Friday. Remember to check your notes and review all five of your paragraphs to make sure that your introduction, three body paragraphs, and conclusion are complete and that you have fulfilled all of the formatting requirements for a formal piece of writing.

    For Friday, November 21st:
    You should proofread and edit the final draft of your Pocahontas essay assignment. Your polished final draft is due tomorrow at the start of class. NOTE: Remember to attach all drafts, your outline, your movie viewing notes, and any other materials you used while writing your paper. Place your final draft on top.

    For Monday, November 24th:
    Read and annotate " In the Beginning" (pgs. 168-172 in Social Justice) and "The First Settlers" (pgs. 172-4 in Social Justice). Also, answer the Thirteen Colonies questions that go along with this reading.

    Study your colonial vocabulary words--there is a review powerpoint available on the left side of the screen.

    For Tuesday, November 25th:
    Read through the Colonial Project choices with your parents and then rank your choices on a separate sheet of paper. For your first choice, write one to two sentences of explanation about why that particular project is your top pick.

    For 11/26 through 12/1:
    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving break!

    For Monday, December 1st:
    (No homework--have a wonderful long weekend!)

    For Tuesday, December 2nd:
    Read and annotate "Puritans, Puritans, and more Puritans" (pgs. 185-7 in Social Justice) and "Of Towns and Schools and Sermons" (pgs. 188-192 in Social Justice) and answer the corresponding Hakim reading questions.

    Study your colonial vocabulary words--there is a review powerpoint available on the left side of the screen. Your vocabulary quiz will take place on THURSDAY.

    For Wednesday, December 3rd:
    Read and annotate "Woman, Hold Your Tongue" (pgs. 194-6 in Social Justice) and answer the corresponding Hakim reading questions.

    Study your colonial vocabulary words--there is a review powerpoint available on the left side of the screen. Your vocabulary quiz will take place on THURSDAY.

    For Thursday, December 4th:
    Read and annotate " Of Witches and Dinosaurs" (pgs. 197-201 in Social Justice) and answer the corresponding Hakim reading questions. NOTE: there are TWELVE questions in this set--the last five are on the back side of the sheet distributed in class.

    Study your colonial vocabulary words--there is a review powerpoint available on the left side of the screen. Your vocabulary quiz will take place on THURSDAY.

    For Friday, December 5th:
    Read and annotate "William The Wise" (pgs. 202-205 in Social Justice).

    Your Pocahontas paper revisions are due on Friday, December 12; remember to follow the steps listed in the Revision Guide.

    point; there will also be a cart of print materials in Mr. Nekrosius's room.

    For Monday, December 8th:
    ALL: your Pocahontas paper revisions are due on Friday; remember to follow the steps listed in the Revision Guide.

    Salem Witch Trials Newspaper Group: Read "Madness in Massachusetts: Salem Witch Trials" (from Reasoning with Democratic Values, pages 11-16)--to be distributed in class.

    On a separate sheet of paper, write COMPLETE SENTENCE answers to the following questions:

    Historical Understanding: 1, 2

    Facts of the Case: 1-6

    Expressing Your Reasoning: Only ONE of questions 1,2, or 3. Also, answer question 4

    ALSO, begin considering potential topics for your individual articles. You can use the list of online resources at the bottom of the project introduction as a starting point; there will also be a cart of print materials in Mr. Nekrosius's room.

    For Tuesday, December 9th:
    ALL: your Pocahontas paper revisions are due on Friday; remember to follow the steps listed in the Revision Guide.

    Salem Witch Trials Group--Write a paragraph describing the topic you are interested in pursuing for your individual article. In this paragraph, please include three specific questions you have about your topic, as well as three possible sources of information you plan to use as your starting points. We will determine group article topics on Tuesday.

    For Wednesday, December 10th:
    ALL: your Pocahontas paper revisions are due on Friday; remember to follow the steps listed in the Revision Guide.

    Salem Witch Trials Group: you will receive your individual topic assignment in class on Tuesday. For WEDNESDAY, please complete this news story organizer with regards to your topic. REMEMBER TO KEEP TRACK OF ALL THE BIBLIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION FOR YOUR SOURCES.

    At this point, you can begin to work on your individual and group articles. See the project guidelines if you have questions. Your individual articles are due on Monday, December 15th, and your group articles are due on Tuesday, December 16th.

    For Thursday, December 11th:
    ALL: your Pocahontas paper revisions are due on Friday; remember to follow the steps listed in the Revision Guide.

    Salem Witch Trials Group--To Be Announced, depending on progress.

    Continue to work on your individual and group articles. See the project guidelines if you have questions. Your individual articles are due on Monday, December 15th, and your group articles are due on Tuesday, December 16th.

    For Friday, December 12th:
    ALL: your Pocahontas paper revisions are due on Friday; remember to follow the steps listed in the Revision Guide.

    Salem Witch Trials Group:

    If you do not complete it in class, complete the group article status sheet for tomorrow.

    Continue to work on your individual and group articles. See the project guidelines if you have questions. Your individual articles are due on Monday, December 15th, and your group articles are due on Tuesday, December 16th. Here is a description of the submission deadlines in more detail.

    For Monday, December 15th:
    Salem Witch Trials Group: continue to work on your individual and group articles. See the project guidelines if you have questions. Your individual articles are due on Monday, December 15th, and your group articles are due on Tuesday, December 16th. Here is a description of the submission deadlines in more detail.

    For Tuesday, December 16th:
    Salem Witch Trials Group: Your group articles are due on Tuesday.

    Here is a description of the submission deadlines in more detail.

    EDITORS: provide constructive criticism on both mechanical issues and higher order content concerns for the individual articles assigned to you; be prepared to discuss your comments with your classmates on Tuesday.

    For Wednesday, December 17th:
    Salem Witch Trials Group: everyone should revise their individual articles Tuesday night and be prepared to submit your final drafts on Wednesday.

    Here is a description of the submission deadlines in more detail.

    EDITORS: provide constructive criticism on both mechanical issues and higher order content concerns for the GROUP articles assigned to you; be prepared to discuss your comments with the groups on Wednesday.

    For Thursday, December 18th:
    Salem Witch Trials Group: groups should work together to revise their articles Wednesday night and be prepared to submit your final drafts on Thursday.

    Here is a description of the submission deadlines in more detail.

    WEBMASTERS: begin incorporating individual articles into newspaper website.

    For Friday, December 19th:
    Salem Witch Trials Group:

    ALL--complete your final project reflection for Friday. (Afternoon class, you will need to drop your reflections off during the day or email them to me by the end of the day.) Please include as many specific thoughts, details, memories, accomplishments, and reflections as possible. The more thorough you are, the better I will be able to understand your contributions to this project!

    WEBMASTERS: finish incorporating individual articles and incorporate group articles into newspaper website.

    For Winter Break:
    Have a wonderful holiday!

    For Monday, January 5th:
    Welcome back!

    PLease bring your BLUE copy of Social Justice to class on Monday. (Starting now, you should leave your green copy in your locker and bring your BLUE copy to class on a daily basis.)

    For Tuesday, January 6th:
    Read "Causes of Rebellion" on page 224 (along with the cartoon on page 225). On a separate sheet of paper, write complete sentence responses to the questions at the bottom of page 224 for Tuesday.

    For Thursday, go to Mr. Nekrosius's blog (follow the link on the left side of this screen). Read the new post about the Colonial Projects and follow the instructions contained within. You only need to read ONE of the newspapers OR view ONE of the Anne Hutchinson documentaries and complete ONE post. Remember to include ONLY your first name (no last names) and your class period at the end of your post.

    For Wednesday, January 7th:
    Read and annotate the article "Che: The Man Behind the Myth" (to be distributed in class on Tuesday). Be prepared to discuss the article in class on Wednesday.

    For Thursday, go to Mr. Nekrosius's blog (follow the link on the left side of this screen). Read the new post about the Colonial Projects and follow the instructions contained within. You only need to read ONE of the newspapers OR view ONE of the Anne Hutchinson documentaries and complete ONE post. Remember to include ONLY your first name (no last names) and your class period at the end of your post.

    You will need to bring your copy of Animal Farm to class on Thursday.

    For Thursday, January 8th:
    Go to Mr. Nekrosius's blog (follow the link on the left side of this screen). Read the new post about the Colonial Projects and follow the instructions contained within. You only need to read ONE of the newspapers OR view ONE of the Anne Hutchinson documentaries and complete ONE post. Remember to include ONLY your first name (no last names) and your class period at the end of your post.

    Locate your copy of Animal Farm and bring it to class on Thursday.

    For Friday, January 9th:
    Read chapter one of Animal Farm. Annotate according to the guide we will go over in class on Thursday.

    Also, complete the character chart through chapter one. We will distribute and go over the character chart on Thursday.

    For Monday, January 12th:
    Study your Animal Farm vocabulary (there is a powerpoint on the left side of the screen that you can use to review).

    Read chapter two of Animal Farm. Continue annotating according to the AF annotations guide, and continue filling out your character chart.

    For Tuesday, January 13th:
    Study your Animal Farm vocabulary (there is a powerpoint on the left side of the screen that you can use to review).

    Read chapter three of Animal Farm. Continue annotating according to the AF annotations guide, and continue filling out your character chart.

    Also, read and annotate the handout on the Russian Revolution to be distributed in class on Monday.

    For Wednesday, January 14th:
    Study your Animal Farm vocabulary (there is a powerpoint on the left side of the screen that you can use to review).

    Read chapter four of Animal Farm. Continue annotating according to the AF annotations guide, and continue filling out your character chart.

    For Thursday, January 15th:
    Study your Animal Farm vocabulary (there is a powerpoint on the left side of the screen that you can use to review).

    Read chapter five of Animal Farm. Continue annotating according to the AF annotations guide, and continue filling out your character chart.

    Begin working on your fable, which will be due on Wednesday, January 21st.

    For Friday, January 16th:
    Study your Animal Farm vocabulary (there is a powerpoint on the left side of the screen that you can use to review). Your vocabulary quiz will take place on Tuesday, January 20th.

    Read chapter six of Animal Farm. Continue annotating according to the AF annotations guide.

    Also, complete your character chart, which you will turn in on Tuesday. We will distribute and go over the character chart for chapters seven through ten on Tuesday.

    Continue working on your fable, which will be due on Wednesday, January 21st.

    For Tuesday, January 20th:
    (No school Monday--Martin Luther King Junior Day)

    Study your Animal Farm vocabulary (there is a powerpoint on the left side of the screen that you can use to review). Your vocabulary quiz will take place on Tuesday.

    Read chapters seven and eight of Animal Farm. Continue annotating according to the AF annotations guide, and continue filling out your NEW character chart.

    Continue working on your fable, which will be due on Wednesday, January 21st.

    For Wednesday, January 21st:
    Read chapter nine of Animal Farm. Continue annotating according to the AF annotations guide, and continue filling out your NEW character chart.

    Complete your fable, which will be due on Wednesday.

    For Thursday, January 22nd:
    Read chapter ten of Animal Farm. Continue annotating according to the AF annotations guide, and continue filling out your NEW character chart.

    MORNING CLASS: If you do not complete your paragraph practice sheet in class, complete your practice sheet for homework, due Thursday.

    For Friday, January 23rd:
    Your NEW character chart is due on Friday. You will also need to bring your copy of Animal Farm to use for your in-class essay and to turn in your annotations.

    You should prepare for your in-class essay by reviewing your character chart and your annotations.

    AFTERNOON CLASS: If you do not complete your paragraph practice sheet in class, complete your practice sheet for homework, due Friday.

    For Monday, January 26th:
    Please bring your BLUE Social Justice to class. Also, please bring your copy of A Young Patriot to class. Also, you will need your light blue copy of Reasoning With Democratic Values (RWDV) to complete Monday night's homework, so you may wish to locate your copy over the weekend.

    For Tuesday, January 27th:
    Read "A Sticky Business" (pages 27-29) in Reasoning With Democratic Values (RWDV) for Tuesday. In pen on a separate sheet of paper to be turned in on Tuesday, answer all of the Historical Understanding questions on page 30, as well as questions #1,2, and 4 from Reviewing the Facts of the Case.

    Looking ahead, your proposal for your Interview and Experience Project (to be discussed in class) will be due on Monday, February 9th.

    For Wednesday, January 28th:
    Read and annotate chapter two in A Young Patriot.

    Looking ahead, your proposal for your Interview and Experience Project will be due on Monday, February 9th.

    For Thursday, January 29th:
    Read and annotate chapters three and four in A Young Patriot.

    If you are in the AFTERNOON class, you should bring a hat, gloves, and coat to class on Thursday.

    Study your American Revolution vocabulary words. There is a powerpoint on the left that you can use for review.

    Looking ahead, your proposal for your Interview and Experience Project will be due on Monday, February 9th.

    For Friday, January 30th:
    Read and annotate chapters five and six in A Young Patriot. You can skip pages 61-63 and 69-74.

    If you are in the MORNING class, you should bring a hat, gloves, and coat to class on Friday.

    Study your American Revolution vocabulary words. There is a powerpoint on the left that you can use for review.

    Looking ahead, your proposal for your Interview and Experience Project will be due on Monday, February 9th.

    For Monday, February 2nd:
    Read and annotate chapters six, seven, and eight in A Young Patriot.

    Prepare for Tuesday's test on A Young Patriot. You can use this review sheet to help you study.

    Study your American Revolution vocabulary words. There is a powerpoint on the left that you can use for review. Your vocabulary quiz will take place on Thursday, 2/5.

    Your proposal for your Interview and Experience Project will be due on Monday, February 9th.

    OPTIONAL: Revisions of your Animal Farm paragraphs are due on Monday. If you choose to revise your paragraph, you must follow all of the normal guidelines for revisions.

    For Tuesday, February 3rd:
    Prepare for Tuesday's test on A Young Patriot. You can use this review sheet to help you study.

    Study your American Revolution vocabulary words. There is a powerpoint on the left that you can use for review. Your vocabulary quiz will take place on Thursday.

    Your proposal for your Interview and Experience Project will be due on Monday, February 9th.

    OPTIONAL: Revisions of your Animal Farm paragraphs are due on Monday. If you choose to revise your paragraph, you must follow all of the normal guidelines for revisions.

    For Wednesday, February 4th:
    Read "Women's Rights and the Revolution" by Abigail Adams on pages 236-7 in BLUE Social Justice. On a separate sheet of paper, write complete sentence answers to questions 1, 2, 3, and 5 for Wednesday.

    Study your American Revolution vocabulary words. There is a powerpoint on the left that you can use for review. Your vocabulary quiz will take place on Thursday.

    Your proposal for your Interview and Experience Project will be due on Monday, February 9th.

    OPTIONAL: Revisions of your Animal Farm paragraphs are due on Monday. If you choose to revise your paragraph, you must follow all of the normal guidelines for revisions.

    For Thursday, February 5th:
    Read "A Luxury We Cannot Afford" in Reasoning With Democratic Values (RWDV), pages 55-63. On a separate sheet of paper write complete sentence answers to questions 1, 3, 4, and 5 in the Historical Understanding section on page 64 for Thursday.

    Study your American Revolution vocabulary words. There is a powerpoint on the left that you can use for review. Your vocabulary quiz will take place on Thursday.

    For MONDAY, you will need to locate your GREEN copy of Social Justice and read the chapter "A Kind of Destiny" on George Washington, pages 206-219 in GREEN SJ. This is a lengthy reading that you should begin early on. You can expect a brief reading quiz on the most important events and ideas of the passage.

    Your proposal for your Interview and Experience Project will be due on Monday, February 9th.

    OPTIONAL: Revisions of your Animal Farm paragraphs are due on Monday. If you choose to revise your paragraph, you must follow all of the normal guidelines for revisions.

    For Friday, February 6th:
    (No school Friday--parent teacher conferences).

    For MONDAY, you will need to locate your GREEN copy of Social Justice and read the chapter "A Kind of Destiny" on George Washington, pages 206-219 in GREEN SJ. This is a lengthy reading that you should begin early on. You can expect a brief reading quiz on the most important events and ideas of the passage.

    Your proposal for your Interview and Experience Project will be due on MONDAY.

    OPTIONAL: Revisions of your Animal Farm paragraphs are due on Monday. If you choose to revise your paragraph, you must follow all of the normal guidelines for revisions.

    For Monday, February 9th:
    (No school Friday--parent teacher conferences).

    For MONDAY, you will need to locate your GREEN copy of Social Justice and read the chapter "A Kind of Destiny" on George Washington, pages 206-219 in GREEN SJ. This is a lengthy reading that you should begin early on. You can expect a brief reading quiz on the most important events and ideas of the passage.

    Your proposal for your Interview and Experience Project will be due on Monday, February 16th.

    OPTIONAL: Revisions of your Animal Farm paragraphs are due on Monday. If you choose to revise your paragraph, you must follow all of the normal guidelines for revisions.

    For Tuesday, February 10th:
    Your questions for your Interview and Experience Project will be due on Monday, February 16th. We will go over the guidelines again in class.

    Also, please locate your copy of the play A Raisin in the Sun to bring to class on Tuesday (and every day for the next two weeks).

    For Wednesday, February 11th:
    Read and annotate the excerpt from Richard Wright's novel Black Boy in BLUE Social Justice, pages 273-4. Be prepared to discuss this reading in class.

    Also, your questions for your Interview and Experience Project will be due on Monday.

    For Thursday, February 12th:
    Read "A Dream Deferred," the poem by Langston Hughes at the start of your copy of the play A Raisin in the Sun.

    Write a short paragraph in which you state what you believe to be the message of the poem. Your paragraph should include one short piece of evidence from the poem (a quotation) and analysis of how those words prove your point. You may use the first person in this paragraph if you choose. Do NOT write more than a paragraph, but DO make sure that you have a clear topic sentence, elaboration, evidence, analysis, and a conclusion.

    Begin working on your Raisin in the Sun character chart.

    Also, your questions for your Interview and Experience Project will be due on Monday.

    For Friday, February 13th:

    (No school Friday--Winter Holiday)


    Your questions for your Interview and Experience Project are due on Monday. There is a guide to help you prepare your questions on the left side of the screen.

    Remember to be as specific as possible and to consider the order of your questions. Try to create open-ended questions that will allow your subjects to respond at length. Try to anticipate potential follow-up questions. Use your questions to explore in more depth those things you already know about your subject, and provide your subject with opportunities to surprise you. The more you prepare at this stage, the more fruitful your interview will be!

    Continue studying your Raisin vocabulary words. There is a link to a review powerpoint on the left side of the screen.

    For Monday, February 16th:
    Your questions for your Interview and Experience Project are due on Monday. There is a guide to help you prepare your questions on the left side of the screen.

    Remember to be as specific as possible and to consider the order of your questions. Try to create open-ended questions that will allow your subjects to respond at length. Try to anticipate potential follow-up questions. Use your questions to explore in more depth those things you already know about your subject, and provide your subject with opportunities to surprise you. The more you prepare at this stage, the more fruitful your interview will be!

    Continue studying your Raisin vocabulary words. There is a link to a review powerpoint on the left side of the screen.

    For Tuesday, February 17th:
    We will address Act I, Scene i of Raisin on Monday. For Tuesday, read Act I, scene ii and continue working on your Raisin in the Sun character chart.

    Continue studying your Raisin vocabulary words. There is a review powerpoint available on the left side of this screen.

    Continue working on your Interview and Experience project. If you encounter any difficulties, please talk to your teacher sooner rather than later!

    For Wednesday, February 18th:
    We will address Act II, Scene i of Raisin on Tuesday. For Wednesday, read Act II, scene ii and continue working on your Raisin in the Sun character chart.

    Continue studying your Raisin vocabulary words. There is a review powerpoint available on the left side of this screen.

    Continue working on your Interview and Experience project. If you encounter any difficulties, please talk to your teacher sooner rather than later!

    For Thursday, February 19th:
    Read Act II, scene iii and continue working on your Raisin in the Sun character chart.

    Begin working on your Raisin review essay, which will be due on Monday.

    Continue studying your Raisin vocabulary words. There is a review powerpoint available on the left side of this screen. Your vocabulary quiz will be on Monday, 2/23.

    Continue working on your Interview and Experience project. If you encounter any difficulties, please talk to your teacher sooner rather than later!

    For Friday, February 20th:
    Read Act III (there is only one scene) and continue working on your Raisin in the Sun character chart. Your chart will be due on Monday.

    Continue working on your Raisin review essay, which will be due on Monday.

    Continue studying your Raisin vocabulary words. There is a review powerpoint available on the left side of this screen. Your vocabulary quiz will be on Monday.

    Continue working on your Interview and Experience project. If you encounter any difficulties, please talk to your teacher sooner rather than later!

    For Monday, February 23rd:
    Continue working on your Raisin in the Sun character chart. Your chart will be due on Monday.

    Continue working on your Raisin review essay, which will be due on Monday.

    Continue studying your Raisin vocabulary words. There is a review powerpoint available on the left side of this screen. Your vocabulary quiz will be on Monday.

    Continue working on your Interview and Experience project. If you encounter any difficulties, please talk to your teacher sooner rather than later!

    For Tuesday, February 24th:
    Read the article "Chicago Still Trying to Break the Racial Boundary" on pages 303-4 in Social Justice (the last page is missing in SJ--you will receive that page as a handout in class) and complete this set of questions for WEDNESDAY.

    Also, for Tuesday, please bring your copy of the book Our America to class (you will need this book every day for the next week).

    For Wednesday, February 25th:
    Read the article "Chicago Still Trying to Break the Racial Boundary" on pages 303-4 in Social Justice (the last page is missing in SJ--you will receive that page as a handout in class) and complete this set of questions for WEDNESDAY.

    For Thursday, February 26th:
    Read chapters four, five and six in Our America.

    Complete the character chart for Our America for Friday. Please include as many specific details as possible!

    For Friday, February 27th:
    Read chapters seven and eight in Our America.

    In preparation for tomorrow's Harkness discussion, write out on a separate sheet of paper to be turned in on Friday TWO interpretive questions that you would like to bring up during the discussion.

    For Monday, March 2nd:
    Read the article "Northern Exposure" on pages 277-87 in Social Justice. Answer EITHER question #1 OR question #2 with complete sentences and at least one quotation. You do not have to write a paragraph, but this would be a good opportunity to practice paragraph construction.

    For Tuesday, March 3rd:
    Read chapters 9 and 11 in Our America.

    Continue to work on your Interview and Experience Project. Remember, your reflection and your poster are due on Wednesday, March 11th.

    Go to my blog (there is a link on the left) and write a blog post responding to the Mother Jones article and photo essay "Dreams From My Father" about Chicago's South Side. This post is OPTIONAL; if your post is thorough and thoughtful, you will receive extra credit. You must make your post by Monday, March 9th.

    For Wednesday, March 4th:
    For Wednesday, you should complete this reading response assignment. Also, you should begin working on the two reading assignments listed below:

    By Thursday you need to have read through chapter 21 in Our America. You can skip chapters 10, 12-14, and 16-18.

    For Thursday, read the short story "'White' Real Estate" on pages 296-302 in Social Justice. You should annotate this story, paying particular attention to connections you see to other texts we have read recently and to both the internal and external conflicts of the main characters in the story.

    Continue to work on your Interview and Experience Project. Remember, your reflection and your poster are due on Wednesday, March 11th.

    Go to my blog (there is a link on the left) and write a blog post responding to the Mother Jones article and photo essay "Dreams From My Father" about Chicago's South Side. This post is OPTIONAL; if your post is thorough and thoughtful, you will receive extra credit. You must make your post by Monday, March 9th.

    For Thursday, March 5th:
    By Thursday you need to have read through chapter 21 in Our America. You can skip chapters 10, 12-14, and 16-18.

    For Thursday, read the short story "'White' Real Estate" on pages 296-302 in Social Justice. You should annotate this story, paying particular attention to connections you see to other texts we have read recently and to both the internal and external conflicts of the main characters in the story.

    Continue to work on your Interview and Experience Project. Remember, your reflection and your poster are due on Wednesday, March 11th.

    Go to my blog (there is a link on the left) and write a blog post responding to the Mother Jones article and photo essay "Dreams From My Father" about Chicago's South Side. This post is OPTIONAL; if your post is thorough and thoughtful, you will receive extra credit. You must make your post by Monday, March 9th.

    For Friday, March 6th:
    Finish reading the book Our America.

    Continue to work on your Interview and Experience Project. Remember, your reflection and your poster are due on Wednesday, March 11th.

    Go to my blog (there is a link on the left) and write a blog post responding to the Mother Jones article and photo essay "Dreams From My Father" about Chicago's South Side. This post is OPTIONAL; if your post is thorough and thoughtful, you will receive extra credit. You must make your post by Monday, March 9th.

    For Monday, March 9th:
    Review for Monday's in-class essay on the book Our America. To review, you can look over the instructions for the exam, review your notes on the five paragraph essay format, and look back over the various readings (poems, short stories, articles) that we have completed while reading Our America.

    Continue to work on your Interview and Experience Project. Remember, your reflection and your poster are due on Wednesday, March 11th.

    Go to my blog (there is a link on the left) and write a blog post responding to the Mother Jones article and photo essay "Dreams From My Father" about Chicago's South Side. This post is OPTIONAL; if your post is thorough and thoughtful, you will receive extra credit. You must make your post by Monday, March 9th.

    For Tuesday, March 10th:
    Continue to work on your Interview and Experience Project. Remember, your reflection and your poster are due on Wednesday, March 11th.

    For THURSDAY read the article "The Bill of Rights" by Howard Zinn on pages 259-262. On a separate sheet of paper, write out what you think Zinn's thesis (his overall argument) is. Also, write down two questions you have about the ideas of the article.

    Also for THURSDAY, read the "Universal Declaration of Human Rights" on pages 263-267. Select the three rights which you feel to be the most important and be prepared to discuss those rights (and the entire document) in class on Thursday.

    For Wednesday, March 11th:
    Finish your Interview and Experience Project. Your reflection and your poster are due on Wednesday, March 11th.

    For THURSDAY read the article "The Bill of Rights" by Howard Zinn on pages 259-262. On a separate sheet of paper, write out what you think Zinn's thesis (his overall argument) is. Also, write down two questions you have about the ideas of the article.

    Also for THURSDAY, read the "Universal Declaration of Human Rights" on pages 263-267. Select the three rights which you feel to be the most important and be prepared to discuss those rights (and the entire document) in class on Thursday.

    For Thursday, March 12th:
    For Thursday read the article "The Bill of Rights" by Howard Zinn on pages 259-262. On a separate sheet of paper, write out what you think Zinn's thesis (his overall argument) is. Also, write down two questions you have about the ideas of the article.

    Also for Thursday, read the "Universal Declaration of Human Rights" on pages 263-267. Select the three rights which you feel to be the most important and be prepared to discuss those rights (and the entire document) in class on Thursday.

    For Friday, March 13th:
    No homework--we hope to see as many of you as possible at the interview and experience reception on Thursday night (7-8:30 pm in Judd 126)!

    For March 16th-30th:
    Have a wonderful Spring Break!!!

    For Monday, March 30th:
    Welcome back! For Monday, please bring your atlas to class.

    For Tuesday, March 31st:
    For Thursday, please write down your top five research paper topic choices. For your top choice, please write a couple of sentences explaining why you would like to research and write about that topic.

    Your Human Rights Project will be due on Wednesday, April 8th.

    For Wednesday, April 1st:
    For Thursday, please write down your top five research paper topic choices. For your top choice, please write a couple of sentences explaining why you would like to research and write about that topic.

    Your Human Rights Project will be due on Wednesday, April 8th.

    For Thursday, April 2nd:
    Read the excerpted article on Lewis and Clark to be distributed in class on Wednesday.

    In class on Wednesday you will receive a mapping excercise. If you do not finish in class, complete this mapping excercise for Thursday.

    For Thursday, please write down your top five research paper topic choices. For your top choice, please write a couple of sentences explaining why you would like to research and write about that topic.

    Your Human Rights Project will be due on Wednesday, April 8th.

    Finally, for Monday, please remember to bring your empty folder for your research paper materials and your copy card--I will be checking for both!

    For Friday, April 3rd:
    Take home your Literature Circle Letter to show to your parents. Have your parents read the letter, sign at the bottom, and then return that signed letter to Mr. Nekrosius on Friday.

    For Monday, please remember to bring your empty folder for your research paper materials and your copy card--I will be checking for both!

    For Monday, April 6th:
    Your Human Rights Project will be due on Wednesday, April 8th.

    For Monday, please remember to bring your empty folder for your research paper materials and your copy card--I will be checking for both!

    Begin reading your literature circle book.

    For Tuesday, April 7th:
    Your Human Rights Project is due on Wednesday.

    Begin your background exploration of your research paper topic. Try to find as many different sources of information as you can. Remember to keep track of where you found those sources so that you can included them on your preliminary bibliography for Monday the 13th.

    Continue reading your literature circle book.

    For Wednesday, April 8th:
    Your Human Rights Project is due on Wednesday!

    Continue your background exploration of your research paper topic. Try to find as many different sources of information as you can. Remember to keep track of where you found those sources so that you can included them on your preliminary bibliography for Monday the 13th.

    Continue reading your literature circle book.

    For Thursday, April 9th:
    For Thursday, read the handout on research note cards from Writing Research Papers (pages 35-41, to be distributed in class on Wednesday). For Thursday, answer this set of questions with complete sentences.

    Continue your background exploration for your research paper. Focus on honing in on an argument that interests you.

    Continue reading your literature circle book and completing the work for your assigned role.

    For Friday, April 10th:
    Continue your background exploration for your research paper. Continue working on honing in on an argument that interests you.

    Continue reading your literature circle book and completing the work for your assigned role.

    For Monday, April 13th:
    Your preliminary list of sources (your Working Bibliography) for your research paper is due on Monday. Remember, you need at least two print sources, one primary source, and at LEAST four sources. Your preliminary list should be typed in MLA format (remember to alphabetize your sources!)

    Continue reading your literature circle book and completing the work for your assigned role.

    For Tuesday, April 14th:
    Begin working on your notecards for the research paper. You will need to have completed at least 25-30 thorough notecards by Monday, 4/20.

    For Tuesday, read and annotate Andrew Jackson's State of the Union speech on pages 311-314 in Social Justice. On a separate sheet of paper, write down three interpretive questions about the speech.

    Continue reading your literature circle book and completing the work for your assigned role.

    For Wednesday, April 15th:
    Continue working on your notecards for the research paper. You will need to have completed at least 25-30 thorough notecards by Monday. See the NoodleTools guide on the left side of the screen for instructions.

    Continue reading your literature circle book and completing the work for your assigned role.

    For Thursday, April 16th:
    Continue working on your notecards for the research paper. You will need to have completed at least 25-30 thorough notecards by Monday. See the NoodleTools guide on the left side of the screen for instructions.

    Continue reading your literature circle book and completing the work for your assigned role.

    For Friday, April 17th:
    (NO SCHOOL MONDAY - TEACHER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY)

    By Monday you need to have created at least 25-30 detailed notecards on your Noodletools list. See the NoodleTools guide on the left side of the screen for instructions.

    Continue reading your literature circle book and completing the work for your assigned role. All of your work for your literature circle will be due on Wednesday, April 22nd.

    For Monday, April 20th:
    By Monday you need to have created at least 25-30 detailed notecards on your Noodletools list. See the NoodleTools guide on the left side of the screen for instructions.

    Continue reading your literature circle book and completing the work for your assigned role. All of your work for your literature circle will be due on Wednesday, April 22nd.

    For Tuesday, April 21st:
    Read and annotate the poem "A Psalm of Life" on page 324. Look up and annotate any vocabulary words you do not know.

    Continue reading your Literature Circle book. You should finish your book, your work for your discussion role, and all other post-reading work by WEDNESDAY. There is a link to the Literature Circle Discussion Guide on the left.

    Your outline for your research paper is due on Thursday. We will discuss outlining in class on Monday.

    For Wednesday, April 22nd:
    You will meet in your Literature Circle groups on Wednesday. Go to your REGULAR classroom first for attendance. Finish reading your Literature Circle book, your work for your discussion role, and all other post-reading work for Wednesday. There is a link to the Literature Circle Discussion Guide on the left.

    Your outline for your research paper is due on Thursday. Make sure you start your outline with either a focused thesis statement or at the very least a specific statement of controlling purpose (we will discuss these in class). Make your outline as detailed as possible. The more detail you put into your outline, the easier writing your research paper will be!

     

    For Thursday, April 23rd:
    Your outline for your research paper is due on Thursday. Make sure you start your outline with either a focused thesis statement or at the very least a specific statement of controlling purpose (we will discuss these in class). Make your outline as detailed as possible. The more detail you put into your outline, the easier writing your research paper will be!

    For Friday, April 24th:
    Your "rough" draft of your research paper is due on Wednesday, April 29th. This should be the best draft you can write. You should proofread and polish this draft so that it is as clean, crisp, and convincing as possible. Please bring TWO copies of your rough draft to class on Wednesday.

    For Monday, April 27th:
    For Monday please bring your copy of Social Justice to class.

    Your "rough" draft of your research paper is due on Wednesday, April 29th. This should be the best draft you can write. You should proofread and polish this draft so that it is as clean, crisp, and convincing as possible. Please bring TWO copies of your rough draft to class on Wednesday.

    For Tuesday, April 28th:
    For Tuesday (and the rest of the week) please bring your copy of Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass.

    Bring your copy of Social Justice to class on Tuesday.

    Your "rough" draft of your research paper is due on Wednesday, April 29th. This should be the best draft you can write. You should proofread and polish this draft so that it is as clean, crisp, and convincing as possible. Please bring TWO copies of your rough draft to class on Wednesday.

    For Wednesday, April 29th:
    Your "rough" draft of your research paper is due on Wednesday, April 29th. This should be the best draft you can write. You should proofread and polish this draft so that it is as clean, crisp, and convincing as possible. Please bring TWO copies of your rough draft to class on Wednesday.

     

    For Thursday, April 30th:
    Read Harriet Jacobs' "The Slaves' New Year's Day," pages 336-337, for Thursday. On a separate sheet of paper to be turned in on Thursday, write a brief response (four or five complete sentences--no more than a paragraph) expressing your personal response to the reading. What thoughts do you have? What questions did the piece raise for you?

    Your final draft of your research paper will be due on Friday, May 8th. See the guidelines sheet for formatting requirements.

    For Friday, May 1st:
    For MONDAY, read and annotate chapter two in Douglass. Answer these questions for Monday.

    Your final draft of your research paper will be due on Friday, May 8th. See the guidelines sheet for formatting requirements.

    For Monday, May 4th:
    For Monday, read and annotate chapter two in Douglass. Answer these questions for Monday.

    Also, for Monday, please bring your copy of Commander in Chief: Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War by Albert Marrin to class.

    Your final draft of your research paper will be due on Friday, May 8th. See the guidelines sheet for formatting requirements.

    For Tuesday, May 5th:
    Monday during class you will begin this set of questions on the second half of chapter two in the Lincoln book. If you do not finish these questions in class, finish them for Tuesday.

    Please bring blue Social Justice to class on Tuesday.

    Your final draft of your research paper is due on Friday, May 9th.

    For Wednesday, May 6th:
    Please bring blue Social Justice to class on Wednesday.

    Your final draft of your research paper is due on Friday, May 9th.

     

    For Thursday, May 7th:
    In class on Wednesday you will receive a set of questions chapters 6 and 7 in Douglass. If you do not finish these questions in class, finish them for Thursday.

    Your final draft of your research paper is due on Friday, May 9th.

    For Friday, May 8th:
    Your final draft of your research paper is due on Friday, May 9th.

    For Monday, May 11th:
    No homework--prepare for 7th grade camp!!!

    For Monday, May 18th
    No homework--welcome back from camp!

    For Tuesday, May 19th:
    Look over your options for the 2009 Civil War Projects and rank your top 5 choices, to be turned in on a separate sheet of paper on Tuesday.

    Read pages 17-21 in the Lincoln book. Annotate for important ideas and any questions you have.

    Bring your copy of Lincoln to class on Tuesday.

    For Wednesday, May 20th:
    Read "When Lilacs in the Door-Yard Bloom'd" by Walt Whitman (to be distributed in class).

    Please bring blue Social Justice and your copy of Lincoln to class on Wednesday.

    For Thursday, May 21st:
    Work with your group on your Civil War Project.

    For Friday, May 22nd:
    Work with your group on your Civil War Project.

    For Monday, May 25th:
    No school--have a wonderful Memorial Day!

    Tuesday, May 26th:
    Enjoy your three day weekend! Keep in mind your specific deadline for your Civil War Project.

    For Wednesday, May 27th:
    Make sure you bring bag lunch for our field trip to the Court Theater to see The Piano Lesson tomorrow.

    For Thursday, May 28th:
    Work with your group on your Civil War Project.

    For Friday, May 29th:
    Read pages 114-123 in Lincoln. Complete these questions for Thursday.

    Work with your group on your Civil War Project.

    For Monday, June 1st:
    Read pages 95-98 and 105-114 in Lincoln. Complete these questions for Wednesday.

    Work with your group on your Civil War Project. Once you have presented, complete your evaluation for your project work and turn it in as soon as possible.

    Please bring BLUE Social Justice to class every day this week.

    For Tuesday, June 2nd:
    Read pages 124-125, 128-132, and 145-149 in Lincoln. Answer this set of questions for Friday.

    Work with your group on your Civil War Project. Once you have presented, complete your evaluation for your project work and turn it in as soon as possible.

    For Wednesday, June 3d:
    Read pages 150-172 in Lincoln and answer this set of questions FOR THURSDAY, June 4th. This is a long reading and a long set of questions, so do not put this assignment off--get started early!

    Work with your group on your Civil War Project. Once you have presented, complete your evaluation for your project work and turn it in as soon as possible.

    If you would like to watch Glory next week, you must hand in a signed permission slip by Friday.

    For Thursday, June 4th:
    Read pages 150-172 in Lincoln and answer this set of questions FOR THURSDAY, June 4th. This is a long reading and a long set of questions, so do not put this assignment off--get started early!

    Work with your group on your Civil War Project. Once you have presented, complete your evaluation for your project work and turn it in as soon as possible.

    If you would like to watch Glory next week, you must hand in a signed permission slip by Friday.

    For Friday, June 5th:
    Read pgs. 177-182 and 187-198 in Lincoln. Come to class prepared to discuss the reading.

    If you would like to watch Glory next week, you must hand in a signed permission slip by Friday.

    For Monday, June 8th:
    To Be Announced In Class

    For Tuesday, June 9th:
    Make sure your lockers are totally cleaned out!

    For Wednesday, June 10th:
    Make sure your lockers are totally cleaned out!

    For Thursday, June 11th:
    Remember to wear gym shoes or sneakers to school on Thursday, and bring a pen for signing yearbooks. Thank you for all of your hard work in seventh grade--have a wonderful summer!

     

     



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