Today was review day - test next time! All reading guides for this test are due on Monday or you cannot turn them in. Your next major step in the paper, 15 note cards, is due on Thursday! Don't freak out your classmates by telling them otherwise please! Happy studying!
Over the course of the last five years, the nation has made a large effort to get teenagers to eat healthier at lunch.. This has translated to different food options at the lunch line each day. Do you think these efforts have made you eat healthier? My guess is most of you will eat what you want whether you get it from home, school or a fast food restaurant. Laws don't always dictate how people act. So it was with the prohibition era of the 1920's. Today, we compared the two and examined how the 18th amendment changed Americans throughout the nation.
Reading Guide 17:5 (****I am not grading this reading guide, but the information will be on the test next week!)
Annotated Bibliography is due on Thursday!!! Please, please, please come see me if you need help or do not understand.
**Your midterm test is next Monday!***
As I expected, today's pop quiz was pretty easy for most of you. You know your pop culture because you are surrounded by it every moment of your life. It should come as no surprise that this mentality developed in the 1920's! If you missed class today, you missed watching Charlie Chaplin's classic, "The Kid," a true to form silent comedy. Have a great weekend!
Reading Guide 17 - 4
Start on step 4 of your research paper!!! I was shocked at how many folks did not turn in step 3. YOU DO NOT WANT TO GET BEHIND ON THIS!!! Annotated bibliography is due on Thursday. Please come see me if you are confused, need help or are struggling with your topic.
I have offered you extra credit to watch a number of films. If you choose to do so, please do the following to get the points:
-Typed, one-page, double spaced, 12 point font paper telling me how the film specifically exhibits characteristics of the time period that we discussed in class. For example, if you watch "The Great Gatsby" you would write one page on how the pop culture, trends and ideologies of this decade are shown in the film giving examples.
After the gruesome realities of war, the younger generation of the 1920's wanted to break away from traditional values and the rosy ideals that were expected of them. The result was a new type of woman - the flapper. Today we discussed this idea of a "generation gap," if it exists today, and why it existed in the 1920's. To finish the day, we learned the Charleston!
Reading Guide 17 - 3
Step 3 of Research Paper - Bring in list of 7 sources with a brief one line summary of what they are and how you will use them.
****Please realize that this step of your paper is perhaps the most important of them all! Do not take it lightly, but rather use the next few days to diligently search for sources that will support a 6-8 page paper. I know the next month is going to be difficult, but I will be here every step of the way. Don't hesitate to come in and visit me during AIP or before or after school. This not only impacts 3rd quarter's grade, but inevitably 4th quarter's as well!!!****
Happy Valentine's Day! Today we discussed the ending of World War I by examining several scenarios dealing with punishment. How harsh should a person be punished for a crime? What happens if the punishment is too harsh? What if it is too lenient? The Allied countries had to evaluate these questions as they created a punishment for Germany. Unfortunately, that punishment would come back to haunt the entire world.
Reading Guide 17:2
Step 2 of your research paper - PLEASE BRING A TYPED OR HANDWRITTEN COPY OF YOUR 3 QUESTIONS!
Today you were exposed to the realities of trench warfare - a brutal, ineffective strategy for fighting during World War I. Not only were the conditions horrific, but the tactic was so pointless that it resulted in the war's stalemate for years.
If you are in 2nd period, due to the ACT precoding, you do not have to complete the assignment we did in class. If you are in 1st, 3rd, or 4th periods, there was also a journal writing assignment we completed. The requirements can be found on the last page of the power point below! Good luck!
NO READING GUIDE
Come to class with ONE or TWO topics for your research paper. Please do some google searches to make sure there is information available on your topic before deciding upon it. Your topics MUST be written down or typed legibly!!! These topics are due Friday. If you don't have them ON TIME, your grade will suffer greatly!
Our discussion on WWI begins today as we pose the question, "When is it okay to go to war? When is it okay to get involved? Where should the line be drawn?" America's involvement in WWI was limited to the end of the war due to these very questions. We will continue discussing the war for the rest of the week.
We also began our research papers today! I know you are probably less than thrilled about this, but I promise if you stay caught up with the assignments, it won't be nearly as bad as you think. The packet in it's entirety can be found on the link "Reading Guides and Important Docs." Please check the website regularly - especially the calendar page for the due dates of each step of the process.
Homework: Reading guide 16:3
***Start looking for a topic for your research paper! Topic due Friday***
To reward you for thinking so hard last class period, today is movie day. (One of the very few days we watch a film the entire period all year long!)
Immigrant Papers are also due today. If for any reason you had difficulties getting to the writing lab, feel free to turn your paper in late with a late pass so you can still visit them and get the necessary feedback and points. You only received points for going if you SAT DOWN with them and LEARNED how to improve your papers forever - NOT if you dropped of your paper, emailed your paper or just wrote down your name!
Homework: Reading Guide 16: 1 and 2
Today was a thinking day as we debated America's role in the world in regards to less fortunate countries. Do you think we should provide humanitarian aide? Should we be the police officers of the world? Should we mind our own business? At the turn of the century, America's foreign policies greatly changed from an isolated position to a world power. The power point and assignment are attached below.
*Remember your immigrant papers are due next time!
*Homework - Reading guide 14:3 and 15:1