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December 1st - 5th
Monday

Welcome Back to the Cave of Learning!

So What is the 2nd Trimester all About?

Literature from the Great Depression and World War II Eras

Literature and Domestic Policy Cold War to the Present

Literature and United States Foreign Policy Cold War to Present

The Cultural Myths: Research Skills Development and the Synthesis Essay

Starting Where We Left Off:

The Essential Question: How do the times influence the writer and how does the writer influence the times?

A Brief Look at Ernest Hemingway: Wrestling with Life

Biography and Nobel Prize Speech Excerpt and Hemingway Resource Center

Journalist, War Correspondent, and Author (Novels and Short Stories)

"The Sea Change"
"A Day's Wait"

HW: "The End of Something" and "The Three-Day Blow" Prepare for a fishbowl discussion of the stories based on the questions provided and the ones you bring.
Tuesday

Ernest Hemingway: Wrestling with Life

Fishbowl Discussion: "The End of Something" and "The Three-Day Blow"

"Hills Like White Elephants"

HW: "Hills Like White Elephants" Student Articles

Wednesday

The Cultural Myths: Research Skills Development and the Synthesis Essay

"Hills Like White Elephants"

"The Killers"

HW: Pre-Ap Close Reading # 3

Thursday

The Cultural Myths: Research Skills Development and the Synthesis Essay

The Big Six Research Process (IMC Resources)

Membean Vocabulary

The Great Depression, The Dust Bowl and The Grapes of Wrath

Woody Gutherie - Analysis of Music Lyrics

Flex Time Discussion of the Final Exam

HW: Pre-Ap Close Reading - # 2 and # 1

Friday

Literature from the Great Depression and World War II Eras

The Grapes of Wrath

Pre-Ap Close Reading - # 2 and # 1

A Brief Look at the Life of John Steinbeck

Biography (PPT) aand Nobel Prize Speech and The National Steinbeck Center

Chapter 1

Film Clips (2 - 3):

The Prisoner Goes Home

The Preacher who Lost His Call

HW: Pre-AP Passages 1 - 3 ( Selected Reading from Chapters 3 & 5)

Membean Training (remember 3 x 10): First Vocabulary Quiz on next Thursday

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December 8th - 12th
Monday

Literature from the Great Depression and World War II Eras

The Grapes of Wrath

Discussion of Passages 1 - 3

Uncovering The Dust Bowl

Chapter 2 (looking for dialogue, seeing what is missing)

 

The Cultural Myths: Research Skills Development and Preparing a Synthesis Packet

Cultural Myth Selection Process

 

HW: Exploring Your Myth: ReReading America

Membean Training (remember 3 x 10): First Vocabulary Quiz on Thursday

Tuesday

Literature from the Great Depression and World War II Eras

The Grapes of Wrath

Discussion of Passages 1 - 3

Flim Clips (4 - 6): Muley's Story

Film Clips (7 - 9): The Joad Family and Ma Reminisces on the Eve of Departure

Flex Time Discussion of the Final Exam

HW: Exploring Your Myth: ReReading America.

Steps One & Two - Task Definition & Information Seeking Strategies Due 12/11(10 pts)

Membean Training (remember 3 x 10): First Vocabulary Quiz on Thursday

Wednesday

Literature from the Great Depression and World War II Eras

The Grapes of Wrath

Small Group Film Responses

Writing Prompts: (Collaborative Discussions)

Film Clips (7 - 9 continued): Ma Reminisces on the Eve of Departure

 

HW: Exploring Your Myth: ReReading America

Steps One & Two - Task Definition & Information Seeking Strategies Due 12/11(10 pts)

Membean Training (remember 3 x 10): First Vocabulary Quiz tomorrow

Thursday

Membean Vocabulary Quiz

Research Day

Packet Overview

Noodle Tools

Steps One & Two - Task Definition & Information Seeking Strategies

Big Six: Subscription Data Basis and Key Word/Terms Search

The Cultural Myths: Research Skills Development and Preparing a Synthesis Packet

Academic Argumentation: Statements and Reasons in support of a position

The Researched or Synthesis Essay

Flex Time - Re-visiting your Final Exam Essay Experience

The Grapes of Wrath

HW: Complete the Reading of Passage 4 Questions 23 - 29 & Read from the Book Chapter 13 (pages 157 - top of 163 (stop at the first line which ends with "...before the awareness receded again.")

Friday

Literature from the Great Depression and World War II Eras

The Grapes of Wrath

Discussion of Passage 4

Chapter 9 (113 - 115)

Film Clips (9 - 10): Departure

Chapter 13 (157 - 163)

 

Film Clips (9 - 10): Departure Continued

Film Clips (11 - 12): The Transient Camp

 

HW: Complete the Reading of Passages 5 (Questions 30 - 36 ) & 6 (Questions 37 - 43)

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December 15th - 19th
Monday

Literature from the Great Depression and World War II Eras

The Grapes of Wrath

Clip 13 (46:45 – 50:40) – Rest Stop

Woody Gutherie: The Great Dust Storm, Dust Can't Kill Me, Dust Bowl Refugee

The Cultural Myths: Research Skills Development and Preparing a Synthesis Packet

Academic Argumentation: Statements and Reasons in support of a position

The Researched or Synthesis Essay

HW: Proposed Research Focus (specific issue) and Project Management due on or before Wednesday December 17th.

Membean Training (remember 3 x 10): Second Vocabulary Quiz on Thursday

Tuesday

Literature from the Great Depression and World War II Eras

The Grapes of Wrath

{Passage 7}  and Chapter 19 (297 – 308)

The Cultural Myths: Research Skills Development and Preparing a Synthesis Packet

Academic Argumentation: Statements and Reasons in support of a position

The Researched or Synthesis Essay

HW: Proposed Research Focus (specific issue) and Project Management due on or before Wednesday December 17th.

Membean Training (remember 3 x 10): Second Vocabulary Quiz on Thursday

 

Wednesday

The Grapes of Wrath

Clips 14 - 17 (50:40 – 1:04:10) – The Arizona Checkpoint, Crossing the Colorado River, Arrival in California  - “the land of milk and honey.” – Crossing the Desert, Granma & Ma.

The Cultural Myths: Research Skills Development and Preparing a Synthesis Packet

Re-visiting your Final Exam Essay Experience

A Sample Packet

Membean Training (remember 3 x 10): Second Vocabulary Quiz Tomorrow

Thursday

Research Day

Membean Vocabulary Quiz

Friday

Literature from the Great Depression and World War II Eras

The Grapes of Wrath

{Passage 8}  and Chapter 21 (362 – 365)

Clip 17 cont. -  ( 1:04:11 – 1:09:10) – Hooverville Transient Camp

Clip 18   (1:09:10  - 1:13:42)

 

HW: Creating a Black Out Poem and Writing Prompt Question #3 (See Google Doc in the shared file folder). Bring in your "blacked out" handout AND a hardcopy of your poem to class ( remember to arrange the words of "your poem" in a poetic structure (SAMPLE). Writing Prompt Draft on Tuesday.

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December 22nd - 26th
Monday

Literature from the Great Depression and World War II Eras

The Grapes of Wrath

Clip 19   (1:13:44 – 1:17:50)

Clips 20 - 23  (1:17:50 – 1:39: 37 ) Keene Peach Ranch

Writing Prompt Question #3 (See Google Doc in the shared file folder).
Draft on Tuesday.

Tuesday

Research and Synthesis Packet Feedback

Research Day

Wednesday

Winter Break

Thursday

Christmas Day

Friday
Winter Break

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December 29th - January 2nd
Monday
Winter Break
Tuesday
Winter Break
Wednesday
Winter Break
Thursday

New Year's Day

Friday
Winter Break

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January 5th - 9th
Monday

Literature from the Great Depression and World War II Eras

The Grapes of Wrath

Feedback on your Ma Joad Drafts

Woody Gutherie: The Ballad of Tom Joad

Chapter 22  (366 – 371)

Chapter 22 (379 - 383)

HW: (390 – 392) {Passage 9} 

Membean Training (remember 3 x 10): Third Vocabulary Quiz on Tuesday January 13th

Tuesday

Literature from the Great Depression and World War II Eras

The Grapes of Wrath

Woody Guthrie: Grand Coulee Dam and Pastures of Plenty

Chapter 22 (408 - 417)

Clips 24 - 28  (1:39: 37 – 1:54:30 )  - Arrival at Wheatpatch (Packet) and Tom

HW: Chapter 25 {Passage 10} 

 

Wednesday

Literature from the Great Depression and World War II Eras

The Grapes of Wrath

Pickin' Peaches - Chapter 26 (479 - 483)

Clip 29 (1:47:35 - 1:54:30)

Pickin' Cotton & The Boxcars- Chapter 27 (520 - 523) amd Chapter 28 (524 - 525)

Chapter 29 {Passages 11 - 12} 

Research - Synthesis Sample - NoodleTools: Considerations

Step Three - Location and Access: Due on or before 1/15 (36 pts)

Create an annotated bibliography of at least 12 credible sources from multiple perspectives utilizing NoodleTools. Ultimately you will select SEVEN sources that best represent what is happening with the issue related to your myth.

Membean Training (remember 3 x 10): Third Vocabulary Quiz on Tuesday January 13th

Thursday

 

Chapter 28: Ma and Tom (533 - 538)

Research Day

 

HW: Without looking at the final chapter of the book. Write down a prediction as to how John Steinbeck will conclude this epic tale of the Joad Family. Describe what you think the final scene will include: What season is it? Who will be a part of the final scene? Who will have the final word? Will the book end with hope or in despair?

We have seen how John Ford's film adaptation has rearranged and condensed the story. Go through the same process of prediction in relation to John Ford's film. Use the same guiding questions above and write down how you think Ford will end his film?

Create a google doc entitled: The Grapes of Wrath - Predictions. Share this in your File Folder.

Friday

Literature from the Great Depression and World War II Eras

The Grapes of Wrath

Clip 30 (1:54:30 -

Chapter 30: In the Boxcar Camp...and smiled mysteriously.

Writing Prompt: Bonding with the Joads: Attaining Closure in The Grapes of Wrath 

HW: After carefully reading Jeri Walker-Bickett's literary criticism, compose a three paragraph "reader-response" to this piece of literary criticism.

Paragraph One (10 pts): Take a position on the ending of the story and draw upon the literary criticism of Jeri Walker-Bickett (and her summary of Nicolas Visser) to support your opinion.

Paragraph Two (10 pts): Discuss how John Ford's ending of the story contributes to the discussion of closure and satisfacation. Include in this paragraph your opinion, your support reasons, regarding which ending is more effective/satisfying.

Paragraph Three (10 pts): Offer a reflection on your experience of "reading/viewing" The Grapes of Wrath. What did Steinbeck make you think about? What did he help you learn about the period in American History? Provide feedback to me regarding the method and approach to the study of this classic American novel. What worked? What would you suggest that I do differently?

Add this three paragraph "reader-response" to the - Grapes of Wrath - Predictions google doc. This essay is due by class time on Wednesday (January 14th).

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January 12th - 16th
Monday

Literature from the Great Depression and World War II Eras

Propaganda section

U.S. Propaganda: WW I

Nazi Propaganda: WWI - Rise of Hitler - WWII

American Propaganda: WW II Propaganda Posters

Writing Prompt: Bonding with the Joads: Attaining Closure in The Grapes of Wrath 

HW: After carefully reading Jeri Walker-Bickett's literary criticism, compose a three paragraph "reader-response" to this piece of literary criticism. See FRIDAY (above) for details. Add this three paragraph "reader-response" to the - Grapes of Wrath - Predictions google doc. This essay is due by class time on Wednesday (January 14th).

Step Three - Location and Access: Due on or before 1/15 (36 pts)

Create an annotated bibliography of at least 12 credible sources from multiple perspectives utilizing NoodleTools. Ultimately you will select SEVEN sources that best represent what is happening with the issue related to your myth.

Membean Training (remember 3 x 10): Third Vocabulary Quiz Tomorrow

Tuesday

Membean Vocabulary Quiz

Literature from the Great Depression and World War II Eras

Propaganda Project Continued

Song of Freedom & Accentuate the Positive (Hollywood)

News and Censorship // Letters Home

JS Online Article

HW: After carefully reading Jeri Walker-Bickett's literary criticism, compose a three paragraph "reader-response" to this piece of literary criticism. See FRIDAY (above) for details. Add this three paragraph "reader-response" to the - Grapes of Wrath - Predictions google doc. This essay is due by class time on Wednesday (January 14th).

Wednesday

Literature from the Great Depression and World War II Eras

News and Censorship // Letters Home

Roosevelt's Declaration of War Speech (Rhetorical Analysis)

 

Membean Training (remember 3 x 10): Fourth Vocabulary Quiz on Wednesday Jan. 21st

Thursday

Literature from the Great Depression and World War II Eras

Women of Steel: LIFE With Female Factory Workers in World War II (Margaret Bourke-White)

Research Day

Step Three - Location and Access: Due Today (36 pts)

Create an annotated bibliography of at least 12 credible sources from multiple perspectives utilizing NoodleTools. Ultimately you will select SEVEN sources that best represent what is happening with the issue related to your myth.

Step 4 - Use of Information: Due on or before 1/29 (35 Points)

Create note cards documenting your findings. These note cards must be created in Noodletools (Direct Quotes & Paraphrases). To guide your research consider: 5 note cards from each of your seven sources - note cards demonstrate the depth and quality of the source. Consider the following questions as you create your notecards.

Who is succeeding in contemporary American society and why? What role does access to education, birth right, government policies, discrimination… play in who has opportunity.

What obstacles continue to hinder racial equality? What advances are breaking down barriers to equality?

Where does the United States overtly and covertly involve itself in world affairs? What motivates the United States to take action (or opt for inaction)?

What obstacles continue to hinder gender equality? What advances are breaking down barriers to equality?

Friday

Literature from the Great Depression and World War II Eras

Japanese and American Propaganda WW II (add to Propaganda Project Document)

Japanese Internment Poetry

"Prisons of Silence"

Honoring the Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Rhetorical Precis: The Purpose of Education Speech Given at Morehouse College 1948

I've Been to the Mountaintop Speech in Memphis. TN April 3rd, 1968 - (19:00 minutes)
(Dr. King's final speech, the next day he was assassinated on his hotel balcony)

Robert Kennedy's Speech in Indianapolis, IN - Announcing the death of Dr. King
(6:30 minutes)

Membean Training (remember 3 x 10): Fourth Vocabulary Quiz on Wednesday Jan. 21st

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January 19th - 23rd
Monday

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Tuesday

Research Feedback

Civil Rights: The Speeches of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Literature from the Great Depression and World War II Eras

Japanese and American Propaganda WW II

Japanese Internment Poetry (Credits Follow Up)

'Train to Crystal City' Tells A Secret Story Of WWII Internments (NPR Interview)

Argument Discussion Prompt: During the WW II era, President Roosevelt's decision to protect US citizens abroad, through the secret plan of The Special War Problems Division of the US Department of State, was morally justifiable given the circumstances of the times.


 

Step 4 - Use of Information: Due on or before 1/29 (21 Points)

Create note cards documenting your findings. These note cards must be created in Noodletools (Direct Quotes & Paraphrases). To guide your research consider: 3 note cards from each of your seven sources - note cards demonstrate the depth and quality of the source. Consider the following questions as you create your notecards.

Who is succeeding in contemporary American society and why? What role does access to education, birth right, government policies, discrimination… play in who has opportunity.

What obstacles continue to hinder racial equality? What advances are breaking down barriers to equality?

Where does the United States overtly and covertly involve itself in world affairs? What motivates the United States to take action (or opt for inaction)?

What obstacles continue to hinder gender equality? What advances are breaking down barriers to equality?

Membean Training (remember 3 x 10): Fourth Vocabulary Quiz tomorrow

Wednesday

Membean

Unit - Literature and Domestic Policy Cold War to the Present

The Fifties: The Fear and the Dream (Part 1)

Introduction (00:00 - 3:00)
The Death of President Roosevelt (3:00 -6:20)
The Presidency of Harry Truman (6:20 - 8:20 )

Truman's Executive Order - December 1946 & Committee Report October 1947

To Secure These Rights

THE REPORT OF THE PRESIDENT'S COMMITTEE ON CIVIL RIGHTS

" to secure these rights governments are instituted among men "
The Declaration of Independence

Chapter One: The American Heritage: the Promise of Freedom and Equality

The Rights Essential to the Citizen in a Free Society
The Committee's Four Basic Rights

Cold War and Jim Crow Laws (click here)
1948 Democratic Convention Address of Hubert H. Humphrey (click here)

The Fifties: The Fear and the Dream (Part One continued)

Life After the War and The Baby Boom (8:20 - 9:28)
"I've Got to Have a Home" (9:28 - 10:55)
Bill Levitt and Suburbia - "Levittown" & Racism (10:55 - 19:25)
Growing Cold War Fears (19:25 - 21:20)

Step 4 - Use of Information: Due on or before 1/29 (21 Points)

Create note cards documenting your findings. These note cards must be created in Noodletools (Direct Quotes & Paraphrases). To guide your research consider: 3 note cards from each of your seven sources - note cards demonstrate the depth and quality of the source. Consider the following questions as you create your notecards.

Who is succeeding in contemporary American society and why? What role does access to education, birth right, government policies, discrimination… play in who has opportunity.

What obstacles continue to hinder racial equality? What advances are breaking down barriers to equality?

Where does the United States overtly and covertly involve itself in world affairs? What motivates the United States to take action (or opt for inaction)?

What obstacles continue to hinder gender equality? What advances are breaking down barriers to equality?

HW: For tomorrow, please read an excerpt from Friedan's Feminine Mystique (Chapter 1 - Part One)

Question (Q) - Connection (C) -Objection (O) - Revelation (R) . Q-C-O-R
In your Writer's Notebook include a 20-Word Gist/Summary.

 

Thursday

Parent - Teacher Conferences 3:30 - 7:45

The Fifties: The Fear and the Dream (Part One continued)

Bill Levitt and Suburbia - "Levittown" & Racism (10:55 - 19:25)
Growing Cold War Fears (19:25 - 21:20)

The Fifties: Let's Play House (Part Four) -

Post-War Marriage (00:00 - 1:45) and Mrs. America (1:47 - 3:10)
The Ideal American Family, A Woman's Role as the "Happy Housewife"
Betty Friedan: The Feminine Mystique (3:10 - 14:04)

Research Day (Part One)

Step 4 - Use of Information: Due on or before 1/29 (21 Points)

Create note cards documenting your findings. These note cards must be created in Noodletools (Direct Quotes & Paraphrases). To guide your research consider: 3 note cards from each of your seven sources - note cards demonstrate the depth and quality of the source. Consider the following questions as you create your notecards.

Who is succeeding in contemporary American society and why? What role does access to education, birth right, government policies, discrimination… play in who has opportunity.

What obstacles continue to hinder racial equality? What advances are breaking down barriers to equality?

Where does the United States overtly and covertly involve itself in world affairs? What motivates the United States to take action (or opt for inaction)?

What obstacles continue to hinder gender equality? What advances are breaking down barriers to equality?

Step 5 - Synthesis Packet Building:

Task 1: Due 1/29 Select the excerpted portions of the seven sources (which form the basis of your note cards) that will be included in your synthesis packet

 

HW: For tomorrow, please read an excerpt from Friedan's Feminine Mystique (Chapter 1 - Part Two)

Question (Q) - Connection (C) -Objection (O) - Revelation (R) . Q-C-O-R
In your Writer's Notebook include a 20-Word Gist/Summary.

 

Friday

Research Day (Part Two)

Unit - Literature and Domestic Policy Cold War to the Present

Discussion of Friedan's Feminine Mystique

Excerpt from The Life and Times of Thunderbolt Kid
(ch 4 - The Age of Excitement)

HW: Begin reading Chapter 4 - The Age of Excitement (Part One)
Question (Q) - Connection (C) -Objection (O) - Revelation (R) . Q-C-O-R
In your Writer's Notebook include a 20-Word Gist/Summary. Read to the half-way point by Monday.

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January 26th - 30th
Monday

Unit - Literature and Domestic Policy Cold War to the Present

Discussion: Excerpt from The Life and Times of Thunderbolt Kid
(chapter 4 - The Age of Excitement)

Friedan's Feminine Mystique

Afterword: Anna Quindlend

The Happy Housewife: Not An Oxymoron

Clip from The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit 

Universally acclaimed when first published in 1955, The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit captured the mood of a generation. Its title — like Catch-22 and Fahrenheit 451 — has become a part of America's cultural vocabulary. Tom Rath doesn't want anything extraordinary out of life: just a decent home, enough money to support his family, and a career that won't crush his spirit. After returning from World War II, he takes a PR job at a television network. It is inane, dehumanizing work. But when a series of personal crises force him to reexamine his priorities — and take responsibility for his past — he is finally moved to carve out an identity for himself. This is Sloan Wilson's searing indictment of a society that had just begun to lose touch with its citizens. The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit is a classic of American literature and the basis of the award-winning film starring Gregory Peck. "A consequential novel." — Saturday Review

Stripping Off the Gray Flannel Suit

Getting Over It

What is Suburbia?

 

Step 4 - Use of Information: Due on or before 1/29 (21 Points)

Create note cards documenting your findings. These note cards must be created in Noodletools (Direct Quotes & Paraphrases). To guide your research consider: 3 note cards from each of your seven sources - note cards demonstrate the depth and quality of the source. Consider the following questions as you create your notecards.

Who is succeeding in contemporary American society and why? What role does access to education, birth right, government policies, discrimination… play in who has opportunity.

What obstacles continue to hinder racial equality? What advances are breaking down barriers to equality?

Where does the United States overtly and covertly involve itself in world affairs? What motivates the United States to take action (or opt for inaction)?

What obstacles continue to hinder gender equality? What advances are breaking down barriers to equality?

Step 5 - Synthesis Packet Building:

Task 1: Due 1/29 Select the excerpted portions of the seven sources (which form the basis of your note cards) that will be included in your synthesis packet

HW: Complete Chapter 4 - The Age of Excitement (Part Two)
Question (Q) - Connection (C) -Objection (O) - Revelation (R) . Q-C-O-R
In your Writer's Notebook include a 20-Word Gist/Summary. Due Wednesday.

Tuesday

Unit - Literature and Domestic Policy Cold War to the Present

The Fifties: The Fear and the Dream (Part 1 continued)

The Weapon of Fear (21:20 -40:00)
Communism: Public Enemy Number One (40:00 - 46:47)
{Invasion of the Body Snatchers (14:21 - 42:30)}

Synthesis Questions: Pennies and Families

Wednesday

Unit - Literature and Domestic Policy Cold War to the Present

Research Day

HW: Due Tomorrow

Step 4 - Use of Information (note cards from seven sources)

Step 5 - Synthesis Packet Building:

Task 1: Select the excerpted portions of the seven sources (which form the basis of your note cards) that will be included in your synthesis packet

Thursday

Research

Due Today

Step 4 - Use of Information: (21 Points)

Step 5 - Synthesis Packet Building:

Task 1: Select the excerpted portions of the seven sources (which form the basis of your note cards) that will be included in your synthesis packet

Task 2: Due 2/2

Develop the directions, introduction and assignment sections of the cover page of your packet

Task 3: Due on or before 2/5 (50 points)

Compile all the components of your Synthesis Packet

From your annotated bibliography - select SEVEN sources that best represent information on both sides of your specific research question. Be sure to blend both primary and secondary sources.

One of your seven must be a visual representation.

Your ENGLISH synthesis packet will be nine pages long and include:

A cover page that will include the directions, introduction and assignment, as well as a listing of your seven sources

Each source must include a brief description of the source: title, publication, author, date. Include your annotation or a edited version of your summary.

The relevant section/sections of the source that incorporates the infromation from at least one of the note cards taken on the source (providing your reader with a larger context from the source

The Final Page of your Packet should be your Bibliogrpahy (cut the annotations)

Membean Training (remember 3 x 10): Fifth Vocabulary Quiz on Friday Feb. 6th

Friday

Research Process Update:

Step Five, Task1 should be completed prior to class on Monday.
Step Five, Task 2 should be completed by Tuesday (20 min. class work time)

Unit - Literature and Domestic Policy Cold War to the Present

The Fifties: - The Rage Within (Part Six)

Life and Civil Rights (Margaret Bourke-White)

300 Years Ago (Puritanism)....100 Years Ago (Dark Romanticism)...

Nathaniel Hawthorne: The Scarlet Letter (1850) - Introduction

HW: Finish Reading Chapters 1 – 2 (39 – 49) - Study Packet & Follow the Character

Membean Training (remember 3 x 10): Fifth Vocabulary Quiz on Friday Feb. 6th

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February 2nd - 6th

Monday

Research Process Update:

Step Five, Task1 should be completed prior to class on Monday.
Step Five, Task 2 should be completed by Tuesday (20 min. class work time)

Unit - Literature and Domestic Policy Cold War to the Present

The Scarlet Letter - Nathaniel Hawthorne

HW: Please read Chapter  2 (41 - 49)

The Scarlet Letter Google Doc: Study Packet & Follow the Character

Membean Training (remember 3 x 10): Fifth Vocabulary Quiz on Wednesday Feb. 11th

Tuesday

Research (20 min. class time) - Step Five, Task 2 Synthesis Cover Page (Flex Time)

Unit - Literature and Domestic Policy Cold War to the Present

The Scarlet Letter - Nathaniel Hawthorne

Class Discussion

HW: Please read Chapters   3 - 4 (50 -  65)

The Scarlet Letter Google Doc: Study Packet & Follow the Characterr

Task 3: Due on or before 2/5 (50 points) - See last Thursday for details. Come to class with your completed Synthesis Packet

Wednesday

Unit - Literature and Domestic Policy Cold War to the Present

The 1650s, 1750s,1850s and the 1950s: Conformity and Individualism...2050s?

The Scarlet Letter - Nathaniel Hawthorne

HW: - Please read Chapters   5 - 6 (66 -  84)

The Scarlet Letter Google Doc: Study Packet & Follow the Character

Completed Synthesis Packet due tomorrow IN YOUR GOOGLE DOC ONLY.

Thursday

Research Task 3: Due Today (50 points)

The 1650s, 1750s,1850s and the 1950s: Conformity and Individualism...2050s?

The Scarlet Letter - Nathaniel Hawthorne

Class Discussion and Comprehension Activity

The Fifties: "The Beat" (Part One)

The Beat Generation - Poetry and Music

HW: - Please read Chapters   7 - 8 (85 -  100)

The Scarlet Letter Google Doc: Study Packet & Follow the Character

Membean Training (remember 3 x 10): Fifth Vocabulary Quiz on Wednesday Feb. 11th

Friday

Unit - Literature and Domestic Policy Cold War to the Present

The 1650s, 1750s,1850s and the 1950s: Conformity and Individualism...2050s?

The Fifties: "The Beat" (Part One continued)

The Beat Generation - Poetry and Music

The Scarlet Letter - Nathaniel Hawthorne

Reading Assessment Practice

 

HW: - Please read Chapters   9 - 10 (101 -  120)

The Scarlet Letter Google Doc: Study Packet & Follow the Character

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February 9th - 13th

Monday

Unit - Literature and Domestic Policy Cold War to the Present

The Scarlet Letter - Nathaniel Hawthorne

Individual Work: Close reading passages.

Research Update: Check your Synthesis Packets (after taking into consideration the revisionary comments, mark them as resolved). If you have been given the Green Light to print your final Packet, be sure to come to class with two hard copies of your finished product.

We will look at chapter 11 (121 - 127) during class tomorrow

Update your Scarlet Letter Google doc:

1) Follow the character - add further information (actions/words, thoughts of your character, what others are saying/thinking about your character)

2) Study Guide Questions: Complete chapter 11questions

HW: - Read "The Pennies" Synthesis Packet & PRINT OUT TWO COPIES OF YOUR SYNTHESIS PACKET

Membean Training (remember 3 x 10): Fifth Vocabulary Quiz on Wednesday Feb. 11th

 

Tuesday

Unit - Literature and United States Domestic Policy Cold War to Present

The Scarlet Letter - Nathaniel Hawthorne

Research

Synthesis: Six-Steps to Success

HW: - Please read Chapter 11 (121-127)

The Scarlet Letter Google Doc: Study Packet & Follow the Character

Review: Synthesis: Six-Steps to Success

Wednesday

Membean Quiz

The Fifties: "The Beat" (Part One continued)

The Beat Generation - Poetry and Music and Life

The Scarlet Letter - Nathaniel Hawthorne

Chapter 11- The Interior of a Heart

CHAPTER XI - FIND THE LINES ON PAGE(S):

- 121 where further change in Chillingworth's character is mentioned
- 121-122 that describe the nature of Chillingworth's revenge
- 122 that indicate Dimmesdale's reaction to Chillingworth
- 123-124 that identify the qualities that make Dimmesdale an influential and beloved minister
- 124 that describe Dimmesdale's reaction to his congregation's adoration
- 125 that reveal Dimmesdale's hypocrisy
- 125-126 that describe how Dimmesdale punishes himself
- 126 that describe Dimmesdale's disturbing visions
- 126-127 that analyze the growing falseness and unreality of the minister's life and being
- 127 where Dimmesdale has a "new thought" which he acts on

Research

Research Task 4: Due 2/11 (50 points)

In Class Preparation for Writing the Synthesis Essay.

"The Pennies" Synthesis Packet

Review: Synthesis: Six-Steps to Success

HW: - Please read Chapters 11 - 12  (121 – 138)

The Scarlet Letter Google Doc: Study Packet & Follow the Character

Thursday

 

 

Unit - Literature and United States Domestic Policy Cold War to Present

The Beat Generation - Poetry and Music

The Fifties: "The Beat" (Part Two)

Life Magazine - November 30, 1959: Beats: The Only Rebellion Around

The Scarlet Letter - Nathaniel Hawthorne

Discussion of Chapters 11 - 12

HW: - Please read Chapters 13– 18  (139 -  180)

The Scarlet Letter Google Doc: Study Packet & Follow the Character

Friday

No School for Students

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February 16th - 20th

Monday

No School for Students

Tuesday

Unit - Literature and United States Domestic Policy Cold War to Present

The Scarlet Letter - Nathaniel Hawthorne

Discussion of Chapters 13 - 16

The Fifties: "The Beat" (Part Three)

Research

In Class Preparation for Writing the Synthesis Essay.

"The Pennies" Synthesis Packet - Student Samples and Scores

Research

In Class Preparation for Writing the Synthesis Essay.

HW: - Please read Chapters 19 - 20  (181 - 198)

The Scarlet Letter Google Doc: Study Packet & Follow the Character

Wednesday

Unit - Literature and United States Domestic Policy Cold War to Present

In Class Preparation for Writing the Synthesis Essay.

 

HW: Chapters 20, 22 (188 - 198, 208 - 218)

The Scarlet Letter Google Doc: Study Packet & Follow the Character

Thursday

Unit - Literature and United States Domestic Policy Cold War to Present

Research

Writing the Synthesis Essay

The Scarlet Letter - Nathaniel Hawthorne

 

HW: Chapters 20, 22 (188 - 198, 208 - 218).

The Scarlet Letter Google Doc: Study Packet & Follow the Character

Friday

Unit - Literature and United States Domestic Policy Cold War to Present

The Scarlet Letter - Nathaniel Hawthorne

In Class Reading of 23

Constructed Responses: Prompts 1, 2, & 3

Task 5: Participation in a Socratic Seminar

Preparation for Participation in a Socratic Seminar: The Researchers and The Writers
See the google doc entitled Socratic Seminar - Cultural Myths

This preparation will assist you in your reflection paper (see below)

Task 6: Due 2/27 (20 points)

Reflection of one to two typed pages (12 point font) on what you learned about yourself and about research in this process. Let us hear your voice. What went well? What intrigued you? What would you do differently? What life lessons will you take with you? And so on… First person is OK for the journal. Include a self-assessment of your participation in the Socratic Seminar.

Place it in your Google Drive Folder and upload your essay to Turnitin.com )

Membean Training (remember 3 x 10): Sixth Vocabulary Quiz on Friday Feb. 27th

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February 23rd - 27th

Monday

Research

Task 5: Participation in a Socratic Seminar

Synthesis Essay: Revison (Introductions and Conclusions) & Upload to Google doc and Turnitin.com

Create a google doc (Share it in the File Folder) and compose revised draft of your in-class synthesis essay.

Develop an Introduction (if necessary) and a Conclusion (especially if you ran out of time (refer to the Writing Paragraphs document in your File Folder).

Practice the skill of leading in to supportive evidence from your sources. Use MLA (in text citations). Comment/Develop/Connect this evidence to YOUR position in the thesis.

Pay attention to TRANSITIONS IN AND BETWEEN paragraphs.

Place it in your Google Drive Folder and upload your essay to Turnitin.com )

 

HW: Synthesis Essay: Revison (Introductions and Conclusions) & Upload Due 2/26

Task 6:(20 points) Research & Seminar Reflection Due 2/27

Reflection of one to two typed pages (12 point font) on what you learned about yourself as a researcher during this process. Let us hear your voice. What went well? What intrigued you? What would you do differently? What life lessons will you take with you? And so on… First person is OK for the journal. Include a self-assessment of your participation in the Socratic Seminar.

Place it in your Google Drive Folder and upload your essay to Turnitin.com )

Membean Training (remember 3 x 10): Sixth Vocabulary Quiz on Friday Feb. 27th

Tuesday

Unit - Literature and United States Foreign Policy Cold War to Present

The Scarlet Letter - Nathaniel Hawthorne

In Class Reading of 24

Constructed Responses: Prompt 4 or 5

HW: Synthesis Essay: Revison (Introductions and Conclusions) & Upload Due 2/27-29

Create a google doc (Share it in the File Folder) and compose revised draft of your in-class synthesis essay.

Develop an Introduction (if necessary) and a Conclusion (especially if you ran out of time (refer to the Writing Paragraphs document in your File Folder).

Practice the skill of leading in to supportive evidence from your sources. Use MLA (in text citations). Comment/Develop/Connect this evidence to YOUR position in the thesis.

Pay attention to TRANSITIONS IN AND BETWEEN paragraphs.

Place it in your Google Drive Folder and upload your essay to Turnitin.com )

Task 6:(20 points) Research & Seminar Reflection Due 2/27

Reflection of one to two typed pages (12 point font) on what you learned about yourself as a researcher during this process. Let us hear your voice. What went well? What intrigued you? What would you do differently? What life lessons will you take with you? And so on… First person is OK for the journal. Include a self-assessment of your participation in the Socratic Seminar.

Place it in your Google Drive Folder and upload your essay to Turnitin.com )

Membean Training (remember 3 x 10): Sixth Vocabulary Quiz on Friday Feb. 27th

 

Wednesday

Unit - Literature and United States Foreign Policy Cold War to Present

Songs of the Day: Close Lyrics Reading

Fifties: Not Elvis Alone

Buddy Holly & The Crickets
Rare Footage - (3:55) "Peggy Sue" and That'll Be the Day"
The Day the Music Died

Folk - The "Woodie Gutherie Legacy"

Pete Seeger:
If I Had a Hammer
What Did You Learn in School?
Where Have All the Flowers Gone?

The Vietnam War: ...50s, 60s, & 70s

Vietnam War Documentary Clips: American Experience 1:41 - 10:25

Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried

Folk - The "Woodie Gutherie Legacy"

Bob Dylan:
A Man of Constant Sorrow

 

HW: Optional Viewing - Vietnam War Documentary Clips:
American Experience Deep Roots: 10:25 - 36:15

Synthesis Essay: Revison (Introductions and Conclusions) & Upload Due 2/27-29

Create a google doc (Share it in the File Folder) and compose revised draft of your in-class synthesis essay.

Develop an Introduction (if necessary) and a Conclusion (especially if you ran out of time (refer to the Writing Paragraphs document in your File Folder).

Practice the skill of leading in to supportive evidence from your sources. Use MLA (in text citations). Comment/Develop/Connect this evidence to YOUR position in the thesis.

Pay attention to TRANSITIONS IN AND BETWEEN paragraphs.

Place it in your Google Drive Folder and upload your essay to Turnitin.com )

Task 6: (20 points) Research & Seminar Reflection Due 2/27

Reflection of one to two typed pages (12 point font) on what you learned about yourself as a researcher during this process. Let us hear your voice. What went well? What intrigued you? What would you do differently? What life lessons will you take with you? And so on… First person is OK for the journal. Include a self-assessment of your participation in the Socratic Seminar.

Place it in your Google Drive Folder and upload your essay to Turnitin.com )

Membean Training (remember 3 x 10): Sixth Vocabulary Quiz on Friday Feb. 27th

 

Thursday

Unit - Literature and United States Foreign Policy Cold War to Present

Folk - The "Woodie Gutherie Legacy"

Bob Dylan:
A Man of Constant Sorrow

The Vietnam War: ...50s, 60s, & 70s

Vietnam War Documentary Clips: American Experience 36: 15 - 51:25

Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried (Chapter Assignments)

In Class Reading Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried

Songs of the Day: Close Lyrics Reading

Peter, Paul and Mary
Blowin' in the Wind
If I Had a Hammer

Task 6: Due 2/27 (20 points) Research & Seminar Reflection (see Monday's details) Due Tomorrow (20 points)

Place it in your Google Drive Folder and upload your essay to Turnitin.com )

Synthesis Essay: Revison (Introductions and Conclusions) & Upload Due 2/27-29

Create a google doc (Share it in the File Folder) and compose revised draft of your in-class synthesis essay.

Develop an Introduction (if necessary) and a Conclusion (especially if you ran out of time (refer to the Writing Paragraphs document in your File Folder).

Practice the skill of leading in to supportive evidence from your sources. Use MLA (in text citations). Comment/Develop/Connect this evidence to YOUR position in the thesis.

Pay attention to TRANSITIONS IN AND BETWEEN paragraphs.

Place it in your Google Drive Folder and upload your essay to Turnitin.com )

Membean Training (remember 3 x 10): Sixth Vocabulary Quiz TOMORROW

Friday

Membean Quiz

Unit - Literature and United States Foreign Policy Cold War to Present

The Vietnam War: ...50s, 60s, & 70s

Vietnam War Documentary Clips: American Experience (0:00-35:35)

Joan Baez:
With God on Our Side

Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried(Chapter Assignments)

In Class Reading Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried

HW: Continue to offer analysis and commentary on the Vietnam Documentary and Protest Songs.

Please read "Heyday of the Counterculture" by Allen Matusow.

SECTIONS I , II , & III for Monday

Respond to QUESTION ONE at the end of the article. Actively read and annotate the article. Place your responses in the Vietnam and Counterculture google doc.

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March 2nd - 6th
(Last week of the Trimester)
Monday

Unit - Literature and United States Foreign Policy Cold War to Present

The Mamas and the Papas
California Dreamin
Monday Monday

The Vietnam War: ...50s, 60s, & 70s

Bob Dylan
The Times They are a Changin'
Sung by The Byrds

Vietnam War Documentary Clips: American Experience (3) 1:41-29:50

Bob Dylan:
Masters of War

Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried(Chapter Assignments)

In Class Reading Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried

HW: Paired-Reading of Assigned Chapters by Wednesday.

Group One: "Spin" and "On the Rainy River" (pages 30 - 59)

Group Two: "Enemies" "Friends" "How to tell a True War Story" and "The Dentist" (pages 59 - 85)

Group Three: "Stockings" "Church" "The Man I Killed" "Ambush" and "Style"(pages 111 - 131)

Group Four: "In the Field" "Good Form" "Field Trip" (pages 155 - 180)

Prepare to discuss your chapters in a 10 minute Socratic Seminar Format. Question (Q) - Connection (C) -Objection (O) - Revelation (R) . Q-C-O-R
Include a 20-Word Gist/Summary of your chapters (place your notes in the Vietnam and Counterculture document.

Continue to offer analysis and commentary on the Vietnam Documentary and Protest Songs.

Tuesday

Unit - Literature and United States Foreign Policy Cold War to Present

Judi Collins, Joan Baez and Joni Mitchell

Judy Collins In my life
Joan Baez It ain't me babe
Joni Mitchell Both sides now

The Vietnam War: ...50s, 60s, & 70s

Vietnam War Documentary Clips: American Experience (3) 29:50 - 53:35

Barry McGuire
Eve of Destruction


The Eve of Destruction: How 1965 Transformed America

Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried (Chapter Assignments)

HW: Small Group Reading of Assigned Chapters by Tomorrow.

Group One: "Spin" and "On the Rainy River" (pages 30 - 59)

Group Two: "Enemies" "Friends" "How to tell a True War Story" and "The Dentist" (pages 59 - 85)

Group Three: "Stockings" "Church" "The Man I Killed" "Ambush" and "Style"(pages 111 - 131)

Group Four: "In the Field" "Good Form" "Field Trip" (pages 155 - 180)

Prepare to discuss your chapters in a 10 minute Socratic Seminar Format. Question (Q) - Connection (C) -Objection (O) - Revelation (R) . Q-C-O-R
Include a 20-Word Gist/Summary of your chapters (place your notes in the Vietnam and Counterculture document).

Continue to offer analysis and commentary on the Vietnam Documentary and Protest Songs.

Wednesday

Unit - Literature and United States Foreign Policy Cold War to Present

Phil Ochs
I Ain't Marching Anymore

"Heyday of the Counterculture" by Allen Matusow:

Brief Overview of Sections I - IV

Highlights from Section V

Scott MacKenzie
San Francisco

Highlights from Section VI

The Vietnam War and the War at Home

Buffalo Springfield
For What It's Worth

The Tet Offensive

Socratic Seminar: Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried
(Chapter Assignments)

Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young
Ohio

 

HW: Finish Section VIII from "Heyday of the Counterculture" and respond to Question # Four. Complete your analysis and commentary on the Vietnam Documentary and Protest Songs.

 
Thursday

 

Unit - Literature and United States Foreign Policy Cold War to Present

Santana
Soul Sacrifice

Discussion of the "Heyday of the Counterculture"

Richie Havens
Freedom

Socratic Seminar: Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried
(Chapter Assignments)

Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young
Ohio

Vietnam War Statistics

United States Involvement in the Middle East -
The Wars in Iraq, Afghanastan & with ISIL

Excerpt from Phil Kay's Redeployment

HW: Finish Phil Klay's chapter from Redeployment. Complete a final reader's response to his writing.

Friday

Early Release

Creedence Clearwater Revival
Who'll Stop the Rain

National Priorities Project

Casualty Count

That Bloody Battle During Tet by Chris Woolnough

Thank You Soldier by Chris Woolnough

Don McLean
Miss American Pie

Final Analysis Entries

Thoughts on and Preparation for the Final Exam

2nd Trimester (B): Review, Reflection, Feedback (See Google doc in Shared File)

Membean Vocabulary and Sentence Bldg - II (See Google doc in Shared File)

The Final Exam Components

Close Reading Passages

Grammar Assessment

* Answer Key for Close Reading and Grammar Practice (click here)

*Writing Section:

The Things They Carried & Redeployment

Personal Literary Criticism Essay

* Review the importance of Introductory and Concluding Paragraphs

HW: As indicated in class, the following documents are required and they are intended to be part of your exam preparation.

2nd Trimester (B): Review, Reflection, Feedback (See Google doc in Shared File)

Membean Vocabulary and Sentence Bldg - II (See Google doc in Shared File)

When you have completed the Review, Reflection and Feedback google document, please upload it to Turnitin.com

Student who do not complete the Review document will receive an incomplete in powerschool for the course even if you have taken the final exam or exempted the final exam.

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March 9th - 13th
Monday

Final Exams: Day One

Hour 1 CLASS

7:25

8:33

68 minutes

Hour 2 CLASS

8:39

9:47

68 minutes

Lunch A

9:53

10:23

30 minutes

Hour 3A CLASS

9:53

11:01

68 minutes

Lunch B

11:07

11:37

30 minutes

Hour 3B CLASS

10:29

11:37

68 minutes

Hour 1 EXAM

11:52

1:07

75 minutes

Hour 2 EXAM

1:22

2:37

75 minutes

A Final Reflection

Final Exam Prep - PPT

HW: As indicated in class on Friday, the following documents are required and they are intended to be part of your exam preparation.

2nd Trimester (B): Review, Reflection, Feedback
(See Google doc in Shared File)

Membean Vocabulary and Sentence Bldg - II
(See Google doc in Shared File)

When you have completed the Review, Reflection and Feedback google document, please upload it to Turnitin.com

Student who do not complete the Review document will receive an incomplete in powerschool for the course even if you have taken the final exam or exempted the final exam.

Tuesday

Final Exams: Day Two

Hour 3 EXAM

7:25

8:40

75 minutes

Hour 4 CLASS

8:55

9:55

60 minutes

Lunch A

10:01

10:31

30 minutes

Hour 5A CLASS

10:01

11:01

60 minutes

Lunch B

11:07

11:37

30 minutes

Hour 5B CLASS

10:37

11:37

60 minutes

Hour 4 EXAM

11:52

1:07

75 minutes

Hour 5 EXAM

1:22

2:37

75 minutes

 

Wednesday
No School for Students
Thursday
 
Friday