Thursday, December 18, 2008

American Government 12/18

In Class - Continue with Darfur Posters. All posters/handouts must be turned in completed by tomorrow.

World History 12/18

In class - Hand back papers. Hand out notebook order sheet. Notebook is due Wednesday, January 7 by the end of the day. I will hand out an updated progress report to you in class tomorrow to let you know where you are sitting as of right now.

Homework - Notebook due January 7 (605 points!)

American Government 12/17

In class - Continue with Darfur Project. All posters/handouts need to be completed by Friday, December 19.

Homework - Start researching and coming up with a 2-3 minute presentation about the current situation in Darfur. We will start giving presentations to outside classes beginning the week of January 5.

World History 12/17

In class - Continue with documentary on Osama Bin Laden

Homework - None

NOTE - I will be handing out the notebook order sheet along with all of the graded assignments that I have to you on Thursday. Please be in class on this day or make arrangements otherwise.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

World History 12/16

In Class - George W. Bush interview (after shoe throwing incident)
Discuss the significance of Al Qaeda in Iraq
Begin watching documentary on Osama Bin Laden

Homework - None

NOTE - We will postpone the start of chapters 7 and 8 until after the break. The notebook will also be due after the break. I will handout the notebook order sheet on Thursday during class. If you are not going to be here on Thursday or Friday of this week, please make arrangements with me on Wednesday to get the order sheet.

Website to check out: - excellent overview of Al Qaeda, Osama Bin Laden, and much more. Definitely check this out.

Monday, December 15, 2008

American Government 12/15

In Class - Continue with Darfur Project
Each person needs to make a poster (or handout/flyer) for this project. Weather pending, we will start putting these up on campus on Wednesday of this week.

NOTE - Start researching to come up with a short presentation about this issue. We will divide up into small groups of 2 - 3 students to start giving class presentations (to outside classes) about this issue. Again, take an active role in this assignment. Your grade depends on it.

World History 12/15

In Class - Handouts (Chapter 7, Section 1 and 2 Quiz; Chapter 7, Section 1 and 2 Guided Notes)
Work on these in class.

Homework - Finish Chapter 7, Section 1 Quiz and Guided Notes for tomorrow.

NOTE - Notebooks will be due after the break. I will try to get you a notebook order sheet by Wednesday of this week. This will give some of you some time to get caught up. THIS NOTEBOOK IS A HUGE PART OF YOUR GRADE AND COULD MAKE OR BREAK SOME OF YOU. DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE TO WORK ON THIS!!!!!

American Government 12/12

In Class - Continue with Darfur Project

Note - This is your final project. Your grade on this project depends on you and how much you participate. You want to keep your "A" or possibly bump your grade up? Take a positive role in this assignment and do whatever is necessary. However, your grade could drop depending on your level of participation. Don't slip up now!

World History 12/12

In Class - Complete "Darfur Now"

Homework - One Page Reaction concerning the documentary. What are your thoughts and opinions? Due Monday (30 Points)

American Government 12/11

In Class - Continue with Darfur Project
Poster/Flyer Designs

Things to think about:
Ideas to raise awareness on campus on this issue.
Humanitarian efforts we can donate proceeds towards (local would be best).
Lunch booth.
In Class presentations.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

World History 12/11

In Class - Continue "Darfur Now"

Homework - Research some articles and explore the history of this situation. KNOWLEDGE IS POWER!


American Government 12/10

In Class - Discuss Darfur Project

Homework - Start researching and coming up with ideas for this final project.

World History 12/10

In Class - Hand in Writing Assignments (assigned from Friday, December 5).
Begin video "Darfur Now"

Homework - None

Check the American Government post from 12/1-12/3 for articles concerning the situation in Darfur.

American Government 12/9

In Class - Discussion (What can/should we do about the situation in Darfur?). Continual participation is worth 50 points.

Homework - Brainstorm ideas about what we (high school students and teacher) can do to help raise awareness about the situation.

World History 12/9

In Class - "The Invisible Children"

Homework - Writing Assignment (Industrial Revolution Story) due tomorrow (75 points)

American Government 12/8

In Class - Video

Homework - Class Discussion tomorrow - Come prepared!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

World History 12/8

In Class - Video

Homework - Continue with writing assignment.

NOTE - EC still available.

American Government 12/5

In Class - Read and summarize the articles. Summaries need to be at least 3/4 of a page in length.

Homework - Research Darfur - Be ready for a class discussion on Tuesday, December 9.

World History 12/5

In Class - Hand out writing assignment concerning child labor during the Industrial Revolution
This assignment is due on Wednesday, December 10 (75 points)

Homework - Writing Assignment - December 10

NOTE - Tutoring is available every day of the week, before school. If you have a D or an F, I highly recommend you show up.


American Government 12/4

In Class - Group Work - Discuss the major talking points about our study of the situation in Darfur
Before you leave, summarize your groups talking points and turn in.

Homework - Bring in two articles from this blog (or two you found on your own) concerning Darfur or Sudan.

World History 12/4

In Class - Complete Matrix (Chart) from the board (Advantages/Disadvantages of the Assembly Line) - Notebook
Complete the Document Based Questions on page 193 (Chapter 5) and 225 (Chapter 6) - Turn in before you leave

Homework - If you didn't finish the DBQ's, complete these for homework.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

American Government 12/3

In Class - Discuss (Attempt #1) "Darfur Now"

Homework - Everyone must come prepared for a class discussion on this ongoing situation in Sudan. What can our government do? What can we do, if anything? Come prepared to share your thoughts.

Articles to take a look at: - Assembly Bill 2941 - Acutal California Assembly Bill 2941 - List of nationwide advocacy groups - Interesting set of articles pertaining to different viewpoints of how the US can help solve this problem.

World History 12/3

In Class - Grade Chapter 5/6 Packet (Turn In)
Turn in Chapter 5/6 Take Home Test
Assembly Line Simulation

Homework - None


Tuesday, December 2, 2008

American Government 12/2

In Class - Finish "Darfur Now"

Homework - Check this blog. Come prepared tomorrow for a class discussion regarding what you have seen.

The words are: Willst du dem Hausaufgaben machen?

Check out these articles:

World History 12/2

In class - Class notes - Industrial Revolution
Objective - Social effects of the IR on Great Britain
Primary Sources - Child Labor

Homework - Complete Chapter 5/6 Packet (120 points)
Complete Chapter 5/6 Take Home Test (100 Points)
Due Tomorrow!!!!