AUGUST ~ SEPTEMBER 2014

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
A Quick Chromebook Guide 27 - Falcon Day
28 - Day 1
29 - Day 2
Period 1
Remembering the Emotional Fallout from Nixon's Resignation (August 8)
Period 1
Allsides News Aggregator
Analyze Today's Big Issues (.pdf)
Immigration: unaccompanied kids
ISIS: Iraq & Syria
Shooting of Michael Brown
Gaza
Ebola Outbreak
Ukraine
Period 1 drops today
Period 3
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Period 3
Same as period 1
Period 3
Finish news analysis
Period 7
Same as period 1
Period 7
Same as period 1
Period 7
Finish news analysis
Sept. 1 2 - Day 3 3 - Day 4 4 - Day 5 5 - Day 6
No School
Labor Day

NYT Student Opinions: here is a chance for you to comment on the shooting of Michael Brown.
Period 1
Finish news analysis
Period 1
Now, consider a political cartoon about one of the current events we reviewed

Cartoon Analysis Guide
Period 1
Padlet or Mural.ly: present your current event
- what happened?
- why should we care?
- what info do you trust?
add your initials to your post-its
RUBRIC
Period 1
Work day on your Padlet or Mural.ly: present your current event

HW: Finish, due by the start of class on Monday 9/8
Period 3 drops today Period 3
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Period 3
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Period 3
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Period 7
Now, consider a political cartoon about one of the current events we reviewed

Cartoon Analysis Guide
Period 7
Padlet or Mural.ly: present your current event
- what happened?
- why should we care?
- what info do you trust?
add your initials to your post-its
RUBRIC
Period 7
Work day on your Padlet or Mural.ly: present your current event

HW: Finish, due by the start of class on Tuesday 9/9
Period 7
Current Events and our Essential Questions

You may collaborate on this exercise with ONE other person in class.
8 - Day 7
9 - Day 1
10 - Day 2
11 - Day 3 (Ms. W. out today)
12 - Day 4
Period 1
Current Events and our Essential Questions

You may collaborate on this exercise with ONE other person in class.
Period 1
TED: Eric Liu, Why Ordinary People Need to Understand Power
Guiding Questions

Padlet or Mural.ly DUE
Period 1 drops today Period 1
Select an entry from THIS TEMPLATE to respond to our Power EQ in light of Liu's talk and the current events we have considered

HW: Refine your one page response to our Power EQ (DUE Monday by 7:30 AM)
RUBRIC
Period 1
TED talk: Heather Brooke
Guiding Questions
Period 3
Same as period 1
Period 3
Same as period 1
Period 3
Select an entry from THIS TEMPLATE to respond to our Power EQ in light of Liu's talk and the current events we have considered

HW: Refine your one page response to our Power EQ (DUE Friday by 2:15 PM)
RUBRIC
Period 3 drops today Period 3
Same as period 1

Liu Response DUE
Period 7 drops today Period 7
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Period 7
Same as period 3
Period 7
TED talk: Heather Brooke
Guiding Questions
Period 7
Liu Response DUE
The Enlightenment

Joseph Wright, 1768
An Experiment on a Bird in an Air Pump

Each person in your group should choose a different person in the painting to consider; for your person, answer the following questions then share as a group:

What can this person see?
What might this person know, understand or believe?
About what might this person care deeply?
What might this person wonder or question?

What makes this painting work?
15 - Day 5 16 - Day 6 17 - Day 7 18 - Day 1 (Open House Night) 19 - Day 2
Period 1
The Enlightenment

Joseph Wright, 1768
An Experiment on a Bird in an Air Pump

Each person in your group should choose a different person in the painting to consider; for your person, answer the following questions then share as a group:

What can this person see?
What might this person know, understand or believe?
About what might this person care deeply?
What might this person wonder or question?

What makes this painting work?
Period 1
Choose table theme:
Hunger Games, Divergent, Survivor, Game of Thrones, Lord of the Flies, Animal Farm
Our class exercise to make meaning of these philosophical musings

The State of Nature and the Social Contract

Hobbes on the State of Nature
Locke on the State of Nature
Period 1
Finish our class exercise to make meaning of these philosophical musings
Period 1
In-class writing day: revise responses to Liu's TED talk

HW: Finish Response Revision
Period 1 drops today
Period 3
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Period 3
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Period 3
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Period 3
Same as period 1

HW: Finish Response Revision
Period 3
Finish our class exercise to make meaning of these philosophical musings

HW
: Finish Response Revision
Period 7
Choose table theme:
Hunger Games, Divergent, Survivor, Game of Thrones, Lord of the Flies, Animal Farm
Our class exercise to make meaning of these philosophical musings

The State of Nature and the Social Contract

Hobbes on the State of Nature
Locke on the State of Nature
Period 7
Finish our class exercise to make meaning of these philosophical musings
Period 7 drops today Period 7
Same as period 1

HW: Finish Response Revision
Period 7
Same as period 3

HW: Finish Response Revision
22 - Day 3 23 - Day 4 24 - Day 5 25 - Rosh Hashanah 26 - Day 6
Period 1
Finish our class exercise to make meaning of these philosophical musings

HW: Finish Response Revision
Period 1
The State of Nature and the Social Contract

Making Meaning of a Visual Text

HW: Finish Response Revision
Period 1
Finish Daniel Boone and the Social Contract

DUE: Liu Response Revisions
No School
Period 1
Keith Hughes on the Articles
(Warning: you are not an idiot!)

From US History Scene: America's First Failure at Government

A of C reading selection

When a society is developing who gets the most power? Why? Who should? What determines the distribution of power?

HW: Finish reading
Period 3 drops today Period 3
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HW: Finish Response Revision
Period 3
Same as period 1

DUE: Liu Response Revisions
Period 3
Same as period 1
Period 7
The State of Nature and the Social Contract

Making Meaning of a Visual Text

HW: Finish Response Revision
Period 7
Finish Daniel Boone and the Social Contract

HW: Finish Response Revision
Period 7
Keith Hughes on the Articles
(Warning: you are not an idiot!)

From US History Scene: America's First Failure at Government

A of C reading selection

When a society is developing who gets the most power? Why? Who should? What determines the distribution of power?

DUE: Liu Response Revisions
Period 7
Finish A of C reading selection

watch and take notes on Keith Hughes on the Articles
29 - Day 1 (NEASC) 30 - Day 2 (NEASC)
Period 1
Founding Docs analysis

A Reading of the Declaration

"Too Late to Apologize" - a musical interpretation of the Declaration
Period 1 drops today

Here is a great example of power literate high school students!
Period 3
Same as period 1
Period 3
Finish Founding Docs analysis

A singing of the Preamble
Period 7
Same as period 1
Period 7
Same as period 3