World Lit. Week of Feb. 29- March 4

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Posted by cliftonj | Posted in World Literature | Posted on February 26, 2016

World Literature Week of Feb. 29- March 4

Things to Remember for the week:

  • Dante’s Inferno Test on – Tuesday, March 1
  • Vocabulary Unit 4 quiz – Thursday, March 3
  • Dan Brown’s Inferno Part 3 Assessment – Friday, March 4
  • All Levels of Hell Group Projects Due Friday, March 4
  • Presentations will be March 4 and 7
  • All group members must be present for their presentations on Friday or Monday.
  • Dan Brown’s Inferno Part 4 Assessment Monday March 14

 

*****If you are absent any day this week, you will still be held responsible for getting your part of the group project completed on time.

*****If you know you will be absent any day this week ahead of time, you should let your group know and plan accordingly.

Monday Feb. 29

LG: To understand the use of allegory in Dante’s Inferno.

  1. Work on Vocabulary Completing the sentence #11-20
    1. Quiz on Thursday
  2. PSAT Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement
  3. Work on study guide and correct all guided reading handouts
    1. Test Tuesday
  4. Begin thinking about your groups and what you want to do your Dante project on.Homework: Study for Dante Test

Tuesday Mar. 1      

LG: To understand the use of allegory in Dante’s Inferno.

  1. Dante’s Inferno Test
  2. Vocabulary review Unit 4 – Group white board quiz
  3. PSAT Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement
  4. Dante’s Inferno Assessment discussion
  5. Work on creating your own Hell group project

Homework: Each group member should be given a section to not only create but be responsible for presenting. Work on this tonight as needed.

Wednesday March 2

LG: To apply what student has learned about Dante’s levels of Hell and create a modern relevant version with a partner.

  1. Vocab – Charades Review Unit 4
  2. PSAT Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement
  3. Work on Dante Project, due Friday
  4. Vocab Quiz Unit 4 tomorrow

Homework: Study for vocab quiz. Work on project as needed.

Thursday March 3

LG: To apply what student has learned about Dante’s levels of Hell and create a modern relevant version with a partner.

  1. Vocabulary Unit 4 quiz
  2. PSAT Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement
  3. Work on Dante Project – All groups due Friday (No Exceptions)
    1. All group members must be present for presentation
    2. If you know you will be absent Monday your group needs to volunteer tomorrow.

Homework: – Dante Levels Group Project due tomorrow.   Be ready to present.

  • Dan Brown Assessment #3 Quiz tomorrow

Friday March 4

LG: To apply what student has learned about Dante’s levels of Hell and create a modern relevant version with a partner.

  1. Dan Brown’s Inferno Part III Assessment today
  2. PSAT Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement
  3. Present Dante Projects (all group members must present)
    1. Do not be absent Monday if your group does not get to present today.

Homework: Groups that do not present today will be ready to present on Monday

ELAGSE9-10RL6 Analyze a particular point of view or cultural experience reflected in a work of literature from outside the United States, drawing on a wide reading of world literature.

World Literature Week of February 22-26

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Posted by cliftonj | Posted in World Literature | Posted on February 19, 2016

Things to Remember:

  1. Need textbook Monday –Thursday
  2. Bring Dan Brown book daily
  3. Tuesday Dan Brown Pt2 Assessment
  4. Friday Canto 33 and 34 Quiz

Monday February 22

Learning Goal: To have a working knowledge of allegory and be able to recognize the underlying meaning in literary works.

  1. Vocab Unit 4 / Terms 1-10
  2. PSAT/SAT Language Practice –Commas, read chart and do 1-5, check as a class
  3. Canto 5
    1. Discuss questions with power point
  4. Read Canto 33 and answer questions from reading guide

 

Tuesday February 23

Learning Goal: To have a working knowledge of allegory and be able to recognize the underlying meaning in literary works.

  1. Vocab Unit 4 / Terms 11-20
  2. PSAT/SAT Language Practice –Commas, 6-9, check as a class
  3. Go over Canto 33 questions with PowerPoint
  4. Dan Brown Part 2 Assessment
  5. Read Dan Brown when finish assessment

 

Wednesday February 24

Learning Goal: To have a working knowledge of allegory and be able to recognize the underlying meaning in literary works.

  1. Vocab Unit 4 Choosing the Right Word
  2. PSAT/SAT Language Practice –Commas- 10-12
  3. Read Canto 34 and answer questions
  4. Read Dan Brown when finished

 

Thursday February 25

Learning Goal: Understand modern use of Dante’s Inferno.

  1. Vocab Unit 4 Syn/Ant.
  2. PSAT/SAT Language Practice –Commas- 13-14
  3. Go over Canto 34 questions with PowerPoint
  4. Article with Analyze This Activity “ A Modern Pope gets Old School on the Devil”
  5. Read Dan Brown book when you complete article

 

Friday February 26

Learning Goal: To have a working knowledge of allegory and be able to recognize the underlying meaning in literary works.

    1. Vocab Unit 4 Completing the Sentence #1-10
    2. PSAT/SAT Language Practice –Commas- 15-16
    3. Canto 33/34 quiz
    4. Turn in Analyze This article and answers
    5. Read Dan Brown’s Inferno

 

Hon. Econ Weeks of Feb. 26-March 16

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Posted by cliftonj | Posted in Hon. Gov/Econ | Posted on February 19, 2016

Friday February 26

LG: To explain the reasons for international trade, define and give examples of imports and exports, explain the significance of specialization in international trade, define absolute advantage and comparative advantage, identify countries with absolute advantage and comparative from a data set, explain the effects of absolute and comparative advantage on international trade, read and interpret scenarios, tables, and graphs related to absolute and comparative advantage, and give the significance of balance of trade and balance of payment data as economic indicators.

  1. Intro to International Trade Power Point and Videos/Notes
  2. Activity absolute advantage and comparative advantage
  3. Power Point notes/videos on Trade Organizations

 

Monday February 29

LG: To explain the reasons for international trade, define and give examples of imports and exports, explain the significance of specialization in international trade, define absolute advantage and comparative advantage, identify countries with absolute advantage and comparative from a data set, explain the effects of absolute and comparative advantage on international trade, read and interpret scenarios, tables, and graphs related to absolute and comparative advantage, and give the significance of balance of trade and balance of payment data as economic indicators.

  1. Ch. 17 Reading Quiz
  2. Power Point notes on balance of payment and trade
  3. Balance of payment/trade activity
  4. Define trade barriers
  5. Identify costs and benefits of trade barriers
  6. List specific examples of trade barriers in U.S. history
  7. Public Service Announcement Activity

 

Tuesday March 1

LG: Explain the effects of tariffs, quotas, embargoes, and subsidies on international trade, give reasons why nations impose trade barriers and restrictions on trade, cite examples of modern-day trade barriers and restrictions, explain the short and long-term advantages and disadvantages of erecting trade barriers and restrictions, read and interpret scenarios, tables, and graphs related to trade barriers and restrictions, explain the reasons why nations create trading blocs such as the EU and NAFTA, and give general arguments for and against free trade.

  1. Present Public Service Announcements
  2. Evaluate arguments for and against free trade
  3. Power Point notes/videos on Exchange Rates
  4. Trip planning activity

 

Wednesday March 2

LG: Explain the effects of tariffs, quotas, embargoes, and subsidies on international trade, give reasons why nations impose trade barriers and restrictions on trade, cite examples of modern-day trade barriers and restrictions, explain the short and long-term advantages and disadvantages of erecting trade barriers and restrictions, read and interpret scenarios, tables, and graphs related to trade barriers and restrictions, explain the reasons why nations create trading blocs such as the EU and NAFTA, and give general arguments for and against free trade.

  1. Ch. 18 Reading Quiz
  2. Complete trip planning activity
  3. Unit 4 Problem Set

 

Thursday March 3

LG: Show understanding of International Economics Concepts.

  1. Turn in Unit 4 Vocabulary words and Problem set
  2. Unit 4 Assessment
  3. Unit 5 Vocabulary words

 

Friday March 4

LG: Apply rational decision making to personal spending and saving choices.

  1. positive and negative incentives discussion and activity
  2. Use rational decision making model to select one option over another activity
  3. Compare services offered by different financial institutions notes
  4. Create a savings or financial investment plan for a future goal –notes and activity

 

Monday March 7

LG: Explain that banks and other financial institutions are businesses that channel funds from savers to investors.

  1. Ch. 10 Reading quiz
  2. Explain reasons for the spread between interest charged and interest earned.
  3. Examples of the direct relationship between risk and return.
  4. Evaluate a variety of savings and investment options; include stocks, bonds, and mutual funds.
  5. Online activity- investment and risk related missions at www.genirevolution.org

 

Tuesday March 8

LG: Explain how changes in monetary and fiscal policy can have an impact on an individual’s spending and saving choices.

  1. Examples of who benefits and who loses from inflation.
  2. Define progressive, regressive, and proportional taxes.
  3.  Create your own tax policy http://www.taxpolicy.com/build.htm.
  4. Explain how an increase in sales tax affects different income groups.
  5. List factors that affect credit worthiness.
  6. Show credit reports sites and examples
  7. Compare interest rates on loans and credit cards from different institutions.
  8. Online activity- investment and risk related missions at www.genirevolution.org lessons 15, 12, &13

 

Wednesday March 9

LG: Describe how insurance and other risk-management strategies protect against financial loss and how the earnings of workers are determined in the marketplace.

  1. Ch. 11 Reading Quiz
  2. Explain the difference between simple and compound interest rates
  3. List various types of insurance such as automobile, health, life, disability, and property.
  4. Explain the costs and benefits associated with different types of insurance; include deductibles, premiums, shared liability, and asset protection.
  5. Identify skills that are required to be successful in the workplace.
  6. Explain the significance of investment in education, training, and skill development.
  7. Discuss what makes people successful and what people need in order to be successful

 

Thursday March 10

LG: Demonstrate understanding of personal finance.

  1. Turn in Unit 5 vocabulary
  2. Unit 5 Assessment
  3. Begin Review for EOC
  4. practice EOC questions on Quia. Here’s a link.

 

Friday March 11

LG:Demonstrate understanding of Econ. Concepts.

  1. Review for Econ EOC

 

Monday March 14

LG: Demonstrate understanding of Econ. Concepts.

1. Review for Econ EOC

 

Tuesday March 15

LG: Demonstrate understanding of Econ. Concepts.

  1. Econ EOC

 

Wednesday March 16

LG: Demonstrate understanding of Econ. Concepts.

  1. Econ EOC

 

Hon. Econ. Weeks of Feb. 8-12, and 22-25

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Posted by cliftonj | Posted in Hon. Gov/Econ | Posted on February 6, 2016

Monday February 8

LG: Explain how economic growth, inflation, and unemployment are calculated.

  1. Discuss Debate and pick topics
  2. PowerPoint notes/ videos on Unemployment
  3. Unemployment Role Play Assignment due Wednesday

 

Tuesday February 9

LG: Illustrate the means by which economic activity is measured.

  1. PowerPoint notes/videos on inflation
  2. PowerPoint notes/videos on poverty and income inequality
  3. Ch. 13 Reading Quiz
  4. Consumer Price Index Activity

 

Wednesday February 10

LG: Explain how the government uses fiscal policy to promote price stability, full employment, and economic growth.

  1. Tipping Point Ch. 4 Quiz
  2. Unemployment Role Play Assignment
  3. PowerPoint notes/videos on taxes

 

Thursday February 11

LG: Display speaking and listening skills.

  1. Ch. 14 Reading Quiz
  2. Debate

 

Friday February 12

LG: Define fiscal policy.

    1. PowerPoint notes/videos on fiscal policy
    2. Discussion on National debt and deficits, look at debt clock

 

Monday February 22

LG: Define fiscal policy.

  1. Complete Fiscal Policy  Power Point
  2. Tipping Point Ch. 5/6 Quiz next Monday
  3. Fiscal Policy flow chart
  4. Prep for Ch. 15 Reading Quiz tomorrow

 

Tuesday February 23

LG: Describe the organization of the Federal Reserve System.

  1. Ch. 15 Reading Quiz
  2. PowerPoint notes/videos on Federal Reserve System
  3. Activity- Flow chart of effects of Federal Reserve Monetary Policy

 

Wednesday February 24

LG: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of Macroeconomics.

  1. Ch. 16 Reading Quiz
  2. Problem set

 

Thursday February 25

LG: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of Macroeconomics.

  1. Turn in vocabulary and problem set
  2. Unit 3 Assessment
  3. Vocabulary for Unit 4 International Economics

 

World Lit Week of February 8-12

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Posted by cliftonj | Posted in World Literature | Posted on February 5, 2016

Reminders:

  • You must have your World Lit textbook with you every day this week!!!!
  • Keep it with you until we finish Dante’s Inferno.
  • Bring your Dan Brown’s Inferno parallel novel with you every day to read every spare minute. Keep up with your calendar. Ch. 27-54, Part 2 Assessment is Feb. 23
  • Any and all make up work should be taken care of before we finish our Dante Unit.
  • Canto 1 quiz Wednesday

 

  • Friday- Vocabulary Unit 3 Quiz
  • Friday- Take up first 5 week of DGP/SAT work for a language grade

Monday 

Learning Goal: To have a working knowledge of allegory and be able to recognize the underlying in literary works.

      1. Vocab Unit 3 (terms 1-20)
      2. SAT- Subject /Verb Agreement
      3. Reading Dante’s Inferno Canto 1
          1. Read along Power Point
          2. Guided Reading Questions
          3. Discuss allegorical nature of poem

Tuesday

Learning Goal: To have a working knowledge of allegory and be able to recognize the underlying in literary works.

      1. Vocab Unit 3 – Choosing the Right Word
      2. SAT- Subject /Verb Agreement
      3. Finish Canto 1 as needed
        1. Turn in questions and go over
      4. Begin reading Canto 3 w/ read along pwr point

 

Wednesday

Learning Goal: To have a working knowledge of allegory and be able to recognize the underlying in literary works.

    1.  Vocab Unit 3–  Synonyms/Antonyms
    2. SAT- Subject /Verb Agreement
    3. Canto 1 quiz (3 strike quiz???)
    4. Finish Canto 3 and questions and turn in??

Thursday

Learning Goal: To have a working knowledge of allegory and be able to recognize the underlying in literary works.

  1. Vocabulary Unit 3 Completing the Sentence
  2. SAT- Subject /Verb Agreement
  3. Canto 1 & 3 reading check
  4. Start Canto 5 if time w/ read along power point

HOMEWORK: BRING YOUR DAN BROWN BOOK!!!! FOR FRIDAY

Friday

Learning Goal: To have a working knowledge of allegory and be able to recognize the underlying in literary works.

  1. Vocab Unit 3 Quiz
  2. SAT- Subject /Verb Agreement
  3. Take up first 5 week of DGP/SAT work for a language grade
  4. Complete any reading guide questions for Cantos I/III
  5. Dan Brown Reading time

Hon. Econ. Week of February 3-5

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Posted by cliftonj | Posted in AP Human | Posted on February 3, 2016

Hon. Econ. Unit 3  Week of February 3-5

Wednesday February 3

LG: Define Gross Domestic Product (GDP), economic growth, unemployment, Consumer Price Index (CPI), inflation, stagflation, and aggregate supply and aggregate demand. Define the stages of the business cycle, include peak, contraction, trough, recovery, expansion, as well as recession and depression.

  1. Tipping Point quiz #3
  2. PowerPoint videos/notes on GDP
  3. Business Cycle and activity
  4. DGP practice

Thursday February 4

LG: Explain how economic growth, inflation, and unemployment are calculated.

  1. Interview a Concept Vocabulary Activity
  2. PowerPoint notes/ videos on Unemployment
  3. Consumer Price Index Activity

Friday February 5

LG: Explain how economic growth, inflation, and unemployment are calculated.

  1. Ch. 12 Reading Quiz
  2. Unemployment Role Play Assignment
  3. PowerPoint notes/videos on inflation
  4. Income/Expenditure Activity
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