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MODULE 3 ESSAY (meet in B8, move to Library to COMPLETE)

Writing Task Write an essay that presents your opinion on a controversial issue
of your choice. Consult various media sources if you need some ideas.
 Debatable thesis statement.
 Follow the guidelines for writing an argument essay.
 Support your claims with well-chosen evidence.
 If something in the media (such as a newspaper article, ad, or speech) inspired this assignment, attach a copy to your paper before you turn it in.

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MODULE 3 ESSAY

Writing Task Write an essay that presents your opinion on a controversial issue
of your choice. Consult various media sources if you need some ideas.
 Debatable thesis statement.
 Follow the guidelines for writing an argument essay.
 Support your claims with well-chosen evidence.
 If something in the media (such as a newspaper article, ad, or speech) inspired this assignment, attach a copy to your paper before you turn it in.

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MODULE 3: Racial Profiling
EXTRA CREDIT OPPORTUNITY
 
Additional research and brief presentation on one
  • Biddy Mason
  • Jack Johnson
  • Scottsboro Boys
  • Poll Tax / Literacy Tests
  • Plessy v. Ferguson
  • James Byrd Jr. case

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EXTRA CREDIT OPPORTUNITY / POETRY WEEK - LIBRARY
 
Sign up and recite poem.
Go to library for details.
 
PUBLISHED POETRY =  (3 pt Project / 5 pt Homework)
ORIGINAL POETRY =     (10 pt Project / 5 pt Homework)

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CONTINUE: JIM CROW PRESENTATIONS
  • RI 10.1 READ/COMPREHEND Complex Informational Text
  • OBJECTIVE: Prepare for reading New York Times Op-Ed piece, "Jim Crow Policing" by Bob Herbert by exploring key concept: Jim Crow Policing
  • CULMINATING TASK: (Guided Composition) ESSAY on controversial topic of your choosing
  1. Summary of a story / person from website
  2. Jim Crow Laws: Notes about Interactive Map activity (complete several states for each category)

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CONTINUE: JIM CROW PRESENTATIONS
  • RI 10.1 READ/COMPREHEND Complex Informational Text
  • OBJECTIVE: Prepare for reading New York Times Op-Ed piece, "Jim Crow Policing" by Bob Herbert by exploring key concept: Jim Crow Policing
  • CULMINATING TASK: (Guided Composition) ESSAY on controversial topic of your choosing
  1. Summary of a story / person from website
  2. Jim Crow Laws: Notes about Interactive Map activity (complete several states for each category)

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JIM CROW PRESENTATIONS
  1. Summary of a story / person from website
  2. Jim Crow Laws: Notes about Interactive Map activity (complete several states for each category)
 

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MODULE 8 Language, Gender and Culture

  • Letter
  • Speech
  • Public Service Announcement
NO LATE PAPERS
DUE 11:59PM
 

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Language, Gender and Culture
READING QUIZ
Short Answer
ALL STORIES
 

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EXTRA CREDIT OPPORTUNITY #3

March 14, 3/14, 3.14, or as it's known to many, Pi Day. Pi Day is celebrated by mathletes in many different ways. There are pie contests and pizza parties.

And some people write pi-ku— a haiku poem about pi.

WRITE A "Pi-Ku" poem. PRESENT it at the Library's Pi Day Celebration at lunch on Thursday, March 14th. You must sign up in advance, get application from library.

A "pi-ku", by the way, works like this:

— First line: 3 syllables        — Second line: 1 syllable           — Third line: 4 syllables

--- Fourth line: 1 syllable      --- Fifth line: 5 syllables              --- Sixth line: 9 syllables

and so on.........

3.14159265.....

3.14159265358979323846264338327950288419716939937510582.....

Have copy of "pi-ku" poem signed by Ms. Pilon showing participation in activity

  • (3 point project grade and 5 point homework)

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MODULE 4 ESSAY

Due by 11:59pm
 
Submit through Schoology assignment
 

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WTC Victims: What's A Life Worth?

http://content.time.com/time/printout/0,8816,198866,00.html#

COMPLETE ACTIVITIES 26, 27, 29

COMPREHENSION TEST ON THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7th

 

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What Is a Life Worth?

pgs 56-57 (read paragraphs 1-10)
 
Short quiz on Tuesday

 

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1. Summarizing and Responding—The Mock Interview

Ebert and Hamlet, in their respective texts, provide quite different perspectives on the meaning and value of life.

Envision a scenario in which Hamlet somehow would have the opportunity to interview Ebert and vice versa.

Write out a series of at least five questions that Hamlet would ask Ebert and five questions for Ebert to ask Hamlet.

When the questions are completed, we will trade questions and you will take on the personas of these two and answer the interview questions.

2. Ebert Interview / paragraph 34 EXPLAIN IN YOUR OWN WORDS

        I believe that if, at the end of it all, according to our abilities, we have done something to make others a little happier, and something to make ourselves a little happier, that is about the best we can do. To make others less happy is a crime. To make ourselves unhappy is where all crime starts. We must try to contribute joy to the world. That is true no matter what our problems, our health, our circumstances. We must try. I didn’t always know this, and am
happy I lived long enough to find it out.

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Into The Wild

 
Should have completed reading of book during
Thanksgiving break.

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DUE TODAY BEFORE CLASS
Module 5 Good Food, Bad Food Writing Task

You will write a proposal for how to encourage healthier eating at Banning High School.

SUBMIT ONLINE VIA SCHOOLOGY

    

  • Provide the background of your proposal.
  • Clarify the problem.(Survey results)
  • Propose the best solution to the problem
Complete school survey and research:
 
Dr. Robert C. and Veronica Atkins Center for Weight and Health UC Berkeley
http://cwh.berkeley.edu/resources/2/20/53/16%2C38%2C96
Food Inc.
http://www.takepart.com/foodinc/
Michael Pollan
http://michaelpollan.com/
The Edible Schoolyard
http://edibleschoolyard.org/
Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity
http://www.yaleruddcenter.org/

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Module 5 Good Food, Bad Food Writing Task

You will write a proposal for how to encourage healthier eating at Banning High School.

       BRING DRAFT or INFORMATION TO WORK ON DRAFT IN CLASS

     

  • Provide the background of your proposal.
  • Clarify the problem.(Survey results)
  • Propose the best solution to the problem
Complete school survey and research:
 
Dr. Robert C. and Veronica Atkins Center for Weight and Health UC Berkeley
http://cwh.berkeley.edu/resources/2/20/53/16%2C38%2C96
Food Inc.
http://www.takepart.com/foodinc/
Michael Pollan
http://michaelpollan.com/
The Edible Schoolyard
http://edibleschoolyard.org/
Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity
http://www.yaleruddcenter.org/

 

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MEET IN LIBRARY (Period 2)

Module 5 Good Food, Bad Food Writing Task

You will write a proposal for how to encourage healthier eating at Banning High School.

       BRING SURVEY RESULTS!

       BRING Proposal examples rated from 6 (Superior) to 1 (Very Weak)   

  • Provide the background of your proposal.
  • Clarify the problem.(Survey results)
  • Propose the best solution to the problem
Complete research:
 
Dr. Robert C. and Veronica Atkins Center for Weight and Health UC Berkeley
http://cwh.berkeley.edu/resources/2/20/53/16%2C38%2C96
Food Inc.
http://www.takepart.com/foodinc/
Michael Pollan
http://michaelpollan.com/
The Edible Schoolyard
http://edibleschoolyard.org/
Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity
http://www.yaleruddcenter.org/

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Module 5 Good Food, Bad Food
 
Complete Activity 13 questions
 

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ALTERNATE ASSIGNMENT
(No book to read)
 
Read article, speech and poem; answer questions
  • "Are You A Loser?"
  • "Finding A Joy"
  • "Invictus"
 

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We are reading "Into The Wild" for our third or fourth module, this book
needs to be brought to class EVERYDAY (including PD Mondays)
 
We will use it for silent reading as we work on our second module
(GOOD FOOD/BAD FOOD)

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Complete activities 1, 2 & 2a
from MODULE 5 (GOOD FOOD/BAD FOOD)

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We are reading "Into The Wild" for our third module, this book
needs to be brought to class EVERYDAY (including PD Mondays)
 
We will use it for silent reading as we work on our second module
(GOOD FOOD/BAD FOOD)

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FINAL PAPER DUE

Typed / Edited
 
ALL PORTFOLIO CLASSWORK from assignment DUE
Turn in FINAL PAPER / DRAFT / ALL QUESTIONS

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TYPED DRAFT for editing - around 1000 words
 
Final paper DUE FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5th.  
           
If you believe you are more inclined to PURSUE A CAREER or ENTER WORK FORCE.
write a “letter of introduction” to the work community or job that you wish to pursue.

OR
 
If you plan on ENTERING COLLEGE, write a personal essay for your college application.

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FIRST DRAFT - around 1000 words
If you believe you are more inclined to PURSUE A CAREER or ENTER WORK FORCE.
write a “letter of introduction” to the work community or job that you wish to pursue.

OR
 
If you plan on ENTERING COLLEGE, write a personal essay for your college application.

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Bring completed
Personal FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) Guide
for College or Work
 
Pgs. 21-26 in textbook

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EXTRA CREDIT OPPORTUNITY #1

 
Library Bookmark Contest (5pt. Project grade)
 
details to follow....

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MEET IN ROOM 315 / COMPUTER LAB

Complete Personal FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) Guide
for College or Work
 
Pgs. 21-26 in textbook

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EXTRA CREDIT OPPORTUNITY #2 (10pt homework grade)

 
College Fair at Cal State Dominguez Hills
Saturday, September 15th, 8:30am - 1:00pm
See flyer pdf posted below.
 
Attend and get signature at fair from Ms. Fernandez (of Pilot Center fame) who will be in attendance.

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Summarizing and Responding (5-6 sentence paragraph)
 
Spend some time writing about whether it is best to go to college right away or move into work. This should generate some comments about what you are carrying away
from the discussion and how it relates to your sense of what you want to do next.

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PREREAD Assigned article:
 
“10 Rules for Going to College When Nobody Really Expected You To”
“Not Going to College is a Viable Option”
“Why Go to College?”
“The 10 Most Common Excuses for Not Going to College
and Why They’re All Wrong”
 
What kind of information do you think the article will provide?
What value do you think the article will have in relation to your own research needs?
What do you think is the purpose of the article?
Who do you think is the intended audience for the article?
What do you think the writer wants you to do

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COLLEGE EXPLORATION (if not doing Career Exploration)
  • SIGN IN to or set up College Board account
  • Locate PSAT score at College Board website
  • Complete College Exploration task.

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Summarizing and Responding (TO BE STAMPED)

Without really worrying about how well you spell or whether you are making complete sense, write a letter to a trusted person about how well you are—or are not—prepared for the next stage of your life.

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MEET IN LIBRARY

No textbook needed.
 
1."Hidden Intellectualism" (student version corrected)
Open Student Module 1 pdf, complete Activity 9, pg 89
 
2. "Hidden Intellectualism" pg. 61 (readings)
Vocabulary graphic organizers
Choose TWO (2) words from the reading and create graphic organizers
 
3. Write a 3-4 sentence summary of the article.
 

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CAREER EXPLORATION (if not doing College Exploration)
 
 
1. View five different career videos that you may have an interest in.
2. Note the requirements for each on a sheet of paper
3. Write a two paragraph reflection on the steps you would need to take to embark on this career choice. Talk about your strengths that would help you pursue this career, also talk about the areas where you would need improvement.

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Responding to Pérez's

"Want to Get Into College? Learn to Fail"

  • write a one-page description of an event or moment when you were less than perfect
  • explain to a reader what your response to that moment says about your character, values, or potential for work or study.

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TWO (2) NARRATIVE PROMPTS

 
Choose the two that you most relate to and write a detailed, descriptive narrative for each.
 
Minimum of 3 paragraphs each.