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  • Announcement for parents:  We will be watching the movie Invictus next week about a rugby team in South Africa.  Your child has received a permission slip in which you are able to say no to the movie, in which case I will provide your child with an alternate assignment for the days the class is engaged in the movie.

    Invictus Plot Summary

     

     

    How to write a PSA:

    http://www.scholastic.com/browse/lessonplan.jsp?id=1504 

     

    PSA #1 from Alamo Drafthouse about not using your phone during a movie.

     

     

    PSA #2  Can you believe everything you see on the internet?

    PSA #3

     

     

    Sub-Saharan Africa Yelp Review Pro/Con Research Assignment

    Thursday, 1/5 Receive challenge, choose country, choose topics

    Friday, 1/6 Divide topics, work on 4 notes pages

    Monday, 1/9 Set up journals with project/notes pages, continue writing 4 notes pages 

    Tuesday, 1/10 Make resource list in Destiny, Finish setting up journals with project/notes pages, continue writing notes pages

    Wednesday, 1/11 Finish your resource list in Destiny, save to Google Drive and share with the teacher, continue to work on 4 notes

    Thursday, 1/12 Choose an audience, begin writing your Pro/Con paragraphs, (divide 6 paragraphs into 3 each)

    Friday, 1/13 Continue writing your Pro/Con paragraphs, write your "Position Statement" using the template on the Pro/Con paragrap

    Tuesday, 1/17 Write your final draft using the Yelp template provided

    Wednesday, 1/18 Finish writing your final draft using the Yelp template.

     

    HERE IS AN ALTERNATIVE ASSIGNMENT TO COMPLETE SHOULD YOU BE ABSENT ON THE DAYS ABOVE OR IF YOU DID NOT ACCOMPLISH THE FIRST ASSIGNMENT IN CLASS FOR SOME REASON:

    Links to instructions for research, writing and completing a "Works Cited."

    These instructions can also be found in Google Drive in a shared folder called "African Yelp Review"

    Alternative Assignment for African Yelp Review

    Works Cited Instructions

     

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  • "Total Panic" Project

    Students work in groups (assigned by me) to invent a product, machine or service that can help people in a disaster situation.

    Students brainstorm different types of disasters, either natural or man-made.

    They decide on a type of disaster and find 2 specific examples of it to research, as well.

    They invent a product, machine or service that can help either save lives OR help people prepare or otherwise live through such a scenario.

    Pitches will be presented "Shark Tank" style in front of classmates and the teacher.

    Classmates chosen as "Sharks" will decide who "wins" a prize.  I will grade the pitch according to a rubric.

    All groups MUST be ready on Monday 12/12.  We will draw to see who goes first, second, third, etc.

     "Total Panic" Project

     "Total Panic" Pitch Requirements

     

     

    "The Epic of Gilgamesh"

    Students began an in-class project over their reading of an abridged version of "The Epic of Gilgamesh."

    They are designing an amusement part with story elements in the play and facts from history used for the (make-believe) attractions.

     

    This project will continue into the 2nd nine-weeks.  The most-likely due date will be Wednesday, October 26th.  The work habits of on-task students will determine if there is an extension.  Completed "Amusement Park" maps will be posted in the hallway.  Pictures of the parks are coming. . .

     

     

     

    Hero Story Project:

    Assigned September 9th.

    Planning sheet due September 16th.

    Presentations began September 23rd and ended September 28th.

    Create a story that is based on the life of a real person that you find "heroic."  Present your story using a digital story making program of your choice or devise another creative solution for presenting the story and information.

    Planning Sheet for Hero Story

    Possible Programs to Use

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