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Week of 2/20-23 (Rodeo Break)

posted Feb 20, 2017, 12:56 PM by Ec Mary Givens   [ updated Feb 21, 2017, 1:17 PM ]

M. 2/20 Due T. 2/21
Annotate the attached article:
1. What is MLK’s definition of nonviolent resistance?
2. What is his understanding of civil disobedience?
3. List and be able to explain the six key principles of nonviolent resistance.

T. 2/21
We will continue taking notes on early Civil Rights Era events today and tomorrow. No homework.

Week of 2/13-17

posted Feb 15, 2017, 7:34 AM by Ec Mary Givens

W. 2/15
Finish reading and annotating the articles on Political Will.

Week of 2/6-10

posted Feb 7, 2017, 12:50 PM by Ec Mary Givens

M. 2/6
Finish up the research we started in class...finding sources and looking at the loaded language used. (20 dedicated minutes)

T. 2/7
Read your assigned Timeline articles. Here are the directions:
Civil Rights Resource Timeline
1. Put the documents in chronological order
2. Create a timeline on paper...For each document, include:
    Title of the document
    Identify the author of the document
    Write 3-4 attitudes/perceptions the author has (somewhat specific)

Week of 1/30-2/3

posted Feb 1, 2017, 1:09 PM by Ec Mary Givens

W. 1/30
Be sure to finish your script tonight and bring paper copies for all group members so you can rehearse tomorrow.

Week of 1/23-27

posted Jan 24, 2017, 12:07 PM by Ec Mary Givens

M. 1/23
Next current event is posted in classroom. It is an editorial - not neutral information. Regardless of your emotional reaction, analyze the author's arguments for your response.

Week of 1/17-20

posted Jan 17, 2017, 12:35 PM by Ec Mary Givens   [ updated Jan 20, 2017, 1:32 PM ]

T. 1/17
Finish up Immigration quick-research and get notes onto small group PPT.

Interesting discussions this week. If you need the directions and resources for the Personal Finance letter, they are attached below.

Week of 1/9-13 (2017!)

posted Jan 9, 2017, 2:25 PM by Ec Mary Givens

M. 1/9
Finish responding to the two prompts on the current events watch "classroom". (u3nklgm)

Week of 12/19-23

posted Dec 22, 2016, 12:34 PM by Ec Mary Givens

Th. 12/22
Structure for personal finance advice:
1. Start by Advising changes to current spending - have a "why" and/or "how" for each change you want your client to make. Be sure to include saving in your new budget. Employ some psychology here...
2. Discuss strategies specific to your client's situation for getting debt under control with some "tutoring" on why debt is a problem and how/why to be strategic at building up a strong credit history...perhaps tying to future goals.
3. Finish with your client's "Long term" picture. This doesn't have to be part of his/her budget. It doesn't need specific numbers to define it. What kinds of things might your client want to consider for their future financial health and well being? his is where you can include investments. Give them 3 target goals with reasons why this will be a wise course of action specific to their situation.

Week of 12/12-16

posted Dec 12, 2016, 1:02 PM by Ec Mary Givens

M 12/12 Budget practice: planning a trip due W. 12/14

Budget practice reflection questions:
1. If you need more money for your trip, how might you raise the money you need?
(1 Alt: If you had enough money for the trip you planned, explain how you might use the remainder of the $1000 after you pay for the trip.)

2. Describe several (at least 3) strategies you used to get the most for your money when planning the trip.

3. What factors (at least 4) did you take into consideration when choosing what you planned and how you spent money on different expenses for this trip.

Week of 12/5-9

posted Dec 5, 2016, 1:03 PM by Ec Mary Givens

Today classes remembered the economics structures and vocab from past years as a prep for the Personal Finance unit. No homework.

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