Words of the Week

You are now onto your second SAT list.  Try using these new words in your everyday lives.

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Word of the Week

Interested in words?  Check out some fun heteronym info at: http://richard.tangle-wood.co.uk/heteronym.html


Homework Assignments

Mon., 12/10- Create images for each new SAT word.  You should end up with either 10 or 15, depending on curriculum of study.

Tues., 12/11- Work on ORP.  Bring in ALL ORP materials to class tomorrow.

Wed., 12/12- Work on ORP.  Complete Commonly Confused homework.  We are in the computer lab Thursday and Friday.  Make sure your grading sheet is up to date.

Thurs., 12/13- ORP Task 1 due tomorrow.

Friday., 12/14- Work on ORP.



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WEBSITES FOR IN-CLASS RESEARCH

EUGENICS

Doc. 13: Video on the two types of sterilization

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjgtNHs5MQ4

 

Doc. 14: Video on the United Kingdom’s role in forced sterilization in India

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Egy4drxs8l8

 

Doc. 15: Digital text: Eugenics in California

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eeKO5DsDGxg

 

Doc. 16: Digital text: California‘s Dark Legacy of Forced Sterilizations

http://www.cnn.com/2012/03/15/health/california-forced-sterilizations/index.html


PESTICIDES

Doc. 12: Various news clips on the dangers of exposure to pesticides in our environment.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbZFVPui2yo&feature=youtube_gdata_player



WILDFIRES

Doc. 9: A Smokey the Bear PSA from the1980s

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6xMd0wSbZc

 

Doc. 10: Another Smokey the Bear PSA with Joanna Cassidy with provocative messaging

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXcrbpMNvTs

 

Doc. 11: How foresters set prescribed fires

http://videos.howstuffworks.com/science/wildfire-videos-playlist.htm#video-37838

 

Doc. 12: A newscast about the effect of ‘cooling fires’

http://videos.howstuffworks.com/science/wildfire-videos-playlist.htm#video-3497



BOTTLED WATER

Plastic Bottles & Ocean Pollution—great images of the ocean, sea creatures, and plastic bottle pollution.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rf5iHqT1Rzc



CHILD SOLDIERS

Doc. 15: Ishmael Beah on CBS News with Katie Couric

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozsOLdgp_y0


Who is the LRA?

http://invisiblechildren.com/videos/

 

The efforts of the youth movement Invisible Children, to alleviate the suffering of displaced and child soldiers, and the “night commuting” in Uganda – videos and digital text

http://www.invisiblechildren.com

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pap1MEfSOGI



SINGLE-GENDER EDUCATION

Doc. 9: Single-gender classrooms

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIAYE_VG11Q


Doc. 10: Mixed gender or same-sex classrooms?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTLnaXlIK4A

 

Doc. 11: Are single-sex classrooms better?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYmUwzguDnQ

 

Doc. 12: Single-sex classrooms at an elementary school

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlq8H8yBixI




Important Dates

ORP DATES
Task 1: Fri., 12/14
Task 2: Fri., 12/21
Task 3: Fri., 1/11

QUIZ: Fri., 1/4
SAT (both lists)
Commonly Confused/Misused list #2