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Write a summary of the news events of the day. Go to:
Today was a rare "free-form" day where anybody spoke about any issue they wanted. So your makeup will be the same: choose any topic in the news over the last week or so and explain what you know about it and also write your position on the issue.
Write a summary od the develoments over the last two days regarding the US soldier who murdered the 16 Afghans earlier this week. Also answer "What could the US do to repair its image (in the eyes of Afghans)
See the PowerPoint 3-6-12 on the Class Documents page. Write a answer the questions on slide #2.
Write a reflection on what you learned from the congressional candidates’ visits. Follow this format:
A formally written reflection on each of Congressman Tierney’s and Mr. Tisei’s visit.
Rate who was better (this section can be a bullet list)
Write the name of the candidate you will vote for in the November election (you have to choose Tierney or Tisei)
We spent most of the period discussing Congressman Tierney's visit yesterday and the school shooting in Ohio. (1) Write a reflection on what you learned, liked or disliked, and any other feedback on Congressman Tierney's visit and (2) write a few bullet-point style ideas of how you would make schools safer in the future.
See Mr. McCue to pick up the movie I.O.U.S.A and watch from 38:00 to 54:00. Write a summary of the information presented in this segment, especially focusing on monetary policy and trade deficits.
See Mr. McCue for the movie Can You Afford To Retire. Watch the first 30 minutes & write a review
Choose an article from Upfront & write a review/reaction.
Make up the Economics Terms quiz. That's it.
Write a reaction to the student article on the article questioning the conventional wisdom on global warming.
See Mr. McCue for the video on Free Trade. Summarize the film.
Watch the following news clip from 60 Minutes and write a review & reaction to the segment about GroupOn only.
See the student article on the "FBI arrests 4 police officers in Conn. bias probe." Write a summary & reflection.
See the Upfront article on the "Obama: Pass or Fail?" Write a summary & reflection.
See the PowerPoint "1-24-12.ppt" & answer the questions on the slide that go with the article "Locked Up Forever."
Summarize the article "Locked Up Forever."
See the PowerPoint "1-12-12.ppt" on the Class Documents page. Click on the links for the first two hyperlinks. Write a summary & opinion of each 60 Minutes segment.
Explain the foreign policy efforts toward terrorism in BOTH the Bush & Obama administrations.
Explain why the U.S. got involved in the Persian Gulf War (1990-91) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (2003).
See the PowerPoint "Origins & Evolution of Terrorism" and copy all the notes. Show your notes to Mr. McCue.
See the articles about the Iowa caucus. Read both. (1) Summarize how the Republican caucus works and (2) write a one paragraph opinion that answers "Does winning or losing Iowa matter?"
See the PowerPoint 12-23-11.ppt and watch the clips & write a review of each.
See the PowerPoint 12-19-11.ppt and watch the clips on Kim Jong Il's death and the news report about Christmas trees. (1) write an obituary on Kim Jong Il and (2) explain where you stand on the Christmas tree issue & explain why.
Take the Unit 4 Test
Write a review & reaction to the Student Presentation article
See Mr. McCue to watch Lost Son of Havana 1:20 - 1:45
See Mr. McCue to watch Lost Son of Havana 0:40 - 1:20
See Mr. McCue to watch Lost Son of Havana 0:00 - 0:40
(1) Take the Leaders quiz and (2) watch the news clips in the PowerPoint 12-9-11.ppt (see bottom of this page) & summarize each story.
(1) Take the Nuclear Club quiz and (2) make a list of the leaders & countries on pgs. 6 & 7 of Upfront and explain why you think each may be important to watch.
Summarize the story of Emma Sullivan and Sam Brownback and explain why it is important.
(1) Make up the quiz upon your return and (2) sit down with Mr. McCue to review the rest of the Nuclear Weapons powerpoint.
See the PowerPoint 11-21-11.ppt. Answer the two Warm Up questions and then copy the Health Insurance terms on slide #4 into your notebook. Show Mr. McCue the notes & your responses to the two warm up questions.
Write a biography about state Rep. Ted Speliotis and also include some issues he has fought for. Also include at least two inquisitive questions you would have asked him if you were in class today.
See the Powerpoint 11-10-11 and write 2 questions for rep. Speliotis, and watch the two clips & answer (1) is this a good strategy for Herman Cain and (2) how will this affect Rick Perry's campaign?
See the Powerpoint 11-5-11 and watch the SECOND debate and write a response that critiques the debate performance and the ideas of each mayoral candidate
See the Powerpoint 11-5-11 and watch the first debate and write a response that critiques the debate performance and the ideas of each mayoral candidate
Write an article review on the student article about Halloween.
(1) Take the Sports Geography Quiz, (2) pick up the student article for tomorrow's class and (3) complete an article brief on Washignton's Gridlock.
Write a reaction to the issues in The Price of Young Love article & include your stance and whether one society should impose its values on another.
See the video for the Occupy Wall St protesters vs. the Investor. Write a summary of the debate arguments and explain whose side you favor and explain why. It is on the Class Documents page as 10-31-11.ppt.
Complete the assignment Sports Geography. It is on the Class Documents page.
Pick up the article about the Rwandan Genocide survivor and write a summary of his experience. If you attended the Human Rights Conference today, you actually heard his story first-hand, so you do NOT have to do any make up.
See the file on the Class Documents page "10-24-11.ppt" and complete the activty for the "20 seasons" article in the Wall Street Journal.
See the file on the Class Documents page "10-21-11.ppt" and watch the news clips about Qaddafi and summarize the stories in one paragraph; copy the notes about mortgages; and summarize the article "Hey, who shrunk my Doritos?"
Complete an Article Brief on the student-led discussion article about The Occupy Wall Street movement.
See the file on the Class Documents page "10-19-11.ppt" and read all 3 articles about flooding and write a summary of all 3 COMBINED. Tonight's homework is also on the Class Documents page "student article & HW 10-19-11"
Copy the notes from How A Bill Becomes Law.ppt into your notebook. Show the notes to Mr. McCue.
Choose any article from the Wall Street Journal Student Edition and (1) list the title & page numbers, (2) summarize it, and (3) provide a reaction.
Complete an Article Brief on the student-led discussion article about Rick Perry & Mitt Romney.
See Mr. McCue to pick up a copy of the Wall Street Journal Classroom Edition. Have students read & complete an Article Brief for the article “Pay Up” on pgs. 6-7.
Look up & list the powers of each of the following government positions. Pass your list in to Mr. McCue. Speaker of the House, Senate Majority Leader, House Minority Leader, Senate Minority Leader.
Copy the notes from the powerpoint "Senate & House Structure" (slides 1 & 2 only) (see class documents page) and show them to Mr. McCue.
(1) complete the Unit 1 Participation rubric & (2) the hanmdout fo the Bill of Rights; and (3) copy the notes from the powerpoint "Constitution & Bill of Rights" (see class documents page) and show them to Mr. McCue.
Read the article Drew & Dom handed out on the case of the illegal immigrant charged with the drunk driving death and write a reflection that explains how you feel about the numerous issues within this case.
In the September 19 issue of Upfront magazine, read the last three cases in the article Supreme Court Cases Every Teen Should Know and write your opinion on whether & why/not you agree with the Court's decision for each of those cases.
(1) Take the Geography Quiz #1 and (2) pick up the September 19 issue of Upfront magazine and read the first two cases in the article Supreme Court Cases Every Teen Should Know and write your opinion on whether & why/not you agree with the Court's decision for each of those first two cases.
See Mr. McCue in the Social Studies office to review the Powerpoint on the Federal Deficit & Debt. Simply viewing it on your own from the Class Documents page will NOT suffice; he needs to elaborate on several points for you.
All absent work must be made up within TEN days upon your return.
Homework due on a day you are absent is due to Mr. McCue immediately upon your return to school.