Thursday, March 7, 2013

Tommy Guns', the 1920s, and the completion of work: Two out of three from the Jazz Age Ain't Bad!

Prior to going over what is on tap next week, all students are reminded of the following:
1)  Completed World War I Assessment- Even if this was not submitted for a grade in second trimester, it is needed in order to go to Tommy Guns.
2)  "Midnight in Paris" Enrichment Sheet- Numbers 1, 3, 6, and 11 are needed.
3)  Study Guides for Chapter 22, sections 1- 4 (Pages 9, 11, 13, and 15 of yellow packets)
4)  Enrichment Sheet for Fitzgerald's "Winter Dreams"- Starts on page 51 of packet.
5)  Identification for a person or concept of the 1920s- Paragraphs must include three facts about the subject matter, two reasons why the subject matter is relevant to the decade, and a theme from the 1920s to which it connects.
6)  Completed Clive James Enrichment Sheet on "Fame in the 1920s"- Found on pages 71 and 72 in packet as well as the page towards the end of the packet with questions 1-10 on it.
All of these need to be done by Monday, 3.11 as students will have additional work assigned from Monday of next week.  All permission slips and money is due on 3.15.

For the week of 3.11, we begin our station rotation of the 1920s.  This will consist of 15 stations where students will spend time absorbing different aspects of the time period.  We have stations that deal with Gershwin on a train, the Marx Brothers going to another part of the country, Madonna "Voguing," as well as Bessie Smith crooning, the Klan protesting, the Harlem Renaissance battling, and nostalgia waxing.  Students will be exposed to varied items of the time period that helped to make the Jazz Age "Roar."  There are questions assigned to each station and what is not finished in class is completed for homework.  This will constitute the last two stamps from Social Studies, along with the declaration of figure for Tommy Guns.  With students completing a Stock Market Project in Math, students should have all of their work in for Tommy Guns by Friday.
Please let me know if I can of any further assistance as we explore a time period in which celebrity "roared."
All best.
Mr. Kannan

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