Saturday, November 2, 2013

Light your candles, inheritors of the luminosity of scholarship!

With the Diwali weekend upon us (or having passed, depending on when you are reading this), our students wrestle with academic rigor and challenge.  They will be processing concepts both psychologically and intellectually, making for an enriching academic experience.  This week features Marx, Smith, strange passengers, Upton Sinclar, Pink Slime, and Howard Zinn.  All in all, not a bad week of learning:

Monday:  Finish your Marx/ Smith Logs.  Make sure they are detailed and thorough.  HW: Finish Marx and Smith logs as well as assigned questions from Marx and Smith enrichment sheet.  Click here for a breakdown of what is needed for Wednesday's assessment.  The second slide should help.

Tuesday:  Videos on Marx and Smith.  What do you see from each thinker in each video?   HW:  Finish analysis on videos and make sure Marx and Smith log is ready for submission.  Tomorrow is assessment day.

Wednesday:  Assessment day.  Bring your packet and a writing instrument.  Let's get ready to write!  HW:  Finish your Marx and Smith log.

Thursday:  Collect Marx and Smith logs.  Discuss Consensus and Conflict views of U.S. History.  Introduce the man:  Howard Zinn.  Discuss his belief system.
HW:  Start previewing "Robber Barons and Rebels."  Behold what it is you will be reading.

Friday:  Introduce expectations for reading Howard Zinn.  Assign first reading from "Robber Barons and Rebels."  This is due on Tuesday.
HW:  Read parts I, II, and III in “Robber Barons and Rebels.” Annotate for required elements: Five Main Ideas, Three GHTs, At least five vocab words, Three Important People or Groups of People, and for answers to required questions. This is due on Tuesday.

The work increases, the demands become more, the need for advocacy becomes more essential as the fight goes on, the cause endures, and the dream of scholarship shall never die.

If I can be of any further help or assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me.
All best.
Mr. Kannan

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