Welcome! This blog is for the purpose of supporting students in the Fortuna High School Global Studies program. If you have any questions, please contact Tara Nuth Kajtaniak at tkajtaniak@fuhsdistrict.org.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Information on Protests in Egypt

The following link will bring you to The Lede blog, which is updated regularly with the latest events being reported out of Egypt and the Middle East:
Link to Egypt Protests Information (The Lede blog)

Things Fall Apart Reading Assignment Due Wed 2/2

Please read through Chapter 22 and complete study guide questions by Wednesday.  Good luck on CAHSEE!!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Gulen Institute Essay Competition

Before you submit your paper, make sure you give it one last read, and then please review the essay requirements, especially in regards to format, which can be found by following the link below.  Do not forget to fill out the online forms of registration and submission.  Remember to click on "Register for the contest," fill out the form, and then click on "Submit Your Essay"  and fill out that form and attach essay at the bottom.

Here is some information you will need to properly fill out the online submission form(s).

School Address:  379 12th Street, Fortuna, CA 95540
School Phone:  707-725-4461
Teacher name:  Tara Nuth
Teacher phone:  (See me or email me)
Teacher email:  nuthenglish@hotmail.com

Your parent(s)/guardian(s) must give permission online for the submission of your essay.  Don't forget to attach your essay at the bottom of the page.

Link to Essay Registration Page (after registration, go to "Submit Your Essay" on the left to submit)

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

"Nigeria's Promise, Africa's Hope" by Chinua Achebe (Take-Home Part of Final)

Link to Take Home Final Discussion Questions Due Wed., Jan. 26

Link to Achebe's Persuasive Essay, "Nigeria's Promise, Africa's Hope"

Fall Semester Global Studies Survey Link

Please click the link below and fill out the survey for the Fall Semester of Global Studies.

Fall Global Studies Survey

Review for Global Studies (English) Fall Semester Final Exam:

Be certain to study the following:

Things Fall Apart through Chapter 14:
Igbo Traditions
Questions from your Study Guide
Characters, Setting, Themes
Characteristics of African Literature (proverbs, folk stories, Igbo ways of communicating)
Article/Reading Comprehension:  Achebe:  "Nigeria's Promise, Africa's Hope"
Essay question on modern-day imperialism/colonialism

MLA format:  heading, parenthetical references (in-text citations)

Ethos, Pathos, Logos

Monday, January 10, 2011

Jounral # 19: Okonkwo's Humanity

Describe how Okonkwo shows his devotion to his family in Chapter 9.  Does this action change your view of Okonkwo's character.  Explain why or why not.

Things Fall Apart Reading Assignments

Please read through Chapter 10 and complete Study Guide Questions for Chapters 9 and 10 for tomorrow.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011