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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Introduction to Elie Wiesel: Holocaust Survivor, Author, Nobel Laureate

1.  Please read "Holocaust Survivors' Storyteller" published by the Academy of Achievement.  While you read, take detailed notes on binder paper.  You will have an open-notes quiz on Tuesday on this reading.  The reading can be found at this link:  Holocaust Survivors' Storyteller

2.  Following the reading, please view the Elie Wiesel Interview at the following link, and while you view the interview clips, note one insight about Elie Wiesel per clip.  You may either read the interview, or listen and read along.  Elie Wiesel Interview

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Journal #26: Introduction to Media Literacy Continued

Analyze the charts below.  For each chart, describe what the chart is showing.  Then, after that, discuss what you think about what these charts are implying.  (What does this mean for real people and for democracy in general?  What problems do these charts imply?)  1 paragraph for EACH chart, for a total of two paragraphs (10 points)

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Heritage Project Overview, Instructions, and Rubric

Link to Heritage Project

Journal #25: Alphabet Logo Activity

After viewing and taking the Plant Identification Quiz and the Brand Name Quiz, analyze the results in your journal.  Which one did you score higher on?  (If you were absent from class during the activity, click on the link below and follow instructions.)

Discussion Questions:
What do the results of this exercise tell us about what influences our knowledge about the world around us?    What does is say about what shapes our knowledge?  What do the results imply about what we know and where we get our information from?

Link to Alphabet Logo PowerPoint

(1 paragraph)

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Journal #24: Intervention in Libya?

As the United States and the European Union discuss the possibility of using military intervention in Libya, discuss what you believe about the situation.  Do you think that the United States and its allies should use military intervention against the Qaddafi regime in Libya?  Explain why they should intervene or not.

(1-2 paragraphs)

Monday, March 7, 2011

Test Review for Animal Farm

Please study the following:

Animal Farm Study Guide
Mulitple Choice Practice Test (at the end of this linked document)
Journal Entry #23

Journal #20: Okonkwo as a Tragic Hero

1.  Explain how Okonkwo is a tragic hero.
2.  Why did Achebe choose this title?

2 paragraphs = 10 points

Journal #21: Communism/Socialism vs. Capitalism

Which economic/political system do you most agree with?  Communism/socialism, or Capitalism?

Journal #22: Pathos/Logos is Old Major's Speech

2 Parts: 

Part One:  Identify 5 elements of either pathos or logos (or both) in Old Major's Speech at the end of Chapter One.

Part Two:  Why do the animals believe Old Major?

Journal #23: Theme/Message of Animal Farm

Orwell’s writing is infused with messages and morals. Which ones did you recognize? How
would you describe Orwell’s main point or message? In your journal, paraphrase and explain
Animal Farm’s key moral or morals. Support your explanation with specific examples, motifs,
and plot elements from the novel.

(This essay question will appear on the test)

(2-paragraphs= 10 points)