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World History: Life in the Japanese Edo Time Period

Notes: Period between 1603 and 1867 Japan was under the rul of the Tokugawa shogunate and 300 regional daiymo. Most people were peasants, farming staple crops. However, an elite group of men were samurais. Samurais were in charge of protecting the feudal lords and their lands. They enjoyed a rich life. They lived according toContinue reading “World History: Life in the Japanese Edo Time Period”

Articles of Confederation

Introduction: With the introduction of the Declaration of Independence, the continental congress recognized the need to establish guideline for a new government. Congress’s overriding concern to insure that the government was not as strong as centralized body similar to the British Parliament. With that in mind, the Articles of Confederation were drafted and adopted, providingContinue reading “Articles of Confederation”

History Day!

History Day is an annual competition where a person or team presents a chosen history topic to a team of judges.  Theme: The theme for 2022 is: Debate & Diplomacy in History: Successes, Failures, Consequences.  Information: We will have the preliminary competition in the first week of November. Everyone will participate. The top team fromContinue reading “History Day!”

Lesson: Harrison Bergeron

After reading the nonfiction book,The Road to Serfdom write what you have learned about what some thinkers believe will happen in a world of central planning. Now you will analyze the potential consequences of central planning in a fictional setting. The story of Harrison Bergeron involves a world where, in the United States everyone is equal.Continue reading “Lesson: Harrison Bergeron”

Deep Dive: Body Paragraphs.

Whenever you write an essay the meat of info is in the body paragraph. A trick I like to do is write the body paragraph before even writing the introduction. This is what you are going to do as you revise your essay on Why become proficient at English? (Essay #1). Below is a linkContinue reading “Deep Dive: Body Paragraphs.”

Why become proficient at English? (Essay #1)

Here are some examples to help get started: To communicate better with others. To get paid more. To succeed at the PSAT. To get a better jobs. (actors, teachers, lawyers) To sound professional. To be taken seriously. To express yourself better. To have a better understanding.(books, movies, music) With the ideas given above write downContinue reading “Why become proficient at English? (Essay #1)”

Adjectives in a nutshell

The following is based off of: Grammar and Usage for Better Writing. What is the difference between a dog and that short, white dog? Dog means any dog at all. The words that, short, and white modify (change) the meaning of dog from any dog to a specific dog. These words are called adjectives. AnContinue reading “Adjectives in a nutshell”

Top 25 Things You Need to Know to Pass the GED Reading and Language Arts Test

The following is adapted from the book Language Arts Workbook for the GED Test. I highly recommend it for study, as it has plenty of realistic practice question with explanations. Main Idea: Identify the main idea of a paragraph or passage. Structural Relationships: Distinguish between cause-and-effect, compare-and-contrast, and parallel relationships. Follow the sequence of eventsContinue reading “Top 25 Things You Need to Know to Pass the GED Reading and Language Arts Test”

Do you really make an impact?

After already living out most of my college career, it was time for my high school best friend to pick the college of her dreams. She had narrowed it down to two choices. Since I lived in the dorms, I didn’t get to visit her as often as I used to. But now it wasContinue reading “Do you really make an impact?”

MyOn: A Review

Bottom Line: The children’s e-book site MyOn is enjoyable, in the way a bowl of sugary cereal is. There are reasons to be cautious about it.    MyOn promises to spread literacy by offering any kid with an internet connection access to more than 20,000 books. But how does it stack up?    Every reviewContinue reading “MyOn: A Review”