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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”

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)”

Self Introduction Activity

In order to be successful for job interview you have to be able to successfully answer the Self Introduction question “Tell me about yourself?”. The following is an activity you could use for your self introduction if you have no job experience or are only a teenager. Self Introduction Name. Grade/ Name of School. SomethingContinue reading “Self Introduction Activity”

EL Civics 1. Want Ad Abbreviations

For this year’s EL Civics assessment, students will complete two tasks related to employment and job training. The main objective is: Identify and access employment and training resources needed to obtain and keep a job. Here, we will focus on the first Task. Task 1: Interpret Job Openings Given resources such as “help wanted” adsContinue reading “EL Civics 1. Want Ad Abbreviations”

English in Action: Welcome Unit/”Be” Part 2

Homework update: Use the English in Action Audio Course to complete the workbook exercises. It is important to be able to ask questions about yourself and other people with Be. Check out this handy chart for reference, courtesy of English in Action 2. (If you do not have the textbook for English in Action 2,Continue reading “English in Action: Welcome Unit/”Be” Part 2″

Proper Adjectives/Using Adjectives to make your writing more concise

What do Trumpian tweets, French poodles, and Buddhist monks have in common? They are all described using proper adjectives! Proper adjectives are based on names and need to be capitalized. They tend to be based in either a certain place or person. Take a look at some examples: Practice Use adjectives, both proper and common,Continue reading “Proper Adjectives/Using Adjectives to make your writing more concise”

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”