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Celebrating the New Year/New Year Resolutions Activity

On December 31st, we get together to celebrate the New Year. Watch this video and complete the following conversational and writing activity to learn how the New Year is celebrated in the United States. Based on the video answer the following questions: Are you going to turn over a new leaf for the New Year?Continue reading “Celebrating the New Year/New Year Resolutions Activity”

US Bill of Rights- Short Form and Activity

As part of the Anti-Federalist’s compromise with the Federalists, the Bill of Rights was added as the first ten amendments to the US Constitution. Use the complete Bill of Rights to fill out this simple version of the Bill of Rights for your reference. Now, focus on one of the 10 rights in the BillContinue reading “US Bill of Rights- Short Form and Activity”

Industrial Revolution Notes and Song Activity

The Industrial Revolution was a period of great change in our production process, with changes that reverberate even to this day. Vocabulary. Preview the vocabulary by finding the definitions of the following words and making a sentence with each one. Use the notes from TCI Chapter 16 to help you. Productivity Bessemer process- an inexpensiveContinue reading “Industrial Revolution Notes and Song Activity”

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”