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Thoreau's Civil Disobedience
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Mini-research project
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Finish mini-research
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Back to Civil Disobedience
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Humans and nature
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Practicing letter-writing
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Monday 11/27/2017
NEW NO CELLPHONE ZONE POLICY IN EFFECT TODAY
Thursday 11/30/2017
Storyboards/Thoreau

Students evaluated each other's storyboards while I went around and also evaluated them. Students whose boards weren't finished in class today and haven't been gone will receive 30 pts off their final grade when I do see the storyboard. If they want credit for it, they must email me a link to it. We started looking at an overview of Henry David Thoreau's "Civil Disobedience." (See Eng 11 class resources) Students will be reading the overview in pairs and writing clarifying questions as they go. We practiced with the first 2 paragraphs today and will continue tomorrow. 

Friday 12/1/2017
Thoreau's Civil Disobedience

In pairs, students read, annotated and wrote two “test” style questions for each paragraph in the “Civil Disobedience Overview.”

Monday 12/4/2017
Mini-research project

Students were assigned a mini-research project on Civil Disobedience in America. The assignment can be found in Eng 11 class resources and will be due Wednesday

Tuesday 12/5/2017
Finish mini-research

Students worked on writing up their findings about a civil disobedience event in the U.S. Their typed essays, MLA formatted, are due at the beginning of class tomorrow

Wednesday 12/6/2017
Back to Civil Disobedience

Students turned in their civil disobedience mini-research papers. They met with their partners and decided on the best questions for each of the paragraphs from the overview of "Civil Disobedience" and turned them in - I will be making a quiz from the questions for Friday. We turned our attention to the rhetorical analysis part of this unit and I distributed the work packet. Today we only finished looking at the background for Thoreau's essay. No homework. 

Thursday 12/7/2017
Humans and nature

Because of the assembly for the juniors 4th hour, we didn't continue our work with Thoreau. 5th and 6th hour watched a BBC series on The Human World - an exploration of the way humans are interacting with and impacting our natural environment. It sort of goes along with the transcendentalists' ideas of bringing man back into contact and connection with nature. We'll get back to Civil Disobedience tomorrow. 

Friday 12/8/2017
Practicing letter-writing

Many students were gone from class again today on the trip to visit ASU West, so the 4th hour students who were gone yesterday watched the program 5th and 6th hour watched. 5th and 6th hours wrote a "friendly" or casual letter (as opposed to formal) to Mrs. Gee, our soon-to-be new Principal. 

Monday 12/11/2017
Civil Disobedience

Students answered peer-generated questions on the overview of Thoreau's "Civil Disobedience" and we reviewed the answers together. We then turned our attention to the excerpt in the small packet I distributed last week (with Thoreau's picture on it). I read the excerpt of the 4th paragraph and they were assigned to write responses to the questions that followed. 4th hour had time to write answers to #1 and 2, 5th hour we didn't get that far, and 6th hour was able to answer the first two questions as well. No homework.