Monday, December 11, 2017

Period 1 American Literature 12/9/17

1. You MUST be on your best behavior while I am away.  As you watch today's film, "The Patriot" you are to periodically take notes on what you see.  Then, answer at least five of the questions on the MOvie Study Guide for The Patriot. Additionally, answer the following: do you feel the depictions or portrayals of the Native Americans and Blacks in the film to be fair? What does the film suggest about these two groups? What does it mean to be a Patriot?  Your response to the last question should be at least two-three FULL Paragraphs.

Friday, December 8, 2017

American Lit. PERIOD 1

Many of you did not return to obtain the letter for your parents. The film can not be shown without 100% of students returning the attached form.  Print out the form, have your parent sign, and return it to school on Monday. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Js1UOFdQR-Bp6tgB9gPNSD_7Mnybentp/view?usp=sharing  If I do not have your form, I will not show the film, and must show an alternate.
2. As all students know, your rough draft and final draft of your Student Declaration of Independence is due on Wednesday at the beginning of the school day.

American Literature Period 3, 4

All American Literature classes will compose an Individual, Unique Declaration of Independence, modelled after the original.  Your FINAL draft must include the first two paragraphs modelled after the original, with a list of at least 15 grievances using academic language.  No late papers are accepted. No emailed papers are accepted.  Your Final Draft is due when you arrive to class on the date of your Final Exam: Tuesday, December 12th. 
In addition, you will also take a short exam which includes an in-class essay on Speech to the Virginia Convention or Sinners in The Hands of An angry God. Please be prepared and bring a copy of the text you would like to use to class. 

Friday, December 1, 2017

American Literature periods 1,3,4

If you would like--here is audio of Patrick Henry's Speech
Audio of Speech to the Virginia Convention: http://www.teachertube.com/video/patrick-henry-give-me-liberty-or-give-me-death-274058

All Classes: Watch the Liberty Kids episode on The Road to Revolution/ Patrick Henry and the Journey To Revolution in Cartoon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45Kk2dad2yI
2. Then, complete a Reflective Journal about what watching the cartoon: reviewed, reinforced, or helped you to understand.  You may handwrite the Reflective Journal.
3. Period 1: do your SOAPS on Speech to The Virginia Convention, if you didn't already do so
Period 3: Complete questions 1-8, 11; and 16-18
Period 4: Continue Answer questions 12-18 on your Packet.
Try this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9wbomkul8I


Thursday, November 30, 2017

American Literature Period 1

Quick re-read/highlight/annotate of "Speech to The Virginia Convention". Then scroll down from Class Readings and handouts to find the SOAPS Sheet. Complete a SOAPS sheet for Speech to The Virginia Convention. 

American Literature Period 4

Be sure to complete questions 1-8, 11 and 28 on the Text Analysis Questions for the Speech to the Virginia Convention (packet)

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

American Literature period 3,4

1. Re-read "Speech to the Virginia Convention" Annotate and underline sentences that are moving!