Contemporary Issues

SPRING 2015

Mr. Ranweiler - Social Science Department -Berthoud High School
EMAIL ADDRESS:
curtis.ranweiler@thompsonschools.org
VOICEMAIL: 970.613.7729

Contemporary Issues Syllabus:


Warmups Template:

http://www.school-for-champions.com/history/start_fire_facts.htm#.Uo47M9JDtIE
http://www.teacheroz.com/fire.htm
lyrics
http://www.billyjoel.com/music/storm-front/we-didnt-start-fire
song
http://www.4shared.com/mp3/7tZd1Bfk/we_didnt_start_the_fire.html

UPFRONT MAGAZINE HOME PAGE

http://upfront.scholastic.com/


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVtwu15iGL0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_02na7DXFU&list=PLE51CF92292A76F77

Botched executions
http://www.npr.org/2015/01/06/375399560/botched-lethal-injection-executions-reignite-death-penalty-debate
Ear biometrics
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/4727805.stm

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http://www.studentnewsdaily.com/
https://newzbrain.com/

(Online Resource if needed)
Upfront Magazine
http://upfront.scholastic.com/
STUDENT SIGN IN Code: cissues15

Google Classroom
https://www.google.com/edu/products/productivity-tools/classroom/
CLICK on "Go To Classroom"
-you will need to use your school email to continue
ENTER THE Class Code:
fuavem

http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/archives/scavenger_hunt.shtml

TUESDAY - 19 MAY 2015

7th HOUR / 8th HOUR

WU-

NO WU


IN CLASS-

Project Work Time!





-Our approach to looking at conspiracy theories...


skeptical vs. cynical




Seniors PRESENT their projects


THEIRS ARE DUE 5/18 and 5/19




E of L-

All projects are DUE Thursday 28 MAY 2015


MONDAY - 18 MAY 2015

7th HOUR / 8th HOUR

WU-

NO WU


IN CLASS-

Project Work Time!



-Our approach to looking at conspiracy theories...

skeptical vs. cynical


Seniors PRESENT their projects

THEIRS ARE DUE 5/18 and 5/19


E of L-

All other projects are DUE Thursday 28 MAY 2015

THURSDAY - 14 MAY 2015

7th HOUR / 8th HOUR

WU-
Let's take a look at the + / - of a contemporary issue
using the following approach:
http://www.amazon.com/Thats-Good-Bad-Margery-Cuyler/dp/0805029540

"That's Good! That's Bad!"

LISTEN to the following audio:
"Police Rethink Tactics Amid New Technologies and Social Pressure."
http://www.npr.org/2015/05/14/406401018/police-rethink-tactics-amid-new-technologies-and-social-pressure

ANSWER:
What are some good things?
What are some bad things?

IN CLASS-

E of L Due -


cnnstudentnews.com (14 MAY 2015)
1. Amtrak accident - What happened? How many casualties?
2. What did Kim Jong Un do this time? Why?
3. When does the Atlantic hurricane season officially start?
What has the U.S. not had in the last 9 years? Why?
4. Provide 2 reasons why energy drinks are potentially dangerous.
Punnies? #? Best?


Review
-Our approach to looking at conspiracy theories...
skeptical vs. cynical

FINISH
WATCH "Conspiracy Theory - Jesse Ventura"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJVw-EcENl4

COMPLETE this handout while watching:





https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYlVXw4RPqg


*Seniors (and Dalia) will check in and head into the IMC to work on their projects
THEIRS ARE DUE 5/18 and 5/19


E of L-


TUESDAY - 12 MAY 2015

6th HOUR

WU-

"Americans and Religion" (page 11) from Upfront Magazine


In Class-

E of L DUE:

WATCH "Conspiracy Theory - Jesse Ventura"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJVw-EcENl4

COMPLETE this handout while watching:



*Seniors (and Dalia) will check in and head into the IMC to work on their projects

E of L-

MONDAY - 11 MAY 2015

6th HOUR
WU-
Your turn...FIND 5 CURRENT EVENTS
from this past weekend - GO!

In Class-
E of L DUE:

FRIDAY's 2 PART E of L

cnnstudentnews.com (11 MAY 2015)
1. What is "Bravo" threat level?
2. Describe the connection between the 6 Minnesota men and ISIS.
3. Where and When did the first Atlantic tropical storm make landfall?
4. What is VE Day? What is Russia doing to commemorate it? How about the U.K.?
# of punnies?

Introduce Conspiracy Theories
(POLE)
-What
-Why
-How...etc.






Jesse Ventura - Conspiracy Theory

E of L-

FRIDAY - 8 MAY 2015

6th HOUR
WU-

Rick McKee - The Augusta Chronicle - Pats Fan Deflated COLOR - English - Patriots, deflategate, football, NFL, deflated, Tom Brady, cheating
Rick McKee - The Augusta Chronicle - Pats Fan Deflated COLOR - English - Patriots, deflategate, football, NFL, deflated, Tom Brady, cheating


Jimmy Margulies - Politicalcartoons.com - Court ruling on NSA phone records color - English - Court ruling on NSA phone records, NSA  wiretapping, Patriot Act, Mothers Day,war on terror, Edward Snowden
Jimmy Margulies - Politicalcartoons.com - Court ruling on NSA phone records color - English - Court ruling on NSA phone records, NSA wiretapping, Patriot Act, Mothers Day,war on terror, Edward Snowden


Arend Van Dam - politicalcartoons.com - BUK missile - English - Putin, Pinocchio, Putin lies, Putin lier, MH 17, BUK missile, airliner crash, Ukraine, Russian press, Netherlands, Malaysia, Malaysian Airlines
Arend Van Dam - politicalcartoons.com - BUK missile - English - Putin, Pinocchio, Putin lies, Putin lier, MH 17, BUK missile, airliner crash, Ukraine, Russian press, Netherlands, Malaysia, Malaysian Airlines


Paresh Nath - The Khaleej Times, UAE - North Korean arsenal COLOR - English - North Korea, nuclear arsenals, NPT, non-proliferation, producing nuclear, missiles, No to nukes, Kim jong un, clandestine programme
Paresh Nath - The Khaleej Times, UAE - North Korean arsenal COLOR - English - North Korea, nuclear arsenals, NPT, non-proliferation, producing nuclear, missiles, No to nukes, Kim jong un, clandestine programme


Arend Van Dam - politicalcartoons.com - cartoonist security - English - cartoon, cartoonist, security, freedom of press, freedom of expression, jihad, terrorist, terrorist attack
Arend Van Dam - politicalcartoons.com - cartoonist security - English - cartoon, cartoonist, security, freedom of press, freedom of expression, jihad, terrorist, terrorist attack


In Class-
E of L DUE
Paragraph describing your generation - Who are you? (See 7 MAY 2015)

FINISH
Every Song Has A Story Presentations

WOW - What about this?

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2015/05/07/texas-jade-helm-military-exercises-conspiracy/70960894/


TAKE THE FOLLOWING NEWS QUIZZES
(and COPY/PASTE the RESULTS OF ALL 4
onto a document - PRINT IT OFF):

http://wps.ablongman.com/long_longman_mpskwpnr_0/249/63822/16338432.cw/content/index.html
http://www.pewresearch.org/quiz/the-news-iq-quiz/
http://www.newscurrents.com/intro/quiz/quiz.html
http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/category/news-quiz/

6 Word Story or Poem...Use no more, no less to:
describe you, the year, where you're at, something on your mind, or something in the world...
https://docs.google.com/a/thompsonschools.org/presentation/d/1V4-xhdDrRVsPx5xAYr2MtXpmWn7ZrcA8ebHCAHA4tUQ/edit?usp=sharing



(If needed...now would be a good time...)
Paragraph Finish Time

cnnstudentnews.com (8 MAY 2015)

E of L-
TAKE THE FOLLOWING NEWS QUIZZES
(and COPY/PASTE the RESULTS OF ALL 4
onto a document - PRINT IT OFF):

http://wps.ablongman.com/long_longman_mpskwpnr_0/249/63822/16338432.cw/content/index.html
http://www.pewresearch.org/quiz/the-news-iq-quiz/
http://www.newscurrents.com/intro/quiz/quiz.html
http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/category/news-quiz/
_

6 Word Story or Poem...Use no more, no less to:
describe you, the year, where you're at, something on your mind, or something in the world...
(YOU WILL NEED TO USE YOUR SCHOOL EMAIL ACCOUNT)
https://docs.google.com/a/thompsonschools.org/presentation/d/1V4-xhdDrRVsPx5xAYr2MtXpmWn7ZrcA8ebHCAHA4tUQ/edit?usp=sharing

THURSDAY - 7 MAY 2015

6th HOUR

WU-

Upfront (May 11, 2015 Issue)
READ "Should Schools Give Summer Work?"
(pages 22-23)
ANSWER:
1. What is the argument FOR summer school work? AGAINST?
2. Give your feelings on this issue? Which argument do you support? Why?


In Class-

E of L DUE


FINISH

Every Song Has A Story Presentations


TOPICS to know this week:

NFL - the draft

MLB - early season high (and low) lights

NBA - playoffs

Law Enforcement Bills in the Statehouse in Denver

North I-25 Car shootings?

Freddie Gray

Beards and their hygiene

Nepal earthquake

Loretta Lynch - U.S. Attorney General

CO bill fails - Longmont woman baby removed

CO bill - traffic cameras / body cameras

New British Princess

Garland, TX shooting

Republican and Democrat official presidential candidates
Israeli Coalition Government/Netanyahu
UK Elections

http://www.cnn.com/2015/05/05/europe/uk-election-bizarre/index.html


cnnstudentnews.com (7 MAY 2015)
1. Who has the Baltimore mayor invited to investigate the police dept.? Why?
2. What's at stake in the UK elections today?
3. How are you going to make $ this summer?

E of L-

Research current event topics for Friday's quiz

AND
Answer this prompt in a paragraph response:
-There is the Greatest Generation, the Baby Boomers, Gen X, Gen Y and the Millennials...
Who are you? What is your generation? Support your response with examples and evidence.


TUESDAY - 5 MAY 2015

6th HOUR
WU-
No WU

In Class-

E of L DUE

5/4 - 2 Questions to research

FINISH
Every Song Has A Story Presentations

TOPICS to know this week:
NFL - the draft
MLB - early season high (and low) lights
NBA - playoffs
Law Enforcement Bills in the Statehouse in Denver
North I-25 Car shootings?
Freddie Gray
Beards and their hygiene
Nepal earthquake
Loretta Lynch - U.S. Attorney General
CO bill fails - Longmont woman baby removed
CO bill - traffic cameras / body cameras
New British Princess
Garland, TX shooting
Republican and Democrat official presidential candidates

E of L-


MONDAY - 4 MAY 2015

6th HOUR

WU-

No WU


In Class-

E of L DUE PRESENTATION Notes/Questions/Comments


FINISH
Every Song Has A Story Presentations


TOPICS to know this week:
NFL
MLB
NBA
Weather
Law Enforcement Bills in the Statehouse in Denver
North I-25 Car shootings?
Freddie Gray

E of L-

1. FIND ALL Presidential Candidates at this time for:

Republican / Democratic / Independent
2. What the latest in Syria? How is the civil war / unrest?
Who's winning? Who's losing?
-What's the good and bad of the story?

FRIDAY - 1 MAY 2015

6th HOUR
WU-
No WU

In Class-

PRESENTATIONS WERE DUE THURSDAY!

E of L-

Students are taking notes on presentations:

-Name of presenter
-Name of song/artist
-Question/Comment about presentation

THURSDAY - 30 APR 2015

6th HOUR
WU-

No WU

In Class-

PRESENTATIONS DUE!


E of L-

Students are taking notes on presentations:

-Name of presenter
-Name of song/artist
-Question/Comment about presentation

TUESDAY - 28 APR 2015
6th HOUR
WU-

No WU

In Class-

Research:


E of L-

Research:


MONDAY - 27 APR 2015
6th HOUR
WU-

No WU

In Class-

Research:


E of L-

Research:


FRIDAY - 24 APR 2015

6th HOUR
WU-

No WU

In Class-


E of L-


THURSDAY - 23 APR 2015

6th HOUR

WU-

No WU


In Class-

E of L DUE -

cnnstudentnews.com

1. What do you think...Is this an issue of increasing concern OR Is social media contributing to its sensitivity?

2. Hybrid and other green car sales are down...what are some reasons why?
3. What's the "blob"? Is it a problem?
# of punnies?


E of L-

Research 3 Songs / Pieces of Music

that you

find interesting/fascinating

-The 5 W's (Background) of each


PLEASE STICK TO MORE Historical / International-National-State-Local / CONTEMPORARY ISSUES


Links that assist you in finding a song...

https://www.lyricinterpretations.com/categories/songs-that-tell-a-story

http://www.rounds.com/blog/songs-story/

http://www.rounds.com/blog/songs-story/

WEDNESDAY - 22 APR 2015

6th HOUR
WU-
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2015/04/03/missouri-republicans-are-trying-to-ban-food-stamp-recipients-from-buying-steak-and-seafood/?wpisrc=nl_headlines&wpmm=1

http://www.wsj.com/articles/recycling-becomes-a-tougher-sell-as-plastic-prices-drop-1428279575?KEYWORDS=recycling


In Class-

E of L DUE -

COMPLETE THE REST OF...

Pick and Choose Activity
(the other 3 pages - all 6 should be completed for WED. 22 APR 2015)
...from Upfront Magazine (September 15, 2014) "I Was Homeless"


You have 10 minutes to...
FIND a
Wacky
Crazy
Odd
News story...
PRINT IT
SUMMARY PARAGRAPH
BE Prepared to share out...

cnnstudentnews.com (17 APR 2015)
1. Mohamed Morsey...
-Who is he?
-What happened/is happening?
2. How does Brain4cars work?
3. Watch out for Blue Bell ice cream...
-Why?
-What is it?
4. Describe the origins of Earth Day.
-Purpose, etc.
5. How is President Obama recognizing it today?


Music Tells a Story - Intro. Activity...


E of L-
Research 3 Songs / Pieces of Music
that you
find interesting/fascinating
-The 5 W's (Background) of each

PLEASE STICK TO MORE International-National-State-Local / CONTEMPORARY ISSUES

Links that assist you in finding a song...
https://www.lyricinterpretations.com/categories/songs-that-tell-a-story
http://www.rounds.com/blog/songs-story/
http://www.rounds.com/blog/songs-story/

FRIDAY - 17 APR 2015

6th HOUR

WU-

Political Cartoon FRIDAY!

Dave Granlund - Politicalcartoons.com - Standardized testing - English - standardized tests, reject, revolt, end, stop, education, states, federal, teaching, standards
Dave Granlund - Politicalcartoons.com - Standardized testing - English - standardized tests, reject, revolt, end, stop, education, states, federal, teaching, standards



Dave Granlund - Politicalcartoons.com - 2016 campaign marathon - English - campaign, race, running, candidates, Hillary, bush, jeb, perry, Huckabee, paul, santorum, walker, florina, Rubio, trail, road, 2016, 16, republicans, democrats
Dave Granlund - Politicalcartoons.com - 2016 campaign marathon - English - campaign, race, running, candidates, Hillary, bush, jeb, perry, Huckabee, paul, santorum, walker, florina, Rubio, trail, road, 2016, 16, republicans, democrats





John Cole - The Scranton Times-Tribune - California and Martian water COLOR - English - California, drought, agriculture, agribusiness, water, irrigation, Mars, NASA, Jerry Brown
John Cole - The Scranton Times-Tribune - California and Martian water COLOR - English - California, drought, agriculture, agribusiness, water, irrigation, Mars, NASA, Jerry Brown




Randy Bish - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - AARON HERNANDEZ, COLOR - English - AARON HERNANDEZ, MURDER, GUILTY, PRISON, LIFE, JAIL, SENTENCED, PRISONER, JUSTICE, FOOTBALL, PATRIOTS
Randy Bish - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - AARON HERNANDEZ, COLOR - English - AARON HERNANDEZ, MURDER, GUILTY, PRISON, LIFE, JAIL, SENTENCED, PRISONER, JUSTICE, FOOTBALL, PATRIOTS




John Darkow - Columbia Daily Tribune, Missouri - Homeland Insecurity - English - Gyro Coptor, Capitol, Islamic Terrorists
John Darkow - Columbia Daily Tribune, Missouri - Homeland Insecurity - English - Gyro Coptor, Capitol, Islamic Terrorists


In Class-

E of L DUE -

Standardized Testing Impact on K-12 Education - PERSUASIVE ESSAY (3 paragraphs)


CI Weekly Quiz

cnnstudentnews.com (17 APR 2015)


E of L-

Find a "Wacky" Current Event to share on WEDNESDAY 22 APR 2015
-a copy of it or link to it would be great


COMPLETE THE REST OF...
Pick and Choose Activity
(the other 3 pages - all 6 should be completed for WED. 22 APR 2015)

...from Upfront Magazine (September 15, 2014) "I Was Homeless"







THURSDAY - 16 APR 2015

6th HOUR
WU-
http://www.cnn.com/videos/tv/2015/04/15/lead-dnt-tapper-lincoln-legacy-profits.cnn
1. Why does Lincoln still captivate us?
2. What was the bigger plot?
3. Describe who John Wilkes Booth was.
4. Define "Sic Semper Tyrannis"-
5. What is the impact of Lincoln on us today?

In Class-

E of L DUE - Notes Check


TOPICS YOU SHOULD KNOW:


Bike race and a train...


Hillary Clinton (and where is VP Biden in all of this)


Marco Rubio


NRA and guns at their convention...


NCAA Men's BBall Champs & who's jumping to the NBA


BHS Track Meet Saturday...how did the boys and girls teams do?


The Pope and Turkey


The Masters


Apple Watch


NASA..."We are close to finding alien life..."


http://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2015/04/10/crane-nasa-proof-of-alien-life-orig.cnn


http://www.cnn.com/2015/04/11/us/us-tsunami-debris-found/index.html




Postal worker lands gyro-copter on Capital lawn

Colorado strengthens vaccinations rules

Aaron Hernandez murder conviction

Lincoln Assassination

Pony Express
Tulsa County volunteer deputy Robert Bates kills suspect



cnnstudentnews.com (16 APR 2015)

1. Describe Aaron Hernandez's future...what's the outlook?

2. Why is the EU suing Google? Give some of the specifics...

3. Provide evidence that Al-Shabaab is a growing threat.

4. How ready or not ready is Rio for the 2016 Summer Olympics? What do you think?

5. What is Kopila Valley?

...punnies?



Pick and Choose Activity

...from Upfront Magazine (September 15, 2014) "I Was Homeless"

PICK ANY 3 pages from this packet to respond to:



RESEARCH the topics above for FRIDAY'S Current Events Quiz


E of L-
(3 PARTS)
Pick and Choose Activity

...from Upfront Magazine (September 15, 2014) "I Was Homeless"

PICK ANY 3 pages from this packet to respond to:




RESEARCH the topics above for FRIDAY'S Current Events Quiz

DUE FRIDAY


Standardized Testing Impact on K-12 Education - PERSUASIVE ESSAY (3 paragraphs)


"What do you think has been the greatest impact of standardized testing on K-12 education?" Explain.


Here are some areas to consider in your argument...


-school choice


-school accountability


-student success


-money/funding


-stress/pressure on students


-stress/pressure on teachers


-apathy


-teacher turnover


-government overreach/intrusion


-socio-economic status and who is more successful


-ranking/comparing each other




TUESDAY - 14 APR 2015

6th HOUR
WU-

READ the following attached article



and

RESPOND to the questions that follow


In Class-
E of L DUE -
Standardized Testing Essay DUE FRIDAY

TOPICS YOU SHOULD KNOW...The 5 W's...

Bike race and a train...

Hillary Clinton (and where is VP Biden in all of this)

Marco Rubio

NRA and guns at their convention...

NCAA Men's BBall Champs & who's jumping to the NBA

BHS Track Meet Saturday...how did the boys and girls teams do?

The Pope and Turkey

The Masters

Apple Watch

NASA..."We are close to finding alien life..."

http://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2015/04/10/crane-nasa-proof-of-alien-life-orig.cnn

http://www.cnn.com/2015/04/11/us/us-tsunami-debris-found/index.html

http://www.cnn.com/2015/04/03/entertainment/feat-price-is-right-new-car-mistake/?iid=ob_article_topstories_pool&iref=obnetwork


E of L-
*DUE FRIDAY
PERSUASIVE ESSAY (3 paragraphs)
"What do you think has been the greatest impact of standardized testing on K-12 education?" Explain.
Here are some areas to consider in your argument...
-school choice
-school accountability
-student success
-money/funding
-stress/pressure on students
-stress/pressure on teachers
-apathy
-teacher turnover
-government overreach/intrusion
-socio-economic status and who is more successful
-ranking/comparing each other


MONDAY - 13 APR 2015

6th HOUR

WU-
1. Who's in for a run at the presidency?
2. Give a couple of names of individuals that are on the fence...but may enter the fray...
3. WITHOUT USING YOUR PHONE!!!
What do you think is the population of CO? Berthoud?
4. Highlight of your spring break was...

In Class-
E of L DUE - Notes Check

cnnstudentnews.com (Monday 13 APR 2015)
1. Another "wall"...Tell me about it?
2. What are some conundrums to building this?
3. How do Raul and Mr. Obama feel about each other's country?
4. Why upgrade the Panama Canal?
5. Tell me about...the new ID system OR cherry blossoms...
...punnies?

TOPICS YOU SHOULD KNOW:
Bike race and a train...
Hillary Clinton (and where is VP Biden in all of this)
Marco Rubio
NRA and guns at their convention...
NCAA Men's BBall Champs & who's jumping to the NBA
BHS Track Meet Saturday...how did the boys and girls teams do?
The Pope and Turkey
The Masters
Apple Watch
NASA..."We are close to finding alien life..."
http://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2015/04/10/crane-nasa-proof-of-alien-life-orig.cnn

http://www.cnn.com/2015/04/11/us/us-tsunami-debris-found/index.html
http://www.cnn.com/2015/04/03/entertainment/feat-price-is-right-new-car-mistake/?iid=ob_article_topstories_pool&iref=obnetwork

RESEARCH-
-What is standardized testing?
-When did it become common in U.S. education?
-Are there alternatives to it?

What's some:
+ / -

How do you feel about it? -Why?

(Remember...there needs to be some way to measure student learning and progress.)
-Maintain status quo
-Modify current system/setup
-Completely revamp and/or remove
-?'s

E of L-
RESEARCH-
Which ones are mandatory/state law?
Are there ones that are non-mandatory/optional for school districts?
Do private schools have to administer them as well? Why?

What's some:
+ / -

How do you feel about it? -Why?

YOUR Persuasive PLAN:
(Remember...there needs to be some way to measure student learning and progress / accountability)
-Maintain status quo
-Modify current system/setup
-Completely revamp and/or remove

FRIDAY - 2 APR 2015

6th HOUR

WU-
Dave Granlund - Politicalcartoons.com - Iran Nuke Deal - English - Iran, nuclear, nukes, Iranian, US, Russia, Euro, Mideast, framework, negotiations, talks, beginning, uk, middle east, USA
Dave Granlund - Politicalcartoons.com - Iran Nuke Deal - English - Iran, nuclear, nukes, Iranian, US, Russia, Euro, Mideast, framework, negotiations, talks, beginning, uk, middle east, USA


In Class-
E of L DUE -
CI Weekly Quiz

E of L-
RESEARCH-
-What is standardized testing?
-When did it become common in U.S. education?
-Are there alternatives to it?

What's some:
+ / -

How do you feel about it? -Why?

(Remember...there needs to be some way to measure student learning and progress.)
-Maintain status quo
-Modify current system/setup
-Completely revamp and/or remove
-?'s

THURSDAY - 2 APR 2015

6th HOUR

WU-

USE
Upfront - 30 MARCH 2015 Issue
"China's Cram Schools"
READ
"Rock the Vote" (pages 6-7)
1. What's the proposal? Why?
2. What evidence of this is found elsewhere? Where?
3. How effective has it been in these places?
4. Give some concerns that people would have with doing it here.
5. Your turn...good idea? Bad idea? Why?

In Class-

E of L DUE -

Show me whatcha ya got...
RESEARCH / Take a look at:

How has U.S. education changed over time? (Say from around the 1770's to 2015.)

Overview - Walk us through the meandering journey...

-benchmarks

-trends

-changes

Education vocabulary to know...

private school

parochial school

public school

charter school

montessori school

school vouchers

school choice

neighborhood schools

core knowledge

common core standards


cnnstudentnews.com (2 APR 2015)
1. How big is Yemen?
2. What's the basis for the conflict? How is it that the U.S. is in a rather peculiar position?
3. Describe the surprise result from the "Bald's Leechbook" eye ointment.
4. Where did April Fools Day come from? What's a favorite prank you've done or heard of?


THIS WEEK'S TOPICS:
21st Century Slavery

E-Cigarettes*
Doritos
Iran Nuclear Deal
Latest Germanwings Airline investigation
NCAA Men's Final Four
Boston Marathon bombing trial
Shooting outside NSA office
Opening Day CO Rockies
New "Daily Show" host...controversy?
CA - Gov. Brown executive order - water restrictions
Indiana - Religious Freedom Law
Antarctica is hot, hot, hot
Rocky Mountain National Park anniversary
New VA hospital in Denver - overruns
Uber driver home break-in
Education vocabulary - E of L from 3/31 and 4/2

E of L-

RESEARCH-
-What is standardized testing?
-When did it become common in U.S. education?
-Are there alternatives to it?

What's some:
+ / -

How do you feel about it? -Why?
(Remember...there needs to be some way to measure student learning and progress.)
-Maintain status quo
-Modify current system/setup
-Completely revamp and/or remove
-?

TUESDAY - 31 MAR 2015

6th HOUR
WU-
USE the

"21st Century Slavery"

Upfront Magazine - March 17, 2014 issue

READ "Why You Can't Eat Just One."
(Pages 16-17)

ANSWER:
1. What is it that makes Doritos so irresistible?
(Provide at least 3 reasons.)
2. Which of the 7 reasons do you feel is the most accurate or influential? Why?
Which is the most inaccurate / least influential? Why?


In Class-

E of L DUE -

cnnstudentnews.com (31 MAR 2015)
1. What happens if a nuclear agreement is not reached?
-How will it make President Obama look back home?
2. Where does U.S. oil production stand today compared to other regions in the world?
3. How is wealth connected to the presidency?
4. What does it take to be a rescue dog?

RESEARCH:
How has U.S. education changed over time? (Say from around the 1770's to 2015.)
Overview - Walk us through the meandering journey...
-benchmarks
-trends
-changes

Education vocabulary to know...
private school
parochial school
public school
charter school
montessori school

school vouchers
school choice
neighborhood schools
core knowledge
common core standards


E of L-
RESEARCH:
How has U.S. education changed over time? (Say from around the 1770's to 2015.)
Overview - Walk us through the meandering journey...
-benchmarks
-trends
-changes

Education vocabulary to know...
private school
parochial school
public school
charter school
montessori school

school vouchers
school choice
neighborhood schools
core knowledge
common core standards

MONDAY - 30 MAR 2015

6th HOUR

WU-
Use your phone or one of my ipods to answer the following...
1. What is the latest in the Boston Marathon bombing trial?
2. What happened at the NSA office in Maryland this morning?
3. Name the 2015 Men's Basketball Final Four teams.
4. When is the CO Rockies Opening Day?
5. Who is the new host of "The Daily Show"?

In Class-


E of L DUE -
Contemporary Issues Quiz

cnnstudentnews.com (30 MAR 2015)
1. What is the basis of the conflict in Nigeria?
2. Give 3 ways your body changes after a year in space.
3. Describe the science behind the new fire extinguisher.
# of puns? best one?

"21st Century Slavery"
Upfront Magazine - March 17, 2014

(BE PREPARED TO DISCUSS the DISCUSSION Questions)


E of L-
"21st Century Slavery"
Upfront Magazine - March 17, 2014


(BE PREPARED TO DISCUSS the DISCUSSION Questions)


FRIDAY - 27 MAR 2015

6th HOUR

WU-

Tom Janssen - The Netherlands - Germanwings suicide - English - suicide pilot, Germanwings crash,
Tom Janssen - The Netherlands - Germanwings suicide - English - suicide pilot, Germanwings crash,




Pat Bagley - Salt Lake Tribune - Middle East Mess - English - Middle East, Mideast, War, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Egypt, Iraq, Iran, Sunni, Shia, Arab, ISIS, Syria, Obama, Republicans, GOP
Pat Bagley - Salt Lake Tribune - Middle East Mess - English - Middle East, Mideast, War, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Egypt, Iraq, Iran, Sunni, Shia, Arab, ISIS, Syria, Obama, Republicans, GOP



Adam Zyglis - The Buffalo News - Ted Cruz on Obamacare COLOR - English - cruz, ted, obamacare, health care, reform, law, repeal, gop, republican, party, president, campaign, candidate
Adam Zyglis - The Buffalo News - Ted Cruz on Obamacare COLOR - English - cruz, ted, obamacare, health care, reform, law, repeal, gop, republican, party, president, campaign, candidate


Milt Priggee - www.miltpriggee.com - Cruz - English - Ted Cruz, John McCain, George Romney, Barack Obama, president, united States, America, Cuba, Canada, president,
Milt Priggee - www.miltpriggee.com - Cruz - English - Ted Cruz, John McCain, George Romney, Barack Obama, president, united States, America, Cuba, Canada, president,


external image kraft_mac_cheese-w-ketchup.jpg


In Class-

E of L DUE -
Contemporary Issues Quiz

cnnstudentnews.com (27 MAR 2015)
1. What evidence do they have that point toward the co-pilot purposely bringing down the Germanwings flight?
2. Who or what are Houthi rebels?
3. What was discovered in Portugal recently? Describe it.
4. Describe a troubling trend with teenage driving.

FINISH
DESIGN a Current Events Quiz from
THIS WEEK'S Stories...
TYPED
-15 Quiz Questions (M/C or T/F)
-Separate Answer Key

E of L-

THURSDAY - 26 MAR 2015


6th HOUR

WU-
READ the following story

ANSWER 3,4,6

In Class-

E of L DUE -

COLLECT Ted Cruz - Presidential Eligibility Research

WATCH
cnnstudentnews.com (26 MAR 2015)
While watching...
In Notebook:
Create 5 different questions from today's stories.

In Computer lab...
DESIGN a Current Events Quiz from
THIS WEEK'S Stories...
TYPED
-15 Quiz Questions (M/C or T/F)
-Separate Answer Key

E of L-

DUE FRIDAY!
DESIGN a Current Events Quiz from

any of THIS WEEK'S Stories...

TYPED

-15 Quiz Questions (M/C or T/F)

-Separate Answer Key

Upfront Magazine (December 8, 2014)
USE "Should the U.S. & Canada Merge?" to
COMPLETE 2nd side (page 12) - "Neighboring Nations"


TUESDAY - 24 MAR 2015
6th HOUR

WU-
cnnstudentnews.com (23 MAR 2015)

1. So...who's the first officially announce their candidacy for Prez?

2. Approximately, how many people are enslaved world wide today?
What types of enslavement are there?

3. How could you take a stand against it?

4. What's range anxiety?
5. Describe how old and new technologies are mixing together...
  1. of puns...

In Class-

E of L DUE -

Current Events this week...
Israel spying on U.S.-Iran nuclear talks
Longmont woman's baby removed
Ted Cruz running for President

E of L-
Ted Cruz Presidential Eligibility
RESEARCH the following...Ted Cruz announced his candidacy for President of the United States...
Constitutionally...Can he run for and become President?
-What are BOTH sides of the argument? (Be detailed)
-After looking at each side of the discussion...What do you think? Why? (Provide reason, detail, evidence)

MONDAY - 23 MAR 2015

6th HOUR

WU-
-Go to the link and READ the article:
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/20/nyregion/new-jersey-teenagers-eager-to-shovel-snow-and-an-encounter-with-the-police.html?_r=4

-ANSWER the following:
1. Why do you think someone called the cops when seeing these two people going door to door? Should this person have done so? Why or why not?
2. Why did police make them stop? What should they have done?
3. Is it reasonable to criticize lawmakers for not including a specific exception for snow removal in its laws against solicitation? Why or why not? What are some other specific cases where application of the soliciting law might seem overbearing?


In Class-

E of L DUE -
1 Political Cartoon (e-copy or had copy)
3 Current Events (from local, state, national, international, galactical)

cnnstudentnews.com (23 MAR 2015)
1. What's going on in Yemen? Describe the situation there.
2. How has the American view of Russia changed over the past 3 years?
3. What are the positives and negatives of being a tiger in India?
4. What would you give back? Why?

E of L-
Upfront Magazine (December 8, 2014)
READ "Should the U.S. & Canada Merge?"
ANSWER: handout questions


WEDNESDAY - 18 MAR 2015

6th HOUR

WU-
No WU

In Class-

E of L DUE -

FINISH
Capital Punishment Persuasive Presentation
-Audience notes will be collected at the end of the presentations
Names
Basis of argument
Comment or fact from presentaiton

E of L-
DUE MONDAY 22 MARCH 2015
1 Political Cartoon (either a hard copy or electronic - just needs to be readily available if chosen to share)
3 Current Events from 3 of the levels we have talked about in class
(local, state, national, international, galactical)

TUESDAY - 17 MAR 2015

6th HOUR


WU-

No WU


In Class-

E of L DUE -

DUE &BEGIN

Capital Punishment Persuasive Presentation

-Audience notes will be collected at the end of the presentations
Names
Basis of argument
Comment or fact from presentaiton


E of L-

NO E of L

MONDAY - 16 MAR 2015

6th HOUR

WU-
cnnstudentnews.com (Monday 16 MAR 2015)
1. Where is the island of Vanuatu?
-Provide ONE current event fact about it.
2. What is the Knesset?
3. How do chameleons change color (scientifically)?
4. What have been some of the effects of climate change on Venice, Italy?
...# of puns?

In Class-
E of L DUE -
DUE & BEGIN
Capital Punishment Persuasive Presentation

-Create a PERSUASIVE PRESENTATION (prezi, ppt, google slides, imovie, etc.)
...social, economic, political, psychological aspects

-Audience is CO Legislature and Board of Corrections
-Support or Stop the present use of the death penalty in CO

...think of it as an active paragraph, you give the intro. argument, body of your evidence, conclude it by wrapping it all together
-Bibliography (3 or more correctly cited sources)


E of L-
DUE MONDAY 16 MARCH 2015
Capital Punishment Persuasive Presentation

WEDNESDAY - 11 MAR 2015

6th HOUR

WU-
A quick look at the current events world...
and
https://www.yahoo.com/travel/what-every-u-s-state-is-best-at-113184438892.html?soc_src=mail&soc_trk=ma

In Class-
E of L DUE -

LINKS to LOOK at:
http://teacher.scholastic.com/scholasticnews/indepth/upfront/features/index.asp?article=f041811_deathpenalty
http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2015/03/10/392199558/utah-lawmakers-ok-firing-squad-if-lethal-injection-unavailable

CONTINUE Research:
Capital Punishment Persuasive Presentation

DUE - MONDAY, 16 MAR 2013

-Create a PERSUASIVE PRESENTATION (prezi, ppt, google slides, imovie, etc.)
...social, economic, political, psychological aspects

-Audience is CO Legislature and Board of Corrections
-Support or Stop the present use of the death penalty in CO

...think of it as an active paragraph, you give the intro. argument, body of your evidence, conclude it by wrapping it all together
-Bibliography (3 or more correctly cited sources)


E of L-
DUE MONDAY 16 MARCH 2015
Continue Research:
Capital Punishment Persuasive Presentation

TUESDAY - 10 MAR 2015


6th HOUR

WU-
A quick look at the current events world...

In Class-
E of L DUE -

CONTINUE Research:
Capital Punishment Persuasive Presentation

DUE - THURSDAY, 12 MAR 2013

-Create a PERSUASIVE PRESENTATION (prezi, ppt, google slides, imovie, etc.)
...social, economic, political, psychological aspects

-Audience is CO Legislature and Board of Corrections
-Support or Stop the present use of the death penalty in CO

...think of it as an active paragraph, you give the intro. argument, body of your evidence, conclude it by wrapping it all together
-Bibliography (3 or more correctly cited sources)


E of L-
Continue Research:
Capital Punishment Persuasive Presentation

MONDAY - 9 MAR 2015


6th HOUR

WU-
FINISH
(last 16 minutes)
"Witness to an Execution"
http://www.soundportraits.org/on-air/witness_to_an_execution/
-Describe the effects of it on people

WHILE listening make a Sensory Chart (see, hear, feel, taste, smell)
...What types of jobs are associated with capital punishment/death penalty?

In Class-
E of L DUE -

http://www.businessinsider.com/why-boston-bomber-dzhokhar-tsarnaev-pleaded-not-guilty-2015-3
http://history.answers.com/modern/10-shocking-last-words-of-death-row-inmates-video

Established Groups
INTRO -
Capital Punishment Persuasive Presentation

DUE - THURSDAY, 12 MAR 2013

-Create a PERSUASIVE PRESENTATION (prezi, ppt, google slides, imovie, etc.)
...social, economic, political, psychological aspects

-Audience is CO Legislature and Board of Corrections
-Support or Stop the present use of the death penalty in CO

...think of it as an active paragraph, you give the intro. argument, body of your evidence, conclude it by wrapping it all together
-Bibliography (3 or more correctly cited sources)


E of L-
Continue Research:
Capital Punishment Persuasive Presentation

FRIDAY - 6 MAR 2015


6th HOUR



WU-

Political Cartoon FRIDAY!


Eric Allie - Caglecartoons.com - Transparency COLOR - English - hillary, democrats, obama, state department, Clinton, trust, truth,
Eric Allie - Caglecartoons.com - Transparency COLOR - English - hillary, democrats, obama, state department, Clinton, trust, truth,



Steve Sack - The Minneapolis Star Tribune - Obamacare Plank COLOR - English - Obamacare, Supreme Court, Affordable Care Act
Steve Sack - The Minneapolis Star Tribune - Obamacare Plank COLOR - English - Obamacare, Supreme Court, Affordable Care Act



Jimmy Margulies - Politicalcartoons.com - Ferguson color - English - Ferguson, civil rights, Ferguson Police Department, Michael Brown, racial profiling, Darren Wilson, disrimination, African-Americans
Jimmy Margulies - Politicalcartoons.com - Ferguson color - English - Ferguson, civil rights, Ferguson Police Department, Michael Brown, racial profiling, Darren Wilson, disrimination, African-Americans



Marian Kemensky - Slovakia - Netanyahu and Obama - English - netanyahu,obama,cold,shake
Marian Kemensky - Slovakia - Netanyahu and Obama - English - netanyahu,obama,cold,shake



Rick McKee - The Augusta Chronicle - GOP Empty Suit COLOR - English - GOP, Republicans, Congress, Head transplant
Rick McKee - The Augusta Chronicle - GOP Empty Suit COLOR - English - GOP, Republicans, Congress, Head transplant



In Class-

E of L DUE -


Current Events Quiz for the week of 2 MAR 2015

FINISH
START (1st 6 minutes)
"Witness to an Execution"
http://www.soundportraits.org/on-air/witness_to_an_execution/
-Describe the effects of it on people

WHILE listening make a Sensory Chart (see, hear, feel, taste, smell)
...What types of jobs are associated with capital punishment/death penalty?



E of L-

Established Groups
Introduced Capital Punishment Persuasive Presentation


THURSDAY - 5 MAR 2015

6th HOUR

WU-
cnnstudentnews (5 MAR 2015)
1. What did (surprisingly) the defense say about Tsarnaev in the Boston bombing trial? Why?
2. Describe the difference between millennial and generation y people.
3. What is so unique about the Japanese Musashi?
4. ...Write the number of puns RIGHT NOW!

In Class-
E of L DUE -

Local / State / National / International / Galactical
-Boehner coup?
-Jordan - this is our fight
-Her texts urged suicide?
-Leonard Nimoy / Mr. Spock dies
-Missing UK girls - ISIS
-Jihad John ID'd
-CPAC - what is it? anything eventful this year?
-Obama / Netanyahu relationship
_
-Gen. Petraeus to plead guilty to federal charges
-Clinton used personal email as Secretary of State
-Checkout changes coming to Costco
_
Boston Marathon Bomber - Tsarnaev
Affordable Care Act / Obamacare - Supreme Court showdown
http://www.cnn.com/2015/03/04/politics/obamacare-supreme-court-oral-arguments/index.html
U.S. Ambassador slashed - South Korea
Peyton Manning agrees to pay cut
Department of Justice report on Ferguson, MO
http://www.cnn.com/2015/03/04/politics/ferguson-justice-report-shocking/index.html
German teens - graffiti in Singapore...

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2015/03/05/390927090/singapore-court-sentences-two-germans-to-caning-and-jail-over-graffiti

Crab...minding his own business
http://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2015/02/24/lkl-foster-octopus-crab-battle.cnn
London - Cycle Super Highways
http://www.cnn.com/2015/03/04/tech/city-cycle-super-highways/index.html

ACA/Obamacare Research
-What are the major changes of the healthcare system being implemented?

-Pros / Cons of Affordable Care Act / "Obamacare"

-What are states doing to implement them (or not)?


PBS - death penalty discussion

http://video.pbs.org/video/2137433490/

E of L-
PART 1
START (1st...minutes)
"Witness to an Execution"
http://www.soundportraits.org/on-air/witness_to_an_execution/
-Describe the effects of it on people
WHILE listening make a Sensory Chart (see, hear, feel, taste, smell)
...What types of jobs are associated with capital punishment/death penalty?


PART 2
Capital Punishment - background (handout) - RESEARCH




TUESDAY - 3 MAR 2015

6th HOUR

WU-
READ "Secret Recipes Give Restaurants a Not-So-Secret Boost"

ANSWER:
1. What is a secret menu?
2. Describe how a restaurant may benefit from this approach.
3. Have you ever tried this before? Where would you look to find secret menus?
4. What are some restaurants that you would like to try and see what they may have on the secret menu?


In Class-
E of L DUE -

Local / State / National / International / Galactical
-Boehner coup?
-Jordan - this is our fight
-Her texts urged suicide?
-Leonard Nimoy / Mr. Spock dies
-Missing UK girls - ISIS
-Jihad John ID'd
-CPAC - what is it? anything eventful this year?
-Obama / Netanyahu relationship
___
-Gen. Petraeus to plead guilty to federal charges
-Clinton used personal email as Secretary of State
-Checkout changes coming to Costco


John Stossel - video clips

-Healthcare and Profit

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpOdWMrLVg0
What is the relationship between excellent healthcare and profit?

(Describe how our healthcare system works.)

-Costs of FREE Healthcare

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cR5KN1O5hVk
What are some of the unintended consequences of "free" healthcare?

(What are the costs?)

E of L-

Next phase of research...

-What are the major changes of the healthcare system being implemented?

-Pros / Cons of Affordable Care Act / "Obamacare"

-What are states doing to implement them (or not)?


MONDAY - 2 MAR 2015

6th HOUR

WU-
...from 18 FEB 2013 Upfront Magazine...

upfront link: http://upfront.scholastic.com/issues/02_18_13/book#/22
article:


(READ the 2 opinions and RESPOND)
"Should the rich pay higher taxes? Which side are you on? Why?"

In Class-
E of L DUE -
"Pumped Up" and "Terror in Paris" questions

Local / State / National / International / Galactical
-Boehner coup?
-Jordan - this is our fight
-Her texts urged suicide?
-Leonard Nimoy / Mr. Spock dies
-Missing UK girls - ISIS
-Jihad John ID'd
-CPAC - what is it? anything eventful this year?
-Obama / Netanyahu relationship

Watch
cnnstudentnews.com (2 MAR 2015)
1. Who was Boris Nemtsov? What happened? Why is this significant?
2. Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu is visiting Washington DC...What is especially unique or
strange about this visit?
3. Give at least 2 (of the 4 given) ways that the U.S. combat mission has changed.
4. What 2 points does the world's longest rail journey connect? How long is it? What is the significance of it?
-pun #s?

E of L-
Research the current event topics listed above.


FRIDAY - 27 FEB 2015

6th HOUR

WU-
No Warmup

In Class-
E of L DUE -

Watch
cnnstudentnews.com (26 FEB 2015)
-They should create 4 questions of their own from today's stories

Hand out new Upfront Magazine "Selma"
and they should answer
"Pumped Up" and "Terror in Paris" questions


E of L-
Watch
cnnstudentnews.com (26 FEB 2015)
-They should create 4 questions of their own from today's stories

Hand out new Upfront Magazine "Selma"
and they should answer
"Pumped Up" and "Terror in Paris" questions


THURSDAY - 26 FEB 2015

6th HOUR

WU-
No Warmup


In Class-
E of L DUE -

Watch "Is Walmart Good for America?"
Respond to the handout:



E of L-
Watch "Is Walmart Good for America?"
Respond to the handout:


TUESDAY - 24 FEB 2015

6th HOUR

WU-
READ and RESPOND to handout:
"Can You Die of a Broken Heart"



In Class-
E of L DUE -

Watch "John Stossel 2012 Edition"
Respond questions in the handout


E of L-
Watch "John Stossel 2012 Edition"
Respond questions in the handout

MONDAY - 23 FEB 2015

6th HOUR

WU-
READ and RESPOND to handout:
"Flashing Lights to Warn Cops"


In Class-
E of L DUE -

Watch "Drew Carey Project: Volume 2"
Handout:


E of L-

Watch "Drew Carey Project: Volume 2"
Handout:




FRIDAY - 20 FEB 2015

6th HOUR

WU-
POLITICAL CARTOON FRIDAY!
Marian Kemensky - Slovakia - Roasting Peace - English - putin,peace
Marian Kemensky - Slovakia - Roasting Peace - English - putin,peace



Pat Bagley - Salt Lake Tribune - Exploding Oil Sector - English - Oil, Petroleum, Gas, Explosion, Railroad, Train, Explosions, Yellowstone River, Oil Spill, Oil Leak, Drilling, Exxon, Rail, West Virginia, GOP, Republicans, Keystone Pipeline
Pat Bagley - Salt Lake Tribune - Exploding Oil Sector - English - Oil, Petroleum, Gas, Explosion, Railroad, Train, Explosions, Yellowstone River, Oil Spill, Oil Leak, Drilling, Exxon, Rail, West Virginia, GOP, Republicans, Keystone Pipeline



Jeff Darcy - The Cleveland Plain Dealer - ISIS Air Strikes - English - Charlie Hebdo, ISIS, air strikes, Snoopy
Jeff Darcy - The Cleveland Plain Dealer - ISIS Air Strikes - English - Charlie Hebdo, ISIS, air strikes, Snoopy



John Darkow - Columbia Daily Tribune, Missouri - Winter Of 2015 - English - Winter, Cold, Snow
John Darkow - Columbia Daily Tribune, Missouri - Winter Of 2015 - English - Winter, Cold, Snow


In Class-
E of L DUE -

Video:
"A Volunteer Military or a Draft?"
Response questions:
1. What was the fist war in which large numbers of Americans resisted the draft?
2. Is an all-volunteer military an army of mercenaries?
3. Are volunteers more qualified than draftees? Why? Are they more motivated? Why?
4. Should military service be a matter of individual choice, or a requirement of citizenship? Why?


Types of Military Service:
-DEFINE EACH
-PROS / CONS OF EACH
-PROVIDE EXAMPLES OF COUNTRIES THAT USE EACH TYPE and why they use it
1-Military Draft
2-Volunteer Service
3-Compulsory/Conscript Service

E of L-
Introduce Persuasive Paragraph
"Which type of military service do you think the U.S. should use?" (choose ONE of the 3 above)
(12 pt. font / typed / paragraph-minimum of 7 sentences)

Upload to
Google Classroom
https://www.google.com/edu/products/productivity-tools/classroom/
CLICK on "Go To Classroom"
-you will need to use your school email to continue
ENTER THE Class Code:
fuavem

THURSDAY - 19 FEB 2015

6th HOUR

WU-
GO TO:
"Time Lords: The Clocks That Rule Our Worlds"
http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20150218-the-clocks-that-rule-our-world
ANSWER:
1. How "accurate" is accurate, really?
2. Describe how revolutionary the mechanized clock was to our lives.
3. How are the newer, more accurate modern clocks able to do a better job of keeping time?
4. Where is the most accurate clock in the world?
5. What does the future of official clocks and timekeeping look like?

In Class-
E of L DUE -

cnnstudentnews.com (19 FEB 2015)
1. Chinese New Year...it's the year of the...?
2. What are some challenges with finding a missing passenger plane in the Indian Ocean?
3. Why is this research station used to simulate Mars?
4. Describe the "Academy". How does it select Oscar winners?
...What picture is going to win this year? What actors?

Local
Loveland Ice Sculpture Show

State
New storm/weather predictor system
Eyewitness testimony changes/legislation

State wrestling starts Thursday

National
East coast weather
NBA All-Star Game
SNL 40th Special
Washington Monument

*Ithaca, NY
http://www.cnn.com/2015/02/16/travel/tourism-site-redirects-traffic/
http://www.visitithaca.com/

International
ISIS update
Gunman - Copenhagen, Denmark - Free speech event

Galactical
Future droughts

Mars, anyone?
http://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2015/02/18/nr-intv-bts-felgentreff-mars-mission-candidate.cnn
Joel Stein on going to Mars

video clips (Upfront)...
drones, Guantanamo, torture, Cold War

Types of Military Service:
-DEFINE EACH
-PROS / CONS OF EACH
-PROVIDE EXAMPLES OF COUNTRIES THAT USE EACH TYPE and why they use it
1-Military Draft
2-Volunteer Service
3-Compulsory/Conscript Service

E of L-
Types of Military Service:
-DEFINE EACH
-PROS / CONS OF EACH
-PROVIDE EXAMPLES OF COUNTRIES THAT USE EACH TYPE and why they use it
1-Military Draft
2-Volunteer Service
3-Compulsory/Conscript Service


TUESDAY - 17 FEB 2015

6th HOUR

WU-
GO TO:
"Time Lords: The Clocks That Rule Our Worlds"
http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20150218-the-clocks-that-rule-our-world
ANSWER:
1. How "accurate" is accurate, really?
2. Describe how revolutionary the mechanized clock was to our lives.
3. How are the newer, more accurate modern clocks able to do a better job of keeping time?
4. Where is the most accurate clock in the world?
5. What does the future of official clocks and timekeeping look like?

In Class-
E of L DUE -

cnnstudentnews.com (19 FEB 2015)


Local


State
New storm/weather predictor system
Eyewitness testimony changes/legislation

State wrestling starts Thursday

National
East coast weather
NBA All-Star Game
SNL 40th Special
Washington Monument

*Ithaca, NY
http://www.cnn.com/2015/02/16/travel/tourism-site-redirects-traffic/
http://www.visitithaca.com/

International
ISIS update
Gunman - Copenhagen, Denmark - Free speech event

Galactical
Future droughts

Mars, anyone?

video clips...
drones, Guantanamo, torture, Cold War



E of L-
Upfront February 2, 2015
"Nutrition Tips: Then and Now"
READ and RESPOND (on the back of the handout)

THURSDAY - 11 FEB 2015

6th HOUR

WU-
Political Cartoon FRIDAY!

Steve Sack - The Minneapolis Star Tribune - Be My Veto-tine COLOR - English - Keystone, pipeline, veto
Steve Sack - The Minneapolis Star Tribune - Be My Veto-tine COLOR - English - Keystone, pipeline, veto



Bill Schorr - Cagle Cartoons - peace medal - English - war on isis,obama war powers, obama war president, obama peace prize
Bill Schorr - Cagle Cartoons - peace medal - English - war on isis,obama war powers, obama war president, obama peace prize



Dave Granlund - Politicalcartoons.com - Presidents Day - English - Presidents, Holiday, Presidents day, Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, Roosevelt, Rushmore, remembered, monument, sculpture, abe, tribute, history
Dave Granlund - Politicalcartoons.com - Presidents Day - English - Presidents, Holiday, Presidents day, Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, Roosevelt, Rushmore, remembered, monument, sculpture, abe, tribute, history


Marian Kemensky - Slovakia - Conference in Minsk - English - conference,minsk,putin,merkel
Marian Kemensky - Slovakia - Conference in Minsk - English - conference,minsk,putin,merkel



Randy Bish - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - WILLIAMS AND COSBY, COLOR - English - BRIAN WILLIAMS, NBC, NEWS, BILL COSBY, REPUTATION
Randy Bish - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - WILLIAMS AND COSBY, COLOR - English - BRIAN WILLIAMS, NBC, NEWS, BILL COSBY, REPUTATION


http://hyperallergic.com/181172/everything-else-brian-williams-might-have-misremembered-in-memes/

In Class-
E of L DUE -

CI Weekly Quiz (9-13 FEB 2015)

video clips...on upfront
drones, Guantanamo, torture, Cold War

E of L-
Upfront February 2, 2015
READ "The Birth of Fast Food" (pages 16-19)
ANSWER the questions on this attachment:

(put your short answer responses on the back)

THURSDAY - 11 FEB 2015

6th HOUR

WU-
Is strenuous jogging bad for you?
http://www.lifehack.org/articles/lifestyle/new-scientific-findings-jogging-bad-for-you.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02jcrfk

In Class-
E of L DUE - "New Face of America" responses

Give time / Go over
The Nuts and Bolts of Government...


cnnstudentnews.com (12 FEB 2015)
1. Why is President Obama seeking Congressional approval/authorization for the fight with ISIS?
2. Give the latest and greatest(?) on the Brian Williams story...
3. An investigation into the Jackie Robinson West Little League champion baseball team revealed what?
4. What is the M'Naghten Test? How does it apply to today's insanity plea defense?

CI weekly topics thus far...
more snow in the Boston area
Grammys / Kanye West
National Prayer Breakfast
Jon Stewart
http://www.bbc.co.uk/search?q=jon%20stewart
Chapel Hill / UNC murders
$564 Million lottery
60 Minutes' Bob Simon
Ukraine-Russia Ceasefire
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-31438153
Brian Williams NBC Nightly News
Peyton Manning
Kayla Mueller - ISIS hostage

video clips...
drones, Guantanamo, torture, Cold War

Your job is to KNOW THE ABOVE

E of L-
Upfront February 2, 2015
READ "Is Torture Ever Justified" (pages 8-11)
ANSWER 1-8 from the reading "quiz" handout:

*Annotate and be prepared to discuss

TUESDAY - 10 FEB 2015

6th HOUR

WU-
1. In regards to the Ukraine...What do you think the U.S. should do?
If we should assist, how so? If we should stand by, then why?

2. In regards to ISIS...
What do you think the U.S. should do?
If we should assist, how so? If we should stand by, then why?


In Class-
E of L DUE-

CI weekly topics thus far...
more snow in the Boston area
Grammys
National Prayer Breakfast

cnnstudentnews.com
1. What are some problems with having more snow hitting the East Coast, especially Boston, MA?
2. Where does Germany sit with the options the U.S. is looking at with assisting Ukraine?
3. How is Putin fairing politically in Russia? Why do you think?
4. What is SpaceX hoping to accomplish in the next day or so? What is the benefit of this object?

Give time / Go over
The Nuts and Bolts of Government...


E of L-
Upfront Magazine - January 7, 2013
(Pages 6-9) "The New Face of America"

1. What factors have contributed to the change? Explain.
2. This transformation has been swifter than any other racial or ethnic shift in world history.
What challenges might this present for the the U.S.?
3. Do you think the U.S. will ever be colorblind? Why?

FRIDAY - 6 FEB 2015

6th HOUR

WU-
5 minutes or so to study for Current Events Quiz

In Class-
Current Events Quiz - no resources allowed

READ Drone Article

-after reading it,
ANSWER these:
1. What are the best uses of drones? Worst uses?
2. Your thoughts/opinions...Are they a violation of privacy? Are they dangerous?
3. Should the uses of them be more closely monitored? Explain.
4. Create an FAA draft proposal for drone licensure and usage in the U.S.
(requirements, types, age, operation, location, allowed/prohibited uses...)

E of L-
STEP 1
GO TO Google Classroom:

https://www.google.com/edu/products/productivity-tools/classroom/
CLICK on "Go To Classroom"
ENTER THE Class Code:
fuavem
(This is to the "Contemporary Issues" Google Classroom page.)

STEP 2
Either
UPLOAD your responses to the Time.com Drone article
OR
TYPE your responses directly on the copy that I have provided for you at Google Classroom


READ Drone Article

-after reading it,
ANSWER these:__
1. What are the best uses of drones? Worst uses?
2. Your thoughts/opinions...Are they a violation of privacy? Are they dangerous? Explain.
3. Should the uses of them be more closely monitored? Explain.
4. Create an FAA draft proposal for drone licensure and usage in the U.S.
(requirements, types, age, operation, location, allowed/prohibited uses...)

THURSDAY - 5 FEB 2015

6th HOUR

WU-
Political Cartoon THURSDAY!
Nate Beeler - The Columbus Dispatch - ISIS Book Burning COLOR - English - isis, isil, islamic state, is, hostage, burn, koran, religion, quran, cage, middle east, iraq, syria, jordan, pilot, execution, islam, muslim, radical, extremist, extremism, mideast
Nate Beeler - The Columbus Dispatch - ISIS Book Burning COLOR - English - isis, isil, islamic state, is, hostage, burn, koran, religion, quran, cage, middle east, iraq, syria, jordan, pilot, execution, islam, muslim, radical, extremist, extremism, mideast



Steve Sack - The Minneapolis Star Tribune - Obamacare Repeated Repeals COLOR - English - Obamacare, Congress, House of Representatives
Steve Sack - The Minneapolis Star Tribune - Obamacare Repeated Repeals COLOR - English - Obamacare, Congress, House of Representatives


John Cole - The Scranton Times-Tribune - GOP clown car COLOR - English - GOP, Republicans, nomination, 2016 elections, 2016, primary, Rand Paul, Sara Palin, Mike Huckabee, Donald Trump, Rick Santorum, Ben Carson, Jeb Bush, Chris Christie
John Cole - The Scranton Times-Tribune - GOP clown car COLOR - English - GOP, Republicans, nomination, 2016 elections, 2016, primary, Rand Paul, Sara Palin, Mike Huckabee, Donald Trump, Rick Santorum, Ben Carson, Jeb Bush, Chris Christie



Marian Kemensky - Slovakia - Weapons to Ukraine - English - weapons,tanks,ukraine
Marian Kemensky - Slovakia - Weapons to Ukraine - English - weapons,tanks,ukraine


In Class-
E of L DUE-
3 Level Questions (exchange)

cnnstudentnews.com (5 FEB 2015)
1. Who is being nominated for the position of Secretary of Defense?
2. What is President Obama's conundrum with the ISIS threat?
3. How did the tension in the Ukraine start? ...where are we now/what has happened since?
4. How was the first half-pipe discovered?
5. What are at least 3 facts about today's half-pipes?
6. # of punnies?

TOPICS TO KNOW for CI QUIZ:
Whitney Houston daughter coma
Thompson School District CFO
PA College - BMI weight loss email
NM child shoots gun
Venezuela protest law - firing on protesters
Denver PD - teen driver shot
Iraq new PM
8" snow last Sunday
Groundhog Day
Scott Walker (WI)
Jeb Bush / Mitt Romney
Patriots SB
17 year old pretends to be Dr.
ISIS burns Jordan hostage
Detroit man walks over 20 miles to work daily
http://www.today.com/news/donations-pour-detroit-man-who-commutes-21-miles-day-foot-2D80469480
Psychology of Measles
http://www.npr.org/2015/02/04/383724467/the-psychology-behind-why-some-kids-go-unvaccinated

The Nuts and Bolts of Government...


E of L-
The Nuts and Bolts of Government...


TUESDAY - 3 FEB 2015

6th HOUR

WU-
Botched executions
http://www.npr.org/2015/01/06/375399560/botched-lethal-injection-executions-reignite-death-penalty-debate
CAUSES / EFFECTS

In Class-
E of L DUE-
Portrait of an Artist responses

Your 3 current events...continued

cnnstudentnews.com (3 FEB 2015)

We divided up into 8 groups and were assigned a story to read (from Upfront Magazine "Czar Putin" Issue)
-Create 6 questions (2 at each level) from the "3 Level Questioning Model"
3 Level Questioning
Level 1 - You can point to the answer right in the text (text to text)
Level 2 - You have to look between the lines using inference/background knowledge (text to self)
Level 3 - You are creating a question that may be a discussion topic - a kind of synthesis / it is more global in scale (text to world)

E of L-
-3 Level Questions (from your assigned group article - IF YOU WERE ABSENT YOU NEED TO READ
"Dangerous Crossing" (from the -Czar Putin- Upfront Issue / Jan. 12, 2015)
-Create 6 questions (2 at each level) from the format above.

MONDAY - 2 FEB 2015

6th HOUR

WU-
Rating the Super Bowl ads...
1. Best ones? Why?
2. Worst ones? Why?
3. What be your idea for a Super Bowl commercial?
*How much did a 30 sec ad during the Super Bowl cost?

http://nypost.com/2015/02/02/super-bowl-commercials-that-scored-and-bored/

In Class-
E of L DUE - Your 3 current events

cnnstudentnews.com (2 FEB 2015)
1. Describe the latest in the Israeli-Hezbollah conflict.
2. Who has the Iron Dome? How does it work?
3. You can't die from measles...but what makes it so spooky or dangerous?
4. When did the idea for Black History month first start?
5. Explain how the neat weather effect at the Grand Canyon occurred.
*puns?

ISIS video
CA drought / aquifers - fault lines
Shinola

E of L-
March 11, 2013 Upfront Issue "Sisters in Arms"
READ article "Portrait of an Artist" (pages 12-15)
ANSWER:


FRIDAY - 30 JAN 2015


6th HOUR



WU-

POLITICAL CARTOON FRIDAY!

Rick McKee - The Augusta Chronicle - Super Bowl XLIX COLOR - English - Super Bowl XLIX, deflategate, deflated, footballs, NFL, Patriots, asterisk
Rick McKee - The Augusta Chronicle - Super Bowl XLIX COLOR - English - Super Bowl XLIX, deflategate, deflated, footballs, NFL, Patriots, asterisk




Joe Heller - Green Bay Press-Gazette - Drones - English - drones, regulations, fcc, snow, forecast
Joe Heller - Green Bay Press-Gazette - Drones - English - drones, regulations, fcc, snow, forecast




Randy Bish - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - APPLE PROFITS, COLOR - English - APPLE, PROFIT, PROFITS, IPHONE, SALES, COMPUTER
Randy Bish - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - APPLE PROFITS, COLOR - English - APPLE, PROFIT, PROFITS, IPHONE, SALES, COMPUTER




Rick McKee - The Augusta Chronicle - Blown Forecast COLOR - English - Blizzard, New York, global warming, climate change, forecast, computer model, weather, climate
Rick McKee - The Augusta Chronicle - Blown Forecast COLOR - English - Blizzard, New York, global warming, climate change, forecast, computer model, weather, climate




In Class-
E of L DUE - North Korea Video Responses (if necessary)

CI Current Event Quiz

cnnstudentnews.com (30 JAN 2015)
1. Why are there signs of hope in the Ebola outbreak?
2. Which branch of government has the power to declare war?
3. What are some reasons why the NFL has had a tainted image lately?
4. How many people will watch the Super Bowl on Sunday?
5. What is each lawyer's intent when conducting jury selection?
-How many puns :) ?


E of L-
Come into class on Monday with 3 NEW current event topics.

THURSDAY - 29 JAN 2015

6th HOUR

WU-
cnnstudentnews.com (29 JAN 2015)
Create 3 questions of your own from today's newscast.

In Class-
E of L DUE - COLLECT Upfront "Czar Putin" responses

FINISH - PRESENTING - 1 GROUP LEFT:
U.S. relationships with other countries around the world and divided groups of 6. Each group is investigating the relationship between the U.S. and one of 6 areas of the world (based on our Upfront Magazine Dec.10/17 issue).
1. Focus on the general relationship of the U.S. with this area and then
2. pick 1 country from the region to do the following:
(population, economy, politics, military, trade, agreements/treaties, history, etc.)
--Use images, phrases, symbols to identify those items listed above AND be able to explain your purpose or intent of what you are using.
3. In regards to the specific relationship with the specific country - What are the benefits or problems with it?
What does each side benefit/gain? Lose?
4. The information and research will be put on a google slideshow and presented Monday's class.

WATCH "National Geographic: Inside North Korea"
RESPOND to this:


E of L-
Inside North Korea video response sheet collected

STUDY for End of Week Current Events Quiz...here are topics covered in class:

U.S. Relations with the 6 regions that were presented
Drone crashed onto Whitehouse lawn
Snowstorm in the Northeast U.S.
Deflate-gate
Reverse 911 in Berthoud - missing accident victim
SAG Awards
Congressional approval rating
Obama in India AND Saudi Arabia
Auschwitz
UFO papers released
Asteroid near Earth (Monday night)
ISIS Japanese hostages AND Jordanian hostage
Super Bowl - Media Day - Lynch

TUESDAY - 27 JAN 2015

6th HOUR

WU-
cnnstudentnews.com (27 JAN 2015)
1. Why were cars not allowed on the streets of NY, NJ, MA, CT?
2. Which country liberated Auschwitz? How many years ago?
3. How many UFO pages were released by the government recently? *What was not found in these documents?
4. # of puns?

In Class-
E of L DUE - Upfront Immigration reading responses

FINISH - PRESENTING:
U.S. relationships with other countries around the world and divided groups of 6. Each group is investigating the relationship between the U.S. and one of 6 areas of the world (based on our Upfront Magazine Dec.10/17 issue).
1. Focus on the general relationship of the U.S. with this area and then
2. pick 1 country from the region to do the following:
(population, economy, politics, military, trade, agreements/treaties, history, etc.)
--Use images, phrases, symbols to identify those items listed above AND be able to explain your purpose or intent of what you are using.
3. In regards to the specific relationship with the specific country - What are the benefits or problems with it?
What does each side benefit/gain? Lose?
4. The information and research will be put on a google slideshow and presented Monday's class.


E of L-
Upfront Magazine (January 12, 2015)
READ "Czar Putin?" (pages 14-15)
ANSWER:
1. Analyze what the author’s purpose might be in using the title “Czar Putin?” for the article. Support your response.
2. Infer the meaning of the statement “Putin casts an increasingly long shadow on the world.” Explain.
3. Predict whether Putin will become less or more aggressive on the world stage, based on
evidence in the article.

MONDAY - 26 JAN 2015

6th HOUR

WU-
Give at least 3 current event examples from the weekend...think in terms of:
Local / State / National / International / Galactical

In Class-
Show us what ya got, what ya really, really got!

PRESENT
U.S. relationships with other countries around the world and divided groups of 6. Each group is investigating the relationship between the U.S. and one of 6 areas of the world (based on our Upfront Magazine Dec.10/17 issue).
1. Focus on the general relationship of the U.S. with this area and then
2. pick 1 country from the region to do the following:
(population, economy, politics, military, trade, agreements/treaties, history, etc.)
--Use images, phrases, symbols to identify those items listed above AND be able to explain your purpose or intent of what you are using.
3. In regards to the specific relationship with the specific country - What are the benefits or problems with it?
What does each side benefit/gain? Lose?
4. The information and research will be put on a google slideshow and presented Monday's class.

cnnstudentnews.com (26 JAN 2015)
1. Who is Roberta Jacobson? What is significant about her trip?
2. Where is the world's oldest lighthouse? How old is it?
3. Give the causes and effects of the avocado shortage.
4. How much is the special Golden Gate truck?
Give a better cost effective idea of your own that would solve some of the traffic problems on the bridge.
# of puns?

E of L-
FINISH
U.S. Relationships Group Activity - Presented on Monday 26 JAN 2015

FRIDAY - 23 JAN 2015

6th HOUR

WU-
Rick McKee - The Augusta Chronicle - Fantasy Football COLOR - English - NFL, football, New England Patriots, deflategate, deflated footballs, Tom Brady
Rick McKee - The Augusta Chronicle - Fantasy Football COLOR - English - NFL, football, New England Patriots, deflategate, deflated footballs, Tom Brady




Dave Granlund - Politicalcartoons.com - Disneyland measles - English - disease, spread, families, children, disney, resort, contagious, sick, illness, vaccinated, vaccinations, vaccination, infants, kids,
Dave Granlund - Politicalcartoons.com - Disneyland measles - English - disease, spread, families, children, disney, resort, contagious, sick, illness, vaccinated, vaccinations, vaccination, infants, kids,




J.D. Crowe - Mobile Register - Obama Duck - English - Obama, State of the Union, GOP, politics, lame duck
J.D. Crowe - Mobile Register - Obama Duck - English - Obama, State of the Union, GOP, politics, lame duck


In Class-
CI Quiz Time!

SOTU
http://io9.com/obamas-2015-state-of-the-union-address-peaked-at-a-grad-1680858536


Work time (depending on time)
U.S. relationships with other countries around the world and divided groups of 6. Each group is investigating the relationship between the U.S. and one of 6 areas of the world (based on our Upfront Magazine Dec.10/17 issue).
1. Focus on the general relationship of the U.S. with this area and then
2. pick 1 country from the region to do the following:
(population, economy, politics, military, trade, agreements/treaties, history, etc.)
--Use images, phrases, symbols to identify those items listed above AND be able to explain your purpose or intent of what you are using.
3. In regards to the specific relationship with the specific country - What are the benefits or problems with it?
What does each side benefit/gain? Lose?
4. The information and research will be put on a google slideshow and presented Monday's class.


cnnstudentnews.com (22 JAN 2015)
1. Who is Roberta Jacobson? What is significant about her trip?
2. Where is the world's oldest lighthouse? How old is it?
3. Give the causes and effects of the avocado shortage.
4. How much is the special Golden Gate truck?
Give a better cost effective idea of your own that would solve some of the traffic problems on the bridge.
# of puns?

E of L-
FINISH
U.S. Relationships Group Activity - Presented on Monday 26 JAN 2015

THURSDAY - 22 JAN 2015

6th HOUR

WU-
READ/LISTEN
PICK 1 of these 2:

-U.S. Blood Donation story
http://www.npr.org/2015/01/07/375671942/why-the-u-s-still-bans-blood-donations-from-some-u-k-travelers
1. Why does the U.S. ban donations from the UK?
2. Does the UK do that too? Why?

OR

-Lethal Injection Drug Debate
http://www.npr.org/2015/01/06/375399560/botched-lethal-injection-executions-reignite-death-penalty-debate
1. What's the problem?
2. How are pharmaceutical companies caught in this?

In Class-
E of L DUE -
"No Job? Get Lost!" Upfront handout
AND
"State of the Union Address" Research

Model CI Quiz examples...



STUFF YOU SHOULD KNOW:
-State of the Union Address

http://www.bloomberg.com/video/state-of-the-union-recap-of-obama-s-speech-in-two-minutes-heIl8czWTp2cL1oEA_0q3g.html

http://io9.com/obamas-2015-state-of-the-union-address-peaked-at-a-grad-1680858536

-MLK
SNL link:

https://www.google.com/search?q=snl+mlk&oq=snl+mlk&aqs=chrome..69i57j0l5.2183j0j4&sourceid=chrome&es_sm=93&ie=UTF-8

-Deflate-gate / Patriots
-American Sniper
-Supreme Court outburst
-Broncos / Kubiak
-Low gas prices / oil company employees
-Google glass
-Disneyland measles
-Australian fisherman catch what?
http://www.grindtv.com/outdoor/nature/post/rare-freaky-frilled-shark-caught-fishing-net/
-Dawn Wall climb / El Capitan - Yosemite
http://www.grindtv.com/outdoor/excursions/post/climbers-make-history-dawn-wall-free-climb/
-No Go Zones
http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2015/01/paris-mayor-to-sue-fox-over-no-go-zone-comments/384656/

PRESENT
U.S. relationships with other countries around the world and divided groups of 6. Each group is investigating the relationship between the U.S. and one of 6 areas of the world (based on our Upfront Magazine Dec.10/17 issue).
1. Focus on the general relationship of the U.S. with this area and then
2. pick 1 country from the region to do the following:
(population, economy, politics, military, trade, agreements/treaties, history, etc.)
--Use images, phrases, symbols to identify those items listed above AND be able to explain your purpose or intent of what you are using.
3. In regards to the specific relationship with the specific country - What are the benefits or problems with it?
What does each side benefit/gain? Lose?
3. The information and research will be put on glogster.com to be presented in the next class.

*ranweiler's example:
http://www.glogster.com/ranweilerc/ci-usrelationships/g-6m3f9qe1ikc3r3b3f83kha0?old_view=True

cnnstudentnews.com (22 JAN 2015)
1. Who is Roberta Jacobson? What is significant about her trip?
2. Where is the world's oldest lighthouse? How old is it?
3. Give the causes and effects of the avocado shortage.
4. How much is the special Golden Gate truck?
Give a better cost effective idea of your own that would solve some of the traffic problems on the bridge.
    • of puns?

E of L-
STUDY
-Quiz on Current Event topics from 17 JAN - 22 JAN

--FRIDAY - 16 JAN 2015--

6th HOUR

WU-
POLITICAL CARTOON FRIDAY!
Dave Granlund - Politicalcartoons.com - State of the Union and Congress - English - Obama, state of the union, house, senate, boehner, oconnell, president, congress, capitol hill, sound,
Dave Granlund - Politicalcartoons.com - State of the Union and Congress - English - Obama, state of the union, house, senate, boehner, oconnell, president, congress, capitol hill, sound,




Dave Granlund - Politicalcartoons.com - Romney 2016 - English - mitt, romney, 2016, office, oval office, gop, republican, run, 3rd,candidate, nh, losses, running, 1,
Dave Granlund - Politicalcartoons.com - Romney 2016 - English - mitt, romney, 2016, office, oval office, gop, republican, run, 3rd,candidate, nh, losses, running, 1,





Adam Zyglis - The Buffalo News - Silencing Charlie - English - charlie hebdo, silence, satire;, magazine, cartoonists, cartooning, free speech, paris, france, islamic, terrorists, religion, extremism
Adam Zyglis - The Buffalo News - Silencing Charlie - English - charlie hebdo, silence, satire;, magazine, cartoonists, cartooning, free speech, paris, france, islamic, terrorists, religion, extremism






Jimmy Margulies - Politicalcartoons.com - Oscar nominees lack diversity color - English - Oscar Awards, Academy Awards, Hollywood, film industry
Jimmy Margulies - Politicalcartoons.com - Oscar nominees lack diversity color - English - Oscar Awards, Academy Awards, Hollywood, film industry


external image new-charlie-hebdo-coverjpg-a9ad9675cd23fc1c.jpg
01-08-15 CharlieHebdo
01-08-15 CharlieHebdo



In Class-
E of L - DUE! (The good, bad and ugly of falling gas prices)

*FYI - EVERYTHING we talk about in class is fair game for the end of the week current events quiz

FINISH Group Current Event Presentations
(last 5?)

cnnstudentnews.com (15 JAN 2015)
1. Describe the latest in Paris.
2. What was the emergency on the ISS?
3. How are some universities keeping track of students and their attendance? What do you think of this?
4. Give the % of students that DO NOT graduate after 4 years.
5. What is "text neck"? Give it's causes and effects.
# of puns?

-Your online current events quiz from last week...discuss

FINISH Current Events presentations...
-What do you remember/know from them?

E of L-
2 PARTS

PART 1
(Online Resource if needed)
Upfront Magazine - World Affairs 2015
(October 27, 2014 issue)
http://upfront.scholastic.com/
STUDENT SIGN IN Code: cissues15

Article - "No Job? Get Out!" (page 8)
Here is the "Find the Evidence" attachment:
(DO NOT DO THE SYNTHESIZE PART)


PART 2
WATCH or READ about the "State of the Union Address" on TUESDAY 20 JAN 2015
ANSWER:
1. Name 3 topic areas that President Obama laid out plans/details for.
2. Give the names (and why they are there) of at least 3 of his guests...they are sitting
with the the First Lady.
3. Who is the "Designated Survivor" for this speech on 20 JAN 2015?

--THURSDAY - 15 JAN 2015--

6th HOUR

WU-
Watch:
http://www.cnn.com/2015/01/14/tech/virtual-traffic-lights-windshield/index.html
Respond:
1. What's tomorrow's traffic technology? How does it work?
2. Describe some benefits of this technology?
3. If you were to implement this into our present driving environment,
how would you go about doing it?

In Class-
World Affairs 2015 - Atlas and Almanac handout DUE

cnnstudentnews.com (15 JAN 2015)
1. Describe the latest in Paris.
2. What was the emergency on the ISS?
3. How are some universities keeping track of students and their attendance? What do you think of this?
4. Give the % of students that DO NOT graduate after 4 years.
5. What is "text neck"? Give it's causes and effects.
# of puns?

-Your online current events quiz from last week...discuss

FINISH Current Events presentations...
-What do you remember/know from them?


U.S. relationships with other countries around the world and divided groups of 6. Each group is investigating the relationship between the U.S. and one of 6 areas of the world (based on our Upfront Magazine Dec.10/17 issue).
1. Focus on the general relationship of the U.S. with this area and then
2. pick 1 country from the region to do the following:
(population, economy, politics, military, trade, agreements/treaties, history, etc.)
--Use images, phrases, symbols to identify those items listed above AND be able to explain your purpose or intent of what you are using.
3. In regards to the specific relationship with the specific country - What are the benefits or problems with it?
What does each side benefit/gain? Lose?
4. The information and research will be put on glogster.com to be presented in the next class.

*ranweiler's example:
http://www.glogster.com/ranweilerc/ci-usrelationships/g-6m3f9qe1ikc3r3b3f83kha0?old_view=True

E of L-
Use these links to answer the question below:
http://www.myfoxny.com/story/27843455/gas-prices-low
http://kfor.com/2014/12/16/falling-gas-prices-may-hurt-oklahoma-2/
*What is the good, bad and ugly of falling gas prices?

--TUESDAY - 13 JAN 2015--

WU-
Video / article
http://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2015/01/12/tsr-dnt-acosta-where-was-obama-paris-rally.cnn/video/playlists/special-cnn-com-original-content/
1. What's the controversy?
2. Did the U.S. mess up? ...Was it intentional?
3. What does the Obama administration need to do now?

In Class-
Charlie Hebdo paragraphs DUE
-discuss

-Your current events quiz from last week...

Weekend Update (including your warmup from yesterday)

cnnstudentnews.com

Evidence of Learning-
(Online Resource if needed)
Upfront Magazine
(October 27, 2014 issue)
http://upfront.scholastic.com/
STUDENT SIGN IN Code: cissues15

DO THIS:
World Affairs 2015
Atlas handout
and
Almanac handout

--MONDAY - 12 JAN 2015--

WU-
Remember the levels of current events we talked about...
Think of events that happened over the weekend...
Can you think of a current event that happened at the:
1. Local level?
2. State level?
3. National level?
4. International level?

In Class-
FINISH class current event presentations

On the IMC laptops:
12 pt. font typed / 7 sentences or more paragraph
Respond to this prompt:
"The attack on Charlie Hebdo was an attack on freedom of speech."

Evidence of Learning-
12 pt. font typed / 7 sentences or more paragraph
Respond to this prompt:
"The attack on Charlie Hebdo was an attack on freedom of speech."

--FRIDAY - 9 JAN 2015--

6th HOUR

WU-
Political Cartoon Friday!

Jimmy Margulies - Politicalcartoons.com - Obama and new Republican Congress color - English - Obama and new Republican Congress, Keystone XL pipeline, Republicans, Congress, Energy, global warming, climate change, oil, oil prices
Jimmy Margulies - Politicalcartoons.com - Obama and new Republican Congress color - English - Obama and new Republican Congress, Keystone XL pipeline, Republicans, Congress, Energy, global warming, climate change, oil, oil prices





Mike Keefe - Cagle Cartoons - Charlie Hebdo COLOR - English - charlie; hebdo; cartoonist; massacre; shooting; paris; jihad; islamic; terror; satire; islam
Mike Keefe - Cagle Cartoons - Charlie Hebdo COLOR - English - charlie; hebdo; cartoonist; massacre; shooting; paris; jihad; islamic; terror; satire; islam





Cam Cardow - Cagle Cartoons - Clown COLOR - English - islam, religion, freedom, expression, belief, extremism, terrorists, terrorism, radicalized, muslim, cartoon, editorial, cartoons, Charlie, France, solidarity
Cam Cardow - Cagle Cartoons - Clown COLOR - English - islam, religion, freedom, expression, belief, extremism, terrorists, terrorism, radicalized, muslim, cartoon, editorial, cartoons, Charlie, France, solidarity




David Fitzsimmons - The Arizona Star - Gas - English - Gas, economy
David Fitzsimmons - The Arizona Star - Gas - English - Gas, economy



Dave Granlund - Politicalcartoons.com - Cape Wind prognosis - English - Cape Cod, ocean, wind power, energy, electricity, investors, nimby, green energy, nstar, wind generators, wind farm, massachusetts, environment, power
Dave Granlund - Politicalcartoons.com - Cape Wind prognosis - English - Cape Cod, ocean, wind power, energy, electricity, investors, nimby, green energy, nstar, wind generators, wind farm, massachusetts, environment, power

In Class-
Upfront handout DUE

Current Event Team Presentations (5 W's)
-class notes on presentations

Evidence of Learning-
COMPLETE THIS:
Take a go at this weekly news quiz for the 1st week of January 2015:
(It's on the honor system...don't use any other resources to complete it.)
http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/01/06/weekly-news-quiz-jan-1-5-2015/#more-153810

ANSWER THESE:
1. How well did you do (or not do)?
2. What areas (level of current event- state, national, international, etc.) were you stronger in? Weaker in?
3. Describe your game plan to improve upon your knowledge of current events.

--THURSDAY - 8 JAN 2015--

WU-
What does "Contemporary Issues" mean?
What are you looking to get out of this class?
Describe what you think this class is going to about...

cnnstudentnews.com for THURS 8 JAN 2014
1. What is "Charlie Hebdo"? Describe the main issue of this event?
2. Who buried the time capsule? How long ago? What were some items found in it?
3. What is unique about this drone?
...how many puns were there?

Biden being Biden at swearing in...
http://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2015/01/06/biden-being-biden---video.cnn

In Class-
Levels or Spheres of Contemporary Issues
-local, state, regional, national, international...Earth, galactical

Current events status... latest and greatest

Research area work time
-work with teammate(s)
-put on prezi or glogster

PRESENT your current event

Evidence of Learning-
Upfront Magazine "Does Your Phone Have the Right to Remain Silent?"
(September 1, 2014 issue)

http://upfront.scholastic.com/
STUDENT SIGN IN Code: cissues15

READ the following articles:
"Can Your Phone Testify Against You?"
"The Middle East Mess"

RESPOND to the following 2 handouts:


--TUESDAY - 6 JAN 2015--

WU-
What does "Contemporary Issues" mean?
What are you looking to get out of this class?
Describe what you think this class is going to about...

In Class-
Discussed Syllabus/Expectations

Evidence of Learning-
We divided up into 11 groups and each group was responsible for researching relevant info./5 W's (to be presented next class - THURS 8 JAN)
1-Ebola
2-Cuba - U.S. Relations
3-ISIS
4-Oil/gas prices
5-Fracking
6-Immigration reform
7-Climate Change
8-Mid-term Election 2014 effects - Republican Party/Democratic Party
9-College football playoff
10-U.S. - Russia Relations
11-Sony Hack










U.S. relationships with other countries around the world and divided groups of 6. Each group is investigating the relationship between the U.S. and one of 6 areas of the world (based on our Upfront Magazine Dec.10/17 issue).
1. Focus on the general relationship of the U.S. with this area and then
2. pick 1 country from the region to do the following:
(population, economy, politics, military, trade, agreements/treaties, history, etc.)
--Use images, phrases, symbols to identify those items listed above AND be able to explain your purpose or intent of what you are using.
3. In regards to the specific relationship with the specific country - What are the benefits or problems with it?
What does each side benefit/gain? Lose?
3. The information and research will be put on glogster.com to be presented in the next class.

*ranweiler's example:
http://www.glogster.com/ranweilerc/ci-usrelationships/g-6m3f9qe1ikc3r3b3f83kha0?old_view=True


--MONDAY - 16 DEC 2013--

WU-
WATCH
cnnstudentnews.com for MONDAY, 16 DEC 2013
RESPOND
1. Describe the scene near Nelson Mandela's burial site. Why was this site significant? What did people there say about Mandela and South Africa?
2. What country's "Jade Rabbit" spacecraft recently landed on the moon?
What is the rover intended to do there? Are there any benefits to exploring the moon?
3. What different perspectives were seen in today's report about unrest in Ukraine?
How is the U.S. responding to this unrest?

SNL skit...
http://nypost.com/2013/12/15/snl-spoofs-fake-mandela-memorial-interpreter/

In Class-
FINAL PROJECT work time - IMC desktops

E of L-
FINAL PROJECT - DUE on FINALS EXAM DAY - FRIDAY, 20 DEC 2013


--THURSDAY - 12 DEC 2013--

WU-
WATCH
cnnstudentnews.com for THURSDAY, 12 DEC 2013
RESPOND
1. According to the report, why is Ukraine politically divided?
What is the capital of Ukraine? What happened during recent protests there?
2. What did three New York courts decide regarding an effort to get
chimpanzees some of the same rights as humans?
What action does the Nonhuman Rights Project say it will take next?
3. Describe the rapport between software engineer Patrick McConlogue
and software developer Leo Grand. What is the purpose of the app he developed?

In Class-
FINAL PROJECT work time - IMC desktops

E of L-
FINAL PROJECT - DUE on FINALS EXAM DAY - FRIDAY, 20 DEC 2013

--TUESDAY - 10 DEC 2013--

WU-
cnnstudentnews.com for TUESDAY, 10 DEC 2013

1. When does winter officially begin? What impact did recent winter storms have around the U.S.?

2. What has led to violence in the Central African Republic recently? How is the international community getting involved in this conflict?

3. According to the report: What effects does being drowsy have on a driver's body? What impact do drowsy drivers have on America's roads each year?

In Class-
FINISH PRESENTATIONS
Conspiracy Theory Team Project (60 points)
P.O.L.E. Approach


Challenge your preconceptions...take the "ignorance" quiz
http://www.cnn.com/2013/12/10/world/gapminder-us-ignorance-survey/index.html?hpt=hp_t1

The Philadelphia Experiment
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uB0CXDmKNvY

What is the most pressing issue or problem in our near future? Why?
(Explain/defend your response with 5-7 sentences)

FINAL PROJECT work time

E of L-
Introduction - FINAL PROJECT


--FRIDAY - 6 DEC 2013--

WU-
Political Cartoon FRIDAY!
Steve Greenberg - Freelance, Los Angeles - Mandela - English - Nelson Mandela,South Africa,Mandiba,Moses
Steve Greenberg - Freelance, Los Angeles - Mandela - English - Nelson Mandela,South Africa,Mandiba,Moses




Steve Sack - The Minneapolis Star Tribune - Unproductive Congress COLOR - English - Congress
Steve Sack - The Minneapolis Star Tribune - Unproductive Congress COLOR - English - Congress




Rick McKee - The Augusta Chronicle - Not Santa COLOR - English - Santa, Obama, NSA, spying, IRS targeting
Rick McKee - The Augusta Chronicle - Not Santa COLOR - English - Santa, Obama, NSA, spying, IRS targeting




Bob Englehart - The Hartford Courant - Obamacare Prediction - English - obamacare,affordable care act,health insurance,republicans,gop,grand old party,obstructionism,conservatives,shutdown
Bob Englehart - The Hartford Courant - Obamacare Prediction - English - obamacare,affordable care act,health insurance,republicans,gop,grand old party,obstructionism,conservatives,shutdown




Milt Priggee - www.miltpriggee.com - Video Game Consoles  - English - video game consoles, computer, play station, xbox, sony, microsoft,
Milt Priggee - www.miltpriggee.com - Video Game Consoles - English - video game consoles, computer, play station, xbox, sony, microsoft,


In Class-
cnnstudentnews.com for Friday, 6 DEC 2012

1. How many years was Nelson Mandela jailed in South Africa?
2. What was that government's practice of separating the races called?
3. Why do you think Pearl Harbor has such an enduring legacy in the minds of many Americans?
4. What is the Federal minimum wage?
Do these fast food protesters have a valid point? Explain.

PRESENT
Conspiracy Theory Team Project (60 points)
P.O.L.E. Approach


The Philadelphia Experiment
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uB0CXDmKNvY

E of L-
What is the most pressing issue or problem in our near future? Why?
(Explain/defend your response with 5-7 sentences)

--WEDNESDAY - 4 DEC 2013--

WU-
cnnstudentnews.com for Wednesday, 2 DEC 2013
1. What countries is Vice President Joe Biden visiting on his current trip?
According to the report, why is the international community concerned about this region?
How has the United States responded to China's declaration?

2. What are some arguments for and against online sales taxes?
What is the current status of a legal challenge brought by two Internet retailers against an online tax?
According to the report, what might the future hold for online sales taxes?

3. What world record did fans of the Seattle Seahawks NFL team set this season?
How do decibel levels at CenturyLink Field compare to the levels of other noises?

In Class-
Work Time
Conspiracy Theory Team Project (60 points)
P.O.L.E. Approach

(DUE and PRESENTED - FRIDAY 6 DEC 2013)

E of L-
Conspiracy Theory Team Project (60 points)
P.O.L.E. Approach

(DUE and PRESENTED - FRIDAY 6 DEC 2013)

--MONDAY - 2 DEC 2013--

WU-
I provide the topic...you provide the current event:
1. Economy
2. Sports
3. Politics
4. Space
5. Environment or ?

In Class-
E of L due...

Watch cnnstudentnews.com for 2 DEC 2013
ANSWER:
1. What is known about yesterday's train derailment in New York City?
2. What do the acronyms HIV and AIDS stand for? What's the connection between HIV and AIDS? What facts are given in the program about World AIDS Day?
3. What different perspectives are given on the current status of the enrollment website for the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)?
4. What do people in the report say about the "honorary sixth man" on the Warner Pacific College women's basketball team?

Urban legend...myth...conspiracy
Definitions
conspire-
conspiracy-
conspiracy theory-

and
examples...





E of L-
Conspiracy Theory Team Project (60 points)
P.O.L.E. Approach

(DUE and PRESENTED - FRIDAY 6 DEC 2013)

--THURSDAY - 21 NOV 2013--

WU-
Political Cartoon THURSDAY!
Joe Heller - Green Bay Press-Gazette - Ford  Zimmerman - English - Rob ford, george zimmerman, USA, Canada
Joe Heller - Green Bay Press-Gazette - Ford Zimmerman - English - Rob ford, george zimmerman, USA, Canada



Nate Beeler - The Columbus Dispatch - George Zimmerman COLOR - English - george zimmerman, trayvon martin, arrested, guns, hoodie, supporters, florida, stand your ground, race
Nate Beeler - The Columbus Dispatch - George Zimmerman COLOR - English - george zimmerman, trayvon martin, arrested, guns, hoodie, supporters, florida, stand your ground, race



Steve Sack - The Minneapolis Star Tribune - Website Fix COLOR - English - Obamacare, website, ACA
Steve Sack - The Minneapolis Star Tribune - Website Fix COLOR - English - Obamacare, website, ACA



David Fitzsimmons - The Arizona Star - JFK - English - JFK
David Fitzsimmons - The Arizona Star - JFK - English - JFK



Andy Singer - Politicalcartoons.com - Monuments to the Dead - English - John,F,Kennedy,Kennedys,Kennedies,JFK,jfk,kennedy,assassination,president,presidents,monument,grave,graves,tomb,tombs,1963,Lee,Harvey,Oswald,Giza,pyramids,pyramid,Taj,Mahal,Abe,Lincoln,Memorial,memorials,videos,films,books,media,articles,press
Andy Singer - Politicalcartoons.com - Monuments to the Dead - English - John,F,Kennedy,Kennedys,Kennedies,JFK,jfk,kennedy,assassination,president,presidents,monument,grave,graves,tomb,tombs,1963,Lee,Harvey,Oswald,Giza,pyramids,pyramid,Taj,Mahal,Abe,Lincoln,Memorial,memorials,videos,films,books,media,articles,press



Paresh Nath - The Khaleej Times, UAE - Lessons of Typhoon COLOR - English - Typhoon, Haiyan, Philippines, Katrina, hurricane, climate change politics, global warming, natural disasters, rising sea level, threat to world, apocalypse, climate talks
Paresh Nath - The Khaleej Times, UAE - Lessons of Typhoon COLOR - English - Typhoon, Haiyan, Philippines, Katrina, hurricane, climate change politics, global warming, natural disasters, rising sea level, threat to world, apocalypse, climate talks

In Class-
TYPED PERSUASIVE ESSAY DUE!

WATCH cnnstudentnews.com for THURSDAY, 21 NOV 2013
1. Define sanctions-
2. What's the status of nuclear talks regarding Iran's controversial nuclear program?
3. Who is CNN's Hero of the Year? What announcement did he make on the program?
4. How many active NASA missions are currently studying Mars?

LOCAL
STATE
NATIONAL
INTERNATIONAL
GALACTICAL

JFK Conspiracy - Jesse Ventura - TruTV
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGY65fJIa2M
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65N3eP2yvbQ

E OF L-
HISTORICAL BACKGROUND

1. 5 W's of Thanksgiving Holiday

2. What are some

Political issues-
Economic issues-
Social Issues-

connected to this holiday?

--FRIDAY - 15 NOV 2013--

WU-

Nate Beeler - The Columbus Dispatch - Early X-Mas COLOR - English - christmas, barack obama, thanksgiving, holiday, gop, republicans, elephant, health care, website, web, site, popularity, obamacare
Nate Beeler - The Columbus Dispatch - Early X-Mas COLOR - English - christmas, barack obama, thanksgiving, holiday, gop, republicans, elephant, health care, website, web, site, popularity, obamacare





Dave Granlund - Politicalcartoons.com - Thanksgiving table etiquette - English - Thanksgiving, guests, taboo, politics, native Americans, Indians, sports team names, mascots, feast, table, thankful,
Dave Granlund - Politicalcartoons.com - Thanksgiving table etiquette - English - Thanksgiving, guests, taboo, politics, native Americans, Indians, sports team names, mascots, feast, table, thankful,



Dave Granlund - Politicalcartoons.com - Obamacare fix - English - Obama, healthcare, ACA, affordable healthcare act, ambulance, flat, rollout, bandaid, president, website, glitches, flaws
Dave Granlund - Politicalcartoons.com - Obamacare fix - English - Obama, healthcare, ACA, affordable healthcare act, ambulance, flat, rollout, bandaid, president, website, glitches, flaws



Paresh Nath - The Khaleej Times, UAE - China's Reforms COLOR - English - China, Third plenum meeting, reforms in China, red carpets, vested interest groups, bull, reform spoiler
Paresh Nath - The Khaleej Times, UAE - China's Reforms COLOR - English - China, Third plenum meeting, reforms in China, red carpets, vested interest groups, bull, reform spoiler


Deng Coy Miel - Singapore - Haiyan Supertyphoon - English - Haiyan Supertyphoon, typhoon, yolanda
Deng Coy Miel - Singapore - Haiyan Supertyphoon - English - Haiyan Supertyphoon, typhoon, yolanda



Aislin - The Montreal Gazette - Toronto mayor Rob Ford - English - Toronto mayor, Rob Ford
Aislin - The Montreal Gazette - Toronto mayor Rob Ford - English - Toronto mayor, Rob Ford





In Class-
E of L Check - types of military service found throughout the world
(types,definitions,where in the world?)

YOUR political cartoon

WATCH cnnstudentnews.com for FRIDAY, 15 NOV 2013
1. What was the president's solution to fix the Obamacare insurance cancellation problem that has arisen? Describe a problem with this proposed solution.
2. List 2 problems in the Philippines following the super typhoon.
3. What is OSHA? What is the lawsuit that it is involved with?

LOCAL
Flood roads being opened up (Hwys 36, 7...)
Work on Carter Lake
Thompson Valley Gymnastics

STATE
Broncos win
Denver public marijuana consumption ordinance

NATIONAL
Rand Paul

INTERNATIONAL
Tropical storm devastates Philippines
Iran's nuclear program - true overtures to peace?

GALACTICAL
Satellite coming back to Earth

Sochi Olympics OR World Cup-Brazil
-When?
Costs / Benefits Analysis
-Economic/Employment impact
-Political concerns impact
-Social concerns?

How does our military work? Can anyone be part of it? Do you have to join?

Volunteer or Draft Military? - video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1C4vy6BACw&playnext=1&list=PLA1F2F3395FFD4B7D&feature=results_main
Response questions:
1. What was the fist war in which large numbers of Americans resisted the draft?
2. Is an all-volunteer military an army of mercenaries?
3. Are volunteers more qualified than draftees? Why? Are they more motivated? Why?
4. Should military service be a matter of individual choice, or a requirement of citizenship? Why?

E OF L-
Types of Military Service:
(DEFINE EACH and PROVIDE EXAMPLES OF COUNTRIES THAT USE THIS TYPE)
1-Military Draft
2-Volunteer Service
3-Compulsory/Conscript Service


--WEDNESDAY - 13 NOV 2013--

WU-
READ "When Playing Video Games Means Sitting On Life's Sidelines"
http://www.npr.org/2013/10/20/238095806/when-playing-video-games-means-sitting-on-lifes-sidelines
ANSWER:
1. What is considered "technology addiction? (What does it look like?
How would you define or describe it?)
2. Why don't they use a gradual-level-of-success approach to the reSTART program?
3. Describe how this treatment center is run. What do participants do?
4. Is there evidence of a growing trend of technology addiction? Explain
5. Do you have a potential problem? Why?

In Class-
WATCH cnnstudentnews.com for WEDNESDAY, 13 NOV 2013

1. What reportedly happened during international negotiations regarding Iran's nuclear program? What's the next step regarding this issue?

2. What is the tallest building in the world?
Do you think One World Trade Center should be considered the tallest building in the U.S.?

3. According to the report, what was found inside a desk bought on the Internet?
What did the desk's new owners do with what they found?

Your political cartoons

LOCAL
Flood roads being opened up (Hwys 36, 7...)
Work on Carter Lake
Thompson Valley Gymnastics

STATE
Broncos win
Denver public marijuana consumption ordinance

NATIONAL
Rand Paul

INTERNATIONAL
Tropical storm devastates Philippines
Iran's nuclear program - true overtures to peace?

GALACTICAL
Satellite coming back to Earth

FINISH
Persuasive Presentations
*chart of each presentation -
(political/economic/social...)
-their view
-one reason why

Sochi Olympics OR World Cup-Brazil
-When?
Costs / Benefits Analysis
-Economic/Employment impact
-Political concerns impact
-Social concerns?

E OF L-
-What are the different types of military service found throughout the world?
For each one:
-Name
-Define
-Identify one country where this type is used

--MONDAY - 11 NOV 2013--

WU-
http://www.va.gov/opa/vetsday/
Veterans Day
-former name?
-history
-purpose

In Class-
WATCH cnnstudentnews.com for MONDAY, 11 NOV 2013
1. What was the impact of Typhoon Haiyan as described in today's program? What is this storm's predicted path?
2. Why has the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) been in the news lately? What did people in the report say about this law?
3. What did you learn about Veterans Day from today's program? If you could interview a veteran, what would you ask them?

LOCAL

STATE

NATIONAL

INTERNATIONAL

GALACTICAL

FINISH
Persuasive Presentations
*chart of each presentation -
(political/economic/social...)
-their view
-one reason why

Political cartoons to share!

E OF L-
Sochi Olympics OR World Cup-Brazil
-When?
Costs / Benefits Analysis
-Economic/Employment impact
-Political concerns impact
-Social concerns?

--THURSDAY - 7 NOV 2013--

WU-
POLITICAL CARTOON THURSDAY!
David Fitzsimmons - The Arizona Star - Liar Liar - English - healthcare
David Fitzsimmons - The Arizona Star - Liar Liar - English - healthcare





Steve Greenberg - VCReporter, Ventura. CA - Food stamp committee - English - food stamps,SNAP,House,Congress,Republicans, GOP,GOP,hunger
Steve Greenberg - VCReporter, Ventura. CA - Food stamp committee - English - food stamps,SNAP,House,Congress,Republicans, GOP,GOP,hunger






Jimmy Margulies - The Record of Hackensack, NJ - NFL locker room bullying  color - English - NFL, NFL locker room bullying, Miami Dolphins, NFL hazing
Jimmy Margulies - The Record of Hackensack, NJ - NFL locker room bullying color - English - NFL, NFL locker room bullying, Miami Dolphins, NFL hazing




Bill Day - Cagle Cartoons - GOP SEEING STARS   color - English - Tea Party, extremism, GOP, wingnut, election
Bill Day - Cagle Cartoons - GOP SEEING STARS color - English - Tea Party, extremism, GOP, wingnut, election



external image images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSI6-okWfK2GeuY4xNT3fl2kRWsxTvgoPaktc7MJEr9G94ye-xJyw

WATCH cnnstudentnews.com for THURSDAY, 7 NOV 2013In Class-

Mayor Ford - denying
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwfMD1BFKTE
Jon Stewart's take on it
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CUBx5umMw0
Jimmy Kimmel's take...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aO7oZpgFszE

LOCAL
-Thompson School Board elections
-BHS volleyball had regionals this past weekend

STATE
-Marijuana referendum
-51st State
-Middle School students break into DPS school
-John Fox has heart surgery

NATIONAL
-Gary Kubiak faints/has mini stroke
-Bears beat Packers at Lambeau
-cellphones can be used in airplane mode says FAA
-LAX airport shooting
-NJ mall shooting

INTERNATIONAL
-NSA email tapping

GALACTICAL
-Hybrid eclipse

Persuasive Presentations
*chart of each presentation -
(political/economic/social...)
-their view
-one reason why

E OF L-
Current Events Quiz for Week of 3 NOV 2013
(go to link and write your answers on separate paper)

http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/11/04/weekly-news-quiz-oct-29-nov-4-2013/?_r=0#more-139162

Find a political cartoon about an issue NOT shown in class

--TUESDAY - 5 NOV 2013--

WU-
Appropriate Halloween costume?
http://shine.yahoo.com/healthy-living/woman-s-boston-marathon-bombing-costume--what-it-says-about-everyone-205502002.html
1. Appropriate Halloween costume? Defend your stance.
2. What are the 2 sides this costume?
3. When is it "okay"? When is it "too soon"?

In Class-
cnnstudentnews.com for TUESDAY, 5 NOV 2013
1. What were some of the electoral events described in today's program?

2. Who is Edward Snowden? Why did he leave the United States?
What do you think about Edward Snowden's actions?

3. If a solar flare occurs on the sun, about how long would it take to be seen through a telescope on Earth?



Current Events for Week of 4 NOV 2013:
LOCAL
-Thompson School Board elections
-BHS volleyball had regionals this past weekend

STATE
-Marijuana referendum
-51st State
-Middle School students break into DPS school
-John Fox has heart surgery

NATIONAL
-Gary Kubiak faints/has mini stroke
-Bears beat Packers at Lambeau
-cellphones can be used in airplane mode says FAA
-LAX airport shooting
-NJ mall shooting

INTERNATIONAL
-NSA email tapping

GALACTICAL
-Hybrid eclipse


Capital Punishment work time - laptops/IMC
DUE NEXT CLASS - THURSDAY, 7 NOV 2013
Solo or with a Partner:
-Create a PERSUASIVE PRESENTATION (prezi, ppt, glogster, imovie, etc.)
-Audience is CO Legislature and Board of Corrections
-Support or Stop the present use of the death penalty in CO
...think of it as an active paragraph, you give the intro. argument, body of your evidence, conclude it by wrapping it all together
-Bibliography (3 or more correctly cited sources)


E OF L-
DUE NEXT CLASS - THURSDAY, 7 NOV 2013
Solo or with a Partner:
-Create a PERSUASIVE PRESENTATION (prezi, ppt, glogster, imovie, etc.)
-Audience is CO Legislature and Board of Corrections
-Support or Stop the present use of the death penalty in CO
...think of it as an active paragraph, you give the intro. argument, body of your evidence, conclude it by wrapping it all together
-Bibliography (3 or more correctly cited sources)

--FRIDAY - 1 NOV 2013--

WU-
POLITICAL CARTOON FRIDAY!
Jimmy Margulies - The Record of Hackensack, NJ - Obama apologies color - English - Obamacare website, Kathleen Sebelius, NSA spying on allies, Obama
Jimmy Margulies - The Record of Hackensack, NJ - Obama apologies color - English - Obamacare website, Kathleen Sebelius, NSA spying on allies, Obama




Daryl Cagle - CagleCartoons.com - GOP Grave Dance COLOR - English - elephants,GOP,republican,Obamacare,Kathleen Sebelius,Kansas Governor,Health and Human Services,secretary,cabinet,congress,grave
Daryl Cagle - CagleCartoons.com - GOP Grave Dance COLOR - English - elephants,GOP,republican,Obamacare,Kathleen Sebelius,Kansas Governor,Health and Human Services,secretary,cabinet,congress,grave



Luojie - China Daily, China - Halloween - English - Halloween,Eavesdrop,Europe,USA,NSA
Luojie - China Daily, China - Halloween - English - Halloween,Eavesdrop,Europe,USA,NSA



Bill Day - Cagle Cartoons - The BLAME GAME   color - English - NSA, US public, George Bush, Barack Obama, blame
Bill Day - Cagle Cartoons - The BLAME GAME color - English - NSA, US public, George Bush, Barack Obama, blame



Dave Granlund - Politicalcartoons.com - Red Sox 2013 Champs - English - Boston, Boston Red Sox, Red Sox, Bosox, Fenway, Halloween, World Series, 2013, Cardinals, St Louis, Cards, 1918, Baseball MLB, winners, Champions, number one, Boston Strong, Massachusetts, MA, New England
Dave Granlund - Politicalcartoons.com - Red Sox 2013 Champs - English - Boston, Boston Red Sox, Red Sox, Bosox, Fenway, Halloween, World Series, 2013, Cardinals, St Louis, Cards, 1918, Baseball MLB, winners, Champions, number one, Boston Strong, Massachusetts, MA, New England


In Class-
COLLECT the HW (the 2 - 1/2 sheets of paper)
UPFRONT Magazine (October 28, 2013)
"A New Cold War?"
AND
"World Affairs Annual: Atlas"

REMIND 101

WATCH cnnstudentnews.com for FRIDAY, 1 NOV 2013

1. What is the new FAA policy on the use of cellphones on flights?

2. Has the goal of clearing all of Syria's chemical weapons been met?

What is the next step?

3. (finish the sentence) Off the coast of Portugal, Carlos Burle...

4. Daylight savings time - what is it? When does it officially happen?

6. What Major League Baseball team won this year's World Series? When is the last time they won it at home?

Why do you think that some sports receive more media coverage than others?



CURRENT EVENTS FOR WEEK OF 28 OCT:
NSA - phone tapping of Europeans (Merkel, etc.)
Lyons, CO residents returning
Redskins name fight continues
Berthoud PD officer arrested
Berthoud CC boys go to state (and Kiah)
Berthoud football wins
Katy Perry sings at Lakewood HS
Roma children in Europe
Obamacare website down
World Series - BoSox

Political-
(What are some of the bigger question or concerns from this video?)
PBS - death penalty discussion
http://video.pbs.org/video/2137433490/

Social / Emotional
http://soundportraits.org/on-air/witness_to_an_execution/
Sensory Chart
See-
Hear-
Taste-
Feel-
Smell-

E OF L-
Solo or Partners:
-Create a PERSUASIVE PRESENTATION (prezi, ppt, glogster, imovie, etc.)
-Audience is CO Legislature and Board of Corrections
-Support or Stop the present use of the death penalty in CO
...think of it as an active paragraph, you give the intro. argument, body of your evidence, conclude it by wrapping it all together
-Bibliography (3 or more correctly cited sources)

--WEDNESDAY - 30 OCT 2013--

WU-
READ page 4 in new UPFRONT Magazine (28 OCT 2013)
Do the following:
TOP STORY
-How far would you travel? Why?
BOTTOM STORY
-Summarize

In Class-
COLLECT the HW (just the 2 - 1/2 sheets of paper)

WATCH cnnstudentnews.com for WEDNESDAY, 30 OCT 2013
*They should come up with THREE questions of their own from today's program.

CURRENT EVENTS FOR WEEK OF 28 OCT:
NSA - phone tapping of Europeans (Merkel, etc.)
Lyons, CO residents returning
Redskins name fight continues
Berthoud PD officer arrested
Berthoud CC boys go to state (and Kiah)
Berthoud football wins
Katy Perry sings at Lakewood HS
Roma children in Europe
Obamacare website down


The rest of class time can be dedicated to doing the E of L (HW)
with the computers in the IMC laptops

Evidence of Learning-
PART 1
Use new UPFRONT Magazine (October 28, 2013) to answer:
1/2 sheet handout "A New Cold War?"
AND
1/2 sheet handout ""World Affairs Annual: Atlas"
PART 2
Death Penalty in CO and Elsewhere - RESEARCH


--MONDAY - 28 OCT 2013--

WU-
READ page 3 in new UPFRONT Magazine (28 OCT 2013)
ANSWER the following from both mini stories:
TOP STORY
1. Why would China build these "copycat cities"?
2. What do you think of it? Is it taking someone else "intellectual property"?
Should this type of thing be protected?
BOTTOM STORY
3. What is South Korea encouraging? Why?
4. How are the way newer generations operate conflicting with older match-making traditions?
5. What are your thoughts on this approach to dating?

In Class-
Check/Discuss E of L

cnnstudentnews.com for Monday, 28 OCT 2013

1. What were some newly discovered animal and plant species announced by the World Wildlife Fund? Where were these species found?
2. What were the circumstances surrounding an NFL game played in London yesterday? What did people in the report say about the NFL's series of games in London?
3. What race did Darrell Wallace, Jr. win this past weekend? Why is his victory considered significant?

4. Why might a government security agency try to collect information about citizens and world leaders? What might the organization risk in trying to do so?
5.
What might be the benefits and challenges of expanding a professional sports franchise into a new market? How might a team's owners measure success? Do you think that an NFL team in London would be successful?

CURRENT EVENTS FOR WEEK OF 28 OCT:
NSA - phone tapping of Europeans (Merkel, etc.)
Lyons, CO residents returning
Redskins name fight continues
Berthoud PD officer arrested
Berthoud CC boys go to state (and Kiah)
Berthoud football wins
Katy Perry sings at Lakewood HS
Roma children in Europe
Obamacare website down


Death Penalty vs. Life Imprisonment
+/- +/-

New UPFRONT Magazine (October 28, 2013)
http://upfront.scholastic.com/issues/10_28_13/book



Evidence of Learning-
PART 1
Use new UPFRONT Magazine (October 28, 2013) to answer:
1/2 sheet handout "World Leaders to Watch"
AND
1/2 sheet handout ""World Affairs Annual: Alamanac"
PART 2
Capital Punishment - background (handout) - RESEARCH


--TUESDAY - 22 OCT 2013--

WU-
Political Cartoon TUESDAY!
Eric Allie - Caglecartoons.com - Arreglando Fallos / COLOR - English - Barack,Obama,presidente,USA,Salud,cuidado,ley,Obamacare,accesible,falla,democratas
Eric Allie - Caglecartoons.com - Arreglando Fallos / COLOR - English - Barack,Obama,presidente,USA,Salud,cuidado,ley,Obamacare,accesible,falla,democratas





Wolverton - Cagle Cartoons - Big Agribusiness Land Grab - English - Agriculture, Farming, Farmers, Agribusiness, Monoculture, Land, Land reform
Wolverton - Cagle Cartoons - Big Agribusiness Land Grab - English - Agriculture, Farming, Farmers, Agribusiness, Monoculture, Land, Land reform






Luojie - China Daily, China - Endless - English - US,debt ceiling,GOP,DEM,Endless
Luojie - China Daily, China - Endless - English - US,debt ceiling,GOP,DEM,Endless







Joep Bertrams - The Netherlands - malignant - English - nsa, obama, spying, surveillance, tapping,
Joep Bertrams - The Netherlands - malignant - English - nsa, obama, spying, surveillance, tapping,




In Class-
cnnstudentnews.com for Tuesday, 22 OCT 2013

1. What problems have been associated with the enrollment website for the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)? What different perspectives do elected officials have on these problems?

2. When does hurricane season officially end? How does the number of hurricanes so far this year compare to that of previous years?

3. What is unique about the Mexico City hospital building described in today's program?
4. How would you rate or compare the smog in China or Mexico with the smog here in the U.S.? (compare/contrast)



Collect / Discuss E of L

-Drone article (annotation and questions)
-That's Good - That's Bad

Current Events Quiz for Week of
TOPICS THIS WEEK:

Amendment 66
http://gazette.com/amendment-66-big-debate-is-on-guarantees-for-spending-new-money/article/1507993

*What do proponents AND opponents say about amendment 66?

Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) Meltdown
http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2013/10/22/239197047/how-politics-set-the-stage-for-the-obamacare-website-meltdown
*How might have politics played a part in its very rocky start?
*What would you do to fix it? Explain using reason, detail, fact.

Evidence of Learning-
RESEARCH
Death Penalty vs. Life Imprisonment
+/- +/-
1. Construct a chart looking at each.
-The more background information the better! Facts, Facts, Facts!
2. Which do you feel is more appropriate? Why? Explain. (5 or more sentences)

--FRIDAY - 18 OCT 2013--

WU-
Political Cartoon FRIDAY!
Jeff Darcy - The Cleveland Plain Dealer - Government shutdown ends - English - Government shutdown
Jeff Darcy - The Cleveland Plain Dealer - Government shutdown ends - English - Government shutdown



Pat Bagley - Salt Lake Tribune - National Park Takeover - English -
Pat Bagley - Salt Lake Tribune - National Park Takeover - English -



Schot - De Volkskrant, Netherlands - Debt ceiling raised again - English - dollar, usa, debt ceiling, debt, treasury, government shut down, t-bills, debtor nation, business, default, budget, budget deal
Schot - De Volkskrant, Netherlands - Debt ceiling raised again - English - dollar, usa, debt ceiling, debt, treasury, government shut down, t-bills, debtor nation, business, default, budget, budget deal


Bill Day - Cagle Cartoons - EGG FACE    - English - GOP, shutdown, Congress, Obama, egg, face, elephant
Bill Day - Cagle Cartoons - EGG FACE - English - GOP, shutdown, Congress, Obama, egg, face, elephant


Nate Beeler - The Columbus Dispatch - Next Crisis COLOR - English - debt, crisis, republican, gop, democrat, party, partisan, deal, ceiling, limit, spending, budget, shutdown, government, congress, washington, politics, cr, continuing resolution, battle, rubble
Nate Beeler - The Columbus Dispatch - Next Crisis COLOR - English - debt, crisis, republican, gop, democrat, party, partisan, deal, ceiling, limit, spending, budget, shutdown, government, congress, washington, politics, cr, continuing resolution, battle, rubble


In Class-
Collect / Discuss E of L

cnnstudentnews.com for Thursday, 18 OCT 2013

Current Events Quiz for Week of 14 OCT - 18 OCT

TOPICS THIS WEEK:

(added Wed. 16 OCT)
Oarfish off coast of CA found
Oreos are addictive
Newest Medal of Honor recipient
Somali pirate tricked to star in movie
Is there finally a budget/debt ceiling deal in Congress
Colts owner talking smack on Manning?
North Dakota oil spill
Berthoud PD
Iran / Israel - the latest

(added Mon. 14 OCT)
Federal Government Shutdown
Debt Ceiling
National Parks
Denver Broncos
Washington Redskins
http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/sports/2013/10/08/exp-lead-intv-ray-halbritteroneida-indian-nation-nfl-redskins-name.cnn.html
http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nfl-shutdown-corner/bob-costas-during-halftime-nbc-sunday-night-football-022727321--nfl.html
Lost hunter in CA...found!
http://www.cnn.com/2013/10/14/us/california-missing-man/index.html?hpt=hp_c2
India Cyclone

Jimmy Kimmel - Debt Ceiling Fan :)
http://www.salon.com/2013/10/17/must_see_morning_clip_jimmy_kimmel_live_asks_people_about_debt_ceiling_fans_and_sequester_furloughs/singleton/

5th Estate / NSA / Wikileaks

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZT1wb8_tcYU


READ Time Magazine "Drone" article

HERE is the LINK:

http://content.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2135132-1,00.html
OR
HERE is the ATTACHMENT:
Time.Drone.article.pdf
Time.Drone.article.pdf

Time.Drone.article.pdf


ANNOTATE the reading (notes, questions, thoughts, etc.)
ANSWER:
1. What are the best uses of drones? Worst uses?
2. Your thoughts/opinions...Are they a violation of privacy? Are they dangerous?
3. Should the uses of them be more closely monitored? Explain.
4. Create an FAA draft proposal for drone licensure and usage in the U.S.
(requirements, types, age, operation, location, allowed/prohibited uses...)

Evidence of Learning-
READ Time Magazine "Drone" article

HERE is the LINK:

http://content.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2135132-1,00.html

OR

HERE is the ATTACHMENT:
Time.Drone.article.pdf
Time.Drone.article.pdf

Time.Drone.article.pdf


ANNOTATE the reading (notes, questions, thoughts, etc.)
ANSWER:
1. What are the best uses of drones? Worst uses?
2. Your thoughts/opinions...Are they a violation of privacy? Are they dangerous?
3. Should the uses of them be more closely monitored? Explain.

4. Create an FAA draft proposal for drone licensure and usage in the U.S.

(requirements, types, age, operation, location, allowed/prohibited uses...)

--WEDNESDAY - 16 OCT 2013--

WU-
gullible-
adjective \ˈgə-lə-bəl\. : easily fooled or cheated; especially : quick to believe something that is not true. Full Definition of GULLIBLE. : easily duped or cheated.

1. How gullible do you think you are? Why?
2. Why do you think some people are more gullible than others?

LISTEN TO / READ the following story:
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=234887641
3. Why was capturing this specific pirate such a big deal? Explain.
4. How come this sting operation worked so well?
5. What insight does this give us into the lives of Somali pirates? What are they like?

In Class-
Collect / Discuss E of L


cnnstudentnews.com for Wednesday, 16 OCT 2013
1. What is at the center of the international debate over Iran's nuclear program?
2. Describe the effects of an earthquake that struck the Philippines yesterday.
3. For what actions did U.S. Army Capt. William Swenson receive the Medal of Honor?
4. Do you generally go out to eat for the food, for social reasons, or for a combination of the two? Would you want to eat at the restaurant featured in the report?

TOPICS THIS WEEK:

(added Wed. 16 OCT)
Oarfish off coast of CA found
Oreos are addictive
Newest Medal of Honor recipient
Somali pirate tricked to star in movie
Is there finally a budget/debt ceiling deal in Congress
Colts owner talking smack on Manning?
North Dakota oil spill
Berthoud PD
Iran / Israel - the latest

(added Mon. 14 OCT)
Federal Government Shutdown
Debt Ceiling
National Parks
Denver Broncos
Washington Redskins
http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/sports/2013/10/08/exp-lead-intv-ray-halbritteroneida-indian-nation-nfl-redskins-name.cnn.html
http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nfl-shutdown-corner/bob-costas-during-halftime-nbc-sunday-night-football-022727321--nfl.html
Lost hunter in CA...found!
http://www.cnn.com/2013/10/14/us/california-missing-man/index.html?hpt=hp_c2
India Cyclone

Evidence of Learning-
1-RESEARCH the 5 W's of EACH Current Event Topics (added Wed. 16 OCT) and (added Mon. 14 OCT)
2-STUDY FOR QUIZ ON THESE TOPICS NEXT CLASS

--MONDAY - 14 OCT 2013--

WU-
What is a current event that happened at each level:
Local-
State-
National-
International-
Galactical?

In Class-
Collect / Discuss E of L -CO Flood Research article/responses

cnnstudentnews.com for Monday, 14 OCT 2013

1. Approximately how many people were temporarily relocated in India, and why?

2. What national parks and monuments were reopened recently? Why had they been closed?

3. According to Malala Yousafzai, what are some things that terrorists are afraid of?

4. What challenges do you think that Coast Guard Lt. La'Shanda Jones may have faced throughout her life? What are your thoughts on Lt. Jones' story?


snl - gravity :)

http://www.hulu.com/watch/544714


"Oh, That's Good!"
"No, That's Bad!"
A little boy’s trip to the zoo with his parents turns into an adventure when his balloon lifts

him into the air and then gets popped by a tree deep in the jungle. After falling into the

river, the boy begins a series of “bad” and “good” encounters with several different

animals, until finally a stork delivers him safely back to his parents

Now, try it -
Columbus Day

TOPICS THIS WEEK:
Federal Government Shutdown
Debt Ceiling
National Parks
Denver Broncos
Washington Redskins
http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/sports/2013/10/08/exp-lead-intv-ray-halbritteroneida-indian-nation-nfl-redskins-name.cnn.html
http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nfl-shutdown-corner/bob-costas-during-halftime-nbc-sunday-night-football-022727321--nfl.html
Lost hunter in CA...found!
http://www.cnn.com/2013/10/14/us/california-missing-man/index.html?hpt=hp_c2
India Cyclone

Evidence of Learning-
Upfront Magazine (Oct. 7, 2013 issue)
http://upfront.scholastic.com/issues/10_07_13/book
2 ARTICLES to READ and RESPOND to...
READ these:
1-"Going to War: Who Decides?" (pages 6-9)
and
2-"The Newest Americans" (use pages 14-15 to assist you)
RESPOND to this:


--THURSDAY - 10 OCT 2013--

WU-
Political Cartoon THURSDAY!
1-
RJ Matson - Roll Call - Mount Rushmore Presidents Embarrassed by Government Shutdown-COLOR - English - Mount Rushmore Presidents Embarrassed by Government Shutdown,Government Shutdown, National Parks, Mount Rushmore
RJ Matson - Roll Call - Mount Rushmore Presidents Embarrassed by Government Shutdown-COLOR - English - Mount Rushmore Presidents Embarrassed by Government Shutdown,Government Shutdown, National Parks, Mount Rushmore



2-
Eric Allie - Caglecartoons.com - ObamaCare Launch COLOR - English - obamacare, obama, ACA, glitches, fail
Eric Allie - Caglecartoons.com - ObamaCare Launch COLOR - English - obamacare, obama, ACA, glitches, fail




3-
Nate Beeler - The Columbus Dispatch - Boehner Hatches a Plan COLOR - English - john boehner, government, shutdown, barack obama, vladimir putin, russia, negotiate, politics, congress, house, republican, gop, obamacare, spending
Nate Beeler - The Columbus Dispatch - Boehner Hatches a Plan COLOR - English - john boehner, government, shutdown, barack obama, vladimir putin, russia, negotiate, politics, congress, house, republican, gop, obamacare, spending




4-
Joe Heller - Green Bay Press-Gazette - Gravity - English - Gravity, leaves, leaf, movie, raking, autumn, fall
Joe Heller - Green Bay Press-Gazette - Gravity - English - Gravity, leaves, leaf, movie, raking, autumn, fall


In Class-
E of L Check

cnnstudentnews.com for Thursday, 10 OCT 2013
1. The U.S. suspended some of the military aid it gives to what North African nation, due to unrest there?
2. Who is the current head of the Federal Reserve Bank? Who has been nominated to replace him?
3. According to the report, what might be some of the consequences if the debt ceiling isn't raised and the U.S. defaults on its debt?
4.What do you think might be some of the challenges of understanding the role of the Federal Reserve? What questions might the U.S. Senate ask President Obama's nominee for Federal Reserve chair?

QUIZ TIME...THIS TIME IT'S MINE!

3 Level Questioning
Level 1 - You can point to the answer right in the text (text to text)
Level 2 - You have to look between the lines using inference/background knowledge (text to self)
Level 3 - You are creating a question that may be a discussion topic - a kind of synthesis / it is more global in scale (text to world)

USE Upfront Magazine 11 MAR 2013
http://upfront.scholastic.com/top_news/2011/10/battle-over-the-paddle
-Let's hear whatcha got!

YOUR VERY OWN UPFRONT MAGAZINE :)
for October 7, 2013

Evidence of Learning-
http://www.npr.org/2013/10/08/230461400/flood-forensics-why-colorados-floods-were-so-destructive
1. What organization(s) studied this flood? Where was it conducted?
2. How was this storm and flooding different from others in our history? Explain.
3. How will their results from this study/investigation help us with future storms and flooding? Explain.

--TUESDAY - 8 OCT 2013--

WU-
What is a current event that happened at each level:
Local-
State-
National-
International-
Galactical?

In Class-
cnnstudentnews.com for Tuesday, 8 OCT 2013
1. Why did U.S. military forces recently pursue targets in Somalia and Libya?
2. When and why was the U.S. "debt ceiling" created?
3. Describe the debate surrounding the name of the Washington Redskins.
4. What do you know about the history of your own name?

QUIZ TIME!

TOPICS THIS WEEK:
Federal Government Shutdown
Debt Ceiling
National Parks
Denver Broncos
Indy Car Racing
Hwy 119 Status
Miley Cyrus vs. Sinead O'Connor
U.S. Terrorist Raids in Africa
Lakewood High doing some roaring -
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/2013/09/colo-high-schools-katy-perry-roar-lip-dub-video-goes-viral/

Model 3 Level Questioning:
USE Upfront Magazine 11 MAR 2013

http://upfront.scholastic.com/issues/03_11_13/book#/12

READ
“A Portrait of the Artist “ pages 12-15
ANSWER
1. How many times has Handelsman been awarded the Pulitzer Prize? Which years?
2. Why do you think coming up with ideas for editorial cartoons is the most challenging part of the job?
3. What are some of the effects and impact that cartoons have on the p

Evidence of Learning-
(2 PARTS)
1-STUDY FOR QUIZ ON TOPICS COVERED THIS WEEK

2-READ "Battle Over the Paddle" from the Upfront Magazine.
http://upfront.scholastic.com/top_news/2011/10/battle-over-the-paddle
CREATE 3 Level Questions from the article.
3 Level Questioning
Level 1 - You can point to the answer right in the text (text to text)
Level 2 - You have to look between the lines using inference/background knowledge (text to self)
Level 3 - You are creating a question that may be a discussion topic - a kind of synthesis / it is more global in scale (text to world)

--FRIDAY - 4 OCT 2013--

WU-
Road Rage uptick?
http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/bestoftv/2013/10/02/extreme-road-rage-brown-newday.cnn.html
What do you think are causes/effects ... solutions?

In Class-
David Fitzsimmons - The Arizona Star - get over it - English - republicans, affordable care act
David Fitzsimmons - The Arizona Star - get over it - English - republicans, affordable care act






Randy Bish - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - BUTT DIALING, COLOR - English - BUTT DIAL, PHONE, TELEPHONE, PHONES, TECHNOLOGY
Randy Bish - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - BUTT DIALING, COLOR - English - BUTT DIAL, PHONE, TELEPHONE, PHONES, TECHNOLOGY





Arend Van Dam - politicalcartoons.com - Hassan Rohani - English - Hassan Rohani, MidEast, ayatollahs, nuclear weapons
Arend Van Dam - politicalcartoons.com - Hassan Rohani - English - Hassan Rohani, MidEast, ayatollahs, nuclear weapons


cnnstudentnews.com for Friday, 4 OCT 2013
http://www.cnn.com/studentnews/
*YOU CREATE 3 QUESTIONS FROM TODAY'S NEWSCAST!

Caught on hot mike!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsMfg0E2Ekc
Jimmy Kimmel - Obamacare or Affordable Care Act
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mo-VlRAKns

Current Event Topics:
Washington D.C. driver - Thursday Oct. 3
Day 4 Effects of Federal Government Shutdown
Latest on Fukishima Nuclear Plant - Japan
Montana cliff death
Deadly hornets in China
Tropical Storm Karen
Twitter IPO
CO Healthcare Insurance Exchange opened Oct. 1
FBI catches "Dread Pirate Roberts" suspected of running the Silk Road
October 1 - Colorado school attendance count day
*BONUS - Bigfoot lives! (Sasquatch Genome Project)

Evidence of Learning-
CREATE a Multiple Choice Test from the Current Event Topics above

--WEDNESDAY - 2 OCT 2013--

WU-
Using the research you gathered about the U.S. federal government shutdown/slimdown/showdown...
1. What are 3 things you would do immediately to alleviate/fix the gridlock with Congress in Washington, D.C.?

In Class-
cnnstudentnews.com for Monday, 2 OCT 2013
http://www.cnn.com/studentnews/

1. About how many federal government employees were furloughed by the government shutdown? How many continued working?

2. What are some English words that are derived from the Spanish language?

3. What are the main responsibilities of the textile director featured in the program?



4. Do you think Congress and the president should take specific action regarding the government shutdown? If so, what? If not, why not? What do you think might be the short-term and long-term effects of this shutdown?

Veterans Taking on the Shutdown!
http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2013/10/01/veterans-break-past-world-war-ii-memorial-barricade/?hpt=hp_c2

What about the shutdown? ...What did you find out?

PRESENT 5 W's from this current events of the last week
A. Update on CO floods
B. Iran's new president / U.S. relations
C. Obama at the United Nations
D. U.S. government shutdown looming / defunding Obamacare
E. Blackberry phones
F. Kenya mall attack
G. Pittsburgh Pirates baseball team
H. Syria weapons oversight / agreement
I. New Orleans Danzinger bridge retrial
J. Angela Merkel's reelection


Evidence of Learning-
(2 PARTS)
1- GO TO: m.socrative.com
TYPE CLASSROOM #: 283933 and YOUR NAME
TAKE THE QUIZ BY END OF SCHOOL THURSDAY (3PM)

http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2013/10/01/227776072/your-digital-trail-private-company-access
1. Who has access to your digital life?
2. How do they go about getting it?
3. How do you feel about this? Do you feel that you are being digitally watched or followed? Explain.
4. Does this or would this affect they way you digitally communicate or navigate? Why?
5. What is the response from companies that are doing the data collecting?
6. Describe potential problems in the future connected to data collecting and our digital privacy...

--MONDAY - 30 SEPT 2013--

WU-
NY Times Weekly Quiz - Sept. 17-23, 2013


In Class-
cnnstudentnews.com for Monday, 30 SEPT 2013
http://www.cnn.com/studentnews/
1. When is the deadline for Congress and President Obama to work out a deal to avoid a federal government shutdown?
2. What formula converts degrees Celsius to degrees Fahrenheit? If the current temperature is 20 degrees Celsius, what is the temperature in Fahrenheit?
3. What are some of the technologies used by the bomb lab seen in the video? What kinds of information are the analysts trying to gather?

4. What does the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change say about the cause of climate change? What evidence runs counter to the Panel's claim? Do you think that humans are largely responsible for climate change?

Nuts and Bolts of Government - discuss
GDP vs. GNP -
http://www.diffen.com/difference/GDP_vs_GNP
http://www.tradingeconomics.com/united-states/gdp

http://www.cbo.gov/publication/43697
http://www.usdebtclock.org/

http://community.cengage.com/GECResource/blogs/business/archive/2013/01/03/slicing-the-pie-the-big-picture-of-us-spending.aspx
http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2013/08/federal-spending-by-the-numbers-2013

PRESENT 5 W's from this current events of the last week
A. Update on CO floods
B. Iran's new president / U.S. relations
C. Obama at the United Nations
D. U.S. government shutdown looming / defunding Obamacare
E. Blackberry phones
F. Kenya mall attack
G. Pittsburgh Pirates baseball team
H. Syria weapons oversight / agreement
I. New Orleans Danzinger bridge retrial
J. Angela Merkel's reelection

CNN Poll - Government Shutdown
http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/30/politics/cnn-poll-shutdown-blame/index.html?hpt=hp_bn3

Evidence of Learning-
RESEARCH the following information:
1. Do you think a government shutdown will occur at midnight tonight?
2. How could it be avoided? Who is to blame in your mind? Why?
3. If it does happen...how will it affect us? What services will remain? Which services will be closed?
*Overall, how disruptive to our everyday lives will it be?

--THURSDAY - 26 SEPT 2013--

WU-
POLITICAL CARTOON THURSDAY!
1.
Tim Campbell - Indianapolis - Keep Calm - English - Pope Francis, Catholic, Gay Marriage, Human Rights
Tim Campbell - Indianapolis - Keep Calm - English - Pope Francis, Catholic, Gay Marriage, Human Rights




2.
Steve Sack - The Minneapolis Star Tribune - Somali Recruiting COLORLOCAL - English - Somali, jihad, terror
Steve Sack - The Minneapolis Star Tribune - Somali Recruiting COLORLOCAL - English - Somali, jihad, terror





3.
John Cole - The Scranton Times-Tribune - Cruz and Dr Seuss COLOR - English - Tes Cruz, Dr Seuss, Seuss, Green Eggs and Ham, filibuster, Obamacare, GOP, tea party
John Cole - The Scranton Times-Tribune - Cruz and Dr Seuss COLOR - English - Tes Cruz, Dr Seuss, Seuss, Green Eggs and Ham, filibuster, Obamacare, GOP, tea party




4.
Joe Heller - Green Bay Press-Gazette - TV Season - English - TV season, media, iphone, tablets, remotes, network shows, television
Joe Heller - Green Bay Press-Gazette - TV Season - English - TV season, media, iphone, tablets, remotes, network shows, television


In Class-
cnnstudentnews.com for Thursday, 26 SEPT 2013
http://www.cnn.com/studentnews/
1. How did a recent earthquake impact the people and geography of Pakistan?
2. What caused an explosion earlier this year in West, Texas?
3. Who is Scotty McCreery? What is the purpose of the charity he supports?
4. Why might a lawmaker choose to give a long speech on the floor of the U.S. Senate?
5. What is your opinion of the policy shift in Disney theme parks?

What should you expect from the government?
What should the government expect from you?

Nuts and Bolts of Government - discuss

Speaking of "Throw Back"...
http://www.theguardian.com/music/2013/sep/25/kurt-cobain-childhood-home-for-sale

DUE TO THE SENIOR BBQ - WE WILL DO THIS NEXT CLASS - MONDAY, 30 SEPT)
PRESENT 5 W's from this current events of the last week
A. Update on CO floods
B. Iran's new president / U.S. relations
C. Obama at the United Nations
D. U.S. government shutdown looming / defunding Obamacare
E. Blackberry phones
F. Kenya mall attack
G. Pittsburgh Pirates baseball team
H. Syria weapons oversight / agreement
I. New Orleans Danzinger bridge retrial
J. Angela Merkel's reelection

Evidence of Learning-
RESEARCH the following information:
1. What is our national debt? What is latest budget deficit?
2. To whom and what do we owe $ to?
What is the federal government's import trade amount? export trade amount?
3. How much TOTAL $ is spent in the latest federal budget?
4. Where does the money come from or how is it collected?
5. How is the money spent (where does it go / expenditures)?
6. Describe how YOU would change or modify the way our government spends its money.
How would construct the federal government's budget? What would it look like?
*What would be your TOP 5 spending priorities?

QUIZ
"Nuts and Bolts of Government" handout
PRESENT
A. - J. Current Events above

TUESDAY - 24 SEPT 2013

WU-
What should you expect from the government?
What should the government expect from you?

In Class-
cnnstudentnews.com
1. In what Middle Eastern nation were 52 Americans taken hostage in 1979?
2. In what kind of venue are Kenyan authorities investigating a terrorist attack?
3. Who was re-elected as chancellor of Germany?
4. What might be the benefits and drawbacks of a massive assembly of world leaders?
What subjects might come up?

"How to Avoid the Oil Curse" check and discuss

Changes in society since 9/11
9/11 Perspectives from around the World - What did you find?

Nuts and Bolts of Government - discuss

RESEARCH - 5 W's from this current events of the last week (to be presented NEXT CLASS)
A. Update on CO floods
B. Iran's new president / U.S. relations
C. Obama at the United Nations
D. U.S. government shutdown looming / defunding Obamacare
E. Blackberry phones
F. Kenya mall attack
G. Pittsburgh Pirates baseball team
H. Syria weapons oversight / agreement
I. New Orleans Danzinger bridge retrial
J. Angela Merkel's reelection

Evidence of Learning-
1-FINISH 5 W's of your current event
2-In the Upfront Magazine (September 16, 2013)
http://upfront.scholastic.com/issues/09_16_13/book#/12
READ "10 Things You Need to Know About Washington" p.12
RESPOND to the handout


FRIDAY - 20 SEPT 2013

WU-
Take a look at these political cartoons...What are they saying to you?
Mike Keefe - Cagle Cartoons - Earth Habitability COLOR - English - astrobiology; earth; habitable; inhabitable; environment; global; warming; climate; change; toxins; pollution
Mike Keefe - Cagle Cartoons - Earth Habitability COLOR - English - astrobiology; earth; habitable; inhabitable; environment; global; warming; climate; change; toxins; pollution



Nate Beeler - The Columbus Dispatch - Debt Lines COLOR - English - barack obama, gop, congress, republicans, debt, ceiling, budget, limit, tic tac toe, red, line, politics, game, spending, deficit, government, president
Nate Beeler - The Columbus Dispatch - Debt Lines COLOR - English - barack obama, gop, congress, republicans, debt, ceiling, budget, limit, tic tac toe, red, line, politics, game, spending, deficit, government, president



Randy Bish - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - RUSHING THE HOLIDAYS, COLOR - English - HOLIDAY, HOLIDAYS, CHRISTMAS, THANKSGIVING, HALLOWEEN, COMMERCIALISM
Randy Bish - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - RUSHING THE HOLIDAYS, COLOR - English - HOLIDAY, HOLIDAYS, CHRISTMAS, THANKSGIVING, HALLOWEEN, COMMERCIALISM


In Class-
cnnstudentnews.com for 20 SEPT 2013
1. What did Putin recently do that
2. Describe the Republican and Democratic sides to the impasse that could cause a
government shutdown on October 1.
3. What has Starbucks decided to ask its customers to do?
What might the pros and cons be of a company taking a public stance on a political issue?

Research background on types of government / how they function / operate
COMPLETE this handout:


Evidence of Learning-
PART 1
"How to Avoid The Oil Curse" (September 6, 2011 - NPR)
LISTEN / READ the following story:
http://www.npr.org/player/v2/mediaPlayer.html?action=1&t=1&islist=false&id=140110346&m=140228395
RESPOND to these questions:
1. What country discovered oil and took a different approach?
2. How much $ does this country have in reserves (savings)?
2. Describe 1 of the 3 ways that this country overcame the oil curse.
4. Why do you think other countries (primarily those in the Middle East, Africa and South America)
have not tried these policies to avoid the oil curse?

PART 2
Find an article about how a different country or area of the world reacts, remembers, , views, teaches... 9/11.
Print it out.
Write a paragraph summary (5 or more sentences) of the article you have chosen.
Staple them together.


WEDNESDAY - 19 SEPT 2013

WU-
Political Cartoon WEDNESDAY!
1.
Jeff Darcy - The Cleveland Plain Dealer - Colorado Flood  Navy Yard shooting - English - Navy Yard, Colorado flood
Jeff Darcy - The Cleveland Plain Dealer - Colorado Flood Navy Yard shooting - English - Navy Yard, Colorado flood



2.
Steve Sack - The Minneapolis Star Tribune - Syria Pool COLOR - English - Syria, Obama, chemical
Steve Sack - The Minneapolis Star Tribune - Syria Pool COLOR - English - Syria, Obama, chemical



3.
Christopher Weyant - The Hill - GOP Wishes COLOR - English - GOP, Republican, anniversary, economic crash, collapse, great recession, obama, recovery, cake, debt ceiling, government shutdown, congress, tea party
Christopher Weyant - The Hill - GOP Wishes COLOR - English - GOP, Republican, anniversary, economic crash, collapse, great recession, obama, recovery, cake, debt ceiling, government shutdown, congress, tea party



4.
Hajo de Reijger - The Netherlands - putinman - English - Putin, Russia, superman, Syria, attack, strike, missile, US save,
Hajo de Reijger - The Netherlands - putinman - English - Putin, Russia, superman, Syria, attack, strike, missile, US save,


In Class-
EQ / Objective:
How has the U.S. changed since September 11, 2001?

Collect E of L -
"Facebook & Free Speech" (from Upfront May 13, 2013)

Events of 12 years ago...
http://www.channelone.com/the-september-11th-memorial-2/

cnnstudentnews.com
1. What is known about a shooting that happened at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday?
What questions remain unanswered about a shooting at the Washington Navy Yard? How do you think law enforcement is searching for answers to these questions?
2. In what country did the Mount Sinabung volcano erupt?
3. Who is known as the "Father of the U.S. Constitution"?
4. What do you think might be some of the damage associated with massive flooding in Colorado and Mexico? What do you think might be some of the priorities for officials and survivors of flooding? What kinds of repairs and recovery efforts might be needed in the long term?


Discuss
The President's address/speech to the nation tonight (10 SEPT 2013)
-What does he want to do?
-Why?
-Describe some of the reaction to the President's speech (from Republicans and Democrats)

FINISH PRESENTATIONS...really!
U.S. relationships with other countries around the world and divided groups of 7. Each group is investigating the relationship between the U.S. and one of 7 areas of the world (based on our Upfront Magazine Dec.10/17 issue).

NORTH AMERICA
SOUTH AMERICA
AFRICA
MIDDLE EAST
ASIA
EUROPE
OCEANIA

1. Focus on the general relationship with the area
2. pick 1 country from the region to do the following:
(population, economy, politics, military, trade, agreements/treaties, history, etc.)
3. The information and research will be put on glogster.com OR prezi to be presented in the next class.

Evidence of Learning-
(2 PARTS)
PART 1
Research the following...How has life changed in the U.S. since September 11, 2001?
1. Find and write down specific examples (policies, laws, organizations, jobs, public sentiment...) connected to economics, travel, society, military, government, etc.
2. Which of these has had the biggest impact on our lives? Why? Explain.

PART 2
TAKE THE QUIZ! :)
http://www.channelone.com/political_lingo/


MONDAY - 16 SEPT 2013 -- NO SCHOOL


THURSDAY - 12 SEPT 2013 -- NO SCHOOL



TUESDAY - 10 SEPT 2013

WU-
READ "What's for Lunch" from Upfront Magazine (May 13, 2013)
ANSWER the following:
1. What are some of the first things you notice? Which meals look most appealing?
2. Why do you think Andrea Curtis wrote this book?
3. What factors does this photo essay suggest might have an impact
on school-lunch menus around the world?
4. Which nations are seeing big changes to their school lunch programs? Why?

In Class-
EQ / Objective:
How has the U.S. changed since September 11, 2001?

Collect E of L

Events of 12 years ago...What has changed? What has not?
http://www.rd.com/true-stories/inspiring/remembering-september-11-america-changed/?v=print
http://www.policymic.com/articles/14495/9-11-anniversary-5-ways-america-has-changed-forever

cnnstudentnews.com
1. What events lead to Syria's civil war?
2. Why did Malala Yousafzai recently travel to the Netherlands?
3. What criteria did a recent survey use to rank countries' "happiness"?
http://news.yahoo.com/happiest-country-world-110907901.html

Weekend Update, etc.
-Where things stand now...around the world!

FINISH PRESENTATIONS
U.S. relationships with other countries around the world and divided groups of 7. Each group is investigating the relationship between the U.S. and one of 7 areas of the world (based on our Upfront Magazine Dec.10/17 issue).

NORTH AMERICA
SOUTH AMERICA
AFRICA
MIDDLE EAST
ASIA
EUROPE
OCEANIA

1. Focus on the general relationship with the area
2. pick 1 country from the region to do the following:
(population, economy, politics, military, trade, agreements/treaties, history, etc.)
3. The information and research will be put on glogster.com OR prezi to be presented in the next class.

Evidence of Learning-
(2 PARTS)
PART 1
READ "Facebook & Free Speech" (from Upfront May 13, 2013)
ANSWER
1. In 2008, Florida student Katherine Evans was suspended for creating a Facebook page about a teacher.
What did a federal judge later rule on this?
2. In recent rulings, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) found some employers' social media policies
illegal. Why? What did this policies do?
3. What happened as a result of NLRB rulings?
4. Daniel Ray Carter was fired as a deputy sheriff for "liking" his boss's political opponent on Facebook. What
did a judge rule about the firing?
5. California and Illinois recently became the fifth and sixth states, respectively, to bar companies from doing what?
PART 2
WATCH or LISTEN or READ the President's address/speech to the nation tonight (10 SEPT 2013)
-What does he want to do?
-Why?
-Describe some of the reaction to the President's speech (from Republicans and Democrats)

FRIDAY - 6 SEPT 2013

WU-
Political Cartoon FRIDAY!
1.
Jeff Darcy - The Cleveland Plain Dealer - Kerry grilled on Syria - English - Syria hearings, John Kerry
Jeff Darcy - The Cleveland Plain Dealer - Kerry grilled on Syria - English - Syria hearings, John Kerry


2.
Bob Englehart - The Hartford Courant - Al-Qaida in Syria - English - al-qaeda, al-qaida,syria,cruise missiles,rebels,syrian civil war,bashar assad,united nations,president obama,barack obama,john kerry,secretary of state,congressional action, hearings
Bob Englehart - The Hartford Courant - Al-Qaida in Syria - English - al-qaeda, al-qaida,syria,cruise missiles,rebels,syrian civil war,bashar assad,united nations,president obama,barack obama,john kerry,secretary of state,congressional action, hearings


3.
J.D. Crowe - Mobile Register - Syria Hornet's Nest - English - Syria, Assad, President Obama
J.D. Crowe - Mobile Register - Syria Hornet's Nest - English - Syria, Assad, President Obama


4.
Brian Adcock - The Scotland - Wait For It - English - obama, barack obama, syria, congress, missiles, on your marks, congress vote, arab spring, cruise missile, chemical weapons,
Brian Adcock - The Scotland - Wait For It - English - obama, barack obama, syria, congress, missiles, on your marks, congress vote, arab spring, cruise missile, chemical weapons,


external image revengerscolor-550x694.jpg

In Class-
Finding a Sister City...Kind of like dating...
http://minnesota.publicradio.org/features/npr.php?id=219367986

cnnstudentnews.com
1. What is the G20? Who is hosting it?
2. Describe the controversy surrounding King Richard III.
3. What program did Yash Gupta start? How successful is it?

ranweiler's example:
http://www.glogster.com/ranweilerc/ci-usrelationships/g-6m3f9qe1ikc3r3b3f83kha0?old_view=True
_
Research time (30 minutes)
U.S. relationships with other countries around the world and divided groups of 7. Each group is investigating the relationship between the U.S. and one of 7 areas of the world (based on our Upfront Magazine Dec.10/17 issue).

Here is the link:
http://upfront.scholastic.com/issues/12_10_12/book

NORTH AMERICA
SOUTH AMERICA
AFRICA
MIDDLE EAST
ASIA
EUROPE
OCEANIA

1. Focus on the general relationship with the area
2. pick 1 country from the region to do the following:
(population, economy, politics, military, trade, agreements/treaties, history, etc.)
3. The information and research will be put on glogster.com OR prezi to be presented in the next class.
_

PRESENT group findings of U.S. Relationships around the world

Evidence of Learning-
PART 1
News Quiz for SEPTEMBER 6 (research to find the correct answers)

PART 2
http://upfront.scholastic.com/issues/01_07_13
Page 12 "Obama's In-Box"
1. What do sticky notes on the photo represent?
2. How do the notes compare with your own ideas about what President Obama needs to accomplish in his second term?
Which tasks do you think are most important? Why?
3. What do you think the author means by the "second term curse"?
4. What do you think is the most important issue for President Obama to tackle in the next four years?

WEDNESDAY - 4 SEPT 2013

WU-
1. Obama looking to Congress for approval of military action on Syria +/- ...good idea? bad idea? why?

2. What do you think Congress's Approval Rating is (%)? Why?

In Class-
...Ariel Castro
...Diana Nyad
http://www.cnn.com/
...Fukushima Nuclear Plant
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2013/09/03/world/asia/controlling-contamination-in-fukushima.html?_r=0

Congressional Approval Rating
http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/main/2013/01/congress-somewhere-below-cockroaches-traffic-jams-and-nickleback-in-americans-esteem.html

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/08/congress-approval-rating-nickelback-cockroaches_n_2435601.html

cnnstudentnews.com
1. Who are the leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate?
2. What has caused a recent outbreak of dolphin deaths in the Atlantic Ocean?
3. What cell phone company is Microsoft buying for more than $7 billion? Why?
4. What was your reaction to the challenges mentioned by the young people in today's program? What are some challenges you've faced in your life? How did you handle them?

ranweiler's example:
http://www.glogster.com/ranweilerc/ci-usrelationships/g-6m3f9qe1ikc3r3b3f83kha0?old_view=True

U.S. relationships with other countries around the world and divided groups of 7. Each group is investigating the relationship between the U.S. and one of 7 areas of the world (based on our Upfront Magazine Dec.10/17 issue).

Here is the link:
http://upfront.scholastic.com/issues/12_10_12/book

NORTH AMERICA
SOUTH AMERICA
AFRICA
MIDDLE EAST
ASIA
EUROPE
OCEANIA

1. Focus on the general relationship with the area
2. pick 1 country from the region to do the following:
(population, economy, politics, military, trade, agreements/treaties, history, etc.)
3. The information and research will be put on glogster.com OR prezi to be presented in the next class.

Evidence of Learning-
Discussed U.S. relationships with other countries around the world and divided groups of 7 (for each region listed above).
Each group is investigating the relationship between the U.S. and one of 7 areas of the world
(based on our Upfront Magazine Dec.10/17 issue).
http://upfront.scholastic.com/issues/12_10_12/book
1. Focus on the general relationship with the area
2. pick 1 country from the region to do the following:
(population, economy, politics, military, trade, agreements/treaties, history, etc.)
3. The information and research will be put on glogster.com to be presented in the next class.


FRIDAY - 30 AUG 2013

WU-
Political Cartoon Friday!

1.

Nate Beeler - The Columbus Dispatch - Syria Red Line COLOR - English - barack obama, american, us, united states, syria, missile, intervention, military, war, assad, red, line, foreign affairs, world, middle east
Nate Beeler - The Columbus Dispatch - Syria Red Line COLOR - English - barack obama, american, us, united states, syria, missile, intervention, military, war, assad, red, line, foreign affairs, world, middle east



2.

Adam Zyglis - The Buffalo News - Intervention Experiment COLOR - English - syria, chemical, weapons, iraq, afghanistan, assad, military, us, intervention, middle east, experiment, foreign, affairs, war
Adam Zyglis - The Buffalo News - Intervention Experiment COLOR - English - syria, chemical, weapons, iraq, afghanistan, assad, military, us, intervention, middle east, experiment, foreign, affairs, war



3.

Milt Priggee - www.miltpriggee.com - Microsoft - English - microsoft, innovation, reorganization, computer, software, technology, business
Milt Priggee - www.miltpriggee.com - Microsoft - English - microsoft, innovation, reorganization, computer, software, technology, business



4.

Dave Granlund - Politicalcartoons.com - Labors of Labor day - English - Labor day, holidays, long weekend, labor Day weekend, families, travel vacation, getaway, beach, boating, vans, camper, camping, canoe, rafting, coolers, hassle, packing, luggage
Dave Granlund - Politicalcartoons.com - Labors of Labor day - English - Labor day, holidays, long weekend, labor Day weekend, families, travel vacation, getaway, beach, boating, vans, camper, camping, canoe, rafting, coolers, hassle, packing, luggage


In Class-
EQ/Objective:
What are some of the ways that the NSA (and other government agencies) gather intelligence information?

Collect E of L

cnnstudentnews.com
1. David Cameron
2. McDonald's
3. Sweden


FINISH
Presentation of the 5 W's of each:
9 groups

Current Event quiz (over anything we discussed this week)

scholastic news
http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/scholasticnews/index.html

The Onion turns 25!
http://www.npr.org/2013/08/29/216439725/area-man-realizes-hes-been-reading-fake-news-for-25-years

Evidence of Learning-
READ Facebook Makes Us Sadder and Less Satisfied, Study Says
RESPOND to the questions that follow


WED - 28 AUG 2013

WU-
1.2.
Read and Respond to this current event article:

*How do you think the U.S. should respond to the this latest information
on the use of chemical weapons in the Syrian conflict? Why? Explain.

In Class-
EQ/Objective:
Describe some of the ways the U.S. has intervened in the conflicts of other nations.

cnnstudentnews.com
1. If the U.S. launches a strike against Syria, what might the potential targets be?
2. Why were some Chicago students assigned to new schools this year? How is the city addressing the issue of safety as students walk to school?
3. What was the actual name of what is now known as the March on Washington? When did it take place? What was the goal of the march?

scholastic news
http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/scholasticnews/index.html

Presentation of the 5 W's of each:
9 groups

Evidence of Learning-
READ Upfront Magazine online (page 6 - "Watching You")
http://upfront.scholastic.com/issues/09_02_13/book

RESPOND to the following questions on this handout:


MONDAY - 26 AUG 2013

3rd HOUR

WU-
What is a current event? What are you looking to get out of his class?

(Does place, time, significance...matter?)

In Class-
Discussed Syllabus/Expectations?notecards & pbis

cnnstudentnews.com

Fast Facts: How well were you listening to today's program?
1. Yosemite National Park is located within what state?
2. Sarah Murnaghan received two lung transplants to help combat what disease?
3. What group does CNN Hero Blair Brettschneider strive to help?
Discussion Questions:
1. Why might international inspectors want to investigate the site of a suspected chemical attack in Syria's civil war? What challenges might they face? What do you think might be some of the possible outcomes of these inspections?
2. What do you think it would be like to be the child of a national leader? What advantages and challenges might this present? How might it affect your choices in life?
3. What challenges might refugee students face in getting an education? How might they address and overcome these challenges? In what ways might others be able to help them?

Evidence of Learning-
We divided up into 8 groups and each group was responsible for researching relevant info./5 W's (to be presented next class - Wednesday, 28 Aug.)
TO BE PRESENTED USING A FORM OF TECHNOLOGY...ppt, prezi, glogster, etc.
1-Egypt
2-Obamacare
3-Fracking
4-NSA surveillance
5-MLB / PED's
6-Syria Violence
7-Bradley Manning - U.S. government spy case
8-U.S. Pro Cycling Championships in CO
9-Edward Snowden-nsa/russian asylum


Road Rage uptick?
http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/bestoftv/2013/10/02/extreme-road-rage-brown-newday.cnn.html
causes/effects ... solutions?









--FRIDAY - 18 OCT 2013--

WU-
Political Cartoon FRIDAY!

In Class-
Collect / Discuss E of L


cnnstudentnews.com for Thursday, 18 OCT 2013

Current Events Quiz for Week of 14 OCT - 18 OCT

TOPICS THIS WEEK:

(added Wed. 16 OCT)
Oarfish off coast of CA found
Oreos are addictive
Newest Medal of Honor recipient
Somali pirate tricked to star in movie
Is there finally a budget/debt ceiling deal in Congress
Colts owner talking smack on Manning?
North Dakota oil spill
Berthoud PD
Iran / Israel - the latest

(added Mon. 14 OCT)
Federal Government Shutdown
Debt Ceiling
National Parks
Denver Broncos
Washington Redskins
http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/sports/2013/10/08/exp-lead-intv-ray-halbritteroneida-indian-nation-nfl-redskins-name.cnn.html
http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nfl-shutdown-corner/bob-costas-during-halftime-nbc-sunday-night-football-022727321--nfl.html
Lost hunter in CA...found!
http://www.cnn.com/2013/10/14/us/california-missing-man/index.html?hpt=hp_c2
India Cyclone

Jimmy Kimmel - Debt Ceiling Fan :)

5th Estate / NSA / Wikileaks

READ Time Magazine "Drone" article

ANNOTATE the reading (notes, questions, thoughts, etc.)
ANSWER:
1. What are the best uses of drones? Worst uses?
2. Your thoughts/opinions...Are they a violation of privacy? Are they dangerous?
3. Should the uses of them be more closely monitored? Explain.

Evidence of Learning-
READ Time Magazine "Drone" article

ANNOTATE the reading (notes, questions, thoughts, etc.)
ANSWER:
1. What are the best uses of drones? Worst uses?
2. Your thoughts/opinions...Are they a violation of privacy? Are they dangerous?
3. Should the uses of them be more closely monitored? Explain.
























WED - 9 JAN 2013

WU-
What does "Contemporary Issues" mean? What are you looking to get out of this class?

In Class-
Discussed Syllabus/Expectations

cnnstudentnews.com

Evidence of Learning-
We divided up into 8 groups and each group was responsible for researching relevant info./5 W's (to be presented next class - FRIDAY, 11 JAN
1-Super Storm Sandy
2-Congressional Approval Rating
3-Syria Violence / Rebels
4-Fiscal Cliff
5-Fracking
6-Gun Rights / Gun Control
7-Climate Change
8-Election 2012 effects - Republican Party

http://depts.alverno.edu/dgp/GEC/Types%20of%20Government.html

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/02/18/171896311/farmers-fight-with-monsanto-reaches-the-supreme-court

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/02/21/172518724/secret-menus-give-restaurants-a-not-so-secret-boost

http://soundportraits.org/on-air/witness_to_an_execution/
-What do you think of capital punishment/penalty? Should it be allowed to be used in the U.S.? Why?
-Describe the effects of it on people...what types of jobs are associated with capital punishment/death penalty?
-After hearing this audio, what are some questions you have or different feelings about the issue of the death penalty?

Article / 3-D gun
http://www.cnn.com/2013/05/06/tech/innovation/3d-gun-video/index.html?hpt=hp_t2
Video: Explains how it works
http://www.cnn.com/video/?hpt=hp_t2#/video/tech/2013/04/12/pkg-orig-cnn-explains-3-d-printing-eitm.cnn


FINAL PROJECT DUE:

Thursday, 30 MAY



THURSDAY- 23 MAY 2013

WU-
No WU

IN CLASS-
FINAL PROJECT WORK TIME


E OF L-
FINAL PROJECT
DUE:
Thursday, 30 MAY

TUESDAY- 21 MAY 2013

WU-
No WU

IN CLASS-
FINAL PROJECT WORK TIME


E OF L-
FINAL PROJECT
DUE:
Thursday, 30 MAY

FRIDAY- 17 MAY 2013

WU-
READ the following handout and answer the questions that follow (on the handout)...
NPR - Jamestown Preservation?
http://www.npr.org/2013/05/14/178809495/with-rising-seas-americas-birthplace-could-disappear
*What do you think the Park Service should do? Why?

IN CLASS-
WATCH
cnnstudentnews.com

WATCH "Conspiracy Theory - Jesse Ventura - JFK Assassination" (Its on the desktop of my laptop)
ANSWER the 5 W's (Who, What, When, Where, Why) ...on a separate sheet

E OF L-
NO E of L

WEDNESDAY- 15 MAY 2013

WU-
NPR - Jamestown Preservation?
http://www.npr.org/2013/05/14/178809495/with-rising-seas-americas-birthplace-could-disappear
*What do you think the Park Service should do? Why?

IN CLASS-
Senior Project Presentations

cnnstudentnews.com
1.
What have the Associated Press (AP) and Attorney General Eric Holder each said about the U.S. Justice Department's secret collection of some AP phone records?
2.
What do you think could be done to improve conditions for garment workers in Bangladesh?
3.
Why and how did some South Korean students cheat on the SAT test?
4.
How were the sisters featured in the program separated from each other and then later reunited?



List of current events - starting week of 5/13:
New Orleans Mother's Day Parade
Arias found guilty of killing boyfriend
Cleveland girls - 3 found
U.S.-Russian conference on Syria
Ice sheets destroyed houses in MN / Canada
NFL rookie camps

E OF L-
NO E of L

MONDAY- 13 MAY 2013

WU-
What is the next big issue or problem that our country needs to address?

IN CLASS-
cnnstudentnews.com
1.
According to the report, what do Turkey and Syria each say about recent violence in a Turkish town on Syria's border?
2.
What has a Guatemalan court ruled regarding a former Guatemalan leader? Why is his conviction significant?
3.
What is the primary function of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)?
4.

According to the program: What is threatening Florida's orange crop? What do people in the report say about this threat?

Seniors project work time

List of current events - starting week of 5/13:
New Orleans Mother's Day Parade
Arias found guilty of killing boyfriend
Cleveland girls - 3 found
U.S.-Russian conference on Syria
Ice sheets destroyed houses in MN / Canada
NFL rookie camps


New Upfront Magazine
May 13, 2013
Questions from "Facebook and Free Speech"
1. In 2008, Florida student Katherine Evans was suspended for creating a Facebook page about a teacher.
What did a federal judge later rule on this?
2. In recent rulings, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) found some employers' social media policies
illegal. Why? What did this policies do?
3. What happened as a result of NLRB rulings?
4. Daniel Ray Carter was fired as a deputy sheriff for "liking" his boss's political opponent on Facebook. What
did a judge rule about the firing?
5. California and Illinois recently became the fifth and sixth states, respectively, to bar companies from doing what?

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Upfront questions above

THURSDAY- 9 MAY 2013

WU-
Jeff Darcy - The Cleveland Plain Dealer - Cleveland kidnapping superheroes - English - Amanda Berry,Cleveland kidnapping
Jeff Darcy - The Cleveland Plain Dealer - Cleveland kidnapping superheroes - English - Amanda Berry,Cleveland kidnapping


Daryl Cagle - CagleCartoons.com - Conejito de Bengasi - Spanish - Benghazi,Bengasi,Departamento,de,Estado,escandalo,Fox,News,conejito,Energizer,Republicanos,elefante,Chris,Pickering
Daryl Cagle - CagleCartoons.com - Conejito de Bengasi - Spanish - Benghazi,Bengasi,Departamento,de,Estado,escandalo,Fox,News,conejito,Energizer,Republicanos,elefante,Chris,Pickering


Joe Heller - Green Bay Press-Gazette - Grads - English - grads, graduation, college, high school, dow, wall street, 15,000, market record, jobs, jobless, unemployment, school, education, careers
Joe Heller - Green Bay Press-Gazette - Grads - English - grads, graduation, college, high school, dow, wall street, 15,000, market record, jobs, jobless, unemployment, school, education, careers


Taylor Jones - El Nuevo Dia, Puerto Rico - Assad versus Netanyahu - COLOR - Spanish - bashar,assad,bibi,netanyahu,syria,israel,syrian,civil,war,barack,obama,boxing
Taylor Jones - El Nuevo Dia, Puerto Rico - Assad versus Netanyahu - COLOR - Spanish - bashar,assad,bibi,netanyahu,syria,israel,syrian,civil,war,barack,obama,boxing


IN CLASS-
cnnstudentnews.com
1.
Why is Congress holding hearings about the Bengazi, Libya incident? What questions do you think might be asked at these hearings?
2.
What did Queen Elizabeth II say about Scotland in her annual speech to open the British Parliament?
3.
What advice does law enforcement analyst Mike Brooks give for protecting yourself in public?
4.
Who is Jack Lew? Why was there initially an issue with Lew's signature, and how was this resolved?
5.
What was included in the design of a shirt honoring the memory of a Missouri student? According to a school official, why was that design against school policy?

E of L due!
M/C tests...

Guantanamo Bay Prison update...parts 1 and 2
channelonenews.com (today)

Persuasive Presentations

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Upfront Magazine APRIL 22, 2013 edition
"The Teen Who Helped to Start a Revolution" pages 12-15
1. What is the burden that this Syrian teenager carries?
2. Why is he is Jordan at this time?
3. How is (or what is) the U.S. involved in the Syrian conflict at this time?
4. Describe how the Syrian government has been dealing with these uprising?
5. Predict the future: What do you believe will happen in Syria during the next 6 months? Explain/defend your reasoning.


MONDAY- 7 MAY 2013

WU-
Should the U.S. intervene in the Syrian conflict now that chemical weapons have been used on its own people?
Explain and defend your response.

IN CLASS-
cnnstudentnews.com
(THESE ANSWERS ALSO GO ON THE WARM UP HANDOUT)
1.
What news was covered involving the Middle Eastern nation of Iraq?

2.
What is the controversy surrounding Tamerlan Tsarnaev's remains?

3.
What are the potential benefits and limitations of current facial identification software?

4.
What do supporters and critics say about the online sales tax bill?

5.
How does astronaut Chris Hadfield demonstrate what happens when you cry in space? What is the result of his demonstration?



In Computer Lab-

WATCH VIDEO:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMboTKOWeAs&feature=youtu.be
1. Showcase the two sides of the fracking debate...what are the pros and cons of it?

USE THIS SITE TO ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS:
http://topics.nytimes.com/top/news/business/energy-environment/natural-gas/index.html?8a
  1. What is natural gas? What is it used for?
  2. What is the process of hydraulic fracturing? Try explaining it to the person sitting next to you.
  3. What are some criticisms of hydraulic fracturing? What hazards does the graphic show?
  4. What benefits are cited by proponents of the process?
  5. How is global demand for natural gas changing?

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Article / 3-D gun
http://www.cnn.com/2013/05/06/tech/innovation/3d-gun-video/index.html?hpt=hp_t2
Video: Explains how it works
http://www.cnn.com/video/?hpt=hp_t2#/video/tech/2013/04/12/pkg-orig-cnn-explains-3-d-printing-eitm.cnn

AFTER READING THE ARTICLE and WATCHING VIDEO...RESPOND TO THE FOLLOWING:


FRIDAY- 3 MAY 2013

WU-
Mike Keefe - Cagle Cartoons - Gitmo Situation COLOR - English -         guantanamo; gitmo; detainees; pow; terror; law; civil; rights; obama; congress; prison
Mike Keefe - Cagle Cartoons - Gitmo Situation COLOR - English - guantanamo; gitmo; detainees; pow; terror; law; civil; rights; obama; congress; prison


Steve Sack - The Minneapolis Star Tribune - Syria Line Dance COLOR - English - Syria, Obama, red line
Steve Sack - The Minneapolis Star Tribune - Syria Line Dance COLOR - English - Syria, Obama, red line


Rick McKee - The Augusta Chronicle - Climate Change COLOR - English - Climate change, winter
Rick McKee - The Augusta Chronicle - Climate Change COLOR - English - Climate change, winter


Dave Granlund - Politicalcartoons.com - Muddy sports fields - English -
Dave Granlund - Politicalcartoons.com - Muddy sports fields - English -


IN CLASS-
cnnstudentnews.com
1.
What has the U.S, citizen in N.Korea been accused and convicted of? What kind of sentence did he receive?
2.
Who did President Obama meet with yesterday and what did they discuss?
3.
What is has been happening with One World Trade Center in NYC in the last couple of days?
4.
Describe some of the things that Jamestown colonists did to survive.

Persuasive Presentations on the Death Penalty

TOPICS FOR 4/29
North Korea latest/greatest
Mars mission - one way trip?
Update-ricin letter case
Update-Boston bombings
Syria-chemical weapons used?
Tebow and the Jets
9/11 plane part found
Broncos draft picks (Williams, Ball)
College commit day
Lakers, Heat, Nuggets
George H. Bush presidential library - SMU
Guantanamo Bay
Jason Collins
Denver Nuggets

Guantanamo Bay Prison update...
channelonenews.com

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Multiple Choice quiz you make - using 12 of the topics above (which means it will be 12 questions total).
*BRING IN A COPY OF YOUR QUIZ...WITH A COPY OF THE KEY

MONDAY- 29 APR 2013

WU-
Look at the back page of the April 22, 2013 Upfront Magazine
expain 1-5 political cartoons

IN CLASS-
cnnstudentnews.com
1.
In respect to the Boston marathon bombings and other crimes...Why do authorities continue to investigate crimes after an arrest has been made?
2.
What does New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly say about the 9/11 plane part and how it might have gotten there? How and why do you think authorities will investigate this?
3.
What is a furlough? Why were some air traffic controllers recently furloughed?

TOPICS FOR 4/29
North Korea latest/greatest
Mars mission - one way trip?
Update-ricin letter case
Update-Boston bombings
Syria-chemical weapons used?
Tebow and the Jets
9/11 plane part found
Broncos draft picks (Williams, Ball)
College commit day
Lakers, Heat, Nuggets
George H. Bush presidential library - SMU
Guantanamo Bay
Jason Collins
Denver Nuggets

PBS - death penalty discussion
http://video.pbs.org/video/2137433490/

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FINISH
Create a persuasive presentation (prezi, ppt, glogster, etc.)
to support or counter the present use of the death penalty in CO
...think of it as an active paragraph, you give the intro. argument, body of your evidence, conclude it by wrapping it all together

THURSDAY- 25 APR 2013

WU-
1.
Eric Allie - Caglecartoons.com - Earth Day alarmism COLOR - English - green, alarmist, fear, scare, money, environmentalists,
Eric Allie - Caglecartoons.com - Earth Day alarmism COLOR - English - green, alarmist, fear, scare, money, environmentalists,

2.
Taylor Jones - Politicalcartoons.com - The Terrorist Next Door - COLOR - English - dzhokhar,tsarnaev,tamerlan,boston,marathon,terrorist,terrorism,chechnya,dagestan,russia,islamic,extremist,watertown,bombers,weapons,mass,destruction
Taylor Jones - Politicalcartoons.com - The Terrorist Next Door - COLOR - English - dzhokhar,tsarnaev,tamerlan,boston,marathon,terrorist,terrorism,chechnya,dagestan,russia,islamic,extremist,watertown,bombers,weapons,mass,destruction

3.
Milt Priggee - www.miltpriggee.com - Communication Breakdown - English - newspapers, tv, pc, mobile, economy, smart phones, tablets, communication, information, technology
Milt Priggee - www.miltpriggee.com - Communication Breakdown - English - newspapers, tv, pc, mobile, economy, smart phones, tablets, communication, information, technology

4.
Jimmy Margulies - The Record of Hackensack, NJ - Petraeus comeback color - English - General Petraeus, David Petraeus, political sex scandals, political comebacks
Jimmy Margulies - The Record of Hackensack, NJ - Petraeus comeback color - English - General Petraeus, David Petraeus, political sex scandals, political comebacks

IN CLASS-
WATCH
cnnstudentnews.com
ANSWER
1. What questions do you still have about last week's terror attack at the Boston Marathon?
2. In your view, what could authorities there do to stop the spread of this disease?
3. What is the newest information regarding an investigation into letters that were tainted with ricin and mailed to the White House and the U.S. Capitol last week?

FINISH
"Witness to an Execution" (6 min. in...)
-Sensory Chart
-Describe the effects of it on people...what types of jobs are associated with capital punishment/death penalty?
-Reflection question

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Create a persuasive presentation (prezi, ppt, glogster, etc.)
to support or counter the present use of the death penalty in CO
...think of it as an active paragraph, you give the intro. argument, body of your evidence, conclude it by wrapping it all together

costs of life in prison vs. death penalty
http://www.kndo.com/story/15519792/what-costs-more-the-death-penalty-or-life-in-prison

Capital Punishment research doc


TUESDAY- 23 APR 2013

WU-
What do you think of the death penalty? Should it be allowed in the U.S.? Why?

IN CLASS-
Multiple-Choice Test (with answers) DUE!

"Witness to an Execution"
-Describe the effects of it on people...what types of jobs are associated with capital punishment/death penalty?

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FRIDAY- 19 APR 2013

WU-
1.
Rick McKee - The Augusta Chronicle - Bad News COLOR - English - cable news, CNN
Rick McKee - The Augusta Chronicle - Bad News COLOR - English - cable news, CNN

2.
Dave Granlund - Politicalcartoons.com - Earth Day - English - Earth day, planet, world, environment, nature, save the planet, trash, pollution,garbage, waste, cleanup clean up, toxins,
Dave Granlund - Politicalcartoons.com - Earth Day - English - Earth day, planet, world, environment, nature, save the planet, trash, pollution,garbage, waste, cleanup clean up, toxins,

3.
Milt Priggee - www.miltpriggee.com - Tortured Truth - English - george w bush, torture, uncle sam, america, united states, war, iraq, terrorism, lies, bipartisan, report
Milt Priggee - www.miltpriggee.com - Tortured Truth - English - george w bush, torture, uncle sam, america, united states, war, iraq, terrorism, lies, bipartisan, report


IN CLASS-
WATCH
cnnstudentnews.com
ANSWER
1. What was the cause of the West, Texas explosion? Any connections to Boston?
2. Describe what ricin is.
3. What is the major change to the national spelling bee this year?

update the list:
Venezuela presidential elections/protests
Boston marathon bombings and the latest
CO snow / local weather
CO voting law
Ricin letters - senate, house of reps and president
West, TX fertilizer plant explosion

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CREATE T/F and Multiple Choice Quiz (12 total) for each topic using the update list above.
SEPARATE ANSWER KEY

Capital Punishment research


WEDNESDAY- 17 APR 2013

WU-
1.
David Fitzsimmons - The Arizona Star - boston - English - boston
David Fitzsimmons - The Arizona Star - boston - English - boston

2.
Adam Zyglis - The Buffalo News - Marathon Terrorism COLOR - English - boston, marathon, attack, bombing, terrorism, war on terror, finish line, deaths
Adam Zyglis - The Buffalo News - Marathon Terrorism COLOR - English - boston, marathon, attack, bombing, terrorism, war on terror, finish line, deaths

3.
Hajo de Reijger - The Netherlands - FBI Boston COLOR - English - FBI,Boston,Boston maroathon,marathon,attack,terrorism,investigation,explosives,finishing line,blinded,,bombs
Hajo de Reijger - The Netherlands - FBI Boston COLOR - English - FBI,Boston,Boston maroathon,marathon,attack,terrorism,investigation,explosives,finishing line,blinded,,bombs


IN CLASS-
Upfront "Time For A Raise" ?'s DUE

WATCH
cnnstudentnews.com
ANSWER
1. What was your reaction to the Boston Marathon terror bombings?
2. How do you think Americans will react to President Obama's statement about the tragedy?
3. What agency is in charge of the bombing investigation?
4. How did some people and institutions show support for the victims of the tragedy?


Current Event topic quiz from 15 APR 2013 list


Tax Day
The Masters
Kobe Bryant injury
Catching Fire trailer released
Plane crash in Indonesia
FAA orders inspection of Boeing jets
Atlanta Braves
Supreme Court – gene patent case
Flex pricing for MLB games
U.S. – Russia relations (lists)
Dodgers-Padres fight
North Korea update
PSY – new song

update the list:
Venezuela presidential elections/protests
Boston marathon bombings and the latest
CO snow / local weather
CO voting law
Ricin letters - senate, house of reps and president



Upfront magazine discussion

update our list
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"Time For A Raise" Reading Quiz
http://assignments.discoveryeducation.com/?cdPasscode=Q823C-4B6C

Research the 5W's for the following...quiz on FRIDAY
Venezuela presidential elections/protests
Boston marathon bombings and the latest
CO snow / local weather
CO voting law
Ricin letters - senate, house of reps and president




MONDAY- 15 APR 2013

WU-
To patent human genes or not...that is the question!
http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2013/04/15/177035299/supreme-court-asks-can-human-genes-be-patented

IN CLASS-
Military - Draft or Volunteer Paragraphs DUE

WATCH
cnnstudentnews.com
ANSWER
1. What are some of the countries that U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry visited on a recent trip to Asia?
2. Approximately what percentage of the average American's income goes to federal taxes?
3. What are Bitcoins?
What might supporters and critics say about this form of currency?
4. What is a cicada?
What are some foods people made from cicadas?

QUIZ on THESE TOPICS (5 W's) - WEDNESDAY, 17 APR 2013
Currents Events for the week of 15 APRIL 2013
Tax Day
The Masters
Kobe Bryant injury
Catching Fire trailer released
Plane crash in Indonesia
FAA orders inspection of Boeing jets
Atlanta Braves
Supreme Court – gene patent case
Flex pricing for MLB games
U.S. – Russia relations (lists)
Dodgers-Padres fight
North Korea update
PSY – new song

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PART 1
Upfront Magazine "Time for a Raise?" (April 1, 2013 issue)
READ "Sorry, No Gas" (pages 16-19)
ANSWER:
1. What does OPEC stand for? What is it?
2. Describe some of the effects of the Arab oil embargo on the American society (during the 1970's).
3. How did the U.S. federal government deal with the panic that overwhelmed gas stations around the nation during this time?
4. What are some examples of the U.S. governments attempt at energy independence?
5. Is the U.S. vulnerable to these shortages again if there is an oil/gas shortage? How might things be different if it would happen in the future?

PART 2
QUIZ on Current Event topics above (5 W's)

THURSDAY- 11 APR 2013

WU-
1.
Joep Bertrams - The Netherlands - national anthem - English - north korea, kim il un, nuclear threat, national anthem, missile,
Joep Bertrams - The Netherlands - national anthem - English - north korea, kim il un, nuclear threat, national anthem, missile,

2.

Joe Heller - Green Bay Press-Gazette - Passenger Weight - English - Passenger Weight, airline, plane, jet, fees, TSA, Vacation, Samoa, obese
Joe Heller - Green Bay Press-Gazette - Passenger Weight - English - Passenger Weight, airline, plane, jet, fees, TSA, Vacation, Samoa, obese

3.

Rick McKee - The Augusta Chronicle - Kim Jong Un Corner COLOR - English - Kim Jong Un, North Korea, corner
Rick McKee - The Augusta Chronicle - Kim Jong Un Corner COLOR - English - Kim Jong Un, North Korea, corner

4.

John Cole - The Scranton Times-Tribune - The "iron" lady COLOR - English - margaret thatcher, thatcher, england, britain, united kingdom, obituary
John Cole - The Scranton Times-Tribune - The "iron" lady COLOR - English - margaret thatcher, thatcher, england, britain, united kingdom, obituary


IN CLASS-
SCOOPS DUE!

WATCH
cnnstudentnews.com for 11 APR 2013
ANSWER
1. What is the status of a Senate proposal on background checks for gun purchases?
2. What happens if Congress and the president can't agree on a budget?
3. Can you think of any companies that either adapted or failed to adapt to new technology?
4. What are some significant firsts occurring at this year's Masters?


FINISH Conspiracy Projects

How does our military work? Can anyone be part of it? Do you have to join?

Volunteer or Draft Military? - video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1C4vy6BACw&playnext=1&list=PLA1F2F3395FFD4B7D&feature=results_main
Response questions:
1. What was the fist war in which large numbers of Americans resisted the draft?
2. Is an all-volunteer military an army of mercenaries?
3. Are volunteers more qualified than draftees? Why? Are they more motivated? Why?
4. Should military service be a matter of individual choice, or a requirement of citizenship? Why?

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Types of Military Service:
(DEFINE EACH and PROVIDE EXAMPLES OF COUNTRIES THAT USE THIS TYPE)
1-Military Draft
2-Volunteer Service
3-Compulsory/Conscript Service




Introduce Persuasive Paragraph
"Which type of military service should the U.S. utilize?" (choose ONE of the 3 above)

TYPED Persuasive Essay DUE MONDAY 15 APR 2013

TUESDAY- 9 APR 2013

WU-
cnnstudentnews for 9 APR 13

IN CLASS-
WATCH
cnnstudentnews.com
ANSWER
1. Who was Margaret Thatcher?
2. Why did President Obama travel to Connecticut this week?
3. What is the stock market?

PRESENT Conspiracy Projects

E OF L-
Use this SCOOP template to write about ONE current event (of your choice) from the last 7 days.
Include a copy of the article.


FRIDAY- 29 MAR 2013

WU-
Political Cartoon Friday!


IN CLASS-
WATCH
cnnstudentnews.com
ANSWER
1.
2.
3.

PRESENT Conspiracy Projects


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ENJOY YOUR SPRING BREAK :) !

WEDNESDAY- 27 MAR 2013

WU-
WATCH
cnnstudentnews.com

IN CLASS-
Research Day to work on their Conspiracy Projects
(I have computers reserved)

ITS DUE at the START of CLASS FRIDAY

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Research Day to work on their Conspiracy Projects
(I have computers reserved)

ITS DUE at the START of CLASS FRIDAY

MONDAY- 25 MAR 2013

WU-
WATCH
cnnstudentnews.com

IN CLASS-
Research Day to work on their Conspiracy Projects
(I have computers reserved)

ITS DUE at the START of CLASS FRIDAY

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Research Day to work on their Conspiracy Projects
(I have computers reserved)

ITS DUE at the START of CLASS FRIDAY

THURSDAY- 21 MAR 2013

WU-
Political Cartoon THURSDAY!
1.
Hajo de Reijger - The Netherlands - Cyprus and the ECB - English - Cyprus, ECB, crisis, Europe, EU, financial crisis, ATM, savings, bailout
Hajo de Reijger - The Netherlands - Cyprus and the ECB - English - Cyprus, ECB, crisis, Europe, EU, financial crisis, ATM, savings, bailout

2.
Christopher Weyant - The Hill - RIP by NRA COLOR - English - assault weapons ban, national rifle association, NRA, Newtown, Connecticut, school violence, safety, gun control, massacre
Christopher Weyant - The Hill - RIP by NRA COLOR - English - assault weapons ban, national rifle association, NRA, Newtown, Connecticut, school violence, safety, gun control, massacre

3.
Bob Englehart - The Hartford Courant - Springtime COLOR - English -
Bob Englehart - The Hartford Courant - Springtime COLOR - English -


IN CLASS-
cnnstudentnews.com
questions:
1.
Whom is President Obama scheduled to visit in the Middle East?
2.
Who is Malala Yousafzai? What cause does she support?
3.
Where do the Paraguayan students in the video get their instruments for the orchestra? What do the people in the video say about the orchestra?

Cyprus Bailout...the cheat sheet (background)
http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2013/03/21/174889908/why-cyprus-matters

A study on conspiracies...

Introducing our Conspiracy Theory Project:

DUE to be PRESENTED on FRIDAY, 29 MAR 2012

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Conspiracy Theory Project:

DUE to be PRESENTED on FRIDAY, 29 MAR 2012

Tommy Boy - Deer Scene
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbSFxlfuf9s

TUESDAY- 19 MAR 2013

WU-
What are 2 or 3 famous conspiracies? Why are they so popular? What makes them believable?

IN CLASS-
cnnstudentnews.com
questions:
1. What does the Iraqi family seen in the video say about their life in Iraq?
2. Where is Cyprus? What conditions has the European Union proposed as part of a possible bailout for Cyprus?
3. What was your impression of the violinist featured in the segment? How has he overcome his disability?



CONSPIRACIES!!!




-definition
-background
-examples

After reading/discussing conspiracy backgrounds, completed this attachment:


Putting it to the test:
"Jesse Ventura: Conspiracy Theory: Time Travel"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EB_b46I7fgA


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Read the following article and respond to the questions that follow:




FRIDAY- 15 MAR 2013

WU-
Political Cartoon Friday!
1.
Randy Bish - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - LUCK OF THE IRISH, COLOR - English - CARNIVAL, CARNIVAL CRUISE, CRUISE, VACATION, SHIP, IRISH, LUCK, ST PATRICKS DAY
Randy Bish - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - LUCK OF THE IRISH, COLOR - English - CARNIVAL, CARNIVAL CRUISE, CRUISE, VACATION, SHIP, IRISH, LUCK, ST PATRICKS DAY

2.
John Cole - The Scranton Times-Tribune - Bloomberg soaked COLOR - English - new york, soda ban, michael bloomberg, sugary drinks, 16 ounce, health, obesity, drink size, lawsuit
John Cole - The Scranton Times-Tribune - Bloomberg soaked COLOR - English - new york, soda ban, michael bloomberg, sugary drinks, 16 ounce, health, obesity, drink size, lawsuit

3.
Nate Beeler - The Columbus Dispatch - Budget Smoke COLOR - English - white house, house, budget, proposal, paul ryan, republicans, gop, spending, government, barack obama, president, democrats, pope, vatican, conclave, smoke, religion, catholic, church, catholicism, politics, congress, demagoguery
Nate Beeler - The Columbus Dispatch - Budget Smoke COLOR - English - white house, house, budget, proposal, paul ryan, republicans, gop, spending, government, barack obama, president, democrats, pope, vatican, conclave, smoke, religion, catholic, church, catholicism, politics, congress, demagoguery


4.


IN CLASS-
Go over Wed. quiz

cnnstudentnews.com
QUIZ
http://www.cnn.com/2013/03/14/studentnews/sn-newsquiz/index.html

Chavez
http://www.cnn.com/2013/03/14/world/americas/venezuela-chavez-embalm/?hpt=hp_t3
http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/03/14/174277401/ch-vezs-body-probably-wont-be-on-permanent-display-new-leader-says

http://www.pavonefood.com/which-high-calorie-meals-%E2%80%9Cwon%E2%80%9D-big-in-the-xtreme-eating-awards/

CREATE a CURRENT EVENTS QUIZ from this week's news

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USE Upfront Magazine 11 MAR 2013
PART 1
READ
“A Portrait of the Artist “ pages 12-15
ANSWER
1. How many times has Handelsman been awarded the Pulitzer Prize? Which years?
2. Why do you think coming up with ideas for editorial cartoons is the most challenging part of the job?
3. What are some of the effects and impact that cartoons have on the public?
PART 2
CHOOSE FROM ONE OF THE FOLLOWING ARTICLES in this issue.
CREATE a set of 3 LEVEL Questions
"Immigration Overhaul" pages 6-7
OR
"Sisters in Arms" pages 8-11

WEDNESDAY- 13 MAR 2013

WU-
cnnstudentnews.com (see below)

IN CLASS-
cnnstudentnews.com
1. Why is President Obama visiting Capitol Hill this week?
What issues are at the center of his visit?


2. What islands were the subject of a war between Argentina and Great Britain in 1982?
Which country won that conflict?


3. What did you learn about the status of women worldwide from the video?
Did any of these facts surprise you?


4. What is the Iditarod?

CURRENT EVENTS QUIZ from WEDNESDAY - 6 MAR

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Research the following:

AND

find ONE political cartoon COPY from any of the those current event topics.

WEDNESDAY- 6 MAR 2013

WU-
Political Cartoon "Friday"!
A.
Arcadio Esquivel - La Prensa, Panama, www.caglecartoons.com - Hugo Chávez murió - Spanish - Hugo, Venezuela, Muerte, Suramérica, Bolívar, Cuba, Bolivia, Ecuador, Nicaragua
Arcadio Esquivel - La Prensa, Panama, www.caglecartoons.com - Hugo Chávez murió - Spanish - Hugo, Venezuela, Muerte, Suramérica, Bolívar, Cuba, Bolivia, Ecuador, Nicaragua

B.
Bob Englehart - The Hartford Courant - Humo Blanco en el Vaticano / COLOR - Spanish - Religion,Papa,renuncia,busqueda,eleccion,nuevo,papa,problema,SOS,Colegio,Cardenales,Benedicto,XVI,Vaticano,The Conclave by Peter Nicholson
Bob Englehart - The Hartford Courant - Humo Blanco en el Vaticano / COLOR - Spanish - Religion,Papa,renuncia,busqueda,eleccion,nuevo,papa,problema,SOS,Colegio,Cardenales,Benedicto,XVI,Vaticano,The Conclave by Peter Nicholson


Kap - La Vanguardia, Spain - Conclave - English - Conclave, vatican, new pope
Kap - La Vanguardia, Spain - Conclave - English - Conclave, vatican, new pope


C.
Nate Beeler - The Columbus Dispatch - The Sinkhole COLOR - English - debt, sinkhole, wall street, corporate, corporations, profits, obamanomics, economy, stock, market, dow, jones, buildings, city, bubble, spending, federal reserve, fed, quantitative, easing, qe, ben bernanke, banks
Nate Beeler - The Columbus Dispatch - The Sinkhole COLOR - English - debt, sinkhole, wall street, corporate, corporations, profits, obamanomics, economy, stock, market, dow, jones, buildings, city, bubble, spending, federal reserve, fed, quantitative, easing, qe, ben bernanke, banks


IN CLASS-
cnnstudentnews.com
1. What is the Dow Jones Industrial Average? Why do some experts watch the Dow?
2. What milestone did the Dow achieve yesterday?
3. What are some causes of sinkholes?
4. What is the name given to the border between North Korea and South Korea? How is this border maintained?

5. Where did scientists catch and tag a great white shark recently? What did scientists say might be the potential benefits of their research?

Research the following (5 W's):
-The now retired pope (title, responsibilities, etc. now)
-Hugo Chavez (background, now what?)
-U.S. air traffic control towers
-Weather in D.C./VA
-Sinkhole in FL
-Oscar Pistorius (the latest/what's going at on this point?)
-German man attempts to sneak into Vatican Cardinal meeting
-Missing Russian Soldier found (after 33 years)


E OF L-
Research the following (5 W's):
-The now retired pope (title, responsibilities, etc. now)
-Hugo Chavez (background, now what?)
-U.S. air traffic control towers
-Weather in D.C./VA
-Sinkhole in FL
-Oscar Pistorius (the latest/what's going at on this point?)
-German man attempts to sneak into Vatican Cardinal meeting
-Missing Russian Soldier found (after 33 years)

*THERE WILL BE A QUIZ ON THIS INFORMATION NEXT CLASS!

MONDAY- 4 MAR 2013

WU-
In February "Upfront Magazine"
READ "Puerto Rico: The 51st State" page 21
ANSWER:
1. Do you think it should be the 51st state? Why?

IN CLASS-
cnnstudentnews.com
ON YOUR WARMUP:
CREATE THREE quiz questions (with answers) from today's news!

2nd 1/2 of "Supersize Me"
handout


E OF L-
2nd 1/2 of "Supersize Me"
handout


THURSDAY- 28 FEB 2013

WU-
READ "Secret Recipes Give Restaurants a Not-So-Secret Boost"
ANSWER:
1. What is a secret menu?
2. Describe how a restaurant may benefit from this approach.
3. Have you ever tried this before? Where would you look to find secret menus?
4. What are some restaurants that you would like to try and see what they may have on the secret menu?

IN CLASS-
cnnstudentnews.com
ON YOUR WARMUP:
CREATE THREE quiz questions (with answers) from today's news!

Ist 1/2 of "Supersize Me"
handout


E OF L-
1st 1/2 of "Supersize Me"
handout


TUESDAY - 26 FEB 2013

WU-
READ page 22 in February 18 Upfront Magazine
"Should the rich pay higher taxes?"
1. Which side do you agree with? Why? Support/defend your answer.

In Class-
cnnstudentnews.com
(with discussion questions)
1. Who is the current U.S. secretary of state? What are some of a secretary of state's duties?
2. What do you know about George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin?
3. What is pollen? How does pollen affect some people? How are pollen levels measured?
4. Where are Major League Baseball's spring training camps typically held? Why do pitchers and catchers receive extra training time versus players in other positions?

Some states cutting taxes - how? why?
http://www.npr.org/2013/02/21/172631892/the-travails-of-cutting-state-taxes

Your healthcare research and discussion

John Stossel - video clips
-Healthcare and Profit
-Costs of FREE Healthcare

Next phase of research...
-What are the major changes of the healthcare system being implemented?
-Pros / Cons of "Obamacare"
-What are states doing to implement changes?

Evidence of Learning-
Next phase of research...
-What are the major changes of the healthcare system being implemented?
-Pros / Cons of "Obamacare"
-What are states doing to implement changes?

FRIDAY - 22 FEB 2013


WU-
Political Cartoon Friday
A.
Eric Allie - Caglecartoons.com - Obama's monster COLOR - English - Obama, sequestration, democrats, debt, deficit, tax, spend, progressive, scare tactics, cuts, politics,
Eric Allie - Caglecartoons.com - Obama's monster COLOR - English - Obama, sequestration, democrats, debt, deficit, tax, spend, progressive, scare tactics, cuts, politics,



B.
Rick McKee - The Augusta Chronicle - Chinese Hacker - English - China, Chinese, hacker, computer, Obama, cyber war, cyber terror, cyber attack, Kayak commercial
Rick McKee - The Augusta Chronicle - Chinese Hacker - English - China, Chinese, hacker, computer, Obama, cyber war, cyber terror, cyber attack, Kayak commercial



C.
Jeff Darcy - The Cleveland Plain Dealer - Olympic wrestling gets pinned - English - Olympics,wrestling,IOC
Jeff Darcy - The Cleveland Plain Dealer - Olympic wrestling gets pinned - English - Olympics,wrestling,IOC


In Class-
COLLECT "Cyber War" Questions

PART 1
cnnstudentnews.com
(with discussion questions)
1. Which parts of the country are under a declared state of emergency?
2. What may be happening in Shanghai in regards to U.S. national security?
3. Describe how the 2nd Amendment's right to bear arms argument has changed over the last 20 years.
4. :) How many puns were there today?

PART 2
Brief overview of U.S. Medicine/Healthcare
WATCH:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBtlf9_DP2U
ANSWER:
1. Describe the early days of U.S. medicine (procedures, medicine, treatments, etc.)
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2. What are some influences on our medical practice today?

3. How do you think that our medical field / healthcare system could be improved upon?

PART 3
IN IMC - LAPTOPS:
Research our present U.S. Healthcare system

*How does it work/operate?
*Why is it so expensive? What makes it this way?

Take a look at:
Money/costs
Medicare
Medicaid
Funding criteria

What is healthcare like in:
Cuba
Canada
United Kingdom

Evidence of Learning-
FINISH PARTS 1,2,3
Here is a copy of the handout used in class:



WEDNESDAY - 20 FEB 2013

WU-
LISTEN and RESPOND:
http://www.npr.org/player/v2/mediaPlayer.html?action=1&t=1&islist=false&id=172470371&m=172470352
1. What are some incentives to participating in a "wellness program"?
2. How involved should an employer be in your health?
3. What role should the federal or state government play in this?

In Class-
cnnstudentnews.com
(with discussion questions)
1. What scandal is unfolding in Europe regarding food products?
2. Why don't scientists know how long it takes some types of plastic to break down?

3. What might be the benefits and challenges of learning personal finance at a young age?


Oscar Pistorius
NBA All-Star Game
Singer McCready
Belgium Diamonds Stolen (DeBeers)

http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/category/news-quiz/

"Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me" from 2/16 or 2/17
http://www.npr.org/player/v2/mediaPlayer.html?action=1&t=3&islist=true&id=35&d=02-16-2013

Your Drone Proposal

Evidence of Learning-
READ "Cyber War" pages 14-15 from the Feb. 18, 2012 Upfront Magazine
ANSWER the following:
1. What does the term "cyber Pearl Harbor" mean, how do you know from the context of the passage? Use specific
words that surround this term to support your answer.
2. Which countries have recently been connected to cyber wars/attacks?
3. Describe how the U.S. government is addressing potential cyber risks and attacks.
4. FIND and PRINT a current event article that discusses a recent cyber attack. (Be prepared to share/discuss it.)

FRIDAY - 15 FEB 2013

WU-
1.
Dave Granlund - Politicalcartoons.com - Carnival Cruise fiasco - English - Carnival Cruise,ship,vacation,passengers,mess,sewage,engine,fire,drifting,no power,angry,travel,stranded,services,dirty,feces,toilets,carnival cruise fire
Dave Granlund - Politicalcartoons.com - Carnival Cruise fiasco - English - Carnival Cruise,ship,vacation,passengers,mess,sewage,engine,fire,drifting,no power,angry,travel,stranded,services,dirty,feces,toilets,carnival cruise fire

2.
Daryl Cagle - CagleCartoons.com - North Korea, China and Missile Cigar COLOR - English - Korea, China, missile, nuclear bomb, A-bomb, Kim Jong Un, North Korea, north korea nukes,North Korea
Daryl Cagle - CagleCartoons.com - North Korea, China and Missile Cigar COLOR - English - Korea, China, missile, nuclear bomb, A-bomb, Kim Jong Un, North Korea, north korea nukes,North Korea

3.
Adam Zyglis - The Buffalo News - Washington is Broken COLOR - English - state of the union, president, 2013, executive, branch, legislative, judicial, congress, washington, broken, branches of government, partisanship
Adam Zyglis - The Buffalo News - Washington is Broken COLOR - English - state of the union, president, 2013, executive, branch, legislative, judicial, congress, washington, broken, branches of government, partisanship



In Class-
E of L CHECK

cnnstudentnews.com
ANSWER THE FOLLOWING WHILE WATCHING TODAY'S SEGMENTS:
-What is the controversy over drones?
-When did it become a federal holiday?
-Who is honored by it (according to the U.S. government)?

Meteor Over the Ural Mountains - Russia
Oscar Pistorius
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1529539-inspirational-story-of-oscar-pistorius-has-changed-in-a-flash?utm_source=cnn.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=cnn-sports-bin&hpt=hp_bn15
CI Quiz for the week of 2/11

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unv9C2t7f5c
DRONE Article Discussion

Yugo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L38EAiniyuA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XFmbwpROH0
Boom Goes the Dynamite

Evidence of Learning-
You making up the new FAA regulations for drone use in the U.S.
Write a well constructed paragraph proposal.
What would your criteria be? The do's and don'ts of their usage...age, uses, licensure, background check...

WEDNESDAY - 13 FEB 2013

WU-
1.
Tim Campbell - Indianapolis - Retired Pope - English - Pope, Retired, Religion
Tim Campbell - Indianapolis - Retired Pope - English - Pope, Retired, Religion



2.
Christopher Weyant - The Hill - Brace for Impact - English - earth, asteroid, near miss, sequester, sequestration, congress, obama, boehner, GOP, republicans, democrats, white house, fiscal cliff, budget, gridlock, negotiations, taxes, budget cuts
Christopher Weyant - The Hill - Brace for Impact - English - earth, asteroid, near miss, sequester, sequestration, congress, obama, boehner, GOP, republicans, democrats, white house, fiscal cliff, budget, gridlock, negotiations, taxes, budget cuts



In Class-
cnnstudentnews.com
1. What reason did North Korea's government give for conducting a nuclear test?
2. Why did a cruise ship in the Gulf of Mexico lose engine power?
3. What is the purpose of a State of the Union address?

Finish Presentations

weekend update / news / latest and greatest
-ex-LA cop
-North Korea nuclear test
-State of the Union
-Gulf of Mexico / Carnival Cruise "Triumph"

Valentine's Day History

Yugo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L38EAiniyuA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XFmbwpROH0

Evidence of Learning-
PART ALPHA
1. What were the main topics of President Obama's State of the Union?
2. Name some of the President's special guests.
3. Who was the "designated survivor" last night?
4. What is "designated survivor"

PART BRAVO
READ Time Magazine "Drone" article

ANNOTATE the reading (notes, questions, thoughts, etc.)
ANSWER:
1. What are the best uses of drones? Worst uses?
2. Your thoughts/opinions...Are they a violation of privacy? Are they dangerous?
3. Should the uses of them be more closely monitored? Explain.
DOING ALL THE ABOVE WILL HELP WITH THE DISCUSSION WE WILL HAVE

MONDAY - 11 FEB 2013

WU-
READ pages 8-9 in "The Gun Debate" Upfront Magazine
1. What evidence is there of this being a growing problem?
2. Describe how vulnerable we are?
3.. What are some steps that can be taken to protect yourself?
4. Do you ever feel at risk? What do you do presently to protect yourself?


In Class-
cnnstudentnews.com

weekend update / news / latest and greatest
-ex-LA cop
-Grammys
-Usain Bolt
-Weather in N.East and South
-Pope resigning
http://www.npr.org/2013/02/11/139723904/pope-benedict-xvi-was-a-champion-of-catholic-tradition
-EU horsemeat scandal
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=171675291
-WI over MI
-ND vs. Louisville (5OT)
-Raining spiders

Evidence of Learning-
Research the history of Valentine's Day


THURSDAY - 7 FEB 2013

WU-
http://www.npr.org/player/v2/mediaPlayer.html?action=1&t=1&islist=false&id=171310935&m=171310920
Monopoly changes?!
1. Your thoughts on the new game piece.
2. What do you think would be a good contemporary piece for the game? Why?

In Class-
cnnstudentnews.com

Political Cartoons - this week...
external image UPF-020413-Weekly-Immigration-330x210.jpg


Bill Day - Cagle Cartoons - Big Heels - English - Hillary, Kerry, shoes, Sec of State
Bill Day - Cagle Cartoons - Big Heels - English - Hillary, Kerry, shoes, Sec of State


Rick McKee - The Augusta Chronicle - Saturday Delivery - English - Postal Service, Post Office, snow, rain, heat, gloom of night, Saturday delivery
Rick McKee - The Augusta Chronicle - Saturday Delivery - English - Postal Service, Post Office, snow, rain, heat, gloom of night, Saturday delivery


Russian Rock Band Jailed!

Upfront Quiz Rumble!
http://upfront.scholastic.com/issues/01_28_13


Glogster OR Prezi
Team Time
(5 W's)
-Interior Secretary Nominee
-9 year old gives birth
-U.S. Post Office changes
-Iranian President has shoe thrown at him
-Super Bowl power outage - update
-College Football Signing Day
-Release of Secret Drone Documents
-Whale vomit sold
-Great Lakes water at record low levels

Evidence of Learning-
Prezis will be presented on MONDAY, 11 FEB 2013

TUESDAY - 5 FEB 2013


WU-
1. Why is the Super Bowl such an American tradition? What makes it so?
2. What part of the Super Bowl do you enjoy the most? The least?


In Class-
cnnstudentnews.com


weekend update / news / latest and greatest

Evidence of Learning-
(3 PARTS)

PART 1
FINISH
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMgtpx-Pojc&playnext=1&list=PLE2D21A29AF783395&feature=results_main

Video "Unstoppable Solar Cycles"
1. What does skepticism have to do with science?
2. What if climate change is due to forces beyond our control?
3. How should we weigh the costs and benefits of proposed actions to combat warming? Explain.
4. What if drastic cuts in fossil fuel use would cause more human suffering than warming itself?

PART 2
READ "The Gun Debate" page 6

ANSWER the following 6 quiz questions at this link:

Type your name in to start the quiz (YOU CAN ONLY TAKE IT ONCE)
http://assignments.discoveryeducation.com/?cdPasscode=QB0D8-4C8A

PART 3
USE "The Gun Debate" page 6 to answer the following
In-Depth Questions:
1.Before the mass shooting in Connecticut, do you think the U.S. was moving toward
looser or stricter gun laws? Explain.
2.What arguments do gun-rights groups make in opposition to gun-control legislation?
3.Do you think the nation's gun-control laws are adequate? Explain.

TUESDAY - 28 FEB 2013


WU-
1.
Daryl Cagle - CagleCartoons.com - Groundhog Day Debt Bomb - English - debt crisis,groundhog day,bomb,president barack obama,budget, Groundhog Day, groundhog day 2013
Daryl Cagle - CagleCartoons.com - Groundhog Day Debt Bomb - English - debt crisis,groundhog day,bomb,president barack obama,budget, Groundhog Day, groundhog day 2013


2.
Dave Granlund - Politicalcartoons.com - Chuck Hagel hearing - English - Chuck hagel, Sen Hagel, Secretary of Defense, Defense Secretary, Confirmation, confirm, GOP, Purple Heart, attacked, questions, nominated, Viet Nam vet, grunt, Army, infantry, sgt, wounded
Dave Granlund - Politicalcartoons.com - Chuck Hagel hearing - English - Chuck hagel, Sen Hagel, Secretary of Defense, Defense Secretary, Confirmation, confirm, GOP, Purple Heart, attacked, questions, nominated, Viet Nam vet, grunt, Army, infantry, sgt, wounded

3.
John Darkow - Columbia Daily Tribune, Missouri - Palins Fifteen Minutes - English - Sarah, Palin, Fox, News, interview, contract
John Darkow - Columbia Daily Tribune, Missouri - Palins Fifteen Minutes - English - Sarah, Palin, Fox, News, interview, contract


In Class-
cnnstudentnews.com (with accompanying cnnstudent weekly questions)


CI - quiz...the real deal

http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/politics/2013/01/30/sot-gabrielle-giffords-statement-at-gun-hearing.cnn
http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/crime/2013/01/31/ac-al-hostage-suspect-doomsday-prepper-fix.cnn
http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/us/2013/01/30/ac-dnt-tuchman-border-security.cnn
http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/10/26/china-nyt-censorship.cnn
http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/us/2013/01/29/dnt-ma-trunk-remote-car-explosion.wbz

"Should women be allowed to serve in combat roles within the military?"
E of L discussion

Video "Unstoppable Solar Cycles"
1. What does skepticism have to do with science?
2. What if climate change is due to forces beyond our control?
3. How should we weigh the costs and benefits of proposed actions to combat warming? Explain.
4. What if drastic cuts in fossil fuel use would cause more human suffering than warming itself?

Evidence of Learning-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMgtpx-Pojc&playnext=1&list=PLE2D21A29AF783395&feature=results_main

Video "Unstoppable Solar Cycles"
1. What does skepticism have to do with science?
2. What if climate change is due to forces beyond our control?
3. How should we weigh the costs and benefits of proposed actions to combat warming? Explain.
4. What if drastic cuts in fossil fuel use would cause more human suffering than warming itself?

WEDNESDAY - 30 JAN 2013



WU-

Week of Jan. 25 quiz and
types of governments and taxes questions




In Class-

cnnstudentnews.com


Update Current Event Topics for the week of Jan. 28


E of L discussion/review

http://www.usdebtclock.org/

TOPICS FOR FRIDAY'S QUIZ
PRO BOWL –

RAY LEWIS-

NETHERLANDS ABDICATION-

MALI – TIMBUKTU

CO-Concealed Weapon Bill

WOMEN and COMBAT ROLES IN THE MILITARY

IMMIGRATION REFORM

Taxes

U.S. DEBT

Evidence of Learning-
Study for Friday Quiz

RESPOND to following persuasive paragraph prompt:
"Should women be allowed into combat roles/jobs in the military?" Explain/Defend/Support (in 5+ sentences)



MONDAY - 28 JAN 2013


WU-

From new Upfront Magazine (Jan. 7, 2013):

READ "F in Grammar? Maybe It's Your Phone's Fault" (pages 22-23)

CREATE 3 Level Questions (level 1, level 2, level 3)


In Class-

cnnstudentnews.com


weekend update / news / latest and greatest


E of L discussion/review


Evidence of Learning-

Go Online to Complete "The Nuts and Bolts of Government"




MONDAY - 28 JAN 2013

WU-
From new Upfront Magazine (Jan. 7, 2013):
READ "F in Grammar? Maybe It's Your Phone's Fault" (pages 22-23)
CREATE 3 Level Questions (level 1, level 2, level 3)

In Class-
cnnstudentnews.com

weekend update / news / latest and greatest

E of L discussion/review

Evidence of Learning-
Go Online to Complete "The Nuts and Bolts of Government"


THURSDAY - 24 JAN 2013

WU-
From new Upfront Magazine (Jan. 7, 2013):
READ last page "Is America Losing Its Competitive Edge?"
ANSWER the following:
-Which side do you agree with? Why? Defend your response.

In Class-
cnnstudentnews.com
weekend update / news / latest and greatest

Britons to Break from EU?

Mini Current Events Quiz

E of L discussion - What is government? How does it work? Like a business?
Share out with our examples:
3 Level Questions (using our Upfront Magazine)
http://teachers.usd497.org/kgrinnel/3levelsofquestions.htm
Level 1 - Text to Text (recall/its right there!)
Level 2 - Text to Self (analysis/inference)
Level 3 - Text to World (synthesis/beyond the text)

Evidence of Learning-
NEW Upfront Magazine (Jan. 7, 2013)

READ TWO Articles and ANSWER the questions below:

FIRST ONE - page 6 "The New Face of America"
1. What factors have contributed to the change?
2. This transformation has been swifter than any other racial or ethnic shift in world history.
What challenges might this present for the the U.S.?
3. Do you think the U.S. will ever be colorblind? Why?

SECOND ONE - page 12 "Obama's In-Box"
1. What do sticky notes on the photo represent?
2. How do the notes compare with your own ideas about what President Obama needs to accomplish in his second term?
Which tasks do you think are most important? Why?
3. What do you think the author means by the "second term curse"?
4. What do you think is the most important issue for President Obama to tackle in the next four years?

TUES - 22 JAN 2013

WU-
President Obama's Second Inauguration
READ
http://swampland.time.com/2013/01/22/obamas-inaugural-speech-was-bold-but-following-through-wont-be-easy/print/
ANSWER
1. What were some key parts of his 18 min. inaugural address? Describe his focus during this second term.
2. Describe the response to his address. How does each side feel about it?
3. Why do you think it was a considerably "toned-down" inauguration vs. 4 years ago? Explain.

In Class-
cnnstudentnews.com
weekend update / news / latest and greatest

glogster presentations

Lindsey/Alex
http://www.glogster.com/bigcro/africa/g-6l13mdjsjoj7odp1ls2hpa0
Megan/Sammie/Angel
http://www.glogster.com/megsloberg/liechtenstein/g-6l13me8jk7c3d0vtjq748a0
Q
http://www.glogster.com/quinchek/american-relations/g-6l13md45pfl5b225k6spra0Evahttp://www.glogster.com/evvaleave/middle-east-watcha/g-6l13mip86cc9hoct02d6da0''

E of L discussion - What is government? How does it work? Like a business?
3 Level Questions (using our Upfront Magazine)

http://teachers.usd497.org/kgrinnel/3levelsofquestions.htm
Level 1 - Text to Text (recall/its right there!)
Level 2 - Text to Self (analysis/inference)
Level 3 - Text to World (synthesis/beyond the text)

Evidence of Learning-
READ and USE "The Africa You Haven't Heard About" Upfront Magazine (pages 8-9)
CREATE from the reading - 2 questions at each of the 3 Levels (levels 1,2,3) of Questioning

THURS - 17 JAN 2013

WU-
End of Week - Political Cartoons

1. Lance Armstrong - Tour de Fraud

By Taylor Jones, El Nuevo Dia, Puerto Rico - 1/16/2013 12:00:00 AM






Taylor Jones - El Nuevo Dia, Puerto Rico - Lance Armstrong - Tour de Fraud - COLOR - English - lance,armstrong,cycling,tour de france,liar,lying,blood doping,steroids,performance enhancing drugs,sports scandal,dishonesty,role model,hoax,cynicism,cheating
Taylor Jones - El Nuevo Dia, Puerto Rico - Lance Armstrong - Tour de Fraud - COLOR - English - lance,armstrong,cycling,tour de france,liar,lying,blood doping,steroids,performance enhancing drugs,sports scandal,dishonesty,role model,hoax,cynicism,cheating









2. Dreamliner 787 problems

By Dave Granlund, Politicalcartoons.com - 1/16/2013 12:00:00 AM






Dave Granlund - Politicalcartoons.com - Dreamliner 787 problems - English - Dreamliner, aircraft, jetliner, airliner, jet, transportation, passengers, flying, safety, design, plastic,repairs, fire, parts, groundings, airports, FAA, 787, glitches
Dave Granlund - Politicalcartoons.com - Dreamliner 787 problems - English - Dreamliner, aircraft, jetliner, airliner, jet, transportation, passengers, flying, safety, design, plastic,repairs, fire, parts, groundings, airports, FAA, 787, glitches


In Class-
Current Events of the last 2 weeks...Quiz (T/F, M/C...)

cnnstudentnews.com

clips of Lance Armstrong,

President Obama executive orders (gun violence prevention)
http://www.cnn.com/2013/01/16/politics/gun-laws-battle/index.html?hpt=hp_c1

Judging Mental Health in Real-Time...(Wed. 16 JAN 2013)
http://www.npr.org/programs/all-things-considered/

glogster work time (approximately 30 min.)
(and presentations)

How does government work? Operate? Is it similar to a business? DIfferent? Should it be?

U.S. Snapshot Fact Sheet


Evidence of Learning-
PART 1
Research and Respond to these discussion questions from class:
1. How does the U.S. government work? Operate?
2. Is it similar to a business? DIfferent?
3. Should it be business? Why?

TUES - 15 JAN 2013

WU-
Lance Armstrong/Oprah Winfrey article-
1. What is the controversy?
2. Why do you think he has decided to come forward about it now?
3. Should we care? What do you believe the reaction (from the public) will be?

In Class-
http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/main/2013/01/congress-somewhere-below-cockroaches-traffic-jams-and-nickleback-in-americans-esteem.html

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/08/congress-approval-rating-nickelback-cockroaches_n_2435601.html

cnnstudentnews.com

ranweiler's example:
http://www.glogster.com/ranweilerc/ci-usrelationships/g-6m3f9qe1ikc3r3b3f83kha0?old_view=True
Evidence of Learning-
Discussed U.S. relationships with other countries around the world and divided groups of 6. Each group is investigating the relationship between the U.S. and one of 6 areas of the world (based on our Upfront Magazine Dec.10/17 issue).
1. Focus on the general relationship with the area and then
2. pick 1 country from the region to do the following:
(population, economy, politics, military, trade, agreements/treaties, history, etc.)
3. The information and research will be put on glogster.com to be presented in the next class.


WED - 28 AUG 2013

WU-
1.
Dave Granlund - Politicalcartoons.com - Second Amendment and NRA - English - 2nd ammendment, second amendment, NRA, National Rifle Association, gun control, assault weapons, ar15, large clips, gun clips, gun owners, rifles, pistols, handgun, hand gun, bullets, constitution, right to bear arms
Dave Granlund - Politicalcartoons.com - Second Amendment and NRA - English - 2nd ammendment, second amendment, NRA, National Rifle Association, gun control, assault weapons, ar15, large clips, gun clips, gun owners, rifles, pistols, handgun, hand gun, bullets, constitution, right to bear arms

2.
Randy Bish - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - BASEBALL HALL OF FAME, COLOR - English - BASEBALL, HALL OF FAME, STEROIDS, DRUGS
Randy Bish - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - BASEBALL HALL OF FAME, COLOR - English - BASEBALL, HALL OF FAME, STEROIDS, DRUGS


Read and Respond to current event article
In Class-
cnnstudentnews.com

Presentation of the 5 W's of each:
8 groups

Upfront Magazine introduction...look over the issue
"America's Challenges 2013"

printables
http://upfront.scholastic.com/issues/12_10_12/Printables

Evidence of Learning-
The New York Times - Upfront "Snapshots" (1-10) - LAST PAGE of Dec.10 & 17 issue

What is the status of Venezuela's Hugo Chavez? Health? Presidency? Etc.


WED - 9 JAN 2013

WU-
What does "Contemporary Issues" mean? What are you looking to get out of this class?

In Class-
Discussed Syllabus/Expectations

cnnstudentnews.com

Evidence of Learning-
We divided up into 8 groups and each group was responsible for researching relevant info./5 W's (to be presented next class - FRIDAY, 11 JAN)
1-Super Storm Sandy
2-Congressional Approval Rating
3-Syria Violence / Rebels
4-Fiscal Cliff
5-Fracking
6-Gun Rights / Gun Control
7-Climate Change
8-Election 2012 effects - Republican Party



































WED - 16 DEC 2011

6th HOUR
WU-
http://www.freep.com/article/20111215/NEWS07/111215014/bird-crash-death-Utah
http://www.timesdaily.com/stories/Dollar-coin-Heads-it-fails-tails-it-fails,185478
http://www.npr.org/2011/12/14/143727491/norwegian-bakery-gets-by-during-butter-shortage
IN CLASS-
cnnstudentnews.com

classmarker.com current events quiz

Contemporary Issues with Friends

Continue working on Final Project

E of L-
Continue working on Final Project

WED - 14 DEC 2011

6th HOUR
WU-
Monumental Fracking legislation in CO!
http://www.9news.com/video/1325796709001/1/Colorado-approves-fracking-disclosure-rules-

New CSU head football coach
http://www.9news.com/video/default.aspx?aid=133240

Time Person of the Year
http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/45657166/ns/today-today_celebrates_2011/

IN CLASS-
cnnstudentnews.com

Continue working on Final Project

E of L-
...

MON - 12 DEC 2011

6th HOUR
WU-
1. weekend update in the world of:
international / national / state / local / sports / science / etc.
2. + / - of Socratic Seminars

IN CLASS-
the future
http://www.bing.com/travel/content/search?q=Wacky+Travel+Gadgets%3a+The+Flying+Car&FORM=TRSSPG

cnnstudentnews.com (journal reaction)
cnnstudentnews.com
1. How do you think that the international community might learn about an event that reporters are not able to observe?
2. What is the purpose of a climate change conference in Durban, South Africa? What was said in the report about a pact signed at the conference? Why do you think some individuals, countries and industries might be opposed to such a pact?

introduce Finals Project

E of L-
Continue working on Finals Project

THURS - 8 DEC 2011

6th HOUR
WU-
Read "Carbon Ranching"
http://www.npr.org/2011/12/07/142947234/can-carbon-ranching-offset-emissions-in-calif
1. Your reaction to the reading
2. What is the % chance of it working or going global?

IN CLASS-
cnnstudentnews.com
*How long could you go without the use of technology?
*What would be the benefits of doing this?

Socratic Seminar
-From "A Day in the Life on the Campaign Trail"

E of L-
At conclusion of the Socratic Seminar, we responded to these 3 questions:
1. Are we seeing the "real deal" candidate? Or is this an "act"?
2. What does a successful campaign look like?
3. Describe some adversitities that a candidate needs to endure along the way.

TUES - 6 DEC 2011

6th HOUR
WU-
I provide the topic...you provide the current event:
1. Economy
2. Sports
3. Politics
4. Space
5. Environment or ?

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/envoy/queen-england-faces-pay-freeze-171306178.html
IN CLASS-
Carl Azus and ...
cnnstudentnews.com

http://www.npr.org/programs/morning-edition/

Household Wives Tales / Urban legends...

USE THE P.O.L.E model:
*gather the background
*show 2 sides
*your conclusion based on the evidence

EVIDENCE OR LEARNING-
READ "A Day on the Campaign Trail" from the new Upfront magazine
-annotate your reading (highlight, circle, underline) and
-in the margins write down any questions or comments you have (your thinking)...
BE PREPARED TO SHOW YOUR THINKING and DISCUSS IT AT NEXT CLASS (Socratic Seminar) on
Thursday, 8 DEC 2011

FRI- 2 DEC 2011

6th HOUR
WU-
Political Cartoon Friday!
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Daryl Cagle - MSNBC.com - Pakistan and Obama COLOR - English - Barack Obama, Pakistan, terrorisn, war, suicide, dynamite.guns, money, grenade, bomb, AK-47
Daryl Cagle - MSNBC.com - Pakistan and Obama COLOR - English - Barack Obama, Pakistan, terrorisn, war, suicide, dynamite.guns, money, grenade, bomb, AK-47


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In Class-
grade - buzzword crosswords

"The Last Draftee Standing" set to retire...

cnnstudentnews

Looking a little deeper at the data/graphs/charts
-upfront site and magazine

focus on Myanmar
external image mmnewz.gif

http://www.google.com/imgres?q=images+of+myanmar+new+capital&hl=en&biw=1024&bih=648&tbm=isch&tbnid=z9fbWkTApST0aM:&imgrefurl=http://blog.miragestudio7.com/naypyidaw-burmas-new-capital/1487/&docid=tapnRIDRme3K0M&imgurl=http://cdn.miragestudio7.com/wp-content/uploads2/2007/10/naypyidaw_burma_myanmar_new_capital_city.jpg&w=468&h=310&ei=Fl7YTtjDOqqaiALf0ZGFCg&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=103&vpy=161&dur=2561&hovh=183&hovw=276&tx=133&ty=106&sig=115586738533915663438&page=1&tbnh=150&tbnw=205&start=0&ndsp=15&ved=1t:429,r:0,s:0

http://www.npr.org/2011/11/18/142506821/myanmars-capital-a-white-elephant-in-the-jungle
http://www.npr.org/2011/11/30/142929288/secretary-clinton-makes-historic-trip-to-myanmar

http://security.blogs.cnn.com/2011/12/01/dinner-with-suu-kyi/?hpt=hp_t2

Brainstorm urban myths
In computer lab to investigate!

Evidence of Learning-
Upfront Magazine?

WED - 30 NOV 2011

6th HOUR
WU-
What are 3 qualities that American society desires its presidential candidates to possess?

In Class-
cnnstudentnews.com

Buzz words quiz

Correlation questions connected to your graphs
1. What is the category that you chose to compare? Why did you choose it?
2. When looking at the data, what stands out to you the most?
3. How do you explain any major differences between regions?
4. Name another category that may have been interesting to investigate.


Looking a little deeper at the data/graphs/charts
-upfront site and magazine

focus on Myanmar
http://www.npr.org/2011/11/18/142506821/myanmars-capital-a-white-elephant-in-the-jungle

"The Last Draftee Standing" set to retire...

Evidence of Learning-
1. 5 or more
2. Create a list of Urban Myths...the 5 second rule, is watching tv in the dark bad for your eyes...

MON - 28 NOV 2011

6th HOUR
WU-
On your Warmup answer the following:
"Is the U.S. winning the war on terrorism?" Yes/No? Explain.

In Class-
Five Fast Facts
EGYPT
NFL
NBA
SYRACUSE
NASA
*I will quiz you on these areas on Wednesday

We went over Buzzwords in the media and will have a quiz on those as well on Wednesday


Evidence of Learning-
2 PARTS
A. STUDY for the BUZZS in MEDIA QUIZ

B. Use the Upfront Magazine (pages 13-35) to do the following:
1. Pick 3 countries from each of the 5 regions listed. (15 total)
2. Pick 1 category (examples such as literacy rate, per capita GDP, etc.)
3. CREATE A BARGRAPH with each country you picked comparing the category of these countries.

MON - 21 NOV 2011

6th HOUR
WU-
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0811/61070.html
The super stuck committee
The super stuck committee

Mike Keefe Editorial Cartoon
Mike Keefe Editorial Cartoon



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In Class-
weekend update

cnnstudentnews.com

SCOOP discussion

Buzz words / phrases activity

Evidence of Learning-
Finish Buzz words / phrases handout (due the MONDAY AFTER BREAK - 28 NOV)

THURS - 17 NOV 2011

6th HOUR
WU-
http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2011/11/17/intv-aussie-us-relations-riminton.cnn
Write your reaction/response to this...why? concerns whom? response from other countries?

In Class-
cnnstudentnews.com

SCOOP discussion paragraph

Wacky news...corpses in Moscow, bacteria at McD's

Myths - reading and in lab

Reading time - Upfront Magazine

Evidence of Learning-
Upfront Magazine-"12 for 2012: World Leaders to Watch"
1. Which of these leaders is the newest to their job? Longest serving? (names and years)
2. Name the leader you think is going to have the most difficult with their job. Explain.
3. List the leader that you feel is going to have a smooth ride as head of their state. Explain.
4. Look at all of these 12 leaders together. What are 3 generalizations/correlations/similarities that you find amongst them.
(think in terms of social, geography, style, time, relationships, etc.)

TUES - 15 NOV 2011

6th HOUR
WU-
On your Warmup:
Write a current event topic related to each sphere
local / state / national / international / galactical

In Class-
Collect persuasive essays on draft/volunteer/compulsory
cnnstudentnews.com
Newt Gingrich rise in polls
Find a current event from the national level over the last 7 days
mummified bodies / mcdonalds bacteria swabbing / myths of healthy eating
http://www.bing.com/travel/content/search?q=Wacky+Travel+Gadgets%3a+The+Flying+Car&FORM=TRSSPG

Evidence of Learning-

1. Find and print off a current event from the LAST 7 DAYS
2. Fill out PARTS 1
3. For PART 2 - Use 6 different colors to color code (highlight) within the text each part of the SOAPSTone
4. Do the correct bibliography for PART 3 of the SCOOP handout (do not do PART 4)

FRI - 11 NOV 2011
6th HOUR
WU-
external image 111011coletoon.jpg-

Should JoePa have been allowed to finish the season or was his immediate dismissal the correct decision?


In Class-
Veterans Day background/discussion
ppt


Types of Military Service:
Military Draft
Volunteer Service
Compulsory/Conscript Service

Introduce Persuasive Essay
"Which type of military service should the U.S. utilize?" (choose ONE of the 3 above)

Evidence of Learning-
TYPED Persuasive Essay DUE TUESDAY 15 NOV

WED - 9 NOV 2011

6th HOUR
WU-
READ article about child dying in the streets of Beijing and
ANSWER the 3 HIGHLIGHTED questions.

In Class-
collected and discussed E of L
cnnstudentnews.com
catching up on the latest and greatest current events (ppt)
dangers of the open mic
http://www.cnn.com/2011/11/08/world/europe/france-sarkozy-netanyahu/index.html?hpt=hp_bn3

Evidence of Learning-

MON - 7 NOV 2011

6th HOUR
WU-
READ article and respond to the questions (at the bottom of the reading):


In Class-
Collect Take Home Current Events Quiz

WATCH cnnstudentnews.com

THERE ARE 2 DIFFERENT HALF SHEET COPIES TO ANSWER
PART A and PART B
A. READ Upfront Magazine* story on "Lyin' Eyes" and
ANSWER these half sheet questions:


*use your copy or go to the laptops/netbooks (there are some reserved if needed) and follow these instructions:

UPFRONT MAGAZINE HOME PAGE

http://upfront.scholastic.com/

Go to gray/brown STUDENT box on left side,

Password is congress

Find CO, click GO

Find Ranweiler, click GO


B. WATCH the following videos on eyewitness testimony from CBS 60 Minutes and
ANSWER the 3 questions (on the document below the links):

Part 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-SBTRLoPuo
Part 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4V6aoYuDcg&feature=relmfu


Evidence of Learning-
READ "Saudia Arabia's Freedom Riders" (in the Upfront Magazine):
CREATE 3 LEVEL questions from the article.

THURS - 3 NOV 2011

6th HOUR
WU-
Greek Barter article

1. What is barter? Why did people, at some point in history, turn to currency rather than barter?
2. What is the Euro? What is one reason the barter groups lack confidence in the value of the Euro?
3. What can people do to survive and prepare for difficult times? How well have Americans done this?

In Class-
1. What is the G20? What SHOULD they be discussing?
2. What is creativity? Why should it be studied?
take the following quiz and see how you do...
http://www.newscurrents.com/intro/quiz.html

Evidence of Learning-
The Week of Oct 24 news quiz is due on MON 7 NOV


TUES - 1 NOV 2011

6th HOUR
WU-
1. What is the purpose of an election?
2. How often does CO hold elections?
3. Can you name any candidates or initiatives/referendums on todays ballots?
In Class-
cnnstudentnews.com
Latest/greatest local,state,national,international news
*highlights in EU, sports, elections

1 - The EU/Greece Bailout Plan
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/27/world/europe/german-vote-backs-bailout-fund-as-rifts-remain-in-talks.html?_r=1
2 - European Con Game?
http://www.npr.org/player/v2/mediaPlayer.html?action=1&t=1&islist=false&id=141802499&m=141855716
3 - Greece says what?
http://www.npr.org/player/v2/mediaPlayer.html?action=1&t=1&islist=false&id=141802499&m=141855716

In computer lab:
1. Pick a CO city.
2. What are some of the ballot measures that are on the ballot in this city? Give a description/background of it/them.

Evidence of Learning-
READ "Battle Over the Paddle" from the Upfront Magazine.
CREATE 3 Level Questions from the article.
3 Level Questioning
Level 1 - You can point to the answer right in the text (text to text)
Level 2 - You have to look between the lines using inference/background knowledge (text to self)
Level 3 - You are creating a question that may be a discussion topic - a kind of synthesis / it is more global in scale (text to world)

FRI - 28 OCT 2011

6th HOUR

WU-
READ story about getting lost in a maze

ANSWER 2,5,6 that follow the reading

In Class-
Finished Conspiracy Theory presentations and TURNED IN the P.O.L.E. notes we took on each presentation
Watched Jesse Ventura "HAARP" episode 1 (it can be found on youtube.com)
and answered a
P
O
L
E
handout on it

Evidence of Learning-
FIND A STATE or LOCAL Current Event story and complete the following SCOOP sheet about it.


WED - 26 OCT 2011
6th HOUR
NO SCHOOL

FRI - 21 OCT 2011

6th HOUR

WU-
Watch cnn.com video on Gaddafi's capture/death
-What does the Libyan Transition Council need to do next to establish a stable government? Describe 2 or 3 things.


In Class-

http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/us/2011/10/20/am-carrol-exotic-animals.cnn

-Finish Conspiracy presentations

-WATCH "Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura - Season 1 / Episode 1 - HAARP)

-Jesse Ventura - HAARP
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDfwHU7Cw6g

-ANSWER the
P
O
L
E
1/2 sheet


Evidence of Learning-

WED - 19 OCT 2011

6th HOUR

WU-
READ
ANSWER the questions that follow.

In Class-
DISCUSS Warmup

WATCH "Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura - Season 1 / Episode 1 - HAARP)

Jesse Ventura - HAARP
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDfwHU7Cw6g

ANSWER the
P
O
L
E
1/2 sheet


WATCH cnnstudentnews.com with remaining 10 minutes of class

Evidence of Learning-
Finish POLE 1/2 sheet

MON - 17 OCT 2011

6th HOUR
WU-
cnnstudentnews.com

1. How would you describe the Occupy Wall Street protests? What are they protesting?
2. Why are some people staging similar protests in other countries?
3. What do you think influences whether a protest stays peaceful or turns violent?

In Class-
Finish Conspiracy Theories Presentations

Evidence of Learning-
NO E of L

THURS - 13 OCT 2011

6th HOUR

WU-
http://www.npr.org/player/v2/mediaPlayer.html?action=1&t=1&islist=false&id=141211639&m=141211275
http://www.npr.org/player/v2/mediaPlayer.html?action=1&t=1&islist=false&id=141211639&m=141211275

In Class-
Collect E of L
cnnstudentnews.com
present Conspiracy Theories

Evidence of Learning-
FIND and BRING TO CLASS a political cartoon related to an event occurring over the next 3 days (physical copy or link)

TUES - 11 OCT 2011

6th HOUR

WU-
http://www.cnn.com/2011/10/10/tech/web/netflix-qwikster-reaction/index.html?hpt=hp_bn6
http://blog.netflix.com/2011/10/dvds-will-be-staying-at-netflixcom.html
http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/showbiz/2011/09/21/conan-netflix-video-apology.tbs
1. What caused the reversal of plans?
2. Will it work?
3. Descibe the future of Netflix and other companies like this.

In Class-
cnnstudentnews.com

complete Conspiracy Project

Evidence of Learning-
READ the story in the attachment and ANSWER 2,4,6,8,11


THURS - 6 OCT 2011

WU-

Political Cartoon - Look at the cartoon and answer the questions underneath.

Farewell to the gadget king
Farewell to the gadget king

1. Who was Steve Jobs?

2. What contributions to society did he make?

3. Describe a way that he (and his legacy) should be remembered?

In Class-
http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/us/2011/10/05/pkg-steve-jobs-obit-simon.cnn
Shared an example with a project dedicated to it.
http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/List_of_conspiracy_theories
Introduced "Conspiracy Theories - Investigated!"

Project work time

Evidence of Learning-
Continue working on project (as an individual or with a partner)
There will SOME work time on Tuesday, 11 OCT and its
DUE on THURSDAY, 13 OCT

TUES - 4 OCT 2011

6th HOUR

WU-
Read the article on flashing headlights in FL and answer questions 2,6,7

In Class-
watch today's cnnstudentnews.com
introduced Conspiracy Theory and discussed the framework that we will will be investigating specific types of conspiracy theories:
(see ppt and areas listed below)

Definition
Purpose
Origin
Historical Connection
Legitimacy
Effects

Evidence of Learning-
PART 1
Use Upfront Magazine 3 OCT edition, READ "Who Shrank My Doritos" and ANSWER the following:
1. Take a position:
Should there be a law forcing food manufacturers to alert customers to changes in packaging?
2. What would be the benefits and drawbacks of such legislation?
3. Describe some ways that food makers have tried to justify smaller packages.
4. Is this clever or sneaky? Why?

PART 2
WRITE down 3 examples of Conspiracy Theories (contemporary and historical) that you would like to possibly investigate.

FRI - 29 SEPT 2011

6th HOUR

WU-
What is the most valuable resource? Why? How would you ensure access to it?

In Class-
collected prezi.com presentation quiz answers (16 questions were asked from presentations in class)

cnnstudentnews.com

Jesse Ventura's Conspiracy Theory - "2012" (Season 1, Episode 7)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fuEgUk4AMiM

Evidence of Learning-

WED - 28 SEPT 2011

6th HOUR

WU-
Give one example of a current event from each of these levels:
local/state-
national-
international-
In Class-
Finish prezi.com presentations
quiz on them
"hey guys..."
"objectified names"
http://www.npr.org/templates/rundowns/rundown.php?prgId=3

Evidence of Learning-
ANSWER these Contemporary Issues prezi.com quiz questions (there is also a word document to save/print if needed):
1. What does dissolvable tobacco look like?
2. Why was there a public outcry over the execution of Tory Davis?
3. Approximately how many people have been killed in Mexico since 2006?
4. What does the U.S. want to sell to Taiwan?
5. How many U.S. hikers were originally detained?
6. Why are some districts in CO considering a later school starting date?
7. How much does NASA's UARS Satellite weigh?
8. What is Google being accused of in regards to its search engine?
9. What approach did the A's use to creating a winning team in 2002?
10. Where did Travis Forbes plead guilty for his crime of murder?
11. What is the new company that Netflix created?
12. Who was executed on September 21 for the brutal murder of James Byrd Jr.?
13. What has the government accused Sea World of in the death of one of their whale trainers?
14. What is the military policy that was repealed September 2011?
15. Who is Levi Johnston? What is he promoting?
16. Where has the listeria outbreak been traced back to? How many people have died?



MON - 26 SEPT 2011

6th HOUR

WU-
What should you expect from the government?
What should the government expect from you?

In Class-
prezi.com presentations (5 W's) on current events topics below...
http://www.cnn.com/2011/09/25/health/cuba-nyad-swim/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

bills
lions
satellite
greece
???

Evidence of Learning-
In the Upfront Magazine-

READ "America's Forgotten War" (pages 18-21)
ANSWER the following questions:

1. Why is the Mexican-American War sometimes looked as a forgotten war?
2. What is the U.S. significance of this war?
3. What were the effects of the war on Mexico? How does it view this was?
4. Describe what the U.S. would be like if this war had not happened?


THURS- 22 SEPT 2011

6th HOUR
WU-
READ the following story "Face-ID Tools Pose New Risk" and RESPOND to #2 and #3 of the Discussion questions.


In Class-
The Scoop Discussion
Watched CNNstudentnews.com
Pick one of the following Contemporary Issues topics (Find the 5 W's and Explain the relevance of your story) and put on a prezi.com

11-Greece (austerity measures - what's going on there)

15-Taiwan-U.S. F-16 arms sale (China response/reaction)

99-Netflix new move/new company (reaction)

16-Cherokee nation and Freedmen (decision/reaction)

6-Execution of Troy Davis

13-Execution of Lawrence Russel Brewer

1-NASA satellite returning to Earth

7-U.S. hikers in Iran released

14-Levi Johnston book on Palin

5-Colorado changing school starting date?

9-Latest listeria news / investigation in CO

8-Sea World whale trainer death trial

2-Latest violence in Mexico

4-Google in Washington for anti-trust sub-committee

3-Repeal of "don't ask, don't tell" military policy

10-U.S. against Palestine state recognition in United Nations

17-Moneyball

12-R.J. Reynolds / dissolvable tobacco in CO




Evidence of Learning-

The above prezi.com presentation for Monday, 26 SEPT


TUES - 20 SEPT 2011


6th HOUR

WU-
go to link, respond to questions about the cartoon:
http://upfront.scholastic.com/resource/uploads_upfront/Issues/091911/UPF-091911-Online-TE.pdf


In Class-


Go over weekend update current events
quiz on weekend events
cnnstudentnews.com
netflix/qwikster
http://www.npr.org/player/v2/mediaPlayer.html?action=1&t=1&islist=false&id=140606651&m=140607309
do a SCOOP on a possible topic discussed in class today...


Evidence of Learning-

What is the problem going on in Greece right now? How could it affect or impact Europe? The U.S.?


FRI - 16 SEPT 2011

6th HOUR
WU-
Listen to following radio story
http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2011/09/15/140512617/stagnant-checking-in-on-the-economy-in-chillicothe-ohio
and respond to these questions
1. How does the stagnant economy affect local communities?
2. What kind or types of jobs should be created to help the economy?

In Class-
Discussed student plans to cut the budget and fund new jobs bill

Each student receives an Upfront current events magazine and reads "Arab Spring" and "Africa's Quiet Resurgence" and responds to the questions on the following attachment:


CNNstudentnews.com

finger boarding championships

Evidence of Learning-
READ the Upfront Magazine article on "10 Supreme Court Cases Every Teen Should Know" and annotate the reading for a discussion on Tuesday...ALSO pay attention to any current events occurring over Saturday, Sunday and Monday for a possible quiz.

WED - 14 SEPT 2011

6th HOUR

WU-
Take a look at this political cartoon...what is it saying to you?
obama.gop.elephant.jpg
In Class-
Use the following websites and others you find on you own to tackle the Jobs Bill Proposal assignment...listed after the websites...
Whitehouse Jobs Bill overview:
http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2011/09/08/fact-sheet-american-jobs-act

GOP Jobs Bill summary:
http://www.gop.gov/policy-news/11/09/13/summary-of-the-presidents

Federal Government Expenditures:
http://www.publicagenda.org/charts/federal-budget-expenditures
Jobs Bill Proposal (
1-List 2 areas of Obama's Jobs Bill that both Democrats and Republicans agree upon.
2-List 2 areas of Obama's Jobs Bill that Democrats and Republicans DISagree upon.
3-Cut $447 Billion from the 2010 Government Expenditures (use the 3rd website above to help you)
*DO NOT zero any area!
4-Describe the potential impact to the areas that you chose to cut (How could the cuts affect people?)
...It can be written our typed...
Evidence of Learning-
Finish Jobs Bill assignment for Friday 16 SEPT 2011

http://www.npr.org/2011/09/14/140432917/freedoms-flourish-on-walls-across-tripoli

MON - 12 SEPT 2011


6th HOUR

WU-
Take a look at this political cartoon...what is it saying to you?


uncle.sam.driving.9.11.jpg

In Class-
Returned and discussed the Green Daily Discussion Questions and Quiz
How does our government work? Operate? Is it similar or different to the way a business works?
The President's Job Speech
cnnstudentnews.com for 12 SEPT 2011

Evidence of Learning-
PART 1
"The Oil Curse"...We listened the following story:
http://www.npr.org/player/v2/mediaPlayer.html?action=1&t=1&islist=false&id=140110346&m=140228395

and responded to these questions:
1. What country discovered oil and took a different approach?
2. Describe 1 of the 3 ways that this country overcame the oil curse.

PART 2
Find an article about how a different country or area of the world reacted to the 10th anniversary of 9/11.
Print it out.
Write a paragraph summary (5 or more sentences) of the article you have chosen.
Staple them together.


THURS - 8 SEPT 2011

6th HOUR

WU-
What role should the Federal Government play in fixing the present economy and job situation?

In Class-
Collected E of L
Finished U.S. Relationships glogster presentations
cnnstudentnews.com

How does government work? Operate? Is it similar to a business? DIfferent? Should it be?

U.S. Snapshot Fact Sheet


Evidence of Learning-
PART 1
Research and Respond to these discussion questions from class:
1. How does government work? Operate?
2. Is it similar to a business? DIfferent?
3. Should it be?
PART 2
Watch President Obama's speech to Congress OR Read a transcript
AND Respond to the following:
1. What is The Plan proposed by the President (focus on 2 or more areas)?
2. Give an impression of the Republican response/reaction to the President's plan.
3. What is YOUR REACTION to the President's speech and plan?

TUES - 6 SEPT 2011

6th HOUR

WU-
How should the 10 year anniversary of 9/11 be remembered or commemorated? Explain.

In Class-
Collected 3 level questions
Continued presenting glogster.com U.S. Relationships posters
cnnstudentnews.com for 9/6

Evidence of Learning-
Green handout (quiz questions and PICK ONE OF THE Daily Discussion Questions and respond to it in the blank space at the bottom)


THURS - 2 SEPT 2011

6th HOUR

WU-
http://www.time.com/time/covers/0,16641,20110905,00.html

Time photo of Gaddafi...What is this covering trying to say?

In Class-
Began presenting glogster.com posters on U.S. Relationships with other countries
*If you did not present this day, YOU WILL BE PRESENTING ON TUESDAY, 6 SEPT.
We divided up into 8 groups and were assigned a story to read (from NY Times Upfront) and create 3 questions from the "3 Level Questioning Model"
3 Level Questioning
Level 1 - You can point to the answer right in the text (text to text)
Level 2 - You have to look between the lines using inference/background knowledge (text to self)
Level 3 - You are creating a question that may be a discussion topic - a kind of synthesis / it is more global in scale (text to world)

Evidence of Learning-
Read your article, design your 3 levels of questions...bring the questions and the newsmagazine to the next class.

TUES - 30 AUG 2011

6th HOUR

WU-
If you were on the east coast during Hurricane Irene....Describe what each of your 5 senses would encounter.

In Class-
Weekend Update - we discussed current events from the weekend
Reviewed some info. from last week
Watched cnnstudentnews.com for 30 AUG 2011

Discussed U.S. relationships with other countries around the world and divided into teams of 2. Each team investigating the relationship between the U.S. and one of 16 countries.
(population, economy, politics, military, trade, agreements/treaties, history, etc.)
There information and research will be put on glogster.com to be presented in the next class.

Evidence of Learning-
Continue working on glogster.com / U.S. relationships that will be presented next class - 1 SEPT

http://ranweilerc.glogster.com/ci-usrelationships/

FRI - 26 AUG 2011

6th HOUR

WU-
Respond to the following prompt:
"Should the U.S. be involved with the events of Libya? Explain."

In Class-
Each group (1-8) shared the info. they gathered from last class

Evidence of Learning-
NO E of L

WED - 24 AUG 2011

6th HOUR

WU-
NO WU

In Class-
Discussed Syllabus/Expectations

Evidence of Learning-
We divided up into 8 groups and each group was responsible for researching relevant info./5 W's (to be presented next class - Friday, 26 Aug.)
1-Hurricane Irene
2-Eastern U.S. Earthquakes
3-Famine in Somalia
4-Election 2012
5-CO Earthquake
6-Syria Violence
7-Libya - latest events
8-U.S. Pro Cycling Championships in CO

http://aboutfaceintl.org/services/socialentrepreneurshipinclassroom/methods-of-teaching-current-events/


TUESDAY - 10 FEB 2015

6th HOUR

WU-
1. In regards to the Ukraine...What do you think the U.S. should do?
If we should assist, how so? If we should stand by, then why?

2. In regards to ISIS...
What do you think the U.S. should do?
If we should assist, how so? If we should stand by, then why?


In Class-
E of L DUE-

CI weekly topics thus far...
more snow in the Boston area
Grammys
National Prayer Breakfast

cnnstudentnews.com
1. What are some problems with having more snow hitting the East Coast, especially Boston, MA?
2. Where does Germany sit with the options the U.S. is looking at with assisting Ukraine?
3. How is Putin fairing politically in Russia? Why do you think?
4. What is SpaceX hoping to accomplish in the next day or so? What is the benefit of this object?

Give time / Go over
The Nuts and Bolts of Government...


E of L-
Upfront Magazine - January 7, 2013
(Pages 6-9) "The New Face of America"

1. What factors have contributed to the change? Explain.
2. This transformation has been swifter than any other racial or ethnic shift in world history.
What challenges might this present for the the U.S.?
3. Do you think the U.S. will ever be colorblind? Why?