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American Experience: Term 2 Archive of Weekly Syllabi


Below is a list of assignments and assessments completed thus far in the current marking period.

If you missed a class or an assignment, this archive, along with your X2 online grade report, will give you the opportunity to discover what you missed. It will also provide with the resources to complete all the work that can possibly be completed outside of class. 

 

Past Weekly Syllabi

Dates

  

Term 2 of the Fall Semester Begins

Tracking Thoreau

In-Class:

Homework:Complete October Nature Journal Entry.

Portfolio Update

In-Class:

  • Look in Scored Work folder to compare September Nature Journal response to October Nature Journal response.
  • Edit/revise/update October Nature Journal as needed.
  • Follow these directions to organize files in your Google-Apps drive and link scored assignments to your semester portfolio.

Homework: Complete work not completed in class. October Nature Journal and Semester Portfolio update must be completed before class tomorrow.

Writing Workshop: Reflection Paper

In-Class:

  • Begin drafting reflection papers.
  • Learn about Discovery Drafts- Exploring Ideas and Getting Your Thinking Down on Paper
  • Create a discovery draft. (You can find your discovery draft in the “Shared with Me” section of your Google-Apps.) What goes in your discovery draft? Select an idea from your independent reading digital reader’s response. Copy/paste it into your document and then expand upon it. Follow your ideas wherever they lead you. If you come to a dead end, choose another idea to expand upon. Follow this idea wherever it leads you. Repeat this process until you have filled a page with your thinking. 
  • Individual Writing Conferences.

Homework: Complete work not completed in class.

 

Writing Workshop: Reflection Paper

In-Class:

Homework: Complete work not completed in class.

Writing Workshop: Reflection Paper

In-Class:

  • Continue work on formal rough draft of reflection paper.
  • Print hard copy and begin editing rough draft to create final draft.

Homework: Complete work not completed in class. 

 

10/31/16

to

11/4/16

Writing Workshop: Reflection Paper

In-Class:

  • Finish formal rough draft of reflection paper.
  • Print hard copy and begin editing rough draft to create final draft.
  • Final draft is due at the end of the class period.

Homework: 

  • Complete work not completed in class.
  • Click here to select a vocabulary builder focus for this week and then begin work on building your vocabulary (Vocab. Week # 5 – 11/7 – 11/11).

 

No School: Election Day!

American Literature Sampler

In-Class:

  • Discover the Colonial Period and poet Anne Bradstreet.
  • Whole-class: read and discuss Bradstreet’s “To My Dear and Loving Husband” (p. 96 in lit. book).
  • Respond to Bradstreet’s poem with  Entry # 1 in your Am. Lit. Sampler Digital Reader’s Response.

Homework: 

  • Complete work not completed in class.
  • Continue work on building your vocabulary (Vocab. Week # 5 – 11/7 – 11/11).

American Literature Sampler

In-Class:

  • Discover Neoclassicism and the many works of Benjamin Franklin.
  • Whole-class: read and discuss excerpts from “Poor Richard’s Almanac” (p. 148 in lit. book). 
  • Explore more of Franklin’s aphorisms.
  • Respond to Franklin’s aphorisms with Entry # 2 in your Am. Lit. Sampler Digital Reader’s Response.

Homework: 

  • Complete work not completed in class.
  • Continue work on building your vocabulary (Vocab. Week # 5 – 11/7 – 11/11).

 

No School: Veterans Day!

 

11/7/16

to

11/11/16

American Literature Sampler

In-Class:

  • Discover American Romanticism and the many works of Edgar Allan Poe.
  • View and discuss The Simpson’s interpretation of Poe’s "The Raven" (p. 330 in lit. book)  
  • As a class, we’ll select one work from the period known as American Romanticism (not including “The Raven”).

Homework:  Begin work on building your vocabulary (Vocab. Week # 6  11/14 – 11/18).

American Literature Sampler

In-Class:

Homework: 

  • Complete work not completed in class.
  • Continue work on building your vocabulary (Vocab. Week # 6  11/14 – 11/18).

American Literature Sampler

In-Class:

  • Continue exploration of  American Realism and the work of Kate Chopin.
  • Read and discuss “The Story of an Hour” (p. 642 in lit. book).
  • Respond to “The Story of an Hour” with Entry # 4 in your Am. Lit. Sampler Digital Reader’s Response.

Homework: 

  • Complete work not completed in class.
  • Continue work on building your vocabulary (Vocab. Week # 6  11/14 – 11/18).

Guidance Visit

In-Class:

  • Our friendly neighborhood guidance counselors will visit to get us ready for the next part of your junior year!
  • Here are some links you’ll need today:

Homework: Continue work on building your vocabulary (Vocab. Week # 6  11/14 – 11/18).

 

No School: Parent-Teacher Conferences

 

11/14/16

to

11/18/16

American Literature Sampler & Academic Discourse

In-Class:

  • Complete mini-poster response to Norman Rockwell’s painting, “The Golden Rule”, and E Pluribus Unum. Answer the question: “How are we different yet also the same?” (Follow in-class directions).
  •  Introduction to the Naturalism Period and author Jack London.
  •  Research to discover the answer to one of the following questions:
    • What does frostbite look like and how does it happen?
    • What would I need to wear to protect myself from frostbite?
    • Which dogs are used for outdoor work in Alaska and why?
    • What was the Yukon Gold Rush?
  • Share the results of your research on the Google-Apps slideshow shared with you.

Homework: 

  • Complete work not completed in class.
  • Extra-Credit Vocab! Do 30 minutes of Membean by 11:59 pm on 11/25 for 5 extra points.

Tracking Thoreau

In-Class:

Homework: 

Thanksgiving Break

Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Break

 

11/21/16

to

11/25/16

American Literature Sampler

In-Class:

  • Review November Nature Journal Entry – use feedback from scored  October and September Nature Journals to edit/revise your November  entry. Due at start of class tomorrow.
  • Continue exploring Naturalism Period and author Jack London.
  • Share the results of your research on the Google-Apps slideshow shared with you.
  • Begin reading, discussing and responding to London’s short story “To Build a Fire” (pages 620 - 635 in lit. book). Note: Audio-book version is also available here.

Homework: Begin work on building your vocabulary (Vocab. Week#7  11/28 – 12/02).

American Literature Sampler

In-Class:

  • Continue reading, discussing and responding to London’s short story “To Build a Fire” (pages 620 - 635 in lit. book).

Homework: Continue work on building your vocabulary (Vocab. Week#7  11/28 – 12/02).

American Literature Sampler

In-Class:

  • Finish reading, discussing and responding to London’s short story “To Build a Fire” (pages 620 - 635 in lit. book) with Entry # 5 in your Am. Lit. Sampler Digital Reader’s Response.

Homework: 

American Literature Sampler

In-Class:

  • Introduction to Modernism.
  • Read and discuss "Hills Like White Elephants" by Hemingway.
  • Explore literature from the period known as American Modernism.
  • As a class, we’ll select a poem, speech, essay or short story from the period/movement known as American Modernism. Read it and respond to it with Entry #6 in your Am. Lit. Sampler Reader’s Response.

Homework: 

American Literature Sampler

In-Class:

  • Read selected poem, speech, essay or short story from the period/movement known as American Modernism
  • Respond to this work with Entry #6 in your Am. Lit. Sampler Reader’s Response.

Homework: 

 

 

11/28/16

to

12/2/16

American Literature Sampler

In-Class:

  • Introduction to the Harlem Renaissance.
  • Listen to Langston Hughes read his poem "The Negro Speaks of Rivers". 
  • As a table-group, choose  a poem by Hughes to read and discuss (see choices below):
    • "I, Too" -p. 928
    • "Dream Variations" -p. 930
    • "Refugee in America" -p. 931
  • Respond to selected poem with Entry #7 in your Am. Lit. Sampler Digital Reader’s Response.

Homework: 

American Literature Sampler

In-Class:

  • Introduction to the Contemporary Period.
  • Read and discuss “Go Carolina” by David Sedaris (handout).
  • Respond to “Go Carolina” with Entry #8 in your Am. Lit. Sampler Digital Reader’s Response.

Homework: 

American Literature Sampler

Writing Workshop

In-Class:

Homework: 

Writing Workshop

In-Class:

Homework: 

Writing Workshop

In-Class:

Homework: 

 

12/5/16

to

12/10/16

  

Snow Day!!!!!

 

Writing Workshop

In-Class:

Homework: 

 

Fall Research Expedition

In-Class:

 

Homework: 

 

 

Fall Research Expedition

In-Class:

Homework: 

 

 

Fall Research Expedition

Winter Weather: Delayed Arrival Day

In-Class:

Homework: 

 

 

12/12/16

to

12/16/16

Fall Research Expedition

Writing Workshop

In-Class:

Homework: 

Writing Workshop

In-Class:

Homework:

Writing Workshop

In-Class:

Homework: 

 

 Writing Workshop

In-Class:

Homework: 

 

 Winter Pep Rally Day

Tracking Thoreau

In-Class:

Homework: 

 

12/19/16

to

12/23/16

               

Holiday Break!

12/26/16

to

12/30/16 

 

Holiday Break!

Writing Workshop

In-Class:

Homework: Complete work not completed in class.

Writing Workshop

In-Class:

  • Continue drafting research paper.
  • Finish final draft.
  • Writing conferences.

Homework: Complete work not completed in class.

Semester Portfolio Project

In-Class:

  • Return to semester portfolio project (located on your Londonderry Apps Google Drive) and begin process of completing the project. Directions are located here and embedded in the portfolio. Due at end of class on Tuesday, 1/10/17.

Homework: Complete work not completed in class.

Day of Giving Rally

Semester Portfolio Project

In-Class:

  • Return to semester portfolio project (located on your Londonderry Apps Google Drive) and continue process of completing the project. Directions are located here and embedded in the portfolio. Due at end of class on Tuesday, 1/10/17.

Homework: Complete work not completed in class.

 

1/2/17

to

1/6/17

Semester Portfolio Project

In-Class:

  • Return to semester portfolio project (located on your Londonderry Apps Google Drive) and continue process of completing the project. Directions are located here and embedded in the portfolio. Due at end of class on Thursday, 1/10/17.

Homework: Complete work not completed in class.

Semester Portfolio Project

In-Class:

  • Return to semester portfolio project (located on your Londonderry Apps Google Drive) and continue process of completing the project. Directions are located here and embedded in the portfolio. Due at end of class on Thursday, 1/10/17.

Homework: Complete work not completed in class.

Semester Portfolio Project

In-Class:

  • Return to semester portfolio project (located on your Londonderry Apps Google Drive) and continue process of completing the project. Directions are located here and embedded in the portfolio. Due at end of class on Thursday, 1/10/17.

Homework: Complete work not completed in class.

Semester Portfolio Project

In-Class:

  • Return to semester portfolio project (located on your Londonderry Apps Google Drive) and FINISH process of completing the project. Directions are located here and embedded in the portfolio. Due at end of class on TODAY!

Homework: Take a break.

Fall Semester Final Exam Preparation

In-Class:

Homework: Follow these steps to prepare for fall semester final exam.


1/9/17

to

1/13/17

No School: Celebrate Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

 

Fall Semester Final Exams: A & B

  • For information about your fall semester final exam, click on the following link: American Experience

 

Fall Semester Final Exams: C & D

Fall Semester Final Exams: E & F

 

Fall Semester Final Exams: G & H

1/16/17

to

1/20/17