Connections are assignments created by the core subject teachers. They are given to the students in Academy and are expected to be completed during academy time. They should take about twenty minutes to complete. Connections are due in their respective classes the Monday after they are assigned.
No Connections week of 10/23-10/27
LA Connection 12/13
Now that you have read "Teaching History through Fiction" and processed the ideas in the Point and Counterpoint sides, you will be writing your personal conclusion piece. Follow these steps.
1. Put a correct heading on your paper
2. Write a paragraph that states your opinion about whether or not a teacher should use fiction to teach history. THERE CAN BE NO "FENCE SITTING." You must choose one side of the argument. (I agree there can be good and bad in both; but one side of the question should have stronger meaning to you...go with that side.) Your paragraph needs to have at least three supporting ideas for your opinion and these ideas (evidence) must come from the arguments presented in the book. Remember that when you use evidence you must identify where it came from and you must explain it. (You may use any of the work we already did in class as evidence...just be sure to identify the article's title and the paragraph number.) (Article's title only needs to be said once...not every time you refer to a paragraph.) Lastly, be sure to include a concluding sentence.
LA Connection 12/6
Students should consider the excerpt they read from The Diary of Anne Frank. (Do not review or consider the play version...only Anne's original diary."
Retell the excerpt of The Diary of Anne Frank from Margot's perspective. Address the same situations that Anne addresses in her diary (her friends, Margot being called up, going into hiding....)
Write at least three DATED entries from Margot's diary. Also, Anne called her diary "Kitty." Come up with an appropriate name that Margot might address her diary.
LA Connection 9/6
Read pp. 79-80 of your Studysync book and then do p. 80 "Using Language". As you read, make annotations in the margins of your book about the material you are reading. There are eight paragraphs, so you should have a minimum of five annotations. The answers for the questions from p. 80 should be written in your Studysync book.
History Connection 1/18
Interactive notebook pages 128-129.
History Connection 12/14
For your connection, begin working on your history study guide for the unit 2 test (ch. 8-11).
History Connection 10/5
Read section 7.2 and 7.3 in your textbook. Complete the American Revolution Soldiers note page, getting 3 strengths and 3 weaknesses of the Continental Army and the British Army. Write them as bullet points in their appropriate box.
History Connection 9/28
Read excerpt 1 from the "Declaration of Independence" on page 38 in your interactive notebook. In the next box, paraphrase excerpt one into 8th grade terms. In the 3rd box, draw a simple sketch that reflects the ideas in excerpt 1. Repeat the steps for excerpt 2. Only do excerpts 1 and 2.
History Connection 9/21
Using King George (1760) as your starting point and Lexington and Concord (1775) as your ending point, create an illustrated and annotated timeline of events that lead up to the Revolutionary War. Choose 4 other events from the list of events and place them in order (they are not in order on the list).
History Connection 9/14
Read your matriculation biography for 15 minutes and find at least one quote you could use as evidence in your essay.
History Connection 9/7
Use the vocabulary terms on the right to fill in the blanks on the left. Each vocabulary term can be found in chapters 3 and 4 of our textbook.
Complete the postcard activity on page 21 of your history interactive notebook. It is the processing activity for chapter 3 which we will be finishing that day. Please choose a colony from chapter 3 that you DID NOT do a brochure on.
Science will not have a connection this year. It is expected that students use some Academy time for Science homework.