Sunday, October 26, 2014

Blog Post- Due Monday

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2014/10/24/teacher-spends-two-days-as-a-student-and-is-shocked-at-what-she-learned/?tid=pm_pop
If teachers at BHS could spend two days a week as a student, what would they learn?  What changes would they make to their classes?  Reference the article and offer suggestions.  I will share your comments with staff and administration, so please do not mention specific names.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Blog Post Due Friday- Period 1 & 5

http://www.ted.com/talks/graham_hill_less_stuff_more_happiness?language=en


1. 
 View the TedTalk.  Consider the speaker's tone, purpose, structure of the presentation, and your personal reaction.
2. Please add an intelligent comment (minimum 3 sentences) in response to the video.  Be sure to reference specifics.
3. Optional: Comment on a classmates post in a second post (minimum 3 sentences)
*Use only your first name, last initial and class period.

Monday, October 06, 2014

Should we raise minimum wage? All classes post here---due Friday

Choose two of the articles below to read and determine your opinion on the topic: SHOULD WE RAISE MINIMUM WAGE?  Write a 5-7 sentences post where you state your point of view and incorporate TWO QUOTES from the articles you read.  TYPE IN GOOGLE DOCS OR MS WORD and then copy and paste the "COMMENT."


Copy and paste article title into Google to read the entire article:
http://online.wsj.com/articles/andy-puzder-minimum-wage-maximum-politics-1412543682

Lengthy, but you can scan:
http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2013/12/should-we-raise-the-minimum-wage-11-questions-and-answers/282326/

The top article is at a higher reading level.  These two articles are the same:
https://newsela.com/articles/politics-minimumwage/id/5384/

https://newsela.com/articles/politics-minimumwage/id/5386/

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Period 5 Blog Post- Due Monday

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/barbara-ehrenreich/nickel-and-dimed-2011-ver_b_922330.html

1.  Read the article.  Consider the author's tone, structure of the essay, and your personal reaction.
2. Please add an intelligent comment (minimum 3 sentences) in response to the linked article from the NY Times.  Be sure to reference specifics from the article.
3. Optional: Comment on a classmates post in a second post (minimum 3 sentences)
*Use only your first name, last initial and class period.

Period 1 Blog Post- Due Monday

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/barbara-ehrenreich/nickel-and-dimed-2011-ver_b_922330.html

1.  Read the article.  Consider the author's tone, structure of the essay, and your personal reaction.
2. Please add an intelligent comment (minimum 3 sentences) in response to the linked article from the NY Times.  Be sure to reference specifics from the article.
3. Optional: Comment on a classmates post in a second post (minimum 3 sentences)
*Use only your first name, last initial and class period.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Period 7 Blog Post- Due Friday


http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/15/opinion/charles-blow-ray-rice-and-his-rage.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=c-column-top-span-region&region=c-column-top-span-region&WT.nav=c-column-top-span-region


https://newsela.com/articles/ravens-termination/id/5139/

Choose one of the articles above about the controversy surrounding Ray Rice.  Please add an intelligent comment (minimum 5 sentences) in response to the linked article. Consider offering your opinion on how the case should be handled and how the U.S should address domestic violence.  Be sure to use a minimum of one quote in your response. *Use only your first name, last initial and class period.

Period 6 Blog Post- Due Friday


http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/15/opinion/charles-blow-ray-rice-and-his-rage.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=c-column-top-span-region&region=c-column-top-span-region&WT.nav=c-column-top-span-region


https://newsela.com/articles/ravens-termination/id/5139/

Choose one of the articles above about the controversy surrounding Ray Rice.  Please add an intelligent comment (minimum 5 sentences) in response to the linked article. Consider offering your opinion on how the case should be handled and how the U.S should address domestic violence.  Be sure to use a minimum of one quote in your response. *Use only your first name, last initial and class period.

Blog Post Due Friday- Period 5

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/10/05/rich-people-just-care-less/?src=mv&_r=0

1.  Read the article.  Consider the author's tone, structure of the essay, and your personal reaction.
2. Please add an intelligent comment (minimum 3 sentences) in response to the linked article from the NY Times.  Be sure to reference specifics from the article.
3. Optional: Comment on a classmates post in a second post (minimum 3 sentences)
*Use only your first name, last initial and class period.

Blog Post Due Friday - Period 1

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/10/05/rich-people-just-care-less/?src=mv&_r=0

1.  Read the article.  Consider the author's tone, structure of the essay, and your personal reaction.
2. Please add an intelligent comment (minimum 3 sentences) in response to the linked article from the NY Times.  Be sure to reference specifics from the article.
3. Optional: Comment on a classmates post in a second post (minimum 3 sentences)
*Use only your first name, last initial and class period.

Period 3- Article of the Week- Due Friday


http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/15/opinion/charles-blow-ray-rice-and-his-rage.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=c-column-top-span-region&region=c-column-top-span-region&WT.nav=c-column-top-span-region

https://newsela.com/articles/ravens-termination/id/5139/

Choose one of the articles above about the controversy surrounding Ray Rice.  Please add an intelligent comment (minimum 5 sentences) in response to the linked article. Consider offering your opinion on how the case should be handled and how the U.S should address domestic violence.  Be sure to use a minimum of one quote in your response. *Use only your first name, last initial and class period.

Monday, September 08, 2014

Period 1- GOW- Chapters 12-18- Post 2 questions here,

Period 5- GOW- Chapters 12-18- Post 2 questions here,

Blog Post - Period 7- Week of September 8th

New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/26/us/michael-brown-funeral.html
Newsela 1: https://newsela.com/articles/racerelations-ferguson/id/5008/

Please add an intelligent comment (minimum 4 sentences) in response to the linked article.  Consider: Why did this young man's death ignite such outrage in Ferguson and throughout the country?  What social issues did this event shed light on?  What do you think needs to change in Ferguson and in the U.S. as a whole?  How can we make this change happen? Be sure to use a minimum of one quote in your response.  

Optional: Comment on a classmate's post in a second post (minimum 3 sentences) *Use only your first name, last initial and class period.

Blog Post- Week of September 8th- Period 6

New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/26/us/michael-brown-funeral.htmlhttp://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/26/us/michael-brown-funeral.html
Newsela 1: https://newsela.com/articles/racerelations-ferguson/id/5008/ https://newsela.com/articles/racerelations-ferguson/id/5008/

Please add an intelligent comment (minimum 4 sentences) in response to the linked article.  Consider: Why did this young man's death ignite such outrage in Ferguson and throughout the country?  What social issues did this event shed light on?  What do you think needs to change in Ferguson and in the U.S. as a whole?  How can we make this change happen? Be sure to use a minimum of one quote in your response.  

Optional: Comment on a classmate's post in a second post (minimum 3 sentences) *Use only your first name, last initial and class period.

Friday, September 05, 2014

Blog Post- Remembering Michael Brown- Period 3- Week of September 8th

New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/26/us/michael-brown-funeral.html
Newsela 1: https://newsela.com/articles/racerelations-ferguson/id/5008/


Please add an intelligent comment (minimum 4 sentences) in response to the linked article.  Consider: Why did this young man's death ignite such outrage in Ferguson and throughout the country?  What social issues did this event shed light on?  What do you think needs to change in Ferguson and in the U.S. as a whole?  How can we make this change happen? Be sure to use a minimum of one quote in your response.  

Optional: Comment on a classmate's post in a second post (minimum 3 sentences) *Use only your first name, last initial and class period.