Wednesday, February 18, 2015


http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/17/opinion/david-brooks-the-moral-injury.html?action=click&contentCollection=Opinion&module=MostEmailed&version=Full&region=Marginalia&src=me&pgtype=article

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/link-between-ptsd-and-violent-behavior-is-weak/2012/03/31/gIQApYFZnS_story.html

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Directions for accessing Newsela

 Newsela Class code: UFOFL  You will need to sign up for an account.  The article about Vaccinations is under the "Health" Category.

Period 7- Due Friday

What do you think the role of government should be regarding mandatory vaccines?  What is your personal opinion? Support with quotes!

1. Choose one.  These articles contain the same content, but the reading levels differ.:
https://newsela.com/articles/measles-disney/id/7072/ (Grade 12 reading level)
https://newsela.com/articles/measles-disney/id/7099/ (Grade 9 reading level)

2. Read both of the articles below.
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/03/opinion/reckless-rejection-of-the-measles-vaccine.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/31/us/vaccine-critics-turn-defensive-over-measles.html

3. Feel free to do your own additional research on this topic.  There is a lot of good video out there as well.

4. Write your response on the blog.  Summarize the vaccine debate, and take a position as to what the role of government and lawmakers should be regarding the vaccination of children.  What is your personal opinion?  Be sure to use a minimum of two quotes in your response.

Period 6- Due Friday

What do you think the role of government should be regarding mandatory vaccines?  What is your personal opinion? Support with quotes!

1. Choose one.  These articles contain the same content, but the reading levels differ.:
https://newsela.com/articles/measles-disney/id/7072/ (Grade 12 reading level)
https://newsela.com/articles/measles-disney/id/7099/ (Grade 9 reading level)

2. Read both of the articles below.
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/03/opinion/reckless-rejection-of-the-measles-vaccine.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/31/us/vaccine-critics-turn-defensive-over-measles.html

3. Feel free to do your own additional research on this topic.  There is a lot of good video out there as well.

4. Write your response on the blog.  Summarize the vaccine debate, and take a position as to what the role of government and lawmakers should be regarding the vaccination of children.  What is your personal opinion?  Be sure to use a minimum of two quotes in your response.

Period 5- Due Friday

What do you think the role of government should be regarding mandatory vaccines?  What is your personal opinion? Support with quotes!

1. Choose one.  These articles contain the same content, but the reading levels differ.:
https://newsela.com/articles/measles-disney/id/7072/ (Grade 12 reading level)
https://newsela.com/articles/measles-disney/id/7099/ (Grade 9 reading level)

2. Read both of the articles below.
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/03/opinion/reckless-rejection-of-the-measles-vaccine.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/31/us/vaccine-critics-turn-defensive-over-measles.html

3. Feel free to do your own additional research on this topic.  There is a lot of good video out there as well.

4. Write your response on the blog.  Summarize the vaccine debate, and take a position as to what the role of government and lawmakers should be regarding the vaccination of children.  What is your personal opinion?  Be sure to use a minimum of two quotes in your response.

Period 1- Due Friday

What do you think the role of government should be regarding mandatory vaccines?  What is your personal opinion? Support with quotes!

1. Choose one.  These articles contain the same content, but the reading levels differ.:
https://newsela.com/articles/measles-disney/id/7072/ (Grade 12 reading level)
https://newsela.com/articles/measles-disney/id/7099/ (Grade 9 reading level)

2. Read both of the articles below.
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/03/opinion/reckless-rejection-of-the-measles-vaccine.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/31/us/vaccine-critics-turn-defensive-over-measles.html

3. Feel free to do your own additional research on this topic.  There is a lot of good video out there as well.

4. Write your response on the blog.  Summarize the vaccine debate, and take a position as to what the role of government and lawmakers should be regarding the vaccination of children.  What is your personal opinion?  Be sure to use a minimum of two quotes in your response.

Period 3 Blog Post- Due Friday 2/6 (before class)

What do you think the role of government should be regarding mandatory vaccines?  What is your personal opinion? Support with quotes!

1. Choose one.  Newsela Class code: UFOFL  You will need to sign up for an account.  The articles are under the "Health" Category. These articles contain the same content, but the reading levels differ.:
https://newsela.com/articles/measles-disney/id/7072/ (Grade 12 reading level)
https://newsela.com/articles/measles-disney/id/7099/ (Grade 9 reading level)

2. Read both of the articles below.
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/03/opinion/reckless-rejection-of-the-measles-vaccine.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/31/us/vaccine-critics-turn-defensive-over-measles.html

3. Feel free to do your own additional research on this topic.  There is a lot of good video out there as well.

4. Write your response on the blog.  Summarize the vaccine debate, and take a position as to what the role of government and lawmakers should be regarding the vaccination of children.  What is your personal opinion?  Be sure to use a minimum of two quotes in your response.

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/