Welcome Colegio Americano del Sur

Sept. 14, 2012

Attention Seniors!

from:King, Sean Ryan

to:12 Language

Since there is no school today, we are having our drug legalization debate on Monday.  Here is how you are going to be graded on your presentations for the debate:

Speak Loudly and Clearly (don't mumble or ramble): 2 points

Explain the production (where it comes from and how it is made) and effects (what it does to the human body SCIENTIFICALLY- meaning don't just say "it makes you feel good") of your drug- 4 points

Give three GOOD and DISTINCT reasons that your drug should be legal (including issues of drug enforcement and crimes, as discussed in the article we read Monday): 3 points

Give three GOOD and DISTINCT reasons that your drug should be illegal (including, again,  issues of drug enforcement and crimes): 3 points

You will LOSE 1 point if you are NOT READY to present on Monday or if your presentation is considered NOT APPROPRIATE (meaning, specifically, you are talking about you yourself doing drugs- act like a politician trying to get your law passed!).  You will get 1 EXTRA point if your presentation seems to go above and beyond what is expected- appropriate videos, powerpoint presentations, act out a skit, etc.

ALSO- DO NOT BRING ANYTHING TO SCHOOL!  I know this seems like a funny thing to do, but if you bring cigarettes or whatever to school, you will get suspended and it won't be that funny.

Aug. 23, 2012

East Asia Population Numbers

from:King, Sean Ryan

to:All Students

Country
(or dependent territory) July 1, 2012
  China
1,353,601,000
  India
1,258,351,000
  Indonesia
244,769,000
  Pakistan
179,951,000
  Bangladesh
152,409,000
  Japan
126,435,000
  Philippines
96,471,000
  Vietnam
89,730,000
  Thailand
69,892,000
  Myanmar
48,724,000
  South Korea
48,588,000
  Nepal
31,011,000
  North Korea
24,554,000
 

July 28, 2012

Have a great vacation!

from:King, Sean Ryan

to:All Students

Felices Vacaciones, mis estudiantes!

All of your final grades are in, and if you are not doing as well as you would like talk to me when we come back and we will do whatever we can to make you have the best possible grade.

Seriously, though- don´t worry about anything for the next three weeks.  Just do your best to be a good person and do something each day worth writing about in your autobiography.  I look forward to seeing you all again and hearing about your vacations!

-Mr. King

July 19, 2012

Finally- Neurology Slides!

from:King, Sean Ryan

to:11 Psychology

OK, here are the neurology slides for Psych!

July 19, 2012

It's All Lies!!

from:King, Sean Ryan

to:11 Psychology

Please read ONE of the two articles.  When done, answer the two questions at the bottom in your notebook.  I will check this on Tuesday.

False HIV- http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8505998.stm

False Pregnancy- http://www.nytimes.com/2006/12/05/health/05pseud.html?_r=1
 

Questions:

1. What signs (symptoms) is the body able to create for false pregnancy or false HIV?

2. Why do scientists and psychologists believe our minds might create false pregnancy or false HIV?

June 21, 2012

History of Islam slides

from:King, Sean Ryan

to:All Students

World History students: here is the History of Islam presentation, in case you need to check your facts for the Dar al-Islam paper

June 21, 2012

Instructions for the Dar al-Islam paper

from:King, Sean Ryan

to:10 Social Studies, A

Dar al-Islam Paper
• Written in FIRST-PERSON (I am, We are, etc): 2 points
• Introduce yourself (name, job, family members, hobbies, etc): 2 points
• Describe the LOCATION of your country (continent, countries it is near, buildings, etc): 2 points
• Describe DETAILS about your country (population, language, and climate/weather): 3 points
• Describe one INTERESTING FACT about your country: 2 points
• Say that you are a Muslim and describe your religion (What is Islam, how did the religion begin, how did it spread, and what do Muslims believe): 5 points
• Use 10 or more Arabic words in the paper correctly (see list): 5 points
• Conclusion: Describe your FEELINGS on being a Muslim (your favorite parts of the religion and your least favorite parts): 2 points
• Typed and double-spaced: 2 points
• Length (600 words or more): 2 points
• Spelling and Grammar: 2 points
• Total: 25 points
• -1 point for every day it is late
You MUST use and define the following three words:
Islam
Muslim
Muhammed

You CAN  use any of the following words:
Jibreel (the angel)
Khadija (Muhammed’s first wife)
Quran
Hajj
Shahadah
La Illaha illa Allah, Muhammed rasulu Allah
Mosque
Sunni

Salat
Zakat
Ramadan
Imam
Hijab
Burka
Sura
Jihad
Ishmael (Abraham’s son)
Kaaba
Shi’a
Al-jibra
Al-Qaeda

June 21, 2012

Instructions for the Dar al-Islam paper

from:King, Sean Ryan

to:10 Social Studies, B

Dar al-Islam Paper
• Written in FIRST-PERSON (I am, We are, etc): 2 points
• Introduce yourself (name, job, family members, hobbies, etc): 2 points
• Describe the LOCATION of your country (continent, countries it is near, buildings, etc): 2 points
• Describe DETAILS about your country (population, language, and climate/weather): 3 points
• Describe one INTERESTING FACT about your country: 2 points
• Say that you are a Muslim and describe your religion (What is Islam, how did the religion begin, how did it spread, and what do Muslims believe): 5 points
• Use 10 or more Arabic words in the paper correctly (see list): 5 points
• Conclusion: Describe your FEELINGS on being a Muslim (your favorite parts of the religion and your least favorite parts): 2 points
• Typed and double-spaced: 2 points
• Length (600 words or more): 2 points
• Spelling and Grammar: 2 points
• Total: 25 points
• -1 point for every day it is late
You MUST use and define the following three words:
Islam
Muslim
Muhammed

You CAN  use any of the following words:
Jibreel (the angel)
Khadija (Muhammed’s first wife)
Quran
Hajj
Shahadah
La Illaha illa Allah, Muhammed rasulu Allah
Mosque
Sunni

Salat
Zakat
Ramadan
Imam
Hijab
Burka
Sura
Jihad
Ishmael (Abraham’s son)
Kaaba
Shi’a
Al-jibra
Al-Qaeda

June 21, 2012

Personality Analysis Paper

from:King, Sean Ryan

to:11 Psychology

Okay, mi estudiantes- here are the requirements for the Personality Analysis Paper:

For TUESDAY, you will need to have finished the FIRST DRAFT of a TYPED, DOUBLE-SPACED essay describing the personality of one person you chose to observe. 
Introduction: Describe your subject and why you chose this person (2 points)
Describe Early Psychology and detail the person’s primary HUMOR and CHAKRA and why you think this (2 points)
Describe Freud’s ideas of psychosexual development and detail the person’s PSYCHOSEXUAL stage (oral and anal) and why you think this: 2 points
Describe Jungian personality analysis and detail the person’s Briggs-Meyer Type (INTJ, ESFP, etc) and why you think this: 2 points
Conclusion: Your overall thoughts about this person and feelings about personality analysis in psychology (2 points)
Format: written in a scientific way with a code-name or initials and EVIDENCE is given for each conclusión (2 points)
Length (650 words or more): 2 points
Spelling and Grammar: 2 points
Attached OBSERVATIONS and FIRST DRAFT: 2 points
Total: 18 points (-1 point for each day it is late)

Good luck and remember...Observe and Think!

June 21, 2012

Psychology Slides

from:King, Sean Ryan

to:11 Psychology

Here are the presentations used in the last few weeks of Psychology class- the presentation for Humors and Chakras and for the different schools and fields of psychology were wiped from my computer for some reason...but you can easily look that information up on Wikipedia or whatever.

June 20, 2012

World History: Information about Yourself

from:King, Sean Ryan

to:All Students

Name: _________________
Age/Gender: ______/__________
Religion (Sunni or Shi’a): _______________
Home Country: ________________
Occupation: ___________________
Hobbies: _____________________
Describe your personality in 3 words: _____________________________________
Create THREE family members, their ages, relation to you, and occupations.
(example: Amber al-Nur, 12, my daughter; a Middle School student)

Where is your country?  What does it BORDER?
What is the CLIMATE of your country like?
What important rivers, mountains, or buildings are in your country?
What is the official LANGUAGE of your country?
What is the population of your country?
What CITY (or village) are you from?
What is one INTERESTING  FACT about your country?
Write down the BOOK, AUTHOR, and PAGE NUMBER you get your information from (Africa, Salter, 143).

April 19, 2012

History of Christianity presentations

from:King, Sean Ryan

to:10 Social Studies, A

Please remember to be fully prepared to present your History of Christianity presentations at the start of class on Wednesday.

April 19, 2012

Future Resume

from:King, Sean Ryan

to:12 Language

Name
Phone Number
Address
Email

Objective: One sentence saying what you want to do for a job and why you want this job

Summary: A two-sentence explanation of who you are and why you are qualified for the job (your skills and attributes)
Work Experience (list 3 to 5 jobs)
Name of Business  City and Country where the Business is
Your job title  Month/Year you started- Month/Year youfinished
A one-paragraph description of the specific things you did in this job, including the responsibilities you had and your major accomplishments/results
Education (list 2 to 4 degrees from High School Diploma, Bachelor´s Degree, Master´s Degree, or Doctorate)
Name of school or college City and College
Name of your degree Month/Year started- Month/Year finished
A one-paragraph description of what you studied in college and what skills you gained, including extracurricular activities and responsibilities (sports, student governtment, etc)
Volunteer Experiences (2 to 3 experiences)
Name of Organization  Place where the Organization is
Your role in organization  Month/Year started- Month/Year finished
Additional Skills (2 to 5 relevant skills)
Write a list of relevant skills, such as computer skills or languages, not otherwise included in the resume
References (3 people who potential employers can call to check your background)
Name of Person Phone Number That person´s relation to you (Example: supervisor)
1. This is a resume for yourself 10 years in the future, so remember to use past tense for all jobs

April 19, 2012

Future Resume

from:King, Sean Ryan

to:Language-HS, Level 4

Name
Phone Number
Address
Email

Objective: One sentence saying what you want to do for a job and why you want this job

Summary: A two-sentence explanation of who you are and why you are qualified for the job (your skills and attributes)
Work Experience (list 3 to 5 jobs)
Name of Business  City and Country where the Business is
Your job title  Month/Year you started- Month/Year youfinished
A one-paragraph description of the specific things you did in this job, including the responsibilities you had and your major accomplishments/results
Education (list 2 to 4 degrees from High School Diploma, Bachelor´s Degree, Master´s Degree, or Doctorate)
Name of school or college City and College
Name of your degree Month/Year started- Month/Year finished
A one-paragraph description of what you studied in college and what skills you gained, including extracurricular activities and responsibilities (sports, student governtment, etc)
Volunteer Experiences (2 to 3 experiences)
Name of Organization  Place where the Organization is
Your role in organization  Month/Year started- Month/Year finished
Additional Skills (2 to 5 relevant skills)
Write a list of relevant skills, such as computer skills or languages, not otherwise included in the resume
References (3 people who potential employers can call to check your background)
Name of Person Phone Number That person´s relation to you (Example: supervisor)
1. This is a resume for yourself 10 years in the future, so remember to use past tense for all jobs

April 11, 2012

ATTENTION SEMINARIO STUDENTS!!

from:King, Sean Ryan

to:12 Language

For those of you who were absent today, we had a debate on order (the school's value for the month) and freedom.  To get points for this day, you need to answer the following questions in TWO full sentences and turn it in by next Monday.

1. What are two ADVANTAGES to having order in society and the classroom?

2. What are two DISADVANTAGES to having order in society and the classroom?

3. Where would you rather live: in a world with complete order (totalitarianism) or a world with complete freedom (anarchy)?

March 23, 2012

Cover Letters

from:King, Sean Ryan

to:12 Language

Remember: Your first draft of your cover letter MUST be completed for Monday.  The format of the cover letter is:

YOUR NAME

Dean of Admissions

Harvard University

Cambridge, MA

Paragraph One: Write a strong opening that catches the reader's interest, and then talk about yourself: your values, goals, etc.

Paragraph Two: Write about a major influence in your life and how it shaped who you are

Paragraph Three: Write about a major challenge in your life and how you overcame it

Paragraph Four: Write about why you want to go to Harvard University specifically and how it will help you achieve your goals.

Sincerely,

-Your Name

You will be graded on: Length (500-600 words; 2 pts), Format (1 point), Creative Opening (1 point), Spelling and Grammar (2 points), having a first, second, and final draft (2 pts), typed 3rd draft (1pt), and if you include all four paragraphs (4 points)

Good Luck and Write Your Best!

March 23, 2012

Cover Letters

from:King, Sean Ryan

to:Language-HS, Level 4

Remember: Your first draft of your cover letter MUST be completed for Monday.  The format of the cover letter is:

YOUR NAME

Dean of Admissions

Harvard University

Cambridge, MA

Paragraph One: Write a strong opening that catches the reader's interest, and then talk about yourself: your values, goals, etc.

Paragraph Two: Write about a major influence in your life and how it shaped who you are

Paragraph Three: Write about a major challenge in your life and how you overcame it

Paragraph Four: Write about why you want to go to Harvard University specifically and how it will help you achieve your goals.

Sincerely,

-Your Name

You will be graded on: Length (500-600 words; 2 pts), Format (1 point), Creative Opening (1 point), Spelling and Grammar (2 points), having a first, second, and final draft (2 pts), typed 3rd draft (1pt), and if you include all four paragraphs (4 points)

Good Luck and Write Your Best!

March 21, 2012

Last Chance!!

from:King, Sean Ryan

to:Language 12

(Reposted because so many students did not have it finished in thier notebooks): Read the lyrics to this rap and write 6 things that you either AGREE or DISAGREE with and WHY.

TALIB KWELI LYRICS

"Give 'Em Hell"

[Intro]
Okay
This what it is now a days right
Little noises and whatnot
I got one though
Ready or not

[Chorus]
It's all going to (Hell)
It's all going to (Hell)
Yup, we living in (Hell)
Yup, they giving us (Hell)
It's all going to (Hell)
It's all going to (Hell)
Yup, we living in (Hell)
Word

[Verse 1]
Every Sunday dressing up catching gossip at its worst
Couldn't see the difference in the Baptist and the Catholic Church
Caught up in the rapture of the first chapter and second verse
If we all God's children then what's the word of the reverend worth
Taught early that faith is blind like justice when you facing time
If we all made in God's image then that means his face is mine
Wait or it's that blasphemy it's logical it has to be
If I don't look like my father then the way I live is bastardly
Naturally that's confusion to a young'n trying to follow Christ
Taught that if you don't know Jesus then you lead a hollow life
Never question the fact that Jesus was Jewish not a Christian
Or that Christianity was law according to politicians
Who was King James?
And why did he think it was so vital to remove chapters and make his own
version of the Bible
They say Hell is underground and Heaven is in the sky
And they say that's where you go when you die but how they know

[Chorus]
It's all going to (Hell)
It's all going to (Hell)
Yup, we living in (Hell)
Yup, they giving us (Hell)
It's all going to (Hell)
It's all going to (Hell)
Yup, we living in (Hell)

[Verse 2]
I've been to many churches I've quoted many verses
I've dealt with my base self I controlled my many urges
I used to study my lessons
It was a blessing not a curse
I learned that Heaven and Hell exist right here on Earth, word
Studied with Rastafarians and learned from the dreads that Hell is called
Babylon
And that's where them crazy boarheads dwell
They got us thinking that Muslims like to make bombs

But real Muslims believe in paradise and the resist the Shaitan
So it all sound the same to me
That's why when they say one is right and the other is wrong it just sound
like game to me
It's like God skipped past the church and came to me
No that ain't vein to me
It's just a particular way that I came to see
The difference between those who claim to be
Religious and those that say they spiritual
And recognizing that life is full of miracles
You could see my glow in a rhyme
The poem divine 'cause it coincide with a grow in the time that those who
looking for God knowin' to go inside

[Chorus]
It's all going to (Hell)
It's all going to (Hell)
Yup, we living in (Hell)
Yup, they giving us (Hell)
Yup, we living in (Hell)
Yup, they giving us (Hell)
Yup, we living in (Hell)
Yup

[Verse 3]
Yo, living in mass confusion
Looking for absolution
The gas seducing and psychopath produce the last solution
Based on his interpretation of what the words were saying
Trying to get to God but ended up doing the work of Satin
Religion create the vision
Make the Muslim hate the Christian
Make the Christian hate the Jew
Make the rules of faith
That you condition to and to you gotta follow
And God forbid you go to Hell
But if you ever walked through any ghetto then you know it well
We in the third eye of the storm

[Chorus]
It's all going to (Hell)
It's all going to (Hell)
Yup, we living in (Hell)
Yup, they giving us (Hell)
It's all going to (Hell)
It's all going to (Hell)
Yup, we living in (Hell)
Yup, they giving us (Hell)

[Outro]
The Lord is my shepherd I shall not want
Just because the lord is my shepherd don't mean I gotta be no sheep
You feel me?
More blood is spilled over religion than anything in world history
We saying the same thing

March 09, 2012

Tower of Babel

from:King, Sean Ryan

to:Social Studies 10, A

Finish reading the story from chapter 11 of Bereshit (Genesis) from the Tanakh (Jewish Bible) and answer the two questions;

1. What is the personality of God like in this story?

2. Read this story as a historian.  What parts of this story are confirmed to be true, according to what we have learned in class so far about ancient Babylon?

Genesis 11:1-9
11Now the whole earth had one language and the same words. 2And as they migrated from the east, they came upon a plain in the land of Shinar and settled there. 3And they said to one another, “Come, let us make bricks, and burn them thoroughly.” And they had brick for stone, and bitumen for mortar. 4Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, and a tower with its top in the heavens, and let us make a name for ourselves; otherwise we shall be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.”
5The Lord came down to see the city and the tower, which mortals had built. 6And the Lord said, “Look, they are one people, and they have all one language; and this is only the beginning of what they will do; nothing that they propose to do will now be impossible for them. 7Come, let us go down, and confuse their language there, so that they will not understand one another’s speech.”

8So the Lord scattered them abroad from there over the face of all the earth, and they left off building the city. 9Therefore it was called Babel, because there the Lord confused the language of all the earth; and from there the Lord scattered them abroad over the face of all the earth.

March 09, 2012

First Draft and Cover Page due Monday!!

from:King, Sean Ryan

to:Language-MS, Intermediate 2

Your story needs to be:

1. At least 50 FULL sentences

2. Done in your best spelling and grammar

3. Written according to the eight stages of the Hero's Journey (Special birth, signs of being special, separation from parents, start of a journey, obstacles along the way, descent to the underworld, defeat of an evil, and become like a god)

4. Properly including three of the following vocabulary words; Strangle, corpse, bribe, keen, goddess, agony, pregnant, illness,

5. ¨Using dialogue properly,¨said Mr. King

5. Filled with descriptions of people, places, and actions- don´t just tell me about it, show me it using words!

March 09, 2012

Homework due Monday, 12-03

from:King, Sean Ryan

to:Language 12

Finish making a 10-panel comic of W.B. Yeat's poem The Second Coming, including words for each panel.

The Second Coming
Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.

Surely some revelation is at hand;
Surely the Second Coming is at hand.
The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out
When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi
Troubles my sight: somewhere in sands of the desert
A shape with lion body and the head of a man,
A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,
Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it
Reel shadows of the indignant desert birds.
The darkness drops again; but now I know
That twenty centuries of stony sleep
Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,
And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?

March 09, 2012

Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night

from:King, Sean Ryan

to:Language-HS, Level 4

Many of you did not finish your analysis of each stanza of Dylan Thomas' poem.  Make sure you finish this by next Friday!

Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rage at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

And you, my father, there on the sad height,
Curse, bless me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

March 09, 2012

Homework due Monday, 12-03

from:King, Sean Ryan

to:Language-HS, Level 4

Finish making a 11-panel comic of W.B. Yeat's poem The Second Coming, including words for each panel.

The Second Coming
Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.

Surely some revelation is at hand;
Surely the Second Coming is at hand.
The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out
When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi
Troubles my sight: somewhere in sands of the desert
A shape with lion body and the head of a man,
A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,
Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it
Reel shadows of the indignant desert birds.
The darkness drops again; but now I know
That twenty centuries of stony sleep
Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,
And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?

March 02, 2012

Homework for 2-03

from:King, Sean Ryan

to:Language-MS, Intermediate 2

Make sure you write about the SETTING and CHARACTER for your story.  Write WHERE your story takes place, WHEN it takes place, WHAT kind of story it is, and WHO your main character is.  When done, draw a picture of your main character in the main setting of the story.

March 01, 2012

Homework: Map of the Middle East

from:King, Sean Ryan

to:Social Studies 10, A

Draw a physical map of the Middle East. This map is not political, meaning do not draw the country lines, because the countries that exist now did not exist thousands of years ago.  Your map must incude:

The Tigris and Euphrates rivers

The Black, Mediterranian, Caspian, Red, and Arabian Sea and the Persia Gulf

The ancient cities of Ur (where the Tigris and Euphrates meet), Babylon (modern-day Baghdad), Jerusalem, Bethleham (right below Jerusalem), Damascus, Mecca, Medina, and Istanbul

The Arabian Desert (most of the Arabian desert) and the Hindu Kush (the mountain range that divides the Middle East from India)

March 01, 2012

Classwork for 1/3

from:King, Sean Ryan

to:Language 12

Read these three Haiku and write you think a Haiku (a form of poetry) is.  Prepare to write a four-verse haiku (due next tuesday) about something in either science or nature.

On a journey, ill:                                
my dream will go wandering                  
over withered fields. 

-Basho                       

Blow if you will,                               
autumn wind...all the flowers                         
have faded, fallen.                               

- Gansan

Earth, wood, and metal...                               
although my breathing ceases              
time and tide go on.                           

-Atsujin

March 01, 2012

Classwork for 1/3

from:King, Sean Ryan

to:Language-HS, Level 4

Read these two Japanese death Haiku and write what you think two of them are saying about life and death.  Prepare to write a haiku (due next tuesday) about your thoughts on either birth or death.

On a journey, ill:                                 
my dream will go wandering                   
over withered fields.  

-Basho                        

Blow if you will,                                
autumn wind...all the flowers                          
have faded, fallen.                                

- Gansan

Earth, wood, and metal...                                
although my breathing ceases               
time and tide go on.                            

-Atsujin

March 01, 2012

Homework: Map of the Middle East

from:King, Sean Ryan

to:Social Studies 10, B

Draw a physical map of the Middle East. This map is not political, meaning do not draw the country lines, because the countries that exist now did not exist thousands of years ago.  Your map must incude:

The Tigris and Euphrates rivers

The Black, Mediterranian, Caspian, Red, and Arabian Sea and the Persia Gulf

The ancient cities of Ur (where the Tigris and Euphrates meet), Babylon (modern-day Baghdad), Jerusalem, Bethleham (right below Jerusalem), Damascus, Mecca, Medina, and Istanbul

The Arabian Desert (most of the Arabian desert) and the Hindu Kush (the mountain range that divides the Middle East from India)

Feb. 29, 2012

Classwork for 29/2:

from:King, Sean Ryan

to:Language 12

Read the following poem by Walt Whitman and write AT LEAST three sentences explaing (1) What he is saying about science, (2) what he is saying about nature, and (3) if you agree with what he is saying about science and nature.

When finished, begin thinking about your next poem, about either science or nature, which needs to be at least 100 words and contain two new words you have never used before.

When I Heard the Learn’d Astronomer
By Walt Whitman
When I heard the learn’d astronomer,
When the proofs, the figures, were ranged in columns before me,
When I was shown the charts and diagrams, to add, divide, and measure them,
When I sitting heard the astronomer where he lectured with much applause in the lecture-room,
How soon unaccountable I became tired and sick,
Till rising and gliding out I wander’d off by myself,
In the mystical moist night-air, and from time to time,
Look’d up in perfect silence at the stars.

Feb. 29, 2012

Music History: Final Project Guidelines

from:King, Sean Ryan

to:Hist. American Music, B

Write a 2-4 page (double-spaced) paper on one musical act, be it band or solo artist.  You must explain the following using your best spelling and grammar:

(1) Which genre or genres this artist is in, including a definition of the genre or genres (2+ sentences)

(2) The origins of that artist or band, including the reported meaning of their name (3+ sentences)

(3) Describe three musical, philosophical, or historical influences on that artist (6+ sentences)

(4) Write verses from one song of that artist and describe the meaning of that song in detail, focusing on individual verses (8+ sentences)

(5) The importance of this artist or band, either to music history or your own personal history (5+ sentences)

Citing sources: You can and should cite sources for your information.  You can quote or paraphrase, but do not take any information or use anybody’s words without citing the source.  For this assignment, all you need to do to cite the source is put the book or website you got the information from in parenthesis after the citation.  For example, (www.wikipedia.com/human_intestinal_growth) or (The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien).  You are required to use TWO sources, though I would recommend using more.

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