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May 15, 2012

Ancient History Lessons: Tuesday, May 15 to Finals

from:Mahan, Danielle

to:Ancient History

Wednesday, May 16

  • Return tests
  • Discuss upcoming project and requirements: Holy Land

Monday, May 21

  • Watch documentary on Holy Land
  • Review possible presentation methods for Holy Land Project

Wednesday, May 23

  • Distribute review sheet for final exam
  • Begin sharing Holy Land Projects

Friday, May 25 (Mrs. Mahan out at CNFL Debate Tournament)

  • Ms. Jen will lead the class today

Monday, May 28

  • Standardized testing
  • Finish sharing any Holy Land Projects not yet delivered
  • Review day for the final exam

Wednesday, May 30

  • Standardized testing
  • Review day for the final exam

Monday, June 4

  • Final review day

May 15, 2012

Civics Lessons: Tuesday, May 15 to Finals

from:Mahan, Danielle

to:Civics & Free Enterp

Wednesday, May 16

  • Write questions for comparative country interviews
  • Students conduct and complete one sample interviews of other nations.

Monday, May 21

  • Complete interviews of other nations
  • Write reflection about international differences, similarities

Wednesday, May 23

  • Complete second scenario
  • Submit worksheet at the end of class as part of the participation grade
  • Hand out review sheet for finals

Friday, May 25 (Mrs. Mahan out at CNFL Debate Tournament)

  • Jen to lead class today

Monday, May 28 (Standardized testing)

  • Review for finals

Wednesday, May 30 (Standardized testing)

  • Review for finals

Monday, June 4

  • Final review day

May 15, 2012

Debate Lessons: Tuesday, May 15 to Finals

from:Mahan, Danielle

to:Debate

Thursday, May 17

  • Review requirements for homilies, vocations talks
  • Students select Gospels, Bible stories today

Friday, May 18 (½ day)

  • Spring concert – no class

Tuesday, May 22

  • Begin presentations of finals
  • Students critique speakers based on their verbal, non-verbal and content elements

Thursday, May 24 (Mrs. Mahan Out for CNFL Debate Tournament)

  • Practice delivering/critiquing speeches
  • Submit critique for credit today

Tuesday, May 29 (Standardized testing)

  • Continue to present vocations talks today

Thursday, May 31 (Standardized testing)

  • Final presentation of speeches today

Friday, June 1

  • Write “I wish I would have known...” reflections for 2012-2013 students
  • Hand back final speech critiques, scores
  • Create guides for future students

Tuesday, June 5

  • Submit any final assignments for grading
  • Finish creating/submitting guides for future students
  • Study for finals

May 15, 2012

Logic Lessons: Tuesday, May 15 to Finals

from:Mahan, Danielle

to:Logic & Rhetoric

Thursday, May 17

  • Begin second debate
  • Critique speeches, outcome in class
  • Deliver oral reasons for decision

Friday, May 18 (½ day) – Spring Concert

Tuesday, May 22

  • Begin third and final debate
  • Critique speeches, outcome in class
  • Deliver oral reasons for decision
  • Distribute review sheet for class content from the year

Thursday, May 24 (Mrs. Mahan Out at CNFL)

  • Tutorial and review time

Tuesday, May 29

  • Defending our faith: apologetics
  • Write out defense
  • Structure syllogisms, enthymemes

Thursday, May 31 (Standardized Testing)

  • Read Summa Theologica passages to determine syllogisms
  • Create award categories for ceremonial presentations

Friday, June 1 (Standardized Testing)

  • Finish reading Summa Theologica passages
  • Create apologetics sheet to answer question to common anti-Catholic arguments
  • Vote in award categories for ceremonial presentations

Tuesday, June 5

  • Final work on apologetics
  • Ceremonial award presentations and speeches

April 30, 2012

Ancient History Lessons: Tuesday, May 1 to Tuesday, May 15

from:Mahan, Danielle

to:Ancient History

Wednesday, May 2

  • Opening writing prompt
  • Discuss chapter 82: The Edges of the Roman World
  • Homework for Monday, May 7: read and keyword outline selections assigned in class for chapter 84

Monday, May 7

  • Opening writing prompt
  • Discuss chapter 84: The Mistake of Inherited Power
  • Homework for Wednesday, May 9: read and keyword outline selections assigned in class for chapter 85

Wednesday, May 9

  • Opening writing prompt
  • Discuss chapter 85: Savior of the Empire
  • Review questions for study day
  • Study for “Identity” Unit test on Monday, May 14

Friday, May 11

  • Study day for “Identity” Unit test on Monday, May 14

Monday, May 14

  • “Identity” Unit test

April 30, 2012

Civics Lessons: Tuesday, May 1 to Tuesday, May 15

from:Mahan, Danielle

to:Civics & Free Enterp

Wednesday, May 2

  • Opening writing activity
  • Begin presentations on government department funding
  • Should take all class

Monday, May 7

  • Finish presentations on government department funding
  • Worksheet should be complete by the end of class
  • Work on final personal budget numbers and reflection (due Friday, May 11)
  • Reflection writing assignment: Redesigning the federal budget
  • Work in groups of 4-5 to create agreed upon budget

Wednesday, May 9

  • Opening writing activity
  • Begin working on Comparative Government Projects
  • Look at elements from the US government versus those in another nation as a comparison
  • In-class time to work on personal finance reflection writing project

Friday, May 11

  • Distribute CIA World Factbook information to students for each country
  • Review US elements of governmental structure, finance, demographics, etc. for comparison
  • Due: Final personal finance numbers and reflection

Monday, May 14

  • Scenario 1 for country comparison projects
  • Due: country comparison worksheet

April 30, 2012

Debate Lessons: Tuesday, May 1 to Tuesday, May 15

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to:Debate

Tuesday, May 1

  • Final week to prepare for Value Book assignments
  • Review rubric distributed before Easter Break before final submissions

Thursday, May 3 (Wizard of Oz Play Today)

  • Double check with students that electronic submissions have been received and are readable
  • Poorly formatted works will not be accepted
  • Practice debate on the CNFL debate topic

Friday, May 4 (Last Day for Seniors)

  • Value Book assignments due
  • CNFL LD Competitor: 2 briefs and second Congress speech due
  • Review Congressional debate requirements for next week

Tuesday, May 8 (Senior Capstone Presentations)

  • Begin Congressional debates
  • Students rotate as Presiding Officer

Thursday, May 10 (Senior Capstone Presentations)

  • Continue Congressional debates
  • Last day to submit bill suggestions

Tuesday, May 15 (Senior Capstone Presentations)

  • Final day of Congressional Debates

April 30, 2012

Logic Lessons: Tuesday, May 1 to Tuesday, May 15

from:Mahan, Danielle

to:Logic & Rhetoric

Tuesday, May 1

  • Weekly quote for memorization: “Know what you are talking about.” -John Paul the Great
  • Begin political debate panel 3: New Evangelization
  • Speakers provide opening statements
  • Audience members ask questions to two speakers
  • Speakers provide closing statements
  • Class votes on favorite candidate/argumentation from the panel

Thursday, May 3 Wizard of Oz Play

  • Overview of Public Forum debate style

Friday, May 4

  • Weekly memorization quiz
  • Give results from debate panels
  • Ask preferences for upcoming debates
  • Review Public Forum Guidelines

Tuesday, May 8

  • Weekly quote for memorization: “What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Assign partners, topics for Public Forum
  • Discuss research strategies, argumentation and note taking

Thursday, May 10

  • Weekly memorization quiz
  • Partner work, research for upcoming debate

Tuesday, May 15

  • Weekly quote for memorization: “Indecision and delays are the parents of failure.”  -George Canning
  • Begin first debate
  • Critique speeches, outcome in class
  • Deliver oral reasons for decision

April 15, 2012

Civics Lessons: Monday, April 15 to Tuesday, May 1

from:Mahan, Danielle

to:Civics & Free Enterp

Monday, April 16

  • Opening writing activity: Plans for the future
  • Return economics vocabulary quiz
  • Return stock market sheets
  • Discuss problems/successes with tracking details
  • Provide midway profit update
  • Begin Personal Finance Discussion
  • Elements of personal finance
  • Homework: Discuss other finance questions with your family
  • Also bring calculators to the next class

Wednesday, April 18

  • Opening writing activity
  • Begin filling out personal finance worksheet
  • Mortgage discussion
  • Enter mortgage rate, payments on worksheet

Monday, April 23

  • Opening writing activity
  • Credit discussion
  • Simulate credit card dilemma
  • Compare/contrast with other forms of borrowing
  • Final independent work on budgeting
  • Worksheet due at the end of class
  • Homework: Read and keyword outline Chapter 20 Section 3: How Governments Spend Their Money OR Read and keyword outline Chapter 21, Section 2: Saving, Borrowing, Buying on Credit (to be determined in class, based on discussion)

Wednesday, April 25

  • Opening writing activity
  • Overview of the budget process
  • Compare/contrast personal and national budget process
  • Assign individual departments to research
  • Hand out worksheet to complete
  • Homework: research individual department to be discussed in class

Friday, April 27

  • Begin presentations on government department funding
  • Should take all class

Monday, April 30

  • Finish presentations on government department funding
  • Worksheet should be complete by the end of class
  • Reflection writing assignment: How would you redesign the federal budget?
  • Work in groups of 4-5 to create agreed upon budget

April 12, 2012

Ancient History Lessons: Monday, April 15 to Tuesday, May 1

from:Mahan, Danielle

to:Ancient History

Monday, April 16

  • Opening writing exercise
  • Review activity to catch up to content from weeks before break
  • Homework for Wednesday, April 18: read and keyword outline chapter 77
  • Can begin keyword outline if done with in class activity early

Wednesday, April 18

  • Opening writing exercise
  • Discuss chapter 77: The Problems of Prosperity
  • Homework for Monday, April 23: read and keyword outline chapter 78

Monday, April 23

  • Opening writing exercise
  • Discuss chapter 78: New Men
  • Homework for Wednesday, April 25: read and keyword outline chapter 79

Wednesday, April 25

  • Opening writing exercise
  • Discuss chapter 79: Empire (The Roman Empire, Parthia and Egypt)
  • Homework for Friday, April 27: read and keyword outline chapter 81

Friday, April 27

  • Opening writing exercise
  • Discuss chapter 81: The Problem of Succession
  • Homework for Monday, April 30: read and keyword outline chapter 82

Monday, April 30

  • Opening writing prompt
  • Discuss chapter 82: The Edges of the Roman World
  • Distribute study sheet for “Identity” Unit test on Wednesday, May 9
  • Homework for Wednesday, May 2: read and keyword outline chapter 85

April 12, 2012

Debate Lessons: Monday, April 15 to Tuesday, May 1

from:Mahan, Danielle

to:Debate

Tuesday, April 17

  • Students should continue to follow their individualized assignment sheets to determine their responsibilities for the week
  • Students who did not compete at State will be editing a Value Book section from a peer
  • Students who competed at State will be working on CNFL responsibilities: critiquing/performing a DP or submitting two LD briefs
  • All students will be reading their Congressional packet of information and writing a summary paragraph

Thursday, April 19

  • All students participate in a discussion regarding the CNFL debate topic
  • Resolved: The United States ought not to intervene in the political processes of other sovereign nations.

Friday, April 20

  • Due: Value Book edits, DP critiques, LD briefs and Congressional paragraph
  • Edits to be handed back next week for final revisions

Tuesday, April 24

  • Students should continue to follow their individualized assignment sheets to determine their responsibilities for the week
  • CNFL LD Competitor: Rough draft of aff and neg cases due
  • Redistribute Value Book edits to original authors
  • Discuss overall themes for revision before the final submission on Friday, May 4
  • Give out legislation to be researched for Congress session

Thursday, April 26

  • Last week to submit Value Book assignments for last review or suggestions before the final submission date
  • Complete a practice Congress speech for a peer
  • Make sure the critique paper is submitted for credit to both speaker and the person critiquing
  • Critiquing student should also ask questions to be answered by the speaker
  • Due: Outlines for ½ the Congressional legislation

Tuesday, May 1

  • Final week to prepare for Value Book assignments
  • Review rubric distributed before Easter Break before final submissions

April 12, 2012

Logic Lessons: Monday, April 15 to Tuesday, May 1

from:Mahan, Danielle

to:Logic & Rhetoric

Tuesday, April 17

  • Weekly quote for memorization: “Man is by nature a political animal.” –Aristotle
  • Political speech refresher discussion
  • Review rubric guidelines
  • Revisit topic areas to be debated
  • Provide overview of speaking format and styles (written and impromptu)
  • Complete worksheet regarding political platform
  • Due at the end of the class

Thursday, April 19

  • Distribute worksheet information
  • Review guidelines for asking questions of candidates
  • Work on questions for each candidate – ½ due at the end of class, other ½ homework
  • Practice answering questions with limited preparation time
  • Homework: finish remaining questions

Friday, April 20

  • Memorization quiz
  • Speaking practice drills
  • Focus on impromptu style speaking and questioning
  • Due: Final questions for political panels

Tuesday, April 24

  • Weekly quote for memorization: “People generally quarrel because they cannot argue.” – GK Chesterton”
  • Begin political debate panel 1: Improving JPG
  • Speakers provide opening statements
  • Audience members ask questions to two speakers
  • Speakers provide closing statements
  • Class votes on favorite candidate/argumentation from the panel

Thursday, April 26

  • Weekly quote memorization quiz
  • Begin political debate panel 2: Improving Lafayette
  • Speakers provide opening statements
  • Audience members ask questions to two speakers
  • Speakers provide closing statements
  • Class votes on favorite candidate/argumentation from the panel

March 28, 2012

Ancient History Lessons: Monday, April 2 to Easter Break

from:Mahan, Danielle

to:Ancient History

Monday, April 2

  • Opening writing exercise
  • Discuss chapter 73: The War of the Sons
  • Homework for Wednesday, April 4: read and keyword outline chapter 74

Wednesday, April 4

  • Opening writing exercise
  • Discuss chapter 74: Roman Liberators and Seleucid Conquerors
  • No homework to be assigned over break

March 28, 2012

Civics Lessons: Monday, April 2 to Easter Break

from:Mahan, Danielle

to:Civics & Free Enterp

Monday, April 2

  • Opening writing activity: From chapter 18 section 3: Organization and Management
  • Discussion: Business organization & the stock market
  • Compare with stock market plan
  • Examine real world business examples
  • Review vocabulary for quiz on Wednesday
  • Homework: Finalize business plan

Wednesday, April 4

  • Final stock market check due before break
  • Turn in stock market tracking pages (to be returned after break)
  • Write reflection on stock market choices
  • Vocabulary quiz (from Monday’s review)
  • Due: Final business plan (and additional marketing materials, if any)

EASTER BREAK

March 28, 2012

Debate Lessons: Monday, April 2 to Easter Break

from:Mahan, Danielle

to:Debate

Tuesday, April 3

  • Review state results, notable information
  • Update on remaining assignments in class
  • Cessation of extemp research as weekly assignment - clean out tub this week
  • Determine interest in next year’s class/competition
  • Discuss culminating Value Book to be produced
  • Deadlines, final draft acceptability (formatting), point value
  • Peer review assignment-submit draft to peer, turn in comments, questions

Thursday, April 5 (½ day)

  • Reflection from State due
  • Collect homework folders from weekly assignments
  • Assign/select peer reviewer for Value Book final submission

March 28, 2012

Logic Lessons: Monday, April 2 to Easter Break

from:Mahan, Danielle

to:Logic & Rhetoric

Tuesday, April 3

  • Weekly quote for memorization: “A true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.”  -Albert Einstein
  • Begin pairings for Political Debates
  • Discuss topics, format of opening statements, questioning and closing statements
  • Begin writing prompts to organize speaking
  • Review claim, data warrant outline to show argumentation effectiveness
  • Finish watching Presidential debate example
  • Look at town hall format, if time allows
  • Homework: complete writing prompts, submit initial views on topics in all three areas (JPG, Catholicism and Lafayette)

Thursday, April 5 (½ day)

  • Memorization quote quiz
  • Due: Worksheet questionnaire
  • Complete logic puzzles in small groups OR finish analyzing Presidential debates

EASTER BREAK

March 18, 2012

Ancient History Lessons: Monday, March 19 to Friday, March 30

from:Mahan, Danielle

to:Ancient History

**Please note the following changes, due to school's cancelation on 3/21.

Monday, March 19

  • Opening writing exercise
  • Discuss chapter 65: The Peloponnesian Wars
  • Homework for Wednesday, March 21: read and keyword outline chapter 66

Wednesday, March 21

  • JPG closed

Monday, March 26

  • Opening writing exercise
    Discuss chapter 66: The First Sack of Rome
    Tenth student presentation
    Reminder: Chapter 73 group presentation materials due today
    Homework for Wednesday, March 28: read and keyword outline chapter 70

Wednesday, March 28

  • Opening writing exercise
  • Discuss chapter 70: Alexander and the Wars of the Successors
  • Eleventh student presentation
  • Homework for Monday, April 2: read and keyword outline chapter 73

Friday, March 30 – [out at a debate tournament]

  • Ms. Jen will be taking this class to complete some of her work, so Ancient History lesson plans will be on hold until next week.

March 18, 2012

Civics Lessons: Monday, March 19 to Friday, March 30

from:Mahan, Danielle

to:Civics & Free Enterp

**Please note the following changes, due to school's cancelation on 3/21.

Monday, March 19

  • Students present commercials in class for their product(s)

Wednesday, March 21

  • JPG closed

Monday, March 26

  • Market Day!
  • Students buy/sell products in the open market
  • Invite other teachers/students free during this hour to take part in the market

Wednesday, March 28

  • Review market day
  • Stock market review exercise
  • Work with partner to finish last rough draft and set final business plan arrangements
  • Homework: rough draft of financial and management plans

Friday, March 30 – [out at a debate tournament]

  • Due: Rough draft of financial and management plans
  • Ms. Jen is taking this class to work with students, so Civics lesson plans will be on hold until next week.

March 18, 2012

Debate Lessons: Monday, March 19 to Friday, March 30

from:Mahan, Danielle

to:Debate

Tuesday, March 20

  • Independent projects will continue throughout March, until just after the State competition
  • Students who are still competing at State should follow their individualized instruction sheet for guidelines on assignments until that tournament
  • For students not competing, their weekly assignments are as follows:
  • Assignment 1: 2 Extemp Articles, one main topic area and one minor
  • Because the state extemp students will be competiting on Thursday, if your extemp articles are submitted by Tuesday in class, you will be excused from one of the following two assignments.
  • Assignment 2: Final copy of one page summary of the value
  • Assignment 3: Two more final briefs (opposed or supporting)
  • Practice individual events in class
  • Students watch and critique a peer
  • State competitors practice for Mrs. Mahan

Thursday, March 22

  • Independent projects will continue throughout March, until just after the State competition
  • Practice extemp speeches in class
  • Students watch and critque a peer
  • State competitors practice for Mrs. Mahan

 Friday, March 23 

  • Independent projects will continue throughout March, until just after the State competition
  • Collect homework folders with weekly assignments
  • Students no longer competing, see Assignments 1 – 3 above for the week to determine what is to be submitted on this date

Tuesday, March 27

  • Independent projects will continue throughout March, until just after the State competition
  • Students who are still competing at State should follow their individualized instruction sheet for guidelines on assignments until that tournament
  • For students not competing, their weekly assignments are as follows:
  • Assignment 1: 2 Extemp Articles, one main topic area and one minor
  • Assignment 2: Final copy of both philosopher pages (supporting and opposing)
  • Assignment 3: Two more final briefs (opposed or supporting)
  • Final practices for students competition at state
  • Students encouraged to turn in extemp articles today, to assist State competitors

Thursday, March 29 (out with students competing at State)

  • Ms. Jen will be in class today to work with the class.  Students will be unable tow work on their projects in class and should plan accordingly.
  • Independent projects will continue throughout March, until just after the State competition
  • Collect homework folders from weekly assignments
  • Ms. Jen will collect folders, or they can be put in Mrs. Mahan’s box in the front office for submission

TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS (PINEVILLE)

March 18, 2012

Logic Lessons: Monday, March 19 to Friday, March 30

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to:Logic & Rhetoric

Tuesday, March 20

  • Weekly quote for memorization: “Every man’s life is a fairy tale written by God’s fingers.” - Hans Christian Andersen
  • Practice speaking drills
  • Work with Ezekiel text
  • Watch ADS sample and Trial closing argument examples
  • Due:  Legal Speech rough drafts

Thursday, March 22 (St. Catherine of Sweden’s Feast Day!)

  • Begin presentation of Legal Speeches
  • Should take all class
  • All students critique, decide verdicts after both sides have presented
  • Have ceremonial speech(es) for St. Catherine of Sweden
  • Make toasts as a final form of ceremonial speeches

Friday, March 23

  • Memorization Quiz
  • Finish Legal Speeches not presented last class
  • Continue with student critiques and verdicts

Tuesday, March 27

  • No weekly quote for memorization (only one day of class this week)
  • Begin Political Speech discussion
  • Look at rubric, outline for next speech
  • Determine elements of political speech different from ceremonial and legal
  • Written v. impromptu style of delivery
  • Discuss structure, creation of a plan for implementation
  • Watch Presidential debate example (if time allows)
  • Homework: Select a platform for political speech

Thursday, March 29 – [out for debate tournament]

  • Ms. Jen will be working with the 8th graders for this period, so the Logic & Rhetoric lesson plans will be on hold until Tuesday, April 3

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