Monday, February 18, 2008

Weekly Schedule February 18th – February 22nd

This is our schedule for the week ending February 22nd, 2008. If you have any questions, please contact me at extension 38.

1st Year Social Studies (Period 1 & 3)

Monday: President’s Day

Tuesday: Work Due: America Under Andrew Jackson
America Under Martin Van Buren, William H Harrison and John Tyler - 1837-1844 The Panic of 1837. We will study the following topics The Panic of 1837, The Pre-Emption Act, California Pioneers and Sutter's Fort, The Oregon Trail, and Manifest Destiny. Packet is due Wednesday.

Wednesday: Work Due: America Under Martin Van Buren
America Under James Polk, Zachary Taylor, and Millard Fillmore 1845-1852 - The Mexican War-The Oregon Treaty. We will study the Presidency of James K. Polk, 1845-1849, Texas Statehood and Problems with Mexico, 1845, The Mexican War, 1846-1848, The Oregon Treaty of 1846, The Presidency of Zachary Taylor, 1849-1850, and The Presidency of Millard Fillmore and the Compromise of 1850, 1850-1853. Packet is due Thursday.

Thursday: Work Due: America Under James Polk
America Under Franklin Pierce and James Buchanan - 1853-1860 - The Kansas Nebraska Act. We will study the Presidency of Franklin Pierce, 1853-1857, the Gadsden Purchase and the Kansas-Nebraska Act, 1853-1854, an Era of Reform and Self Improvement, James Buchanan and the Dred Scott Decision, 1857, the Lincoln-Douglas Debates, 1858, the Election of President Abraham Lincoln and the Establishment of the Confederacy, 1860-1861. Packet is due Monday.

Friday: Just Chill! Dealing with Anger- This program is designed to help students deal constructively with angry feelings. It uses scenarios and language students will recognize to demonstrate that the loss of control that anger precipitates not only fails to bring about a desired goal, but can escalate into a dangerous situation. Students have the power to control their anger and channel it into something constructive. There will be a quiz.

2nd Year Social Studies (Period 2 & 4)

Monday: President’s Day

Tuesday: Work Due: Hinduism
Religions of the World – Islam – Islam is the world's fastest growing, and perhaps most misunderstood, religion. One out of every five people on Earth is a Muslim. The social, political, and economic power of Islam is profound and is growing. For these reasons, it is important to understand what Islam means, why it is embraced by so many people, and why it is misunderstood by so many others. This program gives an overview of the religion, its foundations, and also its past and present influences on the world.
We will cover Islam's contemporary role in the world, its history, some common misconceptions about the faith, its influence on the West, the art, architecture and science of Islam, and the colonial period in the Middle East. Through the use of historic film and stills from locations around the world, a broad picture emerges of a powerful faith. Islam is a faith that, although the world's youngest, has attracted more than one billion followers. Packet is due Wednesday.

Wednesday: Work Due: Islam
Religions of the World - Judaism – Driven from their ancestral land, disbursed throughout the world, persecuted for their faith, killed by the millions in the Holocaust, the Jews have, in the face of all adversity, maintained their traditions, their community, and their faith in God. The religion of Judaism is indeed the story of a people. The word “Jew” is derived from Judah, one of Jacob’s sons, and the tribe of Judah—located in the south of ancient Palestine. It is from that tribe that most Jews are believed to be descended.
This video, shot on location in Israel, Egypt, and the U.S., traces the history, the development, and the practice of Judaism from its earliest beginnings to the present day. The goal of this program is to give an overview of the Jewish religion. Packet is due Thursday.

Thursday: Work Due: Judaism
Religions of the World - A Comparison of Religious Thought – The world's five major religions - Hinduism, Judaism, Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam - have many differences. Many people, perhaps most people, are aware of the differences but would be surprised to find that there are also many similarities. In this program we have an opportunity to listen to a wide variety of practitioners from the five religions. Ranging from laypeople to clergy to monks and nuns, these people provide unique insights into the practice, history, philosophy, and teachings of the religions. It is not the intention of the program to provide a cut-and-dried comparison of the religions and religious thought, but rather it is left to the viewer to form his or her own opinions and to take from the various points of view what is for his or her most appealing approach to religious practice. Packet is due Monday.

Friday: Just Chill! Dealing with Anger- This program is designed to help students deal constructively with angry feelings. It uses scenarios and language students will recognize to demonstrate that the loss of control that anger precipitates not only fails to bring about a desired goal, but can escalate into a dangerous situation. Students have the power to control their anger and channel it into something constructive. There will be a quiz.

6 comments:

Michael Mather said...

Hey Mr.Lawslo listen i was searching on Google.com the map thingy u assigned and i can't find it...so to be honost you should put the map on ur blog so that way we can do it.

-Mather

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Anonymous said...

The whole religon thing is a little difficult, but it is interesting.
-Andie

Anonymous said...

hello Mr.lawslo the packets are hard and not that fun but sometimes they are intresting like andie said but their are alot of pages.

mystry person
oooh!! who is it

who can it be

Anonymous said...

mr.lawslo,
i dont like your papers they are tooooooooooooooooooooo hard.
Katie Fallis



Mystery person #2 I am not the first person.



i am serious

Anonymous said...

Mr.lawslo i was not sure if i turned in my progress report on friday. if i did not can i get another copy to turn in tomorrow.i asked Mrs. Clevland and she said that she did not know. she also said that you will be here after school. but i have to leave a little early so i can not.
-Brier

Anonymous said...

she's right, your packets are wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy too hard...not really for me, but people always ask for my help and it's really annoying... }:( the essay questions are hard for everyone.