Saturday, February 2, 2008

Weekly Schedule February 4th – February 8th

This is our schedule for the week ending February 8th, 2008. If you have any questions, please contact me at extension 38.

1st Year Social Studies (Period 1 & 3) –

Monday: Super Tuesday - We will be preparing to cast our vote on Tuesday. Students are going to determine the issues most important to them in the upcoming election and then find out what the candidates think about those issues. Students will then make an informed, reasoned decision about who they will vote for. There is no homework!

Tuesday: Super Tuesday – Students will vote and learn about the Electoral College. We will also view debate footage and follow the exit polling across the country. There is no homework!

Wednesday: Almost Painless Guide to the Judicial Branch – We will examine judicial checks and balances, the functions of the Supreme Court, and the appointment of Justices. We will also delve into judicial overview of lower courts and the power of the Supreme Court to influence history. There will be a packet and a quiz. Homework is due Thursday.

Thursday: Almost Painless Guide to the Legislative Branch – We will explore the functions of the Legislative branch of the U.S. Government: legislative checks and balances, the power to impeach, and the lawmaking process. We will also examine the origins of the two-house system and the structure of the Senate and House of Representatives. There will be a packet and a quiz. Homework is due next Monday.

2nd Year Social Studies (Period 2 & 4) –

Monday: Super Tuesday - We will be preparing to cast our vote on Tuesday. Students are going to determine the issues most important to them in the upcoming election and then find out what the candidates think about those issues. Students will then make an informed, reasoned decision about who they will vote for. There is no homework!

Tuesday: Super Tuesday – Students will vote and learn about the Electoral College. We will also view debate footage and follow the exit polling across the country. There is no homework!

Wednesday: The Protestant Reformation – We will learn about Martin Luther, a brilliant, highly emotional priest and scholar who, in 1517, posted his now-famous Ninety-Five Theses on a church door in Wittenberg, Germany. Luther's theses started the Protestant Reformation, a chain of events that would changes forever the character of Western European civilization. There will be a packet. Homework is due Thursday.

Thursday: The Age of Discovery – We will learn about one of the most exciting eras of history: the period from 1400 to 1550. We will view colorful historic artwork, animated maps, and beautiful live-action video from around the world, students learn about trade with the Far East in the fifteenth century and how restrictions on that trade helped bring about the Age of Discovery. The long-term effects of European colonization are also presented. There will be a packet and a quiz. Homework is due next Monday.

Health –

Friday: Daily Food Choices for Healthy Living - This best-selling program has been revised using the latest USDA research on what foods North Americans eat and what nutrients are in those foods. With input from nutrition experts, health specialists, and home economics teachers, the program teaches how to make the best food choices. The USDA Food Guide Pyramid is used to illustrate the basic food groups. The program then helps the students put the dietary guidelines into practice. Students will learn what and how much to eat from each food group to get the nutrients needed, but not too many calories or too much fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, sugar, sodium or alcohol. Following the Pyramid will help keep the intake of total fat and saturated fat low and reduce chances of getting certain diseases and help maintain healthy weight. Students will also see how to control the sugar and salt in their diets and to make fewer sugar and salt choices. There will be a quiz.

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