• Week 24 Homework – DUE 4/24/24

    1. Read & Watch

    1. History of US – (Book 10)
      Ch Ch 55-57, 260-275
    2. Read & Watch: Amanda Gorman’s Inauguration Poem β€œThe Hill We Climb.” This speech was given at President Biden’s inauguration in Jan 2021.
      LINK to read her speech

    2. Presentation

    Finish preparing your presentation based on your research paper topic.

    You will present to the class on the last day.

    No more than 5 minutes!

    Your presentation needs to be informative and include visual aids. (Video/pictures are fine.)

    5. Writing Assignment

    Complete one final proofread on your paper. Fix any formatting/grammar/etc.

    Bring your final, completed paper to class to turn in.

    You did it!!!!!!

  • Week 23 Homework – DUE 4/18/24

    1. Read

    1. History of US – (Book 10)
      Ch 48-54, pgs. 208-259
    2. (Optional) – Ground Zero, Pgs 196-End

    2. Watch

    3. Watch

    Watch the movie Worth with Michael Keaton (2021)

    This movie can only be watched on Netflix. It’s rated PG13.

    The language warning below is from Commonsense Media.

    (NOTE: Both uses of the F-word do not feel gratuitous. I actually didn’t hear the first one until my second time through the movie.)

    If you don’t have access to Netflix or you are concerned about the language, you can read the Wikipedia movie summary HERE and a review with some thoughts HERE.

    This movie is based on a true story of the lawyer who was tasked with putting a monetary value on each person who was died or injured in the 9/11 attack.

    In class, we’ll be discussing how this movie approaches the tragedy of 9/11 and the ethical questions that arise when you have to put a price on a person’s life.

    4. Presentation

    Begin working on a presentation based on your research paper topic.

    You will present to the class on the last day.

    Your presentation needs to be informative and include visual aids. (Video/pictures are fine.)

    5. Writing Assignment

    Write a 2-3 page self-reflection essay about you and this class. Use essay format and answer these questions:

    • What are your takeaways from this class? 
    • What did you learn from what you studied at home and what we did in class? 
    • What did you learn about yourself?
  • Week 20 Homework – DUE 3/31/22

    1. Read

    1. History of US – (Book 10)
      Ch 43-45, pgs 208-217
    2. (OPTIONAL) Book – Ground Zero

    3. Speech given by President Dallin H Oaks – This is longer so do your best. Next time, we will spend the bulk of class around this information.

    2. Watch

    3. Research Paper

    The final draft of your paper is due when you come back from Spring Break!

    Revise your paper using the feedback you were given.

    Here’s an Online Citation Generator you can use to help you with your citations.

    Here’s the Essay Paper Rubric if you need to reference it.

  • Week 21 Homework – DUE 3/28/24

    1. Read

    1. History of US – (Book 10)
      Ch 38-42, pgs. 182-207

    2. President Ronald Reagan’s speech at Moscow University

    This speech was given to students in the Soviet Union in 1988. After the speech, the New York Times editorialized that “When people some day look back to the milestones of the cold war, they are likely to remember the day Ronald Reagan extolled freedom, while Lenin looked on.” No one knew when he gave this speech that the Soviet Union would end just three years later.

    If you want to listen/watch – you can watch it HERE on YouTube.

    Please annotate the speech and prepare for a document study.

    As you read, focus on the following:

    1. Look for literary/rhetorical devices that make the speech more effective.
    2. Compare how Ronald Reagan talks about freedom with how Martin Luther King, Jr. did in his speech from a few weeks ago.

    2. Watch

    AND …

    Please watch this video of a news report the day after the Berlin Wall came down.

    (You can only watch it on YouTube … it won’t embed on the website.)

    3. Research Paper

    Reread pgs 27-29 in your Research Paper curriculum (all about citations).

    Go back and check that all your in-text citations and Works Cited page are included and in the correct format.

    Here’s an Online Citation Generator you can use.

    NOTE: This is also a GREAT week to keep writing and catchup if you haven’t finished yet!

    PRINT — STAPLE — PUT IN BACKPACK — BRING TO CLASS … so many steps! πŸ™‚

    Here’s the Essay Paper Rubric if you need to reference it.

  • Week 20 Homework – DUE 3/21/24

    1. Read

    1. History of US – (Book 10)
      Ch 37, 179-181

    2. Watch

    AND … Two videos that explain inflation.

    Please watch both of the videos on this page before coming to class so you’re prepared for our activity.

    3. Research Paper

    Finish your rough draft.

    • Add an introduction/conclusion.
    • Check that you have a thesis included in your introduction.
    • Fill in areas that are missing.
    • Create a title.
    • Add paper formatting — name, date, double-spaced, Times New Roman, etc

    Your goal is to have 7-9 pages, double-spaced, of something cohesive to turn in.

    Print out a copy of your full rough draft and bring it to class to turn in.

    Here’s the Essay Paper Rubric if you need to reference it.

  • Week 19 Homework – DUE 3/14/24

    1. Read

    1. History of US – (Book 10)
      Ch 27-28, 128-136
      Ch 36, 170-178

    2. Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War
    Part 3: pg 215-End

    2. Watch

    Also, please watch the following videos on avoiding plaigarism.

    AND … just for fun … enjoy this sketch. (I’ve previewed it and it’s clean.)

    3. Research Paper

    Finish writing your messy rough draft – at least 5-6 pages.

    DUE NEXT WEEK!

    Bring a PRINTED copy of your draft to turn in.
    Include a list of sources/links that you’re referencing.

    Here’s the Essay Paper Rubric if you need to reference it or send it to your writing mentor.

    As you write, don’t forget to make note of where you are pulling your information so that you’ll be able to cite your sources later.

  • Week 18 Homework – DUE 3/7/24

    Bring your laptop to next class. You’ll be working on your research paper the entire time!

    1. Read

    2. Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War
    Part 2: pg 119-214

    2. Research Paper

    Keep writing your messy rough draft.

    Homework is light this week. Dig deep and get lots of writing done. πŸ™‚

    MESSY DRAFT DUE IN TWO WEEKS!

    Here’s the Essay Paper Rubric if you need to reference it.

    As you write, don’t forget to make note of where you are pulling your information so that you’ll be able to cite your sources later.

  • Week 17 Homework – DUE 3/3/22

    1. Read

    1. History of US – (Book 10)
      Ch 29, 137-143

    2. Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War
    Part 1: pgs 1-115

    2. Watch

    1. Movie: On the Basis of Sex

    This movie does a great job of portraying a key point in Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s life. She later become the second women to become a member of the Supreme Court. She died in 2020.

    2. YouTube Videos
    History of Women’s Rights and the ERA

    The following videos take you through the history of Women’s rights, starting in the middle of the 19th Century up to history that just happened in 2021. We will be doing several activities in class related to this information.

    It will take you about about 60 minutes to watch all of these videos. There is also a statement to read from 1978 from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints regarding the church’s stance ERA. The church reconfirmed their stance in 2019.

    Finally, there’s a short video that explores whether the balance has swung too far and now women have more advantage than men.

    Reading Break

    Before you watch the rest of the videos, please read the statement by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day saints from 1978.

    https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/ensign/1978/10/news-of-the-church/first-presidency-reaffirms-opposition-to-era?lang=eng

    Current History

    In 1919, bills were introduced in several states to become the 38th state to ratify the ERA. Utah was one of them. The vote in Utah did not pass.

    This video is a news report while the bill was being debated.

    NOTE: As you watch, notice that several women from Big Ocean speak out against the bill. Big Ocean is a non-profit run by Carolina Allen, an ASA parent. And Grace Garn (also part of Big Ocean) is a former ASA student.

    3. Research Paper

    Time to start writing your rough draft (or continue if you’ve already started)!

    Your first time through will be MESSY. Don’t feel like you have to start at the beginning and write straight through. Use your outline to figure out where you want to start.

    You have two weeks to work on this rough draft. We expect you to have at least 6 pages (double spaced) of rough draft material by then.

    As you write, don’t forget to make note of where you are pulling your information so that you’ll be able to cite your sources later.

  • Week 16 Homework – DUE 2/22/24

    1. Read

    1. History of US – (Book 10)
      Ch 19-26, 97-127
      Ch 30-34, 144-164

    2. Prepare for Document Study

    Next week in class, we will be studying the “I Have a Dream” speech by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Please watch him give his speech while you read the speech. (This version has been colorized, and the sound has been amplified. The original is in black and white.)

    (If you left your printed copy of the speech in class, please print out a new copy for yourself so you can write on it.)

    Then reread and annotate the speech. As you read, look for words or sentence structure or repetition that stand out or you think are effective.

    When you are finished a second time, consider “Why do you think King’s use of language is effective?”

    3. Watch

    Movie: Selma (This PG-13 movie contains quite a bit of language and some strong violence. We strongly recommend watching it on VidAngel.)

    OR

    Documentary: Bridge to Freedom

    4. Research Paper

    Keep moving forward on your research paper.

    If you were able to categorize your notecards and created a working thesis in class, now use your cards to create a full outline.

    • See examples on pgs 19 & 20 and 38 of your curriculum for examples PLUS your two student samples in student packet
    • If you have some cards that no longer fit your thesis, put them aside.
    • You may discover that you are missing information, do NOT make notecards for more articles. Instead, you can do “spot research” to fill in a gap and make one or two more cards. Be sure to keep track of your sources.

    OR

    If you did not have enough notecards in class, finish making your notecards (100 is about the right amount) and bring them to class to categorize.

    • Review your subjective (how/why) question often. Make sure you are researching the question and not getting side tracked.
    • Focus on quickly finding, reviewing, and then (using ChatGPT) creating your key notes

    Bring your laptop to class next week. We will be working on outlining + writing a rough draft in class.

  • Week 15 Homework – DUE 2/15/24

    1. Read

    1. History of US – (Book 10)
      Ch 12-16, pgs 64-87

    2. Warriors Don’t Cry
    Ch 13-End

    2. Watch

    3. Research Paper

    1. Watch the video below. (Yes, it’s 26 minutes long but I PROMISE it will make everything easier with your research paper. Here’s a link to the Steps to Writing a Research Paper that I’m referencing.
    2. Create ALL of your key note cards/sticky notes. Be sure to number or color-code your cards.
    3. Bring your stack of notes to class. (If you feel ready to move on to outlining in addition to this assignment, great! But otherwise, this is the homework this week.)

    You will probably have approximately 100 cards/stickies if you do this assignment correctly.

    2.