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Averill

Tragic Hero

Unit 2: Destiny
Writing Assignment: Modern-Day Tragic Hero

You will write a 2-3 page research paper arguing how a modern-day hero (religious, sports-related, political, entertainment-focused, artistic) fulfills most, if not all, of the characteristics of the tragic hero as listed below. Research this tragic hero and submit a works cited page with at least four (4) credible sources. You will need four (4) cited examples of text evidence for this essay. In your conclusion, you will reflect on the universal lesson that this individual’s tragic fall teaches humanity. Quotes must be short (5-8 words). You must use databases.

Common Characteristics of a Tragic Hero:

1. The character must be of high/noble stature.
2. The character has a tragic flaw, which begins as a positive character trait.
3. The character’s tragic flaw leads to a reversal of fortune or downfall.
4. His or her actions result in improved self-awareness and self-knowledge.
5. The character experiences a spiritual, professional or literal "death."


Assignment

Recommended Databases

Biography in Context
(ID="school password")

Recommended Websites

Celentano

Bioethics Essay

UNIT 4: TECHNOLOGY
Writing Assignment

Research a current bioethical issue either online or in the library and find three reliable academic or scholarly sources on the issue. Write a two to three page formal analysis in which you make a claim about the issue. Your thesis statement should clearly define your stance on the subject. You must include at least one quote from each article as well as one quote from the novel, and you need to cite each quote properly (Total 4 quotes). You will have an introduction, two body paragraphs, and a conclusion. Please include a separate, properly formatted Works Cited page.

Ethics: moral principles that govern a person's or group's behavior; the moral correctness of specified conduct.

Bioethics: the ethics of medical and biological research.

POTENTIAL BIOETHICAL ISSUES:

  • Human Cloning
  • Animal Cloning
  • Stem Cell Research
  • Genetically Modified Foods
  • Genetic Engineering
  • Biomedical Technology
  • Assignment

    Technology Common Assessment

    Recommended Databases

    SIRS Researcher
    (username: shslibrary)

    Opposing Viewpoints in Context
    (ID="school password")

    Recommended Websites

    Fishbowl Discussion on Poetry

    English: Grade 11

    Fishbowl Discussions on Poetry

    Recommended Databases

    Use Destiny One Search to access multiple databases that may have information on your topic. You may use any database individually, but the following databases will be extremely helpful.

    Biography in Context

    Bloom's Literary Reference

    Gale Virtual Reference Library

    Recommended Books

    Go to Destiny. Search for the name of the writer you are looking for, either by Keyword or Author (ex. Dickinson, Emily or Whitman, Walt).

    You may also check Google Books for full-text online print resources for collections of the desired author's writing, poetry or critical analysis of the author's works.

    You may find desired poems online using the Poetry Foundationor Bartleby. On Bartleby, search and click the name of the author you are trying to find a written work for. Next, click on the Index of First Lines link. Lastly, look for the title of the work you need to read and analyze.

    Recommended Free Internet Sites

    Use the Webexpress feature of Destiny to access recommended web sites.

    And/or use the recommended web sites suggested by Biography in Context:

    Selected Websites on Emily Dickinson's Life and Works:

    Selected Websites on Walt Whitman's Life and Works:

    Assignment

    Great Gatsby

    Recommended Databases

    Use Destiny to access databases that may have information on your topic. You may use any database, but the following databases will be extremely helpful.

    Recommended Books

    Go to Destiny. Click on Resource List. Click on Public tab. Click on 1920's list to access a bibliography of suggested titles. You may also search your topic for additional books.

    Recommended Software

    Use PowerPoint to create a slide show. Use Noodletools to create a "Works Cited" page.

    Recommended Free Internet Sites

    Use the Webexpress feature of Destiny to access recommended web sites.
    And/or use the recommended web sites suggested by SIRS Decades and/or History Resource Center

    And/or use the sites below:

    Assignment

    Background:The Roaring Twenties was a time of rapid change. Women, in particular, adopted new lifestyles and attitudes. Many Americans admired heroes and created heroes. Radio, the movies and jazz were new forms of information, entertainment and art. The decade was especially creative for music, art and literature, architecture and fashion. It was also called the Golden Age of Sports, the Age of the Flapper and the Age of the Automobile and the Age of Freud. (Mantell-Broad)

    Task: With your assigned partner(s), research the topic you have been assigned. After researching the topic and selecting important details, create a PowerPoint presentation that thoroughly explains your topic. Include any definitions necessary for understanding your topic, and describe the importance of the person/thing or event you researched. If your topic is an event, include explanations of the causes and effects of the event. To provide ourselves with a better overall understanding of our author and American society during our story, we will combine all PowerPoints into a linked PowerPoint show. We will refer to some of this information as we read Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby.

    Key Requirements

    • Minimum 5 slides
    • Minimum 5 pictures and/or video
    • Minimum 5 visual effects
    • Group Presentation
    • Peer Evaluation

    *Total: 25 Points

    **Presentations will be on specific dates. If you are not present on your assigned day, you will owe me a two page typed paper on your topic.

    Topics

    Jazz Age Fitzgerald - Biography Lost Generation East & West Egg
    Prohibition Women Suffrage Flappers Fashion & Clothing
    Dance Sports Entertainment Great Depression
    Government & Big Business Technology: Automobiles, Appliances, Radio, Flight

    Harlem Renaissance Poets

    Recommended Software

    • Use "Word" to write a 1-2 page analysis essay about your poem.
    • Use Noodletools to create a properly formatted MLA "Works Cited" page.

    Recommended Free Internet Sites

    • Use the "Resource List" in Destiny to access recommended web sites on the Harlem Renaissance as well as recommended sites on poetry. (You can create a citation list of these sources.)
    • Use the recommended sites provided by your teacher.

    Harlem Renaissance Assignment

    Schemes

    Modern and Postmodern Poets

    Resources: Databases

    Use Destiny to access online database information about your poet and his/her poetry. You may use any database, but the Poetry Pathfinder below lists recommended databases.

    Resources: Books

    Use Destiny to find books about your poet and his/her work. Use the Resource List in Destiny to access reference sources which can help you.

    Resources: Software

    Use Noodletools to create a properly cited MLA "Works Cited" page. You will also be using Microsoft Word to write a paper.

    Resources: Free Internet

    Use the "Web Express" feature in Destiny to search for your poet and his/her poetry. Use the Resource List in Destiny to access recommended websites. Use Google Books and/or Google Scholar to search for scholarly sites on the web.

    Poetry Assignment and Poets

    Poetry Pathfinder

    Tragic Hero

    Unit 2: Destiny

    Writing Assignment: Modern-Day Tragic Hero

    You will write a 2-3 page research paper arguing how a modern-day hero (religious, sports-related, political, entertainment-focused, artistic) fulfills most, if not all, of the characteristics of the tragic hero as listed below. Research this tragic hero and submit a works cited page with at least four (4) credible sources. You will need four (4) cited examples of text evidence for this essay. In your conclusion, you will reflect on the universal lesson that this individual’s tragic fall teaches humanity. Quotes must be short (5-8 words). You must use databases.

    Common Characteristics of a Tragic Hero:
    1. The character must be of high/noble stature.
    2. The character has a tragic flaw, which begins as a positive character trait.
    3. The character’s tragic flaw leads to a reversal of fortune or downfall.
    4. His or her actions result in improved self-awareness and self-knowledge.
    5. The character experiences a spiritual, professional or literal "death."

    Assignment

    Recommended Databases

    Biography in Context
    (ID="school password")

    Pop Culture Universe
    (username: shslibrary)

    Recommended Websites

    Diana

    Native American Studies

    The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

    For each topic, collect and share as many details as you can from your reading of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian (Alexie, 2007) and using the resources provided below.

    Topics

    • The Spokane Indian Tribe
    • Contemporary Political Issues in Native American Tribes
    • Contemporary Living Conditions/Health Issues in Native American Tribes
    • Issues with Native American Mascots
    • Banned Books

    Suggested Resources

    Discovery Education: (Use @simsburyschools.net Google log-in)

    SIRS Researcher: (Username: shslibrary)

    Opposing Viewpoints in Context: (ID = "school password")

    U.S. History in Context: (ID = "school password")

    Health & Wellness Resource Center:

    (ID = "school password")

    Flaherty

    Documentary Unit: Photo Story 3 Project

    Documentary Unit: Photo Story 3 Project

    Recommended Software

    Photo Story 3 is free, open ware software which allows for the production of a video using still pictures. You will be using PhotoStory 3 to create your video. The "How To" section in the Virtual Library includes directions, blank slides, storyboards and examples of completed PhotoStory 3 projects.

    Use Noodletools to cite your music, photos and any other resources which are not original examples of your work. You can then copy your 'Works Cited" page onto a blank photoStory 3 slide for inclusion in your credits.

    Documentary Terminology

    Documentary Assignment and Rubric

    Digital Project: Romeo & Juliet

    Assignment

    Film a scene or a part of a scene of your choice from the play. The scene should be short- approximately 3-5 minutes. You pick the historical time period, which will influence your choice of the style and costume of your scene. Be sure that the time period, like that of post-World War II Italy is suitable for an adaption of Romeo and Juliet. Then be sure that the style, like Neorealism, fits that time period as well. Additionally, the way the actors deliver the lines will help demonstrate your group's interpretation of the scene.

    Suggested Resources

    Daily Life Through History
    To access from home, username : shslibrary

    World History In Context
    To access from home ID= school password

    Guide to Windows Movie Maker

    Flowers

    Henry

    AP Speech Project

    Speech Project: Using Rhetoric to Address a Social Issue

    Recommended Databases

    Recommended Books

    Use Destiny to do a Basic or Power Search to locate books on your subject.

    Recommended Free Internet

    Use the Webpath Express feature in Destiny to locate reliable, credible web resources by searching for keywords related to your topic. Use the website sources recommended by any databases you search.

    Recommended Software

    Use Prezi to create a presentation aligned with your speech content. Sign up for a free Prezi account by going to prezi.com and clicking on "sign up". Choose the public option and create an account using your simsburyschools.net email address. Your Prezi will highlight your speech’s main points, supporting examples, and rhetorical strategies. A short 2-3 minute youtube video, images/graphs, and/or music are recommended to embellish your overall speech presentation.

    Use NoodleTools for note-taking, and citing your sources by creating an MLA "Works Cited" page.

    Assignment

    Speech Project: Using Rhetoric to Address a Social Issue

    Topic Sign-Up Sheet

    Click the following link to access a spreadsheet to sign-up for the topic you would like to present: Sign-Up Spreadsheet (Note: You may need to sign into your Simsbury Google Account to view and sign-up).

    Mr. Hogan

    Book Talks: PhotoStory 3

    Recommended Books

    Use Destiny to locate a book. You may search for a subject of your choice but limit your format to fiction. You may also use the "Visual " tab in Destiny to locate recommended books.

    Recommended Free Internet

    You will use Photo Story 3 for Windows to create a booktalk. PhotoStory 3 can be downloaded for free for on your home computer. (Ask your parents for permission)

    Use Noodetools to create your "Works Cited" page.

    Assignment

    You will select a book to read from our school library media center today.

    You will have 3 weeks to read the book.

    After reading the book you will respond to the following two questions in which the summary of the book is embedded in your response:

    1. What are your thoughts, feelings, questions about the story?
    2. Was the author successful in creating a good piece of literature?

    You will type your response to the above questions into a "Word" document and have this document available digitally (i.e. "P" drive, flash drive) for the next scheduled class.

    You will also need to scan the cover of your book prior to the next scheduled class.

    On your next scheduled visit to the LMC, you will be given instruction in how to use PhotoStory 3. Feel free to download PhotoStory 3 at home or come to the LMC to "play around with it" prior to the directed instruction.

    You will create a 2 minute booktalk. You must include the cover of the book and five additional images. You will record your response to the questions above into a PhotoStory 3 project.

    Instructions for use of PhotoStory 3 can be found on the "How To" link in the Virtual LIbrary.

    Tragic Hero

    Unit 2: Destiny
    Writing Assignment: Modern-Day Tragic Hero

    You will write a 2-3 page research paper arguing how a modern-day hero (religious, sports-related, political, entertainment-focused, artistic) fulfills most, if not all, of the characteristics of the tragic hero as listed below. Research this tragic hero and submit a works cited page with at least four (4) credible sources. You will need four (4) cited examples of text evidence for this essay. In your conclusion, you will reflect on the universal lesson that this individual’s tragic fall teaches humanity. Quotes must be short (5-8 words). You must use databases.

    Common Characteristics of a Tragic Hero:

    1. The character must be of high/noble stature.
    2. The character has a tragic flaw, which begins as a positive character trait.
    3. The character’s tragic flaw leads to a reversal of fortune or downfall.
    4. His or her actions result in improved self-awareness and self-knowledge.
    5. The character experiences a spiritual, professional or literal "death."


    Assignment

    Recommended Databases

    Biography in Context
    (ID="school password")

    Recommended Websites

    Bioethics Essay

    Unit 4: Technology
    Writing Assignment: Bioethical Essay

    Research a current bioethical issue online and find two articles on the issue. Write a two to three-page formal response in which you take a stance on the issue. Your thesis statement should clearly define your stance on the subject. In your response, refer to Frankenstein first in the introduction as a “hook” and then again in the conclusion to help drive home your argument. You must include at least one quote from each article as well as one quote from the novel, and you need to cite each quote properly. Please include a separate, properly formatted Works Cited page.

    Ethics: moral principles that govern a person's or group's behavior; the moral correctness of specified conduct.

    Bioethics: the ethics of medical and biological research.

    POTENTIAL BIOETHICAL ISSUES:

    • Human Cloning
    • Genetically Modified Food
    • Euthanasia
    • Organ Donation
    • Human Genetic Engineering
    • Artificial Womb
    • Genetic Screening
    • Cryonics
    • Infertility Treatments
    • Vaccinations
    • Sperm / Egg Donation
    • Lobotomy
    • Stem Cell Research
    • Pain Management
    • Surrogacy

    Assignment

    Technology Common Assessment

    Recommended Databases

    Science in Context
    (ID="school password")

    Opposing Viewpoints in Context
    (ID="school password")

    SIRS Researcher
    (Username= shslibrary)

    Did you forget the school database password? - Click here

    Recommended Websites

    Purdue OWL: MLA In-Text Citations: The Basics
    NoodleTools

    Speak Project

    Speak Project

    Recommended Databases:

    Health and Wellness

    Teen Health and Wellness

    Recommended Free Internet

    A-Z Lyrics Universe http://www.azlyrics.com/

    Song Lyrics http://www.elyrics.net/

    Song Lyrics http://www.musicsonglyrics.com/

    Lyrics Top http://www.lyricstop.com/

    Lyrics Freak http://www.lyricsfreak.com/

    Lyrics World http://ntl.matrix.com.br/pfilho/summer.html

    Lyrics Top 20 http://lyrics.nettop20.com/

    Or Use Google and type in a word followed by lyrics. Example: "loneliness" lyrics

    Assignment Overview

    You have just finished reading Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson. As she begins her freshman year, Melinda Sordino finds that other students treat her like an outcast because she called the police to break up a teen party. She describes the cruelty of peer pressure and cliques. Melinda experiences many problems such as: adjustment disorders, mutism, loneliness, post traumatic stress disorder, family problems, rape and sexual assault, self mutilation, depression. In class you will discuss some of these problems and you will select one that affected you. You will choose lyrics from a song and a passage or event from the book then make connections to this problem. You will create a PowerPoint about the problem and a Works Cited page when you come to the library.

    Tasks:

    1. Class brainstorming session: Before you come to the library, spend some time in class brainstorming about the problems Melinda experiences in Speak.

    2. Homework: Choose a problem from class discussion and find song lyrics that exemplify that problem. Bring a hard copy of the lyrics or electronic copy to school. You may e-mail it to your personal e-mail as an attachment or save the lyrics on a flash drive. Write down the title of the web page where you found the lyrics and the URL, or address of the web site. You most likely will be blocked from this site by our school's filter.

    3. Library: You will spend two or three days in the library to complete the rest of this assignment. Report directly to the library and bring your copy of Speak. You will be creating a 5-slide PowerPoint. You will be linking your PowerPoint to the PowerPoints created by your classmates to create one class PowerPoint. It is imperative that you save your PowerPoint to both the "Robinson" folder in the "K" drive and your "P" drive. Name your file by your last name and the word Speak. Example: ThompsonSpeak or SmithSpeak.

    Powerpoint must include:

    Slide 1: Title: A title slide with your name and the problem you chose.

    Slide 2: Information about the Problem: You will find and use information from The Health and Wellness Resource Center and/or Teen Health and Wellness databases in the Joe Townsley Virtual Library. Go to the Library Resources folder, access the Virtual Library, and click on Databases. Using the Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine in the Health and Wellness Database, find information about the problem that connects with the song you chose. Print the source from the Health and Wellness or Teen Health and Wellness database. Read the information and put into your own words. Insert information into slide 2. Include information that reflects new knowledge. You may wish to answer questions such as: What are the symptoms? What are the causes? What is the treatment?

    Slide 3: Lyrics: Open up your e-mail or use a flash drive on which you saved the lyrics and insert the lyrics you found for homework into slide 3. If you do not have an electronic version, manually insert song lyrics into slide. Remember, you don't need to use the whole song, instead use the portion of the song that is most relevant to the problem.

    Slide 4: Passage or event: Insert a passage from Speak that is relevant to the problem into slide 4. Put quotation marks around the passage if you copied it word for word. Put the page number on the slide. OR Describe in your own words an event that may come from several pages in the book and put your description on slide 4. Indicate the chapter in which this event takes place.

    Slide 5: Connections: Think and then create a slide that explains how the problem, the song lyrics, and the passage /event are connected.

    4. Library: Save your PowerPoint to a folder on the K drive and on your P drive. If you haven't finished your PowerPoint, e-mail it as an attachment to yourself at home and finish it for homework.

    5. Library: When everyone is done, we will link all the individual PowerPoints into a class PowerPoint. It is imperative that you save by your last name!

    6. Library: Create a Works Cited page using NoodleTools software. You will use your printed copies of the source in Health and Wellness Center, the information about the web page you used for the lyrics and your book to cite the

    • Novel Speak as a print book
    • Source you used in Health and Wellness Resource Center
    • Internet source you used for your song

    7. Library: You will put your name, teacher, and period on the Works Cited page, print it and submit it to the Library Media Specialist.

    8. Library: Assess what you learned by completing the Checklist for this assured experience.

    Library Media Program Checklist

    Fair Use Guidelines Worksheet

    • purpose of use
    • the nature of the publication
    • the amount used
    • the effect on the market.

    MacBeth Literary Analysis

    MacBeth
    Literary Analysis with Secondary Sources


    Assignment

    → Write a three-page (maximum), analysis on Macbeth with secondary sources (scholarly essays).

    1. Find secondary sources that illustrate important points in your paper.

    2. Print the secondary sources—you will have to hand them in with the essay.

    3. Annotate: identify ideas that you might want to paraphrase and quotes you might want to use. In the margin, write down specifically how you intend to use these marked areas.

    4. Understand the secondary sources and use them to make the points the writer intended—it is an academic error to use a source to prove something that it was not intended to prove.

    5. Use two or three sources (critical essays), and they must come from the online sources and the books provided to you by the SHS library. (It is all right if you use more than three sources, but keep your essay limited to three pages.)

    Database Resources

    Academic OneFile (ID = "school password")

    JSTOR (username = simsburyhs)

    Online Resources

    Mrs. Hogan

    Tragic Hero

    Unit 2: Destiny
    Writing Assignment: Modern-Day Tragic Hero

    You will write a 2-3 page research paper arguing how a modern-day hero (religious, sports-related, political, entertainment-focused, artistic) fulfills most, if not all, of the characteristics of the tragic hero as listed below. Research this tragic hero and submit a works cited page with at least four (4) credible sources. You will need four (4) cited examples of text evidence for this essay. In your conclusion, you will reflect on the universal lesson that this individual’s tragic fall teaches humanity. Quotes must be short (5-8 words). You must use databases.

    Common Characteristics of a Tragic Hero:

    1. The character must be of high/noble stature.
    2. The character has a tragic flaw, which begins as a positive character trait.
    3. The character’s tragic flaw leads to a reversal of fortune or downfall.
    4. His or her actions result in improved self-awareness and self-knowledge.
    5. The character experiences a spiritual, professional or literal "death."


    Assignment

    Recommended Databases

    Biography in Context
    (ID="school password")

    Recommended Websites

    Irizzary

    Lenz

    Tragic Hero

    Unit 2: Destiny

    Writing Assignment: Modern-Day Tragic Hero

    You will write a 2-3 page research paper arguing how a modern-day hero (religious, sports-related, political, entertainment-focused, artistic) fulfills most, if not all, of the characteristics of the tragic hero as listed below. Research this tragic hero and submit a works cited page with at least four (4) credible sources. You will need four (4) cited examples of text evidence for this essay. In your conclusion, you will reflect on the universal lesson that this individual’s tragic fall teaches humanity. Quotes must be short (5-8 words). You must use databases.

    Common Characteristics of a Tragic Hero:
    1. The character must be of high/noble stature.
    2. The character has a tragic flaw, which begins as a positive character trait.
    3. The character’s tragic flaw leads to a reversal of fortune or downfall.
    4. His or her actions result in improved self-awareness and self-knowledge.
    5. The character experiences a spiritual, professional or literal "death."

    Assignment

    Recommended Databases

    Biography in Context
    (ID="school password")

    Pop Culture Universe
    (username: shslibrary)

    Recommended Websites

    Bioethics Essay

    UNIT 4: TECHNOLOGY
    Writing Assignment

    Research a current bioethical issue either online or in the library and find three reliable academic or scholarly sourceson the issue. Write a two to three page formal analysis in which you make a claim about the issue. Your thesis statement should clearly define your stance on the subject. You must include at least one quote from each article as well as one quote from the novel, and you need to cite each quote properly (Total 4 quotes). You will have anintroduction, two body paragraphs, and a conclusion. Please include a separate, properly formatted Works Cited page.

    Ethics: moral principles that govern a person's or group's behavior; the moral correctness of specified conduct.

    Bioethics: the ethics of medical and biological research.

    POTENTIAL BIOETHICAL ISSUES:

  • Human Cloning
  • Animal Cloning
  • Stem Cell Research
  • Genetically Modified Foods
  • Genetic Engineering
  • Biomedical Technology
  • Assignment

    Technology Common Assessment

    Recommended Databases

    SIRS Researcher
    (username: shslibrary)

    Opposing Viewpoints in Context
    (ID="school password")

    Recommended Websites

    Speak Project

    Speak Project

    Recommended Databases:

    Health and Wellness

    Teen Health and Wellness

    Recommended Free Internet

    A-Z Lyrics Universe http://www.azlyrics.com/

    Song Lyrics http://www.elyrics.net/

    Song Lyrics http://www.musicsonglyrics.com/

    Lyrics Top http://www.lyricstop.com/

    Lyrics Freak http://www.lyricsfreak.com/

    Lyrics World http://ntl.matrix.com.br/pfilho/summer.html

    Lyrics Top 20 http://lyrics.nettop20.com/

    Or Use Google and type in a word followed by lyrics. Example: "loneliness" lyrics

    Assignment Overview

    You have just finished reading Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson. As she begins her freshman year, Melinda Sordino finds that other students treat her like an outcast because she called the police to break up a teen party. She describes the cruelty of peer pressure and cliques. Melinda experiences many problems such as: adjustment disorders, mutism, loneliness, post traumatic stress disorder, family problems, rape and sexual assault, self mutilation, depression. In class you will discuss some of these problems and you will select one that affected you. You will choose lyrics from a song and a passage or event from the book then make connections to this problem. You will create a PowerPoint about the problem and a Works Cited page when you come to the library.

    Tasks:

    1. Class brainstorming session: Before you come to the library, spend some time in class brainstorming about the problems Melinda experiences in Speak.

    2. Homework: Choose a problem from class discussion and find song lyrics that exemplify that problem. Bring a hard copy of the lyrics or electronic copy to school. You may e-mail it to your personal e-mail as an attachment or save the lyrics on a flash drive. Write down the title of the web page where you found the lyrics and the URL, or address of the web site. You most likely will be blocked from this site by our school's filter.

    3. Library: You will spend two or three days in the library to complete the rest of this assignment. Report directly to the library and bring your copy of Speak. You will be creating a 5-slide PowerPoint. You will be linking your PowerPoint to the PowerPoints created by your classmates to create one class PowerPoint. It is imperative that you save your PowerPoint to both the "Robinson" folder in the "K" drive and your "P" drive. Name your file by your last name and the word Speak. Example: ThompsonSpeak or SmithSpeak.

    Powerpoint must include:

    Slide 1: Title: A title slide with your name and the problem you chose.

    Slide 2: Information about the Problem: You will find and use information from The Health and Wellness Resource Center and/or Teen Health and Wellness databases in the Joe Townsley Virtual Library. Go to the Library Resources folder, access the Virtual Library, and click on Databases. Using the Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine in the Health and Wellness Database, find information about the problem that connects with the song you chose. Print the source from the Health and Wellness or Teen Health and Wellness database. Read the information and put into your own words. Insert information into slide 2. Include information that reflects new knowledge. You may wish to answer questions such as: What are the symptoms? What are the causes? What is the treatment?

    Slide 3: Lyrics: Open up your e-mail or use a flash drive on which you saved the lyrics and insert the lyrics you found for homework into slide 3. If you do not have an electronic version, manually insert song lyrics into slide. Remember, you don't need to use the whole song, instead use the portion of the song that is most relevant to the problem.

    Slide 4: Passage or event: Insert a passage from Speak that is relevant to the problem into slide 4. Put quotation marks around the passage if you copied it word for word. Put the page number on the slide. OR Describe in your own words an event that may come from several pages in the book and put your description on slide 4. Indicate the chapter in which this event takes place.

    Slide 5: Connections: Think and then create a slide that explains how the problem, the song lyrics, and the passage /event are connected.

    4. Library: Save your PowerPoint to a folder on the K drive and on your P drive. If you haven't finished your PowerPoint, e-mail it as an attachment to yourself at home and finish it for homework.

    5. Library: When everyone is done, we will link all the individual PowerPoints into a class PowerPoint. It is imperative that you save by your last name!

    6. Library: Create a Works Cited page using NoodleTools software. You will use your printed copies of the source in Health and Wellness Center, the information about the web page you used for the lyrics and your book to cite the

    • Novel Speak as a print book
    • Source you used in Health and Wellness Resource Center
    • Internet source you used for your song

    7. Library: You will put your name, teacher, and period on the Works Cited page, print it and submit it to the Library Media Specialist.

    8. Library: Assess what you learned by completing the Checklist for this assured experience.

    Library Media Program Checklist

    Fair Use Guidelines Worksheet

    • purpose of use
    • the nature of the publication
    • the amount used
    • the effect on the market.

    Elizabethan England

    Elizabethan/Tudor England

    Research Elizabethan England to provide a background for reading Romeo and Juliet. Before you try start reading books or searching the Internet, you may want to read about your subject to come up with search terms other than the main topic.

    Recommended Databases

    Recommended Books

    Click on Destiny, Click on the Visual Search tab, Click on the appropriate "Elizabethan" icon. These books are on a cart in the LMC labeled with your teacher's name.

    Recommended Software

    Use Noodle Tools to cite sources, take notes, create a "works cited" page, and create a "list analysis."

    Resources: Free Internet

    ART AND ARCHITECTURE, TUDOR HOUSES

    CLOTHING, HAIRSTYLES, AND FASHIONS
    CRIME AND PUNISHMENT

    EDUCATION

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    Bioethics Essay

    Unit 4: Technology
    Writing Assignment: Bioethical Essay

    POTENTIAL BIOETHICAL ISSUES:

    • Human Cloning
    • Genetically Modified Food
    • Euthanasia
    • Organ Donation
    • Human Genetic Engineering
    • Artificial Womb
    • Genetic Screening
    • Cryonics
    • Infertility Treatments
    • Vaccinations
    • Sperm / Egg Donation
    • Lobotomy
    • Stem Cell Research
    • Pain Management
    • Surrogacy

    Assignment

    Recommended Databases

    Science in Context
    (ID="school password")

    Opposing Viewpoints in Context
    (ID="school password")

    SIRS Researcher
    (Username= shslibrary)

    Did you forget the school database password? - Click here

    Recommended Websites

    MacBeth Literary Analysis

    MacBeth
    Literary Analysis with Secondary Sources


    Assignment

    → Write a three-page (maximum), analysis on Macbeth with secondary sources (scholarly essays).

    1. Find secondary sources that illustrate important points in your paper.

    2. Print the secondary sources—you will have to hand them in with the essay.

    3. Annotate: identify ideas that you might want to paraphrase and quotes you might want to use. In the margin, write down specifically how you intend to use these marked areas.

    4. Understand the secondary sources and use them to make the points the writer intended—it is an academic error to use a source to prove something that it was not intended to prove.

    5. Use two or three sources (critical essays), and they must come from the online sources and the books provided to you by the SHS library. (It is all right if you use more than three sources, but keep your essay limited to three pages.)

    Database Resources

    Academic OneFile (ID = "school password")

    JSTOR (username = simsburyhs)

    Online Resources

    Roberts

    Bioethics Essay

    Unit 4: Technology
    Writing Assignment: Bioethical Essay

    Research a current bioethical issue online and find two articles on the issue. Write a two to three-page formal response in which you take a stance on the issue. Your thesis statement should clearly define your stance on the subject. In your response, refer to Frankenstein first in the introduction as a “hook” and then again in the conclusion to help drive home your argument. You must include at least one quote from each article as well as one quote from the novel, and you need to cite each quote properly. Please include a separate, properly formatted Works Cited page.

    Ethics: moral principles that govern a person's or group's behavior; the moral correctness of specified conduct.

    Bioethics: the ethics of medical and biological research.

    POTENTIAL BIOETHICAL ISSUES:

    • Human Cloning
    • Genetically Modified Food
    • Euthanasia
    • Organ Donation
    • Human Genetic Engineering
    • Artificial Womb
    • Genetic Screening
    • Cryonics
    • Infertility Treatments
    • Vaccinations
    • Sperm / Egg Donation
    • Lobotomy
    • Stem Cell Research
    • Pain Management
    • Surrogacy

    Assignment

    Technology Common Assessment

    Recommended Databases

    Science in Context
    (ID="school password")

    Opposing Viewpoints in Context
    (ID="school password")

    SIRS Researcher
    (Username= shslibrary)

    Did you forget the school database password? - Click here

    Recommended Websites

    Purdue OWL: MLA In-Text Citations: The Basics
    NoodleTools

    MacBeth Literary Analysis

    MacBeth
    Literary Analysis with Secondary Sources


    Assignment

    → Write a three-page (maximum), analysis on Macbeth with secondary sources (scholarly essays).

    1. Find secondary sources that illustrate important points in your paper.

    2. Print the secondary sources—you will have to hand them in with the essay.

    3. Annotate: identify ideas that you might want to paraphrase and quotes you might want to use. In the margin, write down specifically how you intend to use these marked areas.

    4. Understand the secondary sources and use them to make the points the writer intended—it is an academic error to use a source to prove something that it was not intended to prove.

    5. Use two or three sources (critical essays), and they must come from the online sources and the books provided to you by the SHS library. (It is all right if you use more than three sources, but keep your essay limited to three pages.)

    Database Resources

    Academic OneFile (ID = "school password")

    JSTOR (username = simsburyhs)

    Online Resources

    Weiser

    Huck Finn

    Huckleberry Finn Literary Criticism Essay

    Resources: Databases

    Resources: Books

    Go to Athena. Click on "Visual Search." Click on "Huck Finn" button to view a bibliography of suggested books. These recommended books are in the LMC on the cart labeled: Huck Finn - Ms. Weiser.

    Resources: Software

    Noodletools for creating MLA Works Cited page.

    Resources: Free Internet

    Recommended by: Erica Lodish, LMS @Walter Johnson H.S. L.M.C., Bethesda, MD.

    Use the following Internet Sites for information on this project. If you discover other useful Internet sites complete the What is the Value of a Web Site? worksheet to authenticate the site.

    Assignment

    AP English 11, Ms. Weiser Huckleberry Finn:Literary Criticism Synthesis Essay

    By the time Mark Twain wrote The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, he had come to believe that not only was slavery wrong, but that white Americans owed reparations for the generations of wrong inflicted upon the African American people. In 1885, Twain wrote to the Dean of Yale Law School, offering to pay the expenses of Warner McGuinn, one of the first black law students at Yale. Twain wrote: "We have ground the manhood out of them and the shame is ours, not theirs, & we should pay for it." How is this view reflected in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn?

    Your assignment: Defend, challenge, or qualify the following idea--The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is an indictment of both slavery and the post-Civil War American society's failure to deal successfully with interracial relations.

    This paper will involve the use of secondary sources (teacher-provided and student-found). Your paper should concentrate on your own ideas; the articles should deepen your understanding of the topic. After reading both the assigned articles and those you find in your research, you will be responsible for synthesizing the content with your own opinions into one meaningful essay. The essay should be 90% of your own ideas with evidence from the primary source (novel) to support them. You should use the information from the secondary sources (article) ONLY to support, enhance, clarify, and elaborate on YOUR points. You will paraphrase (put into your own words) ideas from the secondary sources AND you will take direct quotes from them.

    Requirements

    • 4-5 pages, typed and double-spaced
    • Quotes -- 8-10 from the primary source(s)--keep them brief and be picky!!
    • Quotes -- 8-10 pieces of information from the secondary sources. 6 must be direct quotes from the secondary source, while the others may be either quotes or paraphrased points.
    • You must cite a minimum of 3 sources: 1 article from the packet given in class, plus 2 additional sources (one of which must be either from a "print" book or on-line source from subscription databases).
    • Annotated photocopies of all student-found sources
    • Works Cited page
    • MLA format

    To avoid plagiarism, make sure that you include parenthetical documentation for each quote AND paraphrased point that has not come from your own thought process. If you write down something (an idea, fact, point, or quote) that comes from a source other than you, and you do not give the other person credit, YOU HAVE COMMITTED PLAGIARISM!!!!! You will receive a 0 on the essay if this happens, so be careful.

    Please use your rubric as you write and revise. Remember that you will be graded for correct spelling and punctuation, so proofread!

    Schedule

    Wednesday, January 9 Strong thesis and intro paragraph due

    Library Lesson on evaluating the effectiveness and appropriateness of secondary source material / using Noodletools for bibliography

    Monday, January 14 Rough draft due (peer editing session) / mini-lesson on MLA citation

    MIDTERM EXAM Second rough draft due

    Monday, January 28 Final draft due - LATE PAPERS WILL BE MARKED DOWN 10 POINTS PER DAY AND WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED IF MORE THAN 3 DAYS LATE. INCORRECTLY FORMATTED PAPERS WILL BE RETURNED TO YOU FOR RE-FORMATTING AND MARKED LATE.

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