Day #73, Wednesday

FRIDAY. Only students with their English essays complete and the majority of their assignments in will be able to come to Bud Miller. We will begin class with your FOR marks L to J (Kahoot) and then head to Bud. We will not go if the weather is bad. 

Period 4: English 20

Period 5: Social Studies 20
Wrap up poverty…

1) Independent Novel Study is now in Google Classroom.
Please hand this in by Friday.

2) Is your Now and Then handout complete?

3) Have you studied your key people lately?
Scared about that quiz? Well let me help out. You know I don’t like an assessment to be a secret. Here is what things will look like for you in advance. You will write this on Monday, June 13.
 Key People Practice Test

You will write your Social Studies essay in class on Friday, June 17. You will have 2 hours to do this. It is open computer.  Again. I don’t like things to be a secret so here is the prompt EARLY if you need/want it. Nothing is stopping you from preparing for this early. It will handed in at the end of class before you can leave.  You will select ONE topic to write about.

  1. Ultra-nationalism:
    What is it? Ultra-nationalism is a more extreme form of nationalism that can lead to fascism, authoritarianism and tight control over activities within the nation that supposedly will threaten the nation if left unchecked. It can lead to reduction or stoppage of immigration, expulsion, oppression, demagoguery, emotional aspects, talk of presumed real or imagined enemies, threat to survival, crack-down, limit of trade through tariffs, tight control over businesses and production, militarism, populism, propaganda and basically “us versus them” attitude. Ultra-nationalism ultimately can lead to conflict within a state, as well as between states, and in its extreme form leads to war, secession, or genocide.
    When is nationalism a good thing?
    When is nationalism a bad thing?
    (Look at the themes of each unit of study and discuss how each can apply to the side you have chosen and your specific thesis statement.)
  2. Militarism.
    the belief or desire of a government or people that a country should maintain a strong military capability and be prepared to use it aggressively to defend or promote national interest. Countries have used military influence for centuries to control, influence, conquer and bring safety to its citizens. Nearly every country in the world has a military.
    When is militarism a good thing?
    When is militarism a bad thing?
    (Look at the themes of each unit of study and discuss how each can apply to the side you have chosen and your specific thesis statement.)

    3. Environmentalism.
    Environmentalism is a broad philosophy, ideology and social movement regarding concerns for environmental conservation and improvement of the health of the environment, particularly as the measure for this health seeks to incorporate the concerns of non-human elements. Environmentalism advocates the preservation, restoration and/or improvement of the natural environment, and may be referred to as a movement to control pollution.
    Why are environmental concerns at the forefront of political and legal debates?
    Do people really have the power to change the environment? Explain in detail/fact.
    (Look at the themes of each unit of study and discuss how each can apply to the side you have chosen and your specific thesis statement.)

HERE is how it will be marked.
You will receive additional marks in something new added to the rubric this year for referencing CURRENT EVENTS discussed in class and including references in your essay.

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3:00 we will have a Senior L to J practice today…


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