The Prince is studied today by politicians and heads of corporations, among others. In an essay using specific references from the text, discuss a contemporary leader in any field who exemplifies Machiavelli’s principles.
In an essay, compare and contrast Harriet A. Jacobs’ life with that of Eudocia Tomas Pulido. Use specific references from the texts.
In an essay, describe your reaction upon learning of modern slavery. Using specific references from the texts, answer this question: Based on the “Take Action” link, what would you do to protest or help? (And if not, why not?)
ReadAntigone by Sophocles (including the explanatory notes) from this site.
In an essay, compare and contrast the moral complexities in Antigone with those of any other book we read in 9th grade. Support your essay with specific quotes from the play.
ReadThe Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by R. Skloot. You can borrow the book from school or your local library or purchase a copy of your own. (Note: watching the movie is not a substitute for reading the book.)
In an essay, using specific references from the book, agree with, disagree with, or qualify the following assertions: In the setting of the book, Baltimore and Johns Hopkins had de jure segregation. Some critics have pointed out, however, that greed and sexism were larger factors than racism in how Lacks and her family were treated. In other words, according to these critics, a poor white person would have been treated the same way, and the general public, especially women, faced significant barriers in dealing with the patriarchal medical establishment. Support your essay with specific quotes from the book.
9th grade- for tomorrow: make a list of conflicts that occur in Acts I and II because of the characters’ roles.
– for Friday 5/26: read through the whistleblower handout. Select a person to write a short essay on and give a class presentation on. You will be addressing these points: 1) short bio 2) why was this whistleblowing incident important? 3) what was controversial about it? 4) what were the immediate and long-term consequences? 5) why did you choose this person? On Mon. I will ask you whom you have selected.
11th grade- continue to work on the Regents essay.
AP Psych.- continue to review for the final.
10th grade- read chapters 12 and 13. Prepare for test Mon. on chapters 1-11 (not open book). Review your notes on The Scarlet Letter. We will review that book Mon.