Friday, March 25, 2011

Assignments for Friday, April 1, 2011

  • Turn in cause & effect essay
  • Learn all vocabulary words on pp. 409 & 434, PCW
  • Read "Grant & Lee," PCW p. 405
  • Read "Friending," PCW p. 431
  • Complete questions on "The Power of Words in Wartime" if not completed in class
  • PCW Chapt. 11, pp. 383-402 (comparison & contrast)

Friday, March 18, 2011

Assignments for Friday, 3/25/11

  • Read PCW, pp. 321-37 (Cause & Effect)
  • Learn all vocabulary words listed on p. 355 in PCW
  • Learn these words as well: markedly, stringent, sea change, zealous
  • Read "Guns and Grief," PCW pp. 350-53
  • Read "Gun Control's Twisted Outcome"
  • Complete your prewriting at least through opening paragraph and rough outline for a 500-word cause-and-effect essay, due Friday, 1 April 2011. Choose from topics 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, or 9 on p. 380 of PCW.

In-class readings

Read and refer to the following essays:
In a one-page essay, answer the following questions:
  • What caused the current nuclear situation in Japan?

  • What, in layman's terms, is happening in the reactors?

  • What are the biggest dangers from this situation?

  • How dangerous is this situation for the public in Japan and elsewhere (e.g., the U.S.)?
Include a works cited page (provided below) at the end of your essay. Format the works cited page according to the format on p. 716 of LBH.

Works Cited

Jahn, George. "Source: Miniscule Fallout Reaches US." Associated Press. The Associated Press, 18 Mar. 2011. Web. 18 Mar. 2011.

Koski, Elizabeth. “How Worried Should We Be About Radiation from Japan’s Nuclear Plant?” Popular Mechanics. Hearst Communications, 16 Mar. 2011. Web. 18 Mar. 2011.

Munger, Frank. “Ex-Sandia Engineer Talks About Some of the Worst Things That Could Happen in Japan.” Scripps Interactive Newspapers Group, 16 Mar. 2011. Web. 18 Mar. 2011.

Tucker, William. “Japan Does Not Face Another Chernobyl.” The Wall Street Journal. Dow Jones & Co., 14 Mar. 2011. Web. 18 Mar. 2011.