Weekly Syllabus

Week of Monday, February 16 through Friday, February 20

This is an important week for us.  We will begin our study of the 20th century (which will last for the rest of the school year) and you will be turning in your preliminary thesis statement for your termpaper. Remember that the point of the paper is to PROVE SOMETHING, and on Friday you will need to tell me what you plan to prove.  Please note that I fully expect your thesis to change over the coming weeks (perhaps only slightly, or perhaps drastically), but by Friday you need to have a workable thesis to begin with. Feel free to conference with me, or to play "the Thesis Game" with Mrs. Lewis at the library.  Also, remember that I will start looking at your notes on NoodleTools a week from Monday.  You will have lots of time this week to work on your paper. Please put the time to productive use!

Monday, February 16, 2015 (45 minutes)

Topic: Discussion of the packet you read last week.

Homework: Work on your paper.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 (45 minutes)

Topic: Finish discussion of the packet. General introduction to World War I.

: Read AP&AN pp. 625-630 (Winning the War)

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 (50 minutes)

Topic: Discussion of the reading.

Homework: Read AP&AN pp. 630-632 (American Units in France); 636 (Mobilizing the Home Front)-640 (Civil Liberties Under Challenge).

Thursday, February 19, 2015 (45 minutes)

Topic: Discussion of the reading.

: Read about the World War I Poster Project on the website. Pick three images. You will do an in-class writing assignment on them tomorrow. Spend some time on your research paper.

Friday, February 20, 2015 (50 minutes)

Due: Your thesis.  You will submit it via NoodleTools. Make sure to see me or a librarian in advance if you have questions about this.

:  In-class writing assignment described in last night's homework. This will be a 20 point activity.

Homework: Work on your papers.