English 11
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August 2019
Date Assignment / Activity Date Assignment / Activity
August 19 Pupil Free Day August 26 Totally Free? Summary
August 20 First day for students August 27 Schoology Password and Login
August 21 Bookroom August 28 11th Grade Assembly
August 22 Book Introduction and first labeling August 29 Literature Discussion. What is an American?
August 23 Schoology, Seating Chart, Totally Free?  
September 2019
Date Assignment / Activity Date Assignment / Activity
September 3 Creation Myth Introduction, The World on a Turtle's Back September 17 Aesops Fables
September 5 The Functions of Creation Myth, The World on a Turtle's Back September 18 Zulu Creation Myth
September 6 The World on a Turtle's Back, The World on a Turtle's Back Cartoon September 19 Chinese Creation Myth
September 9 The Coyote Stories: Coyote and Buffalo September 20 Cultrural Similarities
September 10 The Coyote Stories: Fox, Coyote and Whale September 23 La Relacion by Cabeza de Vaca
September 11 September 11 Discussion and Daily Paragraph Introduction September 24 La Relacion
September 12 Cornell Notes Introduction September 25 Introduction to The Colonies
September 13 The Way to Rainy Mountain by Scott Momaday September 26 On Plymouth Plantation, The Mayflower Song
September 16 The Way to Rainy Mountain September 27 On Plymouth Plantation

The World on the Turtle's Back
1. How did the Animals help the woman who fell from the sky?
2. What are the differences between the twins?
3. What was the outcome of the duels between the twins?
4. What are your thoughts about this creation myth?
5. What caused various things in the world to come into being? Discuss the cause and effect you found most interesting.
6. What are the most important things you learned about the values and way of life of the Iroquois from reading this myth? (Think about their attitude towards nature, their view of the gods, important foods, rituals and games; and the roles of men and women)
7. Why do you think the Iroquois honor both the left-handed twin and the right-handed twin?
8. How does this Iroquois creation myth compare with the other accounts of creation that you discussed earlier?
9. How would you relate the left-handed and right-handed twins to your own concept of good and evil?

The Coyote Stories
1. What do you think? What did you feel was most memorable about
“Fox and Coyote and Whale?”
2. Why do Fox and Coyote go to the world of the Water people?
3. What caused the powerful force of Kettle Falls, according to the story ?
4. Why don’t whales live in fresh waters, according to the story?
5. What might be Okanogan storytellers’ purpose for telling this story?
6. Share details about Okanogan culture that you recorded in your readers notebook people and their way of life?
THINK ABOUT:
- their values, attitudes, and beliefs
- geographical features of their area
- the ways they adapt to their environment
7. Do you view Coyote as admirable? Explain why or why not.
8. What do these Coyote stories have in common with other folk tales you know?
9. Some Native Americans have argued that stories about the Animal People constitute "the first history of America." Do you agree? Support your opinion.

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World on the Turtle's Back

October 2019

Date Assignment / Activity Date Assignment / Activity
October 1 Terms of Peace between Native Americans and Pilgrims October 17 The Crucible
October 2 Revisiting Olaudah Equiano, Forms of 'Text,' and Maya Angelou Introduction October 18 The Crucible
October 3 My Sojourn in the Lands of My Ancestors by Maya Angelou October 19 The Crucible
October 4 From Colony to Country, Intro to Puritan Beliefs, 17th Century North America October 21 The Crucible
October 7 Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God by Jonathan Edwards October 23 The Crucible
October 8 Introduction to the Puritans, Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God October 24 The Crucible
October 9 Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God, Parent/Teacher Conferences October 25 The Crucible
October 10 The Examination of Sarah Good, 1692 October 28 The Crucible
October 11 Introduction to Arthur Miller, The Crucible Reasons, Marriage Bio, October 29 The Crucible
October 14 The Crucible October 30 The Crucible
October 15 The Crucible October 31 The Cask of Amontillado, The Raven
October 16 The Crucible  

The Way to Rainy Mountain
1)what do you think? What are impressions of Momaday’s grandmother Aho? Describe her in a few words or phrases 
       Comprehension check 
* Why does Momaday return to Rainy Mountain?
*  What two natural phenomena does the kiowa story about the seven sisters and their brother explain?
* Why did the Kiowa stop holding the annual sun dance ritual 
2. How would you characterize   Momaday’s relationship with his grandmother? 
3. What are some things you learned about the Kiowa from this selection? 
FOR EXAMPLEe:
-  Important events in their history
- Their beliefs, traditions, and customs 
- Their origin myth 
- The story about the seven sisters and their brother 
- The personal habits of Momaday’s grandmother 
4. What do you think is the most important insight that Momaday gains during his pilgrimage from yellow stone to his grandmothers grave at rainy mountain? Explain your response 
5. A symbol is a person, place, or object that has a concrete meaning in itself and also stands for something beyond itself, such as an idea or a feeling. What might the cricket mentioned at the end of this selection symbolize to Momaday 
6. Connect to life Momaday values his close relationship with his grandmother. Discuss what young people today can learn or gain from older relatives giving examples from your own or others’ experience. 
7. Points of comparison what similarities of style, subject or theme do you see in the excerpt from the way to rainy mountain and Leslie Marmon Silko’s story “The Man To Send Rain Clouds” 

1. What do you think? What is your impression of the pilgrims after reading these excerpts from oh plymouth plantation? 
         Comprehension check 
2. How did the pilgrims view the landscape of Cape Cod when they first arrived 
3. What kind of weather did the pilgrims face after they first landed?
4. How did the native Americans help the pilgrims survive?
5. Share your section summaries from your reading notebook with a partner. Do they include the most important information? Were all unnecessary details dropped? 
6. On the basis of these excerpts, what conclusions can you draw about the pilgrims’ way of looking at the world? 
- Their attitude towards nature 
- Their attitude towards god 
- Their attitude towards native Americans 
7. Do you think the treaty between the Wampanoag and the pilgrims was fair? Why or why not? Support your answers with references from the selection.
8. what if? What do you think would have happened if Squanto has not helped the pilgrims? Explain your opinion, using evidence from the selection.
9. Comparing text Both of the Plymouth plantation and La Relaciòn describe Europes’ encounters with Native Americans. Compare the way in which the pilgrims and Cavesa de vaca’s man interact with the Native American man they met. What do you think accounts for any similarities or differences? 
10. Connect to life Religious persecution caused the pilgrims to flee from England to Holland and later to settle in North America. Think of another group of people who faced prosecution, for their religious or political beliefs. Briefly explain what happened to them, and compare and contrast their experiences with the pilgrims’ ordeals. 

 

November 2019
Date Assignment / Activity Date Assignment / Activity
November 1 Introduction to The Founding Fathers November 14 Introduction to Ben Franklin
November 4 Thomas Jefferson and The Declaration of Independence November 15 Ben Franklin
November 5 Schoology Introduction November 18 Ben Franklin
November 6 The Declaration of Independence November 19 Patrick Henry
November 7 The Declaration of Independence November 20 John ands Abigail Adams
November 8 The Founding Fathers November 21 What is an American?
November 12 The Bill of Rights November 22 The Slave Trade
November 13 The Bill of Rights  
December 2019
Date Assignment / Activity Date Assignment / Activity
December 2 Emancipation Proclimation by Abraham Lincoln December 12 Studyguide Construction
December 3 Emancipation Proclimation December 13 Study Prep Quiz Show Jeopardy
December 4 Thesis Statement Workshop December 16 Final Test Preparation
December 5 Thesis and Quotes Due, Body Paragraph Workshop December 17 Daily Paragraphs Due!
December 6 Body Paragraph First Draft Due December 18 Finals (Per. 1 & 6)
December 9 Rough Draft Due December 19 Finals (Per. 2 & 3)
December 10 Revisions and Editing Workshop December 20 Finals (Per. 4 &5)
December 11 Final Draft Essay Due! Hypothetical Corrections  

January 2020

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Date Assignment / Activity Date Assignment / Activity
January 13Course Introduction January 23 To Kill a Mockingbird Ch. 9
January14 Book Room and Book Distribution January 24 To Kill a Mockingbird Ch. 10-11
January 15 To Kill a Mockingbird Ch. 1-2 January 27 To Kill a Mockingbird Ch. 12-13
January 16 To Kill a Mockingbird Ch. 3-4 January 28 To Kill a Mockingbird Ch. 14-15
January 17 To Kill a Mockingbird Ch. 5 January 29 To Kill a Mockingbird Ch. 16-17
January 21 To Kill a Mockingbird Ch. 6-7 January 30 To Kill a Mockingbird Ch. 19-20
January 22 To Kill a Mockingbird Ch. 8 January 31 To Kill a Mockingbird Ch. 21-22
February 2020
Date Assignment / Activity Date Assignment / Activity
February 3 To Kill a Mockingbird Ch. 23-24 February 18 To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
February 4 To Kill a Mockingbird Ch. 19-20 February 19 To Kill a Mockingbird Final Exam
February 5 To Kill a Mockingbird Ch. 21-22 February 20 To Kill a Mockingbird Discussion
February 6 To Kill a Mockingbird Ch. 23-24 February 21 Introduction to Individualism, The Devil and Tom Walker by Washington Irving
February 7 To Kill a Mockingbird - The Ewell's vs The Cunninghams February 24 Introduction to Transcendentalism
February 10 To Kill a Mockingbird Ch. 25-26 February 25 To Kill a Mockingbird Essay Due! Self-Reliance by Ralph Waldo Emerson
February 11 To Kill a Mockingbird Ch. 27-28 February 26 Introduction to Individualism
February 12 To Kill a Mockingbird Ch. 29 February 27 Introduction to Transcendentalism
February 13 To Kill a Mockingbird Ch. 30-31 February 28 Self-Reliance
February 14 To Kill a Mockingbird Essay Topic Introduction   Self-Reliance Vocabulary

March 2020

Date   Date Assignment / Activity
March 2 Self-Reliance March 17 Cultural Study
March 3 On Civil Disobedience March 18 Mahatma Ghandi and Nelson Mandela
March 4 On Civil Disobedience Vocabulary March 19 Hope and Glory by Nelson Mandela
March 5 On Civil Disobedience March 20 Nelson Mandela: A Long Walk to Freedom
March 6 Say, Mean Matter on On Civil Disobedience March 23 Nelson Mandela: A Long Walk to Freedom
March 9 CAASP Interim Testing March 24 Nelson Mandela: A Long Walk to Freedom
March 10 Say, Mean Matter on On Civil Disobedience discussion, Walden introduction March 25 Thesis Statement Workshop
March 11 Walden March 26 Body Paragraph Workshop
March 12 Say, Mean Matter on Walden March 27 Peer Editing Workshop
March 13 Say, Mean Matter on Walden completion and discussion March 30 Close Reading: Obama's Trayvon Martin Verdict Reaction
March 16 Say, Mean Matter on Self-Reliance (first essay read) March 31  
April 2020
Date Assignment / Activity Date Assignment / Activity
April 1 Essay Stage Reflection April 21  
April 2 First Submission Due! April 22 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button by F. Scott Fitzgerald
April 3 Transcendentalism Wrap-Up April 23 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
April 13 Peer Editing Workshop April 24 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
April 14 Social Revisions of First Submission April 27 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button by David Fincher (2008)
April 15 Final Project Due! Begin Winter Dreams by F. Scott Fitzgerald April 28 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
April 16 12th Grade Course Presentation - Mr. Rivas April 29 Introduction to The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
April 17 Winter Dreams April 30  
April 20    
May 2020
Date Assignment / Activity Date Assignment / Activity
May 1 The Great Gatsby Ch. 2 May 18  
May 4 The Great Gatsby Vocabulary May 19  
May 5 The Great Gatsby Ch. 3 May 20  
May 6 The Great Gatsby Ch. 4 May 21  
May 7 The Great Gatsby Ch. 5 May 22  
May 11 The Great Gatsby Ch. 6 May 26  
May 12 The Great Gatsby Ch. 7 May 27  
May 13 The Great Gatsby Vocabulary Test May 28  
May 14 The Great Gatsby Ch. 9 May 29  
May 15    
June 2020
Date Assignment / Activity Date Assignment / Activity
June 1 Final Exam Study Guide Workshop June 8  
June 2 Final Exam Study Guide Workshop June 9  
June 3   June 10 Finals
June 4   June 11 Finals
June 5   June 12 Finals



Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?

Some generational changes are positive, some are negative, and many are both. More comfortable in their bedrooms than in a car or at a party, today’s teens are physically safer than teens have ever been. They’re markedly less likely to get into a car accident and, having less of a taste for alcohol than their predecessors, are less susceptible to drinking’s attendant ills.

Psychologically, however, they are more vulnerable than Millennials were: Rates of teen depression and suicide have skyrocketed since 2011. It’s not an exaggeration to describe iGen as being on the brink of the worst mental-health crisis in decades. Much of this deterioration can be traced to their phones.

All screen activities are linked to less happiness, and all nonscreen activities are linked to more happiness.

The more time teens spend looking at screens, the more likely they are to report symptoms of depression.

Teens who spend more time on social media also spend more time with their friends in person, on average—highly social teens are more social in both venues, and less social teens are less so. But at the generational level, when teens spend more time on smartphones and less time on in-person social interactions, loneliness is more common. So is depression.

Teens who spend three hours a day or more on electronic devices are 35 percent more likely to have a risk factor for suicide, such as making a suicide plan.

Even Steve Jobs limited his kids’ use of the devices he brought into the world.