Monday, October 1, 2012

Titanic Lesson



1.  Click on the "Titanic Activity" link above.  Look through the primary source documents.  Compare and contrast the documents from Charlotte Cardeza and Yum Hee.  

Pay attention to the total worth of the items listed for both Titanic passengers, and also the kinds of items they had with them.  


2.  Click on the "Additional Information" link.  What conclusions can we draw based on the statistics on this website?

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Punishment At School




1.  Why was Taylor Santos given an in school suspension?





2.  What punishment did she agree to in place of an in school suspension?





3.  Should this form of punishment be allowed in schools?  Please explain.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Ohio Woman Marries Father




Write a brief paragraph explaing your thought and feelings on this article.

How would something like this happen?

Incest is illegal so how did the courts not catch this mistake?

Should anyone be prosecuted?

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Why Do Students Skip School?


Read the following article and answer the questions in COMPLETE sentences.  




1.  How many students are out of school 18 or more days out of the school year?




2.  Who does this article say can have a huge impact on keeping students attending school?



3.  According to our article if you miss 10 or more days of school you're 20% less likely to what?



4.  Why do you come to school or not come to school?  What ideas do you have to help student attendance?

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Release of Navy Seal Book


Read the following article in the link below and answer the follow up questions by using COMPLETE SENTENCES..



1.  What did General Counsel Jeh Charles Johnson say the author of the book violated?



2.  The book goes into depth about what event that took place in 2011?



3.  Do you think that military employees should be allowed to divulge this type of information or does the government have the right to prevent it?

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Tobacco Warning Labels

Click on the link below and read the article, then answer the following questions.



1.  What amendment is being disputed in this article?




2.  Who is the president of the American Academy of Pediatrics and what was his message based on the article?




3.  Do you support the use of shocking pictures in packaging or other selling techniques to warn customers of potential risks?  Be prepared to explain your answer.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Welcome back students!

This morning we will be doing our first reading article of the year.  Click on the link below, read the article, and answer the following questions.


Shootings/Gun Control


1.  What were the names of 3 different cities where shootings took place this week?





2.  What percentage of Democrats and Republican support carrying concealed weapons in houses of worship?





3.  Do you think that the U.S should pass stricter gun laws?





4.  Will the issue of gun control effect who you vote for/want to be come president in November?

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

The Cost of One Soldier

How Much Does One Soldier Cost?

1.  According to the article, how much does it cost to keep one American soldier in Afghanistan?


2.  Even though two ways are discussed, what is the general formula for figuring out this number?


3.  Does the article's cost figure accurately depict the cost of keeping one soldier in Afghanistan?


4.  In your opinion, are the war efforts and the costs effective?

Monday, February 27, 2012

Attacks Following Quran Burning

Quran Burnings

1.  The attacks in Afghanistan over the past week have been in response to what act?



2.  Why was this act seen as disrespectful to Muslims?



3.  How many people have been killed in these protests?



4.  What do you think the U.S should do in response to these attacks?

Friday, February 17, 2012

No Crying Kids!

Restaurant Bans Crying Children

Answer the questions below in 2-3 complete sentences!

1 - What is the name of Grant Central Pizza's co-founder that was mentioned in the article?

2 - Based on this article, Grant Central Pizza had received some negative review on what consumer review website?

3 - Would you have made the same disclaimer if you owned Grant Central Pizza? Would you have taken another route in stopping negative reviews on "your" restaurant? Explain your answer with complete sentences!!!!!!!!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Insult or Honor

.....AND WE'RE BACK!

We will be getting back into the swing of things with our bi-weekly reading articles.  The OGT is only 1 month away.

Answer the following questions in 2-3 complete sentences.

1. In which state does a 2010 law give residents the right to contest racial based nicknames?

2. Schools indentified by the NCAA were able to keep their names if they what?

3. Is forcing these chools to change their names fair considering the cost the schools/universities must pay to change equipment and apparel?

4. Do you believe the use of Native American logos and symbols by athletic teams to be offensive or justified?