Hello Regents students,
Hope you're enjoying your Saturday. Sorry to be posting this later than I promised.
Here is a link to a set of New York Times articles. All of them have been chosen because they describe recent news involving people who are your age.
This is your assignment:
1. Go to the link, then choose and read at least two of the articles you find there. Choose the ones you find most interesting.
2. Write a five-paragraph response in which you summarize the two articles and describe your reactions to them. Here's an outline for your response:
I. Introduction: Briefly describe each article and explain any similarities that they have.
II. First Body Paragraph: Summarize the first article.
III. Second Body Paragraph: Summarize the second article.
IV. Reactions: Describe your reactions and thoughts about the two articles. Especially note any connections that you see between the two articles.
V. Conclusion: Wrap up with a summary of your response and a closing thought--something that might make me see the world just a little differently after reading your paper.
You can type or handwrite your homework. If you would like, you can e-mail me your homework at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you choose to print out your homework at school, you must do so by 3:15 on Wednesday.
Please e-mail me if you have any questions.
See you Wednesday. Have a great time with the long weekend.
Go Giants! Go Yankees! Go Yale!
Sunday, September 9, 2012
If you are looking to boost your grade, you can always write a review of a social studies-related film or book.
To get started:
· Watch a PBS American Experience documentary or an episode of the PBS show Frontline. Watch the entire film and then write a film review.
American Experience: www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/?film-online
· Read a book about U.S. history and then write a book review. Ask Mr. Toomajian for a book recommendation or suggest a book and ask Mr. Toomajian if he will approve it.
In your review, you must:
· Summarize the events in the movie, show, or book.
· Explain what you learned from the movie, show, or book and describe how it relates to the concepts that we've learned in class.
· Give your opinion about the movie, show, or book: what surprised you, what feelings you had while watching it, etc.
The review must be in your own words and must be typed and double-spaced in 12-point Times New Roman font. Use perfect grammar and spelling. Indent paragraphs and organize your review logically with an introduction, a body, and a conclusion. Your grade on this review will help to boost your project and test grades.