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Please complete this survey regarding your Design Star experience.
When you're finished, you may read silently or work on a piece of writing in Google Docs. You may not be a zombie, Google search or play games.
For today's assignment, you get to create your own Design Star site plan and proposal. You can put whatever you want on either the Springbrook or Downtown properties. No rules...just keep it school appropriate. If you want to create a zero gravity farm, do it! If you want to construct a seven story Lego castle, have at it!
The only hitch is that you must answer the following four questions in your Google Docs before starting the site plan:
1. What are you proposing for this space?
2. Why is this location the perfect place for your design?
3. Who will use/be served by this new community resource/business?
4. How will your resource/business be funded?
The name of the document should be "DSSolo" (i.e. Adams.Denali.DSSolo).
Once you're finished answering these questions, you can grab a graph site plan off the back table and get to work. Have fun! This should be an individual assignment without talking.
Write a short 2-3 paragraph article that debunks the popular myth: Vikings had horns on their helmets. Create a Google Doc entitled "VocabInAction" in your second semester folder. Here are the requirements:
1. You must appropriately use the following vocabulary words: acumen, rephrase, speculate, debunk, laconic.
2. You must choose at least one credible source for the topic (ex. source:history.com; si.edu). List the link to your source at the bottom of your page.
3. You must use at least two of the sentence frames below (check the wall for more). You may alter them as necessary.
A popular myth states that __________________________; however, this long-held belief has been debunked.
While many popular culture references have portrayed ________________, this is simply speculation.
____(source)____________claims that ______________________.
An explanation of ___________________ provides insight into __________________.
1. acumen – keen insight; very smart at something
He had a strong acumen for business.
2. alias – a name that is being used temporarily
My spy alias is the Danger Ranger.
3. candor – the quality of being honest and straightforward
I appreciate your candor. You always tell me the truth, even if it’s hard to hear.
4. rephrase – to say again in a different way
I’m not sure I understand the question. Can you please rephrase it?
5. speculate – to draw conclusions without proof
She speculated that the pop quiz would be on Thursday, but she couldn’t be sure.
6. dearth – in adequate supply
There is a dearth of volunteers for the dangerous, experimental airplane.
7. debunk – to expose as false
He debunked the theory that Sasquatch shops at Target.
8. edict – a formal or authoritative proclamation
I created a new edict that says all students may eat in class on Saturdays.
9. expunge – remove
The detention was expunged from my record.
10. laconic – brief and to the point
His excellent report was easy to read because it was so laconic.
Once you're finished with the partner story, create your own Google Doc in your 2nd Semester folder. Name it "SAT8Pro." Write a quick 4-6 sentence story. Include at least one reflexive pronoun (highlight it in yellow) and one intensive pronoun (highlight it in green). Also, include at least three words from this week's vocabulary list and underline them.
It can be about anything you'd like, but if you need help, include this guy...
1. deleterious - destructive, poisonous, unhealthy
Eating large amounts of sugar every day can have a deleterious effect on your health.
2. emulate – to imitate or try to equal
He tried to emulate Lebron on the court.
3. intrepid – fearless
Shackleton was one of the most intrepid explorers of our time.
4. longevity – length of life or service
My great aunt’s longevity was impressive; she lived to be more than 105 years old.
5. parched – to make extremely dry
My mouth was totally parched after running through the desert with little water.
6. sagacity – having good judgement
Our teacher is a person of great sagacity. At least he thinks so!
7. apathy – absence of emotion; not caring about things
Since I had great apathy for my grades during the first semester, I’ve got to study even harder during the second semester.
8. dolt – a dull, stupid person
The bank robber was quite a dolt. He locked himself inside the bank vault.
9. flout – to mock or treat with disrespect
The three students decided to flout the school rules. As a result, they had detention for a week.
10. knave – A dishonest person
The thief was quite a knave and even stole from his friends.
Start a Google Doc entitled "SAT8Story" (ex "Denali.Smith.SAT8STory"). Include at least six of the SAT #8 words below. You also must include at least four intensive or reflexive pronouns. Highlight intensive pronouns in yellow. Highlight reflexive pronouns in blue.
Oh yeah, you also must include at least three of the four characters below. Name them. Put them in a crazy scenario. Use your vocabulary words to describe them. Have fun!
If, and only if, you finish your vocabulary story, you may watch the following video.
Once you've finished watching, you should create a Google doc and name it "Liquid" (Ex. "Arches.Davis.Liquid"). You may copy and paste the questions below into your Google Doc. Be sure to answer each question using complete sentences. You may need to use your internet search skills to answer some of the questions.
1. What are the Great Lakes?
2. Where is Lake Eerie? How does it compare in size to the other Great Lakes?
3. About how many shipwrecks have occurred on Lake Eerie?
4. Why would you have to have patience to be a nature photographer?
5. What are the minimum wind speeds that create these waves? How big can these waves become?
6. In the last thirty seconds of the video, Dave explains why he takes these photographs. Summarize his answer in your own words.
7. Dave obviously loves his job. What is a job that you can imagine loving this much? Write 3-5 sentences explaining your answer. When you're done, underline all subject pronouns and place all object pronouns in bold.
This week - the week of January 9th - you will be testing and working on a new story. You will have a great amount of freedom in regards to how you structure your story, but you do have a few specific requirements. Do the following:
Create a Google Doc and share it with me. The name should be "Vocab Story" (ex. "Denali.Smith.VocabStory."
At the top of the document, copy and paste the following words. Then, use dictionary.com to define them and write at least one sentence of your own. This will become your vocabulary words for next week (SAT Vocab #7). You will not be tested on them this week. Wednesday's test will only include words from them SAT #6 list.
After - and only after - you've finished defining the words above, you may start your story. Choose one of the three pictures below to write your story about. Be sure to tell me whether you chose picture one, two or three.
Your story must be follow these guidelines:
Don't worry, you'll be able to work on this story as you have extra time on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Good luck and have fun!
Use the following questions to create your Cornell notes.
1. What is the definition of government?
2. What is the basic purpose of government?
3. How do governments pay for goods and services they provide?
4. Where did the first complex governments develop?
5. What is the purpose of a constitution?
6. What are two differences between a limited and unlimited government?
7. What is an example of a limited government and an unlimited government?
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.