San Diego Jewish Academy
9th Grade Humanities
Fall 2000 - Spring 2001 Syllabus


Integrating language arts, social studies, art, design, and technology to achieve the goals of the California State Standards and inspire a true love of learning.
California State Standards

The California Language Arts Content Standards - Grades 9/10
http://www.sdcoe.k12.ca.us/score/stand/std.html#9WA


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Assignments and homework by the week for Spring 2001

Feb 05-09 | Feb 12-16 | Feb 19-23 | Feb 26-Mar 02 | Mar 05-09 |
Mar 12-16 | Mar 19-23 | Mar 26-30 | Apr 2-6 | Apr 16-20 | Apr 23-27 |
Apr 30-May 04 | May 07-11 | May 14-18 | May 21-25 | May 28-June 01 |
June 04-08 | June 11-15 | June 18-22

Note: As in life, changes will occur. When they do, we will notify the students in class and modify this site as soon as possible.


Week 1 (Jan 28-Feb 02)
02-01 - Thur - Beginning of Second Semester - CTBS Testing
02-02 - Friday - Balboa Park

Week 2 (Feb 05-09) | Top

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday

Turn in or have ready

Questions 2,3,4

Reading Journal Letter

Vocabulary

Vocabulary quiz

Bring personal reading book

Homework:

Read 30 min.

Read WH pp. 428-29 on Shakespears's background, questions 2,3,4 on p 430 due Tues.

Reading Journal Letter due Wed

Vocabulary due Wed

Read 30 min.

Reading Journal Letter due Wed

Vocabulary due Wed

Read 30 min.

Read 30 min.

Vocabulary quiz Fri

Bring personal reading book Fri

Read 30 min.

Reading Journal Letter due Wed

Week 3 (Feb-12-16) | Top

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday

Turn in or have ready

Ski Trip
No School

Reading Journal Letter

Sonnet Exercise - paraphrase

Bring personal reading book

Homework:

Read 30 min.

Reading Journal Letter due Wed

Read 30 min.

Reading Journal Letter due Wed

Begin Sonnet Exercise - paraphrase line by line - Fri

Read 30 min.

Continue Sonnet Exercise - paraphrase line by line - Fri

Read 30 min.

Continue Sonnet Exercise - paraphrase line by line - Fri

Bring personal reading book Fri

Read 30 min.

Reading Journal Letter due Wed

Week 4 (Feb 19-23) | Top

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday

Turn in or have ready

President's Day
No School

Romeo and Juliet
Act 1 quiz

Bring personal reading book

Reading Journal Letter

Bring personal reading book

Vocabulary

Bring personal reading book

Vocabulary quiz

Sonnet Exercise - recital

Bring personal reading book

Homework:

Read 30 min.

Bring personal reading book

Reading Journal Letter due Wed

Vocabulary due Wed

Read 30 min.

Bring personal reading book

Reading Journal Letter due Wed

Vocabulary due Thur

Sonnet Exercise - recital - Fri

Read 30 min.

Bring personal reading book

Sonnet Exercise - recital - Fri

Read 30 min.

Bring personal reading book

Vocabulary quiz Fri

Sonnet Exercise - recital - Fri

Read 30 min.

Bring personal reading book

Complete R&J Promptbook 2.2 due Tues

Reading Journal Letter due Wed

Week 5 (Feb 26-Mar 02) | Top

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday

Turn in or have ready

Bring personal reading book

Bring personal reading book

Complete R&J Promptbook 2.2

Reading Journal Letter

Vocabulary

Bring personal reading book

NAAJAHS Shabbaton

Bring personal reading book

NAAJAHS Shabbaton

Vocabulary quiz

Bring personal reading book

Romeo and Juliet
Act 2 quiz

Homework:

Read 30 min.

Bring personal reading book

Read R&J 2.3

Reading Journal Letter due Wed

Vocabulary due Wed

Read 30 min.

Bring personal reading book

Reading Journal Letter due Wed

Read 30 min.

Bring personal reading book

Read R&J 2.4

Read 30 min.

Bring personal reading book

Vocabulary quiz Fri

Complete R&J Act 2

Read 30 min.

Bring personal reading book

Reading Journal Letter due Wed

Week 6 (Mar 05-09) | Top

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday

Turn in or have ready

Bring personal reading book
 

Bring personal reading book

Reading Journal Letter

Binder check

Bring personal reading book

R&J 3.1 Tableaux Vivants presentations

Bring personal reading book

Shakespearan Scene using five Vocabulary words - draft due

R&J 3 Review

Purim - 12:15 dismissal
Homework:

Read 30 min.

Bring personal reading book

Reading Journal Letter due Wed

From the Vocabulary lists of 2-05 to 2-26, select any five words. Show your clear understanding of each by appropriately incorporating them into your Shakespearean Scene for Friday.

Read 30 min.

Organize binder

Bring personal reading book

Reading Journal Letter due Wed

R&J 3.1 Tableaux Vivants Exercise - snapshot - Wed

Read RJ 3.3-5 and summarize

Shakespearan Scene using five Vocabulary words - draft due Thur

Read 30 min.

Bring personal reading book

Review R&J 3

Shakespearan Scene using five Vocabulary words - draft due Thur

Read 30 min.

Read 30 min.

Bring personal reading book

Reading Journal Letter due Wed

Week 7 (Mar 12-16) | Top

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday

Turn in or have ready

Bring personal reading book

Reading Journal Letter

Scholarship record update due

Bring personal reading book

Summary paragraph due

Bring personal reading book

Bring personal reading book

R&J Review 3 due

Homework:

Read 30 min.

Bring personal reading book

Reading Journal Letter due Tues

Update scholarship record

Read 30 min.

Bring personal reading book

Write a summary paragraph identifying what you feel to be the points of major importance in R&J 3.3-5

Read 30 min.

Bring personal reading book

R&J 3 Review due Fri - typed, edited, using complete sentences and correct citation format for quoted lines

Read 30 min.

Bring personal reading book

R&J 3 Review due Fri - typed, edited, using complete sentences and correct citation format for quoted lines

 

Read 30 min.

Bring personal reading book

Subtext exercise - R&J 4.1-2

Reading Journal Letter due Tues

Week 8 (Mar 19-23) | Top

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday

Turn in or have ready

Bring personal
reading book

Subtext exercise - R&J 4.1-2

Fear Writing due

Bring personal
reading book

Reading Journal Letter

Plot outlines due

Bring second lunch

Poem due

Bring personal
reading book

Bring personal
reading book

Homework:

Read 30 min.

Bring personal reading book

Reading Journal Letter due Wed

Write about a fear you've had

Read 4.3 and circle any unfamiliar words

Read 30 min.

Bring personal reading book

Read 4.4-5 and write a plot outline of those scenes due Wed

Bring second lunch for Wednesday

Read 30 min.

Bring personal reading book

Complete poem

Read 30 min.

Bring personal reading book

Fate questions due Monday

 

Read 30 min.

Bring personal reading book

Fate questions due Monday

 

Week 9 (Mar 26-30) | Top

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday

Turn in or have ready

Fate questions due

Bring personal
reading book

"Final Words" paragraph due

Bring personal
reading book

Bring personal
reading book

Bring second lunch

Promptbook and character report due

Bring personal
reading book

Bring personal
reading book

Homework:

Read 30 min.

Bring personal reading book

Write "Final Words" paragraph - due Tuesday

Read 30 min.

Bring personal reading book

Promptbook

Review

Bring second lunch for Wednesday

Read 30 min.

Bring personal reading book

Complete promptbook and character report - due Thursday

Read 30 min.

Bring personal reading book

Memorize lines - presentation Monday

Review - R&J unit quiz Wednesday

 

Read 30 min.

Bring personal reading book

Memorize lines - presentation Monday

Review - R&J unit quiz Wednesday

 

Week 10 (April 02-06) | Top

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday

Turn in or have ready

Presentations

Bring personal
reading book

Bring personal
reading book

Review - R&J unit quiz

Bring personal
reading book

Bring second lunch

Early Dismissal - 12:15

Bring personal
reading book

Homework:

Read 30 min.

Bring personal reading book

Review - R&J unit quiz Wednesday

Read 30 min.

Bring personal reading book

Review - R&J unit quiz Wednesday

Bring second lunch for Wednesday

Read 30 min.

Bring personal reading book

Read 30 min. each day

Bring personal reading book

Fill the Well

 

 

 

 

(April 06-15)
Spring Break - Pesah - Starts 04-06 - Friday
Fill the Well

Week 11 (April 16-20) | Top

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday

Turn in or have ready

 

No School

Fill the Well

Bring personal
reading book

Bring personal
reading book

Bring second lunch

Bring personal
reading book

California by Rail Magazine Article Draft due

Bring personal
reading book

Homework:

 

Read 30 min.

Bring personal reading book

Vocabulary

Bring second lunch for Wednesday

California by Rail Magazine Article Draft - due Friday

California by Rail Magazine Article Assignment Sheet - due Next Wed

Read 30 min.

Bring personal reading book

Vocabulary

California by Rail Magazine Article Draft - due Friday

California by Rail Magazine Article Assignment Sheet - due Next Wed

Read 30 min. each day

Bring personal reading book

Vocabulary

California by Rail Magazine Article Draft - due Friday

California by Rail Magazine Article Assignment Sheet - due Next Wed

Read 30 min.

Bring personal reading book

California by Rail Magazine Article Assignment Sheet - due Next Wed

 

Week 12 (April 23-27) | Top

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday

Turn in or have ready

Vocabulary quiz

Bring personal
reading book

California by Rail Magazine Article

Bring personal
reading book

Bring second lunch

Bring personal
reading book

Bring fill-the-well book

Bring personal
reading book

Bring fill-the-well book

Homework:

Read 30 min.

Bring personal reading book

California-by-Rail Magazine Article - due Wed

Read 30 min.

Bring personal reading book

Bring second lunch for Wednesday

California-by-Rail Magazine Article - due Wed

Read 30 min.

Bring personal reading book

Bring fill-the-well book

Read 30 min.

Bring personal reading book

Bring fill-the-well book

Checklist of what to bring for Cal-by-Rail trip

Week 13 (April 30 - May 04) - Checklist of what to bring for Cal-by-Rail trip

California-by-Rail Trip - Starts April 29 - May 04

Fill the Well


Week 14 (May 07-10) | Top

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday

Turn in or have ready

Bring fill-the-well book

Vocabulary

Bring second lunch

Pieces for Cal-by-rail magazine

Sports Day
Homework:

Read 30 min.

Vocabulary due Wed

Read from J.F. Bierlein's Parallel Myths - Cultural Literacy Table due Tuesday, May 15th

"The Greek and Roman Pantheon" pp. 24-9

Greek Creation Myths" pp. 46-8

"The Five Ages of Man" pp. 103-4,

Vocabulary due Wed

Bring personal reading book

Bring second lunch for Wednesday

Work on pieces for Cal-by-rail magazine, due Thur

Read from J.F. Bierlein's Parallel Myths - Cultural Literacy Table due Tuesday, May 15th

"Prometheus and Epimetheus" pp. 114-5

"Greek and Roman Love Myths" pp. 136-147

Work on pieces for Cal-by-rail magazine, due Thur

Read from J.F. Bierlein's Parallel Myths - Cultural Literacy Table due Tuesday, May 15th

"Greek Morality Tales" pp. 165-170

"Theseus" pp. 185-191

Week 15 (May 14-17) | Top

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday

Turn in or have ready

Cultural Literacy Table due

Bring second lunch

Vocabulary

Homework:

Read from J.F. Bierlein's Parallel Myths - Cultural Literacy Table due Tuesday, May 15th

Redue Vocabulary due Thur

Bring personal reading book

Bring second lunch for Wednesday

Redue Vocabulary due Thur

Read 30 min.

Read 30 min.

Week 16 (May 21-25) | Top

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday

Turn in or have ready

Bring second lunch

Homework:

Read until your eyes burn and your heart soars...at a minimum...read 30 minutes.

Read until your eyes burn and your heart soars...at a minimum...read 30 minutes.

Bring second lunch for Wednesday

Read until your eyes burn and your heart soars...at a minimum...read 30 minutes.

Read until your eyes burn and your heart soars...at a minimum...read 30 minutes.

Read until your eyes burn and your heart soars...at a minimum...read 30 minutes.

Week 17 (May 28-June 1) | Top

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday

Turn in or have ready

No School
No School

Bring second lunch

Paragraph on "Lot's Wife"

Bring R&J text

Paragraph on R&J

Print ad or news article with mythological allusion

Printout of god/goddess

Homework:

Read until your eyes burn and your heart soars...at a minimum...read 30 minutes.

Read until your eyes burn and your heart soars...at a minimum...read 30 minutes.

Bring second lunch for Wednesday

Complete paragraph for "Lot's Wife" for Thursday (typed, 12-point, double spaced, use quotes)

Bring R&J text

Find print ad or news article with allusion to mythology for Friday

Find and print picutre with url or source of god/goddess archetype from our readings that interests you or with whom you identify for Friday

Read until your eyes burn and your heart soars...at a minimum...read 30 minutes.

Complete paragraph for R&J for Friday (typed, 12-point, double spaced, use quotes)

Find print ad or news article with allusion to mythology for Friday

Find and print picutre with url or source of god/goddess archetype from our readings that interests you or with whom you identify for Friday

Read until your eyes burn and your heart soars...at a minimum...read 30 minutes.

Edit paragraphs

Week 18 (June 04-08) | Top

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday

Turn in or have ready

Bring second lunch

Complete essay

Bring The Pearl

Homework:

Read until your eyes burn and your heart soars...at a minimum...read 30 minutes.

Combine paragraphs into an essay (one document with intro and body paragraphs)

Read until your eyes burn and your heart soars...at a minimum...read 30 minutes.

Complete essay; final copy due on Thursday

Bring second lunch for Wednesday

Complete essay; final copy due on Thursday

Read until your eyes burn and your heart soars...at a minimum...read 30 minutes.

Read ch. 1 in The Pearl and bring book to class

 

Read until your eyes burn and your heart soars...at a minimum...read 30 minutes.

Vocab due Tuesday

Read ch. 2-3 in The Pearl and bring book to class

Vocab due Tuesday

Complete mosaic for Tuesday

Week 19 (June 11-15) | Top

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday

Turn in or have ready

Bring The Pearl

Collect mosaic and vocab

Bring The Pearl

Bring second lunch

Bring The Pearl

See The Tower

Homework:

Read until your eyes burn and your heart soars...at a minimum...read 30 minutes.

Read ch. 4 in The Pearl and bring book to class

Read until your eyes burn and your heart soars...at a minimum...read 30 minutes.

Complete The Pearl and bring book to class

Bring second lunch for Wednesday

Read until your eyes burn and your heart soars...at a minimum...read 30 minutes.

Review for final exam

Read until your eyes burn and your heart soars...at a minimum...read 30 minutes.

Review for final exam

 

Read until your eyes burn and your heart soars...at a minimum...read 30 minutes.

Review for final exam

Week 20 (June 18-22)
06-19-20 - Tues -Wed - Final Exams - 12:15 Dismissal
06-20 - Wed - Last Day of School

Final exam, Tuesday, June 19th


what do we wish for you,
on this, the first day of summer?

the dignity of freedom,
the song of wholeness,
the desire to twist your heart around,
the responsibility to repair the world.

and if the second or third day
of summer
is grey or lonely,
and the fourth or fifth
is quiet or hopeless,

we wish for you
calm dignity,
clear song,
unfettered desire,
grounded responsibility.

we exhort you to
press on with your work
beyond fear,
which is the only barrier
to finding your treasure.*

and on the sixth and seventh day,
we wish for you
understanding &endash;

the understanding that
you contain
the treasure
you seek.

melissa and doug &endash; 6-01

*Joseph Campbell, Myths to Live By


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E-Mail Doug at mrdoug@aznet.net or Melissa at MtnJuice@aol.com

Course Activities for Fall 2000
A Journey into Self: What it means to be human

Week 1 (September 04-08)
Welcome
Rules of Conduct - Opening Poem - "The Cube" - Goal-Setting - Goal-Setting Worksheet - Postcard from the Edge
Week 2 (September 11-15)
9-13 - Wed - Picture Day
9-14 - Thur - Israeli consul general
Vocabulary - Note-taking - One Academic Goal - Siddhartha - Design Expectations
Week 3 (September 18-22) | Top
Vocabulary - Siddhartha - One True Sentence - Reading Journal Letter (Tues)
Week 4 (September 25-29)
9-26 - Tues - Back to school night,
9-29 - Friday - Rosh Hashanah (no school)
Show, not Tell - Siddhartha - Grading Philosophy - Grading Rubric - Metacognition - Reading Journal Letter (Tues)
Week 5 (October 02-06)
Vocabulary - Siddhartha - Reading Journal Letter (Tues) - Lead Paragraph - Organizing Content
Week 6 (October 09-13)
10-09 - Mon - Yom Kippur (no school),
10-10 - Tues - School starts at 10am
Vocabulary - Reading Journal Letter (Tues) - Using Quotes - Writing a Conclusion - Complete "Personal Quest Essay"
Week 7 (October 16-20)
10-17 - Tues - PSAT,
Vocabulary - Analogies - Reading Journal Letter (Tues) - 21 Club - Sense Web - Humanities Rubric Reflection
Week 8 (October 23-27)
10-23 - Mon - through 10-27 - Fri - ERBs
Vocabulary - Analogies - Reading Journal Letter (Tues) - 21 Club
Week 9 (October 30 - November 03) -
Doug in Yosemite
Vocabulary - House on Mango Street - Reading Journal Letter (Tues) - 21 Club - Patterns

Week 10 (November 06-10)
11-08 - Wed - through 11-09 - Thursday - 9th grade field trip
11-08 - Wed - End of grading period
11-10 - Fri - Veterans' Day - (no school)
Metacognition (See Grading Rubric) - House on Mango Street - 21 Club - Patterns

Week 11 (November 13-17) | Top
11-13 - Mon - Book fair
11-15 & 16 -Wed-Thur - Parent/techer conf - 12:15 dismissal
Vocabulary - 21 Club - Patterns - 21 Club Printing Specs - Portfolio Nuts and Bolts - Portfolio Rubric - Writing Rubric - Borders, Mexican-American Cultural Research Project - Online Research
Week 12 (November 20-24)
11-22 - Wed - Thanksgiving - 12:15 dismissal
11-23 - Thur - through 11-24 - Fri - Thanksgiving (no school)
Borders, Mexican-American Cultural Research Project
Week 13 (November 27 - December 01)
Vocabulary - 21 Club - Borders, Mexican-American Cultural Research Project - Online Research
Week 14 (December 04-08)
12-07 - Thur - Pre-Hanukkah Tzedakkah Fair
Vocabulary - Borders, Mexican-American Cultural Research Project - PowerPoint Tips

Week 15 (December 11-15)
Vocabulary - Borders, Mexican-American Cultural Research Project - Presentations - Quizage - Fill the Well

(December 18 - January 01, 2001)
Winter Break
Fill the Well
Week 16 (January 01-05)
01-02 - Tues - School resumes
Vocabulary - "Youth on the Thresold" - The House on Mango Street Vignette Writing
Week 17 (January 08-12)
Vocabulary - "Youth on the Thresold" - The House on Mango Street Vignette Writing - Graphic Organizers - Portfolio Nuts and Bolts - Semester Portfolio Rubric - Work on Portfolio
Week 18 (January 15-19)
1-15 - Mon - Martin Luther King Day (no school)
Work on Portfolio - Basic Portfolio Template - Vocabulary

Week 19 (January 22-26)
1-22-24 - Mon - Wed - WASC visitation
Work on Portfolio - Basic Portfolio Template - 9th Grade First Semester Final - Present Showcase Portfolios to Mama, Doug, and peers (Thursday and Friday)
Week 20 (January 29 - February 02)
01-31 - Wed - End of First Semester
Present Showcase Portfolios to Community
(Tuesday)
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E-Mail Doug at mrdoug@aznet.net or Melissa at melissa_mckinstry@hotmail.com

Melissa and I would like to
thank
znet for
making a commitment to
education and WriteDesign.