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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E-Mail Doug at mrdoug@aznet.net or Melissa at melissa_mckinstry@hotmail.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)
Site Map | SDJA Humanities | Grade 10 2000-01 Syllabus | Quotes | WordList | Glossary | Graphic Organizers | Rules of Thumb | On-Line Resources | WriteDesign | Co-Teachers - Doug and Melissa | Gallery
E-Mail Doug at mrdoug@aznet.net or Melissa at melissa_mckinstry@hotmail.com

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