San Diego Jewish Academy
10th Grade Humanities
Fall 2000 - Spring 2001 Syllabus


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

WORLD HISTORY, CULTURE, AND GEOGRAPHY: THE MODERN WORLD
Students in grade ten study major turning points that shaped the modern world, from the late eighteenth century through the present, including the cause and course of the two world wars. They trace the rise of democratic ideas and develop an understanding of the historical roots of current world issues, especially as they pertain to international relations. They extrapolate from the American experience that democratic ideals are often achieved at a high price, remain vulnerable and are not practiced everywhere in the world. Students develop an understanding of current world issues and relate them to their historical, geographic, political, economic, and cultural contexts. Students consider multiple accounts of events in order to understand international relations from a variety of perspectives. - http://score.rims.k12.ca.us/standards/grade10.html

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 MtnJuice@aol.com

Course Activities for Fall 2000
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
Note-taking - One academic goal - Beowulf - Design expectations - Vocabulary
Week 3 (September 18-22) | Top
Vocabulary - Montage-Article Abstract - Beowulf
Week 4 (September 25-29)
9-26 - Tues - Back to school night,
9-29 - Friday - Rosh Hashanah (no school)
Beowulf - Vocabulary - Montage-Article Abstract - Grading Philosophy - Grading Rubric - Metacognition
Week 5 (October 02-06)
Vocabulary - Macbeth - Montage-Article Abstract - Reading Journal Letter (Wed) - Debates and Democracy
Week 6 (October 09-13)
10-09 - Mon - Yom Kippur (no school),
10-10 - Tues - School starts at 10am
Vocabulary - Macbeth - Montage-Article Abstract - Reading Journal Letter (Wed) - "Rise of Democratic Ideas and Rhetoric Synthesis"
Week 7 (October 16-20) | Top
10-17 - Tues - PSAT
Vocabulary - Analogies - Macbeth - Reading Journal Letter (Wed) - Humanities Rubric Reflection -
Week 8 (October 23-27)
10-23 - Mon - through 10-27 - Fri - ERBs
Vocabulary - Analogies - Montage-Article Abstract objective source (Tues) - Macbeth - Reading Journal Letter (Wed)
Week 9 (October 30 - November 03)
Doug in Yosemite
Vocabulary - Macbeth - Introduce Leadership Essay - Reading Journal Letter (Wed)
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) - Leadership Essay - Macbeth Quizola - Elizabeth
Week 11 (November 13-17)
11-13 - Mon - Book fair
11-15 & 16 -Wed-Thur - Parent/techer conf - 12:15 dismissal
Vocabulary - Elizabeth Questions - Writing Rubric - Leadership Essay - Portfolio Nuts and Bolts - Portfolio Rubric - Rise of Democratic Ideas Project - Online Research
Week 12 (November 20-24) | Top
11-22 - Wed - Thanksgiving - 12:15 dismissal
11-23 - Thur - through 11-24 - Fri - Thanksgiving (no school)
Rise of Democratic Ideas Project

Week 13 (November 27 - December 01)
Vocabulary - Rise of Democratic Ideas Project - PowerPoint Tips

Week 14 (December 04-08)
12-07 - Thur - Pre-Hanukkah Tzedakkah Fair
Vocabulary - Rise of Democratic Ideas Project - PowerPoint Tips
Week 15 (December 11-15)
Vocabulary - Rise of Democratic Ideas 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 - Justice, Legality, Morality (JLM) Venn - "Harrison Bergeron" - A Lesson Before Dying
Week 17 (January 08-12) | Top
12 Angry Men - A Lesson Before Dying - Graphic Organizers - A Dry White Season - Article Abstract - JLM Essay - 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 - JLM Essay

Week 19 (January 22-26)
1-22-24 - Mon - Wed - WASC visitation
Work on Portfolio - Basic Portfolio Template - 10th Grade First Semester Final - Present Showcase Portfolios to Mama, Doug, and peers (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday)
Week 20 (January 29 - February 02) | Top
01-31 - Wed - End of First Semester
Present Showcase Portfolios to Community
(Tuesday)
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