Tuesday, January 5, 2016

What We're Learning This Week

Literature: Animal Farm

  • Read and analyze the allegory used in George Orwell’s Animal Farm
  • Identify the use of allegory as a rhetorical device

  • Define and describe the central conflict of the book.
  • Identify the primary themes, motifs, and symbols used in Animal Farm.
  • Identify and discuss the role of the narrator, and what Orwell may have intended to say through this voice.
History: Decline of European Colonialism
  • Create a timeline for the Indian Independence Movement
  • Identify the British colonies on a map
  • Understand Gandhi's role in the Indian Independence Movement
Science: Electricity
  • identify the location and charge of the three basic subatomic particles (electron, proton, and neutron)
  • identify the connection between the type of charge on an object and the type of interaction (attractive, repulsive, or none) with other objects.
  • describe the method of charging by friction, identify the result of frictional charging, and explain frictional charging in terms of the conservation of charge and the direction of electron flow.
Writing: Narratives (New Year, New Me)
  • Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.
  • Use a variety of transition words, phrases, and clauses to convey sequence, signal shifts from one time frame or setting to another, and show the relationships among experiences and events.

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