Sunday, January 13, 2008

NEW YEAR ~ NEW SCHEDULE

COLLEGE HOMEWORK should be finished first. :-)


ENGLISH 11: Read The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
After you are finished with the book begin THESE question
and answer questions and projects. I will not accept yes and no
answers. All answers must be WELL THOUGHT OUT.
When they are finished English 11 is complete.

HEALTH: This will be from the college PHED online class.
Ask me for your daily assignment.

HISTORY/GEOG:
**As you watch the following movies, chart them on a timeline detailing what historical
time they represent, the historical war, incident, activity going on at that time
and the dates they represent as near as you can tell. GET CREATIVE!

1. Watch Into the Arms Of Strangers: Write an essay about his life, your thoughts,
what you learned about that time in history, how does he affect us?
2. Watch Schindler's List: Write an essay about your thoughts,
what you learned about that time in history.
3. Watch Roots: Wrtie an essay about your thoughts,
what you learned about that time in history.
4. Watch Ghandi: Write an essay about your thoughts, what you learned about
that time in history, how does it affect us?
5. Watch Pearl Harbor: Write an essay about your thoughts, what
you learned about that time in history, how does it affect us?
6. Watch Wind Talkers: Write an essay about your thoughts,
what you learned about that time in history, how does it affect us?
7. Watch Hotel Rwanda: Write an essay about your
thoughts, more about that time in history, how does it affect us?
8. Watch The Education of Little Tree: Write essay...
9. Watch Medea Goes To Jail and Medea's Family Reunion.
Why do you think these movies were made?

Do you feel that comedys can be used to shape thoughts and
norms of today? Do you think these particular movies
have a place of substance in today's times? Why or why not?
What do you think is the cause of racial economic and educational
differences in America?
10. Watch Beyond the Gates of Splendor. Write an essay detailing
any and all thoughts you have about this type of ministry, the need
for it or lack thereof and what you feel or think about this true movie.
11. Explain in detail the reasons for WWI, WWII,
The VietNam War(conflict)and The Cold War.


OMGosh...so many movies so little time!

When no movie...
Read 4 Sections Daily.
Look up one on the Internet or at a Library and
type a one page report about one of them each day.

CHEMISTRY: Subject complete when these are finished.
1. Learn these basic chemistry words
2. Pick 3 experiments and complete them or From Here
3. Read This
4. Pick 4 elements. Write a one page report about EACH
element explaining where they are on the chart, why they are
in that exact spot on the chart, Their Chemical Properties,
Health effects and Environmental effects.

CIVICS: This assignment is the end of your Civics course.
Watch
1. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
and
2. Can Mr. Smith Get to Washington Anymore?
Explain the battle, what you know about the political process from your class and these movies
and any other thoughts you'd like to share.

4 comments:

Treasure Ann said...

OMG, you are a blessing. I'm so glad I stumbled across your blog. It is helping me not to stress out over homeschooling my son this year. If it's o.k. I hope to use your 2008 schedule for my son this year. I really apprecite it. You are so organized. :)

The Mom With Brownies said...

I don't mind at all. I hope the information I've put up here helps you somewhat. It's not complete but it does help me get a rhythm going. I'll be using this blog again this year for our next son who is beginning high school lessons also. :o)

Happy Homeschooling!

Pam said...

I am homeschooling my tenth grader and sometimes feel that I am overwhelming him with work. I noticed that your course load seems to be light compared to mine. For instance, in 10 th grade English you have the reading of one book and then answering all of the questions. I am new but can this way truly prepare them for college? I would love to use it if you have seen good results! Thanks in advance!

The Mom with Brownies said...

Hi Pam,

Thank you for your question.

I have to admit that our high school homeschool is a "bit" lean in some areas, but that is because our son was in college while we were homeschooling him for High School.

He began attending our local community college when he was 14 and graduated with an Associate of Business degree when he was Seventeen.

Cutting to the chase: In our homeschool we really focus on teaching math thru pre-algebra and how to write essays. Once they have that down pat, they go to college.

They begin college by taking one course per semester. They start with VERY easy courses....such as keyboarding, basic math, basic computer classes....and then as they mature they take the more "meaty" courses.

He is now 18 and off on his own. We have another son who will turn 14 on the 20th of this month. He will start college in the fall probably.

This is just how "we" do things. I really don't believe progress is measured in "how much" our child does. It is measured in what they know. Once they have the ability to read, write and reason mathematically...they're ready for college...in my opinion.

I know my thoughts are controversial but they are mine and that's the best I can do.

I hope that helps.

 
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