Day 59/67: Five Month GED, Elements of an debate, and Elements of a Molecule

We use words every day, which many have different meanings in different contexts.  Pros, cons, and rebuttals are elements of a basic argumentative essay, while hydrogen  and helium are basic chemical elements. 

Language is important, and shouldn’t it be?


Today’s reading starts looking at one of the basic tools of understanding the world around us:

“The Periodic table characterizes the known elements in increasing order of atomic number. It starts on the top right hand corner with Hydrogen and continue from left to right which then repeats in the horizontal row below the last element. This is not just a list of elements it is organized in very different ways like properties and atomic mass. At first glance the periodic table may seem disorganized with only a couple elements on the top row and a block on the last row but it is very specific in the way that they are organized.”

 Week 16/18
Day 59 Lesson Plan, Week 16
Grammar: individual help to finish essay
Math: review linear inequalities linear_inequality_y_lt_2xplus1
Science: Elements of life
Please see the Lesson plan for Day 59’s Exit Tickets
(Day 58Day 60)

Action Prompts:  

1.) If you found a mistake, typo, or other concern with the web page you were reading, how would you find out who to contact in order to raise that concern?

2.) Please tell us where your information for your essay comes from, how you know that the sources are reliable, and who funded them,

3.) Write a book, story, blog post or tweet that uses your essay idea, and then, please tell us about it! If you write a book, once it is published please consider donating a copy to your local public library.


Click here to read, if you like:

Narrative and Prose Nonfiction,     

Holistic High School Lessons,


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