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current Day 8 lesson…

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Day21 Lesson Plan, March 7th, 12019 HE | Grammar:essay writing (on paper): today, the Reading is via Closed Captions: | Math Warm-up: Area and estimation on Khan Academy | Practice Multiplying Powers: the Product Rule | Practice Dividing Powers: the Quotient Rule | Day21ExitSlips |

Happy Sukkot!

Lesson Plan, 6-9pm, originally posted for class on Thursday, March 7th, 12019 HE (Holocene Era, the Holocene Calendar)

In our Learning Toolbox:

LearnStorm via Khan Academy** (ways to grow your brain, and grow our society…): The 3 Rs**

Recognize: What are some indications that you are frustrated?

Remind: What can you say to remind yourself that frustration is ok?

Reset: a short walk, count to 10, deep breaths, imagine…

Vocabulary:

Copy into your notes, and Mind Map each word or phrase:

Reading Comp. Vocab. Grammar Vocabulary Math Vocabulary Test-taking Skills

Essay Writing: Body paragraphs

Breaking task down into smaller pieces, reasons for your thesis

Exponents, products/quotients, X, Y coordinates

Separation of powers: Law Makers, legislative Branch:

6pm: 1.

Write one or two sentences explaining what you think might be the differences between

the Congress and the California State Assembly.

2. optional easy math warm-up: (This activity is on Area and exponents, to foreshadow X,Y

coordinates via estimation of square roots.)

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/pre-algebra/pre-algebra-exponents-radicals/pre-algebra-squ

are-roots/e/square_roots_2

6:02 Continue on work from your folder (on Reading/Literature/Science/Social Studies).

7pm: Stand up & Stretch, if you wish…

7:00 to 7:07 Reading Comprehension

7:07 to 7:15 Grammar lecture, using the passage below.

7:15 to 7:25 Math lecture, also using this same passage.

7:25-7:30 We do 1st question/problem from each online worksheet together, then you finish

the online activities from all lectures individually on the classroom computers.

Mathematics work online and/or in books from 7:45 until 8:45.

7:00-7:07: Reading Comp.: use Closed Captions on videos

Today’s Passage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyeJ55o3El0. (Today’s reading

comes from Closed Captions for the Hard of Hearing…)

Write three sentences explaining what a bill is, please.

7:07 Grammar lecture part2/4: Essay Writing –the Body Paragraphs:

Section II of your essay outline will be the first Body paragraph: your Pros paragraph.

-Note: this paragraph should match

1.) the second sentence of your Introductory Paragraph, which will match

2.) the second clause or phrase in your Thesis sentence, in greater detail.

Please write

1.) one thesis sentence to show me at the end of class or for tomorrow,

and

2.) one essay outline that matches this thesis sentence, with word

counts…

.

7:15 Mathematics Topic: multiplying and dividing Exponents

Because, Sometimes a problem is easier to solve in an equivalent form…

Exponents rules and properties:

Quotient rules: (Source: https://www.rapidtables.com/math/number/exponent.html and

https://www.homeschoolmath.net/teaching/md/division-repeated-subtraction.php)

Multiplication is repeated addition, so a n⋅ am= a, raised to the (n+m)

Division is repeated subtraction, so a n/ am= an-m

(Source: https://web.northeastern.edu/seigen/1250DIR/Handout-ExponentsandRadicals1.pdf)

Today, we have two different math activities to choose from: an easier one and

a more challenging one.

First, let’s do the first online math worksheet problem together:

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/pre-algebra/pre-algebra-exponents-radicals/pre-algebra-exp

onent-properties/e/powers-of-products-and-quotients-sp

Now, let’s do the first problem from the more challenging one:

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/pre-algebra/pre-algebra-exponents-radicals/pre-algebra-exp

onent-properties/e/powers-of-products-and-quotients

7:30 Please

1.) Finish your outline and thesis sentence, and

2.) do the remainder of the easier online math worksheet:

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/pre-algebra/pre-algebra-exponents-radicals/pre-a

lgebra-exponent-properties/e/powers-of-products-and-quotients-sp

8pm: continue to work on mathematics

8:40 Exit Questions: 1. Please write one sentence explaining how you can use outline to

organize your essay.

2. What is a body paragraph?

3. Which sentence (in the introductory paragraph) tells us what the

body paragraphs will discuss?

4. Write in mathematical terms and show: what is the approximate

length of the side of a field which is 46 square feet?

8:45 Turn in Exit Slip, Dismissal

Quotes for a previous related post came from a recent ProPublica article co-published with The New Yorker.

Let’s #EndPoverty , #EndHomelessness, & #EndMoneyBail starting by improving these four parts of our good #PublicDomainInfrastructure 4:

1. #libraries,

2. #ProBono legal aid and Education,

3. #UniversalHealthCare, and

4. good #publictransport

Read, Write, Ranked Choice Voting and Housing for ALL!!!!, Walk !

#PublicDomainInfrastructure #StopSmoking for CCOVID-19

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scheduled during the summer: August, 12020 HE

A simple use of spreadsheets (see 2nd column in grid below…) to plan large projects (*after Sukkot is over -finish building that sukkah & Chag Sameach!!*), like a WorkInProgress, how to be a

Day20 Lesson Plan as PDF, March 6, 12019 HE | Scheduling example: how to use a spreadsheet to plan big writing project, like a long research paper, or a novel | https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/grammar/punctuation-the-comma-and-the-apostrophe/introduction-to-commas/e/punctuating-lists | Exponents: Pwrs of Zero and 1, -1 raised to even/odd powers | Day20ExitSlips |

Lesson Plan, March 6th, 12019 HE

(Holocene Era, the Holocene Calendar)

In our Learning Toolbox:

LearnStorm via Khan Academy (ways to grow your brain…): scheduling tasks by breaking

large projects into smaller chunks, using a spreadsheet to organize your project (see

shiradest.wordpress.com on today’s lesson plan for sample xls sheet…)

Vocabulary:

Copy into your notes, and Mind Map each word:

Reading Comp. Vocab. Grammar Vocabulary Math Vocabulary Test-taking Skills

Separation of powers Essay Writing exponential forms Breaking down into

Separation of church

and state

Essay Writing:

Introductory paragraph

Zero Exponent rules Dividing work into

smaller chunks

Checks and balances Thesis sentence Power of Zero Time management

Separation of powers Supporting sentences Raised to power of 0 scheduling

Branches Rebuttal sentences Zeroeth Power Monitoring progress

authority Transitional sentences Product and Quotient

of Exponents

Keeping track of

progress

6pm:

Write one or two sentences explaining what you think might be the differences between

the Congress and the Supreme Court.

6:02 Continue on work from your folder (on Reading/Literature/Science/Social Studies).

7pm: Stand up & Stretch, if you wish…

7:00 to 7:07 Reading Comprehension

7:07 to 7:15 Grammar lecture, using the passage below.

7:15 to 7:25 Math lecture, also using this same passage.

7:25-7:30 We do 1st question/problem from each online worksheet together, then you finish

the online activities from all lectures individually on the classroom computers.

Mathematics work online and/or in books from 7:45 until 8:45.

7:00-7:07: Reading Comprehension & Grammar: Commas in a series/list

Today’s Passage: At the Constitutional Convention, the Framers

decided to separate the powers of government among three

branches—legislative executive and judicial—so that each branch had

to cooperate with the others in order to accomplish policymaking

goals. (Today’s reading comes from

https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/ap-us-government-and-politics/foundations-of-american-democracy/principles-of-american-governme

nt/a/principles-of-american-government-article …)

Where are the missing commas?

Let’s do the first question on commas in lists:

https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/grammar/punctuation-the-comma-and-the-apostrophe/

introduction-to-commas/e/punctuating-lists

7:07 Grammar lecture part1/4: Essay Writing –the intro. Paragraph:

An essay should have at least four paragraphs (¶):

Introductory paragraph with your Thesis Sentence,

Two Body paragraphs,

pros

cons

Conclusion paragraph, summarizing your argument or topic.

(https://www.uvu.edu/writingcenter/docs/handouts/writing_process/basicessayformat.pdf has a nice summary…)

To map out your introductory paragraph, use an outline or a mind map, which

ever you prefer, to show your:

1. Thesis or main idea, which will become your topic sentence

2. Your pro ideas/arguments, which will become one sentence per “pro”

3. The ideas against your argument, a sentence for each “con” to your

thesis,

4. Your transition sentence that glides into your first Body Paragraph.

Let’s outline a Thesis sentence together, then you make an outline to show me at the

end of class or for tomorrow, organizing your thesis sentence.

Notice that when you outline your thesis or topic sentence, you are also outlining your entire

essay at the same time, but as an overview. The details will come in the outline for your body

paragraphs.

7:15 Mathematics Topic: Exponents and Radicals, good friends that go together.

Why would we want to convert between forms of expression? Sometimes a problem

is easier to solve in an equivalent form…

Exponents rules and properties

Rule name Rule Example

Zero rules b

0

= 1 5

0

= 1

0

n

= 0 , for n>0 0

5

= 0

One rules

b

1

= b 5

1

= 5

1

n

= 1 1

5

= 1

Negative

one rule

(-1)5

=

-1

Sources:

https://www.rapidtables.com/math/number/exponent.html

https://www.homeschoolmath.net/teaching/md/division-repeated-subtraction.php

Now, let’s do the online math worksheet problem together:

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/pre-algebra/pre-algebra-exponents-radicals/pre-algebra-exp

onents/e/exponents-in-expressions

7:30

1.) Please do the rest of our online grammar worksheet:

https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/grammar/punctuation-the-comma-and-the-apostrophe/

introduction-to-commas/e/punctuating-lists

and

2.) Please do the remainder of online math worksheet:

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/pre-algebra/pre-algebra-exponents-radicals/pre-algebra-exp

onents/e/exponents-in-expressions

8:40 Exit Questions: 1. Please write one sentence explaining how you can use a chart to

show various forms of the same number.

2. What is an introductory paragraph?

3. What is the sentence that introductory paragraphs generally start

with called?

4. Write in mathematical terms and show: what is the sum of 5 raised

to the zeroth power and 5 raised to the first power?

8:45 Turn in Exit Slip, Dismissal (journal about art, public policy, and checks and balances??)

Making charts, working through complex lower mathematics, and writing about it in a journal all hone the skills of problem-solving and critical thinking, skills as essential for being a competent citizen in our modern society as they were in a changing 1838 Baltimore. Many thanks again to Sal Khan for his free public service education site Khan Academy.

Day 19, Tuesday, March 5th, 12019 HE | Grammar: Caps Review, Intro. to Essay Writing | Math: Exponents ARE Radical!! | Day19ExitSlips |

Lesson Plan, 6-9pm, Tuesday, March 5th, 12019 HE

In our Learning Toolbox: this thought:

Vocabulary:

Copy into your notes, and Mind Map each word:

Reading Comp.

Vocab.

Grammar

Vocabulary

Math Vocabulary Test-taking Skills

Multiple possible

interpretations of a

text/passage

Capitalization,

review, Essay

writing outline

introduction

Radicals in relation

to exponential and

radical forms

Organizing your

information/choices/forms

of data or expression/pros

and cons (T-Charts…)

Various Common Nouns Radical as exponent substitution

Interpretations Proper nouns, I Fractional Exponent Different forms, same #

Express an idea, or

express a number

Brand name, Titles Negative Exponents Process of elimination

In terms of… Thesis & conclusion Fractional Exponents Listing varied possibilities

Quote/citation Pros and Cons of…

Rebuttal/To Rebut

Adding/multplying

Exponents

Most likely possibility

6pm: Spend one minute remembering a misunderstanding you had at some time in your life.

Write one or two sentences explaining: Write two sentences explaining various

possible interpretations of this song quote:

“…but I know what I am,

and I’m glad I’m a man,

and so is Lola…” (citation: the Rolling Stones)

6:02 Continue on work from your folder (on Reading/Literature/Science/Social Studies).

7pm: Stand up & Stretch, if you wish…

7:00 to 7:07 Reading Comprehension

7:07 to 7:15 Grammar lecture, using the passage below.

7:15 to 7:25 Math lecture, also using this same passage.

7:25-7:30 We do 1st question/problem from each online worksheet together, then you finish

the online activities from all lectures individually on the classroom computers.

Mathematics work online and/or in books from 7:45 until 8:45.

7:00-7:07: Reading Comp.: Capitalizing and Essay organizing

Today’s Passage: the dropping of the atomic bombs in japan marked the beginning

of the nuclear Age. in august 1949, the soviet union exploded its first atomic bomb. The

world’s two superpowers battled for supremacy and demanded that other nations take sides.

(Today’s reading comes from P. 289 in Peterson’s Master the HiSET, 2nd Edition…)

What are some possible interpretations of the phrase “battled for supremacy?”

Where are the Grammatical errors?

7:07 Grammar lecture part1/2: Capitalizing review

Rules: Capitalize These Words

1. Proper Nouns (and Brand Names)

2. Titles (except articles and prepositions)

3. First word in a sentence and the pronoun I

(source:

https://www.ereadingworksheets.com/languageartsworksheets/free-grammar-worksheets/capitalization-worksheets/)

(Extra help on capitalizing:

https://www.ereadingworksheets.com/free-grammar-worksheets/capitalization-lesson.mp4)

Now let’s do a Grammar exercise question (using Chrome Browser…) from

https://www.ereadingworksheets.com/free-grammar-worksheets/capitalization-practice-3/

Grammar lecture part2/2: Four main parts of an Essay

We’ve introduced the Thesis sentence, now we need to know that an essay should

have at least four paragraphs (¶):

Introduction, with your Thesis Sentence,

Body paragraphs, with your pros and cons, and

Conclusion paragraph, summarizing your argument or topic.

(https://www.uvu.edu/writingcenter/docs/handouts/writing_process/basicessayformat.pdf

has a nice summary…)

Next week we will start writing an essay together.

7:15 Mathematics Topic: Exponents and Radicals, good friends that go together.

Why would we want to convert between forms of expression? Sometimes a problem

is easier to solve in an equivalent form…

Exponents rules and properties

Rule name Rule Example

Product rules

a

n

⋅ a

m

= a

n+m 2

3

⋅ 2

4

= 2

3+4 = 128

a

n

⋅ b

n

= (a ⋅ b)

n

3

2

⋅ 4

2

= (3⋅4)

2

= 144

Quotient rules

a

n

/ a

m

= a

n-m

2

5

/ 2

3

= 2

5-3

= 4

a

n

/ b

n

= (a / b)

n

4

3

/ 2

3

= (4/2)

3

= 8

Power rules

(b

n

)

m

= b

n⋅m

(2

3

)

2

= 2

3⋅

2

= 64

bn

m

= b(n

m

) 23

2

= 2(3

2

)= 512

m

√(b

n

) = b

n/m 2

√(2

6

) = 2

6/2 = 8

b

1/n

=

n

√b 8

1/3

=

3

√8 = 2

Negative exponents b

-n

= 1 / b

n

2

-3

= 1/2

3

= 0.125

Zero rules

b

0

= 1 5

0

= 1

0

n

= 0 , for n>0 0

5

= 0

One rules

b

1

= b 5

1

= 5

1

n

= 1 1

5

= 1

Minus one rule (-1)

5

= -1

(Source: https://www.rapidtables.com/math/number/exponent.html and

https://www.homeschoolmath.net/teaching/md/division-repeated-subtraction.php)

Notice that a negative exponent jumps the fraction bar, so b

-n

= 1 / b

n

Multiplication is repeated addition, so a

n

⋅ a

m

= a

n+m

Exponents are repeated multiplication, so (b

n

)

m

= b

n⋅m

Division is repeated subtraction, so a

n

/ a

m

= a

n-m

Let’s look at radicals, which are the flip-side of exponents:

m

√(b

n

) = b

n/m

b

1/n

=

n

√b

(Source: https://web.northeastern.edu/seigen/1250DIR/Handout-ExponentsandRadicals1.pdf)

So, exponents really are just radicals in a different form!

Now, let’s do the first online math worksheet problem together:

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra/rational-exponents-and-radicals/alg1-radicals/e/root

s-of-decimals-and-fractions

7:30

1.) Please do the rest of our online grammar worksheet: (using Chrome Browser…)

https://www.ereadingworksheets.com/free-grammar-worksheets/capitalization-practice-3/

and

2.) Please do the remainder of online math worksheet:

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra/rational-exponents-and-radicals/alg1-radicals/e/root

s-of-decimals-and-fractions

8:40 Exit Questions: 1. Please write one sentence explaining how you can use a chart to

show various forms of the same number.

2. What is a rebuttal?

3. What is the Distributive Property?

4. Show, using exponents, why the square root of five, multiplied by

itself, is equal to 5.

8:45 Turn in Exit Slip, Dismissal

** Action Items** in support of literacy that you can take right now:

**1.**) Search for two different resources for learning mathematics online (for free).

**2.**) Share them with us in the comments, here, please.

**3.**) Share your thoughts on how you like each of the resources you found, perhaps as an update on your GoodReads reading,

**4.**) Write a blog post or tweet that uses a math vocabulary word or story (like the Djinni’s gold offer), tells a fun story, and makes a difference. I’m working on that through my historical fantasy #WiP, #WhoByFireIWill. Once published, donate one or more copies to your local public library, as I intend to do.

Dear Readers, any additional ideas toward *learning, *especially* multiple #LanguageLearning as part of on-going education *and* empathy-building*, to #EndPoverty, #EndHomelessness, #EndMoneyBail & achieve freedom for All HumanKind?

Support our key #PublicDomainInfrastructure & #StopSmoking for CCOVID-19:

1. #PublicLibraries,

2. #ProBono legal aid and Education,

3. #UniversalHealthCare, and

4. good #publictransport

Read, Write, Ranked Choice Voting and Housing for ALL!!!!, Teach and Learn (Lesson Plans) !

September, 12020 HE

(The previous lesson plan since this post, and the next lesson plan…)

For the current version of Lesson 18 with reading set (18/67), please click here.

Wondering what assumptions about learning (like the need for an enslaved carpenter to learn square roots so he could build a loom with a hidden drawer to help his wife escape before she is sold as a Fancy Octoroon?) were made in 1836 Baltimore…

(See further down, or see the Day 18 PDF, for Futures.org…)

Day 18, Monday, March 4th, 12019 HE | Capitalizing (Use CHROME browser for this site) | Exponents, part 2 | The Radical Square Root!! | Day 18 ExitSlips |

Lesson Plan, 6-9pm, Monday, March 4th, 12019 HE HE

In our Learning Toolbox: this thought:

Vocabulary:

Copy into your notes, and Mind Map each word:

Reading Comp.

Vocab.

Grammar Vocabulary Math Vocabulary Test-taking Skills

Review: facts,

assumptions,

observations, opinions

and conclusions

Capitalization, part

three of three: the

pronoun “I”

Radicals Organizing your

information/choices/forms

of data or expression/pros

and cons (T-Charts…)

Various Common Nouns Radical Observing details

Varied Proper nouns Fractional Exponent Translating problems

Varying Brand name variable Equivalent forms

Variety Titles Square root Checking answers

To Vary I Principal square root Various ways to solve…

6pm: Spend one minute imagining life without computers.

Write one or two sentences explaining: What you could do **with a discounted**

* computer from the San Diego Futures Foundation*.

6:02 Continue on work from your folder (on Reading/Literature/Science/Social Studies).

7pm: Stand up & Stretch, if you wish…

7:00 to 7:07 Reading Comprehension

7:07 to 7:15 Grammar lecture, using the passage below.

7:15 to 7:25 Math lecture, also using this same passage.

7:25-7:30 We do 1st question/problem from each online worksheet together, then you finish

the online activities from all lectures individually on the classroom computers.

Mathematics work online and/or in books from 7:45 until 8:45.

7:00-7:07:

Reading Comp.: What is a/an … ? How can you understand the xyz? Would making a

Mind Map help you remember, and would making an outline help to organize your possible

choices?

Today’s Passage:

in march 1917, a revolt by Russian workers toppled the old russian government under

Czar (Tsar) nicholas II. Deaths probably increased exponentially. later that year, a brutal

government arose which eventually included about 9 million mi² (or the square of three

million miles on each side…) of territory with a large variety of cultures and languages.

(Today’s reading adapted from P. 286 in Peterson’s Master the HiSET, 2nd Edition…)

What is one assumption in this reading?

Why does it seem to be an assumption?

Where are the Grammatical errors?

7:07 Grammar lecture: Capitalizing: i want to learn! (What’s wrong here??)

Rule: Always capitalize the proper pronoun “I.”

Practice: Please write one sentence describing

(Grammar exercise source:

https://www.ereadingworksheets.com/languageartsworksheets/free-grammar-worksheets/capitalization-worksheets/

Extra help on capitalizing:

https://www.ereadingworksheets.com/free-grammar-worksheets/capitalization-lesson.mp4)

Now let’s do a Grammar exercise question from

https://www.ereadingworksheets.com/free-grammar-worksheets/capitalizatio

n-practice-1/

7:15 Mathematics Topic: Radicals

What is the solution to x = 32

?

What is the solution to x = -3

2

?

What is x called, in the above question?

Let’s do the first question of:

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/pre-algebra/pre-algebra-exponents-radicals/pre-algebra-exp

onents/e/exponents-in-expressions

How do we write the square root of any number x in mathematical language?

Now, let’s do the first online math worksheet problem together:

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra/rational-exponents-and-radicals/alg1-radicals/e/squa

re_roots

7:30

1.) Please do the rest of our online grammar worksheet:

https://www.ereadingworksheets.com/free-grammar-worksheets/capitalizatio

n-practice-1/

and

2.) Please do the remainder of both online math worksheets:

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/pre-algebra/pre-algebra-exponents-radicals/pre-algeb

ra-exponents/e/exponents-in-expressions

and

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra/rational-exponents-and-radicals/alg1-radicals

/e/square_roots

8:40 Exit Questions: 1. Please write one sentence explaining why it is important to

understand how exponents work.

2. What is a variable?

3. What is the San Diego Promise program?

4. What is a proper pronoun?

8:45 Turn in Exit Slip, Dismissal

** Action Items** in support of literacy and hope that you can take right now:

**1.**) Search for two different resources to translate the word “Hello” into Greek.

**2.**) Share them with us in the comments, here, please.

**3.**) Share your thoughts on how you like each of the resources you found, perhaps as an update on your GoodReads reading,

**4.**) Write a blog post or tweet that uses a Greek word, tells a good story, and makes a difference. I’m working on that through my historical fantasy #WiP, #WhoByFireIWill. Once published, donate one or more copies to your local public library, as I intend to do.

Dear Readers, any additional ideas toward *learning, *especially* multiple #LanguageLearning as part of on-going education *and* empathy-building*, to #EndPoverty, #EndHomelessness, #EndMoneyBail & achieve freedom for All HumanKind?

Support our key #PublicDomainInfrastructure & #StopSmoking for CCOVID-19:

1. #PublicLibraries,

2. #ProBono legal aid and Education,

3. #UniversalHealthCare, and

4. good #publictransport

Read, Write, Ranked Choice Voting and Housing for ALL!!!!, Teach and Learn !

September, 12020 HE

The updated version of Day 17 lesson set is here…

Djinni’s Offer: see below…

Caps, Part 2 online worksheet | Multiplication Tables: Square Numbers/Radical Diagonal | Review of yesterday’s intro. | Khan Academy continuing Exponents online worksheet | Day 17 ExitSlips |

Lesson Plan, Day 17

In our Learning Toolbox:

San Diego Public Library system (*was there a public library in 1838 Baltimore?*)

(1. ordering books, 2. InterLibrary Loan, 3. Reference Librarians)

Vocabulary:

Copy into your notes, and Mind Map each word:

Reading Comp. Vocab. Grammar Vocabulary Math Vocabulary Test-taking Skills

Identifying the

author’s conclusion

Capitalization, part

two of three:

Exponents, part 2 of

2:

Reading comp. lecture

sentences

Contemplate Proper noun repeated addition Diagonal on times table

Reflect upon Noun repeated multiplication Squares

Consider Specific Exponential form Cubes

Nationalism Particular perfect squares Consecutive, even

Turn of the century individual Square numbers context

6pm: Spend one minute contemplating nationalism.

Write one or two sentences explaining why you think nationalism is either

important, or dangerous, or both.

6:02 Continue on work from your folder (on Reading/Literature/Science/Social Studies).

7pm: Stand up & Stretch, if you wish…

7:00 to 7:07 Reading Comprehension

7:07 to 7:15 we will have our Grammar lecture, using this passage

7:15 to 7:25 we will have our math lecture, also using this same passage.

7:25-7:30 We will do the first question/problem from each online worksheet together, then

you finish the online activities from all three lectures individually on the classroom computers,

on your laptop or, on your smart phone.

7:00-7:07 Reading Comprehension: What conclusion has the author drawn and

why?

“Nationalism sparked intense competition between European nations. by the turn of the

twentieth century. a fierce rivalry had developed among Europe’s most powerful countries.

Those countries were Germany, Austria-Hungary, Great britain, Russia, Italy, and France. In

June 1914, World war I began.” (Today’s reading comes from P. 285 of Peterson’s Master the HiSET, 2nd Edition …)

Where are the proper nouns in this passage?

Is there any lack of capitalization in this passage?

Where are the missing capital letters in this passage?

Where are the other Grammatical errors?

7:07 Grammar lecture: Capitalizing proper nouns

Rules:

Capitalize the titles of

high-ranking government

officials when used with or

before their names. Do not

capitalize the civil title if it is

used instead of the name.

Examples:

The president will address Congress.

All senators are expected to attend.

The governors, lieutenant governors,

and attorneys general called for a

special task force.

Governor Connelly, Lieutenant

Governor Martinez, and Senators

James and Hennessy will attend the

meeting.

Capitalize a title when used

as a direct address even

when the person is not

named.

Examples:

Will you be holding a press

conference, Madame President?

Please give us your opinion of this

latest development, Senator.

We need your response quickly, Mr.

President.

We need your response quickly,

President Obama.

Will you help me with my homework,

Dad?

When you use the

complete names of

departments, capitalize. You

may also capitalize a

shortened form of a

department. Do not

capitalize when these words

are used as adjectives or

Examples:

the United Nations General

Assembly

the General Assembly

Congress

a congressional committee

generically.

Capitalize civil titles only

when used with the name

following or when

addressing someone

directly.

Examples:

Councilman James Harris

the councilman

James Harris, councilman

How are you voting, Councilman?

President Obama

the president

If you are working on

government documents or

you are representing a

government agency, then

you may capitalize words

like City, County,

and District when they stand

alone.

Example: The County will implement

the plan approved by the voters last

June.

When you refer back to a

proper noun using a

shortened version of the

original name, you may

capitalize it.

Examples:

The District Water Plan allocates …

The Plan calls for …

The Federal Bureau of Investigation

has taken the case. The Bureau has

sent out a bulletin to other federal

departments to enlist their help in

capturing the fugitive.

However, if you are not

working on government

documents or are not

representing a government

agency, do not capitalize

generic or shortened terms.

Examples:

The county will implement the plan …

The plan calls for …

The bureau has sent out a bulletin …

sources: https://data.grammarbook.com/blog/capitaliza

tion/when-to-capitalize-peoples-titles/

https://data.grammarbook.com/blog/capitaliz

ation/capitalization-of-departments-offices-an

d-government-titles/

Please write one sentence using a proper noun (i.e. “Lincoln wrote The Emancipation

Proclamation on the back of an envelope.”)

7:15 Mathematics: Exponents, part 2/2: Anything to the 0

th & 1

st, Pwrs of 0,

Exponent expressions

Review:

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/pre-algebra/pre-algebra-exponents-radicals/pre-algebra-exp

onents/a/introduction-to-exponents

What was my SmartAlec answer to “Express 100 in exponential form?”

So what is any # raised to the 1st power?

What might any # raised to the 0

th

power be?

How might we evaluate 23

+ 2

0

?

How about .2*.2*.2? How would we do this in fractional form? In decimal

form?

What is .2*.2*.2 in exponential form?

What do you notice about the exponent and the number of decimal places?

Let’s summarize on a chart: Arithmetic form, Fractional form, decimal form,

exponential form

Continuing from yesterday for a fun group activity: If you want to partner up

with a classmate, work together for 7 minutes to take a crack at:

The Djinni’s Offer:

“After opening an ancient bottle you find on the beach, a Djinni

appears. In payment for his freedom, he gives you a choice of either

50,000 gold coins or one magical gold coin. The magic coin will turn

into two gold coins on the first day. The two coins will turn into four

coins total at the end of two days. By the end or the third day there will

be eight gold coins total. The Djinni explains that the magic coins will

continue this pattern of doubling each day for one moon cycle, 28

days. Which prize do you choose?

When you have made your choice, answer these questions:

The number of coins on the third day will be 2×2×2. Can you write

another expression using exponents for the number of coins there will be on the third day?

Write an expression for the number of coins there will be on the

28th day. Is this more or less than a million coins?”

(from: https://www.illustrativemathematics.org/content-standards/tasks/532)

.

Now, let’s do the first online Grammar worksheet question together:

https://www.grammarbook.com/grammar_quiz/capitalization_2.asp

and

Now let’s do the first online math worksheet problem together:

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/pre-algebra/pre-algebra-exponents-radicals/pre-algebra-exp

onents/e/exponents

7:30

1.) Please do the rest of our online grammar worksheet:

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/pre-algebra/pre-algebra-exponents-radicals/pre-algebra-exp

onents/e/exponents

and

2.) Please do the remainder of online math worksheet:

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/pre-algebra/pre-algebra-exponents-radicals/pre-algebra-exp

onents/e/exponents

Mathematics work online and/or in books from 7:45 until 8:45.

8:40 Exit Questions: Tuesday, day 17

1. Write one sentence explaining the difference between the four

forms we used today.

2. What is nationalism?

3. Write one fourth as a fraction, decimal and a percent and in some

exponential form (i.e. 9/10*9/10=.9*.9=.81=81%)

4. Please write one sentence explaining how many decimal places an

exponent gives when multiplying decimals.

8:45 Turn in Exit Slip, Dismissal

some ** Action Items** in support of literacy (and Gold!) that you can take right now:

**1.**) Download some public domain version of a classic story about djinn,

**2.**) Make a bet with some friends that you’ll have more gold after 30 days than they could ask for in one lump sum from the tricky Djinni!

**3.**) Share how the bet went: who won?

**4.**) Write a novel that references a classic book, tells a good story, and makes a difference. I’m working on that through my historical fantasy #WiP, #WhoByFireIWill. Once published, donate one or more copies to your local public library, as I intend to do.

Other ideas welcome on how to #EndPoverty, #EndHomelessness, & #EndMoneyBail, starting with improving these four parts of our good #PublicDomainInfrastructure:

1. #libraries,

2. #ProBono legal aid and Education,

3. #UniversalHealthCare, and

4. good #publictransport

Read, Write, Ranked Choice Voting and Housing for ALL!!!!, Walk !

This is the text version of **lesson 16, but the more up to date version of 16/67 is here..**.

Another Main Character in my WiP is an ally and friend of our Protagonist, and would be observing the 10 days of introspection during this time of year. Progressive Jewish abolitionists befriended and struggled beside members of the Black community over the years in the United States, even during the period of chattel slavery. M. is one such man standing with both Free People of Color, like our hero’s teaching friend, and with slaves.

Day 16 Lesson Plan, Wednesday, February 27th, 2019 | What is a Proper Noun? (“A proper noun is the name of a particular person, place, organization, or thing. Proper nouns begin with a capital letter. Examples are ‘Peggy,’ ‘Tucson,’ and ‘the United Nations.’”) | Capitalizing, Pt. 1, online activity | Using Multiplication Tables for Exponents: Perfect Squares Diagonal | Khan Academy Intro to Exponents online worksheet | Day 16 Exit Question slips |

Lesson Plan, 6-9pm, Day 16, Wednesday, 27 February, 2019

In our Learning Toolbox:

Sourcing information: What Pro-bono lawyers and the Public Library should have in common!!

Vocabulary:

Copy into your notes, and Mind Map each word:

Reading Comp. Vocab. Grammar Vocabulary Math Vocabulary Test-taking

Skills

Observation vs.

Evidence

Capitalization, part one

of three:

Exponents, part 1 of 2:

(You have the power!)

always

preview

topple the start of a sentence b “to the nth power” note keywords

seize a proper noun b “to the power of n” check answers

reform “I” exponent=multiplication the

base by itself n times

review your

answers

uniform quotes within a sentence exponent review chapter

serfdom sentences in parentheses base review notes

6pm: Spend one minute imagining what it would be like if you were not allowed to leave the

place where you had been born, and you had to work for your landlord forever as a Serf.

Write one or two sentences explaining what you think or feel when you

think about being a Serf…

6:02 Continue on work from your folder (on Reading/Literature/Science/Social Studies).

7pm: Stand up & Stretch, if you wish…

7:00 to 7:07 Reading Comprehension

7:07 to 7:15 we will have our Grammar lecture, using this passage

7:15 to 7:25 we will have our math lecture, also using this same passage.

7:25-7:30 We will do the first question/problem from each online worksheet together, then

you finish the online activities from all three lectures individually on the classroom computers,

on your laptop or, on your smart phone.

7:00-7:07 Reading Comprehension: What is an observation, and how is it different

from evidence?

“In 1799, Napoleon Bonaparte, a successful and popular French general, toppled the

government and seized power. Five years later, he crowned himself emperor. Napoleon

reformed many aspects of society, including adopting a new uniform legal code” that abolished

serfdom. (Today’s reading comes from P. 284 of Peterson’s Master the HiSET, 2nd Edition…)

Where is the observation in this passage?

Is there any source evidence given in the passage to back up these observations?

Is there a grammatical error in this passage?

7:07 Grammar lecture: Capitalization, part one of three

Rule 1. A full sentence is always capitalized, whether it is in quotes or in

parentheses.

i.e.: The judge said, “This is my verdict.”

quoting a sentence within a

sentence, capitalize the sentence:

She asked, “What time will you be home?”

partial quotes: no capitalizing: He asked about the “best practices” for tests.

capitalize sentences in parentheses He was fired for incompetence. (He lost the

company a lot of money.)

Notice where this period goes: Full sentence: inside the paren…

no caps for non-sentences: He was fired for incompetence (and lost the

company a lot of money).

Notice where the period goes

now:

Non-sentence: outside the parentheses…

“Rule 2. Capitalize proper nouns—and adjectives derived from proper nouns.

Examples:

the Golden Gate Bridge

the Grand Canyon

a Russian song

a Shakespearean sonnet

a Freudian slip” (source: https://www.grammarbook.com/punctuation/capital.asp)

Please write one sentence using quotes… i.e. She said, “Lincoln wrote his speech on the back of

a French envelope.”

7:15 Mathematics: Intro. to Exponents

How would you explain the difference between addition and multiplication?

On a T-Chart, let’s list the differences between 3+3+3+3 versus 3 x 3 x 3 x 3.

What are your observations?

What is a repeated addition? What is a repeated multiplication?

What difference does our organizer (T-Chart) show between 3 x 4 and 3 to the 4th

power?

Now let’s look at

https://betterlesson.com/lesson/resource/3259066/exponent-recap-pptx.

Now, let’s do the first online Grammar worksheet question together:

https://www.grammarbook.com/grammar_quiz/capitalization_1.asp

and,

then, let’s do the first online math worksheet problem together:

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/pre-algebra/pre-algebra-exponents-radicals/pre-algebra-exponents/e/positive_a

nd_zero_exponents

7:30

1.) Please do the rest of our online grammar worksheet from GrammarBook.com:

https://www.grammarbook.com/grammar_quiz/capitalization_1.asp

and

2.) Please do the remainder of online math worksheet on Khan Academy:

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/pre-algebra/pre-algebra-exponents-radicals/pre-algebra-exp

onents/e/positive_and_zero_exponents

Mathematics work online and/or in books from 7:45 until 8:45.

8:40 Exit Questions:

1. Write one sentence explaining the difference between addition and

multiplication.

2. what capital letter is missing in this sentence?

3. What is a T-Chart used for?

4. What was a serf?

8:45 Turn in Exit Slip, Dismissal

some ** Action Items** in support of literacy and hope that you can take right now:

**1.**) Download some public domain version of a classic book,

**2.**) Read a page,

**3.**) Share your thoughts on that page, perhaps as an update on your GoodReads reading,

**4.**) Write a novel that references a classic book, tells a good story, and makes a difference. I’m working on that through my historical fantasy #WiP, #WhoByFireIWill. Once published, donate one or more copies to your local public library, as I intend to do.

Other ideas welcome on how to #EndPoverty, #EndHomelessness, & #EndMoneyBail, starting with improving these four parts of our good #PublicDomainInfrastructure:

1. #libraries,

2. #ProBono legal aid and Education,

3. #UniversalHealthCare, and

4. good #publictransport

Read, Write, Ranked Choice Voting and Housing for ALL!!!!, Walk !

#PublicDomainInfrastructure #StopSmoking for CCOVID-19 ShiraDest

scheduled in September of 2020, the year 12020 HE

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