Cores 1-4:

  • Vote on the next Guest Blogging questions:
    • What’s more important: social or academic experiences?
    • Who was the teacher that had the greatest affect on you, either good or bad? (Or, other stories from classroom)
    • What do you see as the biggest factor in the generation gap?
    • Which is better: work or school?
  • Take a look at the Authenticity Awards

Core 1:

  1. Chapter 8 Comprehension Question: How did the school board members know to come in to Mrs. Logan’s classroom and look at the pasted-over front pages of the textbooks?
  2. Discuss-On: Who should decide what gets taught in schools?
  3. Discuss Chapter 8:
    • What is the worst type of coercion displayed so far?
    • Why does T.J. “turn” on the Logans?
  4. Read Chapter 9:
    • What are the major conflicts that are arising in the story?

Core 2

  1. Write-on: Are there such a thing as good guys and bad guys?
  2. Read “Entire City Put on War Footing.”
    • How can we maintain the moral high ground?
    • How is our current situation reminicent of this period?

Core 3:

  1. Write-on: how can laughing at a bad situation help to change it?
  2. Write our mini-satires.

Core 4:

  1. Analyze our discussion, looking for questions that are provable and thought-provoking.
  2. Choose a question to write an essay about either from the discussion or from my list. (and #2)

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