Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Hyler • For Monday 2/8

Teacher:  Hyler                         Class:  Social Studies                   Hour:  2, 5, 6, 7, 8
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Please make sure your child has a 3-ring notebook  that is just for social studies materials and pencils.
If you haven't heard, we have $2,000 for Haiti.  The seventh gade voted to give $1,000 to the American Red Cross and $1,000 to Doctors without Borders and to give their $100 to the Haiti fund!
-Friday we were in the computer lab doing research.  Last day for Brown permission forms for the field trip.
-Monday pages 16-17 yellow - write one thesis sentence for one of the paragraphs.  I will collect in class.  Last day for computer lab.
-Tuesday thorugh Friday - We will review sentences I collected on Monday.  We will take time for students to read and highlight their research, begin writing their thesis sentence, and begin work on their outline.
-Wednesday some students will be going to the Brown Museum in Topeka.

3)   Write your thesis sentence.
After picking a topic and reading, you will need to write a thesis statement that includes the three topics for your three body paragraphs.  Below are some sample thesis statements.
  • Before one decides their view on stem cellresearch, one should consider what stem cells do, how stem cells are harvested,and how stem cells can benefit society.
  • While many people play video games for fun, thesevideo games have been proven to cause aggression, addiction, and evencontribute to death.
  • Steroids can cause medical addiction,uncontrollable rage, and have physical consequences.
  • Communism is a philosophy about equality, a morecontrolling government, and a planned economic system.
  • Steroids are illegal drugs that have anegative effect on an athlete’s life causing mental aggression, unacceptablesocial behavior, and physical problems.