Scribe for April 3 Smith's Period 2 (clever title here)
Today's exciting day began with the class reviewing Endsley's magnificent scribe from yesterday that totally blew Period 5's out of the water. Afterwards, we copied down our homework and turned in the grammar packets. Then we watched both 1984 videos again as a class.
Following the second exciting viewing of these two videos, we compared and contrasted the two. As a class, as a team, as a unit, we brainstormed some spectacular points about these videos. Alex started us off by saying that Hilary's voice seemed more beefed up. This sparked some rapid fire connection-making, and we discovered that both seemed to be a form of brainwashing. Incidentally, we uncovered a typo in the Apple commercial: in the commercial the book title was written as "1984", but it should have been underlined. That was a good catch by whoever saw that.
After we finished going over the 1984 videos, we moved on to the political cartoon assignment. The task, should we choose to accept it, was to find two political cartoons: one from the present (2007) and one from 1949. Upon finding these, we were to compare the two. When that intricate task was completed, we were asked to form our own political cartoon from the future. We spent the rest of the class with this mission.
The homework for tonight is to read pages 1-37. Whoever the presenters are for the fishbowl tomorrow had better have their discussion topics at the ready, as well as a rigorous quiz for the entire class to enjoy.
That about does it. Enjoy the rest of your day.