Assignments for Sept. 10, 2013

English American Lit (2B, 3B):

  • Read pages 78-87 (“Olaudah Equiano”) in the textbook
  • Complete questions 1-3, 6, 8 on page 85 of the textbook
    • Due Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013
  • Write A Personal Letter:
    • Choose an experience or a scene you want to describe. Write a one-page, double-spaced personal letter to communicate your observations to someone close to you. Include details that are especially meaningful to your audience.
      • This assignment can be found on page 87 under the “Writing Prompt” header
    • Due Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013

21st Century Journalism (5A):

  • Interview 6 people (3 adults, 3 peers) about their Media Habits. Use the following mediums: TV, Radio, Internet, Newspaper/Magazine, Other (music, books, etc). Find out how many minutes per day they consume media via those mediums. Of the number of minutes they consume, what percentage of the content consumed is news? After your interviews, write a paragraph answering the following questions: How are the media habits of young people different from those of their parents? Are there any similarities? How are the “news” percentages similar and different? Turn in the results of the survey and the paragraph.
    • Any given person should not be interviewed more than once.
      • Due Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013