The Value of Education

"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be." -- Thomas Jefferson

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Syllabus, Week Six, Sept. 13-17

For we must consider that we shall be as a City upon a hill. The eyes of all people are upon us. Soe that if we shall deal falsely with our God in this work we have undertaken, and so cause him to withdraw his present help from us, we shall be made a story and a byword throughout the world.
- John Winthrop, governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony, "A Modell of Christian Charity," discourse written aboard the Arbella during the voyage to Massachusetts in 1630

MONDAY, Sept. 13: Using 3-2-1 outline methods (reading strategy) - read and outline introduction to Unit 1, early America.
NOTE TO PARENTS: Some students may have different versions of textbook. This is not a problem because selections will be the same.

ALSO NOTE: CHANGE - students should purchase (online is cheapeast) or check out from the library (any library) BRAVE NEW WORLD by Aldous Huxley.

Please note that I will no longer be able to check out and have available class sets because too many library books ($30 apiece) have simply been taken from my room. I can't afford to replace these.

TUESDAY, Sept. 14: Vocabulary Lesson 3 - SAT vocabulary words. Read WILLIAM BRADFORD in text.

Writing assignment based upon the early writers will be given -- TBA>

FRIDAY, Sept. 17 (in class) WRITING WORKSHOP - revise literary analysis from last week - LTF
NOTE: All students must post to the class blog located at -
Create a Google account (not a blog) and post your response. Make sure you use your full name as a sign in. No anonymous posts will be published, and only publishable responses will be posted. Posts unsuitable for publication will receive a failing grade.

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