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    • 2­13­14.notebook February 13, 2014 2/13/14 8th Grade Language Arts Assignments: -Library Card (F) Agenda: -Parent Signature for thesis paper (F) 1. Independent Reading -25 Questions (M) 2. HR Presentations -Reading Response (M) 3. Thesis Paper 1
    • 2­13­14.notebook February 13, 2014 Selecting a topic Too General: Ants Still too General: Fire Ants Still too General: The evolution of fire ants Just Right: The invasion of fire ants in the U.S. Too Limited: What to do if you are stung by a fire ant Too Limited: What a fire ant looks like 2
    • 2­13­14.notebook February 13, 2014 Identify the topics that are neither too general nor too limited 1. a. The population of the U.S. b. Information from the latest U.S. census c. Some problems in collecting accurate information in the latest U.S. census d. The number of people of Vietnamese origin living in San Francisco, according to the latest census 3
    • 2­13­14.notebook February 13, 2014 Identify the topics that are neither too general nor too limited 2. a. Symbolism in Robert Frost's "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" and Mending Wall" b. Robert Frost's poetry c. Symbolism contemporary American poetry d. The origin of the word wall 4
    • 2­13­14.notebook February 13, 2014 Identify the topics that are neither too general nor too limited 3. a. History of and current requirements for physical education classes in local schools b. Overweight Americans c. Too much TV d. Health benefits of sports and other forms of exercise 5
    • 2­13­14.notebook February 13, 2014 Identify the topics that are neither too general nor too limited 4. a. U.S. presidential elections b. Pros and cons of paid political advertisements c. How the U.S. presidential candidates are chosen d. Problems with various types of voting machines 6
    • 2­13­14.notebook Adoption • open/closed • U.S. adoptions • International adoptions Affirmative Action • Business required to employ a certain number of minorities? February 13, 2014 Standardized Test • basic skills test to graduate • Test scores used to evaluate teachers • students transfer to districts that are accredited Terrorism • government allowed to detain suspected terrorists without trial • gov't allowed to monitor phone calls, emails, etc to find suspected terrorists 7
    • 2­13­14.notebook Bullying • students who cyber bully be suspended from school? • appropriate response to bullies • bully responsible when someone commits suicide? February 13, 2014 Juvenile Crime/justice system • children who commit violent crimes-tried as an adult Others: • Should people who download music and movies illegally be punished? • Should our country have a universal health care program? • Should illegal immigrants be allowed to get a driver's license? 8
    • 2­13­14.notebook February 13, 2014 9