Month: January 2015

Essay Review and Submission

Happy Friday, Exciting day! You will be doing a self reflection with your essay. Then you will have a writing partner assess as well. Titles are fun! Usually we create them when all the hard work has been done. This…

Paraphrase Tuesday!

Hey there, Today we’re going to work on paraphrasing. Here is the rubric. We will practice in class, and you will use text from your own research to paraphrase for homework. Follow the instructions on the “Paraphrasing Assessment” document that…

Bits and Pieces

Hey there, Let’s review a couple details about where we’re headed. First, the essay: Africa Colonialism Essay Here is a helpful schemata for you to follow while writing your essay: Make a POINT: The central idea from (the text) is (idea/claim). In…

The Day’s Itinerary

Hey all, I’m afraid I have to stay home today due to some bug that has invaded my person. Not pretty. So, you are in the capable hands of another, and your charge today is to work through some paraphrasing…

Weekend Homework

Happy Friday, Please complete two notecards for homework: One from Newsbank One from Ebsco I will be able to see them in your NoodleTools account. No need to send a screenshot. Happy researching! Mr. McDavitt

Colonialism in Africa Research Paper

Here is the assignment sheet for the research paper: Colonialism in Africa Essay Here are some great sentence starters courtesy of Mrs. Whitney’s blog: Make a POINT: The central idea from (the text) is (idea/claim). In the text, (author) claims that (idea). (Idea) is…

Happy Wednesday! Today we will do the “Scramble for Africa” to simulate the proceedings at the Berlin Conference. Your homework: Write a PPC in the “Population Thoughts” document about one driving force of Colonialism in Africa. Be specific about which…