Daily Teaching Summary (1-31-2014)

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PERIOD 1 – American Government (Substitute Today)

LOCATION – Stage 3 Step 1

TEACHING OBJECTIVE – Today, in my absence, students are to analyze the State of the Union address from Tuesday night.


RH 11-12.8 – Evaluate an author’s premises, claims, and evidence by corroborating or challenging them with other

LIFE CONNECTION – You can watch the full State of the Union address by President Obama on YouTube here:State of the Union 2014

TEACHING SUMMARY – Due to the fact I had to be gone today I left students a copy of President Obama’s State of the Union address. Students will be analyzing the speech and writing an essay on its content.

HOMEWORK –From tonight through Saturday your assignment in the digital discussion is to post a reply to someone else’s comment. Just click on “reply” on someones comment and make a constructive response of either you agreeing or disagreeing with what they said. To go directly to the discussion click HERE. You also need to be working on your political parties project. This project is due Monday (2-3-2014). Here are the directions: American Government – Political Party Project (DOCX) American Government – Political Party Project (PDF). Lastly if you did not finish the assignment from class today you need to have that done by Monday as well.

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PERIODS 2,3 – Criminal Behavior (Substitute Today)

LOCATION – Stage 3 Step 1

TEACHING OBJECTIVE – Students will analyze the big ten questions that most psychology students are faced with answering.


WHST 9-10.10. – Write routinely over extended time frames (time for reflection and revision) and shorter time frames (a
single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.

LIFE CONNECTION –Like the show Criminal Minds? Right now in class you are taking your first steps to being able to profile a criminal. You are getting experience with diagnosing the most common mood disorders associated with crime.

TEACHING SUMMARY – Since I have to be gone today I left students an article to read over. Its about the big ten questions psychologists have to answer. I want students to read over the article and then answer these big ten question with their own opinion and back it up with evidence. What does this have to do with criminal behavior you ask? Good question. In order to profile a criminals mind you first have to have a background in some basic psychology. Lately in class we have been diagnosing fictional characters. The next step after we get a basic background in psychology is to look at the truly violent offenders in our past and practice diagnosing them.

HOMEWORK – From tonight through Saturday night at midnight you are to reply to someone else’s comment in this weeks digital discussion. You can just click “reply” under someone’s comment and state politely that you either agree or disagree with them and why. To go directly there click HERE.

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