Students have been working on their creative war stories, which is due today by 3 pm. Next week they will submit their propaganda poster with an explanation (note that this has been changed from PEEL to informative paragraph) on Tuesday or Wednesday before Spring Break. They have to include the following information on their paragraph: what group made the poster: who is the target audience; what is the message; and the propaganda techniques that were used and evidence of how they were used in the poster.
This week in Social Studies students have been finishing up the research for their political party speeches and worked on finding solutions to issues in the Philippines. Students will now use that research to draft their speeches that are due this Sunday March 20. The written speech needs to have citations. Next week students will create a political party slogan and poster. Please see last week’s post for samples of the speech and template to help in writing it. The speech needs to be two to four minutes long. Here is the rubric for this performance task.
The students have continued their modified Free Fall investigations and have explored the concept of Work. Work=Force x Distance.
Next week, they will continue their investigation on work and will then go on to the types of energy and energy transformations.
Gr. 8 have just finished their quiz on Algebra and have started learning about functions and linear equations and will begin to work on understanding the y-intercept formula of y=mx+b. Class notes on Linear Functions. Homework this week is to complete the myimaths.com assignment which is called Functions 1. This is due next week.
Here’s a video on graphing using x and y intercepts.
Some more videos are available from Khan Academy website.