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Thursday, February 19, 2009

The United States and the World

Hello 8th graders,
Please come prepared to class on Tuesday by copying these notes for lesson 3. Enjoy your 4 day weekend.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Persuasive vocabulary words

Directions: Define the 10 persuasive vocabulary words. Once you have defined the terms, write a sentence for each key term.

Persuasion: To accept a point of view by means of argument and/or reasoning.
Evidence: A thing or things helpful in forming a conclusion or judgment.
Audience: The spectators or listeners assembled at a performance.
Convey: To communicate or make known.
Detail: An isolated fact that is considered separately from the whole.
Reason: A justification (To demonstrate or prove to be just, right, or valid) for something existing or happening.
Argument: A course of reasoning aimed at demonstrating truth or falsehood.
Example: One that is representative of a group as a whole
Convince: To bring by the use of argument or evidence to firm belief or a course of action.
Fact: A piece of information about circumstances that exist or events that have occurred.
Opinion: A belief or conclusion held with confidence but not substantiated (To support with proof or evidence) by positive knowledge or proof.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Japan: Notes

1- Chapter 9 overview pg 113
2 - Chapter 9 lesson 1 - notes
3 - chapter 9 lesson 1 wkbk pages
preview pg 114
reading strategy pg 115
4- chapter 9 lesson 1 textbook questions
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lesson review #1, 3, 4
5- chapter 9 lesson 2 wiki notes
6- chapter 9 lesson 2 wkbk pages (Due 2-17-09)
preview pg 118
reading strategy 119
7- chapter 9 lesson 2 textbook pages (Due 2-18-09)
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lesson review # 1-4
8 - chapter 9 less 3 wkbk pages (2-24-09)
9 - chapter 9 less 3 textbook
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lesson review #1-4 (Due 2-25-09)