Great Day for Sachem! Start Discussing Research Papers!

6 Mar

Amazing news!

Today is teacher appreciation day, and our very own president of the United States has honored us! News of this was originally found at United Teachers Union.

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9th Grade:

Read this article and answer the following:

Define the following words:

  • Fabricate
  • Yellow Journalism
  • Objective
  • Partisan
  • Penchant
  • Confirmation Bias

Answer the following questions:

  • Has fake news existed in the past? What’s changed in recent years?
  • What is Yellow Journalism?
  • What can you do to distinguish fake news from real news?
  • Under the 1st Amendment, can social media companies censor what people post and see on their networks? Do you think this is good or bad?

12th Grade:

Mental Puzzle:

Can you figure out the rule?

Here are 3  numbers that follow my rule: 2, 4, 8

Your job is to suggest three numbers, and then I will tell you if it follows the rule or not.

Do this until you can guess what the rule is.

The Research Paper

We will begin discussing our research paper. The research paper counts as 20% of your 3rd quarter grade, as well as your midterm grade (5% of the year). In other words, it’s the largest assignment of the year.

Your job will be to analyze the authenticity of a conspiracy theory.  Here’s a short list that we will look at in class today.

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