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    Culminating Task Due 12/13 & Debate 12/18-12/20
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    and purposes.
    Culminating Tasks Due: 10/25/13
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  3. page Homework edited 11/18-11/22 Students must complete their notes regarding their NSA research. They should have 4 a…
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    Students must complete their notes regarding their NSA research. They should have 4 articles read and notated in their notebooks. The notes follow the following format:
    1. Title:
    Author:
    Site or Newspaper
    Achieve 3000 competition :
    Central Idea
    overall 3 highest scorers of Article:
    Author's Purpose of Article:
    the week 5/16 will receive pizza!
    Student Choice proposal due 5/15

    Some Resources to Use:
    Resources: http://www.pfdebate.com/teachingresources.html
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  4. page Debate Team edited November 6/13 MSQI Debate Update 3 more tournaments until the finals!!! We have a debate 1/14…
    November6/13
    MSQI
    Debate Update
    3 more tournaments until the finals!!! We have a debate 1/14 and one
    Championship!
    1. Time/Place - 8:30 - 4:00 at Teachers College Main Entrance - 525 W 120th St, New York, NY 10027. Enter
    on 1/11 a final one in February and then it's the finals! So for our debaters have shown improvement with their evidencenorth side of 120th St., mid-block between Broadway and writing but must improve their delivery.
    Resources for December Debate:
    https://nycdebate.app.box.com/s/vw2amyt9t1to7a8mtpaj
    Congrats
    Amsterdam.
    2. Resolution - Resolved: Kids should be allowed
    to our debatersparticipate on their first debate !!!!
    Although we did not place we gained fantastic experience and a wealth of knowledge!
    Our next tournament is 11/2/13
    Where: The Bronx School for Law, Government and Justice
    When: 9 AM - 4 PM
    What:
    Resolved: The benefits of domestic surveillance by the NSA outweigh the harms.
    reality TV shows? (WG Series 3, Week 14)
    Please contact Ms. Giblin if you are interested in participating !

    Link to Public Forum Topic Guides & Sample Cases - https://nycdebate.box.com/s/37whcmp15cm63r7x80be
    Public Forum Debate Articles & VideosResources: http://www.pfdebate.com/teachingresources.html
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  5. page home edited ... Welcome to debate and social studies. Announcements: Student Choice Debate! Due: 5/30 Stu…
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    Welcome to debate and social studies.
    Announcements:
    Student Choice Debate!
    Due: 5/30
    Students will complete a written debate on a topic of their choosing!
    This week, students will submit a proposal of the topic they want to argue and begin researching. We will research, organize, edit, revise and conference. Then, we will publish the writing. After the written piece is submitted we will work on presenting the argument using powerpoint or prezi.
    On going homework:
    ACHIEVE 3000!
    Who will win for the week of 5/16?? The overall 3 highest scorers of the 6th grade will receive PIZZA the following week :)

    6th graders:
    Harrison Bergeron argument due: 3/7/14
    The Veldt argument due: 3/28/14
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    or Dystopias.
    For links to the stories:
    Harrison Bergeron: http://wordfight.org/bnw/bnw-unit_packet.pdf
    The Veldt:
    http://www.d.umn.edu/~csigler/PDF%20files/bradbury_veldt.pd
    8th Graders:
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Thursday, February 27

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    Welcome to debate and social studies.
    Announcements:
    6th graders:
    Harrison Bergeron argument due: 3/7/14
    The Veldt argument due: 3/28/14
    We are arguing whether or not the societies in these stories are Utopias or Dystopias.
    For links to the stories:
    Harrison Bergeron: http://wordfight.org/bnw/bnw-unit_packet.pdf
    The Veldt:
    http://www.d.umn.edu/~csigler/PDF%20files/bradbury_veldt.pd

    8th Graders:
    Short story analysis & creative writing due 1/31
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Tuesday, January 21

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    Welcome to debate and social studies.
    Announcements:
    Our next8th Graders:
    Short story analysis & creative writing due 1/31
    6th Graders:
    Snow Day Argument & Student Choice Argument Due 1/31
    Students may access materials on Achieve3000.com
    Upcoming Tournaments:
    2/8 & 4/5
    2/8 may either be a
    debate tournament 12/14 at ICE ! The topic is: Immigration reform should allow(E 15th Street) or a pathway for citizenship for current illegal immigrants livingStory Telling competition....more news on that soon!
    If more students are interested
    in the United States.
    Our in Class Debate: The benefits of the NSA outweigh the harms. This debate
    story telling we will happen 12/18-12/20. The written piece is due 12/13.
    First
    attend that competition
    4/5 Last MSQI
    debate of the season: 10/12
    Second debate : 11/2
    at ICE
    Check the calendar for dates below:
    http://www.nycudl.org/#!middle-school-calendar/cac7
    Culminating Task due for all students: 10/25
    6th Graders are debating whether or not people should be able to rent pets.
    8th Graders must write a muckraking article on an issue of their choice.

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Monday, November 18

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    Culminating Task Due 12/13 & Debate 12/18-12/20
    After reviewing the last unit is clear that more time needs to be spent on reading non fiction and identifying authors' claims and purposes.

    Culminating Tasks Due: 10/25/13
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