Activities and Questions based on the Jan. 27, 2024 – Feb. 1, 2024 issue
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This guide is based on the newest Florida Standards for grade school through high school.
History activity for High School: (SS.912.A.7.6) Assess key figures and organizations in shaping the Civil Rights Movement and Black Power Movement.
Read the article on pages A-1 and A-3 about the two activities honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Write a 450-word essay highlighting the accomplishments of prominent Civil Rights leaders like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Rosa Parks. Use at least two sources for your information.
Civics & Government activity for High School: (SS.912.CG.4) Demonstrate an understanding of contemporary issues in world affairs and evaluate the role and impact of U.S. foreign policy.
Read the article on page A2 about the presentation at Temple Beth David. Then, write an essay of 400 words or more about the current Israeli-Palestinian war. Discuss how the conflict started (not just the event on Oc.7, 2023) but events leading up to that on both sides. Answer the following question: If you were President of the U.S., what action would you advocate to stop the conflict?
Vocabulary activity for Middle School: (ELA.6.V.1.3) Use context clues, figurative language, word relationships, reference materials, and/or background knowledge to determine the meaning of multiple-meaning and unknown words and phrases, appropriate to grade level.
Read the article on pg. B-1 Define the following words or phrases as they are used in the article by using the context of the word, if possible. Also, write down what part of speech each word is. Then, write a story or non-fiction essay of at least 300 words using at least five of the words below. Extra points if you use more than five.
aspect (the word in the article is “aspects)
Extra Credit Assignment: Use a different form of each of the words in a sentence and tell what part of speech the new word is. For example, if the word in the article is “haunted” you could change it to “haunt” and use that word in a sentence.
Math activity for Middle School: (MA.K12.MTR.7.1) Apply mathematics to real-world contexts.
Study the following advertisements and then do the calculations for those ads: Shuayb Dental (pg. A-3); Craig W. Krueger Air Conditioning (A-4); Vans, Cars & Trucks (pg. A4); Plant Lives Matter (pg. A-5); Stage West (pg. B-2.)
What is the perimeter of Dr. Shuayb’s ad in inches? Then convert that measurement to centimeters.
What is the area of the Plant Lives Matter ad? Convert that measurement to centimeters.
What is the difference between the area of Shuyab Dental and the area of Stage West’s ad? Give the answer in inches and then convert to centimeters.
What is the perimeter of the Vans, Cars & Trucks ad in centimeters? Convert that measurement to inches.
If you add the perimeters of the Plant Lives Matter ad and the perimeter of Krueger Air Conditioning, what would be the total in inches and in centimeters?
What is the difference between the perimeter of Stage West’s ad and the perimeter of Krueger Air Conditioning’s ad?
Comprehension activity for Elementary School: (ELA.2.R.3.2) Retell a text to enhance comprehension. Use the central idea and relevant details for an informational text.
Read the article on page B-1 and B 12 about the play “The Wizard of Oz.” Then, retell the article in your own words, focusing on the central idea of the article. Include at least four pieces of important information from the article. Your essay should be at least 300 words.
Composition activity for Elementary School: (ELA.3.C.1.4) Write expository texts about a topic, using one or more sources, providing an introduction, facts and details, some elaboration, transitions, and a conclusion.)
Read the article on page B-4 entitled “The Healing Power of Service Dogs.” Then, write an essay of at least 300 words about ways in which dogs have helped humans through the ages. Use at least two sources for your information and write down the title of the source and where you got the information. (For example: “Dog Heroes” book by Mary Pope Osborn)
Anyone wishing to submit any of your compositions from this week to the newspaper for us to consider publishing, please email [email protected]. Be sure and include your name, age, grade level and school that you attend.