And we’re back!


We’re back from DC!

First, let’s take a few minutes to provide our feedback on the DC trip. Complete the survey Taft posted on myUSM.

For English…

Today, we begin our deep dive into To Kill a Mockingbird!

For those of us who have not done so, we will work on choosing our Power Passages and Power Lines.

Click here for a few sample Power Passages selected by students in case you need some inspiration!

Then, we’ll begin our Close Reading and Analysis of Power Passages and Power Lines. We’ll handwrite our work; I have copies of the handout in my classroom, but you can also print it from GoogleDocs.

We will also study for our upcoming vocabulary test! Remember, it covers Lists #4, 5, and 6. You can find all the lists on the vocabulary page.

Don’t forget our newly added word: COMPLICITY.

COMPLICITY – noun (complicit = adjective form)

the state of being involved with others in an illegal activity or wrongdoing

As we learned from “Some Were Neighbors — Collaboration and Complicity in the Holocaust” at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, those who did not actively prevent the persecution of Jewish people were complicit with the Nazi Party.

For History…

Explore Life on the WWI Home Front with the handout and the resources on Taft’s website (which can also be found on myUSM).