Category Archives: LA 9

Poetry Contest for Grades 9 and 10

A while back I received the following invitation: “A Panacea of Poetry East Central is having a poetry contest! It will be positively poetic and panoptic! The first phase we undertook in Grades 9 and 10 was to explore Ladders … Continue reading

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Crossword Puzzle: “Who Am I?”

Create a “Who Am I?” crossword puzzle for your group/class. get every person’s name to fit somewhere get at least one descriptive adverb or adjective for each person in the group get at least one favorite activity listed for each … Continue reading

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What have the “Niners” to Show?

We asked ourselves these questions. We watched this film. We made many connections to the world here. We used this software. We wrote these.

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Better directions for In The News assignments for L.A. 9

Pick a question(s) from “The Human Condition” course focus questions. Read a news story(or 3-5 related stories) that in some way explore “The Human Condition.” (adding RSS widgets from is a great way to do this.) Write about the … Continue reading

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Why do we do what we do?

Monday evening, after the kids went to bed, I sat on the couch watching “Terminator” immersing myself in my weekly paranoia about machines one day bringing an end to humanity. The gist of this episode, like the films, put the … Continue reading

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LA 9 to Compare two films: Apples to Apples

I’d like some help considering what pair of films we ought to study in LA 9. Keeping in mind our course focus questions, what pair of films should we study in class? Why We Fight vs. The Atomic Cafe Artificial … Continue reading

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