NO SNOW DAY TODAY :( We started off with "Hello Class!" "Hello Smith!" though. We went over the SAT 8 exercises. The ones we went over were:
1. martinet, censured
3. third blank: carcinogen
2. proceed, succeed
3. translation, across
Exercise 5: Critical Reading
1. B: affirmative
2. B: autonomous administration
3. C: charter schools challenge both average and above-average students.
9. B: properly distributing state funds
10. B: passage 1 has a confident tone, while passage 2 is uncertain.
After SAT questions, we discussed some background information on Inherit the Wind. At the time it was illegal to teach evolution in public schools because of the Butler Act of 1925. Some background information to know consists of:
1925 Reality: In the Play:
Town: Dayton, TN Hillsboro/small town (not too long ago)
Prosecutor: William Jennings Bryan Matthew Harrison Brady
Defense: Clarence Darrow Henry Drummond
Defendant: John Scopes Bertram Cates
Reporter: H.L. Mencken E.K. Hornbeck
We then acted out the first act of Inherit the Wind.
Homework is SAT 8, exercises, This I Believe essays due next Wed and paper redos due by Friday.