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WS1, week 10, June 23rd, 2017

Homework

  • chapter 8 MCQs: download it here MN_MCQ_ch8
  • chapter 7 summary
  • Read a fairy story, and write a paragraph about what makes a fairy story
    • what are the characteristics of a fairy story ?
    • what makes it different from other stories?

Today’s class

  1. Checked answers to chapters 6 and 7 MCQs.
  2. Summary of chapter 7

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AS1: week 10, June 23rd, 2017

Homework

  • Write a written version of your presentation
    • use only 1 or 2 graphics from your original presentation
    • email it to me as an attached document (.doc or .docx or .rtf or .odt) by noon Thursday June 29th.
    • Email subject: AS1 Report Your Name
      • File name: AS1_Report1_Your Name
    • Your report should have 3 paragraphs:
      1. details of the book or movie (date of publicaton or release, title, author or director, etc)
      2. a short summary of the story and what kind of movie or story it is (thriller, romance, drama, etc).
      3. what you learned about Britain from this movie or book. You may have to do a little research for background information.

Today’s class

  1. Review of chapter 3.
  2. Chapter 4 – in groups of 3 students, each group study and report on a section of the chapter.
  3. Which of these people (in chapter 4) has influenced you living in modern Japan? How (in what way have they influenced your life)?

AS2, week 10, December 2nd, 2016

Homework

Prepare your presentation (those students who did not present today).

Today’s class

Presentations by

  1. Tanigawa – California Gold Rush
  2. Kono – Times Square
  3. Yamagami – Mark Twain
  4. Noma – Greenwich Village
  5. Sakai – Prohibition
  6. Tani – Meryl Streep
  7. Furukawa – Statue of Liberty
  8. Yamaoka – Harlem
  9. Seto – Edith Wharton
  10. Otake – Golden Gate Bridge
  11. Adachi – Brooklyn Bridge
  12. Kano – Garment District (NY)
  13. Higashiguchi – Golden Gate Bridge

By the way, I’m selling some books in Japanese  very cheaply, including translations of “Tom Sawyer” and Huckleberry Finn”. Some books are just  one yen! If you want to buy one, send me an email.

WS1, week 10, June 24th, 2016

Makeup announcement

Makeup class will be held on Saturday July 2nd, same room as usual, same time as usual.

Homework

  • Read chapter 8 of “The Magician’s Nephew”.
  • Write the title and main idea of chapter 8 in one or two sentences.
  • Prepare your movie presentation
  • Here is the presentation schedule as of Friday June 3rd: WS1_Presentation_Schedule
  • Using your notes from today’s presentations on ““Lord of the Rings: the Two Towers”, write a short paragraph (4~6 sentences)  . You may need to do a little research before you write.
  • Choose another book from the Easy Reading list, borrow it from the library and start reading. (Download the list here:  AS1_Easy_reading_library_list
    • Challenge – 15 books this semester!

Today’s class

  1. Presentation on “Lord of the Rings part 2”.
    1. Write some notes about the presentation content
    2. Give some written feedback to the presenters.
  2. Checked answers to MCQ chapter 7.
  3. Topics, main ideas, supporting details.
    1. Discussed the key words and wrote the main idea sentences for the first few paragraphs of chapter 7.
    2. Example movie: “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone”.
      1. Key words –
        • Harry Potter, magic powers
        • starts studying at the school of wizards
        • makes friends
        • fights enemies
      2. Main idea – “Harry Potter, a boy with magical powers, starts studying at a wizards’ school, where he makes 2 good friends who help him fight against evil enemies.”

AS1, week 10, June 24th, 2016

Makeup announcement

Makeup class will be held on Saturday July 2nd, same room as usual, same time as usual.

Homework

  • Using your notes write a short paragraph about today’s  3 presentations. You may need to do a little research before you write.
  • Write the main idea (in 1 sentence) of paragraph 2 of “The Normans” on page. 21.
  • Choose another book from the Easy Reading list, borrow it from the library and start reading. (Download the list here:  AS1_Easy_reading_library_list
  • Read the textbook chapter 2, all of it, again.
  • Prepare your presentation. Download the latest presentation schedule here: AS1_Presentation_Schedule_june24

Today’s class

  1. Presentations about “Four Weddings and a Funeral”, “Great Expectations” and “Jane Eyre”.
  2. Find the topic and main idea for the first paragraph of p. 21 of the textbook:
    1. topic – Harold and William (or King of English and Duke of Normandy)
    2. Key words – 1066, Saxon King Harold (died in battle), Duke William of Normandy, great battle of Hastings.
    3. Main idea – In 1066, Duke William of Normandy killed Saxon king Harold at the Battle of Hastings and became the first Norman King of England.

WS2, week 10, December 4th, 2015

Homework

  • Prepare your presentation.
  • See the schedule here: WS2_Presentation_Schedule
  • See the list of topics here: TMN_Essay_topics_for_22ss
  • Next week’s presentations by Ms. Kim, Kasshiwagi, Inui.
  • Easy reading: read an easy reading book from the “Easy Reading” section of the library.
  • Record the details on your “ Reading List”. Include the following items:
  • Title, author, level, genre, comment

Today’s class

  1. Presentations by
    1. Ms. Matsumoto – Her original world and how it is different from and similar to our world.
    2. Ms. Machii – examples of anthesis of life and death in TMN
    3. Ms. Miyazaki – one of Digory’s conflicts with another character in TMN.

AS2, week 10, December 4th, 2015

Homework

  • Choose a US history topic for your presentation.
  • Textbook: Read “The Trail of Tears” p. 39 and “Cotton is King” p. 40 and answer the  comprehension questions on p. 41
  • Read “Henry David Thoreau” p. 47 and write a paragraph about him.
  • Review the 4th amendment in the Bill of Rights. Please bring the complete text in both English and Japanese to the next class.
  •  Ms. Ohashi, Oya, Tanaka, Tanigawa, Toshikawa and Yamaguch please prepare your presentations for next time (Dec. 11th).
  • Presentation topics:
    • This semester, you can freely choose any topic of U.S. history that you like.
    • I suggest you choose a person or a group of people as the main point of your presentation.
    • In addition, you may choose any topic in the textbook, any U.S.A. history-related book that you have read, or any movie from the movie list that you have seen.
  • Here is the updated presentation schedule:  AS2_Presentation_Schedule (updated Dec. 4th)
  • Read an easy reading  book about US history. Note the title, author, level, period of history.
    • Keep your list on one sheet of paper.
  • Find one of the movies on the movie list. Watch the movie.

Today’s class

  1. Presentations by:
    1. Ms. Okada – Gone with the Wind
    2. Ms. Saga – Thomas Edison
    3. Ms. Sakurai – M&Ms
    4. Ms. Horie – John F. Kenney
    5. Ms. Izumi – A history of music in the USA.

AS1, week 10, June 19th, 2015

Homework:

Prepare your presentation. Updated presentation schedule is here: ACADEMIC SKILLS 1 PRESENTATION SCHEDULE  Review these pages in the textbook for next week’s presentations:

  1. Makiyama – Queen Victoria (pp.144-5)
  2. Ohashi – Nelson and Trafalgar (pp 125-8)
  3. Tanigawa – British Empire, esp. Zulu wars (pp. 146)
  4. Oya – Stanley & Livingstone, Dickens, Darwin (pp. 145, 155)

Today’s class:

Presentations by

  1. Henry VII (pp. 67-8) – Horie
  2. Henry VIII , especially the Reformation (pp. 68-70) – Irie M.
  3. Mary, Queen of Scots (pp. 77-8) – Ishida
  4. Queen Elizabeth I (especially the Spanish Armada p. 73-4), Sir Francis Drake (pp. 73-4) and Language & Culture (p. 85) – Ito

Today’s short essay question:

What did Henry VII do to make England rich?

Was Queen Elizabeth a good or a bad queen? Explain.