Direct Instruction: Life during the early part of the twentieth century was marked by tremendous change—political, social, psychological, and spiritual. Each decade seemed to bring a new upheaval, and each upheaval required a new adjustment in attitude. These changes were reflected in a new period in American literature, called modernism. Thursday, May 31, 2012 (45 minutes) Winter Dreams – F. Scott Fitzgerald Have you ever met someone and thought, “That’s the person I am going to marry”? If you have had this thought—or if you ever do someday—you might find yourself facing the same kinds of problems that Dexter Green faces. In fiction as well as in life, what individuas hope and long for is not always what they get. You can access the story through the link on the ATAMS site. Collaborative Station: I will be checking on your groups after the first twenty minutes of Collaborative group work. Tuesday, May 29 and Thursday, May 31 “The Decade That Was” Poster Assignment Write a description of a recent decade you know well (mainly, the first ten years of the 21st century). Be sure to describe the following aspects of life in your decade: fashions, gender issues, popular entertainment (movies, music, cartoons); social and philosophical attitudes; and trends, or fads. DUE: THURSDAY, MAY 31 If you’re done early, begin working on the Winter Dreams Packet which is due Next Wednesday. Individual Instruction Tuesday, May 29, 2012 Achieve3000 (25 minutes) Looking for Food Mosqutos are a bothersome menace. IN the Netherlands, scientists are attempting to find out why mosquitos are attacking people more frequently than ever before. Have the mosquitos acquired a preference for human blood?! That’s all we need—small vampires. Read the article and complete all four steps. Wednesday, May 30, 2012 Achieve 3000 (25 minutes) Achieve 3000 – Gas Prices -Back in 1996, when I was a senior in high school, gas prices were around $1.25 a gallon. Sadly, gas prices in California are easily over $4 a gallon and show no signs of coming down in price due to high demand or crude oil. Today’s article focuses on the impact high gas prices have had on families and what causes the price of gas to go so high. Looks like I’m purchasing a hybrid car. Thursday, May 31,, 2012 Achieve 3000 (25 minutes) Wearing Red for Hearts Celebrities such as Christie Brinkley and Jenna Elfman take part in a charity event to raise awarness and funds for heart disease—which happe s to be the number one killer of women in the United States (432,000 women die of heart disease each year).