Agenda: Monday, November 30, 2009

Quote of the Day: "There is no medicine to cure hatred." ~ African Proverb

Learning Targets:
*Compare and Contrast the early African trading empires.
*How did African ancestry lineage occur? 
*What was the role and impact of slavery, women, and religion on early Africa?

1.  40 Inspirational Speeches in 2 Minutes. (5 min)
2.  Make up tests
3.  CNN Student News (15 min)
4.  Pass out Targets for Chapter 7, 11, 13.  Introduce Africa.  Notes and Discussion.

40 Inspirational Speeches in 2 Minutes:

CNN Student News:
November 30 - We're bringing you a lot of ups and downs on our first day back from Thanksgiving break: mixed retail reports from weekend shopping, debt dragging down a developer in the Middle East, a tree growing up before going up to the White House, and some students' efforts to hold down dozens of doughnuts in Illinois.
Discuss - Afghanistan Troop Increase?  What is Cyber monday?  

1 comment:

Tom Degan said...

Take this to the bank:

We will lose the war in Afghanistan. Every human being who is dying for this cause is dying in vain. England and Russia learned this lesson a long time ago. You would think....N­ever mind.

Suffice to say, I don't receive half the information Obama receives. I don't read all of (or any of) the Presidential Daily Briefings that are placed on his desk every morning. Maybe he knows something that I don't. I am not doubting that as a distinct possibility. But from where I sit it would seem to me that this president has failed to learn the historical lessons taught to us by the administrations of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Lyndon Baines Johnson - lessons involving bold action in times of economic crisis, and the utter folly of trying to win wars that cannot be won.

I want to believe in this guy but the sad fact of the matter is that I am quickly losing confidence in my president. Where the heck is all this change I could believe in? Are the Republicans still in charge? What gives?

Tom Degan