Breadth Section of the Portfolio
Students are working on individual projects:
Santiago, Moe and Aisleen are working on their Phobia Project.
Jose Manuel is working on his Water-color Animal Portrait.
Laura will be working with oil paintings as a medium.
Recent AP students’ work
We will have an assessment on Tuesday, February 6. The assessment will cover:
- The thought experiment of the Ship of Theseus – What is the source of identity?
- The concept of identity “the relation that a thing bears only to itself”. If any two things are identical if and only if they share all the same properties (Leibniz), then what does that suggest about our own identity?
- What the difference is between essential properties and accidental properties and how that connects to the concept of identity.
- The (fruitless?) quest for meaning in our lives – What is nihilism and how does it relate to existentialism?
- Our discussion of Jean Paul Sartre and his question of whether existence precedes essence. Do we really have to write our own essence? Sartre suggests that we have to embrace absurdity (the search for answers in an answerless world) and that this is the only way to authentically discover who we are.
- Why does Sartre reject the notion that we can find answers to these kinds of questions from authority figures?
- Is it epistemically irresponsible (immoral?) to believe in God. You should be familiar with the arguments of W.K. Clifford and William James.
- What is Pascal’s wager?
- Where does personal identity come from? Contrast the body theory with the memory theory. Why did everyone in class (both periods) agree on what the “right” answer should be for the “mad scientists switches peoples’ brains” thought experiment?
- What does the shifting sense of personal identity suggest about our obligations to others?
- You should be aware of the different perspectives on personhood. What does it mean to be a person (a being worthy of moral consideration)? You should be familiar with the genetic criterion, the cognitive criteria (Mary Anne Warren), and the social criterion. You should be able to point out examples of something that is/isn’t covered by each that would cause one to question how useful that criterion/set of criteria is/are.
Coming out of the assessment we will start to link up ideas of identity and personhood with the broader topic of ethics.
Lunes 5: Iniciaremos con el examen de práctica de APRENDA.
martes 6: Examen de vocabulario.
miércoles 7: Examen de comprensión.
jueves 8: Examen de ortografía.
viernes 9: Entregarán los resúmenes de los primeros cinco capítulos del libro seleccionado. Recuerden agregar vocabulario, personajes y escenarios.
lunes 12: Examen de lenguaje.
Profesora Jazmín Avilez
Breadth Section of the Portfolio
Students will continue to work on their individual projects. Students who had to turn in their projects today will be graded accordingly.
World Literature. This week we will continue to read Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. At this point, Victor has created his monster and we will be discussing the relationship that our creator, Victor, has with his creation, the monster. We will discuss the ethics and morality of creating a “human” type creature in relation to the text. Students will have an exam on chapters 3-8 on Thursday, February 1.
Monday Homework: Chapter 6
Tuesday Homework: Chapter 7-8
Thursday Homework: Chapters 9-11
Friday Homework: Chapter 12
AP Literature and Composition. This is our last week reading Hamlet by Shakespeare. This week, we will focus on the poetic device iambic pentameter, the theme of revenge, the literary tool deus ex machina and the language of flowers, which was common in the time of Shakespeare.
Monday Homework: Write your own sonnet / Act 4, Scene 5
Tuesday Homework: Short writing response / Act 4, Scene 6-7
Wednesday Homework: Short writing response / Act 5, Scene 1
Thursday Homework: Act 5 / Scene 2
During this week, the students will work on developing the following fundamental skills of SOCCER: passing, dribbling, shooting and goalkeeping. Students will put this knowledge to test in games.
Required Materials for Class: Tennis shoes, water bottle and appropriate clothing.
Optional Materials for Class: Bug spray, hat and sunscreen.
|PLEASE TAKE NOTE: To participate in class activities and receive full credit for the class, students need to wear appropriate clothing for P.E. class.
|GOALS: We will use the word RESPECT to set the main goals for the year.
Right to Learn – Every child has this right to be educated!
Effort – Win or lose, trying is the most important trait.
Safety – The number one priority each day!
Purpose – Understanding how the activity can benefit you.
Enthusiasm – Positive energy creates a positive environment!
Challenge – Challenge yourself to improve each day.
Trust/Teamwork – Work with and trust others, the result can be amazing!
|REMINDER: I would like to remind you that all students need to be dressed appropriately for the days that they have P.E. class. Students should refrain from using the following:
– Dresses for the girls
– Jeans (shorts or pants)
Candy, food, and/or gum – out of sight, out of mind!
Remain in supervised areas all the time!