Week of October 22, 2017
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Which Amendment protects your freedom of speech and religion?
Amendment 1
Amendment 3
Amendment 6
Which Olympic games utilized the first portable cameras?
Athens 1896
Paris 1924
London 1948

What subjects did Emily Dickinson write about?
Life, love and nature
Time and eternity
All of the above

Know Your Rights

Bill of RightsAs an American, you are entitled to certain rights. The Bill of Rights game, constitutioncenter.org/
, lets you explore Freeville and identify scenes that depict those rights. Did you know that the law protects your home from being searched unless there is reasonable cause? The government wants you to feel safe in your home. Have you ever heard your parents discuss protests? By law, people are allowed to demonstrate peacefully about issues important to them. This has happened throughout United States history. Print a copy of the Bill of Rights when you’re done.

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Verb Viper

Sports Photography

TennisHave you ever tried to take photographs at sporting events? Capturing movement is a process that took many decades to develop. Google Arts & Culture presents The Art of Sports Photography, tinyurl.com/y93pswqk, a series of sports photos with audio explaining the processes used to create them. The birth of sports photography is depicted with an 1843 photo of a tennis player posing in a studio. Examine the photograph and listen to the whole story. Dorando Pietri was the athlete in the “first great sports photograph!” Compare this image to modern-day photographs and see what improvements you can find.

Ready on the Go

Huckleberry FinnLit2Go, etc.usf.edu/lit2go, is a free collection of various genres of literature for you to access online or on your portable device. Many of the resources are available for download to PDF or audio. Let’s say your English teacher assigns “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.” If you download the audio file to your phone or tablet, you can listen to it in the car on the way to sports practice, while making an after-school snack or even outside. This makes it easy for you to complete your reading assignments when you have limited time after school. In addition to books and poetry, you will also find interesting files such as Here Be Dragons! in the Collections section.

Speak Out

How often do you read books or news articles online?

Speak Out Here!

How to Avoid Plagiarism

Sometimes when you read a source document such as an encyclopedia or online resource for an assignment, it can be difficult to put the facts in your own words. It always seems like the original author chose all of the best words to write the material.

However, you need to know that copying someone else’s words and presenting them as your own is plagiarism. This is a serious offense that is not tolerated in education or the workplace, so you should learn how to avoid it now.

A helpful tactic is to outline a source document as you read it. Limit yourself to three or four keywords to copy from each sentence – just enough to help you remember its main idea when you write your paper.

Once you have a paragraph outlined, put it in your own words without looking at the source document, and see if you can remember key details you wanted to include. This method takes practice, but once you master it, it will be easier to avoid using someone else’s words in your writing. To learn more, watch “Help Children Avoid Plagiarism” at tinyurl.com/yckxhzln.


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