Daily Archives: February 13, 2020

Friday 14 February

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Check out this fun map of birthplaces of 50 famous African Americans.

Alice Ball

“Alice Augusta Ball was an African American chemist who developed the first successful treatment for those suffering from Hansen’s disease (leprosy). Ball was also the very first African American and the first woman to graduate with a M.S. degree in chemistry from the College of Hawaii (now known as the University of Hawaii). Tragically, Ball died at the young age of 24. During her brief lifetime, she did not get to see the full impact of her discovery. It was not until years after her death that Ball got the proper credit she deserved.”

Worthen, Meredith. “Alice Ball.”, A&E Networks Television, 15 Jan. 2020,

Finish up Friday!

English 9H– Finish up and turn in FW#18. You can also use this small chunk of time to work on your research. We will finish up “The Swimmer” discussion on Tuesday.

English 9 SWS– Finish up Country Project. Finish up and turn in FW#18.

AP Lang– FD Argument Analysis. James will tell us about “Axis Shenanigans”.

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Thursday 13 February

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Neil deGrasse Tyson

“In addition to his work at the planetarium, Tyson has found other ways of improving the nation’s scientific literacy. “One of my goals is to bring the universe down to Earth in a way that further excites the audience to want more,” he once said. Tyson has taken his message to the airwaves, serving as the host of NOVA ScienceNow documentary series from 2006 to 2011. In addition to breaking down barriers between scientists and the general public, Tyson has brought diversity to astrophysics. He is one of the few African Americans in his field.”

“Neil DeGrasse Tyson.”, A&E Networks Television, 22 Jan. 2020,

English 9H- “The Swimmer”- Use the grid posted in Classroom for taking notes.

English 9 SWS– Need to finish and turn in the Country Project by tomorrow afternoon. Use the checklist in the assignment doc to be sure you have everything done. You need to have a citation on every slide showing what source you got the information from. Also, you need to have the information in your own words, NOT copied directly from the website.

AP Lang– HOPE presentation. FD of argument analysis due tomorrow. And tomorrow James will talk about “Axis Shenanigans”.

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