Today we watched a 45 minute History Channel video about that Salem witch trials and completed the study guide posted on The Crucible page. #27 of the guide was especially important as we added 6 different possible causes of the witch trials. We followed up the movie with a discussion about Joseph McCarthy and the 1950s. We watched a short 10 minute YouTube video about McCarthy and his downfall. On Monday we will be watching the 2005 film Good Night, and Good Luck which portrays Edward R. Murrow's helpful television appearances denouncing McCarthy.
Today we went back to the computer lab to add a blogging component to our websites. We will be using these blogs to write about the book that we are going to start reading called, Little Brother by Cory Doctrow. The book is available as a free ePub download. The link for the download can be located on the main page for Digital Citizenship. We went through and looked at the tools in iBooks and discussed how to take notes and mark pages. The first homework assignment will be to write a blog post about chapter 1. You should write a summary of the chapter, write what you liked AND what you didn't write, and include 3 important character quotes.