Ninth Grade, Sixth Six Weeks
May 3 - June 16, 2000
English (World Lit.)      A
Geometry                  A
African History           A
Biology                   A
Spanish                   A
P.E.                      A
     Writing:  Wrote two short stories and a paper on narrative voice and narrative-voice location (Writing Strands) based on an O. Henry story
     World Literature: Sophie's World: A Novel about the History of Philosophy, by Jostein Gaardner, The Insidious Dr. Fu-Manchu, by Sax Roehmer, listened to A Tale of Two Cities, by Charles Dickens
Geometry - Sphere geometry, Saccheri quadrilateral, proofs using Lobachevskian geometry, Riemannian geometry, overview of geometric concepts
African History - Read Lincoln and Douglas: The Years of Decision, by Regina Kelly, wrote a report about Sudan
     Geography:  Drew African continent with countries from last six-weeks period plus Togo, Benin, Angola, Zaire, Egypt, and Sudan; found information about each country’s land, people, and history
Biology - Genetics, DNA, worldviews of Marxist/Leninists, secular humanists, cosmic humanists, and Christianity pertaining to biology, drew the five phases of mitosis, solved genetics problems, constructed a model 2-D DNA chain matching bases, showed RNA replication by splitting chain and matching bases of each half for two daughter cells
Spanish - Speaking drills, reading from Don Quixote in original language, Pedro, El Conejo, y Otros Cuentos, and a Spanish reader edited by Angel Flores
P.E. - Went to a tennis camp

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