The What If assignment will have the following effects grading:
- Do the assignment, replace either missing work or lowest assignment
- Do the assignment and a video of you dramatically reading the letter, replace lowest project grade.
- Do the assignment (two letters), dramatic reading of both letters with you and a family member, replace lowest quiz score.
***As students and parents know, I use weighted categories for an overall grade. Because of the shift into online learning & difference in instruction for this quarter, I will be using the point system, not the weighted grade system. This will be easier for students (and myself).***
"To be hopeful in bad times is based on the fact that human history is not only of cruelty, but also of compassion, sacrifice, courage, kindness. If we see only the worst, it destroys our capacity to do something. If we remember those times and places where people have behaved magnificently, this gives us the energy to act. And if we do act, in however small a way, we don’t have to wait for some grand Utopian future. The future is an infinite succession of presents, and to live now as we think human beings should live, in defiance of all that is bad around us, is itself a marvelous victory."
Prof. Howard Zinn, Boston University.
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