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WORD GENERATION

The Word Generation vocabulary program deals with a new topic each week. Student are exposed to vocabulary words for the week and an article with discussion in English/LA class. On Friday the students write about the topic in English/LA. The Library is covered in word signs every week. On the Word Generation page (part of the Library page navigation) each week there will be tools to support this program:

  • an audio Voki speaking the words and discussion questions
  • the words listed with definition links and also put into a visual Wordle
  • a poll students can take to express their opinion of which debate choice they support or write their own

 WEEK 9:  SHOULD THE U.S. SUPPORT THE DEVELOPMENT OF MORE BIOTECHNOLOGY TO GENETICALLY MODIFY FOOD?

consequence   |  undernourish    | extract   |  modify  |  DNA

 

DEBATING THE ISSUES: WHAT IS YOUR OPINION?

VOTE ON YOUR CHOICE EACH WEEK; IT WILL STAY UP FOR ONE WEEK.

Wordle: Word Generation 3.09

SOURCE REFERENCES

Burros, M. (1997, May 21). Eating well. The New York Times. Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com/1997/06/04/garden/eating-well.html

Gates, Bill. (2000 June) Will Frankenfood Feed The World? Time. Retrieved from http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,997266,00.html.

Pusztai, A. (2001, June) Genetically modified foods: are they a risk to human/animal health? Retrieved June 24, 2008 from http://www.actionbioscience.org/biotech/pusztai.html

Roosevel, M. (2000, July 31) Taking it to main street. Time. Retrieved from http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,997621,00.html

OTHER RESOURCES

Josse's Blog (2008, May 12) EC sounds alarm bells of GM crops. Retrieved August 18, 2008, from http://www.greenpeace.org.uk/blog/gm/ec-sounds-alarm-bells-over-gm-crops20080512

Greenpeace website (UK) http://www.greenpeace.org.uk

McWilliams, J. E. (2008, February 5). Food politics, half baked. The New York Times. Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/05/opinion/05mcwilliams.html

 

 WEEK 10:  CONSIDERING THE POSSIBLE BENEFITS AND RISKS, IS BECOMING A VEGETARIAN A SMART DECISION?

 export |   symbolic    |  domestic   |  integrate  |  efficient

 

DEBATING THE ISSUES: WHAT IS YOUR OPINION?

VOTE ON YOUR CHOICE EACH WEEK; IT WILL STAY UP FOR ONE WEEK.

Wordle: Word Generation 3.10

SOURCE REFERENCES

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Vegetarian Diets (http://www.eatright.org/About/Content.aspx?id=8357&terms=vegetarian%20diets) Volume 109, Issue 7, Pages 1266-1282 (July 2009)

Bittman, Mark. Rethinking the meat-guzzler . January 27, 2008. (http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/27/weekinreview/27bittman.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0) The New York Times.

U.S. Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service. U.S. Beef and cattle industry: statistics and information  (http://www.ers.usda.gov/topics/animal-products/cattle-beef/statistics-information.aspx) October 26, 2012

Richard Corliss. Should we all be vegetarians?    (http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1002888,00.html) This article covers both sides of the argument.

Revkin, Andrew. Can People Have Meat and a Planet, Too?  (http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/04/11/can-people-have-meat-and-a-planet-too/). April 11, 2008.The New York Times. Opinion piece on manufactured meat.

Sayre, C. Low-carb really can be heart healthy. (http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1558294,00.html) November 12, 2006. The New York Times. This is a short article that links lower risks of heart disease with vegetarianism in women.

Extra information for teachers: Eating meat is a very efficient way to get nutrients. Most Americans eat about 75 grams of animal protein per day. This is twice as much meat as people in other countries. It is also more than twice the government recommendation for annual protein.

WEEK 11: IS AN EXTENDED SCHOOL DAY THE RIGHT CHOICE FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS?

 

extend   |  radical    |  crucial |  attain  |  initiative

 

DEBATING THE ISSUES: WHAT IS YOUR OPINION?

VOTE ON YOUR CHOICE EACH WEEK; IT WILL STAY UP FOR ONE WEEK.

Wordle: Word Generation 3.11

SOURCE REFERENCES

 

 WEEK 12:  SHOULD SINGLE-GENDER EDUCATION BE AN OPTION FOR FAMILIES OR SHOULD ALL PUBLIC SCHOOLS BE CO-ED?

gender  |   comprise   |  adapt  |  conduct  |  paradigm

 

DEBATING THE ISSUES: WHAT IS YOUR OPINION? 

VOTE ON YOUR CHOICE EACH WEEK; IT WILL STAY UP FOR ONE WEEK.

Wordle: Word Generation 12

SOURCE REFERENCES

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Wordle: Wordle 1-24

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