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10 Masterpieces of Baroque Architecture

10 Masterpieces of Baroque Architecture
Women in Architecture have to work 10 times harder, but there is still hope for the future.  A student of mine chose this article to study and you might want to too!

Who finally finished the San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane?
Why is St. Peter's 
What was the original function of the Les Invalides? 
What is it being used as now? 
How long was St. Peter's Cathedral the tallest building in London?
Why did UNESCO World Heritage Sites designate the The Zacatecas Cathedral?
Which site is the most beautiful? 
Why is it important to study the Baroque period? 
Why is was it difficult to restore Baroque buildings after fires? 
Who finally built the facade of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela?

Key terms
leading  - one of the most important people 
 facade - the part that faces the street

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lesson Plan pages 6-7

To Kill a Mockingbird takes place in Alabama,  The father Atticus was elected to the State Legislature.  This affects his status in Maycomb.  but how much real power does he really have?

Key Terms: ran in her family tyrannical epic squinted 
Questions to think about during the book:  Who is high status?  Who is low status? Who are the whites?  Who are the blacks?  Who is rich and who is poor?
How does these characteristics affect the people and how they act and react? 
Homework:  Describe the relationship between Calpurnia and the author, and the relationship between Atticus and the author.  

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Lesson Plan pages 22-31

Hagrid's Hankerchief!  Ten years have passed since we saw Harry dropped off at his Aunt's and Uncle's house. 
Lets read to find out what type of childhood Harry had. 
Key Terms  shrill - very high and annoying demanded  asking strongly cupboard - a place for storing dishes knobbly - knees bigger than they should be  punched   hit meanwhile  - at the same time tantrum - starts to scream and yell a lot  unwrap wrap means to cover up with pretty paper  un means the opposite ruins - destroyed wailed - scream loudly spoil - something went bad shrunk - gotten smaller because of too hot water mustache - hair on the upper lip of a grown man
Pronunciation   fateful  fate ful   sign long I demanded de man ded hid den short I wanted  want ted involved say d clearly  bacon long a   hair  haire  direction dir reck shun cabbage cab je  scrawny too thin scissors  sis zors  
Why do we fast forward 10 years?  What were our expectations about Harry's childhood?  Were you surp…

To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee Lesson plan pages 3-6

To Kill a Mockingbird is one of the classics of our time.  It tells us our story, the story of growing up, racism in the American South.

In this series we will read together this wonderful novel, explore it's issues

Key Terms

sweltering - too hot to move
 Mule  - cross between a horse and a donkey
 talcum powder
ambled - to walk very slowly
 shuffled the feet can't even raise the feet from the ground
vague   not defined very well
 optimism - the belief that things will get better

 residential res I den chul

Which terms does the author use to describe the summer in Maycomb?
How do we feel when it is raining?
What do the words "Nothing to fear but fear itself mean?
How does it feel to live in Maycomb town?
Would you like to live there?

 Homework:  Write about the environment of Maycomb town.  The weather, the attitude of the people.