Two Word Tuesday; Great Depression; Technology’s Effect On Our Relationships

5 Dec

9th Grade:

Two Word Tuesday

Undermine:  (Verb) damage or weaken (someone or something), especially gradually or insidiously.

Sentence: “This could undermine years of hard work”
synonyms: subvert, undercut, sabotage, threaten, weaken, compromise,  ruin, damage, hurt,

Apathy: (noun) lack of interest, enthusiasm, or concern.
Sentence: “The quadratic formula caused widespread apathy among students”
synonyms: indifference, lack of interest, lack of enthusiasm, lack of concern, unconcern, uninterestedness, unresponsiveness,

Of Mice and Men Time Period

Notes on Of Mice and Men Time Period of-mice-and-men-time-period

12th Grade:

Two Word Tuesday

Idyllic: (ADJ) (especially of a time or place) extremely happy, peaceful, or picturesque.
“an attractive hotel in an idyllic setting”
synonyms: perfect, wonderful, blissful, halcyon, happy;

ideal, idealized;
heavenly,

Juxtapose: (Verb) place or deal with close together for contrasting effect.

“black-and-white photos of slums were starkly juxtaposed with color images”
synonyms: place side by side, compare different things,

Today we are more connected than ever. But at the same time, it can be harder to actually be in the moment with another person as our phones constantly hunt for our attention. Are you excited for the future of technology or does it worry you? How will this affect human interaction, better or worse?

Listen to this podcast to help answer the question:

https://www.wnyc.org/widgets/ondemand_player/wnyc/#file=/audio/json/799372/&share=1

 

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