Week 12: November 12 to 18, 2018




The Week's Schedule of Work and Activities

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Monday, November 12, 2018 / Memorial Day


No Classes Today


Tuesday, November 13, 2018 / Regular Schedule


Classical Tuesday:  Johann Strauss II (1825-1899) / The Blue Danube ("An der schönen blauen Donau") (1866)


"The Blue Danube" is a waltz by the Austrian composer Johann Strauss II, composed in 1866. Originally performed on 15 February 1867 at a concert of the Vienna Men's Choral Association), it has been one of the most consistently popular pieces of music in the classical repertoire. Its initial performance was considered only a mild success. After the original music was written, words were added. Strauss adapted it into a purely orchestral version for the 1867 Paris World's Fair, and it became a great success in this form. The instrumental version is by far the most commonly performed today.


Due Today:


Chapter 29 review sheets.


Chapter 29 Review:


We’ll be going through your chapter 29 study guides with participation points taken.


News Review (if time)


Wednesday, November 14, 2018 / Regular Schedule


Movie Soundtrack Wednesday:  John Williams (1932) / Star Wars (1977)


Star Wars (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) is the film score to the 1977 film Star Wars, composed and conducted by John Williams and performed by the London Symphony Orchestra. The soundtrack album was released by 20th Century Records as a double-LP record in the United States in June 1977. The album's main title peaked at No. 10 on the Billboard Hot 100, with a disco version of the film's theme by Meco becoming a number one single hit in the United States in October 1977. In 2004, it was preserved by the Library of Congress into the National Recording Registry, calling it "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant". In 2005, the American Film Institute named the original Star Wars soundtrack as the most memorable score of all time for an American film.


Chapter 29 Review:


Finishing off the review.


News Review (if time)


Thursday, November 15, 2018 / Regular Schedule


Opera Thursday:  Richard Wagner (1813-1883) /  Die Walküre (1869) / Act III: “Walkürenritt: Hojotoho! Heiaha!”


The "Ride of the Valkyries" (German: Walkürenritt or Ritt der Walküren) refers to the beginning of act 3 of Die Walküre, the second of the four operas constituting Richard Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen.  /  As a separate piece, the "Ride" is often heard in a purely instrumental version.  In the Walküre opera, the "Ride", which takes around eight minutes, begins in the prelude to the third act, building up successive layers of accompaniment until the curtain rises to reveal a mountain peak where four of the eight Valkyrie sisters of Brünnhilde have gathered in preparation for the transportation of fallen heroes to Valhalla. As they are joined by the other four, the familiar tune is carried by the orchestra, while, above it, the Valkyries greet each other and sing their battle-cry.


Due Today:


Chapter 29 notes


Assessment: Chapter 29


You’ll be taking an exam on the chapter 29 material.


  • 20-25 multiple-choice questions;
  • 2-3 written problems.

You will have until the end of the period to finish


News Review (if time)


Friday, November 16 2018 / Regular Schedule


Whatever Friday


Whatever Fridays are reserved for...well...whatever!  It might be a classic music video, a clip from an old film, something totally weird, or something quite pedestrian and everyday.  You can help program Whatever Fridays by submitting a request at steve.rosenberg@abcusd.us   Mind you, it need to be free of explicit language and be in good taste.  And it has to appeal to SiR's standards.


Assessment: Chapter 29


Students who have missed yesterday’s test can take the written makeup exam today.


We will review the answers to yesterday’s test for accuracy.


Personal Finances: Filing Taxes


If we have the time, you’ll learn about the obligation you’ll all have to face once you start working: filing taxes.  You’ll learn what documentation you’ll need to file your taxes, the different tax forms you’re likely to come across, and the different deductions and adjustments out there so you can legally lower your tax rate, and with any luck, come out ahead.  Welcome to Adulthood!


News Review and discussion (if time)

S. Rosenberg  /  Whitney High School  /  16800 Shoemaker Avenue  /  Cerritos, California 90703  /  562-926-5566  x22361  /  steve.rosenberg@abcusd.us