Friday, March 23, 2007

WH, Bismarck Vocabulary, due 30 March 2007

Bismarck Video Vocabulary

1. kaiser
2. Fatherland
3. imperial
4. balance of power
5. Iron & Blood
6. Hessians
7. Prussia
8. parliamentarian
9. statesman
10. chaos
11. economic
12. abdication
13. Queen Victoria
14. prime minister
15. order
16. profitable
17. unification
18. Germanic
19. Schleswig-Holstein
20. Denmark
21. embarked
22. Habsburgs
23. squandering
24. mobilizing
25. lurch
26. indissoluably
27. protector
28. exploit
29. rearguard
30. excellency
31. majesty
32. permeating
33. nationalism
34. Franz Joseph
35. Hohenzolleren
36. expediencies
37. reparations
38. relinquish
39. anarchy
40. insurrection
41. consent
42. yearned
43. unassailable
44. unfaltering
45. despotism
46. Sieg Heil

Monday, March 19, 2007

WH, Hear ye! Hear ye! Time to globally compete: Deadline 29 March 2007


Could you come up with a new way of approaching the most important global issues of our time? Do you think your ideas could help to fight climate change, poverty and diseases? Enter the Junior 8 Competition now!

By entering the Junior 8 (J8) Competition, you could win the chance to represent your country at the J8 Summit to present your ideas to eight of the most powerful leaders in the world.

To enter the competition, teams work together to come up with their own ideas on how to tackle the key issues being discussed by the G8. They submit these ideas online through the J8 website.

The entries are then judged by a specially selected panel in each country. The team with the best entry from each country is chosen to take part in the J8 Summit and to get the opportunity to meet the leaders of the G8.
Junior 8 Competition 2007

The 2007 Competition is now open

Entries must be received by March 29th 2007. The winners will attend the J8 Summit in June 2007 in Wismar, Germany.

Friday, March 16, 2007

WH, attend, report for Extra Credit

On behalf of the Beasley School of Law and the Young Lawyers
Division of the Philadelphia Bar Association, it is my
pleasure to invite you and your students to attend the final
round of the 2006-2007 John S. Bradway High School Mock Trial
Competition on Saturday, March 17, 2007.

Since January, over 450 Philadelphia area students from
nearly 50 high school teams, including your students competed
throughout various rounds to determine the City Champion.
The City Champion represents the region in the state
competition for a chance to advance to the national level.
This round will be judged by a panel of 13 or more
distinguished law and justice professionals and educators to
determine which team will be declared the Philadelphia

The Competition finals will be held at the National
Constitution Center located on Independence Mall at 525 Arch
Street, Philadelphia, PA. The trial begins promptly at
12:30 p.m. in the Kirby Auditorium. Please arrive early in
order to allow time to go through a security checkpoint.
Parking is available in the underground lot below the
National Constitution Center (entrance on Race Street).
The trial activities, including an awards ceremony and
reception, will conclude by 4:00 p.m.

I hope that you will join us on Saturday to celebrate all of
our teams. We encourage you to bring your students,
particularly those who competed in the competition to cheer
on their fellow competitiors and to see the distinguished
panel of Philadelphia attorneys and judges score the
competition. We will be acknowledging and awarding plaques
to the schools who competed in the competition, we especially
want those teams to join us.

If you have any questions, please call me directly at (215)


Roberta West, Esquire

Program Director, Temple-LEAP

Friday, March 09, 2007

WH, Youth Leaders needed, Extra Credit assignment

We, the Young People of Philadelphia, in Order to form a more perfect City….


The 2007 Future Leaders’ Mayoral Candidates Forum, to be held on April 13, 2007 at the National Constitution Center, is a pro-active effort by Philadelphia's teens and young adults to ensure that their voices are heard in the upcoming mayoral election. Unique in this campaign season, the Forum will be designed, staffed and moderated by youth, ages 14-21. Organizing support is provided by the Greater Philadelphia Urban Affairs Coalition and the Philadelphia Youth Network.

We need 50 Youth Leaders from the ages of 14 and 21 to staff the event and to carry out a survey initiative. Youth can serve as…
¨ Spokespersons
¨ Hosts
¨ Researchers

Youth-serving organizations are asked to nominate an outstanding young person in your program who:
¨ Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills
¨ Speaks well in front of audiences
¨ Can attend two Trainings on March 10th and 24th 10 am to 1pm
There will be third training convened for those youth are selected to be spokespersons.

Please e-mail his/her name and address, the program they participate(d) in, and your organization’s name and a contact person to C. Kemal Nance at

Friday, March 02, 2007

WH, Vocabulary reference sites

WH, "Working Lives," video, Vocab., due next Fri., 9 March 2007

Vocabulary List, "Working Lives," video

Name:___________________________________________________________ Per. ___

1. alter
2. continuity
3. jigsaw
4. labor-intensive
5. inefficient
6. Shropshire
7. crop rotation
8. fodder
9. breed
10. fertile
11. enclosure
12. uneven
13. crooked
14. inquiry
15. Parliament
16. compulsory
17. common land
18. hoeing
19. hedging
20. ditching
21. rural
22. flail
23. laborious
24. thresher
25. Captain Swain
26. curator
27. reenactment
28. piecework
29. mill
30. apprentice
31. crippling
32. degrading
33. "hurrying"
34. Lord Shaftsbury
35. 1833 Act
36. 1842, Factory and Mines Act
37. connived
38. livelihood
39. Ned Lud
40. Luddites
41. trade unions
42. tokens
43. cooperative movement
44. Chartist Movement
45. secret ballot
46. suffrage