Homework for the Week of Nov. 15

**Tests will be returned during the 2nd block this week.  I still need to test a few kids on Monday.**

1)  Read “Petroleum” packet.

2)  Complete HW#10: Midnight Oil

Due date:

Block I:  Wednesday, Nov. 17

Block II: Friday, Nov. 19

Block III: Thursday, Nov. 18


3)  Read “Unnatural Distasters”

4)  Complete HW#11: Price of gas

Due date:

Block I: next Monday, Nov. 22

Block II: next Tuesday, Nov. 23

Block III: next Monday, Nov. 22


Musical notes:

Midnight Oil is an Australian band that became famous in the 1980s.  They originally formed in 1972 under the name Farm.  The last album they recorded was in 2002.  The lead singer, Peter Garrett decided to quit the band to focus on his political career.  He is an active environmental activist.  Currently, he is currently the Minister of School Education, Early Childhood and Youth.

Here’s my favorite song, “Beds are Burning”, released in 1987.  It is a political song about giving native Australian lands back to the Pintupi, who were among the very last people to leave their traditional desert lifestyle to move or be moved in Aboriginal  settlements created by the Australian government.

“Price of gas” is a song by the British rock band, Bloc Party.  This song is from their debut album, Silent Alarm.  It is a political song which talks about the wars fought for oil.

“We’re going to win this
With spades and truncheons, guns and trowels
That is how the war will be won
Just swat the fly
Taking care of cars and bodies
Nothing ever comes for me
The ghosts are here, red white and blue”

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