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World History, Government & Economics

Greetings and salutations,
Below you will find all homework assignments and class notes
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Michael S Bitran
Hollywood High School
New Media Academy 


10th Grade: World History
12th Grade: Government  
Pg 31 1-5
Honors Pg 33 1-3 
Available Notes
10th Grade- World History:
WWI Intro
WWI Treaty of Versailles
12th Grade- Government/Economics:
Ch 1 Intro to Econ
Ch 1.1 Opportunity Cost
Current Event Due last SCHOOL DAY of each month:

Notes for current Events


Paragraph I: Overview of the story covered by the articles

Paragraph II: Main Idea of 1st article/ Quote supporting main idea/ Analysis of quote

Paragraph III: Main idea of 2nd article/ Quote supporting main idea/ Analysis of quote

Paragraph IV: Specific instances of differences or bias

Paragraph V: Personal opinion 


  • Do not center the entire document
  • Make sure your name is in the upper left corner
  • Do not use 1st person in any but the opinion paragraph
  • Do not start a sentence with ‘Well,”
  • Do not submit one paragraph that has all the parts
  • Do not refer to the articles as ‘Article 1’ or ‘the first article’
  • Do not write or edit your document on your phone
    • The phone will mess up the format
    • Use a computer/iPad or write it out
  • Make sure the font and size are consistent throughout the document
  • Do not copy and paste from the articles: It will mess up the format
    • Just retype them
  • Do not copy and paste Work Cited: It will not be formatted correctly


  • If a word is undrlined in red there is a spelling mistake
    • The word ‘I’ should be capitalized
  • “In the CNN Article it discuss what went wrong.” Blue underline means a grammar mistake
    • Right click on the word and a suggested fix will appear
  • Names MUST be capitalized
    • It takes two minutes to do a spellcheck on your document
    • I will deduct one point if you have not done it



MLA Work Cited: Do not give a hyperlink

            Click ‘TAB’ to indent second line


Author’s Last Name, Author’s First Name.  “Title of Article.” Title of Website.  

            Publisher.  Publication Date.  Web.  Date you read the article.



Bernstein, Mark. "10 Tips on Writing the Living Web." 

List Apart: For People Who Make Websites. A List Apart 

Mag., 16 Aug. 2002. Web. 4 May 2009.

I promise if you read the notes your grade will improve.
"Do or do not; there is no try"

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