Contact Information

  • http://www.quixoticpedagogue.org
  • (406) 461- 8651 (home)
  • (406) 324-2262 (school, worst option)
  • dpogreba@gmail.com (best option)
  • @mrpogreba (Twitter)
  • Parents are welcome to visit at any time. Just check in to make sure we are doing something interesting and check in at the office.
  • Remind Text Messages

AP Language

  • Books: Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer (maybe), The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien
  • Other Units of Study: Classical Persuasion, Logical Fallacies Propaganda Education Reform, Satire, Race in America, Wilderness, Politics and Protest, AP Test Prep/Weeks of Doom, Death of a Salesman
  • General Expectations
    • One paper (either new or revision) each week, with new essays typically due Sunday at 12 p.m. via Google Drive.
    • A vocabulary quiz each Friday
    • Research Paper on Education Reform (November-December)
    • Three Weeks of Doom
    • Typically, intense, close readings of 8-12 pages a night. Longer assignments of 20-30 pages/night when we read fiction.
    • No Red Ink grammar instruction
  • AP Exam: $94, May 15

AP Seminar

  • Units of Study: Conspiracy and the American Mind, Student-Selected Unit 2, Student-Selected Unit 3
  • Major Assignments: Individual Research Report, Team Multimedia Presentation, Individual Written Argument, Individual Multimedia Presentation, End of Course Exam
  • Limited Direct Instruction Second Semester
  • AP Exam: The process begins in February, with students completing work through the end of April. There is also a test date on May 7. The test costs $142.

Speech/Debate

  • Philosophy and Current Events: Ancient Philosophy, Ethics, Environmental Philosophy, Economic Philosophy, Gender, Justice, Existentialism
  • Speech and Debate: Issue Debates, Mock Congress, Model United Nations, Elevator Pitches, Impromptu Speeches, Interpretation of Literature, Team Debates

Honors English II

  • Major Works: Homegoing, Fools Crow, Anthony & Cleopatra, To Kill a Mockingbird, Outliers, 12 Angry Men, The Underground Railroad, Things Fall Apart, Letter from a Birmingham Jail
  • Other Units of Study: Latin Roots and No Red Ink
  • General Expectations
    • 4-5 pieces of writing each quarter, revisable until the student is satisfied with his/her grade
    • A vocabulary quiz (Latin Roots first three quarters) each Friday
    • Typically 20-30 pages of reading over 2 nights, depending on the complexity of the text.

Don’t forget the Sanders essay is due Sunday at noon.

Do an excellent job. Don’t forget to master the topic sentence structure, offer a STAMPy intro, and provide insightful analysis.

 

Read both of the following articles about Between the World and Me and identify the two best and two worst arguments from each.

Enjoy this solid remix of the Good Morning song.