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Academic Decathlon
Instructor: Aleta Daley-Okolicsanyi   
Announcements
Meeting this Friday, February 17
Agenda

Debriefing -online essay
Atomic and Nuclear Physics
Interviews, and resumes
Speeches ?
Meeting this Friday, February 10 2:05 W201
Agenda:

A last look at Transit, the text

Atomic and Nuclear Physics

Atomos- "unable to be cut"- "all matter is composed of
an infinite number of indestructible, indivisible solids that
constantly move about within an infinite void of empty space."
Democritus and Leucippus- 5th century Natural Philosophers to
"I feel I have blood on my hands,"
J. Robert Oppenheimer
Online Essay - Wednesday, February 15
Important: the online essay is Wednesday,
February 15, Room Ward 305 from 2:10-4:00
Friday, February 3 Meeting
Finish up Literature and Art;
Speeches and Science
Saturday Meeting, January 28 10:00- 1:00
On our agenda:

WW II Literature
Focus on Anna Seghers and the selected novel,Transit
Essays by
Rebecca West and Virginia Woolf
(if time we'll also read Franz Kafka's short story
"The Hunger Artist" for context)


Speeches and brainstorming
Inspiration from Aristotle
"Excellence is never an accident.
It is always the result of high
intention, sincere effort, and
intelligent execution. It represents
the wise choice of many alternatives-
choice, not chance determines your
destiny." Aristotle
Meeting this Friday, January 13
We' ll return to our study of Music, and focus on the Gershwins, Jerome Kern and other famous
composers between the Wars; listen to selections, watch more of the Videos as well.

We'll also listen to the great Paul Robson's "Ol Man River" rendition, and discover
why he left to live in Russia.
Meeting this Friday, January 6 at 2:05
Mathematics in Theory and Practice: The
Guest presenter will be one of our very
own decathletes.

He'll navigate us through the sea of
concepts and applications: linear and
quadratics, polynomials and non polynomials;
inequalities and coordinate geometry
.

Did you know that there is a wonderful simile
using geometry in Dante's The Divine Comedy;
that is, in the Paradiso?

Music of the WW II Era- Meeting this Friday
This Friday, December 16 we will
explore Music of the WW II and
watch portions of Ken Burns'
documentary on Jazz.

And one of our decathletes will
give us a short tour of the most

infamous and provocative propaganda!

Speeches- Short Workshop with Mrs. Corah
Hi Decathletes!

This Friday we'll start brainstorming speech writing with Mrs. Corah.
December 9, W201 at 2:05

Make a list of the topics that interest you. We'll also address
"fluency bias"

And one of our Decathletes will present a riveting slide show on
Propaganda during WWII.

And to our team members last week, thanks for the riveting and informative
presentation on Economics, theories, origin and impact of WWII. To be
continued...
Major Movements in Art and Influential Artists
This Friday, October 28, taking a virtual tour, we will be analyzing major
movements, and many of the influential artists,from Baroque to Abstract
Expressionism,Romanticism to Dada, the formative Die Brucke, CoBRA,
Der Blaue Reiter to Performance Art.

This will be Part 1
Guest Presenter
Guest Presenter

This Friday, October 21, from 2:00-3:30,


We will continue focusing on essential issues,
key events, strategic decisions, and pivotal figures,
and their role in determining the outcome of WWII
Modernism (the Fauves, Dada, Expressionism)
Under links, please explore the resources and references for our study
of the period.

Beginning with: Modernism (The Fauves, Dada, Expressionism,
American Abstract Expressionism)

We'll also examine Soviet Social Realism and its impact on the
post war Eastern European block
WORLD WAR II - Academic Decathlon 2016-2017

Hello Decathletes and interested students!

Since many of you requested that we schedule our
meetings for Friday, please note that our first meeting
will be Friday, September 16 at 2:05 in Ward 201.

The theme this year is WORLD WAR II,
So we will be reviewing, exploring and developing
(or honing) our expertise in the following:


Art of the World War II Era (including propaganda);
Intro to Economics and the Economic Origins and Impact
of World War II; Literature and themes of WW II; Algebra and
Trigonometry; Music of the World War II Era; Science (of course)
with An Introduction to Atomic and Nuclear Physics (The Manhattan
Project included); and the History from roots and causes
to the consequences.


This year's nationwide competition is scheduled for Sunday,
March 12, 2017 at CCRI.
Global Cool
Discussion Topics
Files
 Paul Robeson- the story of a Cultural Icon.docx
Steve McQueen, "Twelve Years A Slave" will be
making a film of Paul Robeson's life.
Contacts
+ Okolicsanyi, Aleta
Click on name to see details.
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