HomeImportant Vocabulary from Max Boot's The Savage Wars of Peace
List of Vocabulary Words for Preface through Chapter 3
HW due 11/14:
martinet
imperious
jettison
blockade
interposed
imperiled*
protectorate
vituperative
incongruously
salvage
impetuous
scuttle
xenophobic
HW due 11/15:
cosmopolitan
sate
maladroit
tribute
enmity
pretensions
imminent
putative*
formidable
redoubt
eponymous
incipient
isolationist
unilateralist
imperialist
manifest-destiny
inculcated
egalitarian
impressment
autonomy*
embroil

impunity
melee
proffered
bellicose
eschewed*
indemnity
extraterritorial
de-facto
pacifist
warrant
complaisant
tripartite
liberalism
foreordained
impetus
subsequent*
aberration
See a finished product for the word "proselytizing"
*Words were not assigned to anyone.

Rubric for Evaluating Your Glog:Glogs should utilize several (5+) images to visually show what your word means.A quality collage:
  • enhances our understanding of the word’s meaning (as it is used in context in Boot's book),
  • clearly represents the core concept of the word,
  • provokes an alternative way to remember the vocabulary word (beyond the text).
  • arranges images in a provocative, integrated manner without use of text,
  • embeds the correct pronunciation (sound), and
  • is posted correctly on the wiki page for your word.
Homework Assignments:
Visit each of the wiki pages for the words in the first column above.
As you examine each of the 12 word pages, fill in the orange worksheet you received in class on Friday (11/11).
Bring this to class on Monday (11/14), completed, and turn it in.

Assignment 1 - Identify, Cite, Define, and Quote Your Word
You should have been given a word to work with for this assignment. On your word's wiki page, follow the template shown below:

Template:
[Create a Banner with: Your Word - Your Name]

  1. Name: [Your Name]
  2. Word: [Your Word]
  3. Source: [Title and Author, "Chapter Title", Section Heading, Page Number]
  4. Appropriate Definition: [Part of speech i.e. verb, noun, etc. and definition of the word that fits the way it is used in the source from Merriam-Webster.com.]
    1. [Also include the URL to the word definition's webpage.]
  5. Context Sentences: [Quote the sentence with your word in it from the text, as well as the sentence before and after it. Highlight the sentence with your word in it, as well as making the word bold. Remember to put these sentences within quotes.]

Example:
Proselytizing - Mr. Peyton

  1. Name: Mr. Peyton
  2. Word: proselytizing
  3. Source: Savage Wars of Peace by Max Boot, "Butcher and Bolt," China, pg. 51
  4. Appropriate Definition: verb: to induce someone to convert to one's faith
    1. http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/proselytizing?show=0&t=1320867059
  5. Context Sentences: "The navy's successes were usually peaceful; it was the failures that turned into small wars. China Americans had plenty of both in China, where their interests ran the gamut from profiteering to proselytizing. The first American commercial vessel, the Empress of China, visited the Middle Kingdom in 1784; the first missionaries arrived in 1830."




Bring a hard copy of this post to class on Friday (11/11/11) as your ticket to participate in Assignment 2.


Assignment 2 - Illustrate Your Word

It has been said that "a picture is worth a thousand words." For this assignment, we're going to turn that expression on its head. You are going to search the web and look for images that show what your word means in order to create a collage called a "glog."

How To Create Your Glog Account - Do this THURSDAY (11/10) NIGHT!
Step 1: Go to http://edu.glogster.com
Step 2: Click Sign Up in the top right corner.
Step 3: Create a FREE account by clicking Get It.
Step 4: Chose a username and password, and fill in the basic information required to sign up. For your name, only give your first name and last initial. Remember to click the box indicating that you agree to the terms of use, and then click SIGN UP at the bottom.

How To Make Your Glog - FRIDAY (11/11/11)
Step 1: Perform a web search to find several images that show what your word means. Save those images to the desktop (right click the image and select "save as"). Note - if you are using the AP Images resource, you must be specific in your search since it searches the picture captions. Google is another good source for images.
Step 2: Go to http://edu.glogster.com and log into the account you created last night.
Step 3: Click on the dark pink Create a Glog link in the middle of the screen.
Step 4: Use the toolbar on the left and click on Wall to select the blank background (top left option).
Step 5: Use the toolbar on the left to add your image by clicking image. Then click upload and choose your image from your desktop. After it appears in the box, select it and click use it! You can then make it bigger, smaller, rotate it, change how it overlaps or is overlapped, or move it around after it appears in the space. You may click Preview to see what the final product would look like without all the toolbars, etc. Click Back to Edit to exit preview mode and continue working. When you are satisfied with your layout, proceed to the next step..
Step 6: Click save and publish. Please name your glog using your vocabulary word and your first name and last initial. For example, “Proselytize GlennP”. Select English/Language Arts as the category, click the Finished bubble, and then click Save or Publish.

How To Post Your Glog on Your Wiki
Step 1: Open your word's wiki page, enable editing, and place the cursor below your definition, sentences, etc. Click the Widget button on the editing toolbar.
Step 2: Select the Poster category, then click on the link for Glogster. If it asks you to sign in to your glogster account, do that. Otherwise you should see a small thumbnail of your glog appear. Click that, then click Insert Glog. This will insert a small gray box that says "Other Widget." Step 3: Save the changes to your wiki page, and bask in the glory of your hard work.

Rubric for Evaluating Your Glog:
Glogs should utilize several (5+) images to visually show what your word means.
A quality collage
  • enhances our understanding of the word’s meaning (as it is used in context in Boot's book),
  • clearly represents the core concept of the word,
  • provokes an alternative way to remember the vocabulary word (beyond the text).
  • arranges images in a provocative, integrated manner without use of text,
  • embeds the correct pronunciation (sound), and
  • is posted correctly on the wiki page for your word.