Por Señor Phillips

 

 

Extra Credit for 1st Quarter

DUE ON OR BEFORE OCTOBER 12, 2018 

*** Remember—to receive FULL credit for each assignment, all questions must be answered. Be thorough in your responses. Responses are to be written IN ENGLISH and must be HAND WRITTEN ("copy and paste" type written responses will NOT be accepted.) Include ALL details necessary to completely and accurately answer each question. Include MORE details if you feel it will help your answers. Also, remember you can receive a MAXIMUM OF 3% RAISE OF GRADE. You can, however, include an “extra” assignment or 2 to provide you with “extra” assurance that you will receive the full 3% raise of grade. ***
3% Write a 1 page paper describing "Día de los Muertos". What is it? Who celebrates it? Why is it celebrated? How is it celebrated? When does it occur? How is this celebration similar to or different from the way Halloween is celebrated here in the United States? Include an article from a newspaper or from the internet as an attachment to your paper.
   
1.5% Who was Juan Diego and why was he important to the people of Mexico? What religious significance does the story of Juan Diego have (then and now)? Include a full description of the events of the story including dates. Attach a picture of the "image" described in the story.
   
1.5% How did Mount Diablo get its name? (There are 2 versions to the story, but the version detailing the "thicket" is the more accurate. Write a 3/4 paper describing the events that led to the naming of Mount Diablo.
   
.75% How did the city of Vallejo get its name? Write a 1/2 page paper on the details of who, what, when, why, and how the city of Vallejo got its name.
   
.75% How did the city of Benicia get its name? Write a 1/2 page paper on the details of who, what, when, why, and how the city of Benicia got its name. *** Also, for what was Benicia once known?
   
.75% How did the city of Alamo get its name? Write a 1/2 page paper on the details of who, what, when, why, and how the city of Alamo got its name.
   
.75% How did the "Golden Gate" get its name? Write a 1/2 page paper on the details of who, what, when, why, and how the Golden Gate got its name.