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If you wish to speak with Daniel, please visit him during school hours in the Humanities Office, or leave a voice mail for him on the school's telephone system.  You are also welcome to call him at his residence, prior to 9 p.m., at the home telephone number listed in The Northwest School Handbook and Directory. If you are unable to reach Daniel in person or by telephone, you may contact him by email at daniel.sparler@northwestschool.org.

This page will provide information on assignments relating to Daniel's three 2016-17 classes. Under the Documents tab at left you can find course descriptions and class expectations.


Humanities 12 
Latin-American Studies


“Measuring the Trump Effect” Assignments


FINAL paper due Monday, 26 Sept. / 3-4 Pages typed, double spaced

Prompt: As of Sept. 22, the presidential race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is in a virtual dead heat. The average of 10 national polls shows Clinton at 44% support, Trump at 41%. One national poll (Rasmussen) released Sept. 21 shows Trump ahead, at 44% to Clinton's 39%. How do you account for this? Use the articles in our reader as source material for your essay. In your paper, cite specific articles and columns (by author, title and date of publication) that you think best explain this phenomenon.

Articles that will be particularly helpful include the following, listed by author and page number: Edsall (10), Wehner (26), Bond (35), Sanford (64), Robertson (73), Williams (79), Carafano (83), Cherlin (86), Brunner (92), Barrow (102) and Peoples and Thomas (103). You may, of course, cite any of the other articles as well.

Be sure to refer to both national and international topics in the political, economic, social and religious elements. In your conclusion, feel free to state and elaborate on your own personal take on the issue. 



Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will square off in the first presidential debate on Monday, Sept. 26.

The debate will run from 6 to 7:30 p.m. (SEATTLE TIME).

"NBC Nightly News" Anchor Lester Holt is set to moderate, according to the Commission on Presidential Debates.

How can you watch on television?

You can take in the debates on C-SPAN, Fox, ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox News, CNN and MSNBC, according to uspresidentialelectionnews.com.

How can you stream the debates online?

ABC News will stream all presidential debates, and the vice-presidential debate, on Facebook Live.

Check out this debate preparation guide from the New York Times:

Debate Prep? Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump Differ on That, Too



 Advanced Spanish (12th grade)

Tarea 5: para martes , 27 de septiembre: 

Ver Parte 1 y Parte 2 de la película Coraje (en mi sitio de OBA / Cine) y leer el texto del diálogo de las escenas en la Parte 2. Contestar las 6 preguntas en la página 8 del paquete. 

También sirve bien leer este breve artículo sobre María Elena Moyano: 



Spanish III (11th grade)


PRUEBA (quiz) martes, 27 de septiembre sobre la información en Aula 2, página 17 (verbos pronominales, verbos irregulares más frecuentes, hablar de la duración, hablar de problemas y dificultades, hacer recomendaciones, hablar de motivaciones).


Review for this quiz by going over the exercises we did in class on Friday and consulting pages 17, 204, 205 and 206 in your textbook, Aula 2.