American Literature: The tombstones and obituaries were great! Everyone who has seen them is impressed by your talents. The presentations for this unit, The Beginnings to 1700, are complete except for a couple of people who were out sick, so we will take care of the remaining ones this week. We will also discuss Writing Assignment 1 which will conclude our exploration of Early American Literature from 1700-1820: An Expanding World Leads to an Enlightenment, a Great awakening, and a National Identity. The details are in your syllabus. Writing Assignment 1 will be due on Wednesday, March 26th. We will finish the week by watching The Last of the Mohicans.
Art History II: We continue with the Age of Revolutions with several reading selections and a documentary:
- Neoclassical Painting: The Grand Style
- Neoclassical Sculpture
- Neoclassics and Romantics in England
- Romantic Landscapes in Britain and America
- German and Scandinavian Romanticism
- French Romanticism
- Painting in Victorian Britain
- Academic Art in Europe
- Goya, Crazy Like a Genius
Poetry and Nonfiction: This week we will begin an Observational Writing Project [Cosmic Oranges!] as well as reading our Friday poems, although we will NOT be going afield this week. So, don't forget to bring ten copies of each of the three poems you plan to share with the class on Friday.
Shakespeare’s Tragedies and Histories: We will continue our reading of The Tragedy of Macbeth before watching two very different filmed versions of this play. Reminder: your Scrap It scrapbook page assignment for Romeo and Juliet is due on Thursday, February 27th!
The Word: The New Testament in Art, History, Literature, and Music: We are catching up—we are only a few days behind now! First we will finish Unit 9: The Four Gospels:
- Chapter 27: John [we started this last week...]
- Unit Feature: Parables of Mercy
World Literature: We continue with the Travel and Self-Recognition in the Face of the Other unit; first we will finish the documentary Beowulf and the Anglo-Saxons [DVD] and then look at the Roman empire and the formation of a Western Literature before turning to an examination of Dante's Divine Comedy with selections from The Inferno and a virtual field trip to Hell. We will finish the week with two documentaries which examine the art and structure of The Inferno.
This is a B week, and it will be a busy one as we get ready to take a week-long break from March 1st through the 9th. Stay on track with your reading and any assignments you have with me as the quarter will be more than half over at the end of the week!
Teacher Barb :)