American Literature: We move now into American Literature 1914-1945: American Modernism with two reading selections:
- Zora Neale Hurston: “How it Feels to be Colored Me” [pages 2157-2161] and
- F. Scott Fitzgerald: “Winter Dreams” [pages 2184-2201].
Art History II: As usual, we are running behind... With a bit of effort, though, we should be able to catch up! This week we have s few reading selections, a film, and maybe even a documentary:
- Picasso between the Wars
- Early Modernist Art in America
- The Mexican Muralists
- Frida [DVD]
- Art of the Western World, Episode 9: In Our Own Time [DVD]
Poetry and Nonfiction: We will review our 3x4 assignment on Tuesday for In My Hands, Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer, and then we will move on Tuesdays with Morrie; you will need to find a copy at a library or buy a copy of the book. By the end of the week, you should have read through “The Tenth Tuesday.”
Shakespeare’s Tragedies and Histories: We will continue with King Lear, and, when we finish watching the Lawrence Olivier version, we will watch a modernization of the play, set in TEXAS of all places: King of Texas. I am curious about which version you will prefer!
The Word: The New Testament in Art, History, Literature, and Music: Now that we have finished our textbook, we will be applying our reading knowledge to several films, starting with The Kingdom Of Heaven, which we will finish this week. The next film up is KJB: The Book that Changed the World. Be advised, I will be quizzing you about what you are learning from these films... So, pay attention and do not use this time to “catch” a nap!
World Literature: We will continue this week with our unit Home Invaded by Other as we read another selection involving war, but unlike The Song of Roland with its graphic depictions of war in the Early Middle Ages, we will look at Kojima Nobuo's “The American School” which involves the fears and hopes of a Japanese man trying to make a living in Japan as an English teacher after World War II.
Just a reminder, the Golf Tournament is on Thursday, May 1st, and any time left on Friday after Field Day will be B blocks [blocks 7 & 8]. Please keep on track as we enter the last six weeks of the school year!
Teacher Barb :)