American Literature: We are a bit behind, and I will need to make some changes to get us where we need to be. So we will continue this week with American Literature 1865-1914: The Transformation of a Nation—American Realism, with two reading selections, one of which you have already started:
- Realism and Naturalism [1745-1746]
- Stephen Crane: “The Open Boat” [you left off on page 1787-1795]
- Jack London: “To Build a Fire” [1825-1836]
Art History II: We are still playing catch-up, but it will all work out! We will continue with our new unit: The Twentieth Century:
- Cubist Developments
- Sculpture between the Wars
- The School of Paris
- Art in Holland: De Stijl
- Art in Germany: The Bauhaus
- Expressionist Developments and Neue Sachlichkeit
- Art in Britain between the Wars
- Picasso Between the Wars
- Early Modernist Art in America
- The Mexican Muralists
- Frida [DVD]
Poetry & Nonfiction: Reminder: your Jiro Dreams of Sushi haiku is due on Thursday, April 28th! You should have finished reading In My Hands: Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer. We have an assignment for the book, which is also due on Thursday the 28th, and then we will move on to a discussion of the final project for the class before settling in to watch an unusual biographical film: Tuesdays with Morrie. Better bring a hankie…
Shakespeare's Tragedies and Histories: We will finish up Julius Caesar, and discuss the assignment for that play--a biopoem which is due on Friday, April 29th! Then we will have an extravaganza of history plays on film, The Hollow Crown series, which includes Richard II, Henry IV: Part I, Henry IV: Part 2, and Henry V. Be prepared to discuss these plays when I return, so no napping!
The Word--The New Testament: I don’t think you discussed the final project for the course last week, An Afternoon with Apostles and Disciples, so hopefully we will get that taken care of this week. Then we will be viewing a classic film that looks at the nature of visions and belief: The Song of Bernadette.
World Literature: We are a bit behind, and I will need to make some changes to keep us on track, but not to worry—we will get where we are going! Just a reminder, your Zaabalawi project is due on Wednesday, April 27th. We will continue with our unit Home Invaded by Others with two reading selections:
- Giovanni Boccaccio: The Decameron [1142-1165]
- Kojima Nobuo: “The American School” [2896-2919]
Online Classes: please make sure that you are on track and on task!
- Latin II: you have a notebook check due this week!
This is an A week.
Teacher Barb :)