Advanced Composition: We will begin with two reading selections from chapter 14: “Mixing the Writing Strategies” in our textbook:
- “Social Bodies: Tightening the Bonds of Beauty”
- “Gender Gap in Cyberspace”
Advanced Placement Calculus AB: Please be sure that you are where you need to be in this online class! You may want to use Khan Academy to reinforce any concepts you are having trouble with. If you have tests scheduled, you MUST be ready to take these on time on the days when your class is scheduled with me, as I may not be able to accommodate any other time requests.
Advanced Placement English Language and Composition: Please be sure that you are where you need to be in this online class as there is LOTS of reading to do!
Advanced Placement Psychology: Please be sure that you are where you need to be in this online class! If you have tests scheduled, you MUST be ready to take these on time on days when your class is scheduled with me, as I may not be able to accommodate any other time requests.
Art History I: First we will finish up the Chrysler Museum presentations, and then we will close our exploration of the 17th century with three chapters from our textbook:
- Dutch Genre and Portraiture 2: Delft and Deventer
- Dutch Still-Life Painting
- Late Baroque in Italy
- Art of the Western World: Art History from Ancient Greece to Andy Warhol Episode Six: “An Age of Reason, an Age of Passion”
- Tiepolo: “The Residence at Wuzburg”
- Watteau: “The Embarkation for Cythera”
- Morgan--Giorgione: “The Tempest”
- Sam—Titian: “The Rape of Europa”
- Courtney—Durer: “The Four Horseman of the Apocalypse
- Rikki—Bruegel: “August, or the Corn Harvest”
- Tyler—Tintoretto: “The Scuola di San Rocco Crucifixion”
- Daniel—Caravaggio: “The Conversion of Saint Paul”
- Kimberly—Bernini: “The Cornaro Chapel”
- Caroline—Poussin: “The Holy Family on the Steps”
- Izzy—Velazquez: “Las Meninas”
- David—Hals: “A Banquet of the Saint George Civic Guard”
- Jamie—Ruisdael: “The Jewish Cemetery”
- Emily—Vermeer: “The Artist's Studio”
Creative Writing: This week, you will be reading the following in Writing Down the Bones:
- “The Samurai”
- “Rereading and Rewriting”
- I Don't Want to Die”
Film as Literature: We will continue to put everything we have learned about film this semester together by reading Chapter 8: “Thinking About Movies, Theory, and Meaning” and watching Schindler's List. You may also have some time to work on your final project, A Recipe for a Film, which is due on January 12th. Please see the handout for this project for specific requirements and presentation guidelines.
Fundamentals of Composition: We will be looking at chapter 22: “Documenting Sources” and discussing in-text citations which you should be using in your literature project! Reminder: your literature project, which is in lieu of a final exam for this course, is due on Thursday, January 15th. Please see the project handout for specific information for this assignment. We should have time to work on the literature project during Writing Workshop time, so please come prepared to work on that.
Mystery Fiction: We are finished reading, and now we will watch a couple of filmed versions of Agatha Christie mysteries involving Hercule Poirot while you finish up your final projects: A Recipe for Death, which is due on January 15th, in lieu of a final exam. Remember, our class discussion takes place on our class blog; each of you must post one original comment in response to my prompt, and then each of you should respond to someone else's post if you are to earn full credit for this course requirement! Please be sure that you are posting to the correct blog entry for full credit! I am deducting points for spelling and grammar mistakes, and for obvious vague entries that you are posting when you have NOT read all of the required pages, so be mindful of this as you post!
This is an A week, and there are only two weeks left in this first semester, so STAY ON TRACK!
Teacher Barb :)