American Literature: We will begin the week with the I-Search presentations from Advanced Composition and any Art History Glogs we need to look at. Then we will move on to watching The New World--a great introduction to our study of American Literature!
Non-Fiction & Poetry: We will discuss the structure of the class and then begin with an exploration of our first non-fiction type--biography/history.
Shakespeare's Histories and Tragedies: We will begin our study of Shakespeare's histories and tragedies with what may be his most famous play, Romeo and Juliet. We will choose parts and then read the play out loud while discussing staging options and character motivations.
The Word II--The New Testament: We will begin with any presentations we still need to cover form The Word I, and then we will be looking at Ben Hur--a great way to segue from the Hebrew Bible to the New Testament.
World Literature: Once we take care of any presentations still remaining from Fundamentals of Composition, we will move on to World Literature. Because much of Western literature begins with Greece and Homer's stories of its gods and goddesses in The Iliad and The Odyssey, we will begin with Troy and then move on to The Odyssey.
Please note that Friday, February 9th WILL be a school day, so plan accordingly! A revised A/B schedule is available to download at the right.
This week is a B week.
Teacher Barb :)