Thank you to everyone who ignored the calories and bought all of the goodies last week at the Class of 2015 Bake Sale on Tuesday, April 1st. We made about $120, and that was a huge success for us, so thank you, everyone! A big thank you also goes out to Elizabeth who was here from Josten's to help the juniors order class rings on Friday. That was exciting! Soon enough we will be ordering caps and gowns!
American Literature: We continue our exploration of American Literature 1820-1865: An American Renaissance—Nationalism, Transcendentalism, and Romanticism with two travel adventures which take place on water:
- Moby Dick
- The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Art History II: This week we complete our study of The Age of Revolutions with several reading selections, two documentaries, and The Virtual Curator—The Age of Revolutions Glogs which are due Wednesday, April 9th! [The information for this is on Jupiter Grades and on the class page.]
- Art of the Western World, Episode 8: Into the Twentieth Century [DVD];
- Cubism 1: Picasso and Braque;
- Cubism 2 and Orphism;
- British Art: The Vortex;
- Matisse/Picasso—Twin Giants of Modern Art [DVD];
- Russian Art 1: from Symbolism to Suprematism; and,
- Russian Art 2: Constructivism.
Shakespeare’s Tragedies and Histories: We will finish watching Julius Caesar and then move on to reading Othello in preparation for our visit to the American Shakespeare Center in Staunton to see this play performed live! Please check your calendars to be sure that you are able to participate in our trip to the ASC on April 16th [a Wednesday]. Permission slips for this will need to be returned by Monday, April 14th.
The Word: The New Testament in Art, History, Literature, and Music: This week we will be reading all week:
Unit 12: Other Letters
- Chapter 35: The Fulfillment
- Chapter 36: General Letters
- Unit Feature: The Legacy of the Reformation
- Chapter 37: Crisis and Persecution
- Chapter 38: A Great Battle
- Chapter 39: A New Jerusalem
- Unit Feature: Dante's Purgatorio
World Literature: This week we will be looking at two very different themes: Home Invaded by Other and Encounter with Supernatural and Spirit Worlds . After learning something about China's Middle Period, we will be looking at some poetry that deals with the victims of war:
- The Bible: The Old Testament, “Psalm 137”
- Tu Fu poetry selections
This week is an A week, and we have Class pictures on Wednesday morning, so please dress appropriately!
Teacher Barb :)