The Adventures of the Warm and Fuzzy continued with his trip to Staunton for a performance of Othello at the American Shakespeare Center last Wednesday! Check out the Shakespeare's Tragedies and Histories page for some pictures.
Now that the Easter/Passover mini-break has come and gone, we are definitely in the home stretch of this school year—there are only six weeks of classes left before final exams, scheduled for Monday, June 2nd through Thursday, June 5th! It is critical that you plan your time carefully to ensure that you complete all of the required work for classes in a timely manner so that you will finish the year well. Check Jupiter Grades for due dates and plan accordingly!
American Literature: We will wrap up Huckleberry Finn and then, continuing our reading in the unit on American Literature 1865-1914: The Transformation of a Nation, we will be reading Jack London's short story “To Build a Fire” and, if we can fit it in this week, we will look at an excerpt from Jane Addams' “Twenty Years at Hull House.” Reminder: your response to Huckleberry Finn is due IN WRITING on Wednesday, April 23rd [not April 24th...].
Art History II: We will pick up where we left off last week with more readings from the final section of our textbook: Art in the Twentieth Century:
- Surrealism 2: Abstract
- 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
Shakespeare’s Tragedies and Histories: I hope you had a great time at the American Shakespeare Center seeing Othello performed on stage! Don't forget that you need to answer ONE of the questions about the performance on the handout I gave you at the playhouse and turn this in, TYPED AND DOUBLE-SPACED, on Tuesday the 22nd. The specifics are available on Jupiter Grades for you along with a copy of the handout you may download if you have lost the copy I gave you. We will continue our reading out of Othello and then watch the very “dated” Orson Welles version of this play. I wonder which you will feel is the better interpretation of the play... We will also discuss the final assignment for the course, A Multimodal Interpretation/Analysis of a Shakespearean Tragedy or History which will be due on Wednesday, June 4th at 12:30 PM in lieu of a final exam.
The Word: The New Testament in Art, History, Literature, and Music: This week we will be watching Kingdom of Heaven and discussing the Crusades in light of what we have learned about Christianity from The New Testament, so this will be a fairly easy week for us!
World Literature: We will finish up the Encounter with Supernatural and Spirit Worlds as you present your maps of the narrator's journey from Zaabalawi which are due on Thursday, April 24th. Then we will begin a new unit, Home Invaded by Other, by examining two selections of literature that focus on war and pestilence:
- The Song of Roland [war]
- Giovanni Boccaccio's The Decameron [pestilence].
Don't forget that Field Day has been moved from Friday, April 25th to Friday, May 2nd to accommodate the Founder's Day festivities planning, and therefore, while normally a week that begins on a Tuesday is an A week, this IS a B week!
Teacher Barb :)