“Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.”
~All’s Well that Ends Well
American Literature: We will continue this week with American Literature 1865-1914: The transformation of a Nation—American Realism, first finishing The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and then moving on to three reading selections cover two specific strands of the period:
- Realism and Naturalism [1745-1746]
- Stephen Crane: “The Open Boat” [1777-1795]
- Jack London: “To Build a Fire” [1825-1836]
- Debates over “Americanization” [1851-1852]
- Jane Addams: from Twenty Years at Hull House [1873-1880]
Art History II: We are still playing catch-up, but that’s OK. We will finish the Art of Revolutions with the documentary of Matisse and Picasso—Twin Giants of Modern Art and the two reading selections remaining in this unit:
- Russian Art 1: from Symbolism to Suprematism
- Russian Art 2: Constructivism
- Forward and Map: The World of the 20th Century
- Art in Italy: Metaphysical Painting
- Surrealism 1: Figurative
- 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
- Art in Britain between the Wars
- Picasso Between the Wars
- Early Modernist Art in America
Poetry & Nonfiction: We are reading: In My Hands: Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer. We will be finishing the book in class, so please do NOT forget to bring your copy of the book to class! Because of Field Day, we will not be meeting on Friday, so we will skip Poetry Friday this time—that will give you MORE time to find three poems that follow a theme you have chosen for our next Poetry Friday!
Shakespeare's Tragedies and Histories: We have chosen our parts, so get ready for the fast-paced history play, Julius Caesar. We may even have a chance for an early birthday celebration for the Bard of Avon!
The Word--The New Testament: An interesting week for us… First we will discuss the final project for the course: An Afternoon with Apostles and Disciples, and then we will be watching The Kingdom of Heaven, the Director’s Cut. Our study of The New Testament and the history of Christianity should give you some interesting insights into this enormously complex film.
World Literature: We will continue this week with our unit Home Invaded by Other with two reading selections:
- Excerpts from The Song of Roland [956-996]
- Selections from Giovanni Boccaccio’s The Decameron [1142-1165]
Online Classes: please make sure that you are on track and on task!
This is a B week.
Teacher Barb :)