American Literature: Reminder, Writing Assignment 2 is due on Friday, May 10th! This week we will continue with 1914-1945: American Modernism with three reading selections:
- William Faulkner's A Rose for Emily;
- Ernest Hemingway's The Snows of Kilimanjaro; and,
- John Steinbeck's The Leader of the People.
Art History: We will talk about the final presentations in lieu of a final exam for this course and continue our exploration of Art Since 1915 with two chapters from the text:
- Early Modernist Art in America, and,
- The Mexican Muralists.
Geometry Workshop: I will get you started on Khan Academy this week while you continue with the assigned work from your regular class. I hope you find using this website helpful!
Mystery Fiction: Your postcards and crime logs for The Silver Pigs are due on Monday, May 6th [this date was extended from last week, so please be prepared!]. Next up we will read our LAST mystery novel, the first of a series set in Medieval Britain, A Morbid Taste for Bones. This should be an easy read, and we have the film for this as well Once we have finished with that one, we will watch our last Agatha Christie film, Evil Under the Sun, while you work on your final projects--“A Recipe for Death,” to be presented on Tuesday, June 4th during the morning exam block, [9:00 to 11:30] in lieu of a final exam.
Publications & Media: If there are more pages to look at, we will do this on Monday. We will review any pages that needed corrections on Wednesday, so please make sure that you have fixed any of the points we discussed during the page run through. I would like to be ready to “burn” the DVDs during the week of May 26th and distribute these during the final exam week.
Shakespeare’s Comedies: We will continue reading out The Taming of the Shrew and then watch two versions of this play. The first, starring Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor is a traditional interpretation, but the second, Ten Things I hate About You, is a hilariously updated version that still owes much to Shakespeare's original play!
Web 2.0: Tips, Tricks, and Tools: Don’t forget, you are still supposed to be responding to my blog posts each week! Once with an original post of your own, and [at least] once in response to someone else’s posts! This is a work week for you... You will have the time to work on your websites, created using Weebly. The finished websites will be presented to the class, in lieu of a final exam, on Monday, June 3rd, during the afternoon exam block [from 12:30 to 3:00].
World Literature: Multimedia Project 2 presentations are due on Wednesday, May 8th!
- Dennis has Gilgamesh;
- Ana has Oedipus the King by Sophocles;
- Stephanie has The Analects by Confucius;
- Cam has The Bhagavad-gita;
- Aiden has Yuan Chen's The Story of Ying-Ying;
- Channa has selections from The Koran;
- Tyler has Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
- Reid M. has Popul Vuh;
- Samantha hasJohn-Baptiste Poquelin Moliere's Tartuffe;
- Reid C. has Jonathan Swift's A Modest Proposal;
- Sydney has Lu Xun's Diary of a Madman; and,
- Michael has Virginia Woolf's An Unknown Novel.
This is a B week, and we have two ninth grade students, prospective members of the Class of 2016, visiting with us on Monday and Tuesday, and on Friday we have a rising ninth grader, a prospective member of the Class of 2017, visiting with us. I hope you have a great week!
T. Barb :)