American Literature: The Multi-media Project 1 presentations are due on Tuesday, February 5th! You need to be ready to present to the class in the role of a teacher the writers/works you have chosen. The selections for class include:
- The Iroquois Creation Story: Zoie
- Pima Stories of the Beginning of the World: Thomas
- Christopher Columbus: Courtney
- Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca: Felipe
- Thomas Harriot: Sam
- John Smith: Sarah
- William Bradford: Skylar
- John Winthrop: Noah
- Roger Williams: Walker
- Anne Bradstreet: Kaleigh
- Mary Rowlandson: Barbara
- Edward Taylor: Lydell
- Cotton Mather: Alexa
- Pontiac--Speech at Detroit: Lane
- Red Jacket--Speech to the US Senate: Rikki
- Tecumseh--Speech to the Osages: Seth
Art History: we will continue examining the architecture and gardens of China and Japan this week.
Mystery Fiction: You should be reading Crocodile on the Sandbank and completing your crime logs [notebooks]. The postcards and finished crime logs are due on Friday, the 8th, when we will do a final discussion of the book.
Publications and Media: Your photo essays are due on Friday, the 8th!
Shakespeare's Comedies and Poetry: We will finish reading out Twelfth Night, and then we will view two different film treatments of this play: one directed by Trevor Nunn  and the other directed by Tim Supple . I will give you an assignment for this play on Tuesday, An Evaluation of Comedy in Twelfth Night, which will be due on Thursday, February 21st.
Web 2.0: Tips, Tricks, and Tools: We will look at the results of the bookmarking assignment on Monday the 4th. Also, if you still have not presented your website evaluation [The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly] or your Blabber, this needs to happen immediately! You are losing points for every day these are late! Also, please remember that you need to be posting to the class blog at least twice a week! For this week, we will work on expanding our experiences with bloggers and blogs by evaluating a minimum of three blogs using an evaluation form [for each site. The blog evaluations  are due on Friday, the 8th!
World Literature: We will finish up The Odyssey, and then you will have time this week to work on your first project, Gods/Goddesses. Multimedia Project 1: Select one of the gods/goddesses below and create a PowerPoint presentation of a minimum of 15 slides (not including the title slide, “The end” slide, or the sources slide(s) or 7-10 minutes of video. Include the Greek and Roman names and the parentage of the deity, along with his/her attributes to help us understand his/her role in Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey. Include pictures, maps, video clips, and any other media that will help you to help us understand these powerful beings and their complex relationships to each other. The selections include:
- Aphrodite or Anadyomene / Venus: Samantha
- Ares / Mars: Aiden
- Artemis or Orthia, or Phoebe / Diana: Reid M.
- Demeter / Ceres:
- Dionysus or Lycaeus / Bacchus or Liber: Dennis
- Eros / Cupid: Channa
- Hades or Polydectes / Pluto: Tyler
- Hephaestus / Vulcan or Mulciber: Stephanie
- Hera / Juno: Meredith
- Hermes or Psychopompus / Mercury: Cam
- Hestia / Vesta:
- Pallas Athena / Minerva: Jaxon
- Persephone / Persipina: Sydney
- Phoebus Apollo / Apollo: Reid C.
- Poseidon / Neptune: Michael
- Zeus / Jupiter or Jove: Ana
Additionally, the Class of 2015 has begun selling carnations for Valentine's Day; please see the form at right.
This is an A week--stay warm and stay well!
T. Barb :)