Advanced Composition: We will continue reading When the Emperor was Divine during SSR; please plan to finish this by the 20th as you will need to get started on the critique which is due on Monday, September 30th [note the date change from the original syllabus]. On Wednesday, we will have a class discussion [written evaluation?] of Farewell to Manzanar [this was your summer reading selection that was also assigned to new students on the first day of class--August 28th]. Finally, after we finish reviewing chapters 1-4 of Strategies for Successful Writing, we will begin Chapter 9: Classification, in preparation for the first major writing assignment of the semester, the classification essay, due on Friday, October 4th.
Art History: We continue this week with our exploration of Ancient Worlds, examining:
- Oceanic Art
- Egyptian Art I: The Old Kingdom
- Egytian Art II: The New Kingdom
- Western Asiian Art
- The Lion Hunt Reliefs from Ninevah
- Cycladic, Minoan, and Myceneaean Art
- Archaic Greek and Etruscan Art
Fundamentals of Composition: OK, we are a bit behind, but we will be able to catch up this week. We will finish Finding Forrester and then move to our textbook to cover Chapter 1: "Writing, a First Look," and Chapter 2: "Strategies for Successful Reading." During SSR, you will continue reading The Alchemist in preparation for writing a critique of the novel, due on Thursday, October 3rd. Once you finish The Alchemist [which you should TRY to finish by Friday, the 13th, but which you absolutely MUST finish by Friday the 20th], don't forget to bring a book to read each day for SSR!
Science Fiction/Fantasy: We will continue reading Frankenstein this week during class. I will set up a blog for you on our class page so that we can discuss the book as we go along. I expect each of you to contribute a MINIMUM of twice a week to the blog--once to post a question or discussion point for the novel we are reading, and once in answer to someone else's post. The blog is in lieu of journaling for each book we will read during the semester, and I am really interested in how well this will focus our class discussions of our reading! Of course, it will count as part of your grade as well, so I am expecting thoughtful and thought-provoking entries form each of you!
The Word--The Old Testament: We are slightly ahead, so we will have some time to work on the Ten Commandments assignment, due Thursday, October 10th--which I will hand out/post on Tuesday. Please bring your textbooks as we will continue reading Units One and Two:
- Chapter 1: "Why Study the Bible" [we left off on page 12]
- Chapter 2: "Introduction to the Hebrew Bible"
- Unit Feature: "Biblical Allusions"
- Chapter 3: "In the Beginning"
- Chapter 4: "From the Garden to the Tower"
- Unit Feature: "Milton and the Bible"
This is our first "full" week of the year--FIVE DAYS--after two short weeks, so be prepared for a week that may feel quite long! Additionally, this is a B week, so the number of classes will even out this week, making up for the lack of B days last week.
Have a great week!
Teacher Barb :)