American Literature: We will look at Sam’s project and finish the introduction to the Early American Literature 1700-1820: An Expanding World leads to an Enlightenment, a Great Awakening, and a National Identity unit. As part of this unit, we will look at two writers who represent religious voices during this period:
- Jonathan Edwards: “Sinners in the Hands of An Angry God,” and
- John Woolman: from his “Journal.”
Art History: We will finish our review of Chinese and Japanese Architecture and Garden Design this week. By the way, the Muscarelle Museum of Art at the College of William and Mary has 26 drawings by Michelangelo on display, and although admission is $15, you may want to check this out as this is an incredible opportunity for those of us in Virginia!
Mystery Fiction: Did you turn in your postcard and crime log [notebook] for Crocodile on the Sandbank? These were due on Friday! This week we will be reading Death on the Nile. Remember to keep up with your crime logs—look for evidence of “who done it” as you read!
Publications and Media: We need to decide upon a theme for the 2012-2013 yearbook AND get a game plan going for acquiring the photographs we will need to make this another great yearbook!
Shakespeare’s Comedies and Poetry: We will continue with Twelfth Night, viewing a different video version of the play as directed by Trevor Nunn. Once we finish this film, we will be reading out the next play, Love’s Labour’s Lost. Reminder, the assignment A Study of the Comedy in Twelfth Night using the Channel 4 film version is due Thursday, February 21st!
Tech 101: Web 2.0—Tips, Tricks, and Tools: Don’t forget that you are supposed to be posting twice each week on our class blog! We are already in week four, and some of you have earned NO points in this category! This week we will be playing with Glogster—a tool several of you have already used, so this should be an easy assignment. If I have not already given you an account, I will set one up for you on Monday. Your glogs will be due next Wednesday, February 20th.
World Literature: Don’t forget, Multimedia Presentation 1 [on the Gods/Goddesses] is due Monday, February 11th! Once we have finished these, we will continue exploring the theme of Travel and Self-Recognition in the Face of the Other by investigating a totally different culture, The Anglo-Saxons, through a documentary analysis of Beowulf.
Don’t forget that the Class of 2015 is selling pink carnations for delivery on Valentine’s Day! Have a great week!
Teacher Barb :)