American Literature: Because we ran out of time for presentations last week, on Wednesday those who did not have the opportunity to present will do so. We will finish our discussion of the Beginnings to 1700 period and then move on to the next unit: Early American Literature 1700-1820: An Expanding World leads to an Enlightenment, a Great Awakening, and a National Identity. The Obituaries and Tombstones assignment is due Friday, the 21st.
Art History II: We complete our exploration of East Asian Art with two reading selections:
- Japanese Art 3: Yamato-e
- Japanese Art 4: Ukiyo-e
- Forward and Map: Europe and America 1789-1917
- Simon Schama’s Power of Art: David [DVD]
- Neoclassical Painting: The Grand Style
- Neoclassical Sculpture
- Neoclassics and Romantics in England
Poetry and Nonfiction: I hope you enjoyed our Friday afield—it was really fascinating to see the different poems each of you chose to share with the group. Get those haiku from Jiro Dreams of Sushi written; they are due on Thursday, the 20th! We will discuss our Poets and Poetry project—the due date for this project has been moved to mid-March. We will try writing some poetry this week using a folded poem and the “I am…” poetry starters. Additionally, we will review how to set up the poetry collections using our Friday poems.
Shakespeare’s Tragedies and Histories: We will finish watching Baz Luhrman’s modern twist on Romeo + Juliet before turning to The Tragedy of Macbeth which we will be reading out before watching two very different filmed versions of this play.
The Word: The New Testament in Art, History, Literature, and Music: We are a little behind, but we should be able to catch up in the next couple of weeks. First we will finish Unit 8: A New Covenant:
- Chapter 23: New Testament
- Unit Feature: A Summary of Literary Genres in the Bible
- Chapter 24: Mark
- Chapter 25: Matthew
- Chapter 26: Luke
- Chapter 27: John
- Unit Feature: Parables of Mercy
World Literature: On Tuesday, the 18th, your God/Goddess project is due—please try to get your PowerPoint presentation to me BEFORE class so that we can get started on time! After we finish with the presentations, we will continue with the Travel and Self-Recognition in the Face of the Other unit with a documentary focusing on Beowulf and the Anglo-Saxons [DVD]
This is an A week; it will be short, but busy!
Teacher Barb :)