This week we celebrate Peace and Social Justice Day on Friday the 23rd.
American Literature: This week we contnue with our second unit, Early American Literature 1700-1820: An Expanding World leads to an Enlightenment, a Great Awakening, and a National Identity. We will look at different voices from this era:
- Religious Voices: Jonathan Edwards and John Woolman
- Native American Voices: Pontiac, Red Jacket, and Tecumseh
- Political Voices: Benjamin Franklin, John and Abigail Adams, Thomas Paine, and Thomas Jefferson
Poetry and Nonfiction: We will finish our observational writing unit, Cosmic Oranges, before moving on to an example of Observational Writing, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek. Don't forget about your Six Word Poems due on Thursday!
Shakespeare's Tragedies and Histories: This week we will continue with our study of Macbeth, first by finishing the text, and then with a screening of two very different film adaptations—one a video of a stage production and the other an adaptation which brings the play forward in time to a modern time in a very creepy setting!.
The Word—The New Testament: This week we will watch the first of our movies about the life and ministry of Jesus: The Greatest Story Ever Told.
World Literature: We continue this week with the “Travel and Self-Recognition in the Face of the Other Unit” with Beowulf. Don't forget, you were supposed to read this before class on Wednesday [pdf on Jupiter or on the World Literature page on this website].
Have a great week!
Teacher Barb :)