This is an A week.
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:
- Women's Poetry: from Manuscript to Print [391-392]
- Jane Coleman Turell [392-394]
- Annis Boudinot Stockton [394-396]
- Sarah Wentworth Morton [396-399]
- Mercy Otis Warren [399-401]
- Ann Eliza Bleecker [402-404]
- Margaretta Faugeres [404-405]
We will discuss Writing Assignment 1 which is based on the poetry in this unit. Reminder: your Beach Notes are due on Thursday, March 1st!
Poetry and Nonfiction: We will continue reading Pilgim at Tinker Creek. We will not have Six-Word Poems this week, but do not forget that your “Ode to an Orange” and reflection on the Cosmic Oranges project is due Thursday, March 1st! Additionally, don't forget that you have a mid-term project on a poet or style of poetry you want to share with the class...
Shakespeare's Tragedies and Histories: This week we will continue with our study of Macbeth with the screening of a stage production of the play starring Ian McKellen [Gandalf!] and Judi Dench [“M” and Miss Avocet!]. We will also talk about the assignment for this play, an acrostic. Next play? King Lear!
The Word—The New Testament: This week we will finiahThe Greatest Story Ever Told and then move on to Jesus Christ, Superstar! After this we will look at Unit Ten: The Early Christian Community:
- Chapter 28: The Birth of the Church
- Chapter 29: The Church Grows
- Chapter 30: The Journeys of Paul
World Literature: We continue this week with the “Travel and Self-Recognition in the Face of the Other Unit” with selections from Dante's Divine Comedy [1010-1142]. Additionally, we will take a field trip to Hell—no permission slips needed—before looking at a couple of documentaries on this monumental work and then discussing the assignment for this text: creating a Contemporary Inferno.
Have a great week, and for those who celebrate Purim, a freilichen Purim!
Teacher Barb :)