American Literature: We continue our exploration of American Literature 1820-1865: An American Renaissance—Nationalism, Transcendentalism, and Romanticism with a review of important terms for this time period as well as reading selections from our textbook”
- Washington Irving: Rip Van Winkle
- William Cullen Bryant: “Thanatopsis” and “To a Waterfowl”
- Ralph Waldo Emerson: Nature and Self-Reliance
Art History II: We continue with the Age of Revolutions with several reading selections and two documentaries:
- Academic Art in Europe
- Simon Schama's Power of Art: Turner [DVD]
- French Realism
- French Landscape: the Barbizon School
- Art of the Western World, Episode 7: A Fresh View—Impressionism and Post-impressionism [DVD]
- Impressionism 1: the Early Years
- Impressionism 2: the Later Years
- Sculpture in the Later 19th Century
Poetry and Nonfiction: This week we will begin reading Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, an excellent example of observational writing. The Poet and Poetry projects are due on Thursday, March 13th, so please be prepared to present! Keep working on your Cosmic Oranges assignments as this entire project is due on Thursday, March 27th. The different handouts are available on the class page, and the overall project instructions are on the class page and on Jupiter Grades.
Shakespeare’s Tragedies and Histories: We are watching two very different filmed versions of Macbeth this week before moving on to reading Julius Caesar. Reminder: The Tragedy of Macbeth acrostic is due on Thursday, March 13th. The specifics are on the class page and on Jupiter Grades.
The Word: The New Testament in Art, History, Literature, and Music: First we will be watching Jesus Christ, Superstar! Then we will return to Unit 10: The Early Christian Community:
- Chapter 28: The Birth of the Church—we left off on page 260 with “Stephen's execution”
- Chapter 29: The Church Grows
- Chapter 30: The Journeys of Paul
- Unit Feature: A Death with Meaning
World Literature: Your Contemporary Inferno assignment is due on Thursday, March 13th! We continue with the Travel and Self-Recognition in the Face of the Other unit. On Tuesday we will look at the “General Prologue” and “The Miller's Tale” from Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales. On Thursday, we will discuss the results of your assignment from February 28th to create a contemporary Inferno based on our study of Dante's Inferno. The specifics are available on the class page and on Jupiter Grades.
I hope you remember to “spring forward”--Daylight Saving Time/Summer Time begins at 2:00 [3:00] AM on Sunday, March 9th. Yes, you are coming off of Spring Break and immediately have to get up even earlier, so change your clocks and don't be late on Monday! This is an A week.
Teacher Barb :)