This is an A week, and there are only three weeks left before the third quarter ends and Progress Reports come out. If you are missing any assignments, you should DEFINITELY get on track!
American Literature: We will finish up the period of 1700-1820 with two assignments, the Tombstones which are due on Wednesday, March 14th, and the writing assignment which is due on March 30th [see page 5 of the syllabus for specific information for this assignment]. We will begin the next period, 1820-1865: An American Renaissance--Nationalism, Transcendentalism, and Romanticism with an overview before viewing The Last of the Mohicans.
Poetry and Nonfiction: I hope you have been working on your Poet and Poetry Project as these are due Monday, March 12th—yes the day we return from break! I have already extended the due date once, so you have had plenty of notice.... Don't forget it's an A Friday, so we have a poetry day!
Publications and Media: We really need to buckle down and get moving in teams of two on beginning the pages and getting the yearbook for 2010-2011 under control. We also need to focus [yes, pun intended!] on getting pictures for the 2011-2012 yearbook! So this week we will determine how we can wok most efficiently with the resources we have, and we will be setting deadlines for our projects and working on tutorials for our Adobe programs—we are going to be very busy, so come to class prepared to WORK!
Shakespeare's Tragedies and Histories: Now that we have finished reading the play, we will view two very different productions of Macbeth--one that is traditional and one that is decidedly more modern. Don't forget about your acrostic for Macbeth; this is due on Wednesday, March 21st. Also, the Midterm Projects are due on Wednesday, March 28th, so keep working on these!
The Word: We have now seen three different versions of the crucifixion, but we still have one, possibly two, more to go—after we get some reading done. This week we will be looking at Unit Ten: The Early Christian Community. We should be able to get through Chapter 28: “The Birth of the Church,” Chapter 29: “The Church Grows,” Chapter 30: The Journeys of Paul,” and the Unit Feature: “A Death with Meaning.” Keep working on your New Testament Art Explication project which is due on Friday, March 23rd.
World Literature: Hopefully you finished “The Prologue” and then read “The Miller's Tale” from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales during the break, although since there seem to be quite a few World Lit textbooks in cubbies, I am concerned about this.... We will be using “The Prologue” as part of our journey to premodern Japan this week when we attempt to write haiku.
Don't forget to change your clocks on Saturday night [Spring forward; Fall backward] or you could be late to school on Monday!
Teacher Barb :)