American Literature: Don't forget that your take home/open book quiz on Ralph Waldo Emerson is due on Monday, March 17th! The assignment sheet is available on the class page and on Jupiter Grades. Additionally, this week we will be reading one or two short stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne and and watching a third as we continue our exploration of American Literature 1820-1865: An American Renaissance—Nationalism, Transcendentalism, and Romanticism:
- Young Goodman Brown
- The Birthmark
- Rappaccini's Daughter
Art History II: For many people, the most popular art of the Age of Revolutions is Impressionism--Post-Impressionism could be included, and this week we will be watching a “first person” account from the personna of Claude Monet that looks at the most famous of the Impressionist painters: Bazille, Cézanne, Degas, Manet, Renoir, and, of course, Monet. It has taken concerted effort on our part, but, we are finally caught up!
Poetry and Nonfiction: First we will finish the presentations of the Poet and Poetry projects, and then we will continue reading Pilgrim at Tinker Creek—you should be through chapter ten by the end of the week! 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. On Friday, if the weather is good, we will be afield; don't forget to bring ten copies of your three poems to share!
Shakespeare’s Tragedies and Histories: Once we finish watching the second filmed version of Macbeth, we will begin reading Julius Caesar. Reminder: your midterm project presentations are scheduled for March 25th! Please be prepared to present by sending any PowerPoint presentations to me ahead of time! The specifics are on the class page and on Jupiter Grades.
The Word: The New Testament in Art, History, Literature, and Music: Your midterm project, The Object Speaks—The New Testament in Art, is due on Friday, March 21st! The specifics are available on the class page and on Jupiter Grades. This week we will finish Unit 10: The Early Christian Community:
- Chapter 30: The Journeys of Paul [we left off on page 270]
- Unit Feature: A Death with Meaning
World Literature: This week will be our last in the Travel and Self-Recognition in the Face of the Other unit. On Tuesday we will explore “The Rise of the Popular Arts in Pre-modern Japan” before reading a wonderful travel narrative from the 17th century: Matsuo Bashō's The Narrow Road of the Interior. Next we will look at the poetry form popularized by Bashō--the haiku, and, finally, we will write some haiku of our own! You will receive an assignment sheet for this project, and your haiku and the pictures you create to accompany them will be due on Thursday, April 3rd. The specifics are available on the class page and on Jupiter Grades.
This week is a B week, and there is only one more week left after this in the third quarter! Enjoy all of the holiday foods this week, regardless of which holidays you are celebrating!
"If failure is not an option, then neither is success."
Teacher Barb :)