American Literature: We continue with literature from 1820 to 1865, starting with Washington Irving’s Rip Van Winkle and then continuing with selections from William Cullen Bryant, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Nathaniel Hawthorne. Reminder: Writing Assignment 1 [details in your syllabus] is due on Tuesday, March 26th!
Art History: First, we will look at the Glogster assignment for the Age of Revolutions unit; each of you will select an artist on which to focus. Then we will continue with the chapters on neoclassicism and romanticism:
- Neoclassical Painting: The Grand Style;
- Neoclassical Sculpture;
- Neoclassics and Romantics in England; and,
- Romantic Landscapes in Britain and America.
Mystery Fiction: Please finish reading Shinju and have your postcards and crime logs ready for Friday, March 22nd--this is a date change as these were originally due on Wednesday, March 20th. An early Easter present!
Publications & Media: We need the theme and the deadlines for individual sections set up! I want to see your plan in WRITING: who is responsible for what and when is it due? Also, we need to get the vendor letter and form and the flyers for the April Springathon finished and printed out!
Shakespeare’s Comedies: We are running a week ahead, so we will watch the 1935 film version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Although the film is somewhat dated, it is a fascinating look at how one of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies was translated to film nearly 80 years ago! Don’t forget, your AMND acrostic is due on Wednesday, March 26th!
Web 2.0: Tips, Tricks, and Tools: This week we are going to play with a couple of Web 2.0 tools that are just for fun. First, we will build a “wild” alter ego at http://www.buildyourwildself.com/ from the New York City Zoos and Aquariums, and then we will play with Wordle http://www.wordle.net/ to create “word clouds.” When you finish each day, you will need to share one of each with the rest of the class through our blog. Have you posted to our class blog yet this week???
World Literature: We begin a new unit this week: The Encounter with Supernatural and Spirit Worlds with Medea (433-465) by Euripides. From ancient Greece we will move to “The Golden Age of Japanese Culture” and the Nōh play, Dōjōji. We will be reading these two plays out in parts, so get ready to show us your dramatic skills! We will also talk about Writing Assignments 1 this week. Don’t forget, your haiku assignment is due on Wednesday, March 27th.
This is another A week, and Spring begins on Wednesday!
- Order potted shamrocks with intriguing sayings [$3.00 each pot] from The Class of 2016 this week!
- Order candy-filled Easter eggs from the Class of 2013 this week; the small ones, filled with jelly beans, are $1.00, and the large ones, with chocolate candies, are $2.00.
T. Barb :)