Friday is the Spring Lock-in with the Class of 2018 [eighth graders] invited to join the Upper School for the night. The Classes of 2014 and 2015 are the joint hosts for the party. We will be having a pasta dinner and then settling down to a night of socializing, gaming, and movie watching [Academy Award winners]! Get your permission slips and $10 in as quickly as possible, so that we can do the necessary shopping ahead of time! Flyers for the Lock-in are available from US Advisors.
American Literature: Writing Assignment 1 is due on Wednesday, March 26th. The information for this is available in your syllabus [which is available on Jupiter Grades and on the class page]. This week we continue our exploration of American Literature 1820-1865: An American Renaissance—Nationalism, Transcendentalism, and Romanticism reading selections from several authors of the period:
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: “A Psalm of Life,” The Slave's Dream,” The Jewish Cemetery at Newport,” and “My Lost Youth”;
- Edgar Allan Poe: “The Raven” and “Annabel Lee”;
- Abraham Lincoln: “Address Delivered at the Dedication of the Cemetery at Gettysburg”: and,
- Henry David Thoreau: Walden.
Art History II: This week we continue with The Age of Revolutions by finishing up with the Post-Impressionists and moving on to Symbolism and art in America. So we have two documentaries and three chapters [or more, if we can] to read:
- IMAX: Van Gogh—A Brush with Genius;
- Gaugin, the Full Story;
- Post-Impressionism 2 and Art Nouveau;
- Symbolism; and,
- American Art in the Later 19th Century.
Shakespeare’s Tragedies and Histories: The 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. Once we finish these, we will continue reading out Julius Caesar. Please check your calendars to be sure that you are able to participate in our trip to the American Shakespeare Center in Staunton on April 16th [a Wednesday] to see a live performance of Othello! Permission slips for this will be available next week.
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 Tuesday, March 25th! The specifics are available on the class page and on Jupiter Grades. This week we will start Unit 11: The Letters of Paul:
- Chapter 31: Grace and Faith
- Chapter 32: The Power of Love
World Literature: This week we begin a new unit: Encounter with Supernatural and Spirit Worlds, and we will be reading two very different plays:
This week is an A week, and it wraps up with the Science Fair and the last Lock-in for the year! This should be a great week!
Teacher Barb :)