- Tuesday the 15th: the Lions Club will conduct a free vision screening, but you DO need to have a completed permission form to be included.
- Saturday the 19th: the Mystery Dinner Theatre returns!
American Literature: This week we will read three authors who are giants in the 1820-1865 era of Nationalism, Romanticism, and Transcendentalism:
- Nathaniel Hawthorne: “Young Goodman Brown,” “The Birthmark” [589-92, 605-614, 631-643], and Rappaccini’s Daughter [DVD]
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: “A Psalm of Life,” “The Slave’s Dream,” “The Jewish Cemetery at Newport,” and “My Lost Youth” [643-652]
- Edgar Allan Poe: “The Raven” and “Annabel Lee” [671-679, 689-701]
Art History II: This week we continue with Impressionism with two films and one chapter from our textbook:
- The Impressionists [DVD]
- Post Impressionism 1
- Lust for Life [DVD]
Poetry & Nonfiction: Your sonnet from Pilgrim at Tinker Creek is due on Thursday, March 17th! This week we will be working on Alliteration and Assonance, and then we will create some found poetry on Thursday, so be prepared to be creative!
Shakespeare's Tragedies and Histories: We should finish reading King Lear on Monday, and when we finish, we will begin the film of this play starring Lawrence Olivier—a powerful performance which clearly shows Lear’s descent into madness. After that? A modernized version of the play, King of Texas. Reminder: your Macbeth acrostic assignment is due on Wednesday the 16th!
The Word--The New Testament: Reminder: The Object Speaks—The New Testament in Art is due on Tuesday the 15th! On Thursday you will be presenting your travel brochures of for one of Paul’s journeys. Remember, the goal is to make us WANT to endure the hardships of a journey to one of these first century cities/places!
Finally, we will finish up with some reading--Unit Twelve: Other Letters:
- Chapter 35: “The Fulfillment”
World Literature: This week we continue our unit on Travel and Self-Recognition in the Face of the Other as we travel to Japan:
- “The Rise of Popular Arts in Pre-modern Japan” [2130-2107]
- Matsuo Bashō: The Narrow Road of the Interior [2108-2134]
- Postcards from the Narrow Road to the Deep North—a PowerPoint Presentation of haiku and the visual arts
- The Haiku Moment: Seeing the World in a Grain of Sand—writing haiku--Haiku assignment [see the handout for specific information] due on Wednesday, March 23rd.
Online Classes: please make sure that you are on track and on task!
This is an A week with some interesting "holidays." On Monday [3.14], have some pie for Pi Day! On Tuesday, beware the Ides of March [the 15th], on Thursday wear your green and enjoy some corned beef and cabbage for Saint Paddy's Day [the 17th], and wear red and eat pierogi on Saturday for Saint Joseph's Day [the 19th].
Teacher Barb :)