American Literature: We continue with literature from 1820 to 1865, with poetry from:
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: “A Psalm of Life,” “The Slave’s Dream,” “The Jewish Cemetery at Newport,” and “My Lost Youth” [643-652]; and,
- Edgar Allan Poe: “The Raven” and “Annabel Lee.”
Art History: This is a reading week for us, and we will continue our exploration of the Art of the Revolutionary Era with the following chapters:
- Neoclassics and Romantics in England
- Romantic Landscapes in Britain and America
- German and Scandinavian Romanticism
- French Romanticism
- Painting in Victorian Britain
- Academic Art in Europe
- French Realism
- French Landscape: the Barbizon School
Mystery Fiction: Some of you still need to turn in postcards and crime logs for Shinju… These were due on Friday, March 22nd! You have an easy week as all we are doing is reading Sujata Massey’s The Salaryman’s Wife. I can’t wait to see what you think of this one!
Publications & Media: I have one person’s assignments and deadlines in writing, but no one else seems to have turned this in…. We need the theme and the deadlines for individual sections set up if we plan to get the 2012-2013 yearbook completed on time! I want to see your plan in WRITING: who is responsible for what and when is it due? This MUST be completed on Monday before you leave class!
Shakespeare’s Comedies: The acrostics for A Midsummer Night’s Dream are due on Tuesday, March 26th! We will continue reading out Much Ado About Nothing. The only assignment you have over the holiday is the midterm project [see the assignment sheet for more details] which is due the week of April 9th.
Web 2.0 Tips, Trick, and Tools: Hopefully you enjoyed playing with the Build Yourself Wild and Wordle tools AND you posted the link or a screenshot of your Wordle to our blog so that I can give you credit for completing this. Hopefully you have also posted at least two entries to our class blog for last week… This week we will be looking at another word cloud tool, Tagxedo http://www.tagxedo.com/ and TED Talks. [There is an RSS feed on our blog page for TED Talks, or you may go there directly with this link: http://www.ted.com/talks.] On Monday we will look at some TED Talks, and then YOU will locate a TED Talk on a subject of interest to you and watch it. Then for Wednesday, you will summarize the TED Talk you chose and turn that summary into a Tagxedo to share with us. Finally, you will save your Tagxedo TED as a jpg or other picture file and send it to me to post in a Tagxedo TED gallery on our blog page!
World Literature: We will read [act out?] the Nōh play, Dōjōji, so get ready to show us your dramatic skills! We will also look at the essay on “The Twentieth Century: Self and Other in Global Context” [2587-2613] before reading a modern allegorical horror story, Franz Kafka’s “The Metamorphosis" [2746-2784]. Don’t forget, your haiku assignment is due on Wednesday, March 27th.
This is a short week, but a busy one for families with Passover beginning at sundown on Tuesday [the 26th], and Holy Week activities culminating in Easter on Sunday [the 31st.] We do NOT have classes on Thursday [Staff Professional Development Day on the 28th], and there is no school on Friday [the 29th] or the following Monday [April 1st].
Chag kasher v’same’ach (חַג כָשֵׁר וְשָׂמֵחַ) and Hoppy Easter!
Teacher Barb :)