The Class of 2015 will have a Bake Sale on Tuesday, April 1st, so please stop by and support us in out fundraising efforts. This Friday we will have our monthly breakfast for April, so we have lots to do this week. Don’t forget, the Josten’s rep will be here on Friday, April 4th during Advisory to take orders and deposits for class rings!
American Literature: We continue our exploration of American Literature 1820-1865: An American Renaissance—Nationalism, Transcendentalism, and Romanticism reading selections from two great poets:
- Walt Whitman: “Prelude” to Leaves of Grass,” “One's-Self I Sing,” “Shut Not Your Doors,” “When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer,” and “Letters to Ralph Waldo Emerson”'; and,
- Emily Dickinson: poetry selections.
Art History II: We have fallen a little behind, but that's OK. This week we continue with The Age of Revolutions by finishing up the documentary on Gauguin before moving on to several reading selections:
- Post-Impressionism 2 and Art Nouveau;
- American Art in the Later 19th Century;
- Twentieth-Century Art: A New Constitution;
- Impression and Expressionism Outside France;
- Expressionism 1: Die Brűcke;
- Der Blaue Reiter; and,
Poetry and Nonfiction: This week we will have a final discussion of Pilgrim at Tinker Creek [Reminder: the sonnet in response to PaTC is due on April 24th.] before looking at a memoir of a Polish Catholic woman who experienced the Holocaust as a rescuer: In My Hands. We will also be afield on Friday if the weather is acceptable, so please be prepared with eleven copies of the three poems you plan to share with us this week!
Shakespeare’s Tragedies and Histories: We need to finish the midterm project presentations! 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 this week. In order to have that play read before we see it performed, we will make an adjustment in our schedule and read Othello next and read King Lear after we finish with Othello.
The Word: The New Testament in Art, History, Literature, and Music: This week we will continue our readings from Unit 11: The Letters of Paul:
- Chapter 33: “The Christian Community”;
- Chapter 34: “Social Order”; and
- Unit Feature: “Augustine,”
World Literature: This week we continue the unit Encounter with Supernatural and Spirit Worlds, and we will be looking at a 20th century work, Franz Kafka’s Metamorphosis. We may have time to work on Writing Assignment 1, which is due on April 15th [please check your syllabus for the specifics for this assignment]. Reminder: 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.
Teacher Barb :)