Week of December 1st- December 5th
Hello my lovelies!
Here's a look at the week ahead:
Monday (No Periods 2 or 6): Period 4 will work on finishing up their Oedipus rough drafts, due on Tuesday.
Tuesday: Oedipus rough drafts are due, worth a quiz grade!!! We will be peer editing in class.
Wednesday (No Period 4): We will begin our Money, Power, & Corruption Unit.
Thursday: Periods 2 & 6 will start discussing how ideas and objects corrupt both people and society. Period 4 will begin our Money, Power, & Corruption Unit.
Friday (No Periods 2 or 6): Period 4 will start discussing how ideas and objects corrupt both people and society.
***ALL FINAL OEDIPUS ESSAYS ARE DUE AT THE START OF CLASS ON MONDAY, DECEMBER 8TH.***
Keeping in mind The Epic of Gilgamesh, The Book of the Dead, and Adoration of the Disk, select one of the assessments below. Each response should be either 2 stanzas or 2 paragraphs, 8-10 sentences (or lines) each.
Choice # 1
Go to www.bookofdead.com.
Go to the interactive plates on the website.
Choose one of the poems and independently identify the speaker, tone, and belief in the afterlife. (2 lines)
Write your own Book of the Dead poem. You may choose Osiris, or another character from any text we have read, and follow the guidelines above. (14-18 lines)
Complete an autobiographical papyrus scroll.
Respond to the following questions and write your own autobiographical papyrus scroll. Use the scrolls on www.bookofdead.com as an example.
A) What would you like people to find written about you when they open your tomb thousands of years from now? (1 paragraph)
B) Would you leave instructions about how to bury you, your feelings on this current life, what you expect out of the next life? (1 paragraph)
Week of 10/14...
The week of 10/6
Monday, 10/6 (D Day)- Period 2, 4, 6-
continue reading Gilgamesh
Tuesday, 10/7 (A Day)- (no period 4)
periods 2&6- finish reading Gilgamesh
Wednesday, 10/8 (B Day)-
period 4-finish reading Gilgamesh
periods 2& 6- begin discussing the symbolism in Gilgamesh and work on packet
Thursday, 10/9 (C Day)- (no period 2 or 6) begin discussing the symbolism in Gilgamesh and work on packet
Friday, 10/ 10 (D Day)- work on open ended response
Homework Reminder for tomorrow!
I hope that you've enjoyed your long weekend!
Please remember to read 'The Death of Enkidu' and write your 1 paragraph response for tomorrow! This is the story and "Pause and Reflect" question that I photocopied for you.
See you tomorrow!
The week of 9/29
The Epic Hero's Journey
View the Prezi from class on Epic Heroes and their journeys below.
What is culture?
We all belong to a culture.
Culture is the combination of:
· human knowledge
that we learn and pass on to future generations.
We usually express our culture in certain ways, like
· how we dress
· what we eat
· what we believe
· even how we played as kids
For your first blog post, due by Wednesday at 11:59pm, I would like you to write 1-2 paragraphs on what culture you most closely identify with. You may base this blog post on different cultures and groups that we have discussed in class. You may include pictures and video clips in your post if you would like, but you still must write 1-2 paragraphs. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.
How to create your class blog
Here's the video step-by-step process of how to create your class blog.
It was really great meeting all of you on Friday! I'm looking forward to seeing you again tomorrow!
Things you should remember:
I'm looking forward to a great year with all of you.
Ms. Barbour is an 11th grade English and Poetry teacher at Franklin High School.