New Year, New Goals
What are your goals for the new year?
Personally, I don't like using the word resolution. The concept of new years resolutions usually taunts me, primarily because I forget my resolutions within 3 days.
Instead, I like to set a few goals. If they happen, great. If not, oh well.
In 2015, I want to:
What about you? Do you have any goals?
Hello my lovelies!
Here's a look at the week ahead:
Monday : Oedipus rough drafts are due, worth a quiz grade!!! We will be peer editing in class.
Tuesday: We will begin our Money, Power, & Corruption Unit.
Wednesday : We will start discussing the role of gender in Victorian Literature and society as an introduction to A Doll's House.
Thursday: (No Class)
Friday: We will begin reading A Doll's House. ***ALL FINAL OEDIPUS ESSAYS ARE DUE AT THE START OF CLASS ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5TH.***
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.
Write your own Book of the Dead poem. You may choose Osiris and follow the guidelines above.
Complete an autobiographical papyrus scroll.
Respond to the following questions:
A) What would you like people to find written about you when they open your tomb thousands of years from now?
B) Would you leave instructions about how to bury you, your feelings on this current life, what you expect out of the next life?
Write an autobiographical papyrus scroll. Use the scrolls on www.bookofdead.com as an example.
Homework Reminder for Tomorrow!
I hope you had an enjoyable long weekend!
Please remember to read 'The Story of the Flood' for class tomorrow--there will be a reading check.
See you tomorrow!!
The week of 9/29...
Read pages 32-40. (the preparing to read information, The Death of Enkidu and The Search for Everlasting Life)
Answer the Pause & Reflect Questions on page 36 and page 38.
Have a great long weekend!!!
The Epic Hero and His/Her Journey
View the Prezi from class 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 step-by-step video of how to create your class blog.
First Day/ Reminders
It was really great meeting all of you today! I'm looking forward to seeing you again on Monday.
Things you should remember for Monday:
Have a fun, relaxing weekend! 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.