Reading day for Global Lit novel--read first half of class then,
Show me first THREE slides of Keynote today! (See template! Title slide, Map slide and Author slide)
and Last 3 Current Event Presentations
Previous Days' Assignments:
Reading day for Global Lit novel
Post at QuickTopic at end of class
Start adding info to Keynote Template. (Sorry, file is apparently too large. I'll share in Google Drive and give you a hard copy.)
Here is the Keynote Checklist to use as you are designing.
Reading day for Global Lit novel.
Post at QuickTopic at end of class.
Thursday, January 21
Current Event presentations
Tuesday, January 19
Introduction to class: What is World Lit?
Video Notes--fill this in as you watch!
Since this is your first and possibly your last class dedicated SOLELY to literature, watch for the three key ideas in
Why is Literature Important to Us?
View Why World Lit?
View Key Themes in World Lit
View Themes in Literature
Top 100 World Lit Titles
Intro to Global Lit Project: Adolescent Lives in Times of War and Conflict
Watch video for Adolescent Lives in Times of War and Conflict!
Go to Library to select book for project.
Record name, book title, and country of origin
See Reading Calendar for Jan/Feb.
Assignment: Find and present a Current Event from the country in which your book is set. EVERYONE be ready to present. You will open and share the article with the class JUST as a visual aid. Your ONE to TWO minute presentation must include a simple WHO/WHAT/WHERE/WHEN/WHY explanation of an event that happened VERY recently and WHY we should care!! Do NOT read the article to us.
Site of Interest: World Literature Today
For current event about your country: Now considered three of best sources for news of the world:
Al Jazeera and BBC News and The Guardian
or go to
Sierra Leone Read this!
Sudan (Darfur is in the western part of Sudan)
Read about Jharia coal fires!
Nepal Click on the link to Latest Issue on the right
**Directory for Online Newspapers of the World