Friday 10/28 (White)--End of 1st Quarter
HISTORY drives literature! HISTORY determines what is being written!
View: (fill in Listening Guide! I'll give you a copy. Keep in folder!)
1. The Roaring 1920s Part 1
2. To Live in the 20s--6 minutes of video clips from the 1920s depicting many aspects of the culture of the decade.
3. Life in the Roaring 1920s--a student project
4. Prohibition in the 1920s from CBS Sunday Morning
Many of the topics from these video clips are rolled into F. Scott Fitzgerald's works.
To kick off our study of the 1920s and The Great Gatsby, we will get one of our Language Arts Common Core Speaking & Listening requirements out of the way with a short presentation.
Click to read the Roaring Twenties 2-Minute Tech Talk Guidelines
Previous Days' Lessons:
Gather all of your supplies: textbook, notes packets, laptop.
**Shut cell phone off and don't bring it out. If I see it, you'll forfeit your test.
2 part test:
Part 1: Use your notes! Click to Access Major Movements in American Lit portion
After you complete this online portion, you must CLOSE YOUR LAPTOP and put it away. Come to get a paper copy of Part 2.
Part 2: Use your book and notes! Early American Literature. I included page numbers for the works on the test. Record answers on the test.
Move to auditorium. Spread out. You may sit along the walls but must be at least 6-8 feet from each other. This will give you room to spread out all of your notes and textbook.
Click to Access Notes for Unit test next week
Wrap up Emerson and Thoreau
Self Reliance:View this Student Project, which other than the pronunciation of Socrates, does a nice job of summarizing the piece.
Walden: View this blog post
View: Thoreau and Walden Pond
View: Walden: The Ballad of Thoreau-part 1
View: Walden: The Ballad of Thoreau-part 2
View: Walden: The Ballad of Thoreau part 6 at 3:57
The last lines of Walden: "Only that day dawns to which we are awake. There is more day to dawn. The sun is but a morning star."
Explanation? Every morning a new day dawns, the sun comes up--but you don't see that dawn, or experience that light, unless you are out of bed and awake to see it. In the same way, there are many opportunities to become an enlightened person, to "see the light" of truth, to grow in learning and wisdom -- but we will receive that "light" only to the extent that we are awake to it, that is, open to receiving it, ready to hear or see.
Transcendentalism tells us that. For instance, in "Self-Reliance" Emerson wrote that "A man should learn to detect and watch that gleam of light which flashes across his mind from within, more than the lustre of the firmament of bards and sages." In that line, he is saying that we must trust our own thoughts, we must see and hear our own wisdom. We should not dismiss our own thoughts and replace them with the words of poets and people that society calls wise. The "luster of the firmament" would be like the reference in your quote to "the light which puts out our eyes." That light, the wisdom offered by the words of others, can be so bright that it blinds us -- and here I think he is saying that if we take someone else's words IN PLACE OF our own thoughts and in-ward knowing, we will not be able to be enlightened, but will suffer a different kind of darkness.
It takes more than "the mere lapse of time" to bring us enlightenment. It takes our own attendance to the matter; it takes trusting our inward thoughts and experiences.
Today you will take a quiet, self-guided tour through Henry David's Thoreau's "Walden"! Enjoy your trip to the woods!!
1. Get a big yellow lit book from cupboard.
2. Get an activity packet from Mrs. Whalen.
3. Turn to pg. 381. Read EVERYTHING on this page as an introduction. Also please use the packet as your own READER'S NOTEBOOK to jot down some of Thoreau's aphorisms. As you work your way through the text, record thoughtful responses.
4. Finally, return here AFTER you finish the close reading activity and read these TWO Real-World Applications of Thoreau's philosophy:
MUG: Commas continued
1. Find your Grammar: Quiz Yourself packet in folder. Turn to pg. 227 and do the Comma Quiz Yourself. Check the first 5, read the rules, turn it over to pg. 228 and fill in commas on pg. 228.
2. Comma Rule Sheet & practice that I will share
3. Now practice:
Insert the commas!
Multiple Choice Quiz #1
Multiple Choice Quiz #2
Practice commas here!
Last best practice here!
4. Finally, complete and submit Comma Assignment #2 at Quia (11 pts)
Comma Assignment #3 at Quia--this is another 18 point one.
Literature: from "Self Reliance" : Quote
1. View 10 of Emerson's Greatest Quotes--all but 1 deal with SELF-RELIANCE and the importance of developing one's POTENTIAL as an individual.
2. View this Student Project, which other than the pronunciation of Socrates, does a nice job of summarizing the piece.
3. Discussion of Self-Reliance (each table will present 1 box or 1 question from worksheet)
"What is an American?" pg. 289 and close reading activity
Read pp. 340-343: Intro to Romanticism and Transcendentalism
Assignment for Tuesday 10/18
Read from "Self Reliance" by Ralph Waldo Emerson pg. 363-368
Here is the excerpt! Sorry about the quality. It's the best our copier could do. If you zoom in, it's a lot better! I included 2 copies of the essay. DO look at both, as there are good margin notes and comments on BOTH copies!
Complete this ANALYSIS. (I will also give you a hard copy)! TRY to do this on your own! This is the kind of analysis you will have to do for AP!
--Published in 1841, "Self-Reliance" is an essay that urges readers to trust their own intuition and common sense rather than automatically following popular opinion and conforming to the will of the majority.
--Two themes to watch for:
1. Trust your own inner voice.
2. Avoid consistency as an end in itself: Being consistent is not always wise. An idea or regimen to which you stubbornly cling can become outmoded tomorrow.
Click to Access Notes for Unit test next week
MUG: Intro to commas. Complete the outline of 14 common comma rules.
Do application activities in packet--add commas where necessary.
What's the difference between a semicolon sentence and a FANBOYS sentence with commas?
Then, work through these activities:
Multiple Choice--click on the link labeled Multiple Choice in the menu on the left!
OWL (Online Writing Lab) There are SIX comma exercises here. Do them all!
Now: Complete by midnight on Sunday night (so 11:59pm on Sunday night)!
Complete and submit Comma Usage Assignment #1 at Quia. (18 pts) Use your rule sheet.
Comma Usage at Quia (11 pts).
Then next week we will do more practice and take another 18 point and another 11 point quiz.
The Age of Reason: "Speech to the Virginia Convention" (Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death Speech)
It's 1775: The American colonies fear a British attack. Patrick Henry speaks to Virginians who are meeting about the issue. He says it is his duty to speak out. He points out that Britain is preparing for war. The British are sending ships and armies to the colonies. The reason for this buildup can only be to attach the colonies. Henry says that the colonists have tried to reach peaceful agreements with Britain, but their efforts have failed. He encourages them to fight to be free.
1. Read pg. 262 Background
2. Who was Patrick Henry? just through 2:07, then 39:48-43:30.
3.. Read pg. 260-261 on Persuasive Rhetoric and see worksheet of Literary Devices and Persuasive Techniques used in the speech.
What are Ethos, Pathos and Logos?
4. Number the paragraphs in the speech! Do this together so we match up!
5. Listen to speech (7 minutes)
6. Next, go over the persuasive techniques and rhetorical devices in the speech
Relevance for Today: What We Can Learn from Patrick Henry's Speech
Literary Devices in the Speech
Ethos, Pathos and Logos in the Speech
Assignment: Read "What is an American?"
Friday, October 7: PSAT PREP
If you plan to take the PSAT, FIND TIME TO COMPLETE A FULL PRACTICE TEST! PRACTICE makes PROGRESS!
View selected portions of this Prep Video. Watch 12:58-21:00. Watch 26:12 to 30:52. Watch 34:58 to end of Reading explanation (3-4 minutes)
Go through Student Guide pp 1-2, pg. 5 (this is what you picked up from Mrs. Lupkes)
Do the Writing & Language Practice Test on pg. 24 in Practice Test #2 booklet. This test is 35 minutes. Tear out pg. 3/4 for answer sheet. Time yourself!
Score your practice test HERE at the collegeboard site. Answers are on pg. 5
Use THIS SITE as you practice! Scroll down to the test resources, answer explanations, etc.
Wednesday, October 5
You are a good student. You do your homework. You come to class on time. You believe you will be successful, then you hear THIS.
You think THAT was scary? Just imagine how the Puritans felt when they heard...
"Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" by Jonathan Edwards
One of the angriest and most evocative sermons ever delivered, this speech, which could be subtitled "Hell and How to Avoid it," will stay with you for a long time (like my sorry parody "Students in the Hands of an Angry Teacher :-)
The Puritan Tradition: Historical Background: Between Heaven and Hell
Read pp. 134-135
View: TED Video Introduction
Figurative language used in the sermon: Simile, Metaphor, Personification, Hyperbole, Alliteration
Read pg. 152 Building Background
see pp. 153-156--pictures and quotes
Follow along on the handout as we listen from 18:50 to 29:25
Highlight & Mark up the sermon on the handout. Fill the margins with notes! Answer questions.
Complete T/F Quiz and Selection Test
Monday, October 3
Take out packet on Creation stories and be prepared to ADD notes to your sheet during the discussion.
View: Socratic Seminars
*Note that the teacher is NOT involved in the Socratic Seminar. And in this first discussion especially, I will not contribute or participate. I will be observing along with your evaluators.
Quick Review of "The Sky Tree"
1. First, read about Diver Myths-- Carefully read paragraphs 1, 2 and 4, then look at your Christianity/Sky Tree Boxes. Add any information you believe is pertinent.
2. Now read this about Archetypes: Myths told by peoples around the world share common elements known as archetypes. An archetype is a symbol, story pattern, event, character type or landscape found in literature across different cultures and eras. Mother Earth, the Tree of Life, the Garden of Eden, Good and Evil are all archetypes in creation stories.
In “The Sky Tree”, a creation myth (an earth diver myth), Aataentsic (Ay-tay-ent-sick) (the Earth Mother) cuts down the SkyTree (the Tree of Life) because her ailing husband, the chief (the Great Spirit) of Sky Land (Heaven or the Garden of Eden) asks her for the tree’s healing fruit. When the Sky Tree falls through a hole in the sky, she throws herself after it. Animals on the water-covered earth hurry to build an island (the earth) upon Turtle’s back, where Aataentsic and the SkyTree can come to rest. Eventually, the Sky Tree takes root in the new earth.
3. Now view THIS Story Presentation
**Here is another important detail that I hope you noticed: a turtle is the organizer of the rescue effort. A female turtle. Why do you think the tribe that told this story chose a TURTLE? Why not use a different animal?
Aha!!: Native American Turtle Mythology
Get Socratic Circle Assignments and Evaluator Guides
We will use THIS GUIDE for listening in outer circle
Armed with ALL of this background knowledge, let's begin! Take worksheet packet and writing utensil to the library!
We will honor the EMPTY chair policy so that if anyone from the OUTER circle feels the need to add or revise something important to the circle, he/she may do so quickly.
Circle A: Discuss the 5 "Sky Tree" Study Questions
Circle B: Discuss the Comparison of the other 4 Creation Stories to the Native American Creation Myth.
After the Seminar, read: The Earth Diver Creation Myths
If time allows, meet with your evaluator to discuss your performance in the Socratic Seminar. Turn in Evaluator Sheets.
Evaluate class performance