Archive | September, 2013

IB homework starting 9/30

30 Sep

Due Mon(A)/Tues(B), Sept 30/Oct 1

Due Wed(A)/Thurs(B), Oct 2/3

  • Read “The North and South of Temperament” (sorry, I don’t have an e-copy)

Due Fri(A)/Mon(B), Oct 4/7

  • Quiz on McLuhan, rhetoric, and stereotypes in the media
    • It will be short. There will be a short vocab section followed by a few short answers.
    • vocab: media, rhetoric, pathos, ethos, logos, environment, global village, text, stereotype
    • short answers: three short answers (out of four options) relating to The Medium is the Massage and our discussions

Due Tues(A)/Wed(B), Oct 8/9

  • nothing due; it’s a good time to cuddle up with a good book or read a few extra articles!

Due Thurs(A)/Fri(B), Oct 10/11

  • Vocab unit 1 quiz (yay, vocab is here!)
    • The unit homework is optional. I am not checking it for completion, but you should know yourself well enough to determine whether or not you need to do the homework in order to manage the quiz.
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Freshman English HW starting Sept. 30

30 Sep

Due Mon(A)/Tues(B), Sept 30/Oct 1

  • Read “The Woman Who Fell From the Sky” (Native American creation myth)

Due Wed(A)/Thurs(B), Oct 2/3

  • Read the Inca and Mayan creation myths

Due Fri(A)/Mon(B), Oct 4/7

Due Tues(A)/Wed(B), Oct 8/9

  • Upload creation myth to turnitin.com by 11:59pm the day you have class
  • Meet in the HIVE to set up blogs! Woo hoo!

Back to School Night Information

26 Sep

Hello, parents!

If you were unable to come to back to school night, or even if you were here and would like to find the information we reviewed, you can do so here.

I’m looking forward to a fantastic year!

Frosh homework starting 9/24

23 Sep

Due Tues(A)/Wed(B), Sept 24/25

  • Read “The Enuma Elish” and “The Creation, Destruction, and Rebirth of the Universe” (I gave you hard copies of both in class)

Due Thurs(A)/Fri(B), Sept 26/27

  • Read the creation myths from India, China, and Japan. I gave you hard copies in class. Look for similarities among all the myths we’ve read so far.

Due Mon(A)/Tues(B), Sept 30/Oct 1

  • Read “The Woman Who Fell From the Sky” (Native American creation myth)

Due Wed(A)/Thurs(B), Oct 2/3

  • Read the Inca and Mayan creation myths

IB Homework starting 9/20

20 Sep

Due Fri(A)/Mon(B), Sept 20/23

  • Read up to p. 107 in The Medium is the Massage

Due Tues(A)/Wed(B), Sept 24/25

  • Finish The Medium is the Massage

Due Thurs(A)/Fri(B), Sept 26/27

  • Nothing due- take some time to read something of your choice!

Due Mon(A)/Tues(B), Sept 30/Oct 1

Due Wed(A)/Thurs(B), Oct 2/3

IB homework week of 9/16/13

12 Sep

Due Mon(A)/Tues(B), September 16/17

  • Read up to page 41 of The Medium is the Massage. I know 41 pages sounds like a lot, but it goes quickly. I read the whole book in less than two hours, and I’m a slow reader. As you read, try to think of connections to today’s media. Remember that the book was written in 1967! Uncanny, right?

Due Wed(A)/Thurs(B), Sept 18/19

  • Faux blog post to turnitin by 11:59pm on the day we have class
  • Read up to page 81 in The Medium is the Massage. There’s not actually a page number written on the page, but it’s a blurry photograph (I’m not quite sure what it is), and in the top right-hand corner in white text, it says, “In the name of “progress,” our official culture is striving to force the new media to do the work of the old.” 

Frosh homework week of 9/16/13

12 Sep

Due Mon(A)/Tues(B), September 16/17

Due Wed(A)/Thurs(B), Sept 18/19