Books 10, 11, and 12 of The Odyssey are like Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them in The Odyssey. We will be meeting some very interesting and very dangerous creatures and humans. Get ready for the most interesting part of the story! Be sure that you are following along with the Travel Log assignments and questions. You should be writing these answers in your Daily Composition Notebooks.
Today, we have presentations for Circe, Aeolus, the Laestrygones, and Apollo. The remaining presentations will occur next week.
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Halfway done with the adventures of Odysseus! Too bad he is no closer to home, though. :( Perhaps one day... For now, make sure that you have completed all of the Travel Logs up through Book 9 in your Daily Composition Notebooks. Hold onto the Book 1, Book 5, and Odyssey Notes pages that you turned in Friday and received back today. You will need them for The Odyssey Part I Test coming up after we finish Book 12!
Tomorrow's presentations are Circe, Aeolus, the Laestrygones, and Apollo. Remember your visual aid!
|Statue found in Sperlonga, Italy|
|Steampunk Re-imagining of the Cyclops|
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
We will also be supplementing our understanding via the WGBH Boston mini-series interpretation. We will be completing ABC Charts within our Daily Composition Notebooks. Using the alphabet, we can identify lots of symbols and setting elements that set the tone and theme of The Scarlet Letter. These charts will help us identify the Dark Romantic style of Hawthorne's writing. Follow this link to watch a video about American Dark Romanticism.
Additionally, we will be doing pages from the Glencoe Activities Packet. Keep up with these papers in your Comp Notebooks and we'll work on them as we go!
For an online version of Hawthorne's original text, click here!
(Due in class on day mentioned)
Wed: Ch 1
Thurs: Ch 2-4
Fri: Ch 5-6