This is a computer day, to do homework, to do the reading, to complete the vocab. It is my gift to you.
FOR Monday - read the INTRODUCTION to Gilgamesh (it is about two pages),
OPEN NOTE QUIZ ON THE READING- take notes on two sides of a 3x5 index card about Gilgamesh.
For Tuesday - VOCAB to do for Tuesday (it shouldn't take more than a half-hour)
For Wednesday - personal narrative (RUBRIC IS HERE). Remember, if you turn it in Thursday, it is 10% off of your grade, Friday 20% off.
Your group has signed up to present on Thursday, Friday, or Monday!
THERE WILL BE NO OTHER HOMEWORK FOR NEXT WEEK, so plan accordingly.
The text is here: INTRODUCTION.
Read this for Monday, all the way through the section "On Translating" Be prepared to take a short (and easy) quiz on the reading. Make sure that you look up terms as you read, like scribe, epic, cuneiform, and other words you are not familiar with.
If you have not been able to play your myth, this password is for you!
You need to use this link.
I returned your rough drafts with lots of feedback.
No second person: YOU
Do not use VERY, REALLY, COOL, NEAT, DIFFERENT, INTERESTING, BAD, GOOD, NICE
Instead, find a word that describes it better!
Instead of clichés, (for example: the news was not going to be good / a sinking feeling / butterflies in the stomach)
describe what it feels like to you.
We worked in the lab today on the Creation Myth Project.
HW - MLA draft, along with all pre-writes, edits, and rough draft, is due next Wednesday.
Your project (Wednesday's post) is due Thursday, next week.
You defined realism, naturalism, abstraction, non-representational, and idealism.
(these terms will show up in both literature and art, by the by)
We remembered what advantage literature has over art (according to Lessing)--
Art captures a moment, while literature can move across time.
We got the project instructions (READ THEM - or you will miss the requirements or the point)
We worked in the computer lab, finding the creation myths of various folk.
Remember, Wikipedia is NOT a scholarly website. Do not site this as a source!
Japan, Hawaii, and others, I should have access to your myths by tomorrow!
HW - Read 7-8.5 and page 15 (reading is in Tuesday's post)
I have your roughly drafted personal narratives, and I am working on giving you feedback for a final draft.
Today we moved into a discussion of art.
You wrote a 6 minute response to the question:
What is the purpose of art (all types) for you personally? for society?
We discussed that seeing is learned.
We looked at the Sphynx, and you are doing the following
HOMEWORK: read the first 6.5 pages of the article attached here.