Week 04: Oedipus Paper RD and The Apology

Tuesday/Wednesday: RD or Reading work

Block B-

You had the RD of your Oedipus paper returned and had a last work day on the paper.  Your final draft is due November 20. Please have all of the bits of the process to turn in, the RD marked by me, and the final draft.  You also need to submit to turnitin.com for evaluation by November 20.

Block E-

You started the next reading selection “The Apology” by Plato.

Tasks:

  1. Read the background information on pages 246-7
    • Identify cultural context that may be important
    • Identify (start to at least) information about the democracy of Athens that may be in opposition to the ideas presented in “The Funeral Speech of Pericles”
  2. Read and annotate the “Apology”
    • Use postitnotes
    • Summarize section by section what the main points are
    • Key in on information describing the democracy of Athens and how Athens is characterized
    • Try and identify the structure of the argument Socrates makes
  3. Answer questions on page 254
    • Short answer 3, 4 (3-4 sentences)
    • Extended response 5 (3-5 paragraphs)
    • Extended response 7 (3-5 paragraphs)

HW: Finish the work from today as required to turn in next class. 

Thursday/Friday: Reading Tasks

Block B

Please start with 15 minutes of independent reading, or work on your journal entries.  Remember- this is not time to complete other homework.

Then, independently review this assignment and try to complete it in class:

Tasks:

  1. Read the background information on pages 246-7
    • Identify cultural context that may be important
    • Identify (start to at least) information about the democracy of Athens that may be in opposition to the ideas presented in “The Funeral Speech of Pericles”
  2. Read and annotate the “Apology”
    • Use postitnotes
    • Summarize section by section what the main points are
    • Key in on information describing the democracy of Athens and how Athens is characterized
    • Try and identify the structure of the argument Socrates makes
  3. Answer questions on page 254
    • Short answer 3, 4 (3-4 sentences)
    • Extended response 5 (3-5 paragraphs)
    • Extended response 7 (3-5 paragraphs)

HW: Finish the work from today as required to turn in next class. 

Block E:

Please start by submitting your HW from “The Apology”.

Then, please take 15 minutes for independent reading or working on reading journal entries.  Remember the next round of journals are due December 1.

Next, please watch this video, and before you say anything, yes, I know there are a few words in this that are not SUPER great for school, but I also know you use most of these daily.

Your purpose for watching this is to get an over view of the story, the violence, and the main characters because we will only be reading a few short sections of the tale- not the whole thing!

After you watch this killer video (with subtitles!), then start the reading assignment:

  • Background information on page 176-181
  • Section 1 “The Rage of Achilles” on page 182-194 (make sure you annotate with post-it-notes as you read!)
  • Questions for section 1 on page 194

HW: Finish answering the questions as needed for the first section and have them to turn in for the next class. 

HW: NoRedInk and reading journal work as required. 

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