Monday: Group 2 Finished
Today the Africa Group finished by looking at the end of “Sundiata” and examining the praise songs.
There was a read aloud for the end of the myth, then group reading on the praise songs with some questions after.
Assignment: Write one paragraph contrasting the hero in “Sundiata” with either Beowulf or Gilgamesh based on the traits of the epic hero.
Today the China group finished by examining two poets: Li Po and Tu Fu. Pairs read the poems on pages 454-466, and then wrote questions on each. The questions were swapped with another group and you then answered those questions.
Assignment: Read pages 498-510 in preparation for class on Wednesday.
Wednesday: Group 3 Starts
Today we went to the middle east with Long L. and Becky.
Assignment: Make a t-chart regarding Sinbad and one more hero we have studied (Gilgamesh or Beowulf).
Assignment: Read poems on page 602; Read tale 1 on page 607; Read tale 3 on page 609– for Thursday March 23.
Today we went to Japan with Hannah and Bill.
Assignment: Write one paragraph on what culture you would rather be a part of (Zen in Japan or Confucius in China). You should create a reasonable argument for your choice. Please email this to Hannah.
Assignment: Finish reading the “Pillow Book” from the text. You should take notes on your ideas about the author’s personality.
Friday: MJ Gone, Epic Hero Work
Today you have a sub who will take you through the pre-work for the movie viewing activity and then you start the movie “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”.
Assignment: Using page 2 of the handout, watch your assigned movie over the weekend as an independent study. Please bring your notes to class Tuesday for the activity that day. Here is the link to a Google Drive Folder with many of your movies in it.
Independent study movie list:
- Block E–
- Cedric- Lord of the Rings 1
- Orion- The Matrix
- Randy- Robin Hood (1991)
- Mike- Indiana Jones 1
- Jack K.- Rambo 1
- Jack D.- The Wizard of Oz (1939)
- Esther- Mulan
- Becky- Midnight Cowboy
- Long L.- Stage Coach
- Khai- Romancing the Stone
- Long G.- Finding Forrester
- Zach- Three Musketeers
- Thong- Shane
- Block G—
- Ann- Dances with Wolves
- Wendy—Dirty Harry
- Hannah- Jaws
- Cathy- The Terminator
- Jerry- Mad Max 1
- Bill- Never Ending Story
- Dex- E.T. The Extraterrestrial
- Cindy- Spiderman