Week of 11/30
- NOTES on marriage (class 11/24): Click here.
- Read chapters 1 - 4 in Part 3 of Sense and Sensibility for Monday, 11/30.
- JOURNAL: Choose one quote from the four chapters that you think best captures the "prevailing winds" of the section and justify your choice. This is due on Tuesday, 12/1.
Week of 11/23
- Read the remainder of Part 2 for Monday, 11/23. Be ready for a quiz!
- Love Letter due on Tuesday, 11/24. THIS LOVE LETTER DOES NOT NEED TO FOLLOW THE PLOT; IT CAN BE FUNNY! MAYBE MR. PALMER WRITES TO ELINOR or BRANDON WRITES TO MARIANNE (probably more seriously). TRY TO EMULATE CHARACTER AND IMITATE THE STYLE OF LETTER WRITING AS SHOWN IN PART 2.
Week of 11/16
- Read chapters 16 - 22 for Monday, 11/16.
- Corresponding journal assignment due Tuesday, 11/17.
- What is the funniest line/moment? Explain.
- What is the most insincere or most hypocritical moment? Explain.
- What is the rudest moment? Explain.
- Who becomes more or less (Choose one) likable in these five chapters?
- Love Letter due on Tuesday, 11/24.
Weeks of 11/2 & 11/9
- Test #2: Gawain - Restoration Theater on Monday, 11/9. You may use your PERSONAL HANDWRITTEN notes FROM CLASS only. NO COMPILING NOTES FROM A SINGLE SOURCE! AND NO HANDOUTS!! The test will cover poetic form (e.g., "bob and wheel"), history (e.g., Becket, the King James Bible), culture (e.g., chivalry, significance of the pentangle, the Aberdeen Bestiary, seven deadly sins, puritans v. theaters, how theater & culture changes under Charles II), and general textual significance (e.g., Who are the idealized/satirized characters in Chaucer's Prologue?).
- Read chapters 1 - 10 of Sense and Sensibility for Tuesday, 11/10. Please print this corresponding journal assignment.
- Character analysis due Tuesday, 11/10.
- Corresponding journal assignment due Friday, 11/13.
- Corresponding journal assignment due Monday, 11/16.
Week of 10/26
- Pilgrim presentations due Tuesday, 10/27. Click here for rubric (See page 2 on handout).
Week of 10/19
- Write a 1-page (single space) analysis of "Fitt 3." What does the juxtaposition of the hunting and bedroom scenes suggest? Submit your paper on Turnitin.com by 11:59 pm, Wednesday, 10/21.
- Pilgrim Profile Project: handout. Due Tuesday, 10/27.
Week of 10/12
- If you were absent on Thursday, 10/15: Please watch the following lecture by Professor Jackson. http://online.hillsdale.edu/course/books101/part11/week-11/lecture
- Write a paragraph/response: Who is the better knight. Bertilak or Gawain? Justify you position with examples from the lecture and /or story. Due Monday, 10/19.
Week of 10/5
- Final discussion on Beowulf, Monday, 10/5.
- Test on Beowulf, the elements of Anglo Saxon poetry, & the "History of the English Language": Tuesday, 10/6.
Week of 9/28
- Read 19 - 23 for Tuesday, 9/29.
- Read 24 - 31 for Wednesday, 9/30.
- Read 32 -35 for Thursday, 10/1.
- Read 36 - 43 (the end) for Friday, 10/2
- Please read and sign the formal syllabus for Friday, 10/2.
- TEA DAY: Friday, 10/2!
Week of 9/21
- Read "Prologue" and chapters 1 - 9 of Beowulf for Tuesday, 9/22.
- 5th PERIOD ONLY: Collect "resume" information from chapters 4 - 9 (make notes) that can be added to the group resume on Wednesday, 9/23. Use this document (click here) to help organize the information, and be ready to turn it in for points.
- Resume presentation: Wednesday, 9/23.
- Read through chapter 18 for Thursday, 9/24. Expect a quiz!
- Bring (if you like) a prompt for one of your college applications for Friday, 9/25.
Week of 9/14
- Read "The Wife's Lament"; why is she in exile? What does this poem suggest about Anglo-Saxon marriage, culture, and gender expectations. Be ready to share your ideas on Tuesday, 9/15.
- If you were absent on Thursday, 9/17, please watch the following video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1C0sFXU0SLo Take notes, and you may use them on the quiz.
- Quiz on Michael Woods' Beowulf documentary: Friday, 9/18.