Weekly Updates: 11.27-12.1

AP Seminar: This week, scholars will build on background knowledge and use QUESTION FORMULATION TECHNIQUE to analyze art and power dynamics.

MONDAY: Non-Student Day

TUESDAY: 1. Debate Reflection and Introduction to Question Formulation Technique : Form

H.W. Read “5 basic skills of power and how you can learn to use them” by Kate Torgovnik and Why Power Corrupts” by Christopher Shea to Prepare for Socratic Seminar on MONDAY during which we will discuss these articles along with activities from class.  Notebooks due on Friday!!!

WEDNESDAY:1. Question Formulation Technique to  Form 2. Introduction to Perspectives on Power Unit:  “Frontispiece to Thomas Hobbes’s Leviathan, 1651”. OPTIC ANALYSIS

THURSDAY: 1.) 2. Introduction to Perspectives on Power Unit:  “Frontispiece to Thomas Hobbes’s Leviathan, 1651”. OPTIC Analysis

FRIDAY: 1.) Introduction to Niccolo Machiavelli: Background Video 2.) Read from The Prince (Support Source: The Prince Summary) 3. Lines of Communication

H.W. Prepare for Socratic Seminar on Perspectives on Power on Monday: ANNOTATED ARTICLES“5 basic skills of power and how you can learn to use them” by Kate Torgovnik and Why Power Corrupts” and DISCUSSION QUESTIONS Required to participate.

English 3P Honors: This week students will explore the historical and social context which inspired AMERICAN ROMANTICISM and define this cultural movement’s philosophical and aesthetic features.

MONDAY: Non-Student Day

TUESDAY: 1.1. Debate Reflection and Assessment 2. Introduction to Romanticism: Concept Attainment

H.W. Watch Nathaniel Hawthorne and The Scarlet Letter background videos and write Background Paragraph in Notebook as entry 11.29 NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE & THE SCARLET LETTER BACKGROUND PARAGRAPH.  Notebooks due FRIDAY. Read and Ch. 1-5 of The Scarlet Letter by MONDAY 12. 4 and complete Chapter Summary that answers focus question: Who is Hester Prynne? What are her character traits?  How do these chapters reveal the qualities of the ROMANTIC HERO?

WEDNESDAY: 1.) Introduction to American Romanticism: Concept Attainment

THURSDAY:  1.) Introduction to Ralph Waldo Emerson and Transcendentalism 2.) Read “Nature” and analyze using Says Means Matters

FRIDAY: 1.) “Self Reliance” by Ralph Waldo Emerson: Close Read 2.) Notebooks turned in

Mexican American Literature and Culture

American Progress by John Gast


TUESDAY: 1. “American Progress” by John Gast & “Never Forget”  by Lalo Alcaraz

WEDNESDAY: 1.) Lalo Alcaraz Background Video 2.)  Comparative Analysis of “American Progress” and “Never Forget”

THURSDAY: 1.) Mexican American War and Manifest Destiny Four Square Discussion

FRIDAY:  Introduction to Corrido as Counternarrative