Weekly Updates: 12.18-12.22

AP Seminar:

This week, Seminar Scholars will explore local issues by presenting research proposal, annotated bibliography, and formulating research questions using QUESTION FORMULATION TECHNIQUE.

Monday: 1.) Introduction IRR Student Samples 2.) Use Team Project and Presentation Rubric to Analyze Presentation 1, Presentation 2, Presentation 3

H.W. DUE WEDNESDAY Group Research Proposal: Select a TOPIC you are interested in and write a one paragraph proposal that makes the case for your research topic.  Include three credible sources to support your proposal in a brief annotated bibliography.  

Tuesday: 1.) Introduction to Research Proposal Guide and Credible Sources 2.) EBSCOHost instructions 

Wednesday:  1.) Research Proposal Presentation: 3 Minute Thesis 2.) Research Team Request

Thursday: 1.) Research Team Charter 2.) Question Formulation Technique

Friday: 1.) Group Research Proposal and Plan Presentation

H.W. Create and Collect Research for Team Project Over the Break

English 3P Honors:

This week we will explore the philosophical features of Dark Romanticism by analyzing The Scarlet Letter in Expert Roundtables, Literary Circles, and Socratic Seminar, and Timed Write Essay

Monday: 1.) Progress Check Revisions

H.W. Read 21-24 by Tuesday: of The Scarlet Letter and write Chapter Summary : (Summary Template) : Evaluate the ALLEGORICAL MESSAGE of the novel and examine what DARK Romantic ideals and beliefs the plot’s outcome reveals?

Tuesday: 1. The Scarlet Letter Summary Check (Summary Template) 2.)  Introduction to Dark Romantics 3.) The Scarlet Letter: Expert Roundtables and Literary Circles

Wednesday: 1.) Expert Roundtables 2.) Literary Circles H.W. Socratic Seminar Preparation (5 QUOTES followed up with questions and answers)

Thursday: The Scarlet Letter Socratic Seminar

FridayThe Scarlet Letter Final Timed Write

Mexican American Literature:

This week we will compare the corridos of Joaquin Murrieta and Gregorio Cortez and hear from author Frank Mundo.

Monday: 1.) SSR: Into the Beautiful North 2.) : The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez a film written by Victor Villaseñor and Directed by Robert Young, Produced by Moctezuma Esparza

Tuesday: 1.) SSR: Into the Beautiful North 2.) : The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez a film written by Victor Villaseñor and Directed by Robert Young, Produced by Moctezuma Esparza

Wednesday: Corrido Archetype Analysis: Imagery Poem

Thursday: Introduction to La Llorona

Friday: Cuento Circles

Weekly Updates: 12.11-12.15

AP Seminar:

This week, Seminar Scholars will explore local issues of POWER by presenting photo essays, formulating research questions using QUESTION FORMULATION TECHNIQUE and writing an annotated bibliography that launches research report.  

Monday: 1. Michel Foucault roundtable discussions 2.) Zimbardo Prison Study Video to instigate a Questioning of POWER from Multiple Perspectives Discussion

H.W. Portraits of Power Photo Essay: Take a series of 5 pictures that will compose a collection of what you believe are images of power in your surrounding community.  Give the collection a title and write an artists statement that reveals your PERSPECTIVE on POWER and how the images you collected communicated these. See GOOGLE CLASS FOR TEMPLATE. 

Tuesday: 1.) Turn in Photo Essays 2.) Zimbardo Prison Study Video to instigate a Questioning of POWER from Multiple Perspectives Discussion

Wednesday (Late Start): 1.) Photo Essay Share Out

Thursday: 1.) Introduction to IRR and Group Presentations 2.) Annotated Bibliography #1: Choose three sources from class that best help you begin to answer your focus questions and complete RAVEN ANALYSIS.

Friday: 1.) Introduction to IRR and Group presentations 2.) Introduction to EBSCOHost Database 3.) Annotated Bibliography Draft 2  Due on Monday

English 3P Honors:

This week we will explore the influence of Ralph Waldo Emerson’s ideas on Henry David Thoreau  by reading from “Walden.” 

Monday: 1.) Progress Check Revisions H.W. Read 11-15 of The Scarlet Letter and write Chapter Summary : (Summary Template) 

Tuesday: 1. The Scarlet Letter Summary Check (Summary Template) 2.) Introduction to Henry David Thoreau 3.) Read and Annotate “Walden” pp. 209 in the Textbook (BRING TEXTBOOKS) (Notes)

H.W. Read Ch. 17-20 of The Scarlet Letter and Evaluate the evolution of Hester Prynne and compare her to the male characters’ development (Dimmesdale and Chillingsworth) What Romantic ideals and beliefs does the comparison reveal?

Wednesday (Late Start): Finish “Walden”

Thursday: “Walden” Says Means Matters

Friday: Progress Check 3.2

Mexican American Literature:

This week we will compare the corridos of Joaquin Murrieta and Gregorio Cortez and hear from author Frank Mundo.

Monday: 1.) SSR: Into the Beautiful North 2.) Finish The Head of Joaquin Murrieta by John Valadez

Tuesday: El Corrido de Gregorio Cortez: (The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez Notes)

Wednesday: Compare and Contrast Summary Gregorio Cortez and Joaquin Murrieta

ThursdayThe Ballad of Gregorio Cortez a film written by Victor Villaseñor and Directed by Robert Young, Produced by Moctezuma Esparza

Friday: Guest Speaker Frank Mundo: Frank Mundo is a full-time writer in Alta Loma, California. He has a BA in English from UCLA, where he also completed the Creative Writing Program. Mundo is the author of the award-winning novel in verse, The Brubury Tales (foreword by bestselling author and critic Carolyn See), a modern version of The Canterbury Tales, set in Los Angeles; and Gary, the Four-Eyed Fairy and Other Stories, an interconnected collection of his very best short stories published over the last 15 years. Frank’s short novel, Different, is an illustrated novella for adults that reimagines Kafka’s Metamorphosis and Alice in Wonderland. In July 2017, Kattywompus Press released Frank’s first poetry chapbook called Touched by an Anglo.

Weekly Updates: 12.4-8

Period 1 AP Seminar: This week, scholars will understand and analyze perspectives on power dynamics.

Monday: 1.) Introduction to Niccolo Machiavelli: Background Video 2.) Read from The Prince in Reading the World, pp. 405-413  (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.

Tuesday: Socratic Seminar on Power

H.W. In YOUR NOTEBOOKs, select two pieces that best help you understand POWER and write a  SUMMARY that compares PERSPECTIVES on power that the texts depict and Follow it up with a RESPONSE paragraph that reveals your own perspective on the TOPIC.  

Wednesday: 1. Liu, Eric. “Why Ordinary People Need to Understand Power.” TED, September 2013.

Thursday:  I.  Pre-Reading: Comparative Summary and Responses to perspectives on power 2.) Expert Roundtables: Michel Foucault’s Power/Knowledge 3.) Zimbardo Prison Study Video to instigate a Questioning of POWER from Multiple Perspectives Discussion

Friday2.) Expert Roundtables: Michel Foucault’s Power/Knowledge 3.) Zimbardo Prison Study Video to instigate a Questioning of POWER from Multiple Perspectives Discussion

H.W. Portraits of Power Photo Essay: Take a series of 5 pictures that will compose a collection of what you believe are images of power in your surrounding community.  Give the collection a title and write an artists statement that reveals your PERSPECTIVE on POWER and how the images you collected communicated these. See GOOGLE CLASS FOR TEMPLATE. DUE MONDAY 12/11

English 3P Honors: This week students will explore AMERICAN ROMANTICISM and identify this cultural movement’s philosophical and aesthetic features in The Scarlet Letter and Emerson’s “Self-Reliance” and “Nature”.

Monday: 1.) Define Romanticism after Introduction to American Romanticism 2.) Chapter Summaries for The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne 2.) The Scarlet Letter Literary Circles

Tuesday: I. Pre-Reading: Emerson, Ralph Waldo, Emerson’s Transcendentalism NotesMood Words II. Reading “Self-Reliance” and “Nature

H.W. Read and Summarize Ch. 6-10 by Friday: Chapter 6-10: How does the town view Pearl? Why? What Romantic ideals does this reveal? 

Wednesday: I. Reading “Self-Reliance” and “Nature

Thursday: Post Reading:  Say Means Matters Template for “Nature”, Says Means Matters Template for “Self Reliance”

Friday: Progress Check 3.1 I. Can you define Romanticism?  II. Can you define Transcendentalism and identify its features by comparing the works of Ralph Waldo Emerson?  III. Can you identify Romantic views through the plot and characters introduced in in Ch. 1-10 of The Scarlet Letter?

H.W. Read and Summarize Ch. 11-16: Compare how the Scarlet Letter worn by Hester Prynne has affected the subordinate characters in these chapters.

Period 3: Mexican American Literature and Culture will learn what makes a CORRIDO a COUNTERNARRATIVE for the voice of the subaltern and why Americo Paredes turned it into a form for scholarly study.   

Monday: 1.) Into the Beautiful North Silent Reading 2.) Introduction to Terms of Study 3.) Americo Paredes Background Paragraph 4.) What is a corrido? Why study it?

Tuesday: 1.) Corridos Quick Analysis 2.) Americo Paredes Background Paragraph 3) Joaquin Murrieta Lyrics Analysis

Wednesday: 1.) El Corrido de Joaquin Murrieta SOAPS analysis

Thursday: The Head of Joaquin Murrieta Documentary

Friday: El Corrido de Gregorio Cortez SOAPS ANALYSIS