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