Today we had the gallery walk to the Poe Project, and then we started watching Batman Returns (see slides 18-21 for the notes, and slide 22 for the reflection questions that will be going in a homework packet).
Early America Homework Packet
Today you had your work period for Edgar Allen Poe project (slide 15-17). Make sure you finish the project for class tomorrow!!
Edgar Allen Poe Stories
Today we took notes on Dark Romanticism (note taking sheet here), and then I assigned the Edgar Allen Poe project (slide 15-17). Your task today is to read the story your group was assigned, making sure you can answer the questions on slide 16. Also, make sure you bring in any art supplies you might need to work on the project tomorrow.
Edgar Allen Poe Stories
Today we discussed "Our Inner Puritan". We then critically read "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" and discussed the Puritan God. Please see slides 1-4 for the notes, slide 5 for the questions you need to answer, slides 6-8 for further discussion, and slide 9 for the group activity. If you were absent, you must critically read the sermon and answer the questions on slide 5. Homework: critically read the Declaration of Independence for class on Monday.
Today we looked at the Puritan poetry of Edward Taylor and Anne Bradstreet. Please see slides 15-27 for the notes on the poets and the poems/discussion we had. Finally, I gave you a short article, "Our Inner Puritan" that you need to read for class tomorrow. We will be discussing elements of American society that we can trace back to the Puritans.
Today we continued our review of Native American creation myths. We discussed the myths we read last night, and then started working on our own creation myths (see slides 18-20 for notes and the assignment). These are due on turnitin.com by Sunday, 9/17 at 10pm. Don't forget: skills assessment is due tonight by 10pm on turnitin.com, and you need to turn in your signed syllabus by Friday!
Today we started our first unit: Early Americans. We talked about Native Americans and defined terms like racism, discrimination, prejudice, and stereotype. We then did an activity looking at stereotypes and where they come from (see slides 1-14). We then started looking at Native American creation myths (slides 15-17). Your homework is to finish reading your creation myth (for class tomorrow).