ENG 2D: The Structure of a Feature Article

You may recall that we spent a few days last week examining the structure of short stories. Hopefully, this has made you more comfortable with the prospect of writing your own story. Remember, however, that a short story isn’t your only option. Today, we will learn about the structure of feature articles; you will also…

Lesson Plan Template

Feel free to use, alter, and share (though a little credit would be nice). Planning Template

ENG 2D 2019: 6 Questions

This semester, we will use the six questions below to guide our learning: 1. How does this text work? (conventions, techniques, imagery, form) 2. Who is it for? (audience) 3. Why was it created? (purpose and intent) 4. How does voice impact my understanding of the text? 5. What intended and unintended value messages does…

CHW 3M: Exam Review/CA Planning

Good day! I’ve put this list together earlier than usual to help you generate ideas for your Culminating Activity. A few things to consider: Remember that you can also use ideas/content from your group’s independent study (Maya, Japan, etc) Key Concepts Great Man Theory SPEAR  What to Know About the Early Civilizations Hammurabai’s Code  What…

CHW 3M: The Light of Learning

As we learned yesterday, there are numerous reasons why European history after the fall of Rome is called the Dark Ages. Still, labeling the entire  period as “Dark” is problematic: this terminology is used to describe events in Europe, not in the rest of the world. Thus, this is an example of Euro centrism. learning…

ENG 3U: Writing a Comparative Essay

We will dedicate this week to writing comparative essays. Understanding the Comparative Essay You should already have a copy of the  comparative essay infographic Still, I have attached one just in case.   Carefully review this media comparative essay rubric; note that the entire Application section deals with sourcing and MLA. I will ask you to…

CHW 3M: Emperors on Trial

Tomorrow, we will put Rome’s greatest (and most notorious) emperors on trial. We will evaluate these emperors by using the following questions: Was this emperor great? (remember our discussion of greatness) What impact did this emperor have on Rome? To what extent did this Emperor strengthen/weaken the Empire? Your choices are: Caligula Claudius Nero Vespasian…

CHW 3M: A Skype Call and Preparing a Big Map of Rome

We will begin today’s class with a short Skype call with Thomas Flynn, the Cultural Heritage Lead at Sketchfab. What questions do you have for him? My questions include the following (feel free to steal them): What is your process for scanning an artifact? Do you see any gaps in Sketchfab’s historical repository? If so,…

ENG 3U: Motifs to Themes

Twelfth Night: Entire Play Love Melancholy (essentially, being a little emo) Madness Disguise/Performance/Trickery The Inversion of Normalcy The Carnivalesque: basically, the fools are in charge, and those with power are subject of jokes and ridicule Women of/with power

CHW 3M: The Power of Curiosity

According to a recent study, being curious about things (even boring things) makes your brain establish more permanent connections. The parts of your brain that control pleasure and reward respond differently to the information, making it easier for you to recall it later on: “Say you’re watching the Breaking Bad finale,” (researcher) Charan Ranganath explains….