ENG 2D: A Strange Meeting

The last scene established that this world full of violence and treachery; this scene establishes that it is full of dark magic. Our goal for this scene is to understand how the witches’ half-truths and prophesy take hold of Macbeth. Before we begin, I want you to complete a very quick writing task (5 minutes)….

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: 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: Turning Points and the Fall

Today, the class will watch a video about the history of the Mayan empire.  In your notes, please track any examples that fit into any of the categories below; next week, we will apply these categories to our chosen civilizations: The Rise of Civilization (look for beginnings and growth) Turning Points:  (look for important changes,…