10th Grade: H.W.#47, Due Monday, 11/20

DUE DATE: The Mythology essay is due on turnitin.com by 11:59 PM on Sunday. Please bring to class all of your work on it stapled together with the final draft on top. Also, make sure you put your Hamilton’s Mythology book into your book bag as soon as you are done with writing the essay or get it from your locker in the morning. It will have to be RETURNED ON MONDAY.

  1. Print out and read the following handout on Homeric Simile. homeric-or-epic-similes
    1. Read Book Six – The Princess and the Stranger
    2. Spot at least two Homeric Similes. Be ready to discuss how this comparison works.
    3. Continue memorizing your vocabulary words. You should know all words from Book 1 and Book 2. As you read this chapter, please use post-its to mark the place where three vocabulary words from your list appear.
      https://www.vocabulary.com/lists/1370742
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12th Grade: H.W.#47, Due Monday, 11/20

  1. Your Canterbury paper is due 8:00AM, Monday, on turnitin.com. Make sure you check your email for confirmation that your submission went through! Please bring to class a hard copy of all previous drafts and peer editing sheets stapled together.
  2. Read Act IV, scenes 1, 2, 3, and 4.
  3. Continue memorizing the “To be or not to be” soliloquy as assigned and continue memorizing lines up to the middle of line 84 (“With a bare bodkin” are the last words you need to know). You will have to write down these words from memory as well from the very beginning of the soliloquy on a quiz on Tuesday.

    NOTE: Return the Canterbury Tales and Beowulf if you still have it for collection on Monday.

AP PSYCH CLASS:
Looking forward. Here is a link to the book that contains all the articles assigned for presentations. Find yours. The first one you all have to read is chapter 20, Judgment and Decision Making. Masha and Calvin will conduct that class period.

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10th Grade: H.W.#46, Due Friday, 11/17

  1. We have officially completed the Telemachy (the first four books of The Odyssey). Please read Book V: Odysseus – Nymph and Shipwreck..
  2. Consider the concepts of loyalty and fidelity and how they apply to Odysseus and Penelope. Be prepared to discuss the following questions in class (by marking places using post-it notes–or copying out line numbers into your notebooks–in the text that may serve as textual support).
    1. Does loyalty have an expiration date?
    2. Is Odysseus disloyal to his wife? Why or why not?
    3. How do other character’s view Penelope’s loyalty?
    4. Is there a double-standard when it comes to men and women and their loyalty to one another?
    5. The Mythology Paper is due Sunday, before 11:59 PM. Make sure your submission has a cover page (see http://academictips.org/mla-format/mla-format-cover-page/).Plagiarism Warning: make sure to submit an essay that contains your words and your words only!!! If you use other people’s words or ideas, you have to cite them properly, so that your reader knows what ideas and phrases are yours and what ideas and phrases were created by other people. If you fail to do so, your paper will receive a grade of zero.
    6. Continue practicing and memorizing the vocabulary words for the first four books. By now, you should be able to recall the words assigned for Book 1 and begin memorizing book 2. https://www.vocabulary.com/lists/1357835

      https://www.vocabulary.com/lists/1357841 (Book 2)

      https://www.vocabulary.com/lists/1360826 (Book 3)

      https://www.vocabulary.com/lists/1363558 (Book 4)


      https://www.vocabulary.com/lists/1366022 (Book 5) [Note: some of the words here do not have the definition that applies to the context of the book as their primary meanings. Be sure to check the list of vocabulary words with definitions there as well since those definitions apply more to the context in the book]

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12th Grade: H.W.#46, Due Friday, 11/17

  1. Read Act III, scenes 3 and 4.
  2. Quick Write: What would you tell Hamlet in scene 3 and why? What would you tell Hamlet in scene 4 and why?
  3. Continue memorizing the “To be or not to be” soliloquy as assigned  up to line 75 (…”must give us pause”). You will have to write down the words in class on your first memorization quiz on Friday.
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10th Grade: H.W.#45, Due Thursday, 11/16

  1. Read Book IV – The King and Queen of Sparta
  2. Consider this idea of xenia and the examples we see in The Odyssey. As you read Book IV, compare and contrast the examples of xenia in Ithaca, Pylos, and Sparta. Who is the most hospitable and why? Come to class with some thoughts on this topic.
  3. We previously spoke about whether or not Helen went with Paris willingly. After reading this chapter, what do you think? Was Helen kidnapped or did she go with Paris willingly? Again, come to class with your thoughts on this topic. (Also, now that we’ve read this part of the Odyssey, what do you think of the sample student response we did in class in which the writer argues that Helen is a symbol and a plot device)?
  4. Continue practicing and memorizing the vocabulary words for the first four books. By now, you should be able to recall the words assigned for Book 1 and begin memorizing book 2. https://www.vocabulary.com/lists/1357835

https://www.vocabulary.com/lists/1357841 (Book 2)

https://www.vocabulary.com/lists/1360826 (Book 3)

https://www.vocabulary.com/lists/1363558 (Book 4)

ATTENTION
Deadline change! The Mythology Essay is DUE SUNDAY, 11/19, by midnight on turnitin.com . Upload the final version! B
ring to class all previous work on it stapled together (with your outline if you had one and peer editing sheets filled out–if somebody filled it out for you).

Spend a bit more time brainstorming about or refining your thesis. Here is a sheet that does that based on the sample essay we looked at in class today.
ThesisThoughtProgressionSample

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12th Grade: H.W.#45, Due Thursday, 11/16

1. Read Act III, scene 2.
2. Memorize the “To be or not to be” soliloquy up to the middle of line 75 “Must give us pause.”  You will have to write down these lines in class from memory as a quiz on Friday.
3. The Canterbury Tales paper is due Monday, 11/20, 8:00AM. Don’t leave it to the last second, please. Make sure you submit the final draft since resubmissions are not possible.

Plagiarism Warning: If you use other people’s words or ideas, you have to cite them properly, so that your reader knows what ideas and phrases are yours and what ideas and phrases were created by other people. If you fail to do so, your paper will receive a grade of zero. Please use proper citation for the poem (see website posted earlier) and a Works Cited page (for more on this, refer to the following website: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/02/)

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10th Grade: H.W.#44, Due Thursday, 11/15

  1. Read Book III of The Odyssey after you go over the assigned vocabulary words for Book 3.
  2. Continue practicing memorizing the vocabulary words for the first three books. By now, you should be able to recall most of the words assigned for Book 1. https://www.vocabulary.com/lists/1357835

https://www.vocabulary.com/lists/1357841 (Book 2)

https://www.vocabulary.com/lists/1360826 (Book 3)

For those of you who’d like to hear the words spoken out, here is a great audiobook version.

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