Monthly Archives: January 2014

12th and 10th Grade: Final Note of Appreciation!

I want to acknowledge one last time all the hard work that most of you have put into making your experience in English class a productive one. I appreciate it. It has been a pleasure and a real privilege to have … Continue reading

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12th Grade: H.W.#79, Due Friday, 1/24

1. Finish the novel Caleb Williams. Note that the published ending is not the originally intended ending. Read the original as well. 2. Write a question based on each chapter WITHOUT the answer. 3. As you read, notice how Caleb Williams … Continue reading

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10th Grade: H.W.#79, Due Friday, 1/24

As this course winds down, I’d like you to reflect on each unit very briefly by looking at your notes (1. Plato’s “Allegory of the Cave” 2. Sophocles Three Theban Plays, 3. Homer’s The Odyssey, and 4. Aristophanes’s The Clouds, and Plato’s Apology. For each unit, write … Continue reading

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12th Grade: H.W.#78, Due Thursday, 1/23

1. Read chapters 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9 of volume 3. It’s, again, a rather long reading assignment with 52 pages. But the end of the term is upon us and we have to finish the … Continue reading

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10th Grade: H.W.#78, Due Thursday, 1/23

1. Get in touch with the person or persons with whom you will work on the sketch in which Socrates cross-examines Aristophanes. 2. Plan out the sketch. You want this to be based on the way Socrates questions Meletus. You … Continue reading

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12th Grade: H.W.#77, Due Wednesday, 1/22

1. Read chapters 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 of vol. 2, and chapter 1 of vol. 3 (pages 170-221). It’s a really big chunk of text, so begin reading right away. 2. Write a question on each chapter with your … Continue reading

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10th Grade: H.W.#77, Due 1/22, Wednesday

1. Finish Plato’s Apology. The e-text is here: http://classics.mit.edu/Plato/apology.html. You may also listen to this read out loud at https://librivox.org/the-apology-of-socrates-by-plato/. 2. How effective is Socrates in defending himself against the charges? Pick a specific section to illustrate your answer, and discuss how … Continue reading

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