Monthly Archives: November 2014

Giving Thanks on Thanksgiving

Dear Students, On this Thanksgiving Day, I’d like to take this opportunity to express to you how I feel. I am very thankful because I have the best English students, the best math students, the best artists and the best … Continue reading

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10th Grade: H.W. #53, Due Monday, 12/1 1. Read Book 12. 2. Identify three words you don’t know and copy them onto index cards with definitions. 3. Answer the following question in writing: Which attribute of the sirens makes them most … Continue reading

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12th Grade: H.W.#53, Due Monday, 12/1

1. Work on the 12 steps. Expand each step to the best of your ability. Obviously, by now, most of your steps should be much better developed than before, so focus on the two or three that you still find … Continue reading

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10th Grade: H.W.#52, Due Wednesday, 11/26

1. Print out and read the following short article: http://files.theschoolsystem.net/stuy/mandlerd/AchillesinHades.pdf 2. Re-read Book 11, especially paying attention to the section you’ll be discussing.  Really pay attention to details. Select one of the characters with whom Odysseus speaks: Tiresias (if your last name begins with … Continue reading

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12th Grade: H.W.#52, Due Wednesday, 11/26

Read the Argument of Book 8. We shall skip this book because it is rather technical. If you wish to read about astrophysics as imagined by a 17th century poet, do so. 1. Read Book 9. http://www.dartmouth.edu/~milton/reading_room/pl/book_9/index.shtml 2. Annotate at … Continue reading

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10th Grade: H.W.#51, Due Tuesday, 11/25

1. Copy the following words onto index cards and have them handy for when you encounter them in the text. Ignominious (adj) shameful; involving a total loss of dignity and self-respect, and making somebody or something appear shamefully weak and ineffective. … Continue reading

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12th Grade: H.W.#51, Due Tuesday, 11/25

1. Read Book 7 of Paradise Lost. (http://www.dartmouth.edu/~milton/reading_room/pl/book_7/index.shtml). Adam asks Raphael to relate to him the origin of the universe. Raphael obliges and retells the Genesis narrative with some elaborations and additions. Go to http://www.blueletterbible.org/Bible.cfm?b=Gen&c=1 (or any other standard edition of the … Continue reading

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