Monthly Archives: January 2016

Final Note of Appreciation

I want to acknowledge one more 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.#81, Due Monday, 1/25

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

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10th Grade: H.W.#81, Due Monday, 1/25

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. Hamilton’s Mythology, 4. Homer’s The Odyssey, 5. Aristophanes’s The Clouds, and Plato’s Apology. … Continue reading

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10th Grade: H.W.#80, Due Friday, 1/22

Review Plato’s Apology. Consider how you would vote if you were on the jury and in writing, briefly explain your vote and reasoning. See you tomorrow!

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12th Grade: H.W.#80, Due 1/22

Read chapters 11, 12, and 13 of volume 3. (about 30 pages) Compose one question for each chapter. Consider the following questions and be ready to discuss them (with examples from the text) in class on Friday. * How does … Continue reading

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12th Grade: H.W.#79, Due Thursday, 1/21

Read chapters 7, 8, 9, and 10 of volume 3. Consider the following questions. Chapter 7: How does Godwin dramatize the effects of a bad reputation? Chapter 8: Why is it significant that Caleb masquerades as a Jew? Chapter 9: What does … Continue reading

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10th Grade: H.W.#79, Due Thursday, 1/21

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/. PLEASE PRINT OUT AND BRING THE FULL TEXT WITH YOU TO CLASS TOMORROW. In Writing: How effective is Socrates in defending himself against the charges? … Continue reading

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