"Liberating education consists in acts of cognition, not transferrals of information." -Paulo Friere

Friday, October 30, 2009

The Macbeth Principal of Morality

Apparently, clean smells inspire moral high ground, according to a recent study. Maybe that's why IBSH students are so great--because you clean up every day.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Macbeth Indie Film Project

Here are some helpful links for your Macbeth indie film project. First, here's the assignment sheet, if you lost your copy. I've assigned this project for a few years, so there are many student versions floating around youtube. Here, here, and here are a few of my favorites. To find more, search the keywords "Macbeth, Mira Loma", or "Macbeth, IBSH" but keep in mind that you'll find some versions that succeed better than others. The image to the right is a student example of costume design. The justification talked about Lady Macbeth's sexuality, as well as the choice of black with a line of red running through it for color symbolism.

I can't wait to see the awesome director's notebooks and films you put together.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Tragic Hero Essays

Here is a link to the website where I'd like you to post your essays. See the calander for dates, and the website itself for instructions!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

The Multitudinous Seas

Here is the place to link to all your allusions to Macbeth in pop culture. I can't wait to see what you come up with!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

How Not to Study

This article has some great tips for those of you who find yourself not doing as well on tests as you should.

Amusing Ourselves to Death

This visual adaptation of Neil Postman's article is a great commentary on how Brave New World is true in our everyday lives.