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

Friday, November 26, 2010

Short Story Presentations

10th graders,

Here are links to the three short stories that you will be presenting to the class:

The Green Door by O Henry

Roman Fever by Edith Wharton

Two Kinds by Amy Tan

First, read all the stories and do a quick summary of each in your sourcebook. Then your group will be assigned one story to present to the class, including analysis of characters, plot, and literary elements. Check the calendar for due dates!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Thinking more about the Tragic Hero

12th graders:

Arthur Miller wrote an article both refuting and updating Aristotle's idea of a tragic hero. He called it "Tragedy and the Common Man."

Read the article. In your sourcebook summarize it and compare and contrast Miller's definition of the tragic hero with Aristotle's definition. This sourcebook entry is due Dec 1, and should be at least 1 page long.