Friday, December 21, 2012

HW 12/21/12

No homework in any of the classes! Hurray the world didn't end! Have a wonderful winter break everybody!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

HW 12/20/12

Euro Lit: Review

English 9: Read Act III of Romeo and Juliet, study Act III vocab

Honors 9: Write the symbolism paragraph for Old Man and the Sea



Wednesday, December 19, 2012

HW 12/19/12

Euro Lit: Review Acts I and II of Henry V for 50 pt quiz

English 9: Read Act III of Romeo and Juliet, study Act III vocab

Honors 9: Write conclusion paragraph for Old Man and the Sea (at least one page word processed)

Friday, December 14, 2012

HW 12/14/12

Euro Lit: None!

English 9: Read Act II of Romeo and Juliet, study Act II vocab

Honors 9: Re-read Old Man and the Sea

Thursday, December 13, 2012

HW 12/13/12

Euro Lit: Write an English sonnet or explicate on English sonnets (due Friday)

English 9: Read Act II of Romeo and Juliet and study Act II vocabulary

Honors 9: None

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Writing an English Sonnet


The Renaissance Handout



Explicating Shakespeare's Sonnets


Study Guide Questions for "The Prince"


Vocabulary for Poetry





HW 12/11/12

Euro Lit: Write an English sonnet or explicate on English sonnets (due Friday)

English 9: Read Act II of Romeo and Juliet, study Act II vocab

Honors 9: Complete the Comma and the Hyphon, and the Semicolon

Monday, December 10, 2012

HW 12/10/12

Euro Lit: Write an English sonnet or explicate on English sonnets (due Friday!)

English 9: Read Act I of Romeo and Juliet, study Act II vocabulary

Honors 9: Complete apostrophe and punctuation with quotation marks worksheets

Friday, December 7, 2012

HW 12/7/12

Euro Lit: None!

English 9: Read Act II of Romeo and Juliet, study Act II vocab

Honors 9: Prepare for Old Man and the Sea final on Monday!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

HW 12/6/12

Euro Lit: Read and answer "Battle of Maldon"

English 9: Read Act I of Romeo and Juliet, study Act I vocab

Honors 9: Read pg 71 - 103, prepare for 50 pt quiz on "The Old Man and the Sea"

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

HW 12/5/12

Euro Lit: Read and answer "Battle of Maldon"

English 9: Read Act I of Romeo and Juliet, study Act I vocab

Honors 9: Read pg 71 - 103, prepare for 50 pt quiz on "The Old Man and the Sea"

Monday, December 3, 2012

Euro Lit 12/3/12


Euro Lit Notes 12/3/12

-Book 7 number 23: Matter can not be created or destroyed, it is only reused. Cycle of nature, of life.
            -Compares to wax, you can mold wax into your own shape and it doesn’t mind, just changing it’s appearance which relates to the next book -
-Book 9 number 19: Everything is always changing. You yourself are in a constant state of change and destruction.
            -String theory and theoretical physics
-Book 2 number 15: Everything is an opinion, but in saying that everything is an opinion, that in itself is an opinion (things are only helpful if you know it is an opinion)
            -An opinion is anything that you aren’t completely certain of.
            -Is there such a thing as a fact? Do we know anything for certain?
            -There is only one thing we know for certain: I doubt therefore I am (I think therefore I am).
            -However, there are facts. 2 + 2 = 4. That is a fact. But for it to be a fact we have to prove it in every single situation. In another universe, 2 + 2 does not equal 4. There is no true or false in the subatomic world, it is based off of probability. 2 + 2 = 13 in the subatomic universe, or any other number. So, it is a fact in our world, but not in every world.
-Book 5 number 28:  Being upset about something and not doing anything won’t get you anywhere.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

HW 11/29/12

Euro Lit: Groups 2 & 3 for Friday

English 9: Finish "Oedipus"

Honors 9: Review for quiz on poetry terms and devices

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

English 9 notes 11/28/12


English 9 Notes 11/28/12
Everything happens by chance, live care free- Queen Jocasta says this and its an act of ate. She’s also saying this to her husband, and son (dramatic irony)
Siegman Fruod did a study about conscious and unconscious states. Uncovered new part of unconscious part called super ego- all about ourselves. Also there’s ego which means “me” it is the decider. He wrote a book, he studied people with mental illnesses. He would take them into his office, with a couch, had the patient lay down so they would be comfortable, asked what seemed to be the problem. Most of them replied with their dreams, that’s what was bugging them. Came to conclusion that dreams our are way of having our unconscious speaking to us. Most dreams were about sleeping with their parents. Most patients had that dream. The dream is symbolism. You don’t actually wanna sleep with your mom or dad. Its very abstract. You just want attention from them, so unconsciously you have a dream about them in a sexual way, craving for their attention, then when somebody comes and tries to take that attention from you, you get angry and want to harm that person. Between ages of 3-5 that’s when all these conscious and unconscious parts develop. There is sibling rivalry- when the sibling gets more attention, you want to kill them, but super ego tells you no. That’s where our animal selves come in to play. We all have that animal side. We all have a death wish.
Oedipus relates back to that because in the book there is quote saying that many men have slept with their mothers.
We repress our dreams, most of the dreams we have we do not remember. When we repress things, it can lead to mental illness because you’re not recognizing it and just ignoring it and that leads to Truth frees thyself- when knowing everything about yourself, your set free.
Modern psychology says that you are not to be held responsible for your actions, but it’s the environment you were raised in that should be held responsible. 

HW 11/28/12

Euro Lit: Meditations - groups 1 & 2 for Wednesday, everybody for Thursday, groups 2 & 3 for Friday

English 9: Read "Oedipus" pg 62-69

Honors 9: Study poetry terms and devices

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

HW 11/27/12

Euro Lit: Meditations! Groups 1 and 2 for Wednesday, everybody for Thursday, and groups 3 and 4 for Friday.

English 9: Read "Oedipus" pg 62-69

Honors 9: Study poetry terms and devices

Monday, November 26, 2012

English 9 notes 11/26/12


English 9 notes
11/26/12

Drama: comedy or tragedy

Comedy: Funny

Tragedy: Starts out good then ends bad. Comes from greek word meaning singing of the goat

Oedipus= tragedy. Follows the tragic hero pattern: Arete, hubris, ate, nemesis. Oedipus follows this pattern. He tried to not follow the prophecy that was meant for him, pretty much trying to change his fate and there for commits ate. Find quotes that support all of those aspects. Another aspect called parapetia: by trying to avoid something, makes it come true. Theres also anagnorsis: moment of recognition, comes before nemesis. Goes along with hamartia: what makes ya breaks ya.  Almost exactly like the Homeric pattern. Also has dramatic irony: when the audience knows something that one or more of the characters on stage does not. Has abstract thinking/ symbolism. Something dark, or something about our unconscious self.

Blood Ritual or blood orgy… Took a boy and chased him and then devoured him. After that, gave his blood to the earth so they could keep reproducing. Soon substituted a goat for the boy. That’s where scapegoat comes from.

Ancient Greece was made up of city-states. They all had a yearly ritual that would take a boy and use him as a scapegoat.
Study that took baby chimps form mom and put it away from everything else. Soon withered and died and stopped eating. Took another and put a statue with fur on it with him and then that chimp died and stopped eating too. Took another and did the same thing, then that chimp became violent because it never got the love it needed.

Ancient Greeks did that to people each year for their “ritual”. They were chosen by lottery. Had basket of stone, took stone, held in hand, then at one time everyone showed stone. They would all either black then one white or all white and one black. Whoever had the wrong color stone, everyone would take their stones and throw them at that person. 

HW 11/26/12

Euro Lit: Read the handout on "Stoicism" and bring student ID for Tuesday!

English 9: Read "Oedipus" pg 34-61

Honors 9: Study poetry terms and devices

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Greek and Roman Art & Architecture



HW 11/20/12

Euro Lit: None!

English 9: Read Oedipus pg 27-36

Honors 9: Prepare for 200 pt Romeo and Juliet final

Friday, November 16, 2012

Edith Hamilton's Mythology Handout



Vocabulary for Greek Drama



Greek Persuasive Essay Assignment


Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs



HW 11/16/12

Euro Lit: Write Aristotle Persuasive Essay for Monday

English 9: Read Oedipus pg 5-26 and read the handout on Drama/Tragedy (and the Drama vocab)

Honors 9: Read Act IV of Romeo and Juliet and know the vocab, study guide answers for group #4

Thursday, November 15, 2012

HW 11/15/12

Euro Lit: Read Aristotle's "Nichomachean Ethics" Book X for Friday, and DO THE STUDY GUIDE

English 9: None!

Honors 9: Read Act III of Romeo and Juliet and know the vocab, study guide answers for group #3

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Nichomachean Ethics, Book II Study Guide



HW 11/14/12

Euro Lit: Read Aristotle's Nichomachean Ethics, Book II for Thursday

English 9: None!

Honors 9: Read Act II of Romeo and Juliet and know the vocab, study guide answers for group 2

Friday, November 9, 2012

HW 11/9/12

Euro Lit: Read Aristotle's "Doctrine of the Mean" and "Man as Responsible Moral Agent" for Tuesday and bring student ID!

English 9: Write SAT #9 sentences

Honors 9: Write SAT #9 narrative, read Act I of Romeo and Juliet and understand the vocab. Study guide questions for group 1.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Aristotle "Pleasure and Happiness"



HW 11/8/12

Euro Lit: Read Aristotle "Pleasure and Happiness" and write study guide question answers.

English 9: No homework

Honors 9: Bring student ID

Friday, November 2, 2012

Lesson 8 SAT Words


HW 11/2/12

Euro Lit: None!

English 9: Write SAT #8 using complex-compound sentences, review King Arthur for 100 pt test

Honors 9: Write SAT #8

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

HW 10/31/12

Euro Lit: Read "The Hero's Journey"

English 9: None!

Honors 9: Read "Oedipus at Colonus"

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

HW 10/30/12

Euro Lit: Read "The Hero's Journey"

English 9: None!

Honors 9: Read "Oedipus at Colonus"

*Euro Lit students, if you missed class: the Hero's Journey handouts can be found a ways down on the blog.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Study Guide Questions for Plato's "The Allegory of the Den"


Study Guide Questions for Plato's
The Allegory of the Den

1. Restate in your own words the physical situation in which the prisoners exist. Remembering that this selection is an allegory, can you suggest other "caves" in modern life in which people might be "imprisoned" - or feel imprisoned?

2. If a prisoner is released from the cave and compelled to look toward the light, he will at first suffer pain. Why? He will also be perplexed and "fancy that the shadows which he formerly saw are truer than the objects which are now shown to him." Why would he be perplexed and make this mistake?

3. What are the stages of the liberated prisoner's experience outside of the cave?

4. Socrates says that if such a liberated prisoner returned to the cave, his former companions would find him "ridiculous." Why would they find his ridiculous? Who is basically ridiculous?

5. By line 107, Socrates has completed the "story" level of his allegory. He proceeds to "translate" it; that is, to indicate its significant "meaning" level and to suggest some of its implications. In your own words, what is this meaning level, and what are some of its implications? To what extent do you find Socrates's point about our human tendency to confuse "shadows" with "reality" relevant today? 

HW 10/29/12


Euro Lit: Read Plato's "Allegory of the Den", answer study guide questions

English 9: Study for 125 pt test on capitalization, end marks, and commas

Honors 9: Study for 125 pt test on capitalization, end marks, and commas

Friday, October 26, 2012

SAT Lesson 7


HW 10/26/12

Euro Lit: Read: "Crito" by Plato, answer study guide questions

English 9: Write: SAT #7 using complex sentences with dependent clause in the middle

Honors 9: Read: "Oedipus", Write: SAT #7 using complex sentences with dependent clause in the middle

Thursday, October 25, 2012

HW 10/25/12

Euro Lit: Read: Plato's "Apology", answer study guide questions 1-6 for Thursday, 7-14 for Friday

English 9: Read: King Arthur myth

Honors 9: Read: "Oedipus" to pg 62

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

The Comma (V and VI)



HW 10/24/12

Euro Lit: Read: Plato's "Apology", answer study guide questions 1-6 for Thursday, 7-14 for Friday!

English 9: Complete: Comma V and VI

Honors 9: Complete: Comma V and VI, read "Oedipus" pg 27-48