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March 21












 1st Hour - Warm-up

 Ted Talk on Zen Buddhism

 Read poetry by Li Po

 Reacquaint ourselves with Lao
 Tzu and Confucius

 In class writing assignment

 2nd Hour - Warm-up

 Discussed Suspense

 Read "Lather, and Nothing Else"
 by Tellez

 Watched short video of story

 In class writing assignment








 No H.W.
 
March 19






 1st Hour- Read more Analects by
 Confucius

 Introduced Taoism and Lao-Tzu

 Began watching documentary on   artist Ai Weiwei

 3rd hour- More stories from
 Central America

 
 

March 15





 1st Hour- Introduction to
 Confucius video from
 "Geniuses of the Ancient World"
 on Netflix

 Read introductory material on
 Confucius and a couple of his
 Analects 

 3rd Hour- Introduced Octavio Paz

 Read "My Life With  the Wave"

 In class writing assignment
 No H.W.
 

March 13th





 SNOW DAY  
 
March 11th




 In class essay  no H.W.
 



              March 7




 Discussed "Fall of the House of
 Usher" and how it relates to
 "House Taken Over"

 Read "House Taken Over"

 Played blue links game
 No H.W.
 

March 5th







 Final on unit - March 11

 Watch for...?- TAKE NOTES
 No H.W.
 
March 1st







 1st hour- Warm-up

 Read "A Very Old Man With   Enormous Wings"- assignment
 while reading

 Discuss

 Begin "Big Fish"- students will
 identify elements 
 
 
Feb. 27








 1st hour- warm-up

 Went over characteristics of 
 Magic Realism and discussed
 Marquez

 Read "In The Family" By Maria
 Llanos

 Group questions due by end of
 class

 3rd hour- Warm-up

 Introduced Marquez and 
 characteristics of Magic   Realism.

 Read "The Handsomest   Drowned Man In The World"

 Discussed
 No H.W.
 

Feb. 25th






 1st hour- Ted Talk

 Introduced Magic Realism

 Read "The Handsomest   Drowned Man In The World

 Discussed

 3rd Hour- Warm-up

 Read poems by Leo Romero

 Discussed

 TP-CASTT assignment in class
 No H.W.
Feb 21st










 
 1st hour- Warm-up

 Introduction to Magic Realism

 Read "The Handsomest   Drowned Man In The World".

 Discussed

 3rd hour- Warm-up/share

 Read poetry by Leo Romero

 In class TP-CASTT assignment
 No H.W.
 
Feb. 19




 1st hour-Warm-up (quote   analysis)

 Excerpt from "The West"

 Began to discuss elements of Art
 Analysis-line, color, composition
 etc.

 Show checklist

 Two examples- Fuseli and   Friedrich

 Jesse Cooday
 No H.W.
 Feb. 14





 Warm-up

 Other Native creation stories

 Read "The Way to Rainy   Mountain" by Momaday and
 "The Man to Send Rain Clouds"
 by Leslie Marmon Silko
 
 Feb. 12th   Article on climate change and
  the genocide of Natives

 "Twin Spirits"

 Began to read "The World On
 Turtle's Back"
 No H.W.
 
Feb. 8th


 Watched "Persepolis"
 No H.W.
 
Feb. 6
 In class essay  No H.W.
 
Feb. 4
 Collect poems

 Finish/discuss novel

 TEST NEXT CLASS ON
 BILDUNGSROMAN IN THE 
 NOVEL

 H.W.-none
 
Jan. 31
 S.SR. Persepolis

 Intro. creative writing

 Begin work in class

 
 H.W.-Six poems due
 next class, typed, 12
 point font and double-
 spaced
Jan. 29


 Warm-up due in class

 Sunni-Shi'a split

 Discuss novel

 Ted Talk by el Seed and J.R.- The 
 Power of Street Art as a change 
 agent
 No. H.W.
 Jan. 25  Warm-up due in class

 Islamic art and design (3rd hour)

 Sunni-Shi'a split (1st hour)

 S.S.R.

 Discuss novel

 Vocabulary game
 No H.W.
 Jan. 23  S.S.R./writing prompts

 Discuss book

 B/G on Koran

 Passages from Koran

 Work on in-class writing. Due   by end of class
 No H.W.
 Jan. 18  Warm up- in class writing

 S.S.R. Persepolis in class

 3rd hour- Rumi poems- in class
 writing assignment.

 Discuss novel

 Ted Talk -J.R.
 No H.W.
 








 Jan. 16















 Warm-up

 Rumi's poetry-writing   assignment- 1st hour

 Talk by Lezley Hazleton- 2nd 
 hour- writing assignment

 S.S.R. Persepolis

 
Quiz

 Discuss novel
 No H.W.
 




Jan. 14





 Maps

 The benefits of Multiculturalism-
 Ted Talk by Wade Davis

 Background on Persia/Iran

 Gallery walk

 If time, begin reading Persepolis
 in class

 Quiz
 
 
 












Jan. 10












 Why is it important to study
 Multiculturalism?

 Map activity

 Discuss

 Ted Talk- "The Dangers of a   Single Story"

 "The Fraud of Multiculturalism"

 In class writing activity
 
 




Jan. 9












 Introductions/expectations

 What we will be studying this 
 semester

 Name game
 No H.W.
 










Dec. 19










 Final  
 











Dec. 17










 Discuss play/movie

 Questions in class to assist on
 final
 No. H.W.
 







Dec. 13











 Complete movie

 Discuss: What positive outcomes
 emerge from Troy? His Death?
 Is this an overall optimistic or
 pessimistic play? Themes?

 Intro. Harlem Renaissance

 Zora Neale Hurston- "How It   Feels To Be Colored Me"
 
 







Dec. 11












 Watch "Fences"  No H.W.













Dec.7








 Finish reading "Fences"

 Discussion on Institutions and
 their role in the play
 No H.W.
 






Dec. 5
















 Cont. reading play  
 











Dec. 3













 Background on August Wilson,
 Negro Leagues, characters in   
 "Fences"

 Assign roles

 Begin reading
 No H.W.
 















Nov. 29












  Chinese Poetry/Short story

  In class assignment
 No H.W.
 

















Nov. 27













 Read  stories by Chinese writers

 2 Ted Talks

 In class assignment
 No H.W.
 















Nov. 16












 Chinese poetry and short stories

 In class assignment


  HAVE A GREAT BREAK
 No.H.W.
 












Nov. 14











 Discuss Zodiac

 Ted Talks by Chinese artists

 In class assignment
 No H.W.
 


Nov. 12















 Discuss basic concepts about
 China

 Introduce Confucious

 Introduce Thaoism
 No H.W.
 







Nov. 12











 Read "the Little Green Monster?
 by Haruki Murakami

 In class assignment due in class
 
 









Nov. 8













 Warm-up

 Tanaka poetry

 Video and text-based examples 
 read in class

 Introduce Murakami

 Read "The Little Green   Monster"  short story

 In class work

 No. H.W.
  








Nov. 6












 Complete presentations

 Overall discussion about Asia

 Intro. lit.

 Read in class

 Haiku

 In class Haiku assignment- due
 by end of class
 No H.W.
 














Nov. 2nd











 Presentations  
 








Oct. 31st











 Work on presentations  
 







 Oct. 29













 Continue work on presentations  
 









 Oct. 25













  Continue working on                      presentation in class  H.W.- You know that   the presentations
 begin next week
 







 Oct. 23














  Introduce presentation
  assignment

  Questions?

  Begin work in c;lass
 
 








 Oct. 19th













  Warm-up

  Chief Joseph

  Excerpt from "The West"

  Introduce presentation                  assignment
 Begin work on   presentations
 






 Oct. 17th














 Warm-up

 More trickster tales

 Videos on Tricksters

 Read one story

 In class questions due at end of   class
 No H.W.
 

 Oct. 15















 Warm-up

 (Other creation stories, if time).

 Introduce "Trickster Tales"

 Examples of Trickster Tales

 Short videos
 No. H.W.
 






 Oct. 10th















 Warm-up

 Discussion about Creation   Stories

 Read "The World On Turtle's   Back"

 Discussed story AND similarities
 between Native story and
 Judeo-Christian creation stories
 
 Oct. 8

















 Warm-up

 The Nations

 Literature before the Europeans

 Ted Talk
 No H.W.
 




 Oct. 4














 College fair signup

 Read "Earnesto's Mother"

 Questions

 Ted Talk
 No H.W.
 

 Oct. 2nd
















 Warm-up

 Introduce first story
 - away from Magic Realism
 - deals with the harsh realities   of authoritarian rule

 What is a Hero?

 Read story

 Discuss

 In class assignment
 None
 Sept. 28














  Warm up

  Octavio Paz poems and short      story

 Discuss

 In class writing activity
 No. H.W.
 




 Sept. 26











  Warm-up

  Intro. to Octavio Paz

  Read two poems and a short        story

  in class questions
 
 



 Sept. 24










  Warm-up

  Read " A Very Old Man with          Enormous Wings"
  
  Assignment
  Assignment due next      class
 




 Sept.20













 Intro. to Marquez

 Read "The Handsomest   Drowned Man in the World"

 Questions for H.W.
 Questions due next   class
 Sept. 18












 Warm-up

 Recap. on Magic Realism

 Read "House Take Over"
 
 


 Sept. 14







 Introduced Magic Realism

 Looked at paintings by Kahlo   and Rousseau

 Read "in The Family" By 
 Maria Elena Llano
  None
 

 Sept. 12





 Completed film
 Took test over Persepolis
 No H.W.
 Sept. 10










  Warm-up
  Begin watching Persepolis
 Review text/notes for   exam over novel
 6th   September


 Warm-up
 Iran-Iraq war video        
 S.S.R.
 Questions in class from pg. 80-   86
 Collect questions
 Look at parts from novel
 Culture and Judgement
            







 

 30 August




 

 Warm-up
 In class writing
 S.S.R.
 Vocab. game






 None
 28 August

 Warm up
 Questions on Theme
 Look at individual frames in book
 Wade Davis Ted Talk
 Map activity
              
           
              
              
 None
 24 August   Warm-up
 Questions on graphic novel
 Discussion
 Continue reading
           

 None
 22nd August 

 Background on Iran
 Black and White in the dictionary
 Reasons for teaching/learning   Multiculturalism
 Video- "The Fraud of Multiculturalism"
 Began reading Persepolis
 None
 20 August  Syllabus
 Name game
 

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