Sunday, November 3, 2013

november 4

JOURNAL TOPIC: [today's tunes: "My Hero" by the Foo Fighters; "Heroes" by David Bowie]

Heroes are essential to humanity. Every culture throughout history has chronicled their exploits. Today their role is more important than ever; heroes inspire us to think differently, act differently, and ultimately become better versions of ourselves. Even though everyone gets the general idea of a hero, the people we admire are as individual as we are. They may have impressive personalities, intellects or physical attributes; they may be ordinary people who do  extraordinary things; they may be public or private. They may even be our friends and relatives.

Write a letter to someone you consider to be a hero. Explain to this person why s/he is heroic and tell the person how s/he has moved or inspired you.

1. Journal
2. Socratic seminar [possible topics: performative utterances in Hamlet, the essay, vocabulary, speakers, study/blog strategies, "Modern Thinkers," how the course can provide maximal value for every one of us from now until the end of the semester/year]; take notes and feel free to capture on phones and upload to the YouTube channel.  As always, please be mindful; before you turn on the camera ask everyone in your field of vision if it's ok to post their images-- and if they say "no" please don't.  Mahalo.

(To be continued Tuesday.  Please bring your current literature analysis novel to class Wednesday.)

1. Review/prepare for vocab #9 quiz tomorrow (Tuesday)

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