Monday, October 29, 2012

Lesson Plans and So Forth

Primary Master Plan -- doing some tweaking this week (more later).

Last week's poem (memorized but not copied):  "The Falling Star," Sara Teasdale
This week's poem: "Steam Shovel," Charles Malam

Grade 9 Weeks 10 and 11 (still catching up after our long weekend away):

                                                                                   
Week 10

Reading journal:
Pre-writing for 5-paragraph essay on The Iliad. Choose a large theme – the idea of the hero, the relationship of man with the created universe, the relationship between man and the gods – and explain how Homer’s use of literary devices reveals and develops and reinforces your chosen them.

Composition assignment:  Write a thesis sentence for your Iliad essay. Your thesis should mention the larger theme which your essay will discuss, and name, specifically, the three literary devices which, as you will argue, develop this theme.


Great Myths/Colum
Cat of Bubastes/Henty
David of Jerusalem/de Wohl
Bible:  Psalms
The Iliad/Homer
The Odyssey/Homer
Antigone/Sophocles
The Crito/Plato

Lives/Plutarch
The Aeneid/Virgil

Julius Caesar/Shakespeare

The Restless Flame/de Wohl
Confessions/Augustine




math
Saxon Algebra 2:  one lesson daily
Life of Fred Advanced Algebra:  read
history
FWC: Lecture 10
Plutarch: http://penelope.uchicago.edu/thayer/e/roman/texts/plutarch/lives/home.html
“Solon,” “Aristides”
English
JFW:  34-35. Write a thesis sentence for your 5-paragraph essay on The Iliad. See above.
JG:  Lesson 10, Exercise 10
Literature:  reread The Iliad
Science
&
German
General Biology, Belmont Abbey College
German:
M-Th:  1 hour daily @ Deutsche Interaktiv
Friday:  German Steps
EGG 81-91
Religion
Didache 10
BAH 142-159



                                                                                      

Week 11

Reading journal:
Odyssey:  who’s who, what’s happening

Great Myths/Colum
Cat of Bubastes/Henty
David of Jerusalem/de Wohl
Bible:  Psalms
The Iliad/Homer
The Odyssey/Homer
Antigone/Sophocles
The Crito/Plato

Lives/Plutarch
The Aeneid/Virgil

Julius Caesar/Shakespeare

The Restless Flame/de Wohl
Confessions/Augustine




math
Saxon Algebra 2:  one lesson daily
Life of Fred Advanced Algebra:  read
history
FWC: Lecture 11
Plutarch: http://penelope.uchicago.edu/thayer/e/roman/texts/plutarch/lives/home.html “Pericles,” “Nicias”
English
JFW:  40-41, 44-45. Write the introductory and concluding paragraphs for your Iliad essay
JG:  Lesson 11, Exercise 11
Literature:  The Odyssey
Science
&
German
General Biology, Belmont Abbey College
German:
M-Th:  Deutsche Interaktiv, 1 hour daily
Friday:  German Steps
EGG 92-97
Religion
Didache 11
BAH 160-170
journal


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