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LA 12

Quarter 1: Heroes and Anti-Heroes: Literature and Society’s Values


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Major Assessments:

Write a Descriptive Essay Blog due Fri. Aug. 29

Knight/Warrior Essay. Due Midnight Weds. Sept. 10 to afnorthliterature@gmail.com

Canterbury Travel Project Website due Sept. 19

Comparing Period Essay. Due Thurs. Oct. 16


Date

In-Class

Homework

First Day
August 18

Class Expectations
Collection 1 and 2 Video
Jigsaw Note-Taking Activity: The Anglo-Saxons, EOL, 6-17, The Middle-Ages, EOL, 116-129

Post Your Notes on Anglo-Saxon and Middle Ages Blog for peers on LA 12 Blog on afnorthliterature.weebly.com
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Tues. Aug. 19



“Gilgamesh” EOL, 54-64
Epic Hero and Society’s values


Write 1 Jane Shaffer Body Paragraph on how Gilgamesh exemplifies the epic hero and the values of the society. Use three quotes with page numbers.
“The Death of Hector,” EOL 65-82
Vocab Cards for Gilgamesh and Death of Hector

Thurs. Aug. 21


“The Death of Hector,” EOL 65-82
Epic Hero and Society’s values
Peer Critique

Write 1 Jane Shaffer Body Paragraph on how Hector exemplifies the epic hero and the values of the society. Use three quotes with page numbers.
“Beowulf,” Part 1, EOL, 20- 38

Find 3 quotes and 3 examples of Anglo-Saxon hero values.



Mon. Aug. 25


Peer Critique
Reading Assessment

SAT Prep
Habit of Mind




“Beowulf,” Part 2, EOL, 43-51

Find 3 quotes and 3 examples of anglo-saxon hero values


Vocab Cards for Beowulf

Weds. Aug. 27


Comparing Heroes—Gilgamesh, Hector and Beowulf



Writing a Descriptive Essay, EOL, 96-103. Creativity is encouraged in this assignment of re-visioning an epic hero’s story. Use can use Gilgamesh/Enkidu, Hector/Achilles, or Beowulf/Grendel or development a hero in the modern world. Remember, this is not merely the plot of the story but the actions of the hero should reflect the values of the society.

Use guidelines to formulate your polished piece. 500 words. Post to Write a Descriptive Essay Blog due Fri. Aug. 29




Fri. Aug. 29


Intro to the Romance:
“The Day of Destiny—from Le Morte’ d’Arthur,” EOL, 214-224
Vocab Card Map for “Day of Destiny”


“Sir Gawain and the Green Knight,” EOL, 229-237. Write 1 Jane Shaffer Body Paragraph on how Sir Gawain reflects the values of the Middle Ages hero.
Study vocab from Gilgamesh to Day of Destiny. Quiz next class

Tues. Sept. 2


Vocabulary Quiz
“Sir Gawain and the Green Knight”:

The Romance—Courage, loyalty, and leadership




Explanatory Writing: Knight/Warrior Essay Compare and Contrast Sir Gawain and the Green Knight with other representations of knights and warriors that we have examined. What are the qualities of an ideal knight in the Middle Ages? Do they differ at all? How do they differ/compare to ancient (Gilgamesh/Hector/Achilles) and Early Middle Ages (Beowulf). Use textual evidence from both texts to support an original, concise thesis. 3-4 Pages with proper MLA format
Due Weds. Sept. 10, midnight. Submit to

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Thurs. Sept. 4


Dante’s Inferno, Canto 5 (Handout)

“Confessions XI,” St. Augustine (handout)—Marking the Text. Consider how St. Augustine examines evil and its existence


Discussion of St. Augustine and Paradoxes


Dante’s Inferno Blog: In Canto V, the lovers blame literary figures of ancient and medieval texts as a source that encouraged their own downfall. Discuss what you know about these tales and whether the “blame” placed on them by the lovers excuses them from their own sin.
Work on Knight/Warrior Essay. Due Midnight Weds. Sept. 10 to afnorthliterature@gmail.com


Mon. Sept 8


Canterbury Travel Agency Project: Groups and Parts Assigned (Handout)
Prologue: Translating Chaucer, EOL, 189

Read “The Prologue” (142-143) and take notes on the characters that you have been assigned for your group, EOL, 144-165
Vocabulary Cards Canterbury Tales
Work on Knight/Warrior Essay. Due Midnight Weds. Sept. 10 to afnorthliterature@gmail.com

Weds. Sept. 10

Fri. Sept 12

(no school)



Canterbury Travel Project Lab Time

Read “The Wife of Bath’s Tale,” EOL, 177-188. Plot of the story; characters as symbols, satire
Canterbury Travel Project Website due Sept. 19

Mon. Sept. 15


Canterbury Travel Project Lab Time

Read “The Miller’s Tale” (handout). Plot of the story; characters as symbols, satire
Canterbury Travel Project Website due Sept. 19

Weds. Sept. 17


“The Wife of Bath’s Tale” and “The Miller’s Tale”


Wife of Bath Blog or The Miller’s Blog
Art Connection Blog: Religious Feeling
Share final copy with link on Canterbury Travel Project Website Blog due Sept. 19

Fri. Sept. 19


Canterbury Travel Websites Peer Review
SAT Essay Prep
Habit of Mind

Watch and Read Macbeth Act 1: Focus on the issues of the witches, the character of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth, and Fate (Fortune) vs. Free Will argument. Mark the Text!!
Study Canterbury Vocab for Quiz

Tues. Sept. 23


Intro to Macbeth
Canterbury Vocab Quiz
Role of the Witches: The Occult and Belief Systems
Subtext Activity

Watch and Read Macbeth Act 2: Focus on self-doubt, action-inaction-reaction. Mark the Text!!
Word Study: Blood, Hand, Night, Sleep


Thurs. Sept. 25


“The Laws and Acts of Parliament” and Opening Soliloquy of 1.7—Ambition vs. Loyalty
“Tossing Lines” and Dagger Speech (2.1.33-61)
Blank Scenes: 2.3 and 2.4

Watch and Read Macbeth Act 3: Focus on the idea of a fruitless crown, what threatens Macbeth’s Power. Mark the Text!!
Word Study: Blood, Hand, Night, Sleep


Mon. Sept. 29


Habit of Mind
SAT Prep: Critical Reading

Watch and Read Macbeth Act 3: Focus on the idea of a fruitless crown, what threatens Macbeth’s Power. Mark the Text!!
Word Study: Blood, Hand, Night, Sleep


Weds. Oct. 1

Fri. Oct. 3 (no school)




Fruitless Crown
The Deterioration of Macbeth: 1.5, 1.7, 2.2, 3.2 and 3.4
Word Study: Blood, Hand, Night, Sleep

Watch and Read Macbeth Act 4: Complications presented by the witches, Malcolm and Macduff. Mark the Text!!


Mon. Oct 6

Misguided Actions in Act 4
Ideas for Princes, Machiavelli’s The Prince:

Chapters VIII and XVIII



Watch and Read Macbeth Act 5: Focus on the sequence of Macbeth’s and Lady Macbeth’s downfall. Mark the Text!!
Macbeth and The Prince Blog

Weds. Oct. 8



Lady Macbeth: Now and Then-“She should have died hereafter”
Macbeth’s Regret: “Tomorrow and Tomorrow”
Macbeth and Lady Macbeth: Good or Evil

Literary Analysis: Comparing Period Final Essay: Due on Thurs, Oct 16 midnight (NO LATE PAPERS—25% of your grade). 4-5 Pages with ample citations from the play. Submit to afnorthliterature@gmail.com
This is part of your Quarter 1 grade.

Fri. Oct 10

Macbeth In-Class Test

Work on Comparing Periods Essay Due Thurs. Oct. 16

Tues. Oct.14


Macbeth In-Class Test

Work on Comparing Period Essay. Due Thurs. Oct. 16

Thurs. Oct. 16

Quarter 1 Reflection and Goal-Setting





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