Wednesday, Feb. 21st

Congratulations on your documentaries!  I was very impressed!

After we watched the remaining documentaries, we started our Shakespeare unit with an introduction to Shakespeare, the plays Othello, The Taming of the Shrew, and King Lear, and the themes he explores.  Each of you wrote three genuine, authentic questions about the topics we went over, and next class, we shall use these questions “speed dating” style.

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Monday, Feb. 19th

We presented our documentaries on Nineteen Eighty-Four today.  Great work so far!

Next class, we will watch the remaining documentaries before moving on to Shakespeare.

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Wednesday, Feb. 14th

Today was the last class to work on the documentary.  We will be showing the documentaries next class.  Please bring back your Nineteen Eighty-Four novel.

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Friday, Feb. 9th

We went over the criteria for the documentary, worth a whopping 120 marks!  We also noted that there would be a confidential group evaluation to determine how much EACH member contributed to the project.  Not everyone will be getting the same mark UNLESS everyone carries his/her own weight. “‘Big Bryant’ is watching you!”

You will have Wednesday’s class to finish off and edit your project.  Presentation day is Monday, Feb. 19th.

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Wednesday, Feb. 7th

After returning the essays, and going over several examples of “documentary” styles, the groups got together and started planning their project.  This included setting goals to accomplish each class (Feb. 9th, Feb. 14th).

We shall continue with this project on Friday.

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Monday, Feb. 5th

We wrote the in class composition on Nineteen Eighty-Four today.  Next class, we will start working on the “documentary.”  Stay tuned for details…

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Thursday, Feb. 1st

We went over the thesis statements, and then we got into our teams to discuss the “documentary” / news broadcast you will be filming next week.  In the end, I decided to make your in class essay on writing a commentary on how Orwell introduces the concept of {surveillance/ social hierarchy/ reality control, propaganda/ desensitization to violence/ corporate monopolies/ war/ or prolefeed}.  This kills two birds with one stone, as your presentation should also convey how Orwell deals with your chosen issue in Nineteen Eighty-Four.

Whatever you do , DO NOT LOOK ONLINE  or at any PUBLISHED COMMENTARIES on the novel.  I only want YOUR OWN, ORIGINAL thoughts.

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Tuesday, Jan. 30th

Your ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY was due today.  If you are sharing a google doc, send it to a121bryant@gmail.com as I am unable to access google docs through the school email.

We discussed the closing chapters of Nineteen Eighty-Four today, and we are in the midst of developing a THESIS STATEMENT for the in class essay on Monday, Feb. 5th.  We will discuss worthy possibilities next class.  Just remember, DO NOT LOOK ONLINE or at any PUBLISHED COMMENTARIES on the novel.    The whole point of the novel is to emphasize the value and vulnerability of INDEPENDENT THOUGHT.  Stay original.  I want to read YOUR IDEAS, not someone else’s ideas.

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Friday, Jan. 26th

We discussed the questions on II 9-10 and III 1-3 today, focusing on the violations of human rights, and comments about this system.  We will be discussing the conclusion of the novel next class, so please read III chapters 4-6.

Your ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY is due on Tuesday, Jan. 30th.

You will be writing an in class essay on Nineteen Eighty-Four on Thursday, Feb. 1st.

The following week, we will be working on the “documentary”

MLA FORMAT 

READ Part III chapters 1-3 for next class.

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Wednesday, Jan. 24th

The good news is that we got P.A.C. funding for our canoe trip on April 21st!  The first 20 people to hand in their forms and money are going!

Today, we worked through II chapters 9-10 by working through 15 questions answered in teams.  This was collected at the end of class. Each of you also handed in your imitation of the first paragraph of II chapter 9 (186).

Continue to work on your INVESTIGATIVE REPORT…annotated bibliography.  See Thursday’s post for the details.  This is due when we read Part III chapter 6.

MLA FORMAT 

READ Part III chapters 1-3 for next class.

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