Monday, November 5, 2012

november 6 (which looks a lot like, yeah, I know)

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 experiences. 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, however, 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 accomplish extraordinary goals; 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 [suggested topics: performative utterances in Hamlet, the essay, vocabulary, recent speakers, study/blog strategies, "Modern Thinkers," how the course can provide maximal value to every participant from now until the end of the semester]; take notes (There's a chance I won't be there, so would you please capture on phones and upload to the YouTube channel?  As always, please be mindful; before you turn on the camera ask everyone whether it's ok to include their image in the video-- if they say "no" please don't.  Thanks.)

1. Post definitions and sentences/remix to your blog under title "fall vocab #11" (due by COB Monday 11.5)
2. Comment to the hamlet essay post from your Socratic seminar notes
3. Write the hamlet essay and bring a hard copy (typed or handwritten) 


  1. I'm a bit confused as to why this is labelled November 6 when it is exactly the same as today's post, with homework being due the day before it is assigned....

  2. Extra day on the essay?
    *fingers crossed*

    1. I'm with you Iliana.
      **fingers crossed**

    2. That strategy never worked for me either. Please bring your essay tomorrow.

  3. What was the Twitter account we were supposed to follow?

  4. So why is it that this is the same agenda as yesterday? I wasn't there today so I don't know what's going on. I did my essay last night to have by today but I wasn't there. So what do I need for tomorrow?