December 12

DUE: None.


ACTIVITIES:

  1. Quiz 9
  2. Discussion
  3. Compare “Curt Meadows” (poem in packet) to TTTC

HW:

  1. Next class: TTTC Written Test
  2. Unit Guide due next class
  3. Due Tuesday: Seminar Entry Ticket to Turnitin.com before class begins.  You must complete the entry ticket on time in order to participate in the seminar.  Here are some resources necessary for completing the entry ticket:
    1. For #1: Watch 60 Minutes“The Life and Death of Clay Hunt.”
    2. For #2: What If There Is No Ethical Way to Act in Syria Now
    3. For #4: Lt. Calley — Two Texts
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December 10

DUE: Imitation Rough Draft (checked off)


ACTIVITIES:

  1. Compare and contrast the power or effects of the poem “Brandon Just” (poetry packet) and the photo of Kim Phuc.  Collected during class.
    1. Watch interview with the photographer (video)
  2. Quiz 8
  3. Groups: Open discussion of the section
  4. Introduce War Movie Assignment
    1. Due January 2nd.

HW:

  1. Read final two chapters
  2. Due Friday: Imitation Final Draft

December 4

DUE: Imitation Brainstorm (checked off)


ACTIVITIES:

  1. Discuss “Power of Words in Wartime”
  2. Quiz 6
  3. Group discussions
  4. Listen to “Born in the USA”
    1. Discuss lyrics

HW:

  1. Read next three chapters

November 28

DUE: None.


ACTIVITIES:

  1. Quiz 5
  2. Discuss “The Man I Killed”
    1. Read Thomas Hardy’s “The Man He Killed”.  Compare.

HW:

  1. Read three chapters
  2. Read “The Power of Words in Wartime” and highlight 5 key lines
  3. O’Brien Imitation Brainstorm: 50-100 words explaining which prompt you plan to address and how you plan to respond.

November 26

DUE: “On the Rainy River” WS


ACTIVITIES:

  1. Read “Dulce Et Decorum Est”
  2. Discuss “On the Rainy River” WS
  3. Quiz 3
  4. Discussion: How to Tell a True War Story

HW:

  1. Read “Sweetheart of the Song Tra Bong”
  2. Annotate the 4 War Poems
    1. Include your own thoughts, insights, and observations
    2. Include what you think would be O’Brien’s perspective of each poem