Humanities Weekly Archives

Week 1: September 4-5, 2014

September 4: Introduction to the course,  interdisciplinary format,  and rules of the game

Open Microphone: Introduction to Humanities Focus: "How Do We Know?" Claims/Counter Claims, Logic, and Evidence

TED: Beau Lotto on How We See

TED: Michael Shermer--Why People Believe Weird Things

September 5: Preview of Coming Attractions: The Expository Essay

Your Brain on Humanities

Searching for Dali       

Week 2:  September 8-12, 2014

September 8: Book Pick up

Rules of the Game

Multiple Perspectives and Google

September 9: Summer Reading Essay

Socratic Seminar: The Pledge of Allegiance

September 10: Perceiving Perception

Introduction to the "Great Books" Project

September 11:

How do you Best Know? Introduction to Shared v. Personal Knowledge, AOKs, WOKs

Brainstrom differences between shared v. personal knowledge

The Allegory of the Den

Platonic Forms  Theory of Eternal Forms

St Anselm College: Theory of Forms

September 12: Great Books Prep: Setting and outline

Theater Games

Week 3:  September 15-19, 2014

September 15: The Art of Questioning

Role Play

September 16: How Do You Know in 4 Corners

September 17: Great Books Prep

Framing the Question Skeptically

Read Decartes

September 18: Framing the Question Skeptically

Read Decartes

September 19: TOK: Do artists have an ethical obligation to portray historical events accurately? Claim/CounterClaim

Attack on Trenton

Crossing the Delaware or Crossing the Delware

 Great Books Prep

Zepplin Rules!

Week 4:  September 22-26, 2014

September 22: Return of the Flies

Great Book Prep

Homework: Read Extended Essay Packet

September 23: Great Books Presentations:

Skepticism and Debate, Bias and Selection, Intuition

September 24: Great Books

Instinctive Judgements, Empirical v Experiemental Knowledge

September 25: Fall Recess

September 26: Intro to the Extended Essay

Extended Essay Packet

Candide Quiz

Week 5:  September 29-October 3, 2014

September 29: Introduction to Voltaire

Values Line-Up

September 30: Knowledge Questions

October 1: Knowledge Questions

Framing Certainty

October 2: Framing Certainty

October 3: Introduction to the Election

How to Win an Election: The Language of Propaganda

Week 6:  October 6-10, 2014

October 6: Constitutional Quiz

Electoral Process

October 7: Knowledge Questions and Intro to Frameworks

Party Prep

October 8: Minimum Day

College Counseling

Party Prep

October 9: Late Start Day

Knowledge Questions and Intro to Frameworks

October 10: Introducing the Candidates

Deck the Halls

The Language of Campaign Psychology

Week 7:  October 13-17, 2014

October 13: The Best of All Possible Essays

October 14: Knowledge Frameworks

October 15: Truth and Frameworks

October 16: Political Conventions and Infomercials

October 17: The Language of Politics

Senior Panormaic Picture at 11:55. Bring your permission slips!

Week 8:  October 20-24, 2014

October 20: Metamorphosis Essay

The Lobby Horse

October 21: Guest Speaker: The Green Party

Rabsolute Truth

October 22: Rabsolute Truth

October 23: Sartre's Ill'n

October 24: Vice Presidential Debates

Political Party Commercials

Week 9:  October 27-31, 2014

October 27: English Essay

October 28: Liberatarian Speaker

Tea Party Speaker

October 29: Democratic Speaker

October 30: Presidential Debates

Commercials

October 31: Faculty Inservice Day

Week 10:  November 3-7, 2014

November 3: Privately Shared

November 4:There's Logic Inside Your Head: Intro to Logical Fallacies

November 5: There's Logic Inside Your Head: Intro to Logical Fallacies

Leave at 11:45 for the Getty and Pippin

November 6: Political Commercials

Guest Speaker: Republican

November 7: Perception Special--The Purple Rose of Cairo

Week 11:  November 10-14, 2014

November 10: School Holiday

November 11: Veteran's Day

November 12: Introduction to Reason

There's Logic Inside Your Head: Intro to Logical Fallacies and Fallacy Skits

November 13: Shared v. Personal Knowledge Draft Due

Peer Response

November 14: The Truthiness of Math

Week 12:  November 17-21, 2014

November 17: Complete Intro to Logical Fallacies and Fallacy Skits

The Prison of Mathematical Logic

Scare Tactic and Numbers

November 18/19: Logical Skit Prep

November 19: Shared v. Private Knowledge Essay Due

November 19/20: Logic Skits

November 21: Logic Quiz

She Blinded Me with Science! 

What is Science and How Does It Work?

Extra Credit: Buy or check out a copy of Bad Science: Hacks, Quacks, and Pharmecutical Flacks by Ben Goldacre. You will be assigned a short essay to write responding to the work

The Facts About the Kennedy Assassination

Week 13:  December 1-5, 2014

December 1:  Jane Erye Quiz

December 2: Math and Science

Logic Skits

December 3: Logic Skits

Extra Credit: Buy or check out a copy of Bad Science: Hacks, Quacks, and Pharmecutical Flacks by Ben Goldacre. You will be assigned a short essay to write responding to the work

December 4: Logic Quiz

December 5: Emotion Skits

Week 14:  December 8-12, 2014

Extra Credit: Buy or check out a copy of Bad Science: Hacks, Quacks, and Pharmecutical Flacks by Ben Goldacre. You will be assigned a short essay to write responding to the work

December 8:  Complete Emotion Skits

Introduction to Ethics

December 9: Intentionally Utilitarian

December 10: Hedonistically Moderate?

December 11: State Your Case

December 12: Arab-Israeli Test

Jane's on Film

Week 15:  December 15-19, 2014

Extra Credit: Buy or check out a copy of Bad Science: Hacks, Quacks, and Pharmecutical Flacks by Ben Goldacre. You will be assigned a short essay to write responding to the work

December 15:  I Want My Baby Back

 December 9: The Great Egg Chase

December 10: Ethical Speed Dating

December 11: Whose Life?

December 12: Minimum Day

Ethics Special: Whose Life is It Anyway?

Week 16:  Janaury 5-9, 2015

Extra Credit: Buy or check out a copy of Bad Science: Hacks, Quacks, and Pharmecutical Flacks by Ben Goldacre. You will be assigned a short essay to write responding to the work

Janaury 5: History, Internally Assessed

Make certain to meet with your advisors!

January 6: Ethical Speed Dating: Round Two

January 7: Hello Great Dane

January 8: The Ghost of Language Past

Introduction to Shakespearian Language

Ure Fader (text)

Canterbury Tales Prologue

Renaissance Language

Old English: Sample 1, Sample 2

Middle English: Sample 1

Elizabetham English : Sample 1

Janaury 9: Pickled Ethics

Homework: 1st 12 pages of EE due next Friday. One copy for Mr. Krucli, one copy for your advisor.

Week 17:  Janaury 12-16, 2015

Extra Credit: Buy or check out a copy of Bad Science: Hacks, Quacks, and Pharmecutical Flacks by Ben Goldacre. You will be assigned a short essay to write responding to the work

Homework: 1st 12 pages of EE due this Friday. One copy for Mr. Krucli, one copy for your advisor.

Janaury 12: Contrast Crunching and TOK models

January 13: Scaffolding the TOK 6.

Janaury 14/15: TOK Modeling

Janaury 16: Final Advice

A Visit from William James

Pieces of Hamlet

Week 17:  Janaury 19-23, 2015

Extra Credit: Buy or check out a copy of Bad Science: Hacks, Quacks, and Pharmecutical Flacks by Ben Goldacre. You will be assigned a short essay to write responding to the work

Janaury 19: MLK Holiday

January 20/21: Complete Exemplar Grading

Scaffolding the TOK 6.

Janaury 21/22: Ethical Speed Dating

Complete Scaffold Brainstorms

Janaury 23: Formulating the TOK Essay

Week 18:  Janaury 26-30, 2015

Extra Credit: Buy or check out a copy of Bad Science: Hacks, Quacks, and Pharmecutical Flacks by Ben Goldacre. Due Monday

Janaury 26: Final Forms and Prep/Scaffolding

TOK Knowledge Frameworks--scroll down the page to review key knowledge framework concepts and claims

January 27: Final Prep

January 28: Period 4 Final: TOK Essay

January 29: Final Exams

January 30: Period 5 Final: Ethical Pickles

Week 1:  February 2-6, 2015

 February 2: Faculty In-service

 February 3/4: Plato's Republic

 Make certain you have read pages 16-40 in The Story of Philosophy

February 5: Complete Plato's Republic

Introduction to the TOK Presentation and Rubric

Info from the TOK Guide

Help with Knowledge Issues

Common Sense Presentation

Politics Presentation

Homework Presentation

 February 6: It's The Final Breakdown

Week 2:  February 9-13, 2015

 February 9: Introduction to the TOK Presentation and Rubric

Info from the TOK Guide

Help with Knowledge Issues

Common Sense Presentation

Politics Presentation

Homework Presentation

 February 10: Revise TOK Essays

Knowledge Framework Review

TOK Prescribed Essay Titles

TOK Essay Planner

TOK Essay Rubric

February 11:Plato's Republic Debate

Complete Draft of EE due

Febraury 12: Paths to Glory

February 13: President's Day Holiday

Week 3:  February 16-20, 2015

 February 16: No School

February 17: TOK Storyboarding

 Introduction to the TOK Presentation and Rubric

Info from the TOK Guide

Help with Knowledge Issues

Common Sense Presentation

Politics Presentation

Homework Presentation

Bring Completed draft of EE to class tomorrow!

February 18/19: EE Read Around and Revision

February 20: TOK Essay/Presentation Prep

Knowledge Framework Review

TOK Prescribed Essay Titles

TOK Essay Planner

TOK Essay Rubric

Final Draft of EE due to Advisor next Wednesday

Week 4:  February 23-27, 2015

 February 23: TOK Essay Rewrite and format

Knowledge Framework Review

TOK Prescribed Essay Titles

TOK Essay Planner

TOK Essay Rubric

Final Draft of EE due to Advisor Wednesday!!

February 24/25: EE Format

TOK Forms and Rewrite

TOK Planning and Progress Form

February 26: TOK Presentation and Rubric

Info from the TOK Guide

Help with Knowledge Issues

Common Sense Presentation

Politics Presentation

Homework Presentation

February 27: Rhoda Leif and Language

Week 5:  March 2-6, 2015

 March 2: : IB: TOK Essay Rewrite and format

Non IB: Outline Presentation

Knowledge Framework Review

TOK Prescribed Essay Titles

TOK Essay Planner

TOK Essay Rubric

March 3/4: IB: TOK Essay Rewrite

Non IB: Socratic Seminar

TOK Forms and Rewrite

March 5: Midnight in Paris

March 6: Walcott:  Adieu Foulard

Week 6:  March 9-13, 2015

March 9: Walcott:  Adieu Foulard

Griot Riot

March 11: Presentation Filming

March 12/13: TOK Reflections and Presentation Form

March 13: Introduction to the Dictator's Party

Week 7:  March 16-20, 2015

March 16: Presentation Screencasting/Filming

March 17: Hot to Trotsky

March 18: Final Presentation Filming

Presentations due next Monday

March 19: We're on the Road to Mecca

March 20: Walcott Test

Stalin

Week 8:  March 23-27, 2015

March 23: Presentations and Planning forms due

When is it Time to Go?

Elsa Arrives

March 24: High School Drama

March 25/26: Road to Mecca: Complete Act 1

March 27: Dictator's Party

Week 9:  March 30-April 3, 2015

March 30: Drama Production Prep

 March 31: R & G Final Test

April 1: Complete Act 1 of Road to Mecca

April 2/3: Minimum Day

Begin Act 2 Road to Mecca

Week 10:  April 13-17, 2015

April 13: Three's a Crowd, Act 2 of Road to Mecca

April 14/15: Act 2 Road to Mecca

April  16: A Long Day's Journey

April 17: Vargish Speaks

A Streetcar Named Desire

Week 11:  April 20-24, 2015

April 20: The Mecca's End

History Presentation Prep

April 21: History Presentation: The Falkland War

April  22: History Presentation: Algerian Civil War

April 23: History Presentation: Nicaraguan Civil War

April 24: Drama Essay

Week 12:  April 27 - May 1, 2015

April 28:  IB only: Introduction to English Paper #1

"Passed On"

"Moonstone"

Do

Focus on the details and devices in the passage

Analyze the passage to show how the author created tone, character, theme, etc

Make a distinction between the author's tone and the speaker's tone

Consider sound devices in a prose or poetic passage
Link your DIDLS to larger literary devices.

Discuss how the image creates a metaphor, allusion, irony, symbolism, etc. and link these concepts to the creation of tone, character, or theme.

Discuss how exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, or resolution help create meaning

Explain the author's purpose in a prose or poem passage.

Create an introductory paragraph with a clear hook, statement of situation, theme, and thesis

Take 15-25 minutes to read carefully, brainstorm, and plan the essay

Decipher the literal meaning of the poem or passage before you analyze meaning

Do not

Focus on the reader's response to an image or word--these sentences offer literal repetitions of a quotation and do not help you build an argument.

Rush through the essay or dismiss your brainstorming plans

Use generalizations such as "The true meaning of the character is revealed through the use of diction." (What is the true meaning of the character???)

Quote line numbers (1-5) as a replacement for integration of quotation and commentary

Judge whether a poem or passage is "great" or "poor"--analyze how meaning is created in the passage

April 29: Iran-Iraq Presentation

April 30: Gulf War presentation

May 1: Indo-Pakastani Presentation

Week 13:  May 4 - May 8, 2015

May 4:  English Paper #1 --Arrive at 7:30 AM

English Gallery Walk

May 5: English Paper 2 Exam--Arrive at 12:40

English Prep

May 6: Bio Papers 1 & 2 Exam--arrive at 7:30

Psych Paper 1 SL Exam--arrive at 12:40

One Last Appearance by Blanche

May 7: Psych Paper 2 SL Exam -- arrive at 7:30

Bio Paper 3 Exam--arrive at 12:40

Introduction to Metaphysics

May 8: Physics Papers 1 & 2 Exam--arrive at 7:30

I'm Feeling Blue

Week 13:  May 18 - 22, 2015

May 18: Jungian Journey

Art

May 19: The Teleological Argument

May 20: Beautiful Isms

May 21: Nuremberg

May 22: Nuremberg

Week 16:  May 25 - 29, 2015

May 25: Memorial Day

May 26: Guest Speaker

May 27: Theatre Project Screening

May 28: Guest Speaker

May 29: Beauty is Symmetrically Deep

Guest Speaker

Week 17:  June 1-5, 2015

June 1: It's a beauty, eh

Guest Speaker

June 2: Hero's Journey

June 3: Field Trip: Norton Simon and Maltilda

June 4: Orchestra Perfomance

Guest Speaker

June 5: Guest Speakers

Week 18:  June 8-12, 2015

June 8: The Hero's Journey

Guest Speaker

June 9: Naturally Believing

June 10: The Heroic Moment

June 11: Assembly

June 12: Metaphysics Test: you may use one 4x6 notecard

Love and Death

Week 19:  June 15-19, 2015

June 15: Final Exam

June 16: Art Test

Meaning of Life Art Sculptures due

June 17: Ethical Pickles