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Humanities 2009/2010


Humanities 9

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Work Space


Guidelines & Expectations

Guidelines and Expectations 2009-2010:
Guidelines and Expectations Graphic Organizer 2009-2010: [[file/view/9 Guidelines graphic organizer.doc|9 Guidelines graphic organizer.doc]]

Course Essential Questions:


Unit: Orientation 2013
Identity Scavenger Hunt Handouts [[file/view/IndentityScavenger Revised.doc|IndentityScavenger Revised.doc]]

Current Events

9-29-09 X-Box Saves Lives?



9-9-09 [[file:9:9:09 Checklist.doc]]

9-8-09 Text of President Obama's Addressand [[file:Graphic Organizer 9:8:09.doc]]

9-4-09 Article Link and [[file:9:4:09_Discussion_Points.doc]]

9-4-09 Mini Earth


Who Am I?

Multiple Intelligence Survey
Personality Survey
Student Identity Survey: [[file/view/Student Identity Survey updated spring 09.doc|Student Identity Survey updated spring 09.doc]]


5 Paragraph Essay: The Triple AAA's


Account
Attend
Advocate

This I Believe: Tony Hawk



This I Believe: Jackie Robinson


Shaping a 5 Paragraph Essay



5 Paragraph Essay Graphic Organizers

Graphic Organizer Option 1
Graphic Organizer Option 2
Graphic Organizer Option 3

Example of a 5 Paragraph Essay on The AAA's: [[file/view/Example of a 5 Paragraph Essay Fall 09 AAA.doc|Example of a 5 Paragraph Essay Fall 09 AAA.doc]]

5 Paragraph Essay Rubric: [[file/view/Humanities 09 - 1st 5 paragraph essay rubric.doc|Humanities 09 - 1st 5 paragraph essay rubric.doc]]

Multigenre Self-Portrait

Reading Multigenres Graphic Organizer [[file/view/Multigenre Reading GO.doc|Multigenre Reading GO.doc]]
MG Workshopping Form
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MG Proposal Form: [[file/view/Multi-genre proposal.doc|Multi-genre proposal.doc]]

MG Self Assessment Form: [[file/view/Multi-genre self assessment.pages|Multi-genre self assessment.pages]]

MG Rubric
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Example of a Recipe (Personality and Physicality)
Example of a Menu (Relationships and Connections)
Borrowed List of Products for MG

Multigenre E-mail/Letter Reading G.O.: [[file/view/multigenre - email - letter- go.odt|multigenre - email - letter- go.odt]]

Beliefs and Connections G.O.: [[file/view/Connections and Beliefs GO Humanities 09.doc|Connections and Beliefs GO Humanities 09.doc]]

Speak

Reading Graphic Organizers
Section 1: [[file/view/Speak Section 1 G.O..doc|Speak Section 1 G.O..doc]]
Section 2: [[file/view/Speak Section 2 GO Fall 09.doc|Speak Section 2 GO Fall 09.doc]]
Section 3: [[file/view/Speak section 3 GO Fall 09.doc|Speak section 3 GO Fall 09.doc]]
Section 4: [[file/view/Speak section 4 GO Fall 09.doc|Speak section 4 GO Fall 09.doc]]
Section 5:
Section 6: [[file/view/Speak section 6 GO Fall 09.doc|Speak section 6 GO Fall 09.doc]]
Section 7: [[file/view/Speak section 7 GO.doc|Speak section 7 GO.doc]]
Section 8: [[file/view/Speak section 8 Fall 09 GO.doc|Speak section 8 Fall 09 GO.doc]]
Music & Speak: [[file/view/Speak_and_Music_Venn.jpg|Speak_and_Music_Venn.jpg]]
or [[file/view/Speak and Music Venn.isf|Speak and Music Venn.isf]]

Brand New "Sic Transit Gloria (Glory Fades)"


Red Jumpsuit Apparatus "Face Down"
Found on YouTube Here


GRASPS


GRASPS Project Proposal Form [[file/view/Unit and Text Assessment Proposal.doc|Unit and Text Assessment Proposal.doc]]
GRASPS Rubric [[file/view/GRASP project rubric fall 09.doc|GRASP project rubric fall 09.doc]]
GRASP Status Check [[file/view/GRASPS status check Fall 09.doc|GRASPS status check Fall 09.doc]]

GRASPS Link Uploading Form Fill out this form

GRASPS Student Links Check out the student projects!


GRASPS Brainstorming


Use of images

When using images from the internet, it is important to always give credits to the source. If an image is used without giving credit to its source, it is considered theft. Anytime you would like to use an image you find, you (legally) must email whoever has legal rights to the photo to ask for permission. There are ways of getting around this! Flickr is a photo sharing site which uses Creative Commons licensed photos. By using the advanced search on Flickr and checking the box that only searches free-use photos, you can be sure that you are legally using images. Each photo that is licensed with Creative Commons will tell you exactly how to give credit for the photo.

Citing Sources
Any information that you use for anything that you did not get from yourself must be cited. Although citations may look a little scary, there are some great tools on the internet that can help you to build a works cited/bibliography page stress free! Easy Bib. is a site that asks for some information about the source you found your information at and then builds your citation for you! Pretty cool, huh? Always create a works cited page for any project or paper that you create; there are some pretty serious consequences (a zero in the grade book, a fine, and when your in college you can even be kicked out of school) if this is not done.

For most papers, you will use MLA style citations (MLA means Modern Language Association, if you're curious).

Here are some more free citation builders and resources that will help you:
NCSU Libraries
Sourceaid
OWL

Bloom's Taxonomy


Digital Overview of Bloom's Taxonomy Here

GRASPS Examples in the Real World

The Sietch
Roots & Shoots
Lifestyle Changes
Greyhound Rescue in Maine and Helping Greyhound Nationally
The Beehive Collective
Fight with Tools.org Here

GRASP in History
Graphic Organizer: [[file/view/GRASPS in History GO.doc|GRASPS in History GO.doc]]
The History of Public Service Announcements Here

As We See It, Part One: Students Making Desegregation Work in Little Rock, Arkansas: 1979
Video Streamable Here: http://www.museum.tv/educationsection.php?page=76 and playable on RealPlayer: It's the first video on the list.
Student Health Care Action: Protests in Philadelphia: Fall 2009
http://www.studenthealthcareaction.org/
John Lennon Asks the World to Give Peace a Chance: 1969
Lyrics: http://www.sing365.com/music/lyric.nsf/Give-Peace-A-Chance-lyrics-John-Lennon/9F2280B3491B5F3F48256BCA00089770
YouTube Clip of Bed-In: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-NRriHlLUk Includes Footage from 1969 Through 2000's
Books Not Bars: Youth Fight for Prison System Reform: 2000s

Women's Suffrage Movement in America: Mid-1800s through Early 1900s
Overview of Key Figures: http://www.shapethefuture.org/features/suffragettes.asp
Some Primary Source Historical Documents to Give Perspective: http://www.archives.gov/education/lessons/woman-suffrage/

The Work and History of the Rock the Vote Organization: 1990s Through 2000's
Rock the Vote's Strategy Page with Links to Data and Research: http://www.rockthevote.com/about/about-young-voters/how-to-mobilize-young-voters/
A History of Rock the Vote [[file/view/Rock the Vote History.txt|Rock the Vote History.txt]] (After you download, scroll down in the document to get to the article -- it's all there)
History of The Peace Corps: 1961
Encyclopedia Britannica Article: Follow the links in the article to get even more great information
Dr. Robert Ballard and His Work to Enlighten the World about Oceans & History (Watch by Loading Flight307 in Safari if Firefox Doesn't Work)


CardonCopy and His Work to Get People to Think More Seriously About the Importance of Design in Communication Here
Poland Spring Gets Crazy Mad Props for Its Work on Reducing Idling Emissions in Its Truck Fleet Here

Go Here for Mr Tierney's Collection of Awesome at Road-Trip304.wikispaces.com

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World AIDS Day December 1, 2009

ss9dunbar/World AIDS Day 2009|Assignment Page 12/1/09



Climate Change Presentation 12/4/09

Whole New Mind

Whole New Mind Portfolio GRASP, Proposal, and Rubric Form [[file/view/WNM Portfolio Proposal and Rubric.doc|WNM Portfolio Proposal and Rubric.doc]]


Dan Pinks Website

High Concept/High Touch Activity


Images to Use

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Or Get Them Right from Flickr


Whole New Mind-ed Thinking Occurring in Our World
Did You Know? 4.0

Design

In Class Activity: Find Effective Design at MBHS
  • Using camera phone or lap top camera, document incidents of effective design around MBHS

Site Worth Visiting: IDEO
  • It's all about how design relates to empathy and feeling -- changing the world through design
  • Check out their card activity [[file/view/ideo method cards pdf.pdf|ideo method cards pdf.pdf]]

Empathy

In Class Activity: Martin Luther King Jr. Inspirational Poster Activity
  • Using Pages or a Similar Application, Create an 8 1/2" X 11" Motivational Poster Using Elements of Good Design and a Quote from Martin Luther King Jr. or a Source that Shares His Philosophy
MLK Resource Center Here
MLK Quotation Collection (small) Here
MLK Quotation Collection (larger and connected to other thinkers) Here

Play

History of Video Gaming Here and Here




Story

Six Word Memoirs at Smith Magazine Here


Fusing Our Class Memoirs into a Wordle


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Meaning

But-Into-And

  • President Obama's State of the Union here

Symphony


DJ Earworm's United States of Pop 2009 Mash Up


In B Flat.net Here




Symphony Stations




Station #1: Speech MashUp

Use the text of two or more of the following speeches to create a short (7-10 sentences) address to the American people about staying positive and focusing on the future.
President Obama's Inaugural Address: [[file/view/Barack%20Obama%20-%20Inaugural%20Address.pdf|Barack%20Obama%20-%20Inaugural%20Address.pdf]]
President Bush's Speech to Congress Following 9/11: [[file/view/George%20W.%20Bush%20-%20Joint%20Session%20Address%20on%20Terrorist%20Attacks.pdf|George%20W.%20Bush%20-%20Joint%20Session%20Address%20on%20Terrorist%20Attacks.pdf]]
President Kennedy's Inaugural Address: [[file/view/John%20F.%20Kennedy%20-%20Inaugural%20Address.pdf|John%20F.%20Kennedy%20-%20Inaugural%20Address.pdf]]
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream": Text Here



Station #2: Leggo My Legos

1. Each member of your group will be given a selection of Lego with which to build any construct your mind can imagine in the space of 5 minutes. 2. You will then have 10 minutes to combine your construct with your partners' and justify what it is you have ultimately created. Think about that "Machine" game we played earlier in the year.
3. Use your laptop Photo Booth application to document the final product and record your justification. E-mail that file to Dunbar or Ryder.

If you have time, you might check out Lego.com's creative activities here. There's a sweet designer download you can't put on your laptop -- this year -- but you could put it on a home machine.

Station #3: TED Talks
Watch two of the four following videos and then share what you found interesting about them with a neighbor.






Station #4: Garage Band

Play. Just play in Garage Band. See what you can accomplish on your own or with your partner in 15 minutes with it. Share your results with a neighbor.

To Kill a Mockingbird

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Project Implicit Project Implicit

Maine History

This American Life-Perfect Evidence

This American Life-Take a negro home tonight

Quaint Southernisms





Essential Questions: Social Justice and Morals/Ethics/Values
  • What is social justice?
  • How are prejudice and bias created?
  • When should an individual take a stand against what he/she believes to be an injustice? What are the most effective ways?
  • What are the causes and consequences of prejudice and how does an individual's response to it reveal their morals, ethics, or values?
  • Student Generated EQ:
  • Student Generated EQ:

Project Proposal Form [[file/view/TKAM Unit and Text Assessment Proposal - No GRASPS.doc|TKAM Unit and Text Assessment Proposal - No GRASPS.doc]]

Who Is Guilty?


An Effort to End Modern Slavery Here


TKAM the Film
Below are several images from the movie we will be looking at; click on the name of the file to see the image






QAR: Question & Answer Relationships

4 Types of Questions
In the Book (Text Explicit)
Think & Search (Text Implicit)
Author & You (Text Implicit & Experiential)
On My Own (Experiential)

TKAM Chapters 1 & 2 (Ignore the File Name) [[file/view/TKAM Film Excerpt 1 GO.doc|TKAM Film Excerpt 1 GO.doc]]




Langston Hughes' 'Dream Deferred'

What happens to a dream deferred?
 
Does it dry up
Like a raisin in the sun?
 
Or fester like a sore--
And then run?
 
Does it stink like rotten meat?
Or crust and sugar over--
like a syrupy sweet?
 
Maybe it just sags
like a heavy load.
 
Or does it explode?

TKAM Chap 3-4 [[file/view/TKAM Chap 3-4 GO.doc|TKAM Chap 3-4 GO.doc]]


TKAM Chapt 5-6 [[file/view/TKAM Chap 5-6 GO.doc|TKAM Chap 5-6 GO.doc]]
Billie Holiday's "Strange Fruit"



TKAM Chapt 7-8 [[file/view/TKAM Chap 7-8 GO.doc|TKAM Chap 7-8 GO.doc]]


TKAM Chapt 9-10 [[file/view/TKAM Chap 9-10 GO-1.doc|TKAM Chap 9-10 GO-1.doc]]

Bob Dylan's "The Death Of Emmett Till"


"Twas down in Mississippi no so long ago,
When a young boy from Chicago town stepped through a Southern door.
This boy's dreadful tragedy I can still remember well,
The color of his skin was black and his name was Emmett Till.

Some men they dragged him to a barn and there they beat him up.
They said they had a reason, but I can't remember what.
They tortured him and did some evil things too evil to repeat.
There was screaming sounds inside the barn, there was laughing sounds out on the street.

Then they rolled his body down a gulf amidst a bloody red rain
And they threw him in the waters wide to cease his screaming pain.
The reason that they killed him there, and I'm sure it ain't no lie,
Was just for the fun of killin' him and to watch him slowly die.

And then to stop the United States of yelling for a trial,
Two brothers they confessed that they had killed poor Emmett Till.
But on the jury there were men who helped the brothers commit this awful crime,
And so this trial was a mockery, but nobody seemed to mind.

I saw the morning papers but I could not bear to see
The smiling brothers walkin' down the courthouse stairs.
For the jury found them innocent and the brothers they went free,
While Emmett's body floats the foam of a Jim Crow southern sea.

If you can't speak out against this kind of thing, a crime that's so unjust,
Your eyes are filled with dead men's dirt, your mind is filled with dust.
Your arms and legs they must be in shackles and chains, and your blood it must refuse to flow,
For you let this human race fall down so God-awful low!

This song is just a reminder to remind your fellow man
That this kind of thing still lives today in that ghost-robed Ku Klux Klan.
But if all of us folks that thinks alike, if we gave all we could give,
We could make this great land of ours a greater place to live.

Copyright ©1963; renewed 1991 Special Rider Music

TKAM Chap 11-12 [[file/view/TKAM Chap 11-12 GO.doc|TKAM Chap 11-12 GO.doc]]

TKAM the Film
Below are several images from the movie we will be looking at; click on the name of the file to see the image


TKAM Chap 13-16 [[file/view/tkamchap13-16.pdf|tkamchap13-16.pdf]]

William Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet



[[file/view/Romeo and JulietGraphicOrganizer1.doc|Romeo and JulietGraphicOrganizer1.doc]]
[[file/view/Romeo and JulietGraphicOrganizer2.doc|Romeo and JulietGraphicOrganizer2.doc]]
[[file/view/Romeo and JulietGraphicOrganizer3.doc|Romeo and JulietGraphicOrganizer3.doc]]
[[file/view/Romeo and JulietGraphicOrganizer4.doc|Romeo and JulietGraphicOrganizer4.doc]]
[[file/view/Romeo and JulietGraphicOrganizer5.doc|Romeo and JulietGraphicOrganizer5.doc]]

[[file/view/William Shakespeare.pdf|William Shakespeare.pdf]]


10 Things I Hate About You
Don't Fear the Reaper
Crocodoc


[[file/view/RomeoandJulietPrologueGraphicOrganizer.doc|RomeoandJulietPrologueGraphicOrganizer.doc]]





West Side Story




Pop Culture and Shakespeare

Literary Devices in Music



Monologues in Popular Television Programs

Angelus:
Passion. It lies in all of us. Sleeping... ...waiting... And though unwanted...unbidden...it will stir...
...open its jaws, and howl. It speaks to us... guides us... Passion rules us all. And we obey.
What other choice do we have? Passion is the source of our finest moments. The joy of love...
the clarity of hatred... and the ecstasy of grief. It hurts sometimes more than we can bear. If we
could live without passion, maybe we'd know some kind of peace. But we would be hollow. Empty
rooms, shuttered and dank... Without passion, we'd be truly dead.

Motifs and Symbolism in Movies



Dramatic Irony Even in the Most Unlikely Places





Montagues


Capulets


Prince's Kinsmen


Friars


Nurses


Little Brother



US Constitution
US Declaration of Independence

Little Brother Illustrations from Richard Wilkinson

Little Brother Essential Questions (Should look VERY familiar)
1. How can I make a positive difference in my school, local, or even global community?
2. Why and how do people create? (How do we express ourselves?) What image of ourselves do we want to project?
3. When should an individual take a stand against what he/she believes to be an injustice? What are the most effective ways?
4. What is social justice as it applies to issues in Little Brother?
5. What is the relationship between love and trust or between love and loyalty?
6. What are the factors that move individuals, communities, or nations to great sacrifice and what are the consequences?
7. Student Created EQ #1
8. Student Created EQ #2






Learning to Love You More

Learing to Love You More the Website
[[file/view/learningtoloveyoumorerubricspring 2010.doc|learningtoloveyoumorerubricspring 2010.doc]]
Before turning in your LTLYM project you must complete each of the following:
LTLYM Reflection [[file/view/Learning to Love You More Reflection.doc|Learning to Love You More Reflection.doc]]
LTLYM Assessment [[file/view/Learning To Love You More Assessment.doc|Learning To Love You More Assessment.doc]]

Of Mice and Men

Double Entry Journals (DEJs) Template

[[file/view/DEJ.pages|DEJ.pages]]
You must complete 2 for Theme, 2 for Characterization, and 2 for any other Literary Device(s)

Final

GRASP Proposal Form [[file/view/Meda Product and Assessment Proposal.doc|Meda Product and Assessment Proposal.doc]]
GRASP Final[[file/view/Final project rubric spring 10.doc|Final project rubric spring 10.doc]]


Pop Culture 2008/2009

Introduction to Popular Culture


Frontline: Merchants of Cool & The Persuaders

Frontline: Merchants of Cool Streaming Video Site
Frontline GO.doc

'Exploring Popular Culture' Activity


"Handlebars" by Flobots

"Handlebars" lyrics available here



America's Next Top Model: Cycle 11 Judging


Weezer's "Pork and Beans" Video



ESPN.com's SuperBowl Coverage

Visit ESPN.Com/NFL here

Doug TenNapel's "Pop Grief"

Download the comic here: Pop Grief.pdf


Super Bowl Ads 2009



Bluesonian Resources

To Get Groups Started with Research -- Not at All Exhaustive

For All Groups:
MLA Format (Especially Electronic Sources) at OWL
The American Memory Project at the Library of Congress

Animation
History of Animation at Animazing.com

Comics
A General Overview of Comics History at Comic-Art.com
Cartoon Art Museum of San Francisco (A Nice Collection of Links to Explore)

Film
History of Film at Filmsite.org
History of Film at History.com

Food
Unwrapped at Food Network
History of the FDA (Another Surprisingly Interesting Place)

Music
Emints: Music in the 20th Century (List of Very Good Links)
The NPR 100 (Take a Look at This Interesting Project)

Sports

ESPN's 100 Greatest Athletes of the 20th Century
The Baseball Hall of Fame (Think About Exploring the HOF's of Other Major Sports)

Television
History of Television and the FCC (Which Is Surprisingly Compelling)
Television History and the Transition to Digital from PBS

Video Games
History of Video Games at GameSpot.com
History of Video Gaming at PBS (Honest! It's good!)



The Brief But Mighty Music Unit


Legend: A Music Exhibition

Updated info will soon be posted:
Investigate:
a. Who this person is and what their life story includes
b. What this person has created in their musical career
c. Who this person has influenced as a result of their musical career
d. Why this legend's presence matters beyond the immediate musical world
You will need to have an MLA works cited, so keep track of your research now so you don’t have to go back.

You may choose a group rather than a single individual -- sometimes the whole is greater than the sum of the parts -- but if you focus on the group, the whole group must be considered -- not just the single individual.

Potential Legends:
(You May Choose One Not On the List But You Must Get It Approved and Be Prepared to Justify It)
Johnny Cash
Stevie Wonder
John Lennon
Paul McCartney
Aretha Franklin
Joni Mitchell
Janis Joplin
Ella Fitzgerald
Bob Dylan
Marvin Gaye
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Greg Graffin
Joe Strummer
Ray Davies
Brian Wilson
Ian MacKaye
Ozzy Osborne
Jerry Garcia
Bill Monroe
Hank Williams Sr.
Patsy Cline
Miles Davis
John Coltrane
Brian Eno
David Byrne
Lou Reed
David Bowie
DJ Kool Herc
Tupac Shakur
Christopher Wallace
Run D.M.C.
Neil Young
Willie Nelson
Madonna
Diana Ross
Chuck Berry
Johnny Rotten
Led Zeppelin
Roger Waters
Pink Floyd
Elvis Costello
Dolly Parton

Chuck Klosterman Writes
Chuck Klosterman 23 Questions.doc

Country Vs. Rap Lesson

Bono Speaking on the Power of Music in the New York Times



Politics in Music Lesson


Recommended Lyrics Site: Sing365.com


Audioslave - Doesn't Remind Me

Toby Keith - Courtesy of the Red, White, and Blue


Create-A-Band Process

1. Go to the Random Article link on the Wikipedia front page. (You can find it in the top left navigation menu.) The title of the random article is your new band's name.

2. Go to the Random Quote link on the Quotations Page front page. (You can find it in the left side navigation menu.) You will get a list of random quotes. Pull either a full or partial quote from that page. That is the album title for your band's latest release. (You might also find some song titles this way as well.)

3. Go to Flickr and click on the 'Interesting Uploads from the Last 7 Days' link. (You can find it by scrolling down and looking beside the 'Take the Tour' link.)

4. Pull that information together and then use a word processor like Pages or Word, a photo editor like iPhoto or Gimp, or any other application that lets you manipulate words and images, and create your album cover.

While doing the above, think about what genre your band performs. Who is in your band? Where do they play? What is the history behind them? Etc. Try to create a world for your band.

After you are done, you can see some examples created at the AKlabs and see what random computer generation can do using the same steps above. Some of them are brilliantly sublime.

Film Unit


Coming Attractions: Film Trailers & Film Posters





Trailers
Apple.com's Trailers Site
ComingSoon.net
Yahoo's Trailers Site
The Movie Box
The Movie List


Film Posters
The Internet Movie Poster Awards
Posteritati
Chisholm Poster Gallery
Movie Poster Database

Movie Quotes in Pop Culture Movie Quotes in Pop Culture.doc
AFI's 100 Movie Quotes Fill In 100 Movie Quotes Fill In.doc
AFI's Top 100 Movie Quotes AFI Top 100 Quotes.pdf



Video Games Unit
The King of Kong Part 1

The King of Kong Part 2

The King of Kong Part 3

The King of Kong Record Breaker



Future of Gaming

Article on Future of Online Gaming

Chris Roper's Blog on IGN










    Pop Culture Final
    Pop Culture Final.doc

    Film

    Film & Music Rough Syllabus Pop Culture December 08 syllabus.doc
    My Life As a Soundtrack Rubric My Life As A Soundtrack Rubric.pdf

    Links

    Pop Culture Connections

    Katie Cook, comic book artist, illustrator
    Interview on Comic Book Resources.com
    Clone Wars story on StarWars.com
    Katie Cook's Homepage

    Katie Cook's Q&A

    1. Did you go to school to learn to be a cartoonist/comic book artist? If so, where? If not, how did you learn?

    actually, i went to art school (the college for creative studies in detroit, mi)... but i didn't study cartooning and comics! i started out learning about technical and and medical illustration and didn't really decide i wanted to turn my love of comics into a career until my senior year of college!

    2. How long does it take you to draw a comic (i.e. the stories you did for The Clone Wars)?

    i can pencil and ink 2-3 pages in one day. coloring is another story... as that takes me a little longer. it takes me about 2 days to really color the 5 page comic in a way i'm really happy with.

    3. What exactly are sketch cards? How does that work? And how did you end up getting to do the ones for Heroes, LOTR, etc?

    sketch cards are 2.5" x 3.5" art cards that some trading card companies commission to put into card sets. they are one of a kind, original pieces of art that a collector can pull as a "chase card". collectors then trade these cards, sell them, etc. to try and find cards by their favorite artists.

    and most companies have seen my work for another company or online and contact me to work on their licensed products. it's been a lot of fun to work on art for some of my favorite movies and tv shows!

    4. How long have you been working in comics? Do you have a 'day job' and is it as awesome as working in comics?

    i've been in comics for about 3-4 years now. i'm still considered relatively new to the field and have been really lucky with some of the successes i've had!

    and i do have a day job. i'm a toy designer! so it's pretty awesome. this week alone i've designed products for crayola, stuffed animals for "build-a-bear" and a few things for disney's "tinkerbell" line! it's like being paid to be a kid all day.

    5. Our class read Watchmen and most of us got right into it. Have you read it? (And the obvious follow up -- what you do you think of it? OR Why haven't you read it?)

    i HAVE indeed read the watchmen! i love it and give copies of it out all the time to people who think comics are "just for kids". it's such a thrilling story and i get wrapped up in it every time i open the book.

    6. What's your process of drawing a comic like? (How does it get from an idea to the finished work in front of you? Are you given a script? Do you get input?)

    well, first i get a script from the writer or editor... sometimes they include little stick figure thumbnail drawings of how they envision a scene or panel. i take that and draw up some rough drawings and layouts for approval. once those get the okay, i move on to more detailed pencils drawings. when THOSE are approved, i can ink them... then send the inks for approval. when the inks are approved, i can move on to coloring. when the colors are approved, then it's time for lettering and then it's all done!

    7. What are some of the things you've done for illustration and comics besides the sketchcards and Star Wars stories?

    i've done spot illustrations for magazines and books, i've created art for licensing packets for everything from disney princess' to spongebob... being able to work in different styles as an illustrator means that there are no limits to the kind of work you can do!

    i also just completed a couple illustrations that Strathmore papers will be putting on the covers of some new paper products... which i pretty exciting for me.

    8. What's it like being a female creator in an industry that seems pretty much overwhelming populated with men?

    luckily for me, i've found that a lot of male creators welcome me into "their" industry with open arms and a smile. they appreciate a good sense of humor, talent and an expansive knowledge of the star wars extended universe.

    i've known some women that haven't been so lucky, but it's been a dream for me.

    9. What is a dream job that you'd love to work on?

    anything to do with the muppets or sesame street. i'd love to illustrate a few of the books.

    10. (From a student who did his homework and is applying to art schools) What was art school like for you? What do you wish you knew about it before going into it?

    it was a LOT of work. some people blow it off, thinking they're already talented and don't need to learn anything else... DON'T BE THIS GUY! work hard, learn EVERYTHING your professors are trying to teach you, take classes outside your own department to learn different skills and styles.

    the second you graduate, you'll regret "never taking that glass blowing class" or "i really should have taken that arts and crafts movement art history class"... so always try and do one different class every semester. i took my illustration level painting class in the fine arts department and learned a completely different set of skills then all my classmates in illustration. it was a blast!

    11. What are the tools of your trade that you use most?

    just a good ol' .5 mechanical pencil, micron pigma pens and smooth bristol board.

    12. Why do The Muppets rock so hard? (Mr. Ryder's question that he snuck in there)

    because dr. teeth can't do nothin' but rock, my friend.


    13. What is it like working for LucasFilm considering they are so concerned about secrecy and controlling the image of their characters?

    LucasFilm has a jawa with a cattle prod follow me around 24/7. whenever i'm about to spill a spoiler or my NDA... it zaps me. It keeps me honest, but the little bugger is getting annoying. I think he's enjoying it.
    Also, it's not too bad. they're great to the people who work for them and as long as you don't cross them, you won't end up encased in carbonite.
    ;)

    Joshua Gass, Shadow Puppets Entertainment, independent film director, freelance TV & film production
    Shadow Puppets Entertainment

    Tom Martinek, Visual Effects Supervisor, Industrial Light & Magic
    Tom Martinek's IMDB Page
    Tom Martinek's Homepage

    Tom's Q&A


    1. Which movie have you made the most personal contributions to the CGI we get to see?

    Gee, that's a tough one. On The Hulk I got to animate as well as light, render and comp a couple of shots. But I try to really put everything
    I can into making all my work look as good as possible. I really enjoyed a shot I had on Jurassic Park 2 where Eddy gets ripped in half by
    two T-rexes. In fact, after the shot was finaled by the director, I kept it around because I wanted to add more blood and guts to the shot.
    They had to keep it really "dry" because the whole rating of the movie rested on that shot. So you hardly see anything in the finished film.
    In my final version, when they rip the guy apart, blood splatters everywhere and there's guts hanging out of the creatures mouths.
    Unfortunately, you'll never get to see that version....


    What should be looking for that you did?

    Wow, I've got about 23 years worth of work that you can look at... Some of the more famous things you might remember might be the
    explosion rings around the Death Star and Alderaan. The scenes of the Transformers hiding out in Sam's backyard as well as when they
    first meet Sam and his girlfriend in the alley. I did several shots of Iron man fighting Iron Monger on the freeway. Tom Cruise leaping from
    car to car in Minority Report (there's even a little interview with me about that on the DVD). You can see all the films I worked on here:
    http://www.imdb.com/name/ nm0553327/
    or on my little website: http://www.mrfusion.org/Site/ Film_Credits/Film_Credits.html
    where I usually try to give a brief summary of what I did on each film.


    What have you worked on that's coming up?

    I'm working on something top secret right now that I'm not allowed to talk about. Sorry!


    2. How long does it take to make a two-hour film?

    It really depends on the project and the motivation to get it done. The recent War of the Worlds movie was shot on a REALLY
    short schedule- something like 6-7 months but then A.I. was in development for 10-15 years or more. I would say typically a big summer
    movie takes about 2 years from development to opening weekend.


    3. Does the camera really add ten pounds?


    I've heard people say that, but I don't think its true. Unless they're talking about a wide angle lens. I guess that could make you
    look bigger.


    4. What's the most difficult special effect to generate? How do you do it?

    CG humans are probably the most difficult think to recreate. We, as humans, are so use to looking at other humans that we
    can tell when something is "off". You may not know what is wrong, but your mind will just say "something is not right".
    For extra credit, look up the theory of the "Uncanny Valley".

    Aside from humans, fire, water and smoke are all pretty difficult as well. Most of those are usually handled through particle
    simulations involving a lot of difficult math. We have a really great R&D group that's filled with lots of smart people who
    write tools to help us deal with these problems. It doesn't really make it easier, it just makes it possible.



    5. What sort of training and education is required to become a visual effects supervisor? What should high school students do in order to put themselves in a place to become one?


    As far as I know, there is no college degree you can get to be a VFX supe. Its going to depend on your eye (how well you see things), your personality
    (how well you work with others on a team), your experience (work you've done up to this point) and luck. There are very few VFX Supe rolls out there
    and a lot of people wanting to get them. If you've got the first three things covered, you'll have much easier time with the last one.

    As far as classes you should take, I would start off taking as many art (traditional and computer assisted), photography and film making classes as possible.
    Learn to not just look at things, but really see them and understand what's going on. Study the films you enjoy and try to figure out why they appeal to you.
    Watch your favorite scenes with the sound turned off. Study the composition of shots and see if you can tell why the director made those decisions. As a VFX Supe
    you have to bring the director's vision to the screen, so you will need to study his style and keep the effects work looking similar.

    Oh, let me add in here that if you're interested in visual effects, take a lot of math classes! Especially physics, calculus and trig. It may seem like
    you'd never use that stuff in real life, but there isn't a day that goes by that I don't wish I had taken more math. Don't make the same mistake I did!!



    6. Why did you choose this field of work?

    I was sitting in a theater when I was 10 years old in 1977 and a gigantic space ship came onto the screen. It just kept coming and coming and my
    mind went wild and my eyes bugged out of my head. It was right around then that, and I kid you not, heaven opened up and angles started to sing
    and I thought "THAT'S what I want to do for a living". Years later while working on a smoke filled stage shooting the 20th motion control
    pass at 4 am I said to myself "This is what I get for letting a 10 year old make my career decisions for me." :) I still really like what I do, even though
    sometimes (ok, most times) its really hard work. Very draining on the brain, but then the show is done and the film comes out and every body loves the
    work. That makes it all worth while.

    I hope I've answered everything to your satisfaction. Feel free to send me any follow up questions.

    Tom


    Mario Muscar, blogger, pop culture writer, former contestant on 'Beauty and the Geek'


    1. What was the filming schedule like?
    Once we got to the house/mansion on the 1st day, the filming immediately began. Everyday began with breakfast very early (about 6 am or so – breakfast was not filmed) as we usually had to be ready to start the day around 7 am. Everyone would get there microphones put on during breakfast. At 7 am, the filming crew was there and ready to start with the filming. We would go into the library where we would be given the challenge for the day. Cameras would then follow us around the house until we went to the location for the challenges. The challenges typically took all day to film. There was a lot of sitting around and waiting. We would then go back to the house and film regular interaction until late at night (sometimes as late as 11 pm. We would usually eat dinner really late as well. Then it was back to bed to do it all over again. Keep in mind that even when there was no camera crew around, there were always Pelco cameras in every room. These are the cameras that are in the corners of the rooms on the ceiling, encased in plastic bubbles. These were always filming and controlled by people in a “Control room” in the basement of the mansion. So we were pretty much always being filmed! No privacy! They told us there were no hidden cameras in the bathroom, but we’re pretty sure there were!
    2. Was it hard to keep your patience with the lack of intelligence among the girls?
    Some of the girls really rubbed me the wrong way. If there was someone that bothered me, I tried to interact with them as little as possible. But for the most part, the girls were smarter than you would think.
    3. Confessionals -- What are those like and when do they take place? Scheduled?
    There were two types of things that you may think of when you think of “confessionals.” The first were the daily interviews. Sometime during the day, each person would be pulled into an interview room (there were two in the attic and two in the basement). The producers/writers would ask you a series of questions about the happenings of the day. They would say things like, “Pretend you’re getting ready to do the challenge. What are your thoughts before?” These could last up to an hour. And they were usually in very hot rooms, and I sweated a lot!
    There was also a confessional room that we were required to do everyday, usually late at night after the crew left. We would go in to the room that had the camera set up, call the control room on a phone that was there and they would start filming. There would be a sheet of questions taped next to the camera lens that would pertain to things that happened that day. You would answer the entire set of questions however you wanted and be done. They were much more fun and shorter than the formal interviews.
    4. How 'real' is the depiction on TV after editing and such -- do you feel like it accurately represents who you are?
    Everything that you see on the show actually happened. Speaking for myself, there were no weird edits that made me appear to say something that I didn’t actually say. Also keep in mind that they filmed for about 16 hours a day for almost 6 weeks. And all that footage was reduced to 8 or so hour-long episodes. They definitely showed more of the geeky parts of me, but it represented me fairly accurately for what happened in the house. Of course, in “real life” I act much differently than on the show because I am not in those situations in real life!
    5. How much acting experience do the contestants have? Used to TV?
    Some of the girls had modeling and acting experience but all on a small scale. I know that I and some of the other guys had done plays and such before. But no experience can prepare you for the weirdness that is a reality show.
    6. How did you get on the show?
    I didn't audition at all. I was at a comic book convention in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and they had a casting person there from the show. I'd never seen the show before, so I didn't really know what it was about. I just knew it was Ashton Kutcher's show, that's about it. So, I thought it was kind of funny that they were at a comic book convention looking for geeks for a reality show. I started striking up this conversation with a woman, who was a casting person for Beauty and the Geek, and they liked my personality. They were having open auditions the next day in downtown Pittsburgh and they got me a spot. I didn’t know if I wanted to go or not but my best friend kept egging me on to go! I went, and everything kind of just went forward from there.
    7. Did you ever get to interact with the production crew? Do they just stand there or are they people?
    The production crew were my favorite people! I talked to them all the time! I probably miss them the most! Ha!
    8. What do you do when you aren't on camera? Is there a time when you aren't on camera?
    There wasn’t much time when we weren’t on camera. But I do remember just hanging out with the guys and talking. All the guys got along very well. Sometimes we would do goofy things, like skits and such, but that’s about it. We had no television and very little outside material to keep us entertained.
    9. Are there things you do so they can't use the footage i.e. look directly into the camera?
    Absolutely! Sometimes if we were talking about things that we didn’t want aired, we would make references to the camera or say something directly to the crew. We would also add name brands into our conversation so they couldn’t air it. Like “Coke Coke Coke” or “Pepsi Pepsi Pepsi” or “Wal-Mart Wal-Mart Wal-Mart!”
    10. Were you sequestered after elimination?
    Nadia and I were sequestered after but that is because we almost made it to the finals. Every team that was eliminated before us were sent home. Nadia and I had to stay in a hotel for a week because they brought everyone back for the finale. That was a really hard week because we still couldn’t talk to anyone from home and we were wondering what was going to happen when we went back to the house!
    11. How much did the show change you? Other contestants?
    It probably changed me more than I realize. I had a perception about blonde, ditzy girls before I went on the show. They were always people that I didn’t think I had time for. I looked down upon them because I thought they were stupid. I learned that just because they may not be as smart as I am doesn’t mean they are not nice caring people. I made some friends that I never thought I would have before. I’m sure some of the other contestants changed as well but I cannot speak for them.




    Desi Van Til, filmmaker, producer
    Desi Van Til's IMDB page








    Comics & Graphic Novels

    Activities/Graphic Organizers
    Watchmen: Desolation Row Activity: Desolation Row.doc
    Bob Dylan's Desolation Row
    Food Culture: Then and Now (and Later?) Food Culture Then and Now GO.doc

    Rubrics
    Project:Icon Rubric Pop Culture Project Icon F08.doc
    Project: Icon Self Analysis & Check List Project Icon Word Version.doc
    Great American Eatery Rubric Great American Eatery Rubric.pdf

    Links

    Nutrition Films on Archive.org
    Project Icon Links (several broken, several awesome)
    Studio 360: American Icons: Superman


    Video
    Eating Habits: 1950s Educational Film


    It's All in Knowing How: Another 1950s Educational Film

    AP Lit 2008/2009


    The Home of AP Lit

    (Room 307 Style)

    The Flight 307 AP Online Lit Discussion Home Is Here

    The Flight 307 Ning Is Here

    Test Prep Resources Are Here

    AP Lit


    4th Quarter: Creating the Truth


    Frankliners Project
    Frankliners Project.pdf

    Working draft Due: 5/11
    Brainstorm:
    Transformation
    Fear
    Boredom
    Magic
    Isolation – insulation – individualism
    Stagnation
    Beauty
    Nature
    Appreciation
    Community
    Trapped/Trap – crap – clap – map – nap sleep through life – tap – small – succinct - snap
    Inner thought/reflection
    Family
    Friends
    Higher education
    Strata
    Simplicity
    Restlessness
    Urgency
    Settle – mettle – metal – nettle – meddle – little – kettle – water puddle -- muddle
    Narrow – marrow – arrow – point – burrow – row – worn - torn

    Example Written in Class:

    Narrow

    Kate Vining

    Kate Vining intended to celebrate her 31st birthday with little aplomb and to great personal satisfaction. She would do little. It would begin with a flavored creamer in her coffee – hazelnut because that’s what Joe left the last time he stayed the weekend – and a quick shower. She would open a new bottle of shampoo – coconut citrus – ninety-nine cents at Reny’s – and put a new cartridge on her razor blade.

    Tousling her hair with a scratchy towel dried on the wooden porch rail, her radio would play NPR. Twenty-three people dead in Mozambique. Four senators held without bail. Narrow bridge collapse in Industry. Kate would look in the mirror, past the lines on her face and see her neighbor’s red Ford parked on the lawn beyond the bathroom window. Thick tufts of grass surround flat rubber tires, nearly to the runner boards, a tight line of cut grass circling its immovable bulk. A sip of coffee and a deep sigh before dressing.



    3rd Quarter Unit: Manipulating the Truth

    March Vocab Dates
    3/5 Roots 11
    3/13 Roots 12
    3/19 Roots 13
    3/26 Roots 14
    4/3 Roots 15

    Exploring Poetic Terms & Devices
    A Glossary of Terms Here
    A Searchable Collection of Poetry Here
    Frayer Square - Definition Frayer template Definition.doc
    Frayer Square - Essential Qualities Frayer template Qualities.doc
    Sonnet Work
    Multiple Choice Practice Here
    Sonnet @ Poets.org Here

    Exploring Literary Devices
    Multiple Choice Practice Here

    The Importance of Being Earnest

    The Entire Play in PDF The_Importance_of_Being_Earnest.pdf

    Ten Poems to Change Your Life
    Read an excerpt at Amazon.com

    Matthew Arnold's "Dover Beach"

    Anne Bradstreet's "The Author to Her Book"

    Watchmen



    Comics as Literature Overview



    Online Comics Sites to Browse

    Wowio
    Zuda
    Web Comics Nation
    and of course..
    DC Comics
    Marvel Comics
    Image Comics
    Top Cow Comics
    and a simple Google search can bring up loads upon loads more ... try 'online comics' or 'web comics' as your search tools. Remember, not everything out there is going to appeal to everyone. Sometimes you have to do a little sifting. But I believe there is a comic out there for everyone. EVERYone.

    A Brief Look at Superhero Comics in the Golden Age







    Bob Dylan
    Desolation Row

    Nietzsche
    Thus Spake Zarathustra

    Alan Moore
    The Alan Moore Interview Index
    Some Downloadable Alan Moore Comics -- Free and Legal -- As Well as Six Pages of Watchmen Scripts!

    Dave Gibbons
    WordBalloon Podcast Interview with the Artist of Watchmen -- Scroll Down to the Blog Entry and Click the Title to Hear the Show

    Biblical References and Readings

    Genesis Chapter 18
    Job Chapter 30

    William Blake
    The Tyger

    Eleanor Farjeon
    Hallowe`en

    C.S. Jung
    Memories, Dreams, Reflections Text at Archive.org
    Page 326 has the quote in context.

    Resource to Help Understand Jungian Ideas/Symbols/Imagery

    Percy Bysshe Shelley
    Ozymandias

    Watchmen and Philosophy: A Rorschach Test
    Superheroes and Supermen: Finding Nietzsche's Ubermensch in Watchmen Superheroes and Supermen.pdf
    "Why Don't You Go Read a Book or Something?" Watchmen as Literature Why Don't You Go Read a Book or Something.pdf
    Watchwomen Watchwomen.pdf

    Article about Watchmen the Film at Entertainment Weekly

    2nd Quarter Unit: Concealing the Truth

    Revision Submission Form revisionsubmissionform.doc

    Literary Era Presentation Self-Analysis and Checklist Lit Era Self-Analysis.doc

    Modernism
    Historical and Literary Timeline


    Romanticism

    Coleridge Poetry

    Beethoven, Chopin, and Tchaikovsky


    Great Expectations

    Links

    Victorian Life: An Overview

    Victorian Life: The Game
    Victorian Era: Everything

    Jane Eyre
    external image 51X4NY3V9RL._SL500_AA240_.jpg


    Ms. Bronte, Herself
    Ms. Bronte, Herself

    Syllabus
    December Syllabus (subject to change) December 08 syllabus.doc

    Readings
    Elizabeth Barrett Browning's 'Love' Browning
    Robert Browning's 'Life in a Love' RBrowning
    Robert Browning's 'Love in a Life' RBrowning
    Christina Rosetti's 'An Apple Gathering' Rosetti
    Women's Ways of Knowing Women's

    Links

    Poetry Resources at University of Toronto



    Hamlet
    Hamlet
    Syllabus
    November Syllabus (subject to change) November 08 syllabus.doc

    Rubrics
    Hamlet: Secret Shakespeare Dramatic Product Hamlet - Secret Shakespeare Rubric.doc
    Hamlet: Secret Shakespeare Self-Analysis & Check List Hamlet-Secret ShakespeareWordVersion.doc OR Hamlet-Secret ShakespeareWordVersionx2.doc

    Readings
    Academic Articles
    Accidental Shakespeare Accidental Shakespeare.pdf
    Covert Appropriations of Shakespeare Covert Appropriations of Shakespeare.pdf
    Hamlet Before Its Time Hamlet Before Its Time.pdf
    Search for Hamlet's Directors Cut Search for Hamlet Director's Cut.pdf
    Shakespeare and Social Networks Shakespeare and Social Networks.pdf
    When Did Hamlet Become Modern? When Did Hamlet Become Modern.pdf
    When the Villian Steals the Show When the Villain Steals the Show.pdf
    Literature Readings
    Shakespeare's Contemporaries: Poets

    Links
    MLA Format at Perdue's OWL Writing Lab
    Shakespeare Searched
    The Twilight Zone: Time Enough at Last
    Sample Literary Analysis Note: Use those suggestions at the top and see them at play in the examples below. The Fitzgerald and Hurston pieces are particularly effective examples.

    1st Quarter Unit: Unlocking the Truth

    Readings
    Heart of Darkness
    Frankenstein
    Mrs. Dalloway
    The Hours

    Rubrics
    Formal Analytical Rubric: Formal #1, #3 AnalyticWritingRubric.doc
    Formal Expressive Writing Rubric: Formal #2 (College Essay) EXPRESSIVE WRITING RUBRIC 2008 Formal 2 College Essay.doc

    Graphic Organizers
    Dallowinian Party Stream of Consciousness Chart The Dallowinian Party.doc
    Dallowinian Party Stream of Consciousness Writing Dallowinian Party Stream of Consciousness Writing.docx OR Dallowinian Party SoC Writing.pdf


    Class - April 9
    Tone










    tone:mood-wordlist.doc

    Vocabulary
    Use the navigation bar on the left of the page to find the Vocab page.

    AP

    English9 2008/2009

    Units
    A Whole New Mind
    Basic Overview
    • Design-creating something that is not just functional, but beautiful and emotionally engaging
    • Story-persuading and communicating by fashioning a compelling narrative that goes beyond logical argument
    • Symphony-synthesizing, seeing the big picture, and putting disparate pieces into a whole
    • Empathy-understanding what makes our fellow man or woman tick, forging relationships, and caring for others
    • Play-using laughter, lightheartedness, games, and humor
    • Meaning-pursuing desires that go beyond the material, such as purpose and spiritual fulfillment


    Speak Unit: A Whole New World
    speak

    Rubrics
    Media Project: Mind Map Speak Mental Map Rubric.doc
    Media Project: Mind Mapping Self-Analysis Self-Analysis Mentally Mapping.doc
    5 Paragraph Essay: My Life Means Something My Life Means Something F08.doc
    Revision Submission Form revisionsubmissionform.doc

    Graphic Organizers
    Speak Section 1 Speak graphic organizer Chapt 1.doc
    Speak Section 2 Speak graphic organizer Section 2.doc
    Speak Section 3 Speak graphic organizer Section 3.doc
    Speak Section 4 Speak graphic organizer Section 4 - Brain Hemi.doc

    Vocabulary
    Use the navigation bar on the left of the page to find the Vocab page.

    Monster Unit: Choices & Changes
    monster

    Syllabus
    Up-to-Date Blue Day Syllabus Choices and Changes Syllabus - Blue.doc
    Up-to-Date Gold Day Syllabus Choices and Changes Syllabus - Gold.doc

    Projects
    Monster Movie Project Description - MONSTER.doc
    Monster Movie Self-Analysis Monster Movie Self-Analysis.doc

    Rubrics
    Monster Movie Rubric.doc

    Graphic Organizers

    Freaks & Geeks 'Trick or Treat'
    You Hear Me? You Hear Me GO.doc
    Monster Part 1 G.O. MonsterPart1GO.doc
    Monster Part 4 G.O.Monster Section 4 and Screenplay GO.doc
    Monster Part 5 G.O. Monster Section 5 GO.doc
    Monster Part 6 G.O. MonsterPart6GO.doc
    Monster Movie Storyboard Template storyboardlayout.doc
    Monster Think-a-Loud: Environment environmentthinkaloud.doc
    Freaks & Geeks 'Kim Kelley Is My Friend' Freaks and Geeks GO Kim Kelley.doc
    Growing Up ('Reading Is Dangerous' & 'Only a Game) G.O. Growing Up GO.doc
    'Adam' Graphic Organizer Adam GO.doc

    Vocabulary
    Use the navigation bar on the left of the page to find the Vocab page.

    Links

    Bloom's Taxonomy

    Criminal Justice System: Adults

    Criminal Justice System: Juveniles

    Freedom Writers


    How Can You Defend the Guilty?: A Commentary from a Lawyer

    Storyboard Examples
    Example Site #1
    Example Site #2
    Example Site #3

    Xtranormal

    Racism Incident at Gray-New Gloucester High School

    Of Mice and Men Unit


    omam

    Syllabus

    Of Mice And Men Syllabus - Blue Day Of Mice & Men Syllabus 08 - Blue Day.doc
    Of Mice And Men Syllabus - Gold Day Of Mice & Men Syllabus 08 - Gold Day.doc

    Graphic Organizers
    Of Mice And Men Part 1 G.O. OMAM Part 1 GO.pdf
    Of Mice And Men Part 2 G.O. OMAM Part 2 GO.pdf
    Of Mice And Men Parts 3 and 4 G.O. (Same as 5 and 6) OMAM Parts 5 and 6.pdf
    Of Mice and Men Parts 5 and 6 G.O. OMAM Parts 5 and 6.pdf
    RadioLab: Morality OMAM Morality RadioLab GO.doc
    Closing Argument G.O. Closing Argument GO.pdf
    Closing Argument Evidence Collection Of Mice and Men Trial Evidence GO.doc
    Ethos, Pathos, Logos Ethos, Pathos, Logos.pdf

    Rubrics
    George On Trial George On Trial Rubric.pdf

    Links
    Images of The Great Depression: Search for "Dorothea Lange" After You Click On Dorothea Lange Photos at Library of Congress
    Images of The New Deal: Select any of the Categories Here and See What Life Was Later in The Great Depression The New Deal


    To Kill A Mockingbird Unit
    to_kill_a_mockingbird

    Freaks And Geeks - "Dead Dogs and Gym Teachers"
    Freaks and Geeks GO Dead Dogs and Gym Teachers.doc
    "I'm Free" Lyrics
    "I'm One" Lyrics
    "Boris The Spider" Lyrics
    "Love Reign O'er Me" Lyrics
    "Squeeze Box" Lyrics
    "Goin' Mobile" Lyrics
    "Drowned" Lyrics

    TKAM Chapt 1-2
    "Southern Man" Lyrics
    TKAM Chap 1-2 GO.doc
    Character "I am" Poem Character I Am.pdf

    TKAM Chapt 3-4
    Langston Hughes' 'Dream Deferred'
    What happens to a dream deferred?
     
    Does it dry up
    Like a raisin in the sun?
     
    Or fester like a sore--
    And then run?
     
    Does it stink like rotten meat?
    Or crust and sugar over--
    like a syrupy sweet?
     
    Maybe it just sags
    like a heavy load.
     
    Or does it explode?
    TKAM Chap 3-4 GO.doc

    TKAM Chapt 5-6
    Billie Holiday's "Strange Fruit"


    Composed by Lewis Allen

    Southern trees bear strange fruit,
    Blood on the leaves and blood at the root,
    Black bodies swinging in the southern breeze,
    Strange fruit hanging from the poplar trees.

    Pastoral scene of the gallant south,
    The bulging eyes and the twisted mouth,
    Scent of magnolias, sweet and fresh,
    Then the sudden smell of burning flesh.

    Here is fruit for the crows to pluck,
    For the rain to gather, for the wind to suck,
    For the sun to rot, for the trees to drop,
    Here is a strange and bitter crop.

    TKAM Chap 5-6 GO.doc


    TKAM Chapt 7-8
    TKAM Chap 7-8 GO.doc
    Jimmy Eat World's "The Middle"

    TKAM Chapters 9-10


    Bob Dylan's "The Death Of Emmett Till"


    "Twas down in Mississippi no so long ago,
    When a young boy from Chicago town stepped through a Southern door.
    This boy's dreadful tragedy I can still remember well,
    The color of his skin was black and his name was Emmett Till.

    Some men they dragged him to a barn and there they beat him up.
    They said they had a reason, but I can't remember what.
    They tortured him and did some evil things too evil to repeat.
    There was screaming sounds inside the barn, there was laughing sounds out on the street.

    Then they rolled his body down a gulf amidst a bloody red rain
    And they threw him in the waters wide to cease his screaming pain.
    The reason that they killed him there, and I'm sure it ain't no lie,
    Was just for the fun of killin' him and to watch him slowly die.

    And then to stop the United States of yelling for a trial,
    Two brothers they confessed that they had killed poor Emmett Till.
    But on the jury there were men who helped the brothers commit this awful crime,
    And so this trial was a mockery, but nobody seemed to mind.

    I saw the morning papers but I could not bear to see
    The smiling brothers walkin' down the courthouse stairs.
    For the jury found them innocent and the brothers they went free,
    While Emmett's body floats the foam of a Jim Crow southern sea.

    If you can't speak out against this kind of thing, a crime that's so unjust,
    Your eyes are filled with dead men's dirt, your mind is filled with dust.
    Your arms and legs they must be in shackles and chains, and your blood it must refuse to flow,
    For you let this human race fall down so God-awful low!

    This song is just a reminder to remind your fellow man
    That this kind of thing still lives today in that ghost-robed Ku Klux Klan.
    But if all of us folks that thinks alike, if we gave all we could give,
    We could make this great land of ours a greater place to live.

    Copyright ©1963; renewed 1991 Special Rider Music


    TKAM Chap 11-12 GO.doc

    TKAM Museum Box Rubric.doc


    TKAM the Film
    Below are several images from the movie we will be looking at; click on the name of the file to see the image


    tkamchap13-16.pdf

    Point of View and To Kill a Mockingbird.doc

    English 9 February Syllabus

    Date
    In Class
    Homework
    M, 1/26
    Intro TKAM
    Intro Museum Box
    Characterization
    Neil Young's "Southern Man"
    TKAM 1-2 G.O.
    Complete G.O.
    F, 1/30
    Southern Dialect & Language
    Symbolism
    Langston Hughes' "A Dream
    Deferred"
    TKAM 3-4 G.O.
    Complete G.O.
    T, 2/3
    Museum Box
    Symbolism
    Billie Holiday's "Strange Fruit"
    TKAM 5-6 G.O.
    Complete G.O.
    Th, 2/5
    Theme Museum Box
    TKAM 7-8
    Complete G.O.
    M, 2/9
    Museum Box
    Theme
    Bob Dylan's "Emmitt Till"
    TKAM 9-10
    Complete G.O.
    W, 2/11
    Museum Box
    Theme
    TKAM 11-12
    Complete G.O./Work on Museum
    Box
    F, 2/13
    Museum Box
    Theme
    TKAM 13-16
    Complete G.O./Work on Museum
    Box
    T, 2/24
    Museum Box
    Point of View
    TKAM 17-18
    Th, 2/26
    Museum Box
    Point of View
    TKAM 19-20
    M, 3/2
    Freaks & Geeks: The Garage Door
    TKAM 21-23
    Gold Day1/26 - 3/2 Subject to Change
    Museum Box
    TKAM Museum Box Rubric.doc
    MB Explained.doc
    Mr. Tierney's Toolbox


    Double Entry Journals



    maggie and milly and molly and may
    by e. e. cummings

    maggie and milly and molly and may
    went down to the beach(to play one day)

    and maggie discovered a shell that sang
    so sweetly she couldn't remember her troubles,and

    milly befriended a stranded star
    whose rays five languid fingers were;

    and molly was chased by a horrible thing
    which raced sideways while blowing bubbles:and

    may came home with a smooth round stone
    as small as a world and as large as alone.

    For whatever we lose(like a you or a me)
    it's always ourselves we find in the sea


    Pig
    Written and Performed by Rivers Cuomo and Weezer

    When I was a baby
    I was so happy
    I played
    With my friends
    In the mud
    Wilbur and Jack
    And Notice and Beaty
    We were a gang
    And you gotta
    Believe me

    Momma would scold us
    If we got too rough
    She didn't care
    She was proud of us
    I ran around
    And talked
    To the animals
    Tellin' them stories
    Of savage cannibals

    Then I got older
    And noticed a girl
    First I was sure
    I didn't exist to her
    I sulked around
    But I didn't know why
    Then she put her cheek
    On my shoulder and I
    Was lookin' at her and
    She was lookin at me
    We started to smile
    It was our destiny
    Tina was her name
    She was my cutie pie
    Forgot about the things
    That I used to like

    I spent all my time
    Followin' her around
    My friends all made
    The whiplash sound
    They understood
    They was happy
    For me
    And everyone clapped
    When I asked her
    To marry me

    And she said yes
    And we felt so fine
    We lost track
    Of the passin' of time
    Before I knew it
    We had our own babies
    Gina and Shade
    And Kiwi and Ged
    But now
    I've got to die
    I've lived a good life
    I've got no complaints

    I'd like to thank
    Farmer keep
    For bringin' me scraps
    So for that I could eat
    He always
    Had a smile on his face
    He didn't want
    To think of this day

    It's finally here
    It's finally here
    Oh, oh, oh
    They called me pig
    They called me pig

    When I was a baby
    I was so happy
    I played
    With my friends
    In the mud



    The Wind Cries Mary
    Written & Performed by Jimi Hendrix

    After all the jacks are in their boxes
    And the clowns have all gone to bed
    You can hear happiness staggering on down the street
    Footprints dressed in red
    And the wind whispers "Mary"

    A broom is drearily sweeping
    Up the broken pieces of yesterday’s life
    Somewhere a queen is weeping
    And somewhere a king has no wife
    And the wind cries "Mary"

    The traffic lights they turn blue tomorrow
    And shine the emptiness down on my bed
    The tiny island sags downstream
    Cause the life that lived is dead
    And the wind screams "Mary"

    Will the wind ever remember
    The names it has blown in the past
    And with its crutch, its old age, and its wisdom
    It whispers no this will be the last
    And the wind cries "Mary"



    First French Kiss "Going Steady" Going Steady.pdf
    First French Kiss "Emily" Emily.pdf
    You Hear Me? "I Am" I Am.pdf
    Guys Write For Guys Read "The 1928 Packard" The 1928 Packard.pdf
    Guys Write For Guys Read "The Red Fire Engine" The Red Fire Engine.pdf
    Twelve Shots "Hunting Bear" Hunting Bear.pdf
    My Sister's Voices "The Smoking Section" The Smoking Section.pdf
    I Thought My Father Was God "Edith" Edith.pdf


    Theme Song Essay


    Theme Song Essay Rubric 08.doc
    English Paper Format.pdf

    Music Video - "Chicken Fried"
    VoiceThread <----Click This One!


    April Syllabus - Blue Day April Syllabus - Blue Day.doc
    April Syllabus - Gold Day April Syllabus - Gold Day.doc

    Theme Songs to Work With


    VoiceThread Theme Songs to Work With







    Learning to Love You More


    Learning to Love You More Homepage
    LTLYM 24 Assignments Learning to Love You More - Spring 09.pdf
    LTLYM Rubric learningtoloveyoumorerubricdraft2.doc
    Before turning in your LTLYM project you must complete each of the following:
    LTLYM Reflection Learning to Love You More Reflection.doc
    LTLYM Assessment Learning To Love You More Assessment.doc

    Learning to Love You More Schedule
    Date
    In Class
    Homework
    4/27 (Gold)
    Assignment #53: Give advice to yourself in the past.
    Bring in boxes for 4/29!
    4/28 (Blue)
    Assignment #70: Saying goodbye
    Assignment #53: Give advice to yourself in the past.
    Continue working on Assignment #70
    4/29 (Gold)
    Assignment #70: Saying goodbye
    Block 2: Assignment #51: Describe what to do with your body when you die.
    Continue working on Assignment #70
    4/30 (Blue)
    Assignment #23: Recreate this snapshot
    Assignment #38: Act out someone else's argument.
    Bring digital cameras!
    5/1 (Gold)
    Assignment #23: Recreate this snapshot
    Assignment #38: Act out someone else's argument.
    Bring digital cameras!


    5/4 (Blue)
    NWEA testing


    5/5 (Gold)
    NWEA testing


    5/6 (Blue)
    Assignment #51: Describe what to do with your body when you die.
    Bring digital cameras!

    5/7 (Gold)
    NWEA testing
    Theme Song Essay Formal Due

    5/8 (Blue)
    NWEA testing
    Theme Song Essay Formal Due

    5/11 (Gold)
    Assignment #56: Make a portrait of your friend's desires.
    Bring digital cameras!
    U
    5/12 (Blue)
    Roots Quiz 14 (11, 12, 13)
    Assignment #34: Make a portrait of your friend's desires
    Bring digital cameras!

    5/13 (Gold)
    Periods 1 & 4 Learning to Love You More Work
    Period 3 Special Presentation
    Bring digital cameras!

    5/14 (Blue)
    Leanring to Love You More Work
    Bring digital cameras!

    5/15 (Gold)
    Roots Quiz 14 (11, 12, 13)
    NWEA testing makeup


    5/18 (Blue)
    Learning to Love You More archives completed

    5/ 19 (Gold)

    Learning to Love You More archives completed


    Big Huge Massive Day of Awesome - May 27!




    Good Riddance
    Green Day
    Another turning point a fork stuck in the road
    Time grabs you by the wrist directs you where to go
    So make the best of this test and don't ask why
    It's not a question but a lesson learned in time
     
    It's something unpredictable
    But in the end is right
    I hope you had the time of your life
     
    So take the photographs and still frames in your mind
    Hang it on a shelf in good health and good time
    Tattoos of memories and dead skin on trial
    For what it's worth it was worth all the while
     
    It's something unpredictable
    But in the end is right
    I hope you had the time of your life
     
    It's something unpredictable
    But in the end is right
    I hope you had the time of your life
     
    It's something unpredictable
    But in the end is right
    I hope you had the time of your life
     
     






    Not Ready To Make Nice
    Dixie Chicks

    Forgive, sounds good
    Forget, I’m not sure I could
    They say time heals everything
    But I’m still waiting

    I’m through with doubt
    There’s nothing left for me to figure out
    I’ve paid a price
    And I’ll keep paying

    I’m not ready to make nice
    I’m not ready to back down
    I’m still mad as hell and
    I don’t have time to go round and round and round
    It’s too late to make it right
    I probably wouldn’t if I could
    ‘Cause I’m mad as hell
    Can’t bring myself to do what it is you think I should

    I know you said
    Can’t you just get over it
    It turned my whole world around
    And I kind of like it

    I made my bed and I sleep like a baby
    With no regrets and I don’t mind sayin’
    It’s a sad sad story when a mother will teach her
    Daughter that she ought to hate a perfect stranger
    And how in the world can the words that I said
    Send somebody so over the edge
    That they’d write me a letter
    Sayin’ that I better shut up and sing
    Or my life will be over

    I’m not ready to make nice
    I’m not ready to back down
    I’m still mad as hell and
    I don’t have time to go round and round and round
    It’s too late to make it right
    I probably wouldn’t if I could
    ‘Cause I’m mad as hell
    Can’t bring myself to do what it is you think I should

    I’m not ready to make nice
    I’m not ready to back down
    I’m still mad as hell and
    I don’t have time to go round and round and round
    It’s too late to make it right
    I probably wouldn’t if I could
    ‘Cause I’m mad as hell
    Can’t bring myself to do what it is you think I should

    Forgive, sounds good
    Forget, I’m not sure I could
    They say time heals everything
    But I’m still waiting




    Beat It
    Fall Out Boy
    They told him don't you ever come around here
    Don't wanna see your face, you better disappear
    The fire's in their eyes and their words are really clear
    So beat it, just beat it
     
    You better run, you better do what you can
    Don't wanna see no blood, don't be a macho man
    You wanna be tough, better do what you can
    So beat it, but you wanna be bad
     
    Just beat it, beat it, beat it, beat it
    No one wants to be defeated
    Showin' how funky strong is your fight
    It doesn't matter who's wrong or right
    Just beat it, beat it
    Just beat it, beat it
    Just beat it, beat it
    Just beat it, beat it
     
    They're out to get you, better leave while you can
    Don't wanna be a boy, you wanna be a man
    You wanna stay alive, better do what you can
    So beat it, just beat it
    You have to show them that you're really not scared
    You're playin' with your life, this ain't no truth or dare
    They'll kick you, then they beat you
    Then they'll tell you it's fair
     
    So beat it, but you wanna be bad
    Just beat it, beat it, beat it, beat it
    No one wants to be defeated
    Showin' how funky strong is your fight
    It doesn't matter who's wrong or right
     
    Just beat it, beat it, beat it, beat it
    No one wants to be defeated
    Showin' how funky strong is your fight
    It doesn't matter who's wrong or right
     
    Just beat it, beat it, beat it, beat it
    No one wants to be defeated
    Showin' how funky strong is your fight
    It doesn't matter who's wrong or right
    Just beat it, beat it
    Beat it, beat it, beat it
     
    Just beat it, beat it, beat it, beat it
    No one wants to be defeated
    Showin' how funky strong is your fight
    It doesn't matter who's wrong or right
     
    Just beat it, beat it, beat it, beat it
    No one wants to be defeated
    Showin' how funky strong is your fight
    It doesn't matter who's wrong or right
    Just beat it, beat it
    Beat it, beat it, beat it
     
    Just beat it, beat it, beat it, beat it
    No one wants to be defeated
    Showin' how funky strong is your fight
    It doesn't matter who's wrong or right
     
    Just beat it, beat it, beat it, beat it
    No one wants to be defeated
    Showin' how funky strong is your fight
    It doesn't matter who's wrong or right
     
    Just beat it, beat it, beat it, beat it
    No one wants to be defeated
    Showin' how funky strong is your fight
    It doesn't matter who's wrong or right
     
    Just beat it, beat it, beat it, beat it
    No one wants to be defeated
    Showin' how funky strong is your fight
    It doesn't matter who's wrong or right
    Just beat it, beat it, beat it, beat it
    No one wants to be defeated
    Just beat it, beat it
    Beat it, beat it, beat it



    Assignment 56 Tool: Polyvore.com
    Romeo and Juliet

    Romeo and Juliet from Sparknotes Romeo and Juliet
    Romeo and Juliet from MIT Romeo and Juliet
    Romeo and Juliet from Shakespeare Online Romeo and Juliet

    The Final

    The Description of the Final
    English 9 Final 09.doc
    The Rubric of the Final
    English 9 Final Rubric 09.doc
    The Self-Assesment of the Final
    Eng 9 Final.doc

    The Short Story
    Trying To Save Piggy Sneed by John Irving
    Trying to Save Piggy Sneed.pdf

    Revision Submission Form (For All of Those Revisions You'll Be Bringing In)
    revisionsubmissionform.doc

    The Rubric TBA

    Here is a link that will help you with understanding the literary terms you will need to use in the final: Literary Terms

    Date
    In Class
    Homework
    M, 5/11 (Gold)
    LTLYM Assignment #56: Make a portrait of your friend's desires
    Polyvore
    Complete: LTLYM (Due 5/18)
    Complete: Word Castles (Due 5/15)
    Study: Roots #14 (Quiz 5/15)
    T, 5/12 (Blue)
    Roots #14 Quiz
    LTLYM Assignment #56: Make a portrait of your friend's desires
    Polyvore
    Complete: LTLYM (Due 5/19)
    Complete: Word Castles (Due 5/22)
    Study: Roots #15(Quiz 5/22)
    W, 5/13 (Gold)
    LTLYM Work
    Complete: LTLYM (Due 5/19)
    Complete: Word Castles (Due 5/15)
    Study: Roots #14 (Quiz 5/15)
    Th, 5/14 (Blue)
    LTLYM Work
    Complete: LTLYM (Due 5/18)
    Complete: Word Castles (Due 5/22)
    Study: Roots #15 (Quiz 5/22)
    F, 5/15 (Gold)
    NWEA
    Roots #14 Quiz
    Complete: LTLYM (Due 5/19)
    Complete: Word Castles (Due 5/21)
    Study: Roots #15 (Quiz 5/21)
    M, 5/18 (Blue)
    Romeo & Juliet -Act 1, Scene 1
    LTLYM Self-Assessment
    Complete: LTLYM (Due 5/22)
    Complete: Word Castles (Due 5/22)
    Study: Roots #15 (Quiz 5/22)
    T, 5/19 (Gold)
    Romeo & Juliet - Act 1, Scene 1
    LTLYM Self-Assessment
    Complete: LTLYM (Due 5/21)
    Complete: Word Castles (Due 5/21)
    Study: Roots #15 (Quiz 5/21)
    W, 5/20 (Blue)
    Romeo & Juliet
    LTLYM Self-Assessment
    Complete: Word Castles (Due 5/22)
    Study: Roots #15 (Quiz 5/22)
    Th, 5/21 (Gold)
    Romeo & Juliet
    Roots #15 Quiz
    Assign Final
    LTLYM Due
    LTLYM Displays Due Next Class
    Begin working on final
    Complete: Word Castles (Due 6/1)
    Study: Roots #16 (Quiz 6/1)
    F, 5/22 (Blue)
    Roots #15 Quiz
    Romeo & Juliet
    Assign Final
    LTLYM Due
    LTLYM Displays Due Next Class
    Begin working on final
    Complete: Word Castles (Due 6/2)
    Study: Roots #16 (Quiz 6/2)
    T, 5/26 (Gold)
    LTLYM Displays Due
    NWEA - Last Day
    Romeo & Juliet
    Work on final
    Complete: Word Castles (Due 6/1)
    Study: Roots #16
    W, 5/27 (Blue)
    LTLYM Displays Due
    Romeo & Juliet
    Work on final
    Complete: Word Castles (Due 6/2)

    Study: Roots #16 (Quiz 6/2)
    Th, 5/28 (Gold)
    Romeo & Juliet
    Work on final
    Complete: Word Castles (Due 6/1)
    Study: Roots #16 (Quiz 6/1)
    F, 5/29 (Blue)
    Romeo & Juliet
    Work on final
    Complete: Word Castles (Due 6/2)
    Study: Roots #16 (Quiz 6/2)
    M, 6/1 (Gold)
    Freaks & Geeks
    Roots #16 Quiz
    Work on final
    Finish: 5 Paragraph Essays
    DEJs
    LTLYM
    Study: Roots #17 (& 16; Quiz 6/9)
    T, 6/2 (Blue)
    Roots #16 Quiz
    Freaks & Geeks

    Study: Roots #17 (& 16; Quiz 6/10)



    W, 6/3 (Gold)
    Work Session
    Work on final
    Finish: 5 Paragraph Essays
    DEJs
    LTLYM
    Th, 6/4 (Blue)
    Work Session
    Last Day to turn in:
    5 Paragraph Essays
    DEJs
    LTLYM
    Work on final

    AP Lit 2009/2010

    Ready to Go Tools

    Go to the Flight307 Blog Here



    [[file/view/StudentSelfAssessmentForm.doc|StudentSelfAssessmentForm.doc]]

    Save and open using Pages

    Literacy Tools
    Frayer Square - Definition [[file/view/Frayer template Definition.doc|Frayer template Definition.doc]]
    Frayer Square - Essential Qualities [[file/view/Frayer template Qualities.doc|Frayer template Qualities.doc]]

    AP Boot Camp


    TP-CASTT Poetry Analysis Tool [[file/view/TP-CASTT.pdf|TP-CASTT.pdf]]

    Daily Hooks






    DAYLIGHT
    By Matt and Kim
    we cut the legs off of our pants
    threw our shoes into the ocean
    sit back and wave through the daylight
    sit back and wave through the daylight
    slip and slide on subway grates
    these shoes are poor mans ice skates
    fall through like change in the daylight
    fall through like change in the daylight
    i miss yellow lines in my roads
    some color on monochrome
    maybe i’ll paint them in myself
    maybe i’ll paint them in myself
    these sidewalks liquid then stone
    building walls and an old pay phone
    it rings like all through the daylight
    it rings like all through the daylight
    chorus
    and in the daylight we can hitchhike to maine
    i hope that someday i’ll see without these frames
    and in the daylight i don’t pick up my phone
    cause in the daylight anywhere feels like home
    I have five clocks in my life
    and only one has the time right
    i’ll just unplug it for today
    ill just unplug it for today
    open hydrant rolled down windows
    this car might make a good old boat
    and float down grand street in daylight
    and float down grand street in daylight
    and with just half of a sunburn
    new yellow lines that i earned
    step back and here comes the night time
    step back and here comes the night time
    chorus
    and in the daylight we can hitchhike to maine
    i hope that someday i’ll see without these frames
    and in the daylight i don’t pick up my phone
    cause in the daylight anywhere feels like home


    JW Experiment
    Written and Performed by April Smith

    We should all be perfect like you
    sometimes it just doesn’t pay to tell you the truth
    you thought that i was handing you your head
    so you turn around and hand me mine instead

    well take a step back and see where you’re at
    because this is the part where i don’t come back

    because i have tried
    but all your promises left me dead inside
    and you the liar
    all that you do is leave me sick and tired

    my work is done i’ve done all i can
    i’m not wasting my time trying to make you a better man
    i’m not trying to break down your walls
    because a good man don’t need no work at all

    you take what you want and you’ve taken too much
    and even that’ll never be enough

    because i have tried
    but it’s so damn hard to keep you satisfied
    and you the liar
    all that you do is leave me sick and tired

    darling you’re like a virus
    eating away at all of the feeling inside us
    like an anchor weighing me down
    but i’m gonna get you off my ass yet
    i’ll be damned if i’m gonna drown

    because i have tried
    but all your promises left me dead inside
    and you the liar
    all that you do is leave me sick and tired

    because i have tried
    but it’s so damn hard to keep you satisfied
    and you the liar
    all that you do is leave me sick and tired

    Stay Positive
    Written and Performed by The Hold Steady
    I got a lot of old friends that are getting back in touch
    And it's a pretty good feeling, yeah, it feels pretty good
    I get a lot of double takes when I'm coming round the corners
    And it's mostly pretty nice, yeah, it's mostly pretty all right.
    'Cause most kids give me credit for being down with it
    When it was back in the day, back when things were way different
    When the Youth of Today and the early 7 Seconds
    Taught me some of life's most valuable lessons.

    There's gonna come a time when the scene will seem less sunny
    And they'll probably get too druggy and the kids will seem too skinny
    There's gonna come a time when she's gonna have to go
    With whoever's gonna get her the highest.
    There's gonna come a time when the true scene leaders
    Forget where they differ and get big picture.
    'Cause the kids at the shows, they'll have kids of their own
    Their sing-along songs will be our scriptures.

    We gotta stay positive x4

    When the chaperone crowned us the king and the queen
    I knew that we'd arrived at a unified scene
    And all those little lambs from my dreams,
    Well they were there too.
    'Cause it's one thing to start it with a positive jam
    And it's another thing to see 'em through.
    And we couldn't even done this if it wasn't for you.

    We gotta stay postiive x3



    Synthesis Thinking


    Steve Burns' Mighty Little Man




    Dylan Thomas' "Do Not Go Gentle into that Good Night"
    http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/15377
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/arts/sites/dylan-thomas/pages/do-not-go-gentle.shtml


    Hamlet


    The Play
    Online eText with Modernization side-by-side

    The Videos
    Hamlet "To Be or Not to Be" Speeches Here

    Organizers
    Hamlet Act by Act Organizers [[file/view/Hamlet scene graphic organizer.doc|Hamlet scene graphic organizer.doc]]

    Rubrics
    Hamlet: Secret Shakespeare Dramatic [[file/view/Hamlet - Secret Shakespeare Rubric Fall 09.doc|Hamlet - Secret Shakespeare Rubric Fall 09.doc]]
    Hamlet: Secret Shakespeare Self-Analysis & Check List [[file/view/Hamlet-Secret ShakespeareWordVersion.doc|Hamlet-Secret ShakespeareWordVersion.doc]] OR [[file/view/Hamlet-Secret ShakespeareWordVersionx2.doc|Hamlet-Secret ShakespeareWordVersionx2.doc]]



    Project Mini-Examples & Non-Examples

    Hamlet Project Non-Example

    Why?
    • Direct copy of the text
    • Only change is the time period and anachronism
    • Not an original creative dramatic work -- merely taking Shakespeare's words and putting them in funny looking characters.

    Hamlet Project Better Example

    Why?
    • The text follows a very similar pattern to the original, but is not a word for word modernization.
    • The whole scene has changed, but there are shared situational similarities
    • The story appears original -- though uses characters who may bare resemblance to those in Hamlet -- just as Joe demonstrates here

    Hamlet Project Even Better Example

    Why?
    • Story and character are completely original
    • Makes use of Shakespearean devices (soliloquy)
    • Uses some of the vocabulary language of Hamlet (sterile)
    • Thematic ties to deceit, lies, and truth

    Readings
    Academic Articles
    Accidental Shakespeare [[file/view/Accidental Shakespeare.pdf|Accidental Shakespeare.pdf]]
    Covert Appropriations of Shakespeare [[file/view/Covert Appropriations of Shakespeare.pdf|Covert Appropriations of Shakespeare.pdf]]
    Hamlet Before Its Time [[file/view/Hamlet Before Its Time.pdf|Hamlet Before Its Time.pdf]]
    Search for Hamlet's Directors Cut [[file/view/Search for Hamlet Director's Cut.pdf|Search for Hamlet Director's Cut.pdf]]
    Shakespeare and Social Networks[[file/view/Shakespeare and Social Networks.pdf|Shakespeare and Social Networks.pdf]]
    When Did Hamlet Become Modern?[[file/view/When Did Hamlet Become Modern.pdf|When Did Hamlet Become Modern.pdf]]
    When the Villian Steals the Show [[file/view/When the Villain Steals the Show.pdf|When the Villain Steals the Show.pdf]]
    Literature Readings
    Shakespeare's Contemporaries: Poets

    Discussions and Interactions



    Literacy Devices Concept Map [[file/view/shakespeare devices.isf|shakespeare devices.isf]]

    Hamlet Meets Jane Eyre




    Jane Eyre

    Jane Eyre eText Here


    A Close Reading


    Bronte and the Victorian Poets
    Victorian Poetry at Poets.org Here
    Victorian Poets at PoetSeers.org Here


    Sonnet Test Prep

    Readings
    Elizabeth Barrett Browning's 'Love' Browning
    Robert Browning's 'Life in a Love' RBrowning
    Robert Browning's 'Love in a Life' RBrowning
    Christina Rosetti's 'An Apple Gathering' Rosetti
    Women's Ways of Knowing Women's

    Other Sonnet Links
    The Sonnet at Poets.org Here
    Poetry Resources at University of Toronto

    On-Demand Test Prep Work
    On Demand Scoring Sample "Blackberry Picking" [[file/view/Blackberry Picking AP Scoring.PDF|Blackberry Picking AP Scoring.PDF]]
    GIST and AP Lit Template [[file/view/GIST and AP English Lit template Fall 09.doc|GIST and AP English Lit template Fall 09.doc]]

    Great Expectations


    Are They Victorian?
    Lil Wayne
    Jay-Z
    Madonna
    Rhianna
    Lady Gaga
    Kanye West
    Gwen Stefani
    Source Material:
    Victorian Web Here
    Great Expectations Here
    Jane Eyre Here
    Sonnets (See Above in Jane Eyre Section)

    A Closer Look at Victorian Poetry

    A Glossary of Poetry Terms Here
    • * A Glossary of AP Lit POETRY Terms Here
    And a Downloadable Collection of AP Lit Terms [[file/view/A P LITERARY TERMS.pdf|A P LITERARY TERMS.pdf]]
    A Searchable Collection of Poetry Here
    AP Poetry Terms Quizlet Flashcards Here

    Using your understanding of the following selections, discuss how poets of the Victorian era employ traditional poetic devices to develop a common thematic thread across the era's works.

    From Alfred Lord Tennyson's In Memoriam A.H.H.

    XXVII

    I envy not in any moods
    The captive void of noble rage,
    The linnet born within the cage,
    That never knew the summer woods:
    I envy not the beast that takes
    His license in the field of time,
    Unfetter'd by the sense of crime,
    To whom a conscience never wakes;
    Nor, what may count itself as blest,
    The heart that never plighted troth
    But stagnates in the weeds of sloth;
    Nor any want-begotten rest.
    I hold it true, whate'er befall;
    I feel it, when I sorrow most;
    'Tis better to have loved and lost
    Than never to have loved at all.
    Matthew Arnold's "Dover Beach"
    The sea is calm to-night.
    The tide is full, the moon lies fair
    Upon the straits;—on the French coast the light
    Gleams and is gone; the cliffs of England stand,
    Glimmering and vast, out in the tranquil bay.
    Come to the window, sweet is the night-air!
    Only, from the long line of spray
    Where the sea meets the moon-blanch'd land,
    Listen! you hear the grating roar
    Of pebbles which the waves draw back, and fling,
    At their return, up the high strand,
    Begin, and cease, and then again begin,
    With tremulous cadence slow, and bring
    The eternal note of sadness in.

    Sophocles long ago
    Heard it on the Ægæan, and it brought
    Into his mind the turbid ebb and flow
    Of human misery; we
    Find also in the sound a thought,
    Hearing it by this distant northern sea.

    The Sea of Faith
    Was once, too, at the full, and round earth's shore
    Lay like the folds of a bright girdle furl'd.
    But now I only hear
    Its melancholy, long, withdrawing roar,
    Retreating, to the breath
    Of the night-wind, down the vast edges drear
    And naked shingles of the world.

    Ah, love, let us be true
    To one another! for the world, which seems
    To lie before us like a land of dreams,
    So various, so beautiful, so new,
    Hath really neither joy, nor love, nor light,
    Nor certitude, nor peace, nor help for pain;
    And we are here as on a darkling plain
    Swept with confused alarms of struggle and flight,
    Where ignorant armies clash by night.
    Robert Browning's "My Last Duchess"
    Ferrara
    That's my last Duchess painted on the wall,
    Looking as if she were alive. I call
    That piece a wonder, now: Frà Pandolf's hands
    Worked busily a day, and there she stands.
    Will't please you sit and look at her? I said
    'Frà Pandolf' by design, for never read
    Strangers like you that pictured countenance,
    The depth and passion of its earnest glance,
    But to myself they turned (since none puts by
    The curtain I have drawn for you, but I)
    And seemed as they would ask me, if they durst,
    How such a glance came there; so, not the first
    Are you to turn and ask thus. Sir, 'twas not
    Her husband's presence only, called that spot
    Of joy into the Duchess' cheek: perhaps
    Frà Pandolf chanced to say 'Her mantle laps
    Over my lady's wrist too much,' or, 'Paint
    Must never hope to reproduce the faint
    Half-flush that dies along her throat:' such stuff
    Was courtesy, she thought, and cause enough
    For calling up that spot of joy. She had
    A heart – how shall I say – too soon made glad,
    Too easily impressed; she liked whate'er
    She looked on, and her looks went everywhere.
    Sir, 'twas all one! My favour at her breast,
    The dropping of the daylight in the West,
    The bough of cherries some officious fool
    Broke in the orchard for her, the white mule
    She rode with round the terrace - all and each
    Would draw from her alike the approving speech,
    Or blush, at least. She thanked men - good! but thanked
    Somehow - I know not how - as if she ranked
    My gift of a nine-hundred-years-old name
    With anybody's gift. Who'd stoop to blame
    This sort of trifling? Even had you skill
    In speech - (which I have not) - to make your will
    Quite clear to such an one, and say, 'Just this
    Or that in you disgusts me; here you miss,
    Or there exceed the mark' - and if she let
    Herself be lessoned so, nor plainly set
    Her wits to yours, forsooth, and made excuse,
    - E'en that would be some stooping; and I choose
    Never to stoop. Oh sir, she smiled, no doubt,
    Whene'er I passed her; but who passed without
    Much the same smile? This grew; I gave commands;
    Then all smiles stopped together. There she stands
    As if alive. Will't please you rise? We'll meet
    The company below, then. I repeat,
    The Count your master's known munificence
    Is ample warrant that no just pretence
    Of mine for dowry will be disallowed;
    Though his fair daughter's self, as I avowed
    At starting, is my object. Nay, we'll go
    Together down, sir. Notice Neptune, though,
    Taming a sea-horse, thought a rarity,
    Which Claus of Innsbruck cast in bronze for me!

    Watchmen

    Watchmen Chapter Graphic Organizer [[file/view/Watchmen chapter graphic organizer.doc|Watchmen chapter graphic organizer.doc]]
    Watchmen Project: Graphic Thinking

    Music of Watchmen



    Bob Dylan
    Desolation Row

    Scott McCloud on the Art and Cognition of Comics at TED

    A Brief Look at Comics as Literature



    A Brief Look at Historical Superhero & Genre Comics

    Got to Wowio.com Here and Look for the Publisher "Shoulders of Giants" If It Doesn't Pop Right Up
    • Browse the variety of comics here -- pay careful attention to the publication dates -- it gives a great time capsule for what was popular and when and allows you to explore the sort of comics that inspired work such as Watchmen



    Heroic Archetype & Monomyth

    The culmination of work based on Joseph Campbell's research show in graphic form here
    A superb site on myths and archetypes at PBS.org here

    Bob Dylan
    Desolation Row

    Nietzsche
    Thus Spake Zarathustra
    More about Nietzsche here

    Rorschach and the Inkblot Test

    More information here
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    Alan Moore
    The Alan Moore Interview Index
    Some Downloadable Alan Moore Comics -- Free and Legal -- As Well as Six Pages of Watchmen Scripts!
    Compare Moore's Watchmen Script to a Spider-Man Script by Major Comics Writer Brian Michael Bendis [[file/view/USM112.doc|USM112.doc]]

    Dave Gibbons
    WordBalloon Podcast Interview with the Artist of Watchmen -- Scroll Down to the Blog Entry and Click the Title to Hear the Show

    Biblical References and Readings

    Genesis Chapter 18
    Job Chapter 30

    William Blake
    The Tyger



    Playhouse 90: The Comedian by Rod Serling



    Eleanor Farjeon
    Hallowe`en

    C.S. Jung
    Memories, Dreams, Reflections Text at Archive.org
    Page 326 has the quote in context.

    Resource to Help Understand Jungian Ideas/Symbols/Imagery

    Percy Bysshe Shelley
    Ozymandias

    Watchmen Footnotes on Comic Geek Speak Podcast

    Issue #1 (Jog ahead to around min. 33 to get right into the discussion of the book.)

    Discussions for Each Chapter Can Be Found here

    Watchmen and Philosophy: A Rorschach Test
    Superheroes and Supermen: Finding Nietzsche's Ubermensch in Watchmen [[file/view/Superheroes and Supermen.pdf|Superheroes and Supermen.pdf]]
    "Why Don't You Go Read a Book or Something?" Watchmen as Literature [[file/view/Why Don't You Go Read a Book or Something.pdf|Why Don't You Go Read a Book or Something.pdf]]
    Watchwomen [[file/view/Watchwomen.pdf|Watchwomen.pdf]]

    The Importance of Being Earnest



    Oscar Wilde Overview Using Creatly
    Ackroyd's Commentary on Wilde: Comedy as Tragedy
    (Note: Requires free registration to log-in -- does not require validation so use false e-mail to avoid spam)

    Adrienne Rich's "Diving Into the Wreck" Here

    Socratic Thinking

    These are Inspiration files from the other day's work. Feel free to use them for reference and to build on some of the ideas.
    [[file/view/How does fortune and class .isf|How does fortune and class .isf]]
    [[image:file/view/fortune_class_socratic_image.gif width="683" height="632"]]

    [[file/view/Scenes of Violence.isf|Scenes of Violence.isf]]
    [[image:file/view/Scenes_of_Violence_image.gif]]

    What Would They Say Essay




    Understanding Tone


    A Great Quizlet Full of Tone and Mood Words Here
    A Very Useful Handout to Help Shape Thinking Around Tone Here
    Some Tone Analysis to Consider - Dickinson vs. Whitman Here
    Looking at Tone in Music

    Watch this after listening to Nine Inch Nails' "Hurt" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmVAWKfJ4Go

    Guidelines & Expectations

    Guidelines and Expectations 2010-2011: AP Guidelines 2010 - 2011.doc


    Test Prep Resources Are Here


    The Work


    Independent Book Project

    Essential Questions to Consider
    AP Lit EQ indie books 9-30.pdf
    AP Lit 1G indie book EQs.pdf



    Proposal Form (REQUIRED)
    Common Project Proposal Summer 2010 Draft.pages

    Printz Book Projects




    1984 by George Orwell

    "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" by T.S. Eliot Here

    The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

    "My Last Duchess" by Robert Browning Here

    Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf

    "This Was a Love Poem Once" by Jane Hirschfield Here

    The Hours by Michael Cunningham

    "Pastoral" by William Carlos Williams Here
    "Landscape with the Fall of Icarus" by William Carlos Williams Here

    "No Ordinary Day" article by Sims
    Michael Cunningham's The Hours and Postmodern Artistic Re-.pdf
    "The Hours and Postmodern Artistic Re-Presentation" article by Hughes
    No 'Ordinary Day-- The Hours, Virginia Woolf and Everyday .pdf
    "Mis-Reading Mrs. Dalloway" by Bell
    Misreading Mrs Dalloway.pdf
    GIST Template GIST and AP English Lit template Fall 09.doc

    Dallowinian Party Planning
    Dallowinian Stream of Consciousness Graphic Organizer <To Be Posted>

    Synthesis Thinking & Essay Writing

    DallowayHours Synthesis 3B.pdf
    thesis work AP Lit 1G.pages
    synthesis thesis work 3B.pages
    Crocodoc Edits





    Hamlet


    Pre-Hamlet Work

    Matthew Arnold's "Dover Beach" Here

    "Dover Beach" MC Dover Beach Prep.PDF


    Gary Snyder's "Hay for the Horses" Here


    Rebel Without a Cause Here


    Hamlet Work


    Hamlet E-Text with Side-by-Side Modernization Here
    Hamlet Act-by-Act Graphic Organizer Hamlet Act Graphic Organizer - EQs.pages
    Again - But In Word (.doc) format Hamlet Act Graphic Organizer - EQs.doc
    Secret Shakespeare Project

    Secret Shakespeare Self Assessment Secret Shakespeare Project Self Assessment.pages

    Project Mini-Examples & Non-Examples

    Hamlet Project Non-Example

    Why?
    • Direct copy of the text
    • Only change is the time period and anachronism
    • Not an original creative dramatic work -- merely taking Shakespeare's words and putting them in funny looking characters.

    Hamlet Project Better Example


    Why?
    • The text follows a very similar pattern to the original, but is not a word for word modernization.
    • The whole scene has changed, but there are shared situational similarities
    • The story appears original -- though uses characters who may bare resemblance to those in Hamlet -- just as Joe demonstrates here

    Hamlet Project Even Better Example

    Why?
    • Story and character are completely original
    • Makes use of Shakespearean devices (soliloquy)
    • Uses some of the vocabulary language of Hamlet (sterile)
    • Thematic ties to deceit, lies, and truth

    Choose Your Own Adventure - Medieval Intrigue Here

    On Demand Thinking
    Poetry
    Sonnet 18 by William Shakespeare
    In a Station of the Metro by Ezra Pound
    The Truisms by Louis MacNeice



    Jane Eyre

    Victorianism

    A Brief Overview of Victorian Thinking
    Victorian Web Here

    Literary Theory
    Bedford/St. Martin's VirtuaLit Here

    Dr. Kristi Siegel's Lit Theory Collection Here

    Literary Criticism and Theory according to OWL at Purdue Here

    Frankenstein



    E-text Available at Enotes Here

    PDF for Concordances Available at That Link


    Percy Bysshe Shelley's "Mutability" Here



    Mumford & Sons' "Roll Away Your Stone"


    Go Here for Mr Tierney's Collection of Awesome at Road-Trip304.wikispaces.com

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    Pop Culture Fall 2011 Above This Line

    Everything Below Is Archival





    DAYLIGHT
    By Matt and Kim
    we cut the legs off of our pants
    threw our shoes into the ocean
    sit back and wave through the daylight
    sit back and wave through the daylight
    slip and slide on subway grates
    these shoes are poor mans ice skates
    fall through like change in the daylight
    fall through like change in the daylight
    i miss yellow lines in my roads
    some color on monochrome
    maybe i’ll paint them in myself
    maybe i’ll paint them in myself
    these sidewalks liquid then stone
    building walls and an old pay phone
    it rings like all through the daylight
    it rings like all through the daylight
    chorus
    and in the daylight we can hitchhike to maine
    i hope that someday i’ll see without these frames
    and in the daylight i don’t pick up my phone
    cause in the daylight anywhere feels like home
    I have five clocks in my life
    and only one has the time right
    i’ll just unplug it for today
    ill just unplug it for today
    open hydrant rolled down windows
    this car might make a good old boat
    and float down grand street in daylight
    and float down grand street in daylight
    and with just half of a sunburn
    new yellow lines that i earned
    step back and here comes the night time
    step back and here comes the night time
    chorus
    and in the daylight we can hitchhike to maine
    i hope that someday i’ll see without these frames
    and in the daylight i don’t pick up my phone
    cause in the daylight anywhere feels like home


    Introduction to Popular Culture


    NPR Interview with Netflix CEO Reed Hastings


    Frontline: Merchants of Cool & The Persuaders

    Frontline: Merchants of Cool Streaming Video Site
    Frontline GO.doc

    'Defining Popular Culture' Activity

    Using the Sticky Note application on your laptop, answer these questions about each pop culture "artifact" below.
    1) Which details seem to be most important about this artifact?
    2) How does this artifact seem to use other popular culture? References? Connects? Commentary?
    3) What could this artifact tell us about western/American culture as a whole?

    "Handlebars" by Flobots

    "Handlebars" lyrics available here





    America's Next Top Model: Cycle 11 Judging



    Weezer's "Pork and Beans"




    MTV's America's Best Dance Crew


    Doug TenNapel's "Pop Grief"

    Download the comic here: Pop Grief.pdf

    Reporting Out on Defining Pop Popular

    Defining Pop Culture Group Comments 1 & 2.pages

    Bluesonian Resources




    To Get Groups Started with Research -- Not at All Exhaustive
    For All Groups:
    MLA Format (Especially Electronic Sources) at OWL
    The American Memory Project at the Library of Congress

    Animation
    History of Animation at Animazing.com

    Comics
    A General Overview of Comics History at Comic-Art.com
    Cartoon Art Museum of San Francisco (A Nice Collection of Links to Explore)

    Film
    History of Film at Filmsite.org
    History of Film at History.com

    Food
    Unwrapped at Food Network
    History of the FDA (Another Surprisingly Interesting Place)

    Music
    Emints: Music in the 20th Century (List of Very Good Links)
    The NPR 100 (Take a Look at This Interesting Project)

    Hip-Hop
    NPR's History of Hip-Hop via Articles/Interviews/Reviews -- super quality info from an unexpected source

    Sports

    ESPN's 100 Greatest Athletes of the 20th Century
    The Baseball Hall of Fame (Think About Exploring the HOF's of Other Major Sports)

    Television
    History of Television and the FCC (Which Is Surprisingly Compelling)
    Television History and the Transition to Digital from PBS

    Video Games
    History of Video Games at GameSpot.com
    History of Video Gaming at PBS (Honest! It's good!)


    Food







    Music

    Music Culture Rubric pop culture music culture rubric 09.odt



    Mapping Music Activity Music Mapping update 2-25.isf

    American Culture in Music
    American Music Culture G.O. Do You Like American Music.doc
    Billboard Charts Here
    iTunes_Top_Videos_Nov_09.png
    iTunes_Top_Songs_Nov_09.png

    Musical Biography

    "Hats Off" by Primus (written by Les Claypool)


    Music & Politics



    Use Google or Another Search Engine to Find Lyrics for the Above





    Music Changes
    Graphic Organizer for Activity Music Changes Fall 09 GO.doc

    Bob Marley
    http://web.bobmarley.com/story/
    http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/episodes/bob-marley/about-bob-marley/656/
    http://www.time.com/time/arts/article/0,8599,1024886,00.html

    Bono Vox
    http://www.atu2.com/band/bono/
    http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2001/02/14/60II/main271952.shtml
    http://usliberals.about.com/od/faithinpubliclife/a/BonoSermon.htm

    Sarah McLachlan
    http://www.sarahmclachlan.com/story.jsp?story_id=5014
    http://www.sarahmclachlanmusicoutreach.com/

    Phish
    http://www.phish.com/waterwheel/
    http://www.benjerry.com/flavors/our-flavors/#product_id=30
    http://www.reverb.org/project/phish/partners.htm

    Wyclef Jean
    http://www.yele.org/about/index.html

    Chuck D. of Public Enemy

    Indigo Girls
    http://www.politico.com/blogs/anneschroeder/0109/Wyclef_Jean_is_everywhere_even_politics.html
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/marissa-moss/an-interview-with-the-ind_b_180772.html

    Rage Against the Machine
    http://www.rollingstone.com/artists/rageagainstthemachine/biography

    System of a Down
    http://www.systemofadown.com/main.html#

    Bob Dylan
    http://www.redpepper.org.uk/The-Politics-of-Bob-Dylan

    John Lennon
    http://www.johnlennonandthemercystreetcafe.com/lennonactivism.html

    The Clash
    http://www.rollingstone.com/artists/theclash/albums/album/98651/review/6212185/the_story_of_the_clash_volume_1

    Rise Against
    http://punkmusic.about.com/od/interviews/a/McIlrath.htm

    Neil Young
    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5379477
    Young vs. Skynard
    "Alabama" Lyrics "Southern Man" Lyrics
    "Sweet Home Alabama" Lyrics
    Kent State Shootings - "Ohio"

    Bad Religion

    Otep
    http://l3gi0n.ning.com/#

    The Decade in Music on All Songs Considered

    Go here to start and follow the plentiful links from here
    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=120326033



    Music & Culture Documentaries

    Watch part, all, or extended clips of the following five films. And then answer the following questions on the blog:
    1. Provide a GIST of the documentary you watched. Be sure it clearly describes just what it is you watched.

    2. What relationship does the law have to the subject of your film? Where does it fit in and how does it link to music?

    3. How does this documentary answer one of the three major questions for this unit?

    Style Wars: Graffiti in the 1980s








    Fresh Rock: Graffiti in the 2000's

    Before the Music Dies: What It Means to Get Your Music into the World Right Now

    Rip: A Remix Manifesto

    Steal This Film: Digital Piracy



    Create-A-Band Process

    1. Go to the Random Article link on the Wikipedia front page. (You can find it in the top left navigation menu.) The title of the random article is your new band's name.

    2. Go to the Random Quote link on the Quotations Page front page. (You can find it in the left side navigation menu.) You will get a list of random quotes. Pull either a full or partial quote from that page. That is the album title for your band's latest release. (You might also find some song titles this way as well.)

    3. Go to Flickr and click on the 'Interesting Uploads from the Last 7 Days' link. (You can find it by scrolling down and looking beside the 'Take the Tour' link.)

    4. Pull that information together and then use a word processor like Pages or Word, a photo editor like iPhoto or Gimp, or any other application that lets you manipulate words and images, and create your album cover.

    While doing the above, think about what genre your band performs. Who is in your band? Where do they play? What is the history behind them? Etc. Try to create a world for your band.

    After you are done, you can see some examples created at the AKlabs
    and see what random computer generation can do using the same steps above. Some of them are brilliantly sublime.




    Country Vs. Hip Hop




    Video Games

    Video Games Unit








    E307 Cognitive Demands Expectations: Bloom's Taxonomy Here

    E307 Inspirations


    G4TV's Coverage of E3 2009 Here

    TED Talks: Video Games

    These are various presentations given at TED, worldwide conferences where people deliver presentations about new ideas in all sorts of things. The ones posted below happen to all have something to do with video games. Some are from several years ago and that doesn't make them any less relevant -- even if technology has progressed, we can see how this thinker's work has impacted the gaming world and might impact your ideas.








    Competitive Video Gaming Culture

    The King of Kong Part 1

    The King of Kong Part 2

    The King of Kong Part 3

    The King of Kong Record Breaker


    History of Gaming

    History of Tetris Here


    Future of Gaming

    Article on Future of Online Gaming

    Gaming and Learning

    PBS Frontline: Digital Nation Here
    Should Schools Care About Video Games? Why Ed. Should Care Games.pdf
    Are Video Games Making Kids Worse Citizens? Here

    ESRB Board's Homepage Here
    The Myths About Video Game Playing? Here


    Film Culture


    AFI Top 100
    movies100.pdf

    Fargo


    One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest


    Citizen Kane


    Apocalypse Now






    Film Posters
    The Internet Movie Poster Awards
    Posteritati
    Chisholm Poster Gallery
    Movie Poster Database

    Film Trailers

    Thriller/Horror


    Action




    Comedy


    Drama


    Feel Good Film


    Animated Film
    9

    Movie Trailers.doc


    How The Film Industry Works
    HowStuffWorks: Film Producting

    Comics & Graphic Novels


    Heroic Cycles, Journeys & Archetypes


    The Heroic Journey
    The Heroic Archetypes

    Desolation Row by Bob Dylan Crocodoc Here