Tuesday, February 5

Agenda:

  • review all of the posters; try to find parallels or common themes; can you categorize the questions? Green dot= the question relates to the individual and personal; Red dot = society and human nature
  • How will the questions get answered?
  • “Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill. Without books, the development of civilization would have been impossible. They are engines of change (as the poet said), windows on the world and lighthouses erected in the sea of time. They are companions, teachers, magicians, bankers of the treasures of the mind. Books are humanity in print.Barbara Tuchman
  • Beekle activity – in groups of 3 or 4 follow the instructions on the padlet
  • Introduction to the Grammar Project

Monday, February 4

Agenda:

  • intro-writes – make sure they are emailed if you have not done so
  • review the videos – your thoughts about the challenges or positive aspects of the human condition should have been addressed in the form of  questions
  • read the Bertrand Russell essay – what aspects of the Human Condition does he address?
  • What do the quote and the essay have in common?
  • Poster Activity

Friday, February 1

Agenda:

  • quick review of concepts from yesterday’s discussion of the artwork
  • Same process as yesterday, but today you will take a few brief, point form notes on the videos using the prompts:
    • What feelings did you have while you viewed?
    • What challenges do you see addressed?
    • What aspects/insights, either positive or negative about people/ society are evident?
  • Try to put your thoughts down in the form of a question:
    Why do/is/are….? How do/is/are…?
  • Reminder for the weekend: your intro-writing assignment is due Monday, February 4

Thursday, January 31

Agenda:

  1. Questions? about the intro-writing assignment – due on Monday, February 4
  2. Explanation about the Blog-log assignment (red tab)
  3. Introduction to the Human Condition – materials are on the Inquiry tab
  4. For each image or video, consider the following:
    • What feelings did you have while you viewed/looked at?
    • What challenges do you see addressed?
    • What aspects, either positive or negative about people/ society are evident?

     

    Try and put your thoughts down in the form of a question:

    Why do….

    How do…

Welcome to English Honours 9

Agenda for January 29

Course preview: English-9-Honours-Overview-2019-1ji03li

To keep the course documents organized, organize your desktop/One Drive folders as follows:

  • one folder – English 9 with subfolders inside that include: Short Stories; Novel; Poetry; Writing and Grammar; Shakespeare; Inquiry

Email me: kshong@sd43.bc.ca

  • subject line: blog url
  • content: the url from your Edublog ie http://myriverside.sd43.bc.ca/firstnamelastinitial2018/category/grade-9/english-9/

Introductory Assignment: English-Honours-9-intro-assignment-2019-20xq8xa