Great Books Homework

August 30, 2016:
Work day for "Why War?" discussion.

August 31, 2016:
Work Day for "Why War?" discussion.

September 1, 2016:
Shared Inquiry Class discussion on "Why War?" 

September 2, 2016:
Finish Class Discussion on "Why War?"
Discussion on having better discussion

September 6, 2016:
Finished Discussion on creating better discussion
Poster Committee for Discussion rules created.  Members include: Bailey, Alex, Madison F., Claudia, Giselle, and Mr. Crocker

September 7, 2016:
Work day in class.  Begin reading "The Melian Dialogue" in class.  Phones and other accessories are not allowed during this class time.

September 8, 2016:
Work day in class to finish "The Melian Dialogue" and the shared inquiry questions associated with it.  Phones and  other accessories are not allowed in class during this time.

September 9, 2016:
Shared Inquiry Discussion on "The Melian Dialogue." The topic will be chosen at random from all of the questions given.  Students are to have written answers to all of the questions given at  the end of the reading.

September 12, 2016:
Shared Inquiry discussion on "The Melian Dialogue".  Questions 2,3, and 5 were rolled by the dice.  
Homework: Students are to respond to the discussion to any one of the three questions after discussion.  They will be collected on September 13, 2016.

September 13, 2016:
Day 1 of 2 for work days on "The Social Me" for class discussion on Thursday.  All questions at the end of the reading are due for discussion.

September 14, 2016:
Day 2 of 2 work days on "The Social Me" for class discussion on Thursday. All questions at the end of the reading are due for discussion.

September 15, 2016:
Make-shift work day because of Air-Conditioning work.  Shared Inquiry discussion moved to Friday September 16, 2016.

September 16, 2016:
Shared Inquiry discussion on "The Social Me". 

September 19, 2016:
Finished up discussion on "The Social Me".
Turned in responses to the five questions with the follow up written responses to the questions.

September 20, 2016:
Work day on "Rothschild's Fiddle" for discussion on Thursday.  Pages 44 to 61 of the Introduction to Great Books Reader.
Questions for Discussion:
1. Why does Jacob think of life as a debit and death as a credit?
2. Why doesn't Jacob remember his daughter?
3. Why does Jacob think of his fiddle as an orphan?
4. Why does Jacob leave his fiddle to Rothschild?
5. Why is it made a mystery to the townspeople how Rothschild got his fiddle?

September 21, 2016:
Work day on "Rothschild's Fiddle" for discussion on Thursday.  Same pages as yesterday and the same questions.

September 22, 2016:
Shared Inquiry Discussion on "Rothschild's Fiddle".

September 23, 2016:
Discussion on choices for the first novel of the year.

September 24, 2016:
Shared Inquiry Discussion on "Rothschild's Fiddle" by Chekov.  Questions post-discussion are due on Monday September 26, 2016.

September 26, 2016:
Assigned: 1st novel of the semester - The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver. Students need to have it in class by October 5, 2016.

In class work: "Chelkash" from The Great Books Reader. Pages 75 to 119.  Answers all of the Discussion questions at the end of the story.