UNIT 2 Announcements (Ancient Greece)



"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it."
-- Aristotle

"The test of a first rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function."
-- F. Scott Fitzgerald


UNIT TWO IS COMPLETE. SEE NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS UNDER UNIT THREE!



ANNOUNCEMENTS 11/20/16

LATE LOGS
If you did not complete all the logs, turn in the ones you completed so you get full credit for them.  Do not wait until after Thanksgiving to turn in all three or you will have late credit for all three.


PROBLEMS?  DIDN'T DO ALL THE LOGS?
If you did not plan well and ended up not completing all three logs, please just own that mistake and turn in the logs you have.  You can do extra credit logs to help make up the difference in points, if you wish.  We have been talking about the logs since the large group on the second full day of school.  Only students with health issues or other extenuating circumstances have been given extensions, and they know who they are because we have already talked.


LOG FOLDER SET-UP CHECKLIST
1) All pages should be affixed in a folder with metal prongs.  There should be no loose items.
2) Put your name (and B5 or B6 for Bates students) in Sharpie marker in the upper right corner of the cover.
3) First item inside is the rubric
4) Tab one
5) Log one: Heading, Title (includes category and activity), W/W/W/W/W Paragraph, Personal Reaction Paragraph (typed and double-spaced)
6) Behind log one: proof page with a few photos of you at the log activity, an artifact stapled or taped to the page, and a note confirming you went to the activity (you can type it) with your parent or guardian's signature beneath
7) Tab two
8) Log two: Heading, Title (includes category and activity), W/W/W/W/W Paragraph, Personal Reaction Paragraph (typed and double-spaced)
9) Behind log two: proof page with a few photos of you at the log activity, an artifact stapled or taped to the page, and a note confirming you went to the activity (you can type it) with your parent or guardian's signature beneath
10) Log three: Heading, Title (includes category and activity), W/W/W/W/W Paragraph, Personal Reaction Paragraph (typed and double-spaced)
11) Behind log three: proof page with a few photos of you at the log activity, an artifact stapled or taped to the page, and a note confirming you went to the activity (you can type it) with your parent or guardian's signature beneath


REMINDER ABOUT HOW TO GET CREDIT FOR THE MACBETH PLAY
If you went to the Macbeth play field trip, you just need a piece of paper behind the log three tab that says "Macbeth."  We will confirm your attendance and give you full credit.  No write-up is required.
 

PARENT SIGNATURE

Question: For our logs on the parent signature section, do the parents need to just write "I confirm my child went to this place on this date" or do they need to write that plus an additional description of what we did? Answer: Use that sentence and add the name of the activity, the time and date of the activity, and the parents' contact information.  You can type up the sentence and they can just sign it.






ANNOUNCEMENTS 11/15/16

PARTHENON VIDEO LINK
The link for the Parthenon film is not working on the PBS URL on the handout.  Instead, you can access it on YouTube at  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgEAn1c11tY


WHERE TO FIND NOTE CARD INSTRUCTIONS
Go to the SEMESTER 1 INDIVIDUAL CHARACTER RESEARCH PROJECTS
tab to the left. 

The note card and template instructions are listed like this:


LOG INSTRUCTIONS FOR LOGS THAT ARE NOT PHOTO LOGS
Some students are having difficulty locating the instructions for their write-up in the log instructions packet.  We have copied and pasted them here for easy access:

PARAGRAPH ONE: QUALITY / WHO? WHAT? WHEN? WHERE? WHY?
On the first page, under the title, in about a half page, answer these questions: What event did you attend? How many quality points is it worth (see chart at end of this document)? With whom did you attend? When and where did you go? Why did you choose this log experience, and why is it both new for you and outside your comfort zone? Emphasize why this experience is a stretch for you. We are looking for professional quality experiences. The quality will be judged by your teacher. She or he will determine whether the event is acceptable or not. See the log tab on the website for suggestions of venues that offer high quality experiences.

PARAGRAPH TWO: PHOTO PROOF AND PERSONAL REACTION PARAGRAPH (REQUIRED FOR ALL NON-"PHOTOS-ONLY" LOGS
If your log experience does not allow you to take at least eight unique photos, you must still include at least three photos as proof that you were present at the location.  For instance, for a lit log, you can take a photo of yourself with your book (one will suffice in that instance).  For a theater log, you could take a photo of yourself at the entrance to the theater, in the lobby, and at your seat (not during the play). 


Then also include a one-page double-spaced “Personal Reaction” paragraph in addition to your “Who? What? When? Where? Why?” paragraph.  What did you think of the experience?  Why?  Focus on one aspect in depth, describe it in detail, and share your thoughts and feelings.  Notice that this is not a summary.


Log experiences that are most likely to require a one-page reaction are marked as “NO ‘PHOTOS-ONLY’ LOG” on the categories list.





ANNOUNCEMENTS 11/5/16

AWESOME LOG OPPORTUNITY #1: FREE AND LOCAL LECTURE OR RELIGION LOG THIS SUNDAY, 11/6

Why do Sikh men wear turbans? What does langar mean?

Learn the answers to those questions and more 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, during "Sikh Mystique - Get To Know Your Sikh Neighbor," at the Canton Public Library.  You must be present for the entire two hours of the event to count this as a log.


"Most people don't have the opportunity to learn and experience other cultures in their busy everyday lives," said Paul Talwar, leading member of the Sikh Outreach and the Plymouth Canton Interfaith Community Outreach. "This event at the library is unique as it offers a real hands-on opportunity for people to learn about a growing community in Canton in a friendly and non-formal way."


This event is part of the library's "Get To Know Your Neighbor" series and is sponsored by the Sikh community of the Gurdwara Sahib Singh Sabha of Michigan, the Canton Public Library, the Canton Response to Hate Crimes Coalition and the Friends of the Canton Public Library.


"Our 'Get to Know Your Neighbor' events are a great way for our residents to meet and learn about the many diverse groups that make up our community," said Eva Davis, co-chair of the Canton Response to Hate Crimes Coalition and library director. "Our goal is to foster connections and inclusion in an open, non-judgmental setting."


The event will include a presentation on Sikhism, the fifth largest religion in the world, with an opportunity to have questions answered, Talwar said. The afternoon will also feature spiritual, healing and dance music, in addition to traditional dance performances and food.


"Giving away free food is a 500-year-old tradition in Sikhism, so we'll be incorporating that into this event as well," Talwar said.


"The library is a great neutral gathering place that is focused on lifelong learning and programs like this further that goal," Davis said.


Get To Know Your Sikh Neighbor is a free event and open to the public. The library is located at 1200 S. Canton Center Road.


For more information on this program, go to www.cantonpl.org or call the library at 734-397-0999.



AWESOME LOG OPPORTUNITY #2: READ MORE OF THE ILIAD!
Are you enjoying the Iliad readings? If you would like to read more of the Iliad for an outside activity log in the literature category, go for it! We ask that you read three additional books from the Iliad to fulfill the requirements for the lit log. You can read the additional books in your Norton Anthology and/or find additional books online. Note that the online versions are not always as easy to read because the translations are not always as good. If you are highly motivated, you may find a translation you prefer at the library. Enjoy!





ANNOUNCEMENTS 11/1/16

OPTIONAL EXTENSION
Your teachers have agreed that students can turn in Iliad 9, 22, & 24 study guides a day late for full credit. This means you can turn them in on time or the day after the due date that is shown on the calendar. We hope this helps you manage your workload.



ANNOUNCEMENTS 10/30/16

CALENDAR UPDATE AND NEXT DUE DATE
There was an error in the calendar for the coming week, so it was corrected. Your next homework, the Book VI Iliad study guide, is due Tuesday, November 1st.


HALLOWEEN EXTRA CREDIT DRESS-UP
Dress up as a legitimate Humanities character (e.g., The Lord of the Flies, Piggy, Sekhmet, Isis, Ra, Enkidu, Gilgamesh, Achilles, Adam, Oedipus, a Greek god or goddess, a pharaoh, Hatshepsut, Michelangelo, a Shakespearean character, Botticelli's Venus, Munch's "The Scream"). Wear a sign saying who you are. See your Humanities teacher to get credit!





ANNOUNCEMENTS 10/25/16

FIELD TRIP REMINDERS
Please meet in the Salem cafeteria at 8:30. We will load buses shortly after. The play will last a couple of hours, after which we will have lunch on EMU's campus. We will return to PCEP around 1:30, in time for students to catch buses home. Please note the following:
* All school rules apply at the theatre regarding dress code and behavior.
* Please use the restroom before the show because there will not be a long enough intermission to use the bathroom in the middle of the show.
* No eating, gum, or drinking in the theatre.
* UPDATE ON CELL PHONE RULES: Cell phones, cameras, and other electronics are not allowed in the theatre. If you have your cell phone on you, it must be completely powered down and invisible. If we see your phone, we will confiscate it and write you up. Please don't test us on that! The theatre takes this rule very seriously!


CHAPERONE INFORMATION
Please arrive at the Salem cafeteria no later than 8:45. Check in right away with Mrs. Lang. You will be assigned to the same bus as your child.


REMINDER FOR STUDENTS NOT ATTENDING THE FIELD TRIP
Please go to Mrs. Lang's room for class (room 2302 in the secret hallway). You will have the hour to work on anything you wish as long as you are quiet.
ILIAD STUDY GUIDES FOR LANG 5th HOUR AND BATES 6th HOUR
As you know by now, we got the 5th edition and 7th edition study guides mixed up. We are sorry! Lang 5th hour, please return your study guides to Mrs. Lang and get the correct 7th edition study guide after the field trip on Wednesday. Bates 6th hour's copies should also be ready by then. In the meantime, if you want to get started, you can print just the Iliad Book I questions to complete while you are reading.





ANNOUNCEMENTS 10/22/16

MAKE-UP TEST MONDAY, RIGHT AFTER SCHOOL, IN MRS. LANG'S ROOM
Don't forget the make-up test is tomorrow right after school! Please make every effort to be there if you need to take the make-up test. It will be in Mrs. Lang's classroom.




ANNOUNCEMENTS 10/21/16

MAJOR CHANGES FOR ESSAY DUE DATES
Big calendar change! We are asking all students to re-write their outlines and turn them back in on Monday, 10/24. When you turn in your outline, please attach your old outline and thesis sentences behind it.

The next essay deadline will be Friday, 10/28. On that day, we are asking to see one body paragraph from your essay, complete and in MLA format. The original instructions and calendar said to also include an introduction and conclusion paragraph with the body paragraph, but we have decided we would like to only receive an A+ body paragraph from you on that day.

WARNING! UPCOMING READINGS WILL TAKE SOME TIME
Warning! Please look at the calendar. The study guides for the most challenging readings of the year -- Books I, VI, IX, XXII, and XXIV from the Iliad -- are due in quick succession over the next few weeks. Students usually take a bit longer to read Book I because it takes a while to get used to reading Homer.

In addition, your final essay and logs will be due in the next few weeks. Please take a look at the calendar and make sure you budget your time wisely so your work for this class does not pile up. We have tried to spread the due dates out as much as possible, but this is actually the busiest month of the school year for this course. After Thanksgiving, we are on a more even keel the whole rest of the year.


BATES DATA ENTRY
For students who are waiting for data entry for work returned Thursday, please be patient. Mrs. Bates is writing recommendation letters for seniors this weekend. Thank you.


FREE ART AND LECTURE LOG OPPORTUNITIES IN ANN ARBOR SUNDAY
1) See Catie Newell's photography exhibit and other great art at the UMMA before her exhibit ends on November 6. Double-check the UMMA's opening hours and be sure to spend two hours at the museum to count this as a log.
http://www.umma.umich.edu/art

2) See Catie Newell speak about her work.
Sunday, October 23, 3-4:30 p.m.
Helmut Stern Auditorium
This program is free and open to the public. Seating is first come, first served.
http://www.umma.umich.edu/exhibitions/2016/catie-newell-overnight

Detroit-based architect and artist, Catie Newell, and newly arrived UMMA Assistant Curator of Photography, Jennifer Friess, will discuss the themes of the exhibition, including Newell's impulse to create new architectural space out of the unseen and her interest in the sensory qualities (light, darkness, texture, density, malleability) of our built environments.

Catie Newell, Assistant Professor of Architecture at the University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, is a recent recipient of the Rome Prize in architecture. Her Overnight exhibition will run at UMMA in the Irving Stenn, Jr., Family Gallery from June 11 to November 6. Jennifer Friess is UMMA's Assistant Curator of Photography. She is a PhD candidate in History of Art at the University of Kansas, Lawrence. She has broad knowledge of the history of photography and art-making practices. She previously worked at the George Eastman House, International Museum of Photography, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland and most recently at the Spencer Museum at the University of Kansas.

Lead support for the exhibition Catie Newell: Overnight is provided by the Herbert W. and Susan L. Johe Endowment. Additional generous support is provided by the University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning