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WS1: week 14, July 21st, 2017

Homework

  1. Read chapter 9 of TMN and answer the MCQs (download them here:   )
  2. Read the Bible, Genesis chapters 1-3 (in Japanese).
  3. Either
    1. Bring your Bible to class next week or
    2. Print out Genesis chapters 1-3 in both English and Japanese and bring to class next week.
    3. What is the relationship between God and man in
      1. the Bible
      2. TMN?
  4. Bring all your writings for this class (assignments, MCQs, etc) to class next Friday. You will do some writing in class and you will need your textbook and your written work.

Today’s class

  1. Class survey
  2. Feedback for Sheffner
    1. Self-evaluation ?/100 + reasons. Evaluate yourself and give yourself a score out of 100 for what you have done in this class this semester (homework, presentations, reports, etc). Explain your reasons for your score.
    2. Sheffner evlauation: ?/100 + reasons. Evaluate your instructor for his work in this class this semester. Explain your reasons for your score.
    3. What did you learn in this class this semester?
    4. Any other comments – e.g. about the textbook, assignments, blog, presentations, etc.

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AS1: week 14, July 21st, 2017

Homework

Collect all your writings for this class and bring them to class next week. You will do one final piece of writing in class, using your textbook and your own writings.

Today’s class

  1. Class survey
  2. Feedback for Sheffner
    1. Self-evaluation ?/100 + reasons. Evaluate yourself and give yourself a score out of 100 for what you have done in this class this semester (homework, presentations, reports, etc). Explain your reasons for your score.
    2. Sheffner evlauation: ?/100 + reasons. Evaluate your instructor for his work in this class this semester. Explain your reasons for your score.
    3. What did you learn in this class this semester?
    4. Any other comments – e.g. about the textbook, assignments, blog, presentations, etc.

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WS1: week 13, July 14th, 2017

Homework

Collect all your writing for this class and bring them to the last class on July 28th

Today’s class

  1. We discussed the picture “The Voluptuary” and the descriptions of Jadis and how it is important to always support a claim with objective facts as evidence.
  2. We discussed the key charactersitics of a fairy tale.
  3. Writing: the characteristics of a fairy tale and of a myth.

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AS1: week 13, July 14th, 2017

Homework

  1. Choose four claims from chapters 4-7 in the textbook, find detailed evidence for them, and (if necessary) given an explanation.
    • This will be a written paper, in academic format.
    • Choose at least one claim of fact (e.g. Margaret Thatcher was the first woman prime minister of Britain) and at last one claim of judgement (e.g. David Beckham is the most famous English footballer).
    • List all your sources of information.
  2. Collect together all your writings for this class and bring them to the last class, July 28th. You will need them to do your final writing.

 

Today’s class

Presentations by 12 students.

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WS1: week 12, July 7th, 2017

Homework

  • Choose a myth you are familiar with.
    • It can be a creation myth, but it does not have to be.
    • It can be a Japanese myth or the myth of some other culture (e.g. Tanabata)
    • If necessary, read the myth again.
    • Explain what a myth is.
    • How is it different from other types of story, e.g. a fairy tale?

Today’s class

  1. Reviewed Queenie’s claim and evidence.
  2. Looked at picture 2, “the Voluptuary” and drew inferences from the observable evidence in the picture.
  3. Look at the pictures of Jadis in TMN. What kind of person do you think she is from the information in the textbook (illustrations AND text)?
    1. Write 4 claims
    2. Support your claims with  evidence from the textbook.

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WS1: week 11, June 30th, 2017

Homework

Today’s class

  1. Checked answers to ch. 8 MCQs.
  2. Presentation by Ms. Yamauchi
  3. Slip or trip? The Queenie mystery.
    1. List the evidence (what you can see in the picture + the autopsy report).
    2. Write Queenie’s claim. Then list the evidence and explain if it supports Queenie’s claim or not and why or how.

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AS1: week 11, June 30th, 2017

Homework

  • Finish writing up the claim,evidence and reasons for the Queenie picture (download it here: Slip or Trip )
  • Rewrite your report, after reading my corrections and comments.

Today’s class

Slip or trip? The Queenie mystery.

  1. List the evidence (what you can see in the picture + the autopsy report).
  2. Write Queenie’s claim. Then list the evidence and explain if it supports Queenie’s claim or not and why or how.

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WS1, week 10, June 23rd, 2017

Homework

  • chapter 8 MCQs: download it here MN_MCQ_ch8
  • chapter 7 summary
  • Read a fairy story, and write a paragraph about what makes a fairy story
    • what are the characteristics of a fairy story ?
    • what makes it different from other stories?

Today’s class

  1. Checked answers to chapters 6 and 7 MCQs.
  2. Summary of chapter 7

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AS1: week 10, June 23rd, 2017

Homework

  • Write a written version of your presentation
    • use only 1 or 2 graphics from your original presentation
    • email it to me as an attached document (.doc or .docx or .rtf or .odt) by noon Thursday June 29th.
    • Email subject: AS1 Report Your Name
      • File name: AS1_Report1_Your Name
    • Your report should have 3 paragraphs:
      1. details of the book or movie (date of publicaton or release, title, author or director, etc)
      2. a short summary of the story and what kind of movie or story it is (thriller, romance, drama, etc).
      3. what you learned about Britain from this movie or book. You may have to do a little research for background information.

Today’s class

  1. Review of chapter 3.
  2. Chapter 4 – in groups of 3 students, each group study and report on a section of the chapter.
  3. Which of these people (in chapter 4) has influenced you living in modern Japan? How (in what way have they influenced your life)?

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WS1, week 9, June 16th, 2017

Homework

What makes a good presentation? Think about the presentations you saw in class today:

  1. which ones were good and which not so good?
  2. Why were the good ones good?
  3. Why were the not-so-good ones not so good?
  4. Be specific. Give concrete examples.

Today’s class

  • Student presentations

 

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