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WS1, week 5, May 19th, 2017

Homework

  1. Find the following words and expressions in chapter 3 and use a dictionary to find their meanings.
    1. beastly (“Digory explained how beastly Uncle Andrew had been.”)
    2. bother (“Oh bother Uncle Andrew.”)
    3. pluck (“He never had the pluck to come here himself.”)
    4. do listen (“No, do listen.”)
    5. No thanks. (“And get caught by Uncle Andrew and have our rings taken away before we’ve had any fun. No thanks.”)
    6. gassing (“Well don’t keep on gassing about it.”)
    7. blast (“Blast and botheration!”)
    8. game (“I’m game if you are.”)
  2. Read chapter 4. (Don’t write your summary yet. You will write a summary in class next week. )

Today’s class

  1. Chapter 3 MCQs and checking of answers. You can download the worksheet here: MN_MCQ_ch3

“The Wood between the Worlds,” said Polly dreamily. “It sounds rather nice.” (TMN, chapter 3).

The Wood between the Worlds has touched many people’s imaginations, not only Polly’s. The picture below is one artist’s impression of that place described in chapter 3 of “The Magician’s Nephew” by C.S. Lewis.

The picture below was painted by American artist Jef Murray, who painted many other Narnia pictures.Click here to visit his website and see more.

Click the picture below to see more. pictures by other artists on the theme of “The Wood between the Worlds”.

Have any events or objects or people in the story so far inspired your imagination? Which ones?

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AS1, week 5, May 19th, 2017

Homework

  1. Choose another book or movie from the list
    1. This is report #2.  report #3. My mistake, sorry.
    2. Read it/watch it.
    3. Write a short report.
    4. Use the format shown in the April 28th blog post
      1. Double-spaced, please.
  2. Textbook pp 25-27
    1. p. 25 ①+② (write your answers in the textbook)
    2. p. 26 ③ + ④ (on looseleaf)
    3. p. 27 ①+② (in the textbook
  3. Read chapter 3 to prepare for next week’s class.

Today’s class

  1. What British movie did you watch or what British  book did you read or are you reading?
  2. Textbook p. 19-24. Check the meaning, especially the key words I wrote on the board.
  3. Mini-lecture on each section.
  4. Write a few sentences about each section.
  5. Make a timeline showing the main events from Stonehenge (BCE 2,500) to the Spanish Armada (1588).

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AS2, WEEK 5, OCTOBER 21ST, 2016

Homework

  1. “In the Heart of the Rockies”.
    1. Your impressions.
      1. Interesting?
      2. Difficult?
      3. Want to read more?
  2. Make your own movie list and report. Keep all your movie reports together and separate from your other written work for this class.
    1. Write a short report (B5) about one move from the list.
      1. Title (in English)
      2. Title (in Japanese)
      3. Date you watched it
      4. Response: Start with 1 or 2 definition sentences, then write your impressions. What did you learn about US history from this movie?
    2. Write a short (B5 x 1) report about an Easy Reading book from the Easy Reading list.
      1. Title
      2. Date(s) you read  it
      3. Level
      4. Response: start with 1 or 2 definition sentences, then write your impressions of the story.  What did you learn about US history or culture from this book?

Today’s class

  1. Reviewed definition sentences about Joseph (from the movie “Far and Away”).
    1. Joseph is a young, poor, hard-working, ambitious tenant farmer on the coast of Ireland, who loves his father and also likes fighting.
  2. Checked answers to other homework questions:
    1. Show Leif Ericson’s journey on the map of the Atlantic.
    2. Who were the first Europeans?
      1. They were Vikings from Scandinavia. Leif Ericson established a colony  in 1001 in what is now Canada, but abandoned it after a few years.
    3. colony, to colonize, a colonist; a discovery, to discover, a discoverer; a coast, to coast, coastal (adjective).
    4. “In the Heart of the Rockies”.
      1. Which is cheaper to go to the US, by steamship or sailing ship?
        1. A: They are both the same.
      2. How long does it take by steamer?
        1. A: 10 days.
      3. Where does Tom get on the steamer?
        1. A: Liverpool.
      4. What is the name of Tom’s steamship?
        1. The “Parthia”.
  3. Textbook.
    1. p. 14 Before/After
    2. p. 15 Quiz before you read about New York.
  4. Projects for this 2nd semester
    1. poster presentation Dec. 2
      1. on any topic of USA history.
    2. The department will make a booklet of the best work of all students in the AS2  classes. Hand in a digital version of your best work on the last day of class, Jan. 20th.

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WS2, week 5, October 21st, 2016

Homework

  1. Your impressions of “The Magician’s Nephew”
    1. The highlights?
    2. What other stories (English or Japanese) does it remind you of? Why (give examples.)
    3. Is the book’s message positive, negative or neutral? Why? (Gives examples.)

Today’s class

  1. Chapter 14 MCQs, answers checked.
  2. Chapter 15 MCQs.

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AS1, week 5, May 20th, 2016

Homework

  • Choose a movie from the list (download the list here: Brit movie List
  • Email me before next Friday to tell mewhich movie you have chosen and the names of the student(s) giving the presentation.
  • Choose another book from the Easy Reading list, borrow it from the library and start reading. (Download the list here:  AS1_Easy_reading_library_list
  • Read the first 2 pages of chapter 2 of the textbook.

Today’s class

  1. Add “Bend it Like Beckham” (starring Keira Knightley) and “King Arthur” (2004 and also starring Keira Knightley) to the movie list.
  2. Watched parts of “Excalibur” (1981).
    1. Made notes and questions.
  3. Discussion about the movie.

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WS2, week 5, October 23, 2015

Homework (update)

  • Prepare your presentation.
  • Easy reading: read an easy reading book from the “Easy Reading” section of the library.
  • Record the details on your “ Reading List”. Include the following items:
    • Title, author, level, genre, comment
  •  Chapter 13 Short Essay questions.

Today’s class

  1. Checked answers to the
    1. chapter 13 MCQs
    2. chapter 13 Short Answer Questions
    3. chapter 12 Short Essay questions.

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AS2, week 5, October 23, 2015

Homework (update)

  • Choose a US history topic for your presentation. Tell me next week.
  • Ms. Aoeda, Arimitsu, Bando E. and Bando Y., please prepare a presentation for next week.
  • Presentation topics:
    • This semester, you can freely choose any topic of U.S. history that you like.
    • I suggest you choose a person or a group of people as the main point of your presentation.
    • In addition, you may choose any topic in the textbook, any U.S.A. history-related book that you have read, or any movie from the movie list that you have seen.
  • Here is the presentation schedule:AS2_Presentation_Schedule
  • Find the original English version of the Bill of Rights.
    • How many amendments are there?
  • Find a Japanese translation of the Bill of Rights and bring it to class.
  • Read an easy reading  book about US history. Note the title, author, level, period of history.
    • Keep your list on one sheet of paper.
  • Find one of the movies on the movie list. Watch the movie. Write the details on the movie list worksheet. Show me your list next week.
  • Bring your easy reading list and your movie list to class next week.

Today’s class

  1. Textbook page 14, questions 1 and 3 on looseleaf.
  2. Textbook p. 17 “Check your comprehension”
  3. Textbook p. 19, A
  4. PREAMBLE to the Declaration of Independence:
    1. “When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”
  5. All mankind… being all equal and independent, no one ought to harm another in his life, health, liberty or possessions. – John Locke, Second Treatise of Civil Government, chapter 2.
  6. From the Japanese Constitution
    1. 第十三条 すべて国民は、個人として尊重される。生命、自由及び幸福追求に対する国民の権利については、公共の福祉に反しない限り、立法その他の国政の上で、最大の尊重を必要とする。Article 13. All of the people shall be respected as individuals. Their right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness shall, to the extent that it does not interfere with the public welfare, be the supreme consideration in legislation and in other governmental affairs.

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WS1, week 5, May 15th, 2015

Homework:

  1. Continue with your easy reading (click here for a list of recommended stories  WS1_Easy_reading_library_list )
  2. Prepare your presentation (click here to see the presentation schedule  WRITING SKILLS 1 PRESENTATION SCHEDULE     )
  3. Read chapter 4.
  4. Take the quiz for chapter 3 (see below the picture).
  5. Take the quiz for chapter 2
  6. Send me an email.

Today’s class:

  1. Presentations by
    1. Ms. Otome on chapter 3
    2. Ms. Anan on “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”.
  2. Key points of chapter 3:
    1. When (and why)? This takes place after Digory has put on the ring in Uncle Andrew’s study to rescue Polly and bring her back.
    2. Where? This chapter takes place in the Wood Between the Worlds.
    3. Who? Only Polly and Digory appear in this chapter.
    4. What (happens)? Thanks to the yellow magic ring, Digory appears in the Wood Between the Worlds through a pool. At first, he cannot remember anything. He feels very sleepy and comfortable. Then he sees Polly and she sees him. Slowly, they remember what happened: about Uncle Andrew and the magic rings. They decide to go home, but Digory wants to explore the other pools. First, they make sure they can go home by using the green rings, but quickly return to the Wood Between the Worlds by using the yellow rings.  Digory marks the pool which can take them home by cutting out some grass next to it, then they jump into another pool to explore another world.

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AS1, wk5, May 15th, 2015

Homework:

  1. Continue your easy reading. Update: Here is a list of recommended titles related to Britain and British history in the DWC library “Easy Reading” section. 
  2. Prepare your presentation (click here for the presentation schedule:   ACADEMIC SKILLS 1 PRESENTATION SCHEDULE updated )
  3. Take the quiz on chapter 3 (coming soon; please come back tomorrow if you don’t see the quiz).
  4. If you cannot attend tomorrow’s makeup class, write a summary of the key points of chapter 3 (about 200 words) and give it to me next class (Friday, May 22nd).
  5. (Take the quiz on chapter 2)
  6. (Send me an email)

 
[WpProQuiz 4]
Today’s class

  1. Easy reading (10 minutes)
  2. Reading report on h/o “My Reading List”. (Click here to download: My_Reading_List )
  3. Presentation schedule.  Presentations should be
    1. about 3 minutes
    2. in English, but with some Japanese help for your classmates
    3. can use handouts or Powerpoint
  4. Started reading and summarising chapter 3.

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