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WS1: week 4, May 11th, 2018

Homework

Read and annotate chapters 2 and 3 of Havelok the Warrior

Today’s class

  1. Creating a master annotation of chapter one of Havelock the Warrior
  2. review of types of written feedback
  3. What kinds of objective information might we use whenwriting academic reports about stories?

 

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AS1: week 4, May 11th, 2018

Homework

  1. Write a report about the Biblical story of either
    1. Noah and the flood, or
    2. the Tower of Babel.
  2. Are these Bible stories history? Why (or why not)?
  3. Leave a comment about today’s class on this blog.

Next week: textbook chapter 2.

Today’s class

  1. Group discussion and reports about the Bible stories of Noah and the flood, and the Tower of Babel.
  2. Key points of the Flood story are
    1. it was a punishment by God for disobedience and sin (not recognizing God)
    2. only one good man and his family (Noah) was saved.
    3. God told Noah to build an ark, how to build it, what size, and what to put in it (two of every kind of creature), so that they could continue life on Earth after the flood.
    4. How did Noah know that the flood was over? He sent a dove out flying. Each time the dove came back because it found no place to land, only water everywhere. But one day, it came back with an olive branch in its beak. That is how Noah knew the flood was over.
    5. After this flood, God promised never to punish human beings with a flood again, and he set a rainbow as a sign of his promise.
  3. Key points of Babel story
    1. People became proud and no longer worshiped God
    2. King Nimrod decided to build a tower that would reach to heaven. He was proud and vain and did not worship or recognize God.
    3. God was angry, and decided to punish them, but he had promised never to send another flood.
    4. He confused the people’s  languages, so that they could not communicate and so they had to stop building the tower.
    5. Maybe the most famous Babel painting is the Tower of Babel by Pieter Bruegel, 1563.

 

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WS2: week 4, October 20th

Homework

Read chapter 13 and write something about it.

Today’s class

  • Discussion of some key points of chapter 12.
  • One-to-one conferencing with students about their writing (chapter 10 & chapter 11).

 

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AS2: week 4, October 20th

Homework

  1. Continue with your independent study.
  2. Read chapter 3 of “In The Heart of the Rockies” (download it here: ITHOTR_MS_Simplified_ch3  )

Today’s class

  1. Discussion of chapters 1-2 of ITHOTR.
  2. There are many ways to use this text to learn about USA history. Some examples were given in class.
  3. Watch the first few scenes of “Far and Away“, a movie about two young Irish people who leave Ireland looking for freedom and riches in America.

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WS1, week 4, May 12th 2017

Homework

Read chapter 3 and write a short summary of the key  events.

Today’s class

  1. Free writing:
    1. Why am I in this class?
  2. Mini-lecture on how to write a book report (common mistakes)
  3. Chapter 2 MCQs and checking of answers.

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AS1, week 4, May 12th, 2017

Homework

  1. Choose another book or movie from the list.
  2. Read it/watchi it.
  3. Write a short report.
    1. Use the format shown in the April 28th blog post

Today’s class

  1. Mini-lecture: why I don’t mark your papers with a red pen.
  2. Free writing: why I’m in this class (5 mins)
  3. Textbook p. 15 ①+②
  4. Chapter 2:
    1. Discuss in groups of 4/5 the meaning of each section
    2. Mini-lecture from Sheffner on additional background information on each section
    3. Sections covered:
      1. Stonehenge
      2. The Celts
      3. The Romans

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WS2, week 4, October 14th, 2016

Homework

TMN chapter 14 MCQs. Click here to download: mn_mcq_ch14

Today’s class

  1. The Wizard of Oz, chapter 35 “Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain!”
    1. Japanese subtitles.
    2. Translate into English
    3. Original English
    4. Translate back into Japanese
    5. Who is he?
    6. What differences are there between the man and the Wizard of Oz?
    7. Why does he say this?
    8. What does this phrase mean today? How is it used, do you think?
  2. TMN, chapter 13 MCQs. Download the file here: mn_mcq_ch13

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AS2, WEEK 4, OCTOBER 14TH, 2016

Homework

  1. On the map of Europe and the Americas,
    1. find and colour
      1. Scandinavia
      2. Spain,
      3. England
      4. France
      5. the Netherlands
    2. mark Leif Ericssons journey
  2. Who were the first Europeans who came to America? Read the handout about the Vikings, then write a definition sentence, like you did for “the first Americans”.
  3. Migration (abstract noun), to migrate (verb), a migrant (person). Write a similar list of 3 variations on these words from the handout:
    1. colonists
    2. discover
    3. coast
  4. Read pp 5-6 of the story “In the Heart of the Rockies” and answer these questions:
    1. Which is the cheaper way to America, by steamship or sailing ship?
    2. How long does it take by steamer?
    3. Where does Tom get on the steamer?
    4. What is the name of Tom’s steamer?

Today’s class

  1. What movie from the list did you warch last week?
    1. Where did you find it? (In the DWC library? At a rental store? On the internet (Hulu, Netflix, etc)?
  2. What easy-reading book have you read or started reading?
  3. Handout: the earliest Americans
    1. Definition sentence.
    2. what is a land bridge?
  4. Textbook p. 13 True/False.
  5. On your loose leaf paper, rewrite your homeowork definition sentence about Joseph (from the movie “Far and Away”).
  6. Rewrite your answer to the question about “In the Heart of the Rockies”.

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WS1, week 4, May 13th, 2016

Homework

  • Read chapter 2.
  • Answer the MCQs (download them here: MN_MCQ_ch2
  • Prepare your movie presentation (next week: Ms. Goto and Hirota on the movie “Prince Caspian“).

Today’s class

  1. Presentation on the movie “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” by Ms. Aoki and Chatani.
    1. Write some notes about the presentation content
    2. Give some written feedback to the presenters.
  2. Group discussions about difficult to understand passages in chapter 1.
    1. Give a score and some comment (good points, points to be improved) to the discussing team.

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AS1, week 4, May 13th, 2016

 

Homework

  • Prepare your movie 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 chapter 2 of the textbook.

Today’s class

  1. Add “Elizabeth” and “Elizabeth the Golden Age” to the movie list.
  2. Group discussions of student questions about page 5-6 of the textbook.

 

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