Summarize the story of how Dorothy meets the Tin Woodman and his story of how or why he became a tin man.
(Click the video below to watch the Tin Man episode, which begins at the 40:44 mark.)
- Write a summary in your own words about Emily Dickinson, using the “Afterword” of the book “Emily” and the Wikipedia and other pages that we read.
- We watched a bit of the movie “The Wizard of Oz” and read most of the chapter “The Rescue of the Tin Woodman”, from the book “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz”.
Prepare your book and movie presentation, if you have not done your presentation yet (today, Nov. 30th). Dec. 7th class has been cancelled. Makeup class will be on Saturday Dec. 15th (not Dec. 8th as I announced in class.) For presentation guidelines, see last week’s blog post here.
Everyone must do their book and movie presentation twice. If you did your book-and-movie presentation Nov 30th or earlier, please do it again on Dec. 14th.
- You must
- include historical background and
- say what readers can learn about American history from the movie or the book (or both).
- Give the key points.
- A point is “the important or essential thing”.
- A key point is “the most important or essential thing” about the movie and the book.
Student “movie and book” presentations.
- How does Digory grow in this story? Compare how he is at the beginning (when he meets Polly; when Polly disappears), in the middle (in the Wood Between the Worlds, in Charn) and at the end (meeting Aslan, in the garden). Explain why he changes.
1-to-1 conferencing about students’ writing.
No class next week (Dec. 8th). Makeup on Saturday, Dec. 9th, 3rd period (13:15-14:45)
Continue your independent study.
- Remaining presentations
- Choosing the best presentation
- Key cultural points about American/Western thinking
- The first European visitors and settlers
- Why they came
- Where they settled
- “Who will let you build these buildings?
- “How will you force (your customers) to accept your ideas?”
- “I won’t force anyone. And I will not be forced.”
What makes a good presentation? Think about the presentations you saw in class today:
- which ones were good and which not so good?
- Why were the good ones good?
- Why were the not-so-good ones not so good?
- Be specific. Give concrete examples.