Suggestions for Approaching Poetry
Assume that it will be necessary to read a poem more than once. Give yourself a chance to become familiar with what the poem has to offer. Like a peace of music, a poem becomes more pleasurable with each encounter. Do pay attention to the title; it will often provide a helpful context for the […]
Here’s an idea that could snowball!
Find a “copyright-free” etext online at, say, Project Gutenberg or here or here Start a new blog. Parse your etext into manageable chunks and insert into your blog. Add graphics and organizers. Edit theme. Voila. Look at Castle of Otranto and The Jesuit Relations and the History of New France as examples. Search for works […]
Grade 10 Mages reflect on the last week
Recall images, faces, reactions, hecklers, stumbles, successes from the last week preparing and performing for the elementary students. See if you can’t work into your reflections a discussion of the postulates: can something come from nothing? does God exist? is our soul immortal? is our will our own? As well, discuss the presence of fear […]
Plato’s Cave Allegory
from Republic, BOOK VII And now, I said, let me show in a figure how far our nature is enlightened or unenlightened: Behold! human beings living in a underground den, which has a mouth open towards the light and reaching all along the den; here they have been from their childhood, and have their legs […]