Monday, December 16, 2013

Friday, December 13th, 2013

Dear Junior Honors Kids,

If you missed class today, we completed the following:

1. We reviewed assignments due next week, such as the final 1/3 to your memoir assignment, which is due on THURSDAY. ACT 3 quiz will also take place on TUESDAY. Each student received a review sheet highlighting significant quotes and their corresponding quotes. This is also due on TUESDAY..

2. We then proceeded to act out ACT 3...SO WELL DONE!

3. We then discussed the possible areas in ACT 3 that could be identified as the CLIMAX. These are the three lines we felt highlighted the CLIMAX:
"NO!" (Elizabeth)
"You are the Devil's man. I go your way no more." (Mary Warren)
'I say... I say GOD is dead." (John Proctor)

4. We also reviewed WHY each of the above sections could be justified as the CLIMAX.
5. This was beneficial, as you will be given the opportunity to write an introductory and body paragraph as part of your ACT 3 QUIZ on Tuesday!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Dear Juniors,

I have included the body paragraph for you below that we wrote in relationship to the "hysteria theme topic." I hope this helps.

2. We started reading ACT 3

In Arthur Miller’s, The Crucible, many universal and relevant themes exist. One such theme pertains to the topic of hysteria. Hysteria enables the people of Salem to view illogical behavior as acceptable, in that their neighbors,  whom they have always considered upstanding citizens, are now committing absurd and unbelievable crimes, such as killing babies and consorting with the devil. The characters of Samuel Parris, Mary Warren, and Abigail Williams accept and become actively involved in the hysterical climate, because it gives them the power to act on grudges and repressed feeling

1. Article #4 entitled "Paying the Price for her Silence" is due on FRIDAY!
2. We changed the due date for "DESK TOP TEACHING" to Wednesday, January 8th!
3. Remember that the final 1/3 for your memoir text is due on the 19th

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

Dear Juniors,
If you missed class on Tuesday, we completed the following:
1. Students were introduced to a new assignment entitled "HELL, FIRE and DAMNATION SERMON." I have posted a copy of the assignment below. THIS IS DUE ON THURSDAY!

2. We completed reading ACT 2....Well done, Austin, Jessie, Natasha, Eli, and Roger

. An explanation was given regarding your "Hell, Fire and Damnation Sermon" which is due on Tuesday, December 7th. I have included a copy of the assignment for you below. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Hell, Fire, and Damnation….
DUE DATE:________________
Now that you have a greater concept of the Puritan’s strict code, and Rev. Parris’ verbal abuse toward his congregation (hell, hell, and more hell), it is time for you to write your own “Hell, Fire, and Damnation” sermon. You may choose to have your sermon follow a 1692 Puritan theme, or it may follow a 21st century theme where you discuss aspects of your modern culture which you, as the preacher, feel will bring mankind closer to hell. Below, you will find two examples of past sermons. The first one is more of a modern day version, and the second follows the Puritan code. When I’ve given this assignment in the past, some of my students have chosen to mock aspects in our society that they believe would bring us towards “Hell.” If you want to make fun of something go ahead and do so
Example #1
            The gapes of hell are beckoning you, for you have sinned and the wrath of God echoes through the halls of Timpanogos High School. He will seek to destruction if you do not change your licentious and carnal ways. Cursed be your name, as you have afflicted a public display of affection upon the innocent. The na├»ve eyes of the innocent victims, see you touch, kiss and caress in the halls, thus causing God to boil with rage. Learn self-control, young sinners, or the Fiend will continue to taunt and tease you with lustful ways. Your evil thoughts must be removed. It is not wise to know your fellow classmates as you do. Gather the strength in yourself and reach out to heaven, or God will cut off your hand if you reach for your “lover” in the halls again, and force you to take an endless ice cold shower.  You must control your desires. This is your crucible, your test, to prove to god that you can overcome such a weakness. Search for the light of God. If not, Lucifer will drag you down to his fiery chaotic realm, where you will have a “red light” placed above your head forever.
Example #2
            The pit is prepared, the fire is made ready, the furnace is now hot ready to receive them who have altered from the path of the Lord. The flames of hell now rage and glow with excitement, as they await the unjust. You have the power to be forgiven and repent. Christ has thrown the door of mercy wide open, and stands at the door calling and crying with a loud voice to poor sinners; a say where many are flocking to him, and pressing into the kingdom of God. Many are daily coming from the east, west, north, and south; many that were very lately in the same miserable condition that you are in, are now in a happy state, with their hearts filled with love to him who has loved them, and washed them from their sins in his own blood, and rejoicing in hope of the glory of God. How awful is it to be left behind at such a day! To see so many others feasting, while you are perishing. If you do not come unto him, God will hold you over the pit of hell, much as one holds a spider, or some loathsome insect if the fire. Therefore, let everyone that is of Christ, awake and fly toward the redeemer before the fires of Hell burn your soul.
1.Your sermon must be TYPED, DOUBLE SPACED, using 12 POINT.
2. Your sermon should be at least ¾ in length.
3. Please structure your paper using MLA format.
4. You may use PASSIVE voice for this assignment as it is not an academic essay.
5. You must include one connection to The Crucible.  Please identify the connection with italicized/bold type.
6. You must include a minimum of TEN vocabulary words in your “sermon.” Please identify the vocabulary words through underlined/bold type.
2. We completed reading Act 2!

1. Your sermon is due on THURSDAY!