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Historical Context:
Artistic Movements:
Literary Movements:
Philosophical Movements:
Literary Focus:
Vocabulary Focus
Grammar-Writing Focus
Literature From the Text Book
Novels, Plays, Supplemental Reading
Current Events



Historical Context:

Focus Questions:
  1. How would you characterize the time period? (Major themes, moods, etc.)
  2. What were the three of four most important events, advances, etc?
    1. Provide a time-table (create or link to one) that provides a more complete picture
  3. Who were the three or four most important historical figures from the period?
    1. Provide a table with other notable figure with links to biographical information.
  4. What world events were important during this period and how did these events affect America?



Artistic Movements:

Focus Questions:
  1. How would you characterize the time period from an artistic standpoint? (Major themes, moods, etc.)
  2. What were the three of four most important artistic movements? (include visuals and links)
    1. What was the focus (theme) of each movement?
    2. How did historical events influence each movement?
    3. What medium did each movement focus on, if any?
    4. What innovations were apparent in each movement?
  3. Who were the three or four most important artists (include visuals and links) from the period?
    1. Provide a table with other notable artists with links to biographical information.
  4. What world events were important during this period and how did these events affect the artistic movements of the period?



Literary Movements:

Focus Questions:
  1. How would you characterize the time period from a literary standpoint? (Major themes, moods, etc.)
  2. What were the three of four most important literary movements? (include visuals and links)
    1. What was the focus (theme) of each movement?
    2. How did historical events influence each movement?
    3. What type of literature (poetry/prose, fiction/non-fiction, etc.) did each movement focus on, if any?
    4. What innovations were apparent in each movement?
  3. Who were the three or four most important writers (include visuals and links) from the period?
    1. Provide a table with other notable writers with links to biographical information.
  4. What world events were important during this period and how did these events affect the literary movements of the period?



Philosophical Movements:

Focus Questions:
  1. How would you characterize the time period from a philosophical standpoint? (Major themes, moods, etc.)
  2. What were the three of four most important philosophical movements? (include visuals and links)
    1. What was the focus (theme) of each movement?
    2. How did historical events influence each movement?
    3. What previous philosphical movement influenced each movement?
  3. Who were the three or four most important philosophers (include visuals and links) from the period?
    1. Provide a table with other notable philosophers with links to biographical information.
  4. What world events were important during this period and how did these events affect the philosophical movements of the period?



Literary Focus:

For each of the assigned terms:
  1. Create a new page for the literary term along with a link to the new page
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# Provide a definition of the term
  1. Provide an example of how the term is used from a known literary work (when possible, link to the work)
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# Provide an audio clip of the proper pronunciation of the term as well as your literary example
  1. Remember: Pictures make it good.




Vocabulary Focus:

Provide the following for each set of terms:
  1. Example sentences (Complete by the due date)
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# Two activities (Complete by the due date)
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  1. Weekly quiz (Due the day before the quiz will be taken)



Grammar-Writing Focus:

Provide the following for each set of terms or concepts:
  1. Explanations or definitions (Complete by the due date)
  2. Examples (Complete by the due date)
  3. One comprehensive activity per term or concept (Complete by the due date)
  4. Weekly quiz (Due the day before the quiz will be taken)




Literature from the Text Book:

Use the pre-reading selections from the text (focus on the Literary Analysis section), this link , and the Review and Assess questions following each reading selection to prepare a discussion of the assigned section.

Your discussion should include the following sections:

  1. An introductory page with a paragraph introducing a central unifying theme, main idea, or focus tying all of the assigned literature together. You might want to regard this as the thesis of your discussion, with each of the accompanying reading selections acting as support for this thesis.
  2. A separate main page for each of the reading selections that introduces the work and ties it in to the central unifying theme; provides a close reading of the selection, with passages from the text and accompanying analysis that focuses on the literary techniques introduced in the Literary Analysis section preceding each selection; includes focused, detailed discussion questions to lead your peers in a discussion of the reading selection and an accompanying answer on a separate page.
  3. A works-cited page that lists every resource you used in preparation for your discussion. Include on this page your group information, including inividual names (jsmith), period, and class title (AP English III).




Prose-Longer Works
Use the pre-reading selections from the text, this link , and the following questions to prepare a discussion of the assigned novels or plays for this unit.

  1. What is the time period and how does it affect the literary style?
  2. What is the author's purpose in writing the selected piece?
  3. What literary techniques does the author employ in achieving his or her purpose?
  4. How is the literature characteristic of the time period?





Current Events:

Activities/Procedures:
Students need to choose a world news article via a news web site of sufficient geopolitical importance. Using the source article, create a discussion that focuses on:
  1. The global importance of the issues raised by the article
  2. The national importance of the issues raised by the article
  3. How the issue(s) affect us on the local level.

Inthe class, the presenter uses a map to point out the location of the cityand country being discussed in the article.

Links to Related Sources:
CNN World News
Online Newspapers
British Newspaper
International Herald Tribune
CNNSI