Assignments due for the week of February 19th, 2018


Continue to work on your group project of creating a TV ad to support the Senate candidate. Contact your partners this week and make sure all are working from the same script. Bring any props (or music) you may need to do a “professional” presentation. Be creative and be sure to illustrate the logical fallacies assigned to your group.

Quick Looks at Great Books

Continue your reading of The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas and answer questions 52-76 in your study guide.

Abridged version – Chapters 28-41
Unabridged version – Chapters 36-62

You will encounter lots of suspense in Rome and a whole cast of new characters in Paris! We’ll go over each character and the French names in class. 🙂

Watch the following video link of the current celebration of Mardi Gras in Italy:

Enjoy this video tour of the Chateau d’If as it is today.

Explorations in British Literature

Read the excerpt from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein on pages 115-117A and answer the three questions. Read John Keats’s “Ode to a Nightingale” on pages 120 and 121. On page 122 list the words or phrases that appeal to each of your senses in each of the columns. Read the excerpts from Jane Austen’s novels on pages 125-129 and write a paragraph describing the society of early-nineteenth-century England. On pages 133-137 read Tennyson’s poem “The Lady of Shalott”. In Part B, write a paragraph to tell the story of the poem. We will do Part C in class.

Use the following link to listen to the oral reading of “Ode to a Nightingale” as you follow in your notebook:

Listen to the following link, along with music and video illustration, as you follow in your notebook for “The Lady of Shalott” by Alfred Lord Tennyson.


Prepare the oral report you were assigned and present the summary to the class.

Be sure you have your assigned lines for Romeo and Juliet memorized for a reenactment with props and costumes. Complete the worksheet you were given on Romeo and Juliet. (Who’s to Blame?)

Secure a copy of A Midsummer Night’s Dream to begin next week.

Watch the famous monologue by Henry V that you will hear about next week: