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Jordan/Benvenga English 11

Here is a link for the video “To Build a Fire” we will compare the movie to the short story by Jack London.

Here is a link for the video/powerpoint about Bret Harte’s life and works.

Here is a link for the video on the Outcasts of Poker Flats by Bret Harte.

Here is a link to the OpenEd ACT Test Prep website. 



Feb. 6th – Continue reading The Red Badge of Courage (discussion grade)

Feb. 7th – Continue reading The Red Badge of Courage 

Feb. 8th – Continue reading The Red Badge of Courage and Current Events read (grade)

Jan. 16, 2018 – Recap On Civil Disobedience – Talk about Edgar Allen Poe (see page 201 in our textbook) and read/listen to the Purloined Letter (see handout). Read ( p.140) and discuss “Stanzas on Freedom” by James Russell Lowell.

Jan. 17, 2018 – We will watch a video on Abraham Lincoln and prepare to transition to the Civil War era. Read 270 – 276 in our text. 

Jan. 18, 2018 – Vocab quiz from Poe’s writing. (grade) We will  watch two videos with background information on Stephen Crane before we begin reading The Red Badge of Courage.

Jan. 19, 2018 – We will watch 3 short video clips about Civil Disobedience today and complete a Summary-Go-Round. (grade).

Ammon Bundy – short video 

Lowry: Bundy Ranch Standoff Among The 'American Tradition of Civil Disobedience' Second video

Bundy Ranch Standoff: The Federal Government Should Not be in the Real-estate Business. Third video

Tuesday, Jan. 9th – We will watch short video on Transcendalism as an introduction to the era. Then we will read pages 153-155 in our text book before we watch a longer video (on which we will take notes for a grade). 

Wednesday, Jan. 10th – We will read about Emerson on page 156 in our textbooks and discuss before we read about Thoreau on page 169 in the text and prepare the background for Walden on pages 170-178. 

Thursday, Jan. 11th – We will read and discuss what we have read  Civil Disobedience - pages 185 – 189.Here is a link to an audio of the essay as it is read aloud.  If time allows we will read page 140 in our text – Freedom by James Russell Lowell.

Friday, Jan. 12th – We will read an article and complete a Claims-Evidence form about the five reasons Alabama won the National Championship. 


Jan 3, 2018 – We will hand back essays and the DWA from last semester and work on a roadmap for this semester/

Jan 4, 2018 – Read Snow Bound on page 148 of our textbooks and discuss. (grade on discussion)

Jan 5, 2018 – We will read an article and complete a Claims/Evidence form. (grade on completed form)