Sunday, March 22, 2015

Humanities: Foreshadowing & Symbolism: Of Mice & Men and To Kill a Mockingbird


Today we'll start as we do every Monday with an LNG.


From there, we'll discuss the results of your foreshadowing work from Friday, connecting the dots between Steinbeck's first chapter of Of Mice & Men and what follows in the rest of the novel.

Remember, Steinbeck was a designer.  He wanted his users to have very specific reactions to his worked with intention.

In fact, take a look at these 6 tips on writing from the man himself.   How do these tips help us better understand what he intended to do with Of Mice & Men?  How can you see them reflected in the novel he wrote?


We are going to study the film To Kill a Mockingbird at the end of this week.  To help us, we are going to tune up our symbolism lens, as well as our photography and videography skills.

Today we will watch just the first three minutes of the film.  Just like a Of Mice & Men, the opening tells us a great deal about the end.  We will be making predictions of what we believe this film will be about, what will happen, and what sorts of symbolism we will encounter.  How can we do this?  Because we've uncovered Speak and Of Mice & Men.  We can do this.  We're ready for the challenge of making some evidence & pattern-based predictions.

The clip is the Humanities OUT folder.

You'll need to grab screencaps from the film and put them in the graphic organizer I've placed there as well.


Blog.  3+ Posts
Req'd Post.  Foreshadowing with Pictures.  Tell a 3 to 5 picture story in images that uses at least one instance of foreshadowing in the first image.  How can you hint at what will happen in the end by hinting in the first image?  You may take photos or draw this story.  Explain your thinking at the end.
Due.  Friday, Mar 27.  Last Req'd Post of the Quarter.

Of Mice & Men Foreshadowing Graphic Organizer.
Due.  Today.  Mar 23.

To Kill a Mockingbird Foreshadowing Graphic Organizer.
Due.  Tuesday.  Mar 24.

Romeo & Juliet Projects.  Due ASAP.

Theme Song Essay Revisions.  Due ASAP.  

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