Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Monday, January 25, 2010

POS: Final Blog Quest

A. View the clips below and respond in a brief paragraph.

CBS News: Musical Savants

CBS News: Musical Savants 2

CBS News: Musical Savants 3

B. 6 Degrees of Wikipedia:

1. Neil Young - crustacea
2. Taylor Swift - Cheeze Whiz
3. Lil' Wayne - United States Secretary of State
4. Bob Dylan - Buffalo Wings

C. Any leftover time should be devoted to Quizlet review for the Final Exam.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Electric Newt Squad: Stephen Wiltshire

Click here to visit Stephen Wiltshire's website. Mr. Wiltshire is an artistic savant who is capable of reproducing incredibly detailed landscapes from memory.

1. On the left, click on "My Videos". Watch at least four of the videos and offer a commentary for each.

2. Visit his "Gallery" and browse through his work. Identify his most impressive drawing and his most impressive painting; offer explanation for each.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Lord of the Flies: English I

Open Response Essay: Lord of the Flies is set during the mid 2oth century. If a group of young men were put in the same situation today, how might they fare? Does our modern culture better equip us for such scenarios, or would we be at a disadvantage? Explain.

This essay is due on Friday, January 22.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

POS: The Last Waltz

You will complete a final song analysis, along with a corresponding song rating system form, for submission as a part of your final exam. Your analysis must also be posted to your blog. The catch? The song you select must be from your theme-genre and score at least 120 points (remember the 50 point baseline).