Turn in your Inferno essays by 8 PM to TII for similarity checks.
Today we will either work on our ballad presentations or present our Ballad interpretations (scary!) depending on how much time we had on block day to prepare.
* Presentations will be recorded on video and possibly used in-house as exemplars in the future or posted to this site or my private YouTube channel for for district use.
Outlines due by 8 AM.
Finish our discussion of Inferno, Circle 9, The Treacherous.
Circle 9 quiz.
Begin film: What Dreams May Come. ID at least 5 levels of Dante's Hell, how it is interpreted for the modern audience, and evaluate the effectiveness of it's use. The film will end on block day. You have until Monday to write up your response.
IF there is time, we will intro ballads and split you into groups to create a "dramatic interp" of modern ballads.
* Your Infernal Inferno Essay is due on FRIDAY. Don't procrastinate!
Because I don't want the sub collecting hard copy outlines, I'm extending the deadline for the SP outlines to 8 AM MONDAY MORNING.
Yes, you still have to read Circle 9 for HW "too".
* be SURE all your info pertains to your physical project. Do NOT write "all about" or "how to" essays. The FOCUS must be on how all info in the paper guides, alters, or is applicable to your physical project.
Are your facts and quotes vital to your physical project? If not, you are off topic. Revise.
Monday and Tuesday we will finish our discussion of Circle 8 of Dante's Inferno
Wednesday and Friday I'll be at the ERWC conference/training and YOU will work on your formal outlines for your SP term paper. Due Friday.
Bring all your needed materials to continue outlining. This should be the easy part! All your research was the challenging part. Now you are merely picking out what, of all your info, is important to the paper.
Be sure to use formal outline format and write in complete sentences. Submit to Classroom.
HW for Monday: Read Circle 9
Formal Outlines of your SP term paper are due next Friday, using full sentences. The formal outline format is shown here. Other information on the parts on the SP Essay are found here.
There are two groups who will lead the discussion on Dante's Inferno: 7th Circle of Hell. Push them to look at 1) Who, in general is in that circle/round? 2) Who is NAMED and why is that person there? 3) What is the punishment and its contrapasso? 4) ID the symbols used 5) EXACTLY what is the "sin" committed here? Go beyond the stated.
- When the conversation dwindles, tell them to read Circle 8 for Friday and that the groups should be ready to lead discussions on Friday.
- The remainder of the period..... at their tables/groups, they will create a "new" circle of Hell ala Dante. It may replace an existing level, add a "ring" TO an existing level (e.g.: 3.2), or take the place of an existing level and push all subsequent levels down (meaning there'd now be more than nine circles in Hell).
They will need to:
- state the sin and why it belongs at the level
- what is the punishment and contrapasso
- who, in general will go to this new level
- who will the mythical guards be? Why are these guards appropriate? What is their 'sin"?
- who, specifically, will be there (YES, you can "name names") and why?
- first "draft" will be due on Friday as a list of questions answered with the names of each contributing group member on the page.
- later, each will write up an individual version in prose format (more on that on Friday).
Today we spent time looking up:
- Chivalric Code: todaysmeet.com/303Chivalry
- Medieval Virtue Ethics: todaysmeet.com/303MEvirtue
- Canon Law: todaysmeet.com/303CanonLaw
- The Great Chain of Being (lecture/discussion)
HW: Read through the end of Circle 7.
On Tues: Assigned groups (remember, we assigned levels on Fri) will lead discussion on each round within Circle 7.
Discuss the well-known 7 Deadly Sins and how they are inherent "sins of incontinence". Align them with their comparable "7 Divine Virtues".
Look at the circles of Hell and how they align with the 7 Deadly Sins (Limbo, the Sin of Pride) is the first circle. The philosophers thought they "knew it all" and were "like gods".
Finish discussion of Circle two, the Lustful and continue on down to Circle three, the Gluttonous
Students will lead the discussion on the analysis of circles three, four, and five.
Remember that annotated bibs are due on FRIDAY, Oct 10 (for real this time). Ten sources from juried publications. Late paper cut off Sunday, at 10 PM. Turn in to Classroom.
- Revisions of the three short writes is due by 8 AM Sat. BUT will be accepted for credit until 8 PM on Sunday due to the distractions of the dress code protest and due to the "no work" policy of Yom Kippur (neither of these are battles I care to fight). Please don't wait until the last moment and slop-job the revisions though!
- Read Inferno from the beginning through the end of Canto 4 (Limbo). Pay attention to symbolism and the three levels Inferno operates in; personal journey, political satire, hero quest. Also, note the "voice" of Dante the Poet vs Dante the Pilgrim.
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