I post here daily about what we accomplished in class each day, including handouts and links available to students on my CANVAS site.
Day 8, Sem. 1
Most of our class time today was devoted to the beginning of our first literature unit. Students presented vocabulary words to the class from our list of words in the Epic of Gilgamesh. Then, I presented background information to students while they took notes, including notes on the Hero's Journey cycle as defined by Joseph Campbell and explained in the video below. Finally, we read the introduction to the epic (p. 23 of text -- copy of textbook pages available on Canvas) and outlined the various conflicts that helped to define Gilgamesh's character and status quo. I tried to save 10 minutes at the end of class for independent reading, but some classes were cut a little short. I'll give them extra time for reading tomorrow to make up for it.
Homework: Finish peer editing of classmate's ACES paragraph about the benefits of reading literary fiction. Due tomorrow, 9/8, at the beginning of class.
Allison Houck, MAT