British Literature Online with Mr. Calver
|Mt. Carmel High School|
In-Class: My classroom is E-5. You are expected in class on the first day and on time. Before you go "online" it is very important that you show up so I can go over class details with you. If you can't show up the first 2 days, your counselor will be notified and you will be immediately dropped. We will be meeting on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday only of this week. If you miss any of these classes you are jeopardizing being in online class. Remember, there is a wait list of people who would love to be online. If you can't do the work, someone else will.
We will take role, you can get to know me and we will go over online classroom policies for the online class.
A discussion we will have: what are the three biggest issues that constantly arise in an online class? Think about this and we'll discuss this....
Day 1 (Monday) rules and overview of class.
Day 2 (Tuesday) USA vs. UK, intro to Anglo-Saxon poetry. We will begin with "The Wanderer". Pick up textbook at 8:25 a.m.
Day 3 Wednesday (Anglo-Saxon history test, Anglo-Saxon lit. continued)
Assignments: You will be utilizing the blog on Learning Point to discuss certain topics. This week's topic is Britain vs. America. It is due by next Tuesday at midnight and is worth 20 points. If you're having issues accessing the blog, you can answer the same question in the "classroom talk" section of Learning Point. If you're having problems after that, just type it up and bring it in for credit.
Type up a paragraph discussing a current event going on in Britain. Due Tuesday 11/27 for discussion. PRINT out the work BEFORE class.
Read pages 1-9 in your Prentice-Hall book regarding Anglo-Saxon history. Be prepared for a test on this subject matter by this Wednesday November 28th. The pages regarding history are very detailed and taking notes to study from is very advisable. There will be no specific questions about the timelines, but be prepared for specific questions from the reading. The reason why history is such an important facet to the class is because whatever affected the time period is often reflected in the literature itself. Be prepared for quizzes from Anglo-Saxon times all the way through to the twentieth century as we go through the entire class. Each test will be worth 18-25 points.
In your own words, TYPE up a page explaining the Roman's influence in Britain. Include details such as people of importance, the inventions/technology they brought and where they settled. You can use your book and the Web for doing research. This will be due next Wednesday.
Links: Encyclopedia of Britain
The Guardian (considered one of Britain's best newspapers)
The map above of Britain shows many of the relevant cities we will learn about. During the Anglo-Saxon period we will learn about Bath where the Romans created magnificent bath houses. During the medieval period, we will discuss Canterbury, where Sir Thomas Becket was murdered. During Frankenstein we will visit the Orkney Islands. London will be of importance throughout the whole history.
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