Before class on Monday, March 14, students will…

  • Write a Post that includes the following:
    • A short paragraph (approx. 150-200 words) to me explaining your thoughts on writing in the genre you chose. Answer the following prompts:
      • Did you find it easier to express your thoughts through a letter or speech writing a traditional academic essay? Why or why not?
      • Reflect on how the pieces we reviewed by A.O.C., Young, Douglass, and Wollstonecraft helped you create your piece.
      • Reflect on what you’ve learned about yourself as a writer during this project. Respond to any (or all) of the following questions: What didn’t you know at the beginning that you know now? Has anything surprised you? If so, what is it? How do you see using the skills you’ve developed in other classes or your chosen field?
  • Title the post Full Name, Reflection on Unit 1 and save it under the category Unit 1 Work.
    • This is a low-stakes writing assignment–worth 30% of your overall grade!
  • Read my Announcement that introduces the play, Antigone, and its characters.
  • Sophocles, Antigone (pp.159-179). Click on the hyperlink!
    • Some of the grammar and vocabulary may be challenging, so be sure to read it long before class (suggestion: the night before, not five minutes before).

During and after class, we will…

  • Read Antigone in small groups.
  • Respond to the following question:
    • From what you have read so far, what do you think the main conflict of the play is?
  • Write a Post titled Full Name, Characters of Antigone and saved under the category Unit 2 Work. The post should have two paragraphs that include the following:
    • Paragraph 1: Reread the first 100 lines of the play, and write some adjectives that come to mind describing the two sisters (Antigone and Ismene). With these characteristics in mind, what actors would you cast in the role of Antigone and Ismene if this were a movie? Why?
    • Paragraph 2: Reread Creon’s monologue (lines 160-210), Creon’s interactions with the guard (lines 220-330), and the section between Antigone and Creon after she is brought before him (lines 380-530) in order to gain a sense of Creon’s character. If Creon lived in today’s world, on which social media platform would his monologue appear? Why would he use this platform? What traits does he have that would make him choose this platform? Using the conventions of the platform, rewrite a section of the monologue in modern language.
    • We’ll be writing and discussing your responses to these questions during class, so having read the pages mentioned above before class is vital.
      • This is one of those low-stakes writing assignments that’s worth 30% of your overall grade, so it’s important you complete it!

Before class on Wednesday, March 16, students will…

  • Read Sophocles, Antigone (pp. 180-204)
    • Again, be sure to read it before class!
  • Write a Post titled Full Name, Did Antigone engage in civil disobedience? and save it under the category Unit 2 Work that includes the following (at least 100 words):
    • A definition for the term “civil disobedience,” and explain whether or not you think Antigone is engaged in an act of civil disobedience.
    • We’ll discuss this in class, so complete this post before we meet!

During class, we’ll DISCUSS:

  • What happened to Antigone, Ismene, Creon, and Creon’s son (Haemon) and wife (Eurydice) by the end of the play?
  • Your answers to the question: “Did Antigone engage in civil disobedience?” in small groups and as a class.
  • During class, we’ll reflect/write/share on the following prompts:
    • Antigone’s feelings about what happened to her brother Polyneices and the injustice done to him move her to action. What are some social justice issues (local or global) that you feel strongly about and might inspire you to act?
      • We brainstormed about this during Week 6–go to the notes you took during this time.
    • Make a list of at least three issues (think about laws, policies, movements, etc.). Contemplate issues or problems–local, national, global–that matter to you and that you have questions about.
      • You aren’t going to post any of this–yet–but be sure to save this list and pay attention to your fellow peers’ ideas they share in class, because this will help you prepare for next week’s class discussions/writing assignments!

Upcoming prep for next week…

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