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Prepare for English Language Arts Finals

For those in the midst, or looking ahead at finals in my LA classes(9, 10-1, 20-1, 20-2, 30-1, 30-2). Consider the outcomes we’ve tried to achieve. Enhancing the artistry of communication has been a strong technical focus. Skills mastered include … Continue reading

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Exptrapolation

The life which is unexamined is not worth living. – Plato Write a story in which a protagonist undergoes a transformation in the search for self. Have your character encounter basic questions about his/her identity. Consider using the following images:

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The Night Aunt Dottie Caught Elvis’s Scarf When He Tossed It From The Stage Of The Rushmore Plaza Civic Center

This exercise is simple: write a poem about a family member meeting a famous person. All of us have such incidents embedded in family history or folklore: the day Dad shook hands with Ike in France; the time Mom spilled … Continue reading

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So I was listening to Music from the Junos . . .(RS25)

The lyrics from K-OS’s, “Heaven Only Knows,” struck a chord with something we had been discussing in class about “mysticism.” Discuss the following K-OS lyrics based on what we’ve learned when comparing Western and Eastern Mysticism. Have a careful listen … Continue reading

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I wish to dwell on Ophelia (Eng. 30)

Many scholars discuss the significance of Ophelia only as far as she impacts the development of the character of Hamlet. I hate that. Ophelia is far more important than the 5 scenes in which she appears. The tragedy of Ophelia … Continue reading

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When the basic needs are met, then what?(RS 25)

Today we asked if there was something all humans strive for after all needs have been met. Of course, only a philosopher can imagine a world in which all needs could be met. But there must be something to the … Continue reading

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3 Questions(English 10)

What will be the next global catastrophe? What is the next step for human evolution? What future communication technology would amaze you?

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Should Believing Be Uncomfortable?(RS 25)

What do you believe? Who are you? Why are you here? Where is here? Why is there evil in the world? Sophie has begun a journey to discover these, and many other, questions. What questions is she asking, what questions … Continue reading

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How to Bake the Human Race?(English 10)

Open a can of Manhattan Project. Stir in 3 parts Trinity. Add Einstein’s formula, but just a pinch. Mix thoroughly with a Bloom. Bake until done. Serve with a trackback.

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English 20 Final Exam 2.0

Search the net, search blogs, search your mind. Synthesize, hyperlink, blockquote, and trackback. Your writing should be a synthesis of the 5 paragraph essay AND a blog post. Refer to one or any texts from your course: Macbeth, BNW, Can. … Continue reading

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In the News(CTS bloggers)

CBC RSS feeds. Browse the many RSS feed categories. Select at least one to be added to your blog’s sidebar. Copy(right-click or control-click) a feed url from CBC RSS feeds. Go to Dashboard–>Presentation–>Sidebar Widgets–>Add RSS widgets. Drag RSS widget to … Continue reading

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Personal Universe Lexicon

To construct your Personal Universe Lexicon, start with a new post. You may wish to construct the list with pen and paper first and transfer it to your blog later. Begin by following these instructions: Write down as many words … Continue reading

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Should machines be “smarter” than humans?

Start here(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Technological_singularity). Are any of Huxley’s machines “smart”? Does Huxley’s future have any need for computation? Why, why not? Consider Huxley, what would be a “predicted future event believed to precede immense technological progress in an unprecedentedly brief time”?(Look at … Continue reading

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from Staying Human in an Engineered Age.

Will we decide that we’ve grown powerful enough? Can we draw a line and say, “this far and no further”? How do we control the techno-scientific juggernaut before it dehumanizes our species? Is it possible for us to refuse to … Continue reading

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Insert a New Scene into Macbeth

Compose Act 5 Scene 5a: Lady Macbeth is reading letters while weeping. Enter Ross. Compose Act 6 Scene 1: Donalbain visits the Witches. Compose Act 5 Scene 9b: Malcolm’s speech in which he “accounts the loves” of his thanes and … Continue reading

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