Friday, April 21st

We wrote the in class essay on Brave New World today.  If you skipped class today, you will have to make up for this in class essay AFTER SCHOOL on a Day 1.  We shall discuss this when you return to class. Note my displeasure at your avoidance of responsibility.

On Wednesday, the “corporations” will be completing their commercial and presentation of their utopic visions.  These will be presented and defended on Friday, April 28th.

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Wednesday, April 19th

After watching and discussing a few commercials form past years, we continued working on our utopias and commercials.

We will be writing the in class essay on Brave New World on Friday, April 21st.

You will have Wednesday, April 26th to complete your commercial and presentation, and you will present and defend your ideas on Friday, April 28th.

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Thursday, April 13th

We finished the novel today with a high powered, super capitalistic reversal of fortune.  The discussion will be invaluable for the in class essay you will be writing on Friday, April 21st.

Next class, we will wrap things up and continue working on the UTOPIA PROJECT, including looking at examples from previous years.

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Tuesday, April 11th

We worked through chapters 15-16 of Brave New World focusing on the Christ figure archetype and Art.  There is only one more class to build your bank balance.  Please read chapters 17-18 and post on your favourite quotation from chapters 15-16.

Postings are due by midnight on Wednesday, April 12th.

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Friday, April 7th

We worked through chapters 13-14 of Brave New World via our “corporate battle.”  There are only two more battles to go!  At the end of class, we continued working on a design for utopia.

Please post your favourite quotation from chapters 13-14, and comment on the significance of the passage. The deadline is midnight on Monday, April 10th.

Read chapters 15-16.

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Wednesday, April 5th

We discussed and worked through chapters 10-12 through our “corporation battle.”

Please post your favourite quotation from chapters 11-12  and comment on its significance.  You must post by midnight on Thursday, April 7th.

Read chapters 13-14 for Friday.

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Monday, April 3rd

We went over the paragraph you wrote last class, and then we discussed COURTLY LOVE and chapters 9-10 followed by PROPAGANDA and ADVERTISEMENTS in preparation for your UTOPIA PROJECT.

Please read chapters 11-12 for Wednesday’s class.

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Thursday, March 30th

We discussed chapters 7-10, including the concept of ZEITGEIST.  We wrote a short composition comparing and contrasting the zeitgeist of the “World State” and the “Savage Reservation” or the religious ritual in both societies.

Because we ran out of time, we shall finish discussing chapters 9-10 next class, and go over PROPAGANDA and ADVERTISEMENTS.

You can read chapters 11-12 for Wednesday’s class.

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Tuesday, March 28th

We finished discussing chapters 5-6, noting the over stimulation of the senses, the satire of contemporary society, and the class’ postings on the homework site.  We then did a plickers quiz of chapters 7-8 and then we continued our competition and discussion of chapters 7-8.

Please post your favourite quotation from chapters 7-8 and comment on why you chose it.

Read chapters 9-10.  We will be writing in class on the novel on Thursday.

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Friday, March 10th

Those who did their homework earned $50 000 each for their corporation.  The moral of this story is:  do your homework, which for next class is to read chapters 7-8 AND to post your favourite quotation exclusively from chapters 5-6, and comment on its significance.

We discussed the remaining ideas from chapters 3-4 with the help of your posted quotations, and then we covered chapters 5-6 with our “capitalist competition” with “PLICKERS” AND “TODAYSMEET”.

As we did not finish everything that needed to be discussed, we shall do so next class.   Please post this BEFORE next class.  If it doesn’t appear immediately, don’t worry.  I have to approve it before it is posted

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