Thursday, May 26, 2011

Final June Agenda(s): Three Weeks

"The Wasteland" by T.S. Eliot and The Great Gatsby

May 31-June 3

TUESDAY

“The Wasteland”

T.S. Eliot

Annotate for: blind world, social classes, imagery, romanticism, disillusionment, entropy, urban/industrialization, post-war sentiments

WEDNESDAY

Discussion about poem.

Introduction to The Great Gatsby

-Fitzgerald biography

THURSDAY

Review Chapter 1

-student facilitated discussion

-imagery

Ivy League Quiz

FRIDAY

Define the American Dream and different ‘peoples’ expectations and reality during the 20’s

Key language associated with the 20’s

Review WW1

Look closely at Fitzgerald’s language, narration, setting (time)

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June 6-June 10

MONDAY

The Secret Society Handout

-identify similar societies at SAMO

Review Chapter 2

-“the valley”

-connections to “The Wasteland”

-characterization

-symbolism

TUESDAY

Review Chapters 2&3

-characterization

-symbolism

-style and theme

WEDNESDAY

Review Chapters 4&5

-time as a motif

-racism and the Am. Dr.

-characterization

-imagery (color symbolism)

THURSDAY

Review Chapter 6

-characterization

-symbolism

-style and theme

FRIDAY

-characterization

-symbolism

-style and theme

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June 13-June15

MONDAY/TUESDAY

Review Chapter 7&8

-the accident

-time (seasons)

-symbolism

-predict ending

WEDNESDAY

Review Chapter 9

-reactions to the end

-compare tone of Wasteland and GG

What gives this book its longevity? How is it inexplicably connected to the American psyche?