Tuesday, September 24th

posted Sep 24, 2013, 12:48 PM by cpackham@newvisioncharterschool.org
8th
Today in class we:
took hw points on flashcards and intro paragraphs
completed sentence 13
started the background builder on Pearl Buck and The Good Earth
HW: Finish draft
    read the following paragraph (you have a copy) and underline a sentence or two that answers the questions from our background builder.

Prior to the speech, Bertil Lindblad, Director of the Stockholm Observatory at Saltsjöbaden, made the following remarks:

 «Mrs. Pearl Buck, you have in your literary works, which are of the highest artistic quality, advanced the understanding and the appreciation in the Western world of a great and important part of mankind, the people of China. You have taught us by your works to see the individuals in that great mass of people. You have shown us the rise and fall of families, and the land as the foundation upon which families are built. In this you have taught us to see those qualities of thought and feeling which bind us all together as human beings on this earth, and you have given us Westerners something of China's soul. When by the development of technical inventions the peoples of the earth are drawn closer to each other, the surface of the earth shrinks, so that East and West are no longer separated by almost insurmountable voids of distance, and when on the other hand, partly as a natural effect of this phenomenon, the differences of national character and ambitions clash to form dangerous discontinuities, it is of the greatest importance that the peoples of the earth learn to understand each other as individuals across distances and frontiers. When works of literature succeed in this respect they are certainly in a very direct way idealistic in the sense in which this word was meant by Alfred Nobel.»

From Nobel Lectures, Literature 1901-1967, Editor Horst Frenz, Elsevier Publishing Company, Amsterdam, 1969

7th
Today in class we:
took hw points on flashcards and intro paragraphs
completed sentence 13
read the intro to The Call of the Wild by Gary Paulsen
and answered the question: What does the author want us to do/think/feel after we read this article?
received copies of Realms of Gold and read/listened to "The Cremation of Sam McGee"
HW: Finish draft

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