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Honors 11: Sources in Dialogue/Synthesis

We began work on the attached handout regarding putting sources in dialogue/synthesizing information. Those who were here tried to finish at least 2/3 of the boxes. This will be submitted the Thursday after we return from break. Extra Credit Opportunity: Watch … Continue reading

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Honors 11: Camus’ The Myth of Sisyphus

After taking our open note, partner Myth of Sisyphus quiz, we talked for the rest of the hour about Camus’ concept of absurdity and his use of Sisyphus as an example of an ‘absurd hero’. I then introduced Simone de … Continue reading

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Honors 11: “A Primer of Existentialism”

We started the day by getting into groups with our “Primer of Existentialism” outlines, the essay, and our work from “The Wall.” I asked you to follow these instructions in your groups: you worked to add questions and comments to … Continue reading

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Honors 11: No Exit, 1st Half

We began the first day back after our long weekend discussing de Beauvoir’s “The Second Sex”, in terms of her understanding of the Other, her definition of woman/man and male/female, and how her purpose is largely contemporary as well as historic. … Continue reading

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Honors 11: Sisyphus + Second Sex + Primer Outline + Teach the Class + No Exit

Okay, so a lot happened today. We first finished our “Myth of Sisyphus” quiz in partners. We also answered, in our partnership, one of the questions at the back of “The Second Sex” as part of our quiz. We turned … Continue reading

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Honors 11: “A Primer of Ext.” Outline, Myth of Sisyphus Quiz and The Second Sex

I assigned an outline for “A Primer of Existentialism” today in order to simplify our understanding of the text and draw connections to others we have read. Here’s a general outline for the outline (it says globalization at the top, … Continue reading

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Honors 11: “A Primer of Existentialism” + “Myth of Sisyphus”

We began the day by creating a claim for “The Wall” regarding what existentialist idea is most clearly embodied in the short story, as a sort of bell work. We did so on the chart we were working to fill … Continue reading

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