Tag Archives: Christian Symbolism

Honors 11: Shockley vs. Carlson Knockout

We had our debate today regarding Shockley’s essay on Christian symbolism as a main vehicle for understanding Grapes of Wrath and then Carlson’s direct rebuttal. You were on teams. We spent the first part of the hour preparing and then … Continue reading

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Honors 11: Poetry and Christian Symbolism

We picked up where we left off yesterday with “Battle Hymn” and continued working as teams/as a class to explicate/annotate that song/poem and then the other team’s poem. We submitted these after providing a sentence of take-away at the bottom … Continue reading

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Honors 11: Theme and Poetry Work for Grapes

We had to first finish our small group thematic presentations from Friday. You guys did very well and grades will be in later. I also let most of the hours know their summer quote work has been graded and entered … Continue reading

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Honors 11: Institutions of Power and Christian Symbolism in Grapes

We finished (or in second hour’s case, began) our conversation about certain institutions of power and how they come to wield power over our lives and that of our characters in Steinbeck’s novel. We then transitioned into a discussion about … Continue reading

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Honors 11: Poetry, Institutions of Power and Shockley

We finished our impromptu teach the class poetry assignment today. Well done. There were a lot of interesting conversations and ideas happening. I enjoyed your take. First hour was able to begin answering questions regarding certain institutions that seek to … Continue reading

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Honors 11: GoW Shockley Article Summary and Assessment

Read the article “Christian Symbolism in The Grapes of Wrath”. By midnight tonight, upload a 250-word summary and 250-word response/assessment to turnitin.com. Your response should use evidence from the source to make it clear your stance regarding Shockley’s argument. Do … Continue reading

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