The Literary History Project

A Humanities Project for Language and Literature

In the Language and Literature class this year, students will learn about the history, literature and culture from many periods of recorded time. Web pages will be created on blogs that are both informative and evaluative in scope.

Syllabus:

Time Period

Literature Studied

Dates

Classical Greek

Ancient Greek Drama

October/November

  • Answer these questions as we read the play.
  • annotated bibliography on your blog. Due 11/1
  • slideshow of art and architecture Due 11/4
  • Play the Architecture Game here.
  • Do one of these theme projectsPresentations begin on Nov. 18th (B Day)

Elizabethan/Jacobean

Medieval

The Anglo Saxons

 

 

November/December

  • annotated bibliography on your blog.
  • slideshow of art and architecture
  • Field Trip to see Macbeth Jan. 8

 December/January

Restoration

Victorian

 

  • The Importance of Being Earnest

February

  • Answer these questions
  • annotated bibliography on your blog.
  • slideshow of art and architecture
  • essay/wiki

March and April

  • Answer these questions
  • annotated bibliography on your blog.
  • slideshow of art and architecture

Modern/ Post Modern

  • Short Stories by Mansfield, Hemingway and others.

May and June

(Combine both time periods together for the bibliography and slideshow)

  • annotated bibliography on your blog.
  • slideshow of art and architecture 
  • Complete the Satire and Irony assignments.

Requirements:

Each scholar will link to their own webpage a Literary History Project page which will contain:

1. An annotated bibliography that informs and evaluates about:

a. A writer and an artist or an important literary or artistic event

b. A ruler and a military leader or an important political event

c. A scientist and a philosopher/religious leader or an important discovery.

Use the Landmarks Citation Machine to properly format your citation: http://citationmachine.net/

2. A slideshow presentation of 10 slides of art and 10 slides of architecture. Provide the names of the people involved, the titles of works and any other pertinent information.

3. A creative paper/project on the featured literary work.

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7 thoughts on “The Literary History Project

  1. turtle, you were wrong 🙂
    you have to save the powerpoint as a “presentation” file instead of “powerpoint 1997-2003” or whatever you originally said. It still doesn’t work if you upload it like that. Thought you should know !
    peace out turtle

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