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Mr. Stewart


Mr. Stewart

The Last Word

After reviewing the final posts of the year, I discovered a common theme of opinion about Shakespeare’s writing. Many of you found his use of language difficult and therefore, “boring” or inaccessible. I would urge you to think about the implications of this school of thought. What will happen in your life if you shy […]

Students,    For many of you, this is the first time you have experienced the joy that is Shakespeare. I want you to write about two things for this week’s blog. Each one should be at least a five-sentence paragraph. You will also need to respond to a peer with constructive feedback by the end of […]

Mr. Stewart

Taming of the Shrew – Begins Next Week

Students, Please download the modernized version of _The Taming of the Shrew_ from my web page as we will be reading this starting next week. You will need a downloaded copy either on your electronic device (i-pod touch, computer, smart phone) or a printed copy (36 pgs).

Mr. Stewart

Personal Experience Shaping Beliefs

One of the main themes of Nightis Elie Wiesel’s crisis of faith. Experiences he had changed his world-view and his beliefs. On page 49, Weisel states his reluctance to pray to God by saying: Why, but why should I bless Him? In every fiber I rebelled. Because He had had thousands of children burned in […]

Your objective:

Watch the video and respond to it. When you think of your own education, what do teachers do that stifles, or encourages, your creativity?

Mr. Stewart

Blog Reminders

After reading last week’s posts, I wanted to take a moment and remind you all that this is an academic forum where everyone can see your writing. Please stay away from relaxed, abbreviated language that you might use in a next message or a Facebook wall post. The “Awesome Things” post showed more of this […]

Mr. Stewart

Night Chapter 1 Quiz tomorrow

Now that Chapter 1 is complete, there will be a quiz for understanding tomorrow. To help you review, I find this website to provide a good summary of Chapter 1. In addition, I have attached the following podcast so that you may gain access to the test questions for tomorrow. Chapter 1 Summary and Quiz […]

Mr. Stewart

Awesome Things!

Anne Frank, Elie Wiesel, and others we study who experienced the Holocaust all have one thing in common – they clung to the positive in the lowest moments in order to persevere. In your lowest moments, what are the simple things that can brighten your day? Take a look at the following blog: 1000 Awesome […]

Mr. Stewart

Your Diary Entry

For this week’s post, we are working on point of view. Select someone else living in the secret annex and create a diary entry for that person. Your entry should be a response to events happening in the play and how these events affect that person. Your post should be at least 7-10 sentences in […]

Mr. Stewart

Are People Essentially Good?

As we begin the dramatic version of “The Diary of Anne Frank” we will be discussing Anne’s personal belief that all people are essentially good. Think honestly for a moment about human nature. Is a belief in essential goodness too naive? Is a belief in essential goodness necessary to have a positive impact on other […]

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