Topic: Homework Update September 6th

ELA 20
Man in Motion assignment. Research Rick Hansen, try to include some links to sources, media. 3-5 paragraphs posted to blog to share.  We'll add 3-5 comments from classmates and create a spreadsheet to keep track as well.

Update your "book I'm reading" widget. If you don't have a book started, do so. Track your reading in a reading log as well.

Have we "decided" on a set of focus questions?

RelSt 35
Consider the four postulates we generated in our first couple class discussions:
Can something come from nothing?
Does God exist?
Do humans have immortal soul?
Do humans have free will?

We will be discussing our "philosophy of life" throughout the course but especially early in our readings from Sophie's World.

ELA 10
Superman or Tarzan assignment. Try to include dialogue and other more complex short story elements in your story. We thought it a big deal that the poem we read and song we heard placed emphasis on a hero's ability sacrifice for others. The song suggested that we may never again have a hero that sacrifices for us. Perhaps your story digs into the idea of sacrifice, too. Other than that, be creative with the ideas you include, no limits to what you can do creatively with the topic.

When the story is published I would like each of you to read and comment positively and/or constructively on each other's posts. Keep and respond only to comments you want to, but at least 3-5, I figure.

Track your comments received/sent in a spreadsheet.

Have a book of your choosing on hand, in your pack, or locker and begin a reading log.

And, ... contribute regularly to book talk on the forum. Try to make the talk more engaging, inviting, conversational - look for ways to deepen and enrich your book talk this year compared to last year.

Have we "decided" on a set of focus questions?

Oh, if you want to just fiddle with your iblog, here's what you can do: add classmates to your blogroll and add the links widget to your sidebar, change you blog theme, tagline, title, add and update a "book I'm reading widget".

ELA 9
I hope everyone has logged into email, google docs, created an iblog, and logged into the forum. Everyone should have a book from the library and a reading log. As we get more reading done, we'll contribute to book talk in the forum. I haven't picked a first writing assignment for the iblog yet, but soon. I was thinking it should be about a hobby - something that helps your reader see how you are unique and distinctive.

Oh, if you want to just fiddle with your iblog, here's what you can do: add classmates to your blogroll and add the links widget to your sidebar, change you blog theme, tagline, title, add and update a "book I'm reading widget".

Consider this set of focus questions on the Human Condition.

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