Religion: We completed Chapter 15 on Mass
Homework: Chapter 15 Challenge of the Week and Handwriting letters M to P, both due Tuesday, Oct. 1.
Literature 7: In class this week we began discussions of the characteristics and archetypes of Joseph Campbell's Hero's Journey, and asked the overarching question of what makes a hero, and what makes people act heroically? To date, we've looked at the life of Martin Luther King Jr., as well as Biblical figures Moses, Joshua, Saul and Samson, and applied the 12 steps to the journey to each person.
Looking ahead to next week, we'll continue working through various examples of the journey in mythology, before moving into The Sword in the Stone. Throughout the novel, we'll build off our understanding of genre and the Hero's Journey, as well as analyze the writing style of T.H. White, eventually imitating his style to create an adventure game based on the Hero's Journey.
English 7: This week featured a heavy grammar focus, as we worked on nouns as direct objects, indirect objects, objects of prepositions and object complements, as well as the importance of appositive nouns and appositive phrases in developing and furthering the concept of showing, not telling in our writing.
For the upcoming week, we'll introduce the major writing assignment (adventure game) for the Hero's Journey, as well as