Friday, September 30, 2016

Annotated Castle Projects


Your project:

  • Castle drawing
  • Motte & Bailey or a later type of castle.
  • Can be an arial view of the castle.
  • You can draw all or just part of the castle
  • Use the book "Castle" by David Macaulay or another image or imagine your own. You may also use castles you find in other sources as an inspiration
  • Must be realistic/historically accurate

Projects must be annotated.

  • 10 annotations total.  (An annotation is a label with a sentence or two that adds information or a definition.)
  • Six of the annotations must be features of the castle.
  • Four of the annotations must be about people in the castle: peasants, lords/noblemen, knights/vassals, and the monarch.

Projects are due on Thursday.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Martin Luther King of the Metaphor - Visual Metaphor Project

This project is due on Thursday, September 29.  This project is for English classes only.

Students are to take one of the metaphors in Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech and turn it into a visual metaphor.  We began this assignment in class today.

Artwork should follow these rules:

  1. cover the entire paper with other paper.
  2. use the book page.
  3. include the metaphor in writing.
Here are two samples from other classes.

Here is the video of the speech we watched in class today, just in case you'd like to watch it again.

Monday, September 12, 2016

"Zebra" Recycled Sculpture Projects - Extra Credit for English

Shortly before noon, John Wilson laid out on his desk the contents of the plastic bags: a clutter of junked broken objects, including the doll and the umbrella.

Using strips of cloth, some lengths of string, crumpled newspaper, his pen, and his one hand, he swiftly transformed the battered doll into a red-nosed, umbrella-carrying clown, with baggy pants, a tattered coat, a derby hat, and a somber smile. Turning over the battered frying pan, he made it into a pedestal, on which he placed the clown.

"That's sculpture," John Wilson said, with his shy smile. "Garbage into people."

- "Zebra" by Chaim Potok
To earn extra credit for English (up to 20 points) create a piece of art using only recycled materials.  You may use new glue and new paint.

You may create anything you like, but you must use only materials taken from "recycling" bins or trash bins.  Be sure to clean them first.

Bring your completed project to class by Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016 for extra credit in English.  (This will count in the 30% category.)

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Basic MLA Format

To set your paper up in MLA format using follow these steps:

  1. Open a document. 
  2. Leave the font size, the font choice and the margins as they are.
  3. Set the spacing to "double space"
  4. Your heading should be in MLA format and will be double spaced.
  5. Hit return twice after your heading.
  6. Center the title.  Just center it. No boldface, no italics, no font change, no underlining.
  7. Indent each paragraph using the tab key.
  8. Do not put extra space between paragraphs
  9. When you finish set up the header.
    1. Insert header
    2. Put your last name in the top right of the header
    3. After your last name put one space and then insert page number
Print at home or in the school library.

If you have any questions, please see me in person before or after class.