Last Week of May! #ENG1D #ENG4C #NBV3E

Yup, it’s the last week of May. A few posts before I promised that Spring was around the corner. I forgot that Greenstone’s Spring usually lasts a day. One Friday it snowed and a week later, it was 24C. Unbelievable. We are getting close to crunch time in class as we wrap up final units. Students received a progress report last Friday so if you didn’t see it, let me know and I can provide a mark update.

Also of note, the Whale Cove, Nunavut hockey trip documentary, “Home and Really Far Away” has been released and is available online. You can watch it here:

Here’s what’s happening in class this week:

ENG1D Grade 9 English has just completed reading “The Merchant of Venice” by William Shakespeare. Students did an awesome job reading, understanding, and interpreting the play. Tomorrow students will write a short unit test. On Wednesday, the final essay assignment will be introduced, and on Thursday and Friday students will view a film adaptation of the play.

ENG4C Grade 12 English are a third of the way through George Orwell’s 1984. Students are beginning to see the relevance of the novel’s themes and warnings about government intervention and our loss of privacy. We will continue moving through the novel in the coming weeks.

**The class will be watching the 1984 version of “Nineteen Eighty-Four” this Thursday and Friday. Note that the film is rated “AA – Contains Nudity.” If you would like your student removed from class for this lesson please contact me and I will make arrangements.**

NBV3E – Grade 11 Aboriginal Beliefs and Values have completed the unit on Aboriginal Sovereignty. This week students will begin examining some of the challenges First Nations, Métis, and Inuit people face before beginning their final culminating course project.

As always, if you have any comments or questions, please let me know. Have a wonderful week!


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