This semester we are lucky enough to pilot, or test out, a new literature book for the English Department at Glendora High School and the District. This means we have brand new books! This also means that we need to be a team-- thinking about what works, what doesn't, and what we need in our class and for classes to come. While the books and some of the coordinating stories are new, our text will be Romeo and Juliet, a core work for freshman at Glendora High School and everywhere for generations. Let's see if we can explore this text in new ways.
Starting with Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham- which means through smiles and tears. It is a Bollywood movie similiar to Romeo and Juliet- But the subtitle is - "it's all about loving your parents". How does this kind of love change the movie's ending? Hint- they live. What is Shakespeare saying abou the kind of love that Romeo and Juliet feel. Are there different kinds and characteristics of love?
One of our new ways will be lots of technology additions. Your book and many intro. videos will be online. Having enough devices will be a struggle. Bring your own device when you can. I will have devices for you to use or to use in partners whenever I can. We will also do things as a group from my computer and offline when necessary. We will have to go with the flow- but this is critical - working with and around technology- for you to move into work and college experiences. I can't wait. :)
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