Monday, January 22, 2007

Scribe 1/12

Scribe-January 12, 2007-Amy Bryan

Today the agenda was to discuss the blog, discuss the semester project, take the quiz on Dante’s background, to take more notes on Dante’s layers of hell, and to read cantos 1,3, and 5.

-We discussed if death was really the worst sin.
-We also brought up emotional torment. If you were to rape a person, you would have to live with the fact that you took a piece of innocence from them, and you would have to live with what you did
- To go along with living with your sins, Jeff brought up the fact of pulling the plug on a loved one, and how somehow someway you would still feel responsible for killing that person even if they did request it.

Semester Project
- What is the meaning of life?
- What is your philosophy on life?
- What is important to learn about life?

-We decided for the semester project that…
- It is not paper based, it will mainly be a presentation
- You have to pull experiences from all aspects of your life
- We are doing it in groups of 4 to 5 people
- We are going to be presenting the last two days of classes
- We will be creating our own rubric
- Each group is allowed to choose which ever one of the three choices above, and alter it if they want to, but you have to get it checked off with Mrs. Smith.
- Some of the guidelines for the presentations are…
- You have to have four textbook references ( 2 from senior year readings, and 2 from any other readings)
- You have to have four personal life references
- It has to be creative
- It has to be captivating
- It has to be organized
- You have to have a clear intro and conclusion
- You have to have a visual representation (power point)
- It has to be original
- You have to turn in your outline and thesis/question ahead of time to Mrs. Smith.

The Quiz- Mrs. Smith offered us either the gates of heaven or to take the quiz with a partner and so we chose to take it with a partner.

HOMEWORK: Our homework was to read all the cantos mentioned (1,3,5) and to answer the questions on the sheet that she gave to us.


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