Ap Frankenstein Assignment

"Did I request thee, Maker, from my clay / To mould me man? Did I solicit thee / From darkness to promote me?"
                                                                                                                                                                                                    -Paradise Lost

Understandings:
Students will understand that...
  • When we don't take responsibility for our actions, we can impact others, possibly even on a global level.
  • Victor's lack of compassion for his creation causes the monster to seek revenge and cuts it off from any love or compassion it might have felt.
  • Scientific advancement can help us learn and prolong our lives, but when it clashes with moral issues and compromises our principles and our humanity, it is harmful.
  • This novel offers no answer to the question of the relationship between creator and creation; it can be a seen as metaphor for man's relationship to God, in which case, God is indifferent at best and cruel at worst. The novel does serve as a springboard to discuss such issues.
  • The relationship between nature and nurture is complex and remains the focus of debate as research shows both to be important in determining various aspects of humanity.
Essential Questions:
  • What consequences do we face when we don't take responsibility for our actions?
  • Can individuals transform society?
  • How can scientific advancement and exploration be both good and bad?
  • What happens when our ideals are realized?
  • What is the relationship between nature and nurture? Which is more important?
  • What is the tension between reason and intuition?
  • What is the ethical relationship between creator and creation?
  • In what ways can imagination and inspiration unleash the best and worst in man?
  • How do writers structure their work to reflect their message?
  • How is the feminist perspective demonstrated in Romanticism?

Reading Schedule

Fri 10/27- Intro&Let 1-4
Fri 11/3 - Chs 1-4
Fri 11/10- Chs 5-10
Fri 11/17 - Chs 11-16
Fri 11/24 - Chs 17-24

Proposed Assignment Due Dates - subject to change based upon instructor's whimsy and class assimilation of literary content  :-)

1. Primary Blog Post Intro and Letters 1-4 - by Friday 10/27

2. Primary Blog Post Chs 1-4 - by Monday 10/

3. Primary Blog Post Chs 5-10 - by Monday 10/

4.Frankenstein Background Project (Infographic) - Tues 10/

5. Primary Blog Post Chs 11-16 - by Monday 11/

6. Critical Essay Analysis # 1 (Turnitin 11:59pm) - Wednesday 11/9

7. Primary Blog Post Chs 17-24 -by  Wednesday 11

 -Secondary Blog Posts - by Sunday Night! 11/

8. Infographic "Take-Home Quizzes" - Friday 10/

9
. Formal Harkness Discussion - Friday 10/

10. Critical Essay Analysis # 2 (Turnitin 11:59pm) - Wednesday 11/

11. Harkness Listening Evaluation due in class - Mon 11/

12. Frankenstein Literature Review Paper (Turnitin 11:59pm) - Wednesday 11/

13. Frankenstein MWDS (Turnitin 11:59pm) - Sunday 11/

14. Frankenstein Dialectical Journals due - Monday 11/???

Daily Agenda

Mon 10-16-2017
     -"The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" Introduction
     -Intro the Frankenstein page on www.ThatEnglishTeacher.com
     -HW: upload Ind Book MWDS to Turnitin.com
Tues 10-17-2017
     -"The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" con't
     -Discussion
Wed 10-18-2017
     -Intro to Romanticism
     -"Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful emotions." - William Wordsworth
Thurs 10-19-2017
     -Intro to Romanticism
     -"The Raft of the Medusa"
Fri 10-20-2017
     -Intro to Romanticism
     -"The Raft of the Medusa" Painting Explication
     -HW: Typed Painting Explication due in class on Monday, 10/23
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Mon 10-23-2017
     -Class Discussion: Romanticism and "The Raft of the Medusa"
     -HW: Read and annotate Wordsworth's poem, "The World is Too Much" and complete Romanticism Chart
​Tues 10-24-2017​
     -Romanticism and Raft
     -TPCASTT
     -Wordsworth "The World"
     -Frankenstein Book Log
     -HW: begin reading Franky; review TPCASTT requirements;complete "Is It Romantic?" Chart on Wordsworth poem
Wed 10-25-2017
     -Group Discussion: Romanticism and :The World"
     -"The World" TPCASTT
     -Introduce future use of "Best of" Assignments
     -HW: read Franky; look for passages that typify "Authorial Intent"
Thurs 10-26-2017
     -"The World is Too Much" TPCASTT
     -Explication Assignment Overview
Fri 10-27-2017
     -Computer Lab
     -Franky Intro and Letters Primary Response due by Midnight
     -Explication of "The World is Too Much" Assignment Overview
     -HW:
1. Franky Primary Blog Responses due by Friday Midnight
2. Franky Secondary Blog Responses due by Sunday Midnight
3. "The World is Too Much" Explication due Monday in class (2 copies: one with your name in an MLA formatted heading and one with no name.
​4. "The World is Too Much" TPCASTT

For Your Viewing Pleasure

Strunk & White: The Elements of Style



->keep to the Frankenstein reading schedule
->as passages are introduced, prepare for MC  Quizzes and Timed Essays
->complete the Frankenstein Study Guide Questions
->complete  the Franky Mini-Research Project
->read through each of the resource links below
                                            ***
->read a critical essay of your choice related to Mary Shelley and/or Frankenstein and write a Critical Essay Analysis (2 essay analyses total)
                                            ***
->upon completion of both literary works, compose and write Literary Critique (5-10 pages)
                                            ***
->ONGOING-Vocabulary Take Home Quizzes due EVERY Wednesday

Downloadables and Resources

TushoskiGerik Tushoski06/26/16Mrs. Kennedy AP English Literature1.06A Frankenstein Chart 1a. Characteristics of Romanticism: An emphasis on imagination (Spiritual truth)1b. Example:“I saw the dull yellow eye of the creature open; it breathed hard, and aconvulsive motion agitated its limbs” 2a. Characteristics of Romanticism: Emotions (Pain, knowledge and certainty) 2b. Example:“Nothing is more painful to the human mind than, after the feelings have been worked up by a quick succession of events, the dead calmness of inaction and certainty which follows deprives the soul of both hope and fear”3a. Characteristics of Romanticism:Nature and wilderness over human works3b. Example: “About two o’clock the mist cleared away, and we beheld, stretched in every direction, vast and irregular plains of ice which seemed to have no end”4a. Characteristics of Romanticism:Individualism, over society4b. Example:“But I have on want which I have never yet been able to satisfy, and the absence of the object of which I now feel as a most severe evil. I have no friend,

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