Tuesday, November 26


So obviously the main event today was all of the PIE! It was a lot of fun, and I hope it was a great way to kick off your Thanksgiving holiday. Thank you guys for bringing such delicious pastries to share with your friends!

But it was also still a learning day! We read aloud from Book 11 of the Odyssey (as I mentioned in class, also called “the Nekyia” – pages 1226-9 in the textbook). Then we discussed some of the more important issues in this section. Here is the PowerPoint in case you missed today’s class or want to tidy up your notes:

The Odyssey Book 11

Map of Hades

I also told you all that you need to be reading your Malcolm Gladwell book over the break. Next Tuesday (December 3 – a week from today) – you need to turn in a one-page summary of what you read. The instructions for how to do that are here (note that you need to follow the PIE format for how to write that exactly):

Malcolm Gladwell Reading Check

Also note that there is an extra credit opportunity for this assignment, worth 10 points. Here is the link to the 60 Minutes interview with Malcolm Gladwell on his latest book, David and Goliath. For those of you who are reading D&G, you can choose any other inteview with Malcolm Gladwell online.

Once more, I hope you all have a fantastic break! I’m headed off tomorrow to visit my grandmother in Arizona, and then possibly the Grand Canyon.

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