Saturday, September 16, 2017

Check the calendar

As the two sections are on different schedules, always be sure to check the calendar.

Monday, September 11, 2017

One more Bible assignment

For next class (Wednesday/Thursday), read the following. It may seem like a lot, but the chapters are short.

For this assignment, I would like you to type up for handing in: What motifs do you see recurring? What do you think is the purpose of each story and what lessons (moral, cultural, religious) are being handed down? (Note that the chapters in Exodus are one sustained story, not several stories.) You can be relatively concise with this assignment, certainly less than a page: it's not an essay, and the motifs can be listed as bullet-pointed items.

Genesis:

Chapter 4, verses 1-16
Chapters 6-9
Chapter 11, verses 1-9
Chapters 12-13

Chapters 15-19

Exodus:
Chapters 1-14

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Bible assignment

Before you do any reading, write down what you know or think you know or kinda-sorta-recall about the Jewish creation story, from the creation of the world to "Adam and Eve."

Once you've done that, read Genesis chapters 1-3.

After that, record what aspects of the readings surprised or confused you. What struck you as strange or unexpected, counter to what you had remembered of the stories?

If you don't have a copy of the Hebrew or Christian Bible at home, use the link to the right.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Coming soon . . .

 . . . to this very spot: Your classroom blog and calendar. Stay tuned!