"Work for the Week" 2005-2006  Film and TV Production

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FIRST QUARTER:   WEEK ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR, FIVE, SIX, SEVEN, EIGHT, NINE, TEN (ALT)*
Second Quarter:  WEEK ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR, FIVE, SIX, SEVEN, EIGHT, NINE, TEN Regents Exam (ALT)*
Third Quarter:   WEEK ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR, FIVE, SIX, SEVEN, EIGHT, NINE,  (ALT)*
Fourth Quarter:    WEEK ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR, FIVE, SIX, SEVEN, EIGHT, NINE, TEN  (ALT)*

 

 

Accommodation for Special Education

      Alternative assignments (signified by an "Alt" in the work for the week) are only provided for students who legitimately do not have access to the media under study or through direct collaboration with resource teachers: they will be accepted in lieu of other work only when a student, parent, or resource teacher has arranged the substitution with the instructor prior to the due date.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FIRST QUARTER:

WEEK ONE

 

Film and TV Production   Work for the Week

  Monday  
  Tuesday  
  Wednesday  
September    1 Thursday  Conference Day

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Friday  Welcome Back!   We will review class rules and curriculum complete my "About You" questionnaire.   Home Work: Complete the "Parent and Guardian Information Sheet"

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WEEK TWO Film and TV Production   Work for the Week
5 Monday  School Closed for Labor Day
6 Tuesday Copy "Work for the Week" into your notebook; review class rules and curriculum to keep in your notebook; Parent and Guardian Information sheet collected; Notes on setting Smart Goals; Create 3 Smart Goals for yourself (one for this quarter, one for the year, and one for after graduation) and explain how they are S.M.A.R.T. [Specific, Measurable, Action Oriented, Realistic, and Timely]
7 Wednesday Share Smart Goals with class & turn in; Notes on creating a "personal mission statement;" Work on personal mission statement; rough draft due Thursday.
8 Thursday Show me the rough draft and make revisions as indicated to the final draft due Monday the 13th  Copy notes on 8 Key concepts of media literacy.  Study the definitions for the 8 key concepts  of media literacy for a test next Friday.
9 Friday Test on Smart Goals (index cards for extra credit); Work on Final Draft -- as usual, if not done complete for HW.

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WEEK THREE Film and TV Production   Work for the Week
12 Monday Copy "Work for the Week" into your notebook; Copy notes on 8 Key concepts of media literacy.  Study the definitions for the eight key concepts of media literacy.   for a test Friday use index cards for 10 pt bonus.  HW- RD of Personal Mission Statement Due Tuesday.
13 Tuesday View "Merchant's of Cool" and identify "Mook" and "Midriff" as used in advertising to youth.  Respond in the Media section of your notebook to the concept that "the merchants of cool kill what they find."  Also, identify how each of the eight key concepts of media literacy  are represented in the report. If you miss it in class this time you may view it online (follow the link from my webpage) or go to the public library where it is your responsibility to arrange to view the materials.  (ALT:  research, on line, the ways advertisers market to children and discuss in an essay)--TURN IN RD of Personal Mission Statement.
14 Wednesday View end of "Merchant's of Cool"
15 Thursday Begin to View Star Treatment about the creation of Hollywood Stars; In your notebook create two columns (one male and one female) and identify "star requirements" and techniques used to create the "star."
16 Friday Test on the eight key concepts of media literacy.  H.W. Meet in the Computer Lab by the Library. ALSO --3 ring binder notebook checked Monday first notebook check for credit: no three ring binder no credit (SECTIONS: Work for the Week; Spelling and Vocabulary; Media; Grammar and Composition, Test and Quiz).

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WEEK FOUR  Film and TV Production   Work for the Week -- ALL LATE WORK IS DUE BY FRIDAY
  19   MONDAY Work on final draft of your personal mission statement due Wednesday.  Visit my web site copy the work for the week-- do not print out the whole year! Copy notes on eight key concepts of media literacy. for test on Wed. HW- Study for test     Notebook checked.
 20  TUESDAY Work on final draft of your personal mission statement due tomorrow.  Visit my web site.  Test & Work returned-- any work done over to improve a grade is due by Wednesday. 
21 WEDNESDAY Test on eight key concepts of media literacy.  View  episodes of Broadway: The American Musical -- In your notebooks identify the types of entertainment that were popular as the Technology of Film and TV evolved.   For each episode provide specific examples of how key concepts 4, 5, and 6 play a role in the development of this form of entertainment-- due Friday.
22 THURSDAY View  episodes of Broadway: The American Musical-- take notes
      23   FRIDAY View  episodes of Broadway: The American Musical -- take notes... due at end of class.

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WEEK FIVE    *INTERIM REPORTS* Film and TV Production   Work for the Week
26 MONDAY Copy notes on the 12 basic advertising techniques for test on Friday. HW- Study five words a night all this week.
27 TUESDAY Broadway: The American Musical
28 WEDNESDAY Broadway: The American Musical
29 THURSDAY Broadway: The American Musical HW- Study for test.
   30 FRIDAY Test on 12 basic advertising techniques

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WEEK SIX ASSIGNMENTS
3 MONDAY Viewing an adaptation of Harrison Bergeron  reflect in your notebook on the power of the media: do you think that Kurt Vonnegut's fears as represented in the movie are justified?  Explain your reasons. (ALT read Harrison Bergeron and respond Vonnegut's "Equality")
4 TUESDAY OFF/ NO SCHOOL  
5 WEDNESDAY OFF/ NO SCHOOL
6    THURSDAY Viewing an adaptation of Harrison Bergeron
7 FRIDAY Viewing an adaptation of Harrison Bergeron   Turn in your reflection.

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WEEK SEVEN ASSIGNMENTS
10 MONDAY OFF/ NO SCHOOL  for Columbus Day
11 TUESDAY Sorry, I will not be available tonight for parent teacher night. Please let your parents know they can sign up and I will contact them ASAP.  Turn in your reflection on Harrison Bergeron (from Last Week).  Viewing "Super Size Me"  Reflect in your notebook on the ways advertising has transcended the 12 basic advertising techniques: answer the following question...  What is a "corporate image" and how does it effect our understanding of advertising? Need help-- Explore the topic of corporate image @ Mc Donald's official web site and by visiting the FDA).
12 WEDNESDAY PSAT/ PLAN / Conference Day.  Morning activities.  Senior Photo.
13 THURSDAY OFF/ NO SCHOOL
14 FRIDAY Viewing "Super Size Me"

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WEEK EIGHT ASSIGNMENTS
17 MONDAY Viewing "Super Size Me"
18 TUESDAY

Notes on creating a storyboard--  Project:  Create a storyboard for a "sales pitch" to the class.  Describe a healthy food you chose to advertise to the class and compare it with at least one other food.   The storyboard should be sufficient for a one minute minimum commercial.  Identify each time you use one of the 12 basic advertising techniques.

Working in class on storyboards:  They must include camera direction/ sound direction/ script/  and detailed timings for each new scene:  of course they must include at least five of the12 basic advertising techniques we have studied.  Due Friday 28th

19 WEDNESDAY Get notes on Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.  View Movie and Complete Questions.  Due Monday 24th.
20 THURSDAY Get notes on Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.  View Movie and Complete Questions.  Due Monday 24th.
21 FRIDAY Get notes on Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.  View Movie and Complete Questions.  Due Monday 24th.  Missed it? Read it online here and complete the assignment.

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WEEK NINE ASSIGNMENTS**************  ALL LATE WORK IS DUE BY FRIDAY!
24 MONDAY View end of Frankenstein.   ALL LATE WORK IS DUE BY FRIDAY!--  View Movie and Complete Questions.  Extended to Tuesday 25th.  Missed it? Read it online here and complete the assignment.  Prepare notebooks for notebook test Friday  HW-- bring notebook for notebook test Friday (worth 20% of quarter grade!) if you miss it you must show me your notebook your first day back.
25 TUESDAY View Young Frankenstein (1974); In your notebook, reflect on the techniques used to make the movie seem like an older movie; does a younger audience "appreciate" the style of humor?  What effect is the decision to shoot in Black and White?  And  compare and contrast with the original Frankenstein... are the same themes addressed?
26 WEDNESDAY View Young Frankenstein (1974);
27 THURSDAY  View Young Frankenstein (1974); HW-- bring notebook for notebook test (worth 20% of quarter grade!) if you miss it you must show me your notebook your first day back.
28 FRIDAY Notebook test (worth 20% of quarter grade!) if you miss it you must show me your notebook your first day back.

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WEEK TEN                                       THE QUARTER END IS FRIDAY
October 31 BOO! MONDAY View end of Abbot and Costello Meet Frankenstein; as we have seen in Frankenstein and Young Frankenstein, the creature is brought into the world as part of the doctor’s dream or goal.

Imagine you are the creature (only created in the 1980’s and not the 1880’s)  write a formal letter to Dr. Frankenstein, your creator,  and tell him about what he should have done to help you succeed instead of leaving you on your own.  Due Wednesday.
 
November1  TUESDAY Begin Blade Runner:
2 WEDNESDAY View Blade Runner: Answer the questions related to each in complete sentences:

1) What is the difference between a Replicant and a Human?

2) Why is it so important to Decker to point out he has "never killed" anybody?

3) What is the roll of nature in the world of the future?

4)  If discovered you were a Replicant, what would you have done and why?

Extra Credit Assignment:   As we have studied Mary Shelly's Frankenstein, compare and contrast Frankenstein and Blade Runner in a Venn Diagram.

 
3 THURSDAY View Blade Runner:
FRIDAY View Blade Runner All this weeks work is due.

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SECOND QUARTER:

WEEK ONE ASSIGNMENTS
7 MONDAY Keep Blade Runner questions in your 3 ring binder.  This quarter we focus on the History of Film and TV through the exploration of the development of a variety of noteworthy media in order to understand the evolution of media in our culture.  View In the Beginning about the creation of Hollywood-- In your notebook reflect-- what factors caused film makers to leave New York and New Jersey?
8 TUESDAY View In the Beginning about the creation of Hollywood.
9 WEDNESDAY In your notebook reflect upon the following question, "Why do silent films so easily transcend national boundaries of language and culture?"   View some of Chaplin's early work.
10 THURSDAY View some early work of Laurel and Hardy--  Reflect, does technology influence their style of humor or could they be on a stage or street corner and be as funny?
11 FRIDAY OFF/ NO SCHOOL  

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WEEK TWO ASSIGNMENTS
14 MONDAY Staff Professional Development
15 TUESDAY Using your notes on the  8 Key concepts of media literacy, as you view The Sea Hawk and Provide examples in your notebook where Culture, Politics, Fighting and War, Male Roles and Female Roles seem to have ideological and value messages-- for each of the five areas identify the ideological and value messages with specific examples for each.
16 WEDNESDAY View The Sea Hawk
17 THURSDAY View The Sea Hawk
18 FRIDAY View The Sea Hawk: view another famous sailor---  Consider the same ideological and value messages-- for each of the five areas identify as you did for The Sea Hawk reflect in your notebook on the changes made for a younger audience with at least one example.

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WEEK THREE ASSIGNMENTS
21 MONDAY Introduction to Research Paper/ Web Quest:  View The Wizard of OZ and complete prewriting assignment found in Web Quest. 
22 TUESDAY View The Wizard of OZ
23 WEDNESDAY View The Wizard of OZ
  THURSDAY  School Closed for Thanksgiving Recess
  FRIDAY  School Closed for Thanksgiving Recess

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WEEK FOUR ASSIGNMENTS**************  ALL LATE WORK IS DUE BY FRIDAY
28 MONDAY View the end of the The Wizard of OZ; view documentary production notes on the making of the movie... take notes for research project.
29 TUESDAY View documentary production notes on the making of the movie... take notes for research project.
30 WEDNESDAY View CASABLANCA reflect in your notebook on the ways this movie prepares for war

Be Prepared for a notebook test next week in compliance with the following directions:
Each Student must have a separate three ring English notebook with the following sections organized to allow you (and them) to easily follow our progress:
A “Work for the Week” curriculum section— on the first day of every week I post the work for that week detailing a daily summary of class work and homework you can review.
A Spelling and Vocabulary Section—includes spelling and vocabulary designed to prepare the student for standardized tests (SAT, ASVAB, ATC, etc.) as well as college preparation.
A literature or media section—includes notes and criticism of literature and texts we study as part of our class.
A Test and Quiz Section—includes review material, and a record of all tests and quizzes.
A Grammar and Composition Section—this section has to do with your child’s ability to write correctly and with style (the key currency of the universities as well as Regent’s Exams).
No 3 ring binder = 0 No organized sections= F No kidding.
 

December 1 THURSDAY View CASABLANCA reflect in your notebook on the ways this movie prepares for war
2 FRIDAY View CASABLANCA reflect in your notebook on the ways this movie prepares for war   Surprise Notebook Check-- bring it with you every day!

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WEEK FIVE    **Interim Reports** ASSIGNMENTS
5 MONDAY Meet in 1102 to work on Research Paper/ Web Quest; use MS Word and only  the links provided in the project.  Participation is graded.  Working at home? then don't sit at a computer and bring something constructive to do.Surprise Notebook Check-- bring it with you every day!
6 TUESDAY Meet in 1102 to work on Research Paper/ Web Quest;
7 WEDNESDAY Meet in 1102 to work on Research Paper/ Web Quest; (not done? you must make arrangements to complete on your own.)
8 THURSDAY Change in plans!!!  We begin an examination of the ways media can change the way we think about places and peoples in the world with an insight into the fractious and volatile world of Arab politics through Lawrence of Arabia.  In a Venn Diagram, compare and contrast the insurgents of today with the insurgents of WWII.
9 FRIDAY Continue to view Lawrence of Arabia Read the Newsday article "'Lawrence of Arabia' Offers Lessons Too Real" and the BBC article "Lessons from Lawrence of Arabia." And use the articles to write a notebook response on the relevance of  Lawrence of Arabia in the shaping of our understanding the Arab world.  

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 WEEK SIX ASSIGNMENTS
12 MONDAY Continue to view Lawrence of Arabia.
13 TUESDAY Continue to view Lawrence of Arabia.
14 WEDNESDAY Continue to view Lawrence of Arabia.
15 THURSDAY Meet in 1102 to work on Research Paper/ Web Quest and to read articles below: use MS Word and only  the links provided in the project.  Participation is graded.  Working at home? then don't sit at a computer and bring something constructive to do. Read the Newsday article "'Lawrence of Arabia' Offers Lessons Too Real" and the BBC article "Lessons from Lawrence of Arabia." And use the articles to write a notebook response on the relevance of  Lawrence of Arabia in the shaping of our understanding the Arab world.
16 FRIDAY Meet in 1102 to work on Research Paper/ Web Quest;

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WEEK SEVEN ASSIGNMENTS
19 MONDAY view end of   Lawrence of Arabia and a portion of "the making of" documentary.
20 TUESDAY View Movie TBA---  pending availability-- Consider the stereotypes (Stereotypes are generalizations that are assigned to groups of people. These groupings can be by race, class, gender, religion, country of origin etc.) of Arab people keep track of  the use of accents-- e.g. do the good have accents as well as the bad? also, keep track of things like roles of women and men, professions, skin color, and references to barbaric behavior.
21 WEDNESDAY Compare and contrast the film with  Lawrence of Arabia in a Venn diagram.
22    THURSDAY View Movie
23 FRIDAY View Movie  WINTER RECESS  Begins through Tuesday, January 3nd 2006! (nine days in a row)

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WEEK EIGHT ASSIGNMENTS
JANUARY   2 MONDAY OFF/ NO SCHOOL  
3 TUESDAY Compare and Contrast Jasmine with Mulan.  What are the key differences and similarities? Is Mulana typical Disney Princess? Explain your answer in the form of a well organized essay due Friday 13th. View Mulan
4 WEDNESDAY View Mulan
5 THURSDAY View end of Mulan
6 FRIDAY View The Persuaders and take notes as directed

HW-- Research project is due.

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WEEK NINE ASSIGNMENTS**************  ALL LATE WORK IS DUE BY FRIDAY13th!
9 MONDAY View the end of  The Persuaders and take notes as directed: complete worksheet. Research project is due.
10 TUESDAY View The Stepford Wives -- Reflect in your notebook on the role of women as portrayed in this movie.
11 WEDNESDAY View The Stepford Wives
12 THURSDAY View The Stepford Wives  Begin Frontline-- The Diet Wars
13 FRIDAY Mulan and Jasmine Essay Due,  The Persuaders worksheet due. Frontline-- The Diet Wars  Reflect in your notebook on "the obesity crisis" in America; specifically,  as the Stepford Wives had to live up to an image of perfection  who benefits from trendy diets?

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WEEK TEN

ASSIGNMENTS                 *******Review for State Exams********

16 MONDAY OFF/ NO SCHOOL   Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr's Birthday
17 TUESDAY Expect a notebook test every day this week;   View Red Dawn and reflect on the fears that this movie capitalizes on and identify the insurgents values.  Is defending their way of life enough reason to behave the way they do?  What implications are there for today's world?  Most importantly, what role does fear play in the subject matter of media we study? -- Participation counts for this quarter as does notebook test; however, Red Dawn assignment will be graded as First Assignment of the Third Quarter Monday January 30th.
18 WEDNESDAY View Red Dawn and answer questions as directed--
19 THURSDAY View Red Dawn and answer questions as directed--
20 FRIDAY View end of Red Dawn and answer questions as directed--  Last day of class in second quarter-- all grades will be sent home sorry, no sneak peaks.

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REGENTS WEEK ASSIGNMENTS
23 MONDAY

MID-TERM TESTING DAY for other classes

24 TUESDAY English Session I  12-3pm
25 WEDNESDAY English Session II  12-3pm
26 THURSDAY NEW YORK STATE REGENTS EXAMS
27 FRIDAY NEW YORK STATE REGENTS EXAMS

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THIRD QUARTER:

WEEK ONE ASSIGNMENTS
30   MONDAY Turn in Red Dawn assignment.  This quarter we study the future of media.  By exploring the evolution of "Utopia" through media we gain an understanding of where society is today and thus where media is likely to go in the near future.  As we view these two episodes  rewrite the Lone Ranger's Creed (Here) for a modern hero due Friday--  "Enter The Lone Ranger" September 15, 1949  Episode # 1
31   TUESDAY "War Horse" October 20, 1949  Episode # 6  Begin Little Big Man In your notebook try to identify as many examples of the American Dream and  "The American Indian Dream" as you can find in Little Big Man (a satirical look at the American Dream).  Then compare and contrast, in a Venn Diagram, the "Indians" of the Lone Ranger with the "Indians" of Little Big Man  due Monday.
February    1  WEDNESDAY View Little Big Man
2 THURSDAY View Little Big Man
3 FRIDAY View Little Big Man; The Lone Ranger's Creed assignment is due.

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WEEK TWO ASSIGNMENTS
6 MONDAY Venn diagram due;  View The American Combat Film and The American Western and, from the documentary, identify the "essential elements" in creating each type of film for an American audience and list any exceptions to the rule to which you are aware.  Respond in your notebooks to the idea that "fighting and expansion (Manifest Destiny) is an essential part of American's concept of 'Utopia.'"
7 TUESDAY Complete documentary.  Begin  Much Ado About Nothing and as you view the film have your three ring notebook out and answer the following questions HERE.
8 WEDNESDAY Much Ado About Nothing
9 THURSDAY Much Ado About Nothing
10 FRIDAY Much Ado About Nothing

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WEEK THREE ASSIGNMENTS
13 MONDAY Possible delay or Snow day??? Tentative -- View excerpts of Roxanne based on a play Cyrano De Bergerac by Edmond Rostand.  In your notebooks, identify common elements that make Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing and Roxanne (or Cyrano De Bergerac timeless.
14 TUESDAY  Happy Valentines day (NOT VALENTIME'S DAY [ that's weak]) View end of Roxanne ----   Begin Hitch  (last 10 minutes of class)
15 WEDNESDAY Begin Hitch  --  Where Shakespeare argues that love is "Nothing" it is nothing real a person can touch-- compare and contrast the concept of love in Much Ado About Nothing and Hitch using at least ten 10 elements from each film-- number them.
16 THURSDAY View Hitch
17 FRIDAY View Hitch; HW-- Venn Diagram Due Monday we return--

Catch up on any work that is owed!!!  INTERIM REPORTS ARE AROUND THE CORNER!

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WEEK FOUR ASSIGNMENTS**************  ALL LATE WORK IS DUE BY FRIDAY the 4th!

All late assignments due by Friday!  INTERIM REPORTS ARE AROUND THE CORNER!

27 MONDAY Venn Diagram about "nothing" is due.  In film and popular media, the fears of the society for which they are intended reveal popular concerns.  By looking at "dystopia" (the negative version of a utopia) we can understand the desire and fear of the audience.  As we begin Rollerball,  consider the world of 2018 as a global corporate state, containing entities such as the Energy Corporation, a global energy monopoly based in Houston which deals with nominally-peer corporations controlling access to all Transport, Luxury, Housing and Food on a global basis.  In what ways might this vision of dystopia be valid today?  Consider each of the following in a five paragraph minimum essay due next Monday: the globalization of the economy, limits of corporate greed, news violence and "reality" TV, destruction of social security and pensions, and the role of the individual vs. the crowd.
28 TUESDAY Rollerball  in your notebook, reflect on the following: is the popularity of news violence (e.g. live car chases/ hostage standoffs/ natural disaster coverage) and "reality" TV an indication that Rollerball is coming true? (Explain)
March 1 WEDNESDAY Rollerball in your notebook, reflect on the following:  Jonathan's success is like a Frankenstein's monster (Define the term  "Frankenstein's Monster" and explain your answer)
2 THURSDAY Rollerball in your notebook, reflect on the following:  What is the power of the individual, the crowd, and that of the corporation?  Work on your essay.  Possible notebook check.
3 FRIDAY Introduction to Third Quarter Project / Use your reflections as prewriting to Work on your essay due Monday/  Turn in all work you owe! Possible notebook check.

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WEEK FIVE ASSIGNMENTS
6 MONDAY Essay Due; View  Woody Allen's Sleeper -- in paragraph format (1/2 page) take the position that this homage to the  physical slapstick, based upon the comedians of the silent era such as Charlie Chaplin or Buster Keaton envisions a utopia or a dystopia-- support your choice with evidence from the movie.
7 TUESDAY View  Woody Allen's Sleeper 
8 WEDNESDAY View  Woody Allen's Sleeper 
9 THURSDAY View I, Robot as a basis for our third quarter project or visit the website HEREIn your notebook identify and consider the three laws-- can such laws prevent technology from becoming a Frankenstein's monster?
10 FRIDAY View I, Robot

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WEEK SIX ASSIGNMENTS
13 MONDAY View end of  I, Robot
14 TUESDAY Meet in computer lab to work on third quarter project.  View I, Robot as a basis for our third quarter project or visit the website HEREIn your notebook identify and consider the three laws-- can such laws prevent technology from becoming a Frankenstein's monster?
15 WEDNESDAY Meet in computer lab to work on third quarter project.
16 THURSDAY Meet in computer lab to work on third quarter project.
17 FRIDAY Work on Local Scholarship Form

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WEEK SEVEN ASSIGNMENTS
20 MONDAY Meet in computer lab to work on Essay  "THE ME NOBODY KNOWS"  for local scholarships.  Read the production notes for Master and Commander (click on the link for the production notes)
21 TUESDAY Meet in computer lab to work on Essay  "THE ME NOBODY KNOWS"  for local scholarships: I will check the essay for credit today only and Local Scholarship Form for extra credit today only.  HW-- Be sure your printer works so that you can turn in your project on time.
22 WEDNESDAY As technology allows us to seemingly view history as if we were present, we must examine the ways our expectations influence our creation of media.  We will compare and contrast a movie based on a historical novel,  Master and Commander, and a movie based on a theme park ride, Pirates of the Caribbean (with a sequel under production). 
23 THURSDAY View Master and Commander
24 FRIDAY View Master and Commander

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WEEK EIGHT ASSIGNMENTS**************  ALL LATE WORK IS DUE BY Wed the 29th!  3rd Quarter ends Friday
27 MONDAY View Pirates of the Caribbean -- H.W. Surprise notebook check this week (see Notebook Guidelines)Third quarter projects are due by end of class Friday.   From January 30th through March 31st in your work for the week, CIRCLE each assignment you were to complete and cross off those you have completed for a grade in your work for the week-- write your name on top-- staple the pages together before it's due at the start of class Thursday and be prepared to turn it in on Thursday (yes this is a test -- counts as three quiz grades).
28 TUESDAY View Pirates of the Caribbean
29 WEDNESDAY View Pirates of the Caribbean-- Compare and contrast the two movies in a Venn diagram then use your notes, and knowledge of 8 Key concepts of media literacy to explain why you believe Pirates of the Caribbean has been so popular (made so much money).

Also, we look at some of the production notes and technical elements in the making of Pirates.

HW-- Be sure your printer works so that you can turn in your project on time.

30 THURSDAY Surprise?
31 FRIDAY Third quarter projects are due today: hand them to me before you leave.  Technical problem? turn in the project with a note from your parents explaining what was wrong with your printer or computer preventing you from completion of the assignment on time.  Have a problem and you need to send it to me? my e-mail--  jgalanaugh@longwoodcsd.com Turn in a note explaining what you are sending to get credit.      Turn in your work for the week as assigned Monday. 

View Harvey (1950) and in your notebook, define a Frankenstein's Monster in your own words and respond to the idea that sometimes the monsters we create don't even have to exist.

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FOURTH QUARTER:

 

WEEK ONE  
APRIL 3 MONDAY View Harvey (1950) and in your notebook, define a Frankenstein's Monster in your own words and respond to the idea that sometimes the monsters we create don't even have to exist. (Check if done r)
4 TUESDAY View Harvey
5 WEDNESDAY End of Harvey begin What about Bob? In your notebooks, compare and contrast "Bob 'Bobby' Wiley" with "Elwood P. Dowd," specifically on the following topics: as Frankenstein's Monsters; as Dr. Frankenstein (or is Harvey the Frankenstein's Monster?);  the way they are treated by everyone not their Doctor r; their need to be liked r; their "insanity r;" the use of dramatic irony r.  (Check if done r)
6 THURSDAY View What about Bob?
7 FRIDAY View What about Bob?  Work on notebook response and turn it in for extra credit.  (Check if done r)   Enjoy Your break!

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WEEK TWO ASSIGNMENTS
17 MONDAY OFF/ NO SCHOOL

 

18 TUESDAY OFF/ NO SCHOOL
19 WEDNESDAY Turn in April 3rd's notebook response "sometimes the monsters we create don't even have to exist (but in our minds)" and extra credit "compare and contrast" assignment at start of class.  use your report card to complete the grade breakdown chart by Friday.  View Oscar Wilde's    The Importance of Being Earnest and respond in your notebook to the following with evidence from the movie:  the dual meaning of being "Earnest" r  the  use of imaginary friends r;   the social importance of inventing yourself for each audience you meet (then and now) r;  how you may need to "invent" yourself for employers r;  future boy/girlfriends r;  College/University professors r;  as a homeowner r and in doing so leave old HS values behind r  (Check as done r).
20 THURSDAY View Oscar Wilde's   The Importance of Being Earnest
21 FRIDAY View end of Oscar Wilde's   The Importance of Being Earnest and complete your response in your notebook.  HW-Turn in your grade breakdown chart (Check as done r)

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WEEK THREE ASSIGNMENTS
24 MONDAY

Intro to fourth quarter Branding Project

The Greatest Branding Project Ever*

Film and TV (Media) Production

For your fourth quarter branding project you are going to “brand yourself” with all associated media in the project rated “G” for subject matter, language, and content.  This project is worth 20% of your grade for this quarter DUE at start of class FRIDAY, JUNE 2, 2006.  Each day late results in the drop of a full letter grade on the project: DO NOT PLACE WORK IN MY MAILBOX.

Begin  The Corporation a film that explores the nature and spectacular rise of the dominant institution of our time. Footage from pop culture, advertising, TV news, and corporate propaganda, illuminates the corporation's grip on our lives. Taking its legal status as a "person" to its logical conclusion, the film puts the corporation on the psychiatrist's couch to ask "What kind of person is it?"

Winner of 24 INTERNATIONAL AWARDS, 10 of them AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARDS including the AUDIENCE AWARD for DOCUMENTARY in WORLD CINEMA at the 2004 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL.

Reflect in your notebooks on the definition of A LEGAL "PERSON"  (Check as done r

25 TUESDAY Continue The Corporation
26 WEDNESDAY Continue The Corporation
27 THURSDAY View the end of  The Corporation
28 FRIDAY Reflect in your notebooks on the personality (Check as done r and life expectancy (Check as done r of the legal persons known as corporations and with examples answer the question "have we created a race of immortal monsters?" (Check as done r

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WEEK FOUR ASSIGNMENTS**************  ALL LATE WORK IS DUE BY Tuesday 10th!
MAY 1 MONDAY Work on Branding Project or extra credit assignment (Create a resume for Bob Parr as seen in The Incredibles (optional urn in on May 9th)
2 TUESDAY Meet  in  computer lab 1102 to work on Branding Project
3 WEDNESDAY Meet  in  computer lab 1102 to work on Branding Project
4 THURSDAY Period 1 meet  in  computer lab 1102 to work on Branding Project; Periods 7, 8, and 9 meet in 2118.
5 FRIDAY Period 1 meet  in  computer lab 1102 to work on Branding Project; Periods 7, 8, and 9 meet in 2120.

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WEEK FIVE ASSIGNMENTS
8 MONDAY Meet  in  computer lab 1102 to work on Branding Project

 

9 TUESDAY Meet  in  computer lab 1102 to work on Branding Project
10 WEDNESDAY Last day to meet  in  computer lab 1102 to work on Branding Project
11 THURSDAY End of The Incredibles and bonus materials (Easter eggs?/  Boundin'/ and The Making of....)
12 FRIDAY We will hunt the elusive sock puppet version of The Incredibles Respond in your notebook to the idea that DVD's have enabled movies (that originally made money) to be repackaged with "exclusive behind the scenes and lost footage that has been digitally remastered pop up easter eggs" for even more money at almost no additional cost to the owners.

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WEEK SIX ASSIGNMENTS
15 MONDAY We continue the hunt for the elusive sock puppet version of The Incredibles.  We begin Apollo 13 and continue to consider technology and heroics in media (Won 2 Oscars. Another 15 wins & 26 nominations).  

I was four years old (40 now) when I can remember family gathered around the television watching the first Apollo mission to the moon.  Yet today there are people who believe that landing a man on the moon was a hoax.  Respond in your notebook--  do you believe that landing a man on the moon was a hoax? and explain HOW YOU KNOW! (Due Friday 19 Check as done r

Only 12 school days until The Greatest Branding Project Ever is Due.

16 TUESDAY Apollo 13
17 WEDNESDAY Apollo 13
18 THURSDAY Apollo 13
19 FRIDAY Notebooks Checked have all responses complete up to this date.  Also, consider that quality and evidence of original though counts!

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WEEK SEVEN ASSIGNMENTS
22 MONDAY "Never Give Up, Never Surrender!"  View Galaxy Quest  and in your notebook respond to the statement  "You are what you believe yourself to be."  and identify how this statement relates to the 8 Key concepts of  Media Literacy (Hint: consider the ways media tells us who we are.)
23 TUESDAY Reflect in your notebooks to the question-- Are there people like the  Thermian's who don't know that media gives people images (lies) they want in order to make money?
24 WEDNESDAY "Never Give Up, Never Surrender!"
25 THURSDAY "Never Give Up, Never Surrender!"  HW:  Prepare notebooks for final exam. The Greatest Branding Project Ever is due in seven days-- June 2nd
26 FRIDAY School is Closed for Memorial Day (extended due to unused snow emergency day) The Greatest Branding Project Ever is due in SIX days-- June 2nd  HW-- Check your printer.

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WEEK EIGHT ASSIGNMENTS**************  ALL LATE WORK IS DUE !

29 

MONDAY Schools Closed for Memorial Day The Greatest Branding Project Ever is due in THREE days-- June 2nd HW-- Check your printer.
          30  TUESDAY If you have late work it is due at the start of class. Continue with Lucas' Revenge of the Sith: if you didn't cut Friday you have an opportunity for extra credit... and you know what it is so don't ask.

As you watch Revenge of the Sith respond in your notebook to the idea that Anakin is a "Frankenstein's Monster" and provide evidence that supports your position from the movie.

The Greatest Branding Project Ever is due in TWO days-- June 2nd HW-- Check your printer.

31 WEDNESDAY End of  Revenge of the Sith  The Greatest Branding Project Ever is due in ONE day-- June 2nd HW-- Check your printer.
June 1 THURSDAY We look at the origins of Star Wars and what Lucas did to forever change the way movies make money.

The Greatest Branding Project Ever is due in mere hours  June 2nd.   Due at start of period.

2 FRIDAY We look at the origins of Star Wars and what Lucas did to forever change the way movies make money.  

The Greatest Branding Project Ever is due at the start of class.  In Class Final Exam Distributed: Absent?  The final exam will be posted here Friday evening after school and is still due Monday.

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WEEK NINE ASSIGNMENTS             !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Last full week of classes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
5 MONDAY Final Exam is due at start of class. HW--- Bring your notebook every day this week.
6 TUESDAY  
7 WEDNESDAY  
8 THURSDAY  
9 FRIDAY Last day of regular classes.  Contact guidance for grades and graduation / other information.

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WEEK TEN ASSIGNMENTS**************  In Class Final Exams********************
12 MONDAY Various finals.
13 TUESDAY Various finals.
14 WEDNESDAY Various finals.
15 THURSDAY NEW YORK STATE REGENTS EXAMS
16 FRIDAY NEW YORK STATE REGENTS EXAMS
   
19 MONDAY NEW YORK STATE REGENTS EXAMS
20 TUESDAY NEW YORK STATE REGENTS EXAMS
21 WEDNESDAY NEW YORK STATE REGENTS EXAMS
22 THURSDAY NEW YORK STATE REGENTS EXAMS
23 LAST DAY FRIDAY NEW YORK STATE REGENTS EXAMS

SATURDAY JUNE   , 2006 IS GRADUATION DAY!!!!!!!!!!!

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