English I: Notes on Assignment - April 2, 2020
Firstly, I recognize that Schoology was down for a few hours during the afternoon today. Apparently the server that Schoology is on is operating at 400% the normal amount of traffic at those times of the day, so it's doing its best to stay above ground. So therefore you might have also had problems logging in at those times too (I know I did).
However, let's be serious. I post your assignments the night before and they are not due until the evening of the due date. Even if it is not working, you still have time to get something in once the server calms down.
Because of this unpredictability on Schoology, I have decided to ALSO post my daily "Notes on Assignment" on my official UACHS website daily (or nightly, rather). That website can be found by going on www.uachs.org and finding my name under faculty and staff, or directly: https://www.uachs.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=1269502&type=u&pREC_ID=176172. Bookmark that page in case Schoology goes down and you don't remember what your assignment was.
If it is later in the afternoon and you cannot access Schoology for ANY reason, you can always submit your work to me via my UACHS email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Again, Friday we will have another live classroom session, this time using zoom. I will post an explanation on how to use Zoom if you haven't already with another class. Then, on Friday, I will post the meeting code for you to join.
Anyways, LET'S FINISH MACBETH!
The assignment for April 2, 2020:
1. FInish up Macbeth by reading: Act 5, Scene 6, 7, AND 8. As always, you can use your Folgers original text or the No Fear Shakespeare version. Here is the No Fear version for Act 5, Scene 6: https://www.sparknotes.com/nofear/shakespeare/macbeth/page_206/ ; Here is the No Fear version for Act 5, Scene 7: https://www.sparknotes.com/nofear/shakespeare/macbeth/page_208/; Here is the No fear for Act 5, Scene 8 (THE FINAL SCENE!): https://www.sparknotes.com/nofear/shakespeare/macbeth/page_212/ .
As you can see, all of these scenes are extremely short, and it is the finale of this play! I'm not going to say any more and spoil anything! Try watching this along with reading it, as it is very action-oriented.
2. Watch the folowing videos:
· First, watch these 3 extremely short summary videos to help you understand the scenes: Act 5, Scene 6: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-eCKvc1NeQ ; Act 5, Scene 7: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYhr_s-99l0 ; and Act 5, Scene 8: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Em7TYe64dDc .
· Watch the following stage version to help you absorb how intense the final battles are. We will watch the ending of the movie together on Zoom on friday! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLc3w-yp3wk&t=2570s
Act 5, Scene 6 Starts at 42:50 and then you can just watch until the end of the video for the finale of the play.
__. 3. Answer the study guide questions in the discussion post, as usual. Make sure that you are responding to the questions regarding the videos. I leave you these videos not only for you to deepen your understanding on these scenes, but also because I want you to work with them as well. The study guide questions are as follows:
Act 5, Scene 6:
- Who does Malcom send to go as the first wave of attackers on Macbeth’s castle?
- After their throw down their branches from Birnam Wood, what does the army do to announce they are storming Macbeth’s castle?
- What does Young Siward say to Macbeth before their battle, and how does Macbeth respond?
- What happens to Young Siward?
- What does Macduff say as he enters the castle?
- Why does Macduff not fit the title of being “woman born” (what was different about his birth)?
- How does Macbeth react to the Macduff’s reveal about his birth?
- What news does Ross bring Siward? What is Siward’s reaction?
- How does the reader find out that Macbeth has been killed?
- How does Lady Macbeth die? (Hint: Malcom reveals it).
- What does Malcom call for at the very end of the play?