Monday, October 22

Today is Monday of Week 10. Here is a link to the Week 10 assignments, and if you're finishing up some work during the grace period this morning, here is Week 9.

Class Procedures and Reminders

Reading/Storytelling. This week in Indian Epics you will be choosing between Krishna and Jatakas (details) and in Myth-Folklore, it's Native American traditions (details). I hope you will enjoy the new reading this week!

Project Stack. My schedule is kind of hectic today and tomorrow, but I will update the stack and get through as many projects as I can today. Meanwhile, you can check the stack to make sure I received your email.

The following items are for fun and exploration:

Blog Stream. Arti did a whole series of Tech Tip posts this weekend, and here's a fun one: Animated GIF (it's easy to make your own animated GIF image slideshow like this: Tech Tip).

Featured Storybook. Here's an incredibly fun project! Rate My Rishi. If you've ever used, you'll feel right at home at Rate My Rishi, where the rishis' students, fans, and enemies sing their praises and dish the mythological dirt too.

India Video. One of the reading options for this week in Indian Epics is this graphic novel: Krishna: Defender of Dharma.

Myth Video. This is a Crash Course video on Native American storytelling traditions: Coyote and Raven, American Tricksters.

Myth Item. Here's a great example of animated GIFs: Ancient Ruins Restored. Here's the Temple of Luxor in Egypt:

Writing. And speaking of archaeology: The Earliest Ancient Texts.

And here's a thought about Mondays.

Growth Mindset Cats. This cat is ready for the new week: My effort and attitude are everything.

For a beautiful example of effort and attitude, here's the inspiring story of Ronald McNair, as told by his brother: Eyes on the Stars.

Event on Campus. There will be a showing of Paywall: The Business of Scholarship at 4:30PM in Bizzell 339 (details). This is a film on an incredibly important topic for all students and scholars. Here's the trailer:

Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online.

October 22: Dulac. Today is the birthday of Edmund Dulac, who was born on this day in 1882. He is one of my favorite book illustrators! You can read more about his life and work at Wikipedia. This is one of his illustrations to Sindbad the Sailor:

Check out the Twitter stream for information and fun stuff during the day, or click here for past announcements.