Saturday, September 28

Today is Saturday of Week 6. I hope you are having a nice weekend! If you did not finish up the end-of-week assignments on Friday, you need to do that today or tomorrow, Sunday.

Class Procedures and Reminders:

Storybook Stack. I don't update the Storybook stack as often on the weekends, but you can check there to make sure I received your assignment; I'll update it at least once or twice over the weekend. If you want comments back on your assignment sooner rather than later, turn your work in today or on Sunday morning. If you wait until Sunday evening, you will be farther down in the stack and will have to wait longer for my comments back to you. 

The following items are for fun and exploration:

Featured Resource: National Gallery of Art. As you search for artwork to use in your Storybooks, I would like to recommend the free-to-use images, and also the great search engine, available at the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC.

Featured Storybook: The Children's Biblical Zoo. Kelsie has a Myth-Folklore Storybook that is something new in the genre of Bible-based Storybooks: a zoo where the animals of the Bible live and happily tell their stories to visiting children.

FREE Kindle eBook: Firdausi's Shah Nameh and other classics of Persian literature. Here is a link to the book at Amazon, and this blog post provides additional information about the contents of the book. XXX

Words of Wisdom: Today's proverb poster is The best time to plant a tree was twenty years ago; the second-best time is now (a Chinese proverb). Details at the Proverb Lab. This definitely is true for trees, and it is true for other big projects too!

Ramayana Image: Today's Ramayana image shows Hanuman. On the left you can see him with Rama and Lakshmana (along with Sugriva), and on the right you can see him with Sita in Lanka (along with her rakshasi guards).

Saturday Event on Campus: The Oklahoma Festival Ballet performance will be at 8PM in the Rupel Jones Theater (details). Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online.

September 28: Confucius. September 28 is a day traditionally assigned to the birthday of the Chinese philosopher Confucius in the year 551 BCE. You can read about Confucius in this Wikipedia article, and also in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy online. Confucius's philosophy was already famous in Europe in the 17th century, as you can see from this Latin edition of his works published in 1687 (click here for a larger view; if you are a student of Latin, you might see how much of the text you can understand). Happy birthday, Confucius!

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