Thursday, September 12

Today is Thursday of WEEK 4. If you have not turned in your Week 3 Storybook assignment yet, you have until noon today to turn that in for partial credit. Thursday morning, until noon, is the grace period if you forgot to do any of the assignments that were due on Wednesday.

Class Procedures and Reminders:

Storybook Stack. I'm still working my way through the large stack of Storybook assignments that people have turned in. If you turned in an assignment on Sunday, you should have comments back from me now. If you turned something in on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday, it is probably still in the stack, waiting for me to get to it. If you want to check and make sure your assignment is in the stack, you can see the contents of the stack here. I should be able to get through the remaining items in the stack by the end of the week. If you want comments back from me on a Storybook assignment, make sure you turn your assignment in by Friday at 8AM.

Week 4 Internet: Coverpages
. (repeat announcement) For your Internet assignment in Week 4, you will be publishing a coverpage for your Storybook. If you are using Google Sites, this means you will create a NEW SITE, and the homepage for that new site will be your Storybook coverpage. I hope you will enjoy creating a website for your Storybook! To see how the Storybooks for this  semester are taking shape, here they are: Myth-Folklore Storybooks - Indian Epics Storybooks. I'll keep adding new Storybooks periodically to the list as people turn in their Week 4 Internet assignments.

The following items are for fun and exploration:

Featured Resource: Metropolitan Museum of Art. As you consider your quest for the perfect Storybook coverpage artwork, you might want to see what the Metropolitan Museum of Art has to offer since it features art from all over the world.

Featured Storybook: Blogging for Bad Guys. Even bad guys need to blog, and VillainsPress is the blogging platform they use!

FREE Kindle eBook: Twenty-Two Goblins by Arthur Ryder. Here is a link to the book at Amazon, and this blog post provides additional information about this famous collection of folktales from ancient India. A typical title: The Brahman who died because Poison from a Snake in the Claws of a Hawk fell into a Dish of Food given him by a Charitable Woman. Who is to blame for his death?

Words of Wisdom: Today's proverb poster is The dog in the manger would not let the horse eat hay or eat it himself (an proverb). Details at the Proverb Lab. This is another one of the many proverbs which are inspired by an Aesop's fable!

Ramayana Image: Today's Ramayana image shows Rama releasing Ahalya from the rock. You can see Ahalya emerging out of her rocky imprisonment, set free by Rama's touch!

Thursday Event on Campus: There will be a free Union Sound Lounge concert tonight from 8PM-10PM in Beaird Lounge featuring the Oklahoma Cloud Factory... with a free ice cream bar, too! (details) Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online.

September 12: Lascaux caves. September 12 marks the anniversary of the discovery in 1940 of the amazing prehistoric cave paintings found at Lascaux in France. The cave walls were decorated with upwards of two thousand images, including hundreds of animals. You can read more about the Lascaux cave paintings in this Wikipedia article, which is also the source for the image shown below. The paintings are estimated to date to approximately 16,000 years ago, during what used to be called the "Stone Age" (Upper Paleolithic, a period of human culture that lasted from around 40,000 BCE to 10,000 BCE). As you can see, the paintings are truly beautiful and very dramatic... although, without recorded language, we will never know just what stories the paintings commemorate.

Remember, you can page back through older blog posts to see any announcements you might have missed.