Tuesday, September 10

Today is Tuesday of WEEK 4, and I've re-arranged the Quiz area in Desire2Learn so the new week is on top. This week's topic in the Myth-Folklore class is ancient Greece (Aesop or Homer), and in Indian Epics you will be starting Buck's version of the Ramayana. I hope you will enjoy the readings! If you have not turned in your Week 3 Storybook assignment yet, you may still do that for partial credit.

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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 Friday  afternoon or evening, you should have comments back from me now. If you turned in your assignment over the weekend or on Monday, 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. Remember: you need to wait on my comments back to you before going on to the next Storybook assignment.

Week 4 Internet: Coverpages. 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: Freely Licensed Images at Google Images. This tip explains how to use some of the advanced search features at Google - perhaps of interest to those of you looking for the perfect image to use on your Storybook coverpage this week.

Featured Storybook: Mean Girls Morals. This Storybook adapts the morals of Aesop's fable to the world of the Mean Girls, with Cady Heron as your storyteller.

FREE Kindle eBook: The Story of the Odyssey by Alfred Church. Here is a link to the book at Amazon, and this blog post provides additional information about the contents of the book. This might be a good follow-up book for those of you looking at the Odyssey this week in Myth-Folklore!

Words of Wisdom: Today's proverb poster is No one will bell the cat (an English proverb). Details at the Proverb Lab. The proverb alludes to the famous Aesop's fable about the mice who decided that it would be best to put a bell around the cat's neck, but none of the mice was willing to carry out the task!

Ramayana Image: Today's Ramayana image shows Ravana Defeated by Hundred-Handed Arjuna. You can read more about Hundred-Handed Arjuna, also known as Kartavirya (not to be confused with Arjuna, hero of the Mahabharata), in this Wikipedia article.

Tuesday Event on Campus: As part of the "Tuesday Noon Concerts" series, Larry Hammett will be giving a guitar concert in the Sandy Bell Gallery of the Art Museum from 12PM - 12:30PM (details). Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online.

September 10: Mary Wollstonecraft. Today marks the death of Mary Wollstonecraft in 1797 (she was born in 1759). Mary Wollstonecraft was a great advocate for women's rights, and she is best known today for her 1792 treatise, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman. Her daughter, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, was also a writer and is still famous today for her novel Frankenstein. You can read more about Mary Wollstonecraft in this Wikipedia article, which is also the source for this portrait of Wollstonecraft by John Opie.

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