Sunday, April 13

Today is Sunday of Week 12. The Read and Respond assignment, along with the Internet assignment and Storybook assignment, are due today. So, if you have not finished those up already, now is the time.

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, don't wait until Sunday evening. If you wait until Sunday evening or the Monday grace period (or even later), you will be farther down in the stack and will have to wait longer for my comments back to you.

Storybook Schedule. As you decide just how you want to finish up the semester, here is a general guideline to keep in mind: if you want to add one more story to your Storybook, you must do that either this week (Week 12) or next week (Week 13). The absolute last week to add a new story to your Storybook is Week 13 because the last two weeks of the semester are reserved for final revisions.

The following items are for fun and exploration:

Library Resource: Mewar Ramayana at the British Library. The British Library has put many of its most precious books and manuscripts online for public access, including this gorgeous illustrated version of the Ramayana:

Mythology Words in English: Today's mythology word in English is atlas, which comes from the name of the Titan god Atlas. For details, see this blog post.

Featured Storybook: Battle of the Heroes. In Kevin's Storybook for this semester, heroes from the ancient past are teleported into the future, forced to do deadly battle in gladiatorial combat.

FREE Kindle eBook: Indian Legends of Vancouver Island by Alfred Carmichael. Here is a link to the book at Amazon, and this blog post provides additional information about the contents of the book. The stories come from the Seshaht and the Opitchesah tribes of Vancouver and were collected by Alfred Carmichael in the 1890s.

Words of Wisdom: Today's proverb poster is The world is a theater of love (a proverb from India). Details at the Proverb Lab. This is a saying among the people of Kashmir.

Mahabharata Image: Today's Mahabharata image shows Kichaka and Draupadi, as Draupadi seeks to refuse his advances.

Sunday Event on Campus: There will be a performance of Haydn's "The Seasons" at 3PM at the Reynolds Performing Arts Center (details). Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online.

Note: You can page back through older blog posts to see any announcements you might have missed.