Thanksgiving Break

HAPPY HOLIDAYS! You have reached the end of Week 13, but those end-of-week assignments are not due until the weekend after Thanksgiving. In other words: you have a week off in this class for Thanksgiving. The next new announcements will be published here on Sunday, November 27, after Thanksgiving. Safe travels to everyone who will be on the road!

Class Procedures and Reminders

Finishing the class. Many of you are close to finishing up the class, which is great! You will find all the Week 13 assignments plus Week 14 and Week 15 at the Class Calendar. As soon as you get the points you need for the grade you want (410/A, 360/B, 320/C), then you are all done with the class. There are about ten people who are done already, and I am guessing quite a few more people will finish up during the Thanksgiving Break. Go for it!

Project Stack. I will try to update the stack periodically in the coming week, and you can check the stack to make sure I received your assignment. I have replied to all the Week 12 assignments that were in the stack, and I will start in on the Week 13 assignments when I am back at work on Monday. The sooner you can turn in your assignment this weekend, the sooner you will get comments back from me next week!

The following items are for fun and exploration:

Thanksgiving. I thought this would be a good thought for Thanksgiving: Longer Table.

OU Library. I made an animated GIF of these Library graphics; you can see the individual items here: 10 Things about OU Libraries, and here are the Library Hours, including special holiday hours.

Words from Mythology. Here's a nice festive word from Greek: AMBROSIA.

Featured Storybook. This story is from a Storybook in the Myth-Folklore class: Cedie's Thanksgiving. It's about Emily's dog Cedie and her Aesopic adventures, like when she decides to help cook the Thanksgiving dinner.

Film Online. Instead of sharing a free book today, I thought I would share a film: The Mahabharata as directed by Peter Brook, which is a remarkable international production of the Indian epic. See the India Reading Guides for links and a scene-by-scene index. Those of you in the Indian Epics class might want to watch some of this film for class!

Words of Wisdom: Today's saying is Not even Apollo keeps his bow always at full stretch (a Latin proverb). Find out more at the Proverb Lab. Even Apollo needs to take a break sometimes! For those of you who are students of Latin: Neque semper arcum tendit Apollo.

Today's Video: The Empathic Civilisation. This is an RSA animation by Jeremy Rifkin:

Growth Mindset: Today's growth mindset cat is thinking about a Thanksgiving turkey. Take risks: think about what you can gain. You can find out more at the Growth Mindset blog.

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