Monday, February 27

Today is Monday, and that means Week 6 is now over... and Week 7 has begun! The new week's topic in the Myth-Folklore class is Asian and African stories once again, and in Indian Epics it's a chance to take another look at the Mahabharata. You can find the week's assignments at the Class Calendar.

Update: The Week 7 Project Feedback groups are ready now!

Class Procedures and Reminders

Project stack. As always on Monday, I will have a huge bunch of assignments in the Project stack that were turned in over the weekend or on Monday morning. The first thing I will do on Monday morning when I get to work is to update the list of items in the stack. Then, you will be able to check the stack to make sure I received your assignment, and I"ll be replying to the assignments in the order received.

Fall enrollment. Enrollment will be starting soon for Fall classes, and the online classes fill up really quickly. If any of you would like to enroll in MLLL-3043 Myth-Folklore or MLLL-4993 Indian Epics for this Fall, please let me know either this week or next week, and I will save you a place. Likewise, if you have a friend who would like to take the class, have them contact me now. I can always save a place if someone contacts me before enrollment actually starts.

The following items are for fun and exploration:

Spelling. Once again, the spellchecker will not help: KID NAPPING.

Stories. Words of wisdom from Tom Robbins: We're our own dragons as well as our own heroes, and we have to rescue ourselves from ourselves.

Words from Mythology. Did you know that CHAOS is a word from Greek mythology? ΧΑΟΣ.

Featured Storybook. This project is from the Myth-Folklore class: Kindergarten Shenanigans. Aesop's fables set in the lives of kindergarteners, with a good lesson learned every time.

Free Book Online: Today's free book is The Story of the Great War: Some Lessons from the Mahabharata by Annie Besant. See the Freebookapalooza blog for links and the table of contents. The author, Annie Besant, was a remarkable woman; you can find out more about her here: Annie Besant.

Words of Wisdom: Today's saying is Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise (an English proverb). Find out more at the Proverb Lab. Rhyming proverbs are my favorites!

Video: The video for today is Harry Potter Meets Hindu Mythology. This is another video from the Epified YouTube channel.

Growth Mindset: Today's growth mindset cat is ready to learn from mistakes: Errors are portals of discovery. You can find out more at the Growth Mindset blog.

Event on Campus: Come enjoy some "Delectable Diversity" this evening from 6:30PM until 9PM in the Community space in Bizzell Library (details). You can find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online.

February 27: Longfellow. Today is the birthday of the American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in 1807; you can read more about Longfellow's life and career at Wikipedia. One of his most famous compositions is Hiawatha, which some of you in Myth-Folklore may be reading later this semester.


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