Tuesday, April 4

Today is Tuesday of WEEK 11, and I've re-arranged the Modules area in Canvas so the new week is on top. If you have not done any reading for this week yet, you can do some reading today. Here is a link to this week's assignments.

Class Procedures and Reminders

Project Stack. The stack is still huge, but I managed to read and reply to projects turned in before noon on Saturday. I will finish the Saturday assignments today and start in on the Sunday assignments! Meanwhile, you can check the stack to make sure I received your assignment.

Work ahead, finish early. For those of you with lots of end-of-semester projects and finals, I would urge you to work ahead in this class and finish early! All the weeks are available in Canvas; just pop open the module for each week to see the assignments there. Go, go, go!

The following items are for fun and exploration:

Writers. There are lots of fairy tales coming up in these last weeks of Myth-Folklore, so I thought you might enjoy this chart: Fairy Tale Composers and Collectors.

Writing Technology. You can call it an eraser... or a delete key.

Spelling. And here's another word pair that the spellchecker cannot help with: STAKE v. STEAK.

Featured Storybook. This project is from the Myth-Folklore class: The Tale that Jack Told. The innkeeper just can't figure this out: why are the heroes of so many stories named Jack? The three Jacks you will meet in these stories may share the same name, but they are very different from one another.

Free Book Online: Today's free book is The Raghuvamsha translated by P. de Lacy Johnstone. See the Freebookapalooza blog for links and the table of contents. This is the story of Rama's ancestors, beginning with King Dilipa, Rama's great-great-grandfather.

Words of Wisdom: Today's saying is Arthur himself had but his time (an English proverb). Find out more at the Proverb Lab. I wanted to share this proverb for those of you reading about King Arthur this week in Myth-Folklore.

Video: The video for today is Maati Baani's Banjara. The lyrics come from the sacred poet Kabir; find out more at Wikipedia.

Growth Mindset: Today's growth mindset cat is exploring different dimensions of growth: I think. I design. I create. I invent. I reflect. I learn. You can find out more at the Growth Mindset blog.

Event on Campus: As part of International Awareness Week, there will be an International Student Interfaith Panel at 3PM in Farzaneh Hall 142 (details). Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online.

April 4: Muddy Waters. Today marks the birthday in 1913 of McKinley Morganfield - better known as Muddy Waters! He is famous as the "father of the Chicago blues" although he was born in Missisippi; he moved to Chicago in 1940. You can read more about his life and career in this Wikipedia article; he died in 1983. The YouTube video below shows Muddy Waters and his band performing Got My Mojo Workin' in 1966.

Check out the Twitter stream for information and fun stuff during the day, or click here for past announcements.