Tuesday, November 14

Today is Tuesday of Week 13, and I've re-arranged the Modules area in Canvas so the new week is on top. If you haven't started the reading for Week 13, today is the day to do that, and I hope you will find something you enjoy! Here is a link to this week's assignments.

Class Procedures and Reminders

Thanksgiving break. Week 13 is spread out over this week and next week; see yesterday's announcements for more details.

Project Stack. If you turned in a project before noon on Saturday, you should have comments back from me now; today I will finish the Saturday assignments, and then I will get started on the emails from Sunday. While you are waiting on comments back from me about your Project assignment, you can check the stack to make sure I received your email.

Extra Credit. As you are doing the reading today, keep an eye out for anything that makes you curious... and then you can make a Wikipedia Trail for extra credit! Find out more in the extra credit section of this week's assignments.

The following items are for fun and exploration:

Class Twitter. From yesterday's Twitter @OnlineMythIndia, here is a new video from Sparsh Shah a.k.a. Purhythm, and you can find out more about this remarkable performer from Sparsh's TED talk here:

Words from Mythology. Today's word is TANTALIZE from the mythological King Tantalus. You can find out more about this story in Emma's Storybook!

Storybook Archive. This project is from the Indian Epics class: Through the Page: One Girl's Journey. Much to little Anaya's surprise, she receives a visit from a goddess, Saraswati, and it's urgent: the goddess brings Anaya to meet a "damsel petrified," which turns out to be only the first of the missions that Anaya must complete with the goddess's help.

Free Book Online: Today's free book is Legends and Romances of Brittany by Lewis Spence. See the Freebookapalooza blog for links and the table of contents. The Celts did not live only in the British Isles; they also lived in Brittany, and these are their stories. You can find out more at Wikipedia.

Story of the Day. Today's story is from Aesop's fables: The Lark and her Chicks. This is a story in which timing is everything!

Video: The video for today is Yaara. Turn on the captions for English lyrics... and look for Maati Baani as the janitors.

Growth Mindset: Today's growth mindset cat would share what she learns at her blog... if cats could blog! Learn, and then share what you learned. You can find out more at the Growth Mindset blog.

Event on Campus: There will be a lecture by OU Professor Edgar Heap of Birds at 5:30PM in Zarrow Hall: Genocide Sovereignty Democracy. The accompanying art exhibit will run through November 30 (details). Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online.

November 14: Karen Armstrong. Today is the birthday of the writer Karen Armstrong, born this day in 1944; she is one of my favorite authors on religious history. You can read more about her life and career in this Wikipedia article. Of all her books, the one I like best is The Battle for God: Fundamentalism in Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Highly recommended!

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