Thursday, August 28, 2008


Today, we watched a music video from the band, R.E.M.  The video for the song "Losing My Religion" contains numerous allusions to art from various periods of history.  Your job, if you choose to accept, is to find the sources for the allusions.  Print out a copy of the art and give it to me in 148A sometime before 7:30 am tomorrow morning.  I have a sheet available with some screen shots from the video to help you if you want.  You can view and/or print that document here.

Also, here is the music video if you want to see it again:

Enjoy...And good luck!

Oh and here's a hint:  "If it's not baroque, don't fix it."

Friday, August 22, 2008

World History Schedule: WEEK 1

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Course Introduction

Homework: Read and annotate, “What is Art?” by Leo Tolstoy (You can download or read the document here)

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

1. Quiz/Discussion of reading
2. Lecture and video: “Know Art? The importance of Art and History in Pop Culture--from Ferris Bueller to the Simpsons”

Homework: Read “A Very Old man With Enormous Wings”

Thursday, August 28, 2008

1. Discuss story (quiz?)
2. Allusion Quest: “R.E.M.—Losing My Religion” with extra credit opportunity
3. Lecture: Symbolism and Art: Part 1

Homework: None

Friday, August 29, 2008

1. Lecture: Symbolism and Art: Part 2
2. Map: Early River Civilizations----BRING YOUR BOOK TODAY!

Homework: Complete map for homework

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Welcome Back!

Well, the 2008-09 school year is about to begin. This is a new addition to the class this year. On this blog, I will post the weekly schedules and homework information (and perhaps some hints to extra credit questions as well!) Stop by often.