We heard the remainder of our speeches in class, very good examples of the things we discussed in class last week!
This week we began to talk through the work we will do for our presentation during our Christmas class!
Assignment - Find a speech, or a large portion of one (from the time period of our timeline Luther? Explorers? Pilgrims? Founding Fathers?). Email me (firstname.lastname@example.org), print, and bring into class next week! Use these links below to get you started.
www.gutenberg.org and type in a name (james madison, thomas jefferson, etc.)
http://www.learnoutloud.com/Content/Topic-Pages/Ten-Famous-Speeches-in-American-History/187 some can be found here
http://oll.libertyfund.org/?option=com_staticxt&staticfile=show.php%3Fcollection=27&Itemid=28 for reformation
use these to begin, but please feel free to search around!
GREAT work by all on our speech assignment! Amazing to see some come out of the shadows and conquer this task.
We worked on assignments to begin our work for our class presentation for the Christmas party!
Assignment - here are the links to the poems we will be working on...
Rachel - first two phrases
Asa - phrases 3-5
Caroline - phrases 6-8
Cassia - phrases 9 and 10
Sofia - start "The band of Pilgrim..." end "And the wide, wide waste of waters..."
Adalie - start "Around, the loved and..." end "But they knew..."
Kylie - start "There is a God..." to the end.
The Song of the Pligrams
The breeze has swelled the whitening sail,
The blue waves curl beneath the gale,
And, abounding with the wave and wind, Ana
We leave Old England’s shores behind.
Leave behind our native shore,
Homes, and all we loved before.
The deep may dash the winds may blow,
The storm spread out it’s wings of woe,
Till sailors’ eyes can see a shroud Mahayla
Hung in the folds of every cloud:
Still, as long as life shall last,
From that shore we’ll speed us fast.
For we would rather never be
Than dwell where mind cannot be free.
But bows beneath a despot’s rod, Abby
Even where it seeks to worship God.
Blast of heaven, onward sweep!
Bear us o’er the troubled deep!
Oh, see what wonders meet our eyes!
Another land and other skies!
Columbian hills have met our view! Lauren
Adieu! Old England’s shores, adieu!
Here, at length, our feet shall rest!
Hearts be free, and homes be blessed!
As long as yonder firs shall spread,
Their green arms o’er the mountain’s head, –
As long as yonder cliffs shall stand, Luke
Where join the ocean and the land, -
Shall those cliffs and mountains be
Proud retreats for liberty.
Now to the King of Kings we’ll raise
The pean loud of sacred praise. Elise
More loud then sounds the swelling breeze,
More loud than speak the rolling seas!
Happpier lands have met our view!
England’s shores, adieu, adieu!
Today we put to work our storytelling abilities. Each student had the opportunity to share a story (truth, fiction, made up, or one they knew) and share it in front of the audience!
Assignment - I am working on their contribution to our Christmas show, I will print and bring them to class next Tuesday!