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What's the Big Idea?

Introduction to AP Language & Composition
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Shannon Ables

on 1 September 2016

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Transcript of What's the Big Idea?

What's the Big Idea?
An Attitude Adjustment
What can we do with this?
Sacré-Cœur Basilica de Montmartre
(Paris, France, Roman catholic Church – began being built in1875 and completed in 1914)
Le Mont Saint Michel
Normandy, France
(began being built in 8th century)
Watch
“Temps de Catedrali” song title
1st scene from Notre-Dame de Paris or Hunchback of Notre Dame
Video Discussion
Speaks of barbarians doing what?
Based on Victor Hugo’s epic novel published in 1831
The immense popularity of the novel prompted the Gothic revival and the cathedral was restored to its original grandeur – gargoyles and all.
So what?
Is school work simply a means to a grade?
Am I focused only on test scores and performance?
The Big Idea is . . .
“ Language is the foundation of civilization.”
Variety of mediums for communication:
Speech
Writing
Music
Rouen Cathedral
1202 A.D.
Normandy, France
Notre Dame de Paris
(Our Lady of Paris – first construction 1163, all but destroyed in French Revolution – 1790s)
Just cut the stone. Complete the job and be done, so we can go hunt.
What are you doing?
Doing my job, so I can earn money to live my life.
What about those who built the cathedrals?
Built them with the knowledge that they were building something for future generations.
Architects creating something glorious which would speak for centuries to humanity.
Communicated through mediums of glass and stone.
GOAL OF AP LANGUAGE class -

Learning how to effectively communicate
and analyze information to be an aptly informed
citizen of the world.
BIG PICTURE
*
printing press
*architects upset
*uneducated taking
over?
SKILLS Taught/Learned in this class:
HOW TO:
*Analyze
*Compare/Contrast
*Argument/Persuasion
*Synthesize
LANGUAGE is the FOUNDATION of CIVILIZATION
Read
Write
View
Speak
art
architecture
dance
cartoons
What did you hear?
CLASS DISCUSSION:
Who might be considered
barbarians in today's
society?
Tonight's Reading Assignment:
annotate (have a conversation with the text)
come to class tomorrow prepared to discuss, ask questions, and discern the assertion of Plato
"Allegory of the Cave"
link:

http://tinyurl.com/naw4va3
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