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Summer History
To get geared up for British Literature, we're going to catch up a bit with British History, during the period between the Romans and the Norman Conquest. This assignment, do be done over three weeks, involves approximately 100 pages in The Story of Britain...
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Class Meetings: September 6, 8 Due dates: Quiz: September 5, 7pm Assignments: September 7, 7pm Long Read: Sir Walter Scott's Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott, adapted by David Purdie, chapters 1-11 Poem: "The Two Trees" by Willi...
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It's pronounced gee! Like ski! Last Class Meeting: To Be Determined Due Dates: June 24. This includes all late assignments and quizzes! Long Read: Finish A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Short Read: The Necklace by Guy de Maupass...
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Reading Period 27: April 29 - May 5: Congo
Long Read:  Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, chapters 14-19 Short Read:  " The Main Road Through the Heart of Africa " by Robert Draper (National Geographic) Poem : "Le debut de l'histoire" by Brigitte Yengo Seule dans la foule Un an. Un an de lutte inté...
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Long Read: Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, chapters 14-19 Short Read: "The Main Road Through the Heart of Africa" by Robert Draper (National Geographic) Poem: "Le debut de l'histoire" by Brigitte Yengo Seule dans la fou...
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Reading Period 25: April 15-21: Mali, Niger, Chad
Long Read:  Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, chapters 1-7 Short Read:  Interview with Chinua Achebe, " The Art of Fiction No. 139 " in the Paris Review. Poetry : " Love Apart " by Christopher Okigbo. I chose this because it reminded me of the Nut and Geb...
Long Read: Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, chapters 1-7 Short Read: Interview with Chinua Achebe, "The Art of Fiction No. 139" in the Paris Review. Poetry: "Love Apart" by Christopher Okigbo. I chose this because it rem...
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Reading Period 1: September 2-8: A Tale of Two Cities
Meeting Dates: September 6, 8 Due Dates: Quiz is due September 5, 7pm Assignments are due September 7, 7pm Long Read: A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens, Book 1 (Chapters 1-6) Short Read: In your textbook: Anglo-Saxon Period, p 2-9 Excertp from Beowulf...
Meeting Dates: September 6, 8 Due Dates: Quiz is due September 5, 7pm Assignments are due September 7, 7pm Long Read: A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens, Book 1 (Chapters 1-6) Short Read: In your textbook: Anglo-Saxon ...
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Reading Period 29: May 13 - June 9: Review
Jorge Luis Borges liked geography. Look at him liking it. Class Meeting: June 4, 6 pm This week we will return to South America briefly, to pick up our discussion on a couple of authors we briefly looked at last spring. You'll be writing two 500-word essays...
Jorge Luis Borges liked geography. Look at him liking it. Class Meeting: June 4, 6 pm This week we will return to South America briefly, to pick up our discussion on a couple of authors we briefly looked at last spring. You...
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Reading Period 28: May 6 - 12: Kenya, Tanzania
Long Read:  Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, chapters 20-25 Short Read:  Yeats' Vision . The Irish poet William Butler Yeats had a vision about human history, including a concept that history is divided into repeating series of 2000 years, divided furthe...
Long Read: Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, chapters 20-25 Short Read: Yeats' Vision. The Irish poet William Butler Yeats had a vision about human history, including a concept that history is divided into repeating serie...
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Reading Period 26: April 22-28: Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia
Long Read: Things Fall Apart , by Chinua Achebe, chapters 8-13 Short Read:  " How to Write About Africa " by Binyavanga Wainana Poem: Galaa Leged (Defeat of the Infidels)  by Mohammed Abdullah Hassan Somalia is famous for its poetry. The explorer Richard Bu...
Long Read: Things Fall Apart, by Chinua Achebe, chapters 8-13 Short Read: "How to Write About Africa" by Binyavanga Wainana Poem: Galaa Leged (Defeat of the Infidels) by Mohammed Abdullah Hassan Somalia is famous for its p...
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Reading Period 24: April 8 - 14: Egypt
Short Read: " The Dragon " by Ray Bradbury Poetry: " Song of the Harper " from ancient Egyptian tombs. Three versions. Creative Assignment: Explaining creation is difficult, and the Egyptians had one of the most visually interesting and complicated creation...
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Writer, mother, chief of the watermelon police, and afraid of bears. Author of Shine Shine Shine.
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I'm the author of Shine Shine Shine, a novel published by St. Martin's Press, which was a NYT Notable Book in 2012 and a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize. My new novel, How to Tell Toledo from the Night Sky, was published in 2014 by St. Martin's Press. I'm a homeschooling mother of two wild redheads, and the wife of a cyclist. 
Education
  • Bowling Green State University
    English, 1989 - 1993
  • University of Illinois at Chicago
    English, 1993 - 1999
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Lydia Jenkins