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April 3, 2012

Today was the last day for class time to complete your pre-reading assignments forThe Crucible.  Remember that you can use your notes for the quiz on Thursday.  The quiz is out of 25 marks but you will also hand in your notes so that I can adjust that mark if you did quality research but did not know the answer to one of the questions.

We will begin reading the play next day, so remember to bring it to class.

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March 26, 2012

Welcome back everyone!  I hope your break was great.  You will be surprised at how quickly these last couple of months will go, especially with graduation looming in the distance.  Be sure you are keeping up to date with your assignments as TERM 3 ends in a couple of weeks.

Today we began our study of The Crucible by Arthur Miller.  (although dismayed that so few of you are watching Smash, at least one person in each class knew that Arthur Miller was married to Marilyn Monroe) You have a 3-part pre-reading assignment – a copy can be found on the “Handouts” page.  You will have the three periods this week for research and then we will begin reading the play next week.

I think you will find both the setting of the play, and the allegorical setting of McCarthy Era USA to be interesting.  You can expect some blog commentaries during our reading of the play.