A Place in the Sun: 10th Literature/Composition

June 20, 2008

10A “I am Poems” from I Am Mordred

Filed under: 10A Materials, I am Mordred — Tags: , , , , , — Buffy J. Hamilton @ 5:49 pm

Please post your “I Am” poems based on our novel, I am Mordred, here.  Thank you!

Mrs. Hamilton 🙂


10A Found Poems from I Am Mordred

Filed under: 10A Materials, I am Mordred — Tags: , , , — Buffy J. Hamilton @ 5:43 pm

Please post your found poems over our novel here.  First name only, please!  Thanks!
Mrs. Hamilton 🙂

June 16, 2008

Post Your Link to Your Arthurian Legend Glogster Here and a Poll for You

Please post your link to your Glogster link under this post. 
1.  State your topic.
2.  Copy and paste the URL to your Glogster.

Please take the poll below:


June 13, 2008

Tips for Effective Glogsters from Mrs. Fleet


Try this cool new Web 2.0 tool to create a more exciting product for presenting the results of your research! Click here to access Glogster! Here’s all you do:

  • Collect and organize your research information

  • Login to Glogster

  • Choose a wall or background for your glog–don’t make it too “busy” or it will detract from your poster

  • Select text boxes and type your research information into several text boxes, dividing it into categories according to the topics you are researching

  • Select graphics from Glogster or import your own images from your own pictures or from Creative Commons  or Flickr Creative Commons to illustrate your topic. You can also try Google Images, but some pictures may be covered by copyright.

  • Add sound or video if you are brave!

Here are some good glogs to look at:

June 13 Poll: How Should We Move Forward with I am Mordred?

Filed under: 10A Materials, I am Mordred — Tags: , , — Buffy J. Hamilton @ 12:13 pm

June 12, 2008

June 12, 13, 16: Arthurian Legend Research Resources

Filed under: 10A Materials, I am Mordred — Tags: , , — Buffy J. Hamilton @ 1:44 pm
Topic Recommended Online Resources
Tintagel Castle
Origins of Arthurian Legends
The Women of Arthurian Legend
Knights of the Round Table
Queen Guinevere
The Lady of the Lake
Sir Lancelot or Sir Launcelot
Morgan le Fay and Morgause
King Arthur
The Holy Grail or Sangreal in Arthurian Legend
Quest of the White Stag and Quest of the White Hart
Uther Pendragon
Sir Galahad
Sir Gawain


June 11, 2008

June 12-13, 2008: Exploring Elements of Arthurian Legend

Filed under: 10A Materials, I am Mordred, Web 2.0 — Tags: , , , — Buffy J. Hamilton @ 4:00 pm

Today and tomorrow, we will explore elements of Arthurian legend.  Here are your instructions!

1.  Go to http://webtech.cherokee.k12.ga.us/creekview-hs/buffyhamilton/arthur_legend_webquest_summer_2007.htm#Resources and choose a topic of interest to you.  You may need to surf a few of the topics before you commit.

2.  Once you have explored your topic and its resources, use the graphic organizer I have provided you to record information and take notes.

3.  Once you have recorded your notes, go to http://www.glogster.com/.  See the Glogster requirements and instructions below:

Glogster Requirements and Instructions

1.  Complete the notetaking form I have provided you.
2.  Your Glogster must include the following: 

  • 6 text boxes:  this should include important information about your topic.
  • 3 images that relate to the person you are researching
  • Video, audio, and or graphics as they relate without detracting from your presentation.
  • Your information must be in your own words.
  • You must use the resources I have provided you for information in your research.

 3.  Do not include your last name when saving your Glogster; first name only, name of topic, and 10A.

Example:  GwynethGuinevere10A

4.  Submit the link to your Glogster presentation to me via our blog:  there will be a blog post where you can copy and paste this link on Friday, June 13.

Here are some examples: 

June 11, 2008: Post Chapter 3 Survey, I am Mordred

Filed under: 10A Materials, I am Mordred, Polls and Surveys — Tags: , , , — Buffy J. Hamilton @ 12:56 pm

June 11: Post Chapter 3 Reflections, I am Mordred

Filed under: 10A Materials, I am Mordred — Tags: , — Buffy J. Hamilton @ 12:51 pm

In Chapter 3, Nyneve repeatedly tells Mordred it is “hard to be a woman.”

1. Why do you think it might have been difficult to have been a woman during the days of this tale even though there was supposed to be a “code of chivalry” that mandated men were supposed to treat women with respect? Explain your ideas.

2. We live in a time hundreds of years removed from the time of our story, yet some would argue that women’s rights have not changed much since these times on a global basis. Do you believe it is still “hard to be a woman” in this day and age? Consider this question as it relates to women in our country and women/girls around the world. Explain your feelings on this position, and give specific reasons and examples to support your position.

Compose a paragraph for EACH question; in other words, please write two paragraphs.  🙂

EACH paragraph should be 8-10 sentences. Develop your ideas with specific examples and reasons. See Mrs. Hamilton if you have questions or need help!

June 10, 2008

June 10: Chapter 1 Reflections

Filed under: I am Mordred — Tags: , , — Buffy J. Hamilton @ 12:26 pm

In Chapter 1, Mordred discusses his state of happiness before he learned his true identity and his status as a “bad seed.” As we move forward with our reading of the novel, we will learn how this label profoundly shapes Mordred’s view of himself and of life in general.

In today’s society, people are often labeled at any early age, particularly by parents, peers, and even school officials. Whether the label is a positive one or negative one, consider these questions:

• Do these labels become “self-fulfilling prophecies” that either limit or expand how a person views himself/herself and what they can achieve/do in life? Why or why not? Explain.

• If the label is a negative one, such as Mordred being called a “bad seed” can a person can overcome this perception and create a life that is productive and positive? Why or why not?

In a paragraph for each question, explain your ideas. In other words, you should have two well developed paragraphs. Support your ideas with examples and detailed explanation. Try to write in complete sentences and follow rules of standard American English.

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