Week 15: December 10 to 14, 2018




The Week's Schedule of Work and Activities

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Monday, December 10, 2018 / Early Release Schedule


Classic Rock and Roll Monday:  Bob Dylan / Blonde on Blonde (1966)


Critics often rank Blonde on Blonde as one of the greatest albums of all time. Combining the expertise of Nashville session musicians with a modernist literary sensibility, the album's songs have been described as operating on a grand scale musically, while featuring lyrics one critic called "a unique mixture of the visionary and the colloquial".  It was one of the first double albums in rock music. The album peaked at number nine on the Billboard 200 chart in the US, where it eventually was certified double platinum, and it reached number three in the UK. Blonde on Blonde spawned two singles that were top-twenty hits in the US: "Rainy Day Women #12 & 35" and "I Want You". Two additional songs—"Just Like a Woman" and "Visions of Johanna"—have been named as among Dylan's greatest compositions and were featured in Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time list.


Due Today


Practice Worksheet for Chapter 24


Review: Economic Worksheet 23


You’ll get your worksheets for chapter 23 back.  We’ll review them in class.


News Review (if time)


Tuesday, December 11, 2018 / Regular Schedule


Classical Tuesday:  Johann Gottfried Piefke (1817-1884) / Preußens Gloria (The Glory of Prussia) (1871)


Preußens Gloria, is a well-known military march of the 19th century, composed by Johann Gottfried Piefke (1817–1884).  It was written in 1871 after the Kingdom of Prussia's victory in the Franco-Prussian War, which led to the unification of the German states into the new Prussian-led German Empire. As part of the victory parade of the returning troops, the march was performed for the first time in public in Frankfurt (Oder), where Piefke's garrison was based.  As Piefke only performed it on important occasions, the march was unknown to a broader public for a long time. In 1909 the manuscript of the almost forgotten tune turned up and was reworked by army-musical inspector Prof. Grawert. Shortly afterwards it was included in the collection of Prussian army marches. Today it is one of the best known German army marches. It is often played by the Bundeswehr at official ceremonies and state visits. It is also a standard tune in many international military bands. In Germany it is often played by non-professional bands due to its popularity. It has also been adopted by units in other armies, for example by the First Squadron, Honourable Artillery Company. The song is often played by marching bands in Northern Ireland. Also, it is played in the Militar Parades of Chile, performed by the Chilean Army.


Review: Economic Worksheet 23 / 24


You’ll get your worksheets for chapter 24 back.  We’ll finish up chapter 23 and move to the chapter 24 material.


News Review (if time)


Wednesday, December 12, 2018 / Regular Schedule


Broadway Musical Wednesday:  Hamlisch, Kleban, Kirkwood, and Dante / A Chorus Line (1975)


A Chorus Line is a musical with music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Edward Kleban and a book by James Kirkwood Jr. and Nicholas Dante. Centered on seventeen Broadway dancers auditioning for spots on a chorus line, the musical is set on the bare stage of a Broadway theatre during an audition for a musical. A Chorus Line provides a glimpse into the personalities of the performers and the choreographer as they describe the events that have shaped their lives and their decisions to become dancers.


Review: Economic Worksheet 24


We’ll finish up chapter 24.


News Review (if time)


Thursday, December 13, 2018 / Regular Schedule


Opera Thursday:  W. S. Gilbert (1836-1911) Libretto, and Arthur Sullivan (1842-1900), Music / Patience (1881)


Patience; or, Bunthorne's Bride, is a comic opera in two acts with music by Arthur Sullivan and libretto by W. S. Gilbert. The opera is a satire on the aesthetic movement of the 1870s and '80s in England and, more broadly, on fads, superficiality, vanity, hypocrisy and pretentiousness; it also satirizes romantic love, rural simplicity and military bluster.  First performed at the Opera Comique, London, on 23 April 1881, Patience moved to the 1,292-seat Savoy Theatre on 10 October 1881, where it was the first theatrical production in the world to be lit entirely by electric light. Henceforth, the Gilbert and Sullivan comic operas would be known as the Savoy Operas, and both fans and performers of Gilbert and Sullivan would come to be known as "Savoyards."  Patience was the sixth operatic collaboration of fourteen between Gilbert and Sullivan. It ran for a total of 578 performances, which was seven more than the authors' earlier work, H.M.S. Pinafore, and the second longest run of any work of musical theatre up to that time.


Due Today


  • Notes: Chapters 23 and 24
  • Chapter 23 Worksheets
  • Chapter 24 Worksheets


Assessment: Chapters 23 and 24


The chapters will be tested with a 25 multiple-choice/written exam.  You’ll have the full period to go through this material.


News Review (if time)


Friday, December 14, 2018 / Winter Formal Assembly Schedule


Whatever Friday


Whatever Fridays are reserved for...well...whatever!  It might be a classic music video, a clip from an old film, something totally weird, or something quite pedestrian and everyday.  You can help program Whatever Fridays by submitting a request at steve.rosenberg@abcusd.us   Mind you, it need to be free of explicit language and be in good taste.  And it has to appeal to SiR's standards.


Assessment: Chapters 23 and 24


Students absent for Friday’s test can take the makeup today.


Friday Advise


Assessment: Chapters 23 and 24


We’ll review yesterday’s exam.


News Review (if time)




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