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Why Do We Still Care About Shakespeare? | Ovations | UTSA's College of Liberal and Fine Arts Magazine By Cindy Tumiel Four hundred years have passed since William Shakespeare penned his last play. Yet his prose, plots and characters are as alive today as they were when the plays were originally staged during the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. For two of UTSA’s eminent literary scholars, the bard of Avon’s enduring appeal is an enduring topic as well. The answer is simple for Craven, a professor emeritus at UTSA who taught his first Shakespeare course back in 1965. “He is the greatest dramatist, the greatest poet and the greatest prose writer in the history of the language,” said Craven, who teaches undergraduate courses in Shakespeare and has seen all of his plays performed at least once. The language is rich, the characters are complex and many of his basic themes – love, treachery, honor, bravery and political intrigue – still resonate today, said Craven. Alan Craven Mark Bayer, an associate professor and chair of the Department of English at UTSA, agreed. Mark Bayer

Christmas Activities The Christmas seasonal pages will provide you with great resources for the Christmas holiday season. Ideas within this section include: journal activities, ornaments, craft ideas, lesson plans, and more. Your creativity can help other teachers. Christmas is a holiday that celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ, a spiritual leader of the Christian faith, and believed by Christians to be the Son of God. Christmas takes place on the 25th of December. This indicates resources located on The Teacher's Corner. Candy Cane Recipe Grades Any A fun and tasty class activity.Submitted by: Unknown Celebrate an Australian Christmas Grades Any A great lesson that is base on Bloom's Taxonomy of Learning. Also see our other December Lesson Plans, Thematic Units and Activities The Best Christmas Pageant Ever These activities for The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson cover reading comprehension, grammar, essays, projects, tests, and work sheets. Christmas Journal Grades 3-5 Journal writing ideas.

Home | ACARA ARC :: Assessment Resource Centre ARC :: Assessment Resource Centre What's Wrong With Google Telling Me Everything? The topic of Critical Thinking and Google Searches seems to poke it's head out via various discussions and conversations every now and then. Even on #edchat last night the topic centered around moving kids away from thinking Google has all the answers to thinking critically. First let me clarify. I use the term Google Searches loosely. That has come to mean all searches but there are obviously other search engines out there (Like Bing and Yahoo) that are still relevant and used in schools. So my question is, what's wrong with the fact that Google is able to tell me everything I need to know? I am having trouble remembering what I did before search online. So what would have taken 5 minutes of searching, now takes seconds. So I ask whats wrong with Google (or any other search engine) telling me the answers I seek? The argument seems to be, in the classroom, that if a question is asked that Google can answer, then there is something wrong with the question. What do you think?

Simile and Metaphor Poetry Lesson This lesson plan uses descriptive examples to explain how to distinguish between simile and metaphor. Students will analyze poem excerpts to identify comparative phrases and pinpoint occurrences of similes and metaphors. Then, they will create their own similes and metaphors to explore how poets choose whether to use a simile or metaphor in a specific poem. What’s a Simile? Similes and metaphors are poetic techniques that let us compare two different things in a descriptive way. Similes I was standing perfectly still, like a statue.The cafeteria stew was as tasteless as mud.By tomorrow, our house will be as clean as a whistle. Metaphors My sister likes to go to bed early, but I’m a night owl.You’re such a chicken.Life is a roller coaster of emotions. Have you noticed the difference between similes and metaphors? Exercise 1 Read each poem excerpt. The Base Stealer (by Robert Francis)Poised between going on and back, pulled Both ways taut like a tightrope-walker… Exercise 2

information - 2014-04-15 Google in Education Sydney Summit Key Information The EdTechTeam Sydney Summit featuring Google for Education will be held at the PLC Sydney in Croydon, New South Wales on April 15 & 16, 2014. Presbyterian Ladies’ College, Sydney is a day and boarding school for girls from Pre-Kindergarten to Year 12, offering a broad curriculum to students from a diverse range of backgrounds. Founded in 1888 and situated at Croydon, the College is set within 4.4 hectares of landscaped grounds and retains its 19th century heritage buildings and gardens alongside modern state-of-the-art facilities. Sydney, Australia The Google in Education Sydney Summit is located in beautiful Sydney, Australia near the area's most popular attractions. Travel PLC Sydney is located in the Inner Western suburb of Croydon. International and domestic passengers should fly into Sydney Airport. Visa Foreign visitors must apply and pay for a tourist Visa from the ETA online prior to arrival. Credit Certificate of Attendance Graduate Credit Contact Information

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