This week, Grade 12 English students began analyzing Sophocles’ Oedipus the King for connections to contemporary media. After investigating how Oedipus has influenced literature, movies, and television, students presented their findings to the class. Topics ranged from The Simpsons to The Great Gatsby.
This week, Grade 9 students visited the Forks of the Credit Provincial Park in search of the mysterious forces that shape Canadian landscapes. After conquering an 8 kilometre hike, they got a chance to see the Cheltenham Badlands – a landform so devoid of nutrients that it cannot support vegetation.
This week, the Grade 12 English students continued their journey into Oedipus the King, second of the three Theban plays. They brought Sophocles’ words to life with contemporary dramatic readings. As students continue to explore and analyze Oedipus, they will reflect on quintessential themes of human existence such as fate, free will, and the importance of stories.
This week, the Grade 10 English class was “illuminated” with the literature and history of the Dark Ages. They studied fundamental medieval texts such as the Arthurian legends and the timeless tale of Tristan and Iseult. Students also enjoyed watching Monty Python and the Holy Grail, which provided a satiric perspective to their studies of medieval literature.