Thursday, May 5, 2011

Introduction to Romanesque Architecture, Art and Literature

Dear Humanities Kids,

I hope you have a wonderful weekend! If you missed class, we completed the following:

1. Each student indicated their appreciation to Rizwain, Shams and Smita through signing a "thank-you" card to each of them. We also discussed the possibility of going to the mosque in Sandy some time next week.

2. We  began our introduction to the Romanesque time period. The information regarding the Romanesque time period is located on your handout; however, I did give each student an additional handout to assist in identify certain architectural forms.

1. I need you to develop some schema regarding "The Inferno" by Dante. I asked each student to locate/annotate/notate and Internet source that would assist them in locating answers to the following questions:
             a. What is the primary plot line for Dante's "Inferno?"
             b. How many circles of Hell exist within the "Inferno?"
             c. Please identify four of the nine types of sinners and their corresponding punishments.
             e. Who is Dante's guide through the nine levels of Hell? Why?
             d. Identify the symbolic meaning to the "leopard," "the lion," and the "she-wolf."