Instructor: Molly Isaacs-McLeod
Through study of select Sherlock Holmes stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, we will learn about mystery, short stories, and attention to detail, not to mention a bit about the character himself. We will also learn a bit about the career and life of Conan Doyle, which spanned the 19th and 20th centuries. Please join us for this eight-week study of this elusive and quintessential detective!
Sherlock I Required texts may be found via this link: http://maggiemcneill.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/the-complete-sherlock-holmes.pdf
- The Red Headed League
- The Adventure of the Musgrave Ritual
- The Blue Carbuncle
- The Speckled Band
- The Adventure of the Three Students
- The Adventure of the Mazarin Stone
Sherlock II takes the study of Doyle’s iconic character to a new level. We will read a collection of the Sherlock stories and delve into the interesting world of fan fiction. Students will be expected to read, analyze, and present a story. Students will be invited to write and share a bit of their own fan fiction. While Sherlock I is not a prerequisite for this class, it is important to know that the level of participation and assigned work for this class is a step up.
Sherlock II Required texts TBD
- Student must be able to read and comprehend at an 8th-grade level or above.
- Students must be able to actively participate in online discussion.
- Please remember at Athena's Advanced Academy, parental involvement is necessary.
What to Expect in the Classroom:
Learning activities include communicating ideas, videos and multimedia, and web 2.0 tools to synthesize new concepts. In addition, students are asked to complete 3-4 main assignments during the week. Assignments include:
- Required: Weekly reading assignments
- Required: Responding to 1-2 forum questions - using at least five sentences. We will discuss these in the webinar.
- Optional: Working with web 2.0 tools on online projects
What to Expect in the Webinar:
Weekly webinars are 50 minutes long. Recorded sessions are available for students with schedule conflicts. Students are asked to contribute to the live webinar by doing the following:
- Actively participating (via the microphone) to the class discussion by responding to the questions on the whiteboard
- Please note: This class is discussion based. Only students who are ready (or need minimal encouragement to become ready) to use the microphone in an online class should enroll.
Enrollment in this 8-week course includes free access to moderated discussion forums and Athena's Minecraft server.
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