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Showing posts from December 9, 2007

The Mystery of Edgar Allan Poe - A&E Channel

This one hour program tells the story of the
uncontested master of the macabre, Edgar Allan Poe.
Poe's haunting poems and chilling stories established
him as one of the most important men of American
letters. But behind his popularity and artistic
success was a personal life defined by broken hopes
and failures. The Mystery of Edgar Allan Poe explores
the bouts of depression and that tormented
the man and gave birth to his dark and brilliant art.
This extraordinary program tells Poe's complete story,
from the death of his parents when he was three, to
his tragic collapse on the street at age 40.

Highlighting his major poems, The Mystery of Edgar Allan Poe is an
excellent introduction to his life and work and a prime example of
how biography can be used as a teaching tool to
explore topics in history and literature.

Curriculum Links:
The Mystery of Edgar Allan Poe would be useful for
Literature, American History, and
American Culture courses. It is appropriate for middle
school and high school stu…

Monday Menu Plan - December 10

We're busy these days. Who isn't? Marcus has started increasing time with our church youth group. They have some terrific youth leaders. And it's great that he has a standing engagement on Saturdays, Teen Night.

I'm planning on signing up for the upcoming Ladies Bible Study, next month. "Stepping Up" by Beth Moore, A Journey Through the Psalms of Ascent is the choice and I'm looking forward to it. I've seen her on TV a few times and she's always left me with plenty to ponder.

And just to make my days and nights even busier I've volunteered to work on the local2008 Homeschool Convenion. Something I've never done but are definitely up to the challenge.

Well, onto this week's menu plan. And if you would like to join in, stop by Organizing Junkie's blog.

Pinto Beans with Ham

Ham, Macaroni and Cheese and Salad

Spicy Chicken and Sweet Potato Stew

Chicken Enchildas

Fish, Brown Rice and Brocolli

The History Channel Special Presentation: 1968 With Tom Brokaw Tonight at 9PM/8Central

The year 1968 is considered one of the most turbulent,
and pivotal, twelve month periods in American history.
This single year was a flashpoint for many of the social,
political, and cultural transformations for which the overall
decade of the 1960s is known. During these years, the United
States became entrenched in an unpopular war in Vietnam
abroad. Meanwhile, unrest, experimentation, violence, and
outspokenness raged throughout the nation. The Civil Rights
Movement gained momentum,sit-ins and riots became commonplace,
several beloved leaders were assassinated at critical junctures
in their careers. These years also marked cultural shifts as
nonconformity became prized by many young people and social
experimentation and psychedelic music became the rage in San
Francisco and elsewhere. Many consider these years divisive,
others shameful. Yet the transformations unleashed during these
years galvanized changes in American society that continue to
reverberate today.

1968 with Tom Brokaw…