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Welcome to Tracy Brennan's IB LA 12 class page!

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  • August 21, 2016 August 21, 2016 Timeline

    Please create your timeline in your journal on the first 2-4 pages. Just draw a central line, and after creating a list of all the significant events that have happened in your life so far, then place them as dots above the timeline if they are positive, and below the timeline is they are negative, and then you can join the dots going from birth to present. You can place the very positive ones the highest on the page, and the most negative ones the lowest on the page. There is no requirement as to... (continued)

  • August 15, 2016 August 15, 2016 Welcome back!

    Hello all my IB students, and welcome to IBLA12! We will be starting the year off with your summer reading assessment, then moving to writing personal and college essays while reading Heart of Darkness along the way. Then we move on to Hamlet and we finish the semester with the poetry of Derek Walcott to prepare for the IB Oral Exams which come up in January. I hope all of you are ready to work hard, and we will have some fun along the way. I look forward to meeting all of you and getting to know... (continued)

  • October 25, 2012 October 25, 2012 David Tennent speaking on Hamlet

    A previous student, Sarah Bragg, sent me a great set of four Youtube documentaries about how difficult it is to play Hamlet. David Tennent (Dr Who) visits the Globe Theatre, plays clips from different versions of Hamlet, and goes into the history of the play as well. Very interesting, and worth a watch!


    and also you can watch the David Tennent version of Hamlet on You tube:

Upcoming Assignments

  • Due Tomorrow HOD Group presentations
  • Due Block Day Read secondary source materials for HOD Icon description
  • Due Friday Begin HOD Artistic Expression Presentations Icon description
  • Due Oct 07 HOD Timed Writing Icon description

Events of the Week

MON 26
  • Group Presentations HOD
  • Assignment - HOD Group presentations
  • 2-Andrea, Ellie: Kurtz as God
  • 2-Samara, Emilie, Raquel: Wilderness/Civilization
  • 2-Molly, Ashley, Kassidy: Women in HOD
  • 1- Punya and Saher: Surface Truths
  • 1-Collin, Michelle: Kurtz as God
  • 1-Selena, Jot: The Role of Marlow
  • 2-Ben, Will S., Nicki: The Structure
  • 1- Mara and KT: Kurtz as Politician
  • 2- Thomas, Ryan: Kurtz as Politician
  • 1-Peter and Jonas: Kurtz as Existentialist
  • 1- Justin, Devin, Harrison: The Lie
  • Will and Duncan: The Lie
WED 28
  • Read Critical articles by Mencken, Achebe and Trilling
  • Assignment - Read secondary source materials for HOD
  • 1-Michael and Trent - Structure
  • 1 - Kim and Emma on Women in HOD
  • 1- Audrey and Caroline: Light and Dark
  • 1-Anurag, Dora, Jack: Wilderness and Civilization
  • 1-Blue, Stone, Shannon: Restraint
  • 1- Nathan, Bryce: The Horror!
  • 2-Julian, Greg: Shoes
  • 2-Nico,Kevin: Self-discovery
  • 2-Ryan, Lucius: The Horror
  • 2-Cayman, Kiran, Jake: Light vs.Dark
  • 2-Sierra, Ben, Sam: Kurtz as Existentialist
FRI 30
  • HOD Plot Overview
  • Assignment - Begin HOD Artistic Expression Presentations