Thursday, January 29, 2015

Dr. Susan Myers Presents Impressionism to French V Students

This month of January 2015 Dr. Susan Myers, Chair of Languages and Professor of French at William Jewell, visited the French V classes of Liberty North High School and Liberty High School. She had the privilege of leading the class through a lesson on French Impressionism, introducing students to Impressionist painting, poetry and music while building vocabulary and speaking skills. Thanks to Madame Snead for the invitation and thanks to her students who warmly welcomed her into their class!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Students in JPN 212 Intermediate Japanese II Enjoy Japanese Calligraphy

Yoko Hori, Japanese instructor, reports on an activity in the intermediate Japanese class.
Yoko Hori
Our JPN 212 class did Japanese Calligraphy this morning and I would like to share the pictures from it.

This is called “Kakizome” which means first writing of the year. It was introduced at Terakoya school back in Edo era and even though less and less people do it now, it is still a popular new year tradition in Japan! People usually write their new year resolution, poem or seasonal words.

Vijay and Bruce practice their calligraphy.
Bruce wrote 挑戦(chosen) which means challenge, and Vijay wrote 春(haru) which means spring!
Great job! And thanks for sharing, Yoko.