Upon finally returning home, he is reunited with his family: "Now from his breast into his eyes the ache of longing mounted, and he wept at last, his dear wife, clear and faithful, in his arms, longed for as the sunwarmed earth is longed for by a swimmer spent in rough water where his ship went down under Poseidon's blows, gale winds and tons of sea" (23.81-86)
They've been working on a timeline of events and discussing how flashback affects audience and our perception of the story. For extra credit, they were given a chance to illustrate some of the events in the story? Can you identify these scenes?
In an effort to help flatten the COVID19 curve and to provide protection for medical personal that are putting their lives at risk to combat the corona disease, the Florida Conference Innovation Lab at Forest Lake Academy has joined forces with the Mass General Brigham Center for COVID Innovation to 3D print N95 Masks and Face Shields.
The Florida Conference Innovation lab has six 3D printers that will be used to print the face shields and N95 masks. While the lab has on hand enough filament to produce a large number of face shields and masks, its biggest challenge will be the availability of additional materials to produce and assemble additional shields and masks.
We have designed an original mask and have worked with a local medical clinic, Optum, that does COVID-19 testing to test the mask. The mask has past the N95 Qualitative Fit Test for Particulate Filter Respirators. The Fit Test is a standard test that is used by the medical industry to qualify N95 masks for use. We plan to deploy the masks next week.
In addition to working on the standard N95 masks, I have challenged my students to innovate on the current N95 mask design that is in use today by designing a system that integrates molecular biosensors in the mask.
To support the lab's effort contact Robert Henley, at firstname.lastname@example.org
COVID-19 N95 Bio-sensing Mask
COVID-19 is a virus that is easily transmitted. In an effort to detect future threats, you are to design a solution that is able to detect air borne biomolecules that can harm people. Your solution must be able to use a sensor that can detect the biomolecules and send an alert to an App. It can be a mask or stationary system that can be deployed in a building such as a hospital, school, etc.
We are basing our research on an article that has been published in the Biosensors Journal: An Alternative Medical Diagnosis Method: Biosensors for Virus Detection Yeşeren Saylan, Özgecan Erdem, Serhat Ünal, Adil DenizliBiosensors (Basel) 2019 Jun; 9(2): 65. Published online 2019 May 21. doi: 10.3390/bios9020065 PMCID: PMC6627152
In my opinion, creativity thrives in this type of chaos for those who do not shrink back from the challenge but press onward and upward.
The societal limitations of our day provide students with an opportunity to create new forms of art. My hope is that my adjusted lessons reflect this and provide each student with the freedom to explore their own creativity. For our most recent project in Sculpting and Painting, students used whatever items they could find in their homes. I added one more handicap in painting that prohibited the use of conventional art supplies like paint brushes, paper, or canvas.
Among the found objects to paint were a paneled door, a metal watering can, a table top, shoes, and a portable phone charger. Many of the students are finding creative outlets to express their own journey in this time of social distancing and isolation. I applaud them for digging deep and thriving.
In English and History, there is fertile ground for meaningful assignments, discussions, and connections to other historic events and stories that allow students to explore the meanings being made as we live an unprecedented moment in history, watching as the overarching story slowly unfolds with countless stories of individuals suffering, some we may even know personally, starting to surface. We don't know the outcome yet and that is frightening for many students, and for us too.
Some connective assignments for English and History that have helped students stay informed, share and cope with their fears, and sharpen their critical thinking skills have been exercises in determining credible and non-credible articles regarding COVID-19. They are not only better able to see history as living and always unfolding while working with what is current, but it helps reduce panic to better understand what is a panic-inducing article vs. a truly informative, researched source. Another assignment that proved meaningful was choosing another moment in U.S. History where life as we know it suddenly changed, discussing the similarities and differences with the situation now, whether Americans united or divided, the best course of action we can take now, and what we can learn from the past event they chose as we move forward. I would love to share some of my students' amazing insights and connections as they continue to bravely cope with a suddenly new world and way of doing things.
Praying that all of our families stay safe, healthy, and connected.