Or just over.
I'm working my way through the Herman and Bucholz and Key history texts, trying to decide which to order for my class. They're both good reads, for me at least. But what I'd have my class read in B&K would be about 200 pages, and in Herman about 100 pages. And that may be enough to help me make my decision because they'll be reading a lot of other texts.
I'm trying to figure out a way to have my seniors do presentations again, but this time more effectively. I'd love to hear suggestions. I've had great luck with end of the semester projects in my Chaucer class, but not so much with the senior class doing presentations as the semester goes along.
One thing I think about is how miserably bad most of the presentations were in my seminars while I was a grad student. But I would like to give my students more responsibility for their learning and more experience leading.
Here's what I'm thinking of trying: put students in groups, and have each group lead two shorter discussions, one on a play text, and one on another sort of text. For the play text, I'm thinking of asking each group to come up with one passage they really want to discuss. And for the other, one issue they really want to discuss. Is that enough?
I'd love to hear ideas or see assignments you've had success with, please.