Welcome to Daniel Sparler's teacher page

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If you wish to speak with Daniel, please visit him during school hours in the Humanities Office, or leave a voice mail for him on the school's telephone system.  You are also welcome to call him at his residence, prior to 9 p.m., at the home telephone number listed in The Northwest School Handbook and Directory. If you are unable to reach Daniel in person or by telephone, you may contact him by email at daniel.sparler@northwestschool.org.

This page will provide information on assignments relating to Daniel's three 2016-17 classes. Under the Documents tab at left you can find course descriptions and class expectations.


Humanities 12 
Latin-American Studies


For MONDAY, Jan. 23: Craft a response paper (3-4 pages typed, double spaced) analyzing themes of the film La historia oficial (The Official Story). Explore how the filmmakers (director, screenwriter, actors) explore themes of personal and civic responsibility in the face of a corrupt and violent social/political hierarchy. Consider the transformation of Alicia, the main character. Choose three scenes that you feel most effectively reveal what leads to her ultimate choice(s). Themes to consider: 1. What is history and why study it? 2. Societal attitudes towards violence. 3. Winners and losers 4. Metaphor of windows and doors in the film 5. The evolution of Alicia's hair over the course of the film.


 Advanced Spanish (12th grade)

* Para VIERNES, 20 de enero: Completar el crucigrama sobre el vocabulario de la segunda parte del cuento "Una mujer que se ahoga."


Spanish III (11th grade)


* Para VIERNES, 20 de enero: Completar las Actividades 3 (p. 217) y 4 (pp. 219-220) en el paquete sobre el SUBJUNTIVO. On Actividad 4, before filling in the proper conjugated verb form, be sure to decide whether this sentence requires the INDICATIVE (normal reality) or SUBJUNCTIVE mode and write in an "I" or "S" to the left of the respective numbered sentence.


Here are two easy-to-use sources for definitions en español: