Today we talked about names. We looked at the value of names before looking at the current dispute around Mt. McKinley/Denali. We decided that names hold weight as they are connected to our ancestry, traditions, and individual culture. We then talked about how we can use names to add to, and take away from, cultural value. We saw how this name controversy has encompassed President Obama, Native Alaskans, Ohioans, and Donald Trump. We also read an article about the Nacirema that ended up providing perspective and insight into our own culture.
Your homework tonight is:
1. Print, read, cherish, and sign the syllabus.
2. Watch the video posted below. As you watch, write down 10 questions, comments, connections, facts, etc. that come into your brain.
3. Answer the following prompt in a thesis driven paragraph:
How does our perspective impact the way we view Native cultures? Think of at least 3 examples.