Today we talked about the difference between patriotism and nationalism! Then we started building playlists to evaluate the theme concepts in Persepolis this far.
This survey needs to be completed by tomorrow.
Your playlists are due on Monday. Here are the instructions:
Music will play a large role in Marji’s life in the next few chapters
Create a 5-song playlist to represent the major theme concepts developed in the novel so far (through F-14s)
For each song include:
I'm out today. Please use class today to work with your group on the chapters listed below as well as the following questions. Each group needs to turn in ONE sheet of paper with their responses by the end of class.
1. What methods of torture are used?
2. What do we learn about Marji from her admiration of the "heroes" in this chapter?
3. What does the US Constitution say about torture?
4. Is torture ever justified?
Moscow and The Sheet
1. What does Anoosh represent to Marji? Cite at least 3 panels to support your answer.
1. What changes are happening to the country? Write down at least 5 examples.
2. What techniques does the Iranian Government use to oppress its people?
3. What techniques does our government use to oppress its people?
4. How is religion used in this chapter?
F-14s:1. What is the difference between patriotism and nationalism?
2. What are some examples of patriotism in our country?
3. What are some examples of nationalism in our country?
4. How would you describe Marjane and her family’s feelings toward Iran?
Today we welcomed the new semester with open arms and open books by reading some more Persepolis. We read "The Letter" and "The Party".
Your homework tonight is to read:
and to answer:
What does Anoosh represent for young Marji?
How do we see government oppress their people in these stories?
What religious effect does Anoosh have on Marji at the end of “The Sheep”?
Today we spent the period discussing strategies to help deal with the stress of finals. To do so, we responded to the following questions before coloring some mandalas.
Today we started reading Persepolis!
Your homework is to:
Read “The Bicycle” and “The Water Cell”
Answer the following:
Despite being controversial figures (and generally holding negative connotations with U.S. citizens), why do you think Marji looks up to men like Che, Fidel, and Marx?
How would you characterize Marji, her father, and her mother from these two stories? I.e. what do we learn of their values, hopes, and desires? Be prepared to cite specific panels!
When looking for this novel, use your favorite problem solving strategy (aka Google)
Today some of Mr. Buker's former students made our hearts melt.
We'll be back to Persepolis tomorrow!
Yesterday we watched a Rick Steves documentary about Iran in order to further evaluate the Iranian Revolution.
Today we spent A LOT of time defining terms for graphic novels.
Your homework is to read the "Graphic Novel" article assigned to you on Actively Learn. Here's a link.
Mr. Buker didn't feel very well today, which didn't help our understanding of the Iranian Revolution very much...
Tomorrow you'll be watching "Rick Steves" in Iran to build our background of the culture and history of Iran.
Your homework is to work on the one-pager/cheat sheet that we started today. It's due Thursday.
Create a one-page document to summarize the Iranian Revolution (1036 in textbook)
Key Events (3-5)
At least 1 image
Today we had a brief introduction to the Iranian Revolution. We did some pre-learning with our tables to analyze what we already know and determine what we have to learn.
Your homework is to complete this article on Actively Learn about the Iranian Revolution