Today we talked about yams, a lot. We worked on a pictorial chart, but spent most of our time asking questions about Igbo marriages and social structure.
You should read TFA Chapters 1 and 2 tonight.
Yesterday we evaluated the development of race in the modern world through an analysis of Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates.
Today, we talked about Oral Tradition by defining folk tales, myths, idioms, and proverbs. It was fascinating!
Your homework is to write a single sentence summary for each of the bulleted Igbo/Ibo ideas/terms:
Religion and Spiritual Beliefs:
Today we started talking about Africa to begin our African Literature Unit. We talked about what we already know about the continent, and watched a fantastic TED Talk by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie about the Single Stories.
Your homework (due Tuesday) is to do your own Single Story analysis:
1. Identify a single aspect of yourself that has been/could be used to tell a story
Eg: Age, Hobbies, Race, Looks, Grades, Gender, Etc.2. Explain the danger in using this single story to categorize you
Today was spent working on our graphic novels, which are due on Tuesday. Monday is also a work period on this project!
Here is a copy of the rubric if/when you lose yours in the coming Snowpocalypse
Today we talked about rebels, and Mr. Buker did his best not to rant about trade schools, complacency, and MLA format...
Your homework tonight is to finish reading Persepolis and to answer these questions.
Today we read The Wine and the Cigarette before talking about the mean streets of Sammamish.
Your homework is to complete this Actively Learn assignment: