Today we talked about the challenges and successes that we've experienced during 9th grade at Skyline. It was a fascinating conversation, but was not at all related to TFA.
You have an Actively Learn reading to complete by Tuesday of next week, so this weekend you should do something that makes you happy.
Today we talked about perspective in Chapters 22 and 23! It was a great conversation.
Your homework is to:
`1. Read chapter 24
2. Pick any character in Chapter 22 other than Okonkwo (Enoch? Mr. Smith? The Egwugwu?) and re-write the de-masking of the egwugwu AND the burning of the church (one paragraph each) in first-person narrative form
Today we talked about the way assimilation can be accomplished through education.
Your homework is to read chapters 19-21 for tomorrow, and complete your t-chart for Thursday.
Today we had a lovely time writing an in-class essay!
You have no homework, though.
Today we talked about the two types of irony that show up consistently in Things Fall Apart. We also discussed chapters 14-16 and set up your writing assignment for Monday.
Your homework this weekend is to read Chapters 17 and 18 in preparation for an in-class write on Monday. You'll be responding to the following prompt and need at least 3 pieces of evidence.
Argue how the missionaries undermine cultural norms of the Ibo to gain converts to Christianity.
Today we took a quiz. It was thrilling. Then we talked about Disney.
Your homework is to read Chapters 14, 15, and 16.
Today we talked about weddings. We discussed how weddings serve as a window into cultural values before we started applying this understanding to Things Fall Apart. Then we talked about imperialism and began to evaluate methods European explorers used to "justify" their imperialism.
Your homework is to read "The White Man's Burden" and answer the following questions:
1. How does Kipling describe people who aren’t “white”? What does he achieve by this description?
2. According to Kipling, what is the White Man’s Burden? What do Europeans have to do?
3. What does Kipling claim to be the reward of the White Man’s Burden? (5th stanza)
4. What do you think is the purpose of this poem?
5. What parts of this poem prove that “The White Man’s Burden” is really about imperialism?
Today we had a productive and focused class period, which made Mr. Buker very proud.
Your homework is to read chapters 12 and 13 before completing your Part 1 comic, which is due tomorrow.
On Friday we completed the following questions, which were due today:
Chapter 8 and 9 Review Questions
Please answer the following questions on a separate sheet of paper:
Using evidence from social studies, explain how the cultural context or geography of West African societies has impacted the characters or society in Things Fall Apart
Today we discussed these questions in class before taking some time to read Chapters 10 and 11, which are due tomorrow.
Today we discussed the Nwoye's response to the murder of Ikemefuna.
Your homework tonight is to read Chapters 8 and 9. Your Opening Statement assignment and T-charts are now due Monday!