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:
Today we read The Jewels and The Keys before evaluating some thematic connections to the modern United States.
Your homework is to finish the playlist activity that we started yesterday.
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.