Today, we’re reading Justin Glawe’s New York Magazine piece, “The Message from the Heart of the Atlanta Attacks: ‘America Is Getting Worse’”. After reading the article, answer the following questions: What event in Atlanta is the article referring to? If you don’t find it clear from the piece, try googling it. What does Glawe’s description… Read More Heart of Atlanta and America
Today we’re reading Caleb Brennan’s “Operation Santa Is a Horror Story About American Poverty” The New Republic. After reading the article answer the following questions: What is the article’s thesis? Feel free to copy and paste it here. Why do you think the author provides the history of Operation Santa? What does it tell us… Read More Operation Santa and Poverty
At the start of class, post your 500-word draft of your American Experience essay to this discussion. Select one of your peers and conduct the following peer review about their draft. You’ll have the entire class to work on this project. In a discussion post or Word document, answer the following questions. Try and be… Read More American Experience Peer Review
Today, we’re reading Margaret Andersen’s Wired article, “The Selfie as We Know It Is Dead.” Keep in mind your understanding of what selfies are and how they work as you answer the following questions: In the opening paragraphs, Andersen asks, “is a selfie still a selfie if someone else is taking it for you?” What… Read More Selfie Is Dead?
Today, we’re reading Caitlin Dewey’s article “The Other Side of the Infamous ‘Auschwitz Selfie’ ” from The Washington Post. Before we dig into the reading, let’s develop some shared knowledge: What do you associate with Auschwitz? You can provide a list of bullets. Next, what do you think of the selfie Breanna posted of herself… Read More Auschwitz Selfie
In “Respecting Trans Lives on Wikipedia,” Pax Ahimsa Gethen argues that “there is no universal trans story or experience.” Keep this idea in mind as you move forward reading about trans folx and how you might write about their lives. Gethen states that they dislike “self-identified” as a way of describing gender. Why? What is… Read More Trans Lives on Wikipedia
Today, we’re examining Molly Fisher’s article, “Think Gender Is Performance? You Have Judith Butler to Thank for That” from The Cut. As you read, answer the following questions: What is performativity? What do you think Butler and de Beauvoir mean by “one is not born but rather becomes a woman?” How do you think the… Read More Gender Butler Performance
Today, we’re looking at a series of articles entitled, “Where Are the Women in Wikipedia?” in the Room for Debate from The New York Times. In small groups, you’ll be given one of the articles and asked to answer the questions below. You should designate one typist for your group. Feel free to copy and… Read More Where Women in Wikipedia?
Today, we’re watching Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s TEDTalk “We Should All Be Feminists.” As you watch, consider taking notes to help you participate in discussion and answer the following questions. Do you call yourself a feminist? Why or why not? Does the culture you grew up in have different expectations for boys and girls? At what… Read More Let’s All Be Feminists
Take some time by yourself and answer the following questions. If you’re in class, you don’t have to post your responses here. In Katrina Trinko’s National Review piece, “Selfies Say ‘Lonely,’” she argues that “we’re all pop stars and presidents now.” Why does she make that claim How does it fit into her larger claim… Read More On Brand Lonely Selfies