"Liberating education consists in acts of cognition, not transferrals of information." -Paulo Friere

Monday, October 22, 2012

Grapes of Wrath connection article


Please read this article:

Trafficking woes taint Taiwan's economic miracle

Then, please write a 1/2 page response, with your thoughts on similarities to The Grapes of Wrath.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Jane Eyre Criticism

AP Seniors,

Please read this article:

"Painting with Words: Natural and Spiritual Landscapes in Jane Eyre and Wide Sargasso Sea."

Then choose 4 quotes that you find interesting or important. Copy them (you may shorten with ellipses). Then discuss and evaluate each one in a short paragraph (total 4 paragraphs).

Title this sourcebook entry "Painting with Words".

Sunday, October 7, 2012

The Grapes of Wrath documents


Here are several documents that you might need for our Grapes of Wrath unit.

First, a summary of what happens in the intercalery chapters.

Second, a list of study questions that I've compiled, in case you lose your copy.

Third, here are some great critical analyses of the Grapes of Wrath.  This one you're required to read:

“In Between a Past and Future Town”: Home, The UnHomely, and The Grapes of Wrath

Here are more for further reading (not required).