Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Day 35

English 102 Lesson Plan Day 35

  1. Manuh Santos
  2. Bonus Points:
    1. Tonight: 7pm G119/121 Dr. Ray Hyman
    2. Tomorrow: 7pm Deccio Parker Room: The Right to Dream
  3. Complete O/R of Essay 2
  4. This is Not a Test notes
    1. Nickel and Dimed
    2. TWIF
  5. The Unflat World notes
    1. Too
      1. Sick (tb, for ex)
      2. Disempowered (1/2 flat)—rural v. cities
      3. Frustrated (terrorism)
      4. Many Toyotas (ecology)
      5. Others?
  6. Worksheet for Shadowy Lines
  7. Homework: Complete Shadowy Lines Worksheet
    1. and read first half of Angela Whitaker's Climb
  8. Homework: Homework:
    1. For 2/27: Read Shadowy Lines that Still Divide from Class Matters
    2. For 2/28: Angela Whitaker's Climb 202-214
    3. For 2/29: 214-233
    4. For 3/3: List of quotes—6 minimum—to be used during the assignment (books ok, too)
    5. 3/3: In-class writing assignment* (10 points)
    6. March 4: List of quotes for Angela Whitaker's Climb due—Take home question assigned.
    7. March 5th: Take home writing assignment due. (10 points)
    8. March 7th: Second draft of in-class writing assignment and take home due. (30 pts)
    9. March 17th: Revised Essays Due.


*In-class writing for Monday:

Answer each question as completely as possible. Read the questions carefully. Use direct quotes from the books to support your points. Consider a quick outline before you start writing.

Pick one of the following questions to write about

  1. According to CM:
  • on the surface, class is less of an issue,
  • while in reality the divisions between classes run deeper than ever.
  • And, this is unlikely to change.


In your own words, explain why there is a difference between our perception of class and the reality and explain why it is unlikely to change. Evidence from "Shadowy Lines" will help here. Finally, give examples from N&D and/or "15 Years on the Bottom Rung" that support your argument.

  • Pretend you're Thomas Friedman. Pretend Andy Blevins and Jeff Martinelli are sitting across the table from you in a bar. What would you tell them to do? What evidence would you give them to convince them you are right? Treat each as individuals with different issues. Evidence from "Untouchables" and the sections dealing with education will be helpful here.


eesirock said...

I wasn't in class the day Mr. Peters talked about this. So we aren't going to have a three to five page essay on this topic right?

English 102 student said...

We are going to write a paper in class on Monday in the lab. You need to come prepared. Look at Fridays post to make sure you bring what you'll need.
It dosent sound tough if your prepared.