English 10 and Honors 11: Exam Week

Exam reviews are extra credit for both finals. Study hard and good luck! Have a nice summer :)!

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Honors 11: Dutchman and Amiri Baraka

Attached is Dutchman, the 1967 film version, in 6 parts for your viewing pleasure. We will probably watch some of the clips on Thursday. Amiri Baraka contextualizes the play Dutchman for us here. If we get to it, this is the NY Times Obit for Amiri. This Democracy Now! segment focuses on the life and legacy of Baraka.

A few poems by Amiri, read by Amiri:

“Somebody Blew Up America?”

From Def Jam: “Why is We American”

Most of this we will get to Wednesday and Thursday.

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English 10: Raisin Speeches

We got through more than half of our speeches and the rest will go tomorrow. Well done today!

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Honors 11: Dutchman and Baraka

We began the day creating theses for “Strivings of the Negro People” by Du Bois and “The Revolutionary Theatre” (Amiri reading his essay is linked) by Baraka and briefly discussing where they were coming from and trying to accomplish with their writing. We began reading Amiri’s 1964 one act play, Dutchman. Finish reading for homework.

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English 10: End of film and Speech Preparation

We finished A Raisin in the Sun, the film, and afterwards, we worked on transferring our speech to note cards and preparing for presenting our essay as a speech tomorrow.

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Honors 11: White Privilege and Revolutionary Theatre

We spent the hour discussing Fortgang’s piece on white privilege. We will save the discussion on Du Bois’ piece for Tuesday. Read Amiri Baraka‘s essay on Revolutionary Theatre for Tuesday as well.

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English 10: Raisin Act III Qs and Symbols/Plot Diagram

We first discussed the end of the play, the symbol worksheet and the plot diagram before finishing the film.

HOMEWORK: Your typed impromptu (having developed your analysis further/added anything you missed due to the time constraints) is due Monday!

Here’s the final exam review (5 e.c. points if turned in, completed, on your exam day).

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