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Honors 11: The Case for Reparations

We first had to take our third and final MAZE test today. Thanks for playing the game. First hour had to discuss Alcoff’s “In Arizona, Censoring Questions About Race” that second hour discussed yesterday. You put some important questions Alcoff … Continue reading

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Honors 11: Conversations cont./ Intro to AA Theater/August Wilson/Fences

We finished our conversation regarding the four pieces we’ve read/watched by today (McIntosh, Fortgang, Du Bois, and Stevenson) regarding our homework from yesterday. Second hour, since they had begun the conversation yesterday, was able to read this 2012 Alcoff piece … Continue reading

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Honors 11: Intro to the Race and Class in American Theatre Unit

We first went through the calendar for the Race/Class unit in American theater with Fences/Dutchman. We read through the opening introduction so as to fully understand what we are trying to do with this unit. We then got into small … Continue reading

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Honors 11: Fences Discussion + Play Clips

We watched several clips today from several different versions of Fences being performed before and after finishing our conversation about the characters, symbols, themes, etc. in the play. We first looked at Denzel’s thoughts on the play and his performance, … Continue reading

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Honors 11: Fences Discussion

We spent time working on our discussion guides from Act I. I said it was okay to also add information learned from Act II. We began discussing today. We will finish the conversation tomorrow about general themes/symbols/impact/etc., while watching clips … Continue reading

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Honors 11: August Wilson, The Cosby Show and Act I of Fences

We finished the 1988 PBS interview with August Wilson and discussed it in relationship to August’s feelings about The Cosby Show. We then began working on these Act I questions for discussion. Here’s the final exam review. HOMEWORK: Act II … Continue reading

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Honors 11: African American Theatre and August Wilson

Second hour finished the conversation from Wednesday, and first hour was able to delve briefly into Coates’ ideas concerning the social construction of race. We then transitioned into taking notes on the history of African American theater (briefly ~10+ minutes), … Continue reading

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Honors 11: Intro to Fences Unit

We began today with the complicated discussion of race to introduce our final unit, the Fences unit. We created a web of related concepts/ideas/words and shared as a class. We then watched human rights lawyer Bryan Stevenson’s 2012 Ted Talk: We … Continue reading

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