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Honors 11: Existentialism in Dutchman

Existentialism handouts: Terms and JPS terms. We used these to identify existentialist moments with this handout in Dutchman by Baraka. Here are 3rd, 5th, and 6th hour‘s charts of the best selected evidence and subsequent, applicable tenets. Here’s the full … Continue reading

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Honors 11: Quiz of Synthesis + August Wilson Intro

We took this quiz in small groups of 3. One student uploaded your work to turnitin.com when time was called. For the last couple minutes of the hour I introduced Fences’ author, August Wilson with these notes specifically. Tomorrow we … Continue reading

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Honors 11: Introduction to Final Unit

We first introduced the unit calendar for the last three weeks before finals after filling out our globalization essay rubrics. Afterwards, we read and discussed Tal Fortgang’s “White Privilege” (here’s the online copy with some really insightful and /or nonsensical/horrifying … Continue reading

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Honors 11: Dutchman

We first took a quick quiz on Dutchman. Hopefully, it was easy since you read. We then watched Amiri Baraka in 2010 at Def Jam reading his poem, “Why is we Americans?” We talked briefly about Amiri’s message/purpose and the … Continue reading

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Honors 11: Fences Discussion Cont. + Intro to “Incident” by Baraka/Cullen

We started the hour discussing the remaining time in class and what we still have to do before the end of the semester. I will give you final exam reviews on Monday. We then watched this interview with Denzel Washington … Continue reading

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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: McIntosh, Fortgang, Du Bois and Stevenson

First hour finished watching this 2012 TED talk by Bryan Stevenson, an African American human rights lawyer who discussed the concept of identity and the injustice surrounding the justice system titled “We need to talk about an injustice”. We took … Continue reading

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Honors 11: Survey Results and Intro to Du Bois

We discussed the results of the survey regarding our unit that we took in class today. As this took the majority of the hour, we had to push off our McIntosh discussion until Monday. We will discuss Fortgang, McIntosh and … 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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