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11th Grade Honors/CP: 11/26/14

Please summarize the main points from the documentary, "The American Holocaust of the American Indians" in a one-page journal entry.


11th Grade CP: 10/29/14

1.      10/23/14 – America Before Columbus (1 – 1 ½ pages)

a.      In two paragraphs, identify two aspects of the development of the Americas and Europe that you feel are most impactful and why.


11th Grade Honors/CP: 9/23/14

Here is a copy of the poem, "Half-hanged Mary" that we are analyzing in class. Feel free to print out your own copy so you can annotate directly on the page. The copy can be found at the bottom of this welcome page (scroll down and you will see it).




AP Literature: 9/22/14

Literature Response Journal #2:

Marquez's "A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings" (1 1/2 pages.)

a.      What is the main point and/or points that Marquez is making with this piece of literature? What is the social commentary he is providing and do you think that it is warranted/justified?

b.      What parts of the short story do you find most prominent in helping you to understand his social commentary? Provide some general analysis.


11th Honors & CP

Journal Entry:

The Terror of History: The Witch Hunt in Early Modern Europe, UCLA (1 1/2 pp. minimum)

Prompts:

1. Summarize what you feel are the main points from Prof. Ruiz's lecture on the witch hunts (1 pg.)

2. Using his key ideas, make connections to current-day society implementing your learning, experiences, and/or observations (1/2 pg.)


AP Literature

Literature Response Journal #2:

Kafka’s “The Metamorphosis” (2 pages.)

a.      What is the main point and/or points that Kafka is making with this piece of literature? What is the social commentary he is providing and do you think that it is warranted/justified?

b.      What parts of the short story do you find most prominent in helping you to understand his social commentary? Provide some general analysis.

c.      Indicate some connections you notice with Plato’s “Allegory of the Cave.”


11th Grade Honors and CP

Journal Entry #1


Culture: The Way I See It (1 1/2 - 2 pp.)


Please respond to the following prompts:


  1. Define, in your own words, the importance of culture.
  2. Where does culture come from?
  3. What does culture control?
  4. What is not under culture's control?
  5. How would you describe 'American Culture' and cite evidence that allows you to make this claim(s).

I will stamp this journal entry at the beginning of class tomorrow. Peace!



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