On Tuesday (1/22), we did the writing warm-up (7 mins), discussed a plan for reading Death of a Salesman and talked about the American Dream. 4th period has the choice of reading pages 1-17 or watching the 19ish minute clip covering the same section of the play by Thursday (1/24).
On Wednesday (1/23) and Friday (1/25), 1st period did writing warmups, watched Death of a Salesman (through to page 96) and discussed the characters. On Thursday (1/24) and Friday (1/25), 4th period discussed the first section of the play, read this article and discussed and wrote a short paragraph starting with the sentence "My dream for education is...". Then we watched the Death of a Salesman covering the section from page 17-36.
On Tuesday (1/22) we did a writing warm-up (7 mins), discussed the first chapter of Night, and looked at different characters from the first chapter. You need to do the second reading of that chapter before class on Thursday (1/24), and consider why the author presents some characters with lots of character traits/descriptions, and some with few. What is the purpose of the characterisation in the first chapter? On Thursday (1/24), we discussed how and why we read, made a plan for how to read Night, and watched this video. On Friday (1/25) we read Chapter 2 of Night (either students read at home at home, or in class. The video for chapter 2 is on the Humanities page of this website. We did a reading journal - any questions, observations, interesting sections - on chapters 1-2. The reading journal was not collected, but you should keep it because it will be at some point.
San Francisco Stories:
On Tuesday (1/22) through Thursday (1/24), we set up a playlist on MentorMob (using the account created on the second day of class), set up our Blank White Page blog, completed the first BWP entry, and looked at several articles and poems about San Francisco. 3rd period students need to come to class on Wednesday (1/23) with a printed out copy of that poem. We also watched 30 Days: In The Castro in class on Thursday (1/24) and Friday (1/25).