This course will explore a variety of American literature and allow students to expand their communication skills with written formats and vocabulary building.
Journals are located below
d2/15 Journal 4 Compare a smart phone to an old rotary phone. Have the rotary phone come out on top. 2/14 Journal 3 Summarize "Bartleby the Scrivener" in 5-7 sentences.
2/12 Journal 2 Describe a memorable dream or unusual event you experienced. Break it down into the components you feel make it memorable. Why do you think you remember those points most clearly? 2/8 Journal 1 Find an excellent aphorism and explain why you appreciate it. Then, try your hand at creating one of your own. Remember, you want to impart important information quickly and memorably.
Set 1 2/7 journal 14 Consider how you see yourself. Reflect on how you see others. Then write an epitaph for yourself and one for the person on your right in the class. Include what you consider particularly defining. 2/6 Journal 13 Jot down everything you remember about the process of persuasion. What types of literature typically demonstrate this? What real world situations require it? 2/5 Journal 12 Consider a time you were persuaded to do something you did not want to do or when you persuaded another to do something they did not want to do. How was success accomplished? What is usually your best way to get others to agree? Explain. 2/1 Journal 11 Do civil rights have dependence on our religious opinions? Without the influence of religion, would America be where it is today? What might serve as a foundation other than religion? Does that exist anywhere? 1/31 Journal 10 Is often said that fear is a great motivator. Provide an example where you were motivated by fear. Was it effective? Is it more effective than logical persuasion? Explain. 1/30 Journal 9 You have, after careful consideration, decided to join a terrorist cell supporting the end of transportation. Do you see successful purpose behind this association? What rules do you see yourself now having to follow?
1/29 Journal 8 The importance of education is your topic. Creae a body paragraph with the required components of a good, standard paragraph. Source: "How to Be Successful" By: Bob Smith. Pages: 7, 17, 32-47. 1/25 Journal 7 Reflect on the definitions of women for the colonial time period. Do you think they struggled in their expected roles? Why? How might they have broken out of those but still be accepted? How would they have been received as writers?
1/24 Journal 6 If your writing was meant only to convey that which mattered most to a society today, what would you write about? Provide an example and explain your reasoning. 1/23 Journal 5 What qualities are required in a person who would make a journey to an unknown place with little likelihood of returning? Would you be that kind of person. Explain.
1/16 Journal 4 What was the American dream originally supposed to be? How has it changed? Does anyone have the right to abjure another's claim to their own dream?
1/11 Journal 3 What types of beliefs, behaviors do you believe hold true for all cultures regardless of location? What makes these parallels? How is it they exist even when cultures have no contact? !/10 Journal 2 Every culture has a creation myth. What does this suggest about humanity in general regardless of race, location, or belief? Design a brief creation story. What aspects must be included? Why?
1/9 Journal 1 Describe what you are doing or have done for your volunteerism. Where are you in completing your hours? Have you filled out your hour sheets and gotten the necessary signatures?