I post here daily about what we accomplished in class each day, including handouts and links available to students on my CANVAS site.
Honors Classes: Today we started off by reading "How to Write about Africa," a satirical essay that exposes cultural stereotypes that most Westerners have in our thinking about Africa based on our exposure to news, movies, etc. This essay helps us to write about the author's claim that Things Fall Apart was his attempt to fill a "gap in the bookshelf" with literature written by an African instead of about Africans. Next, groups worked to develop questions about the chapters in Part I. Each student is responsible for writing 3-4 questions for 3 different chapters in Part I. They will have additional time in class to write questions tomorrow; questions are due at the end of class tomorrow. Finally, we reviewed the requirements for the Double Entry Journal (Major Assessment) and looked at an example built into the template for students on Canvas. Students must write entries for chapters 1-4 tonight and bring their writing with them to class tomorrow. Homework: Finish questions for at least 1 1/2 chapters. Write journal entries for chapters 1-4.
Academic Class: Today was our midterm. Homework: Students must complete body paragraph and contribution to introduction/conclusion of the tragic hero essay in class tomorrow. Everyone should have a complete body paragraph in the shared Google Doc tonight.
Allison Houck, MAT