Friday, November 16, 2007

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Live Blogging: "A Rose for Emily"

Remember to use conventional grammar and spelling, and to refer to each other's comments and questions by name. (Hit F5 to refresh). Enjoy!

Monday, November 12, 2007

Live Blogging: "The Lottery"

Please remember to use standard grammar and spelling, and hit the F5 key to refresh. Have fun!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Philosophy Statements

Please browse others' philosophy statements and post your own before class on Friday. Keep the following in mind:

1. You are welcome to use one of the five statements from class, but you probably want to adapt it a bit to really fit what you believe to be true.

2. You do not need to use the five philosophy statements if they don't express any of your beliefs. Feel free to develop your own or to use a quotation that you think fits your personal outlook.

3. Remember that this is only a draft; you will probably revise and refine it throughout the semester.

Have fun!

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Please click on this link to read about one of the most controversial experiments of our time: The Stanford prison experiment. Read meticulously, as some of the most fascinating (and disturbing) elements of this experiment are in the little details.

When you have finished reading, I'd like you to use the blog to respond to what you have read. I'm not going to give you guiding questions this time; instead, I'd like you to ask your own questions and offer your own, authentic responses. Tomorrow in class we will be connecting this experiment to The Crucible.

Remember that the blog is space to have a conversation, so read others' comments, respond to others' questions, and react to others' reactions. Please respond at least once before midnight on Thursday.

Friday, August 31, 2007

The Devil in the Forest

How do you think Nathaniel Hawthorne would define "evil" based on "Young Goodman Brown"? Do you agree with his definition? Explain your thinking.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

First Post: Expectations

What are your expectations of me as your teacher? What can I do to help you succeed? If you need help brainstorming, think back to a teacher you had who inspired and challenged you. How did this teacher help you find success?