Multicultural Literature

 Jan. 23  S.S.R./writing prompts

 Discuss book

 B/G on Koran

 Passages from Koran

 Work on in-class writing. Due   by end of class
 No H.W.
 Jan. 18  Warm up- in class writing

 S.S.R. Persepolis in class

 3rd hour- Rumi poems- in class
 writing assignment.

 Discuss novel

 Ted Talk -J.R.
 No H.W.

 Jan. 16


 Rumi's poetry-writing   assignment- 1st hour

 Talk by Lezley Hazleton- 2nd 
 hour- writing assignment

 S.S.R. Persepolis


 Discuss novel
 No H.W.

Jan. 14


 The benefits of Multiculturalism-
 Ted Talk by Wade Davis

 Background on Persia/Iran

 Gallery walk

 If time, begin reading Persepolis
 in class


Jan. 10

 Why is it important to study

 Map activity


 Ted Talk- "The Dangers of a   Single Story"

 "The Fraud of Multiculturalism"

 In class writing activity

Jan. 9


 What we will be studying this 

 Name game
 No H.W.

Dec. 19


Dec. 17

 Discuss play/movie

 Questions in class to assist on
 No. H.W.

Dec. 13

 Complete movie

 Discuss: What positive outcomes
 emerge from Troy? His Death?
 Is this an overall optimistic or
 pessimistic play? Themes?

 Intro. Harlem Renaissance

 Zora Neale Hurston- "How It   Feels To Be Colored Me"

Dec. 11

 Watch "Fences"  No H.W.


 Finish reading "Fences"

 Discussion on Institutions and
 their role in the play
 No H.W.

Dec. 5

 Cont. reading play  

Dec. 3

 Background on August Wilson,
 Negro Leagues, characters in   

 Assign roles

 Begin reading
 No H.W.

Nov. 29

  Chinese Poetry/Short story

  In class assignment
 No H.W.

Nov. 27

 Read  stories by Chinese writers

 2 Ted Talks

 In class assignment
 No H.W.

Nov. 16

 Chinese poetry and short stories

 In class assignment


Nov. 14

 Discuss Zodiac

 Ted Talks by Chinese artists

 In class assignment
 No H.W.

Nov. 12

 Discuss basic concepts about

 Introduce Confucious

 Introduce Thaoism
 No H.W.

Nov. 12

 Read "the Little Green Monster?
 by Haruki Murakami

 In class assignment due in class

Nov. 8


 Tanaka poetry

 Video and text-based examples 
 read in class

 Introduce Murakami

 Read "The Little Green   Monster"  short story

 In class work

 No. H.W.

Nov. 6

 Complete presentations

 Overall discussion about Asia

 Intro. lit.

 Read in class


 In class Haiku assignment- due
 by end of class
 No H.W.

Nov. 2nd


Oct. 31st

 Work on presentations  

 Oct. 29

 Continue work on presentations  

 Oct. 25

  Continue working on                      presentation in class  H.W.- You know that   the presentations
 begin next week

 Oct. 23

  Introduce presentation


  Begin work in c;lass

 Oct. 19th


  Chief Joseph

  Excerpt from "The West"

  Introduce presentation                  assignment
 Begin work on   presentations

 Oct. 17th


 More trickster tales

 Videos on Tricksters

 Read one story

 In class questions due at end of   class
 No H.W.

 Oct. 15


 (Other creation stories, if time).

 Introduce "Trickster Tales"

 Examples of Trickster Tales

 Short videos
 No. H.W.

 Oct. 10th


 Discussion about Creation   Stories

 Read "The World On Turtle's   Back"

 Discussed story AND similarities
 between Native story and
 Judeo-Christian creation stories
 Oct. 8


 The Nations

 Literature before the Europeans

 Ted Talk
 No H.W.

 Oct. 4

 College fair signup

 Read "Earnesto's Mother"


 Ted Talk
 No H.W.

 Oct. 2nd


 Introduce first story
 - away from Magic Realism
 - deals with the harsh realities   of authoritarian rule

 What is a Hero?

 Read story


 In class assignment
 Sept. 28

  Warm up

  Octavio Paz poems and short      story


 In class writing activity
 No. H.W.

 Sept. 26


  Intro. to Octavio Paz

  Read two poems and a short        story

  in class questions

 Sept. 24


  Read " A Very Old Man with          Enormous Wings"
  Assignment due next      class


 Intro. to Marquez

 Read "The Handsomest   Drowned Man in the World"

 Questions for H.W.
 Questions due next   class
 Sept. 18


 Recap. on Magic Realism

 Read "House Take Over"

 Sept. 14

 Introduced Magic Realism

 Looked at paintings by Kahlo   and Rousseau

 Read "in The Family" By 
 Maria Elena Llano

 Sept. 12

 Completed film
 Took test over Persepolis
 No H.W.
 Sept. 10

  Begin watching Persepolis
 Review text/notes for   exam over novel
 6th   September

 Iran-Iraq war video        
 Questions in class from pg. 80-   86
 Collect questions
 Look at parts from novel
 Culture and Judgement


 30 August


 In class writing
 Vocab. game

 28 August

 Warm up
 Questions on Theme
 Look at individual frames in book
 Wade Davis Ted Talk
 Map activity
 24 August   Warm-up
 Questions on graphic novel
 Continue reading

 22nd August 

 Background on Iran
 Black and White in the dictionary
 Reasons for teaching/learning   Multiculturalism
 Video- "The Fraud of Multiculturalism"
 Began reading Persepolis
 20 August  Syllabus
 Name game

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