Fall 2011 English 101 Day 8
Quiz Thursday over sections 1 and 2 (Promise and Betrayal)
Information Literacy Workshops
Reading Schedule Change—Tonight, Read chapter 16—Black Sunday
Consider essay options: Katrina (warnings, evacuation, recovery, race); Global warming (insects, desertification, current droughts); Banking crisis (boom/bust, frozen credit, no regulation, greed, bubbles); Chinese dust storms (over grazing, over use of land, booming economy, environmental crisis).
By Friday, you should have some idea of which broad topic you will cover.
If you know now, you should be combing through WHT for evidence/quotes and paying attention in class when we mention your topic.
For comparing to today, I'll keep posting links, but research takes time--you should plan on doing some of this over the weekend.
Complete the Good, the Bad and the Ugly from “Betrayal”
What is the big picture of 1935?
What are the big themes?
Failure to learn from history
Failure to heed warnings
Environmental devastation brought on by
Indifference to the problem by Feds/Rest of us
And on the plus side:
The human spirit
Connection to the land
Resilience & Persistence
Hopes & Dreams
The Long Darkness
Find the best, most startling statistic.
Information about the Exodus/Evacuation
Similarities to New Orleans
Ideas of Hugh Bennett
Showdown in Dalhart
Find the best, most startling statistic
Explain the showdown—who is it between?
Reading: Tonight Ch 16
Quiz Thursday over Sections 1 and 2 and chapters 12 and 14.
If you’ve read the book with a pencil/pen you’ll do fine.