Tuesday, August 28, 2007

The Woman Behind the Bars

Do you think that "The Yellow Wallpaper" could be considered a feminist story? In other words, what does this story have to say about women, men, and power? As you explain your thinking, cite one specific example from the story to defend your ideas.

Please respond by midnight tonight.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Your Discerning Eyes

In class today we discussed using small but significant clues to sneak your way into a "text." Please peruse the above painting, titled "American Gothic," and respond to the following questions:

1. How would you describe the relationship between the subjects of this painting, and what clues helped you figure this out?

2. Why do you think the painting is called "American Gothic"? What image of America does this painting create? Do you agree with this image?

Remember to read the other posts to avoid repeating someone else word for word. Instead, focus on having a conversation with your classmates. Posts are due by midnight tonight.

Monday, August 20, 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 of a teacher you once had who truly inspired and challenged you and consider what they did to contribute to your success.