Tuesday, December 7, 2010
2. Beals writes in her journal that freedom is not integration. Freedom is being able to go to the wrestling match with her grandmother. What do you think whe meant by this? Explain
3. Consider the title, "Warriors Don't Cry." Do you think that is an appropriate title for this book? Why or why not?
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Monday, November 29, 2010
in retracing the 1961 Rides.
What does it mean today? What has changed since 1961?
What inspires young people to “get on the bus”?
Through live blogging, Twitter, and Facebook, the students on the bus will be able to share their experiences and, in a sense, bring others along on their journey.
Application deadline: January 17, 2011
Decisions announced: February 2011
Friday, November 19, 2010
One young man was tied to his bunk for almost 24 hours, brutally raped and sexually assaulted after prison staff failed to heed his pleas for protection. Other youth suffered multiple stabbings and beatings—including one youth who will live with permanent brain damage as a result of an attack in which prison staff were entirely complicit.
Get the full story here.
1989 article in Florida indicates that sexual harassment against farmworker women was so pervasive that women referred to the fields as the “green motel.”20 Similarly, the EEOC reports that women in California refer to the fields as “fil de calzon,” or the fields of panties, because sexual harassment is so widespread.21
Friday, November 12, 2010
- The war in Iraq
- The war in Afghanistan
- Golddigging as an urban trope
- Sharecropping and coal mining (literal)
- Similarities between the New Deal's Tennessee Valley Authority and Obama's health care expansion.
I'll provide some samples later on.
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Friday, October 22, 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
- Hawley-Smoot Tarrif
- New Deal
- Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)
- Wagner Act or National Labor Relations Act (NLRA)
- Works Progress Administration
- Social Security
In class, we watched the following videos for context
New Deal Programs in Appalachia: CCC, WPA, and TVA
The 9:00 and 10:30 classes compared the TVA the Obama Health Reform Act to the New Deal's TVA within the context of changing the role of government in the marketplace.
The 2:00 class wrote on the debate around Mountaintop removal by coal mining companies in the Appalacians.
For the conservative position on government and the market see Milton Friedman's lesson of the pencil below
To compare U.S. and French attitudes toward labor rights, see French Protests against efforts to raise the retirement age in France below:
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
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Monday, October 18, 2010
- Your writing shows a sound understanding of the book, but it sounds like you write the way you talk. Bear in mind, next time, that writing sounds different from talking. Next time, try writing it down the way you would normally say it. Wait a day. Then read it again for errors. After that, read it aloud, and listen for errors. You might want to seek help from an LSC resource. We have a variety of support services for online students at email@example.com. Or you can just email me.
- Your writing is sound; but next time, I'd like you to focus on just one question, and explore it in greater depth, using lots of evidence from the book and reflecting on it carefully at some length.
- Only respond to one question. Try to answer it as thoroughly as you can, using lots of evidence from the book.
- Avoid long quotes. It takes time an effort to translate quotes into your own words, but that’s what writing is.
- Be specific in the way you use evidence from the book. Page numbers are helpful, but what is more important is to explain the situation in the book you are referring to, and how that relates to your main point.
- If this grade does not truly reflect your ability, it is possible that you need help with your writing, specifically with proofreading. There is writing assistance available at firstname.lastname@example.org, or just email me.
- Use lots of evidence from the book, and take some time to reflect on it at some length and depth.
Sunday, October 17, 2010
- I only intended for you to write one paragraph. Apparently, that wasn't clear in the instructions, so I graded with that in mind. When doing the Frederick Douglass assignment, choose one question and answer it as thoroughly as you can in one paragraph.
- Proofread carefully. It's okay to get help with proofreading. I have someone proofread everything I write (except this blog).
- Give some time and consideration to the question you are addressing. Think it through. Be careful that you don't just restate the question; rather, make a claim of your own. It doesn't have to be original, but it needs to be yours
1. Structure/organization, does the paragraph function as a unit of thought?
2. Evidence, does the paragraph draw specific references from the book as evidence to support the claim(s) made in your paragraph?
3. Analysis, does the paragraph explain logically how the evidence presented supports the claims made?
4. Proofreading, the paragraph should be free of grammatical errors and misspellings.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
The Center for Teaching and Learning is proud to present our first volunteer Peer Leader Academy. Peer leaders would donate their time to mentoring and tutoring their fellow students. In exchange for their time, they would be trained according to the College Reading and Learning Association requirements and receive an international certification upon successful completion of training and tutor/mentor contact hours. PLA students would function in a dual role on campus as volunteer mentors/tutors. PLA students will be divided in teams of five and mentor four EDUC 1300 courses.
We kindly request your assistance in recruiting students interested in becoming volunteer mentors/tutors in this academy.
Student requirements to prequalify are as follows:
1.) 3.0 GPA
2.) Grade of A or B in content area they are interested in tutoring
3.) Faculty Recommendation
5.) Commitment to 15 hours of training (10 hours tutor training and 5 hours mentor training)
6.) Commitment to tutoring and mentoring 50 hours per year (25 hours tutoring and 25 hours mentoring)
7.) Successful completion of at least one semester at LSC-North Harris
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Monday, January 25, 2010
1302, U.S. since 1877. Your blog will discuss how Chief Joseph and the Nez Pearce relates to "The New West" in Chapter 18 of the textbook. If the link doesn't work, cut and paste the url http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bd8hYb7BhAA
Saturday, January 23, 2010
- I am hearing from students that the books are still not in the stores. What can you do?
- You can probably find the textbook at the book stores. A lot of other professors use the same book, Tindall/Shi, America: A Narrative History, Vol. 2, 7th ed.
- You can order the other two online or give it a week and see if the book stores get them in.
Friday, January 22, 2010
Tindal, George Brown and and David Shi, America: A Narrative History, Vol. 1, 7th edition ISBN [978-0-393-92732-0].
De Vaca, Alvar Nunez Cabeza, The Narrative of Cabeza de Vaca (University of Nebraska Press, 2003). ISBN: 080326416X.
Douglass, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass.
- I stopped by the off-campus bookstore today, and they don't have our books in, yet. I don't know if the campus bookstore has them yet, either. Don't sweat it. I build the schedule knowing that there will be problems the first week.
- If you are in my face-to-face [ftf] HIST 1301, 11008, we don't have an eVista section right now. Weird, I know. We'll have to do without until my people can get it for us.
- The other two ftf sections are up and running. Let me know if there are problems, because there are always glitches the first week, and the sooner I learn about them, the sooner I can get them fixed.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
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An earlier version of the syllabus had the wrong ISBN for the textbook. That is fixed. You're looking for Tindall/Shi, "America: A Narrative History (Norton) 7th ed., Vol. 1 for 1301 and Vol. 2 for 1302.
- Please let me know what section you are in, for instance: HIST 1302 1W003. Or you could just say you're in my online 1302 or my online 1301 or my face-to-face [ftf] 1301
- When I post notices here, look at the section number carefully before you respond. Make sure the message is meant for you. I'm basically teaching three separate courses, and they all get different announcements.