Thursday, January 8, 2015


Review TED Talk, Kevin Bales, "How to Combat Modern Slavery" if needed
Finish responding to Kevin Bales's TED talk questions and turn in assignment if finished.

Introduce vocab ch. 1+2 using the ppt of images and the vocabulary chart handout.

Begin escalating questions for ch 1 of Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave.

-We should learn to become attuned to the analogies and comparisons speakers use to argue their points (e.g., these particular comparisons are chosen for specific reasons: Why "Styrofoam"? Why a "cup"? Why "potato chips and pretzels"? Why "a blood-stained gate"? Or more specifically, why a "gate"?).

-Douglass opens in paragraph 1 showing how slaves are dehumanized from the removal of their birthday/comparison to horses; Bales shows how that dehumanization continues today in modern slavery by asserting that some persons cost as little as $5/day, and by comparing enslaved people to "Styrofoam cups"

HW: review ch 1+2 of Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave as needed; finish Bales questions (if needed)

1 comment:

Jennifer Pust said...

Special thanks to E.B. for sending today's agenda, and for sending it so quickly! Let's keep it up!