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)