Welcome to World Literature! In this course, we will analyze cultures around the world through informational, narrative, and visual texts. Be prepared to learn about the world around you as told by your peers, by our resources, and from your own life. Keep following this blog to find necessary information for your success in this class. Feel free to email my work gmail account Krystalyn.firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or concerns. You are the best of the best and this year will show it!
Review Pebblebrook High School Handbook, Classroom Expectations, & Procedures.
Vocabulary: Argument, Concession, Counterclaim, Refutation, Synthesis, Allusion, Conflict, Figurative Language, Imagery, Symbol, Syntax, Theme, Culture, Race, Family, Religion, Gender, Education, Community, Government, Tradition, Relative, Ancestry
Describe Features of a Culture
Complete these reflection sentences:
My first day of school was __________ because_________________.
I think Mrs. Dennis’ class will be ________________ because ______.
I look forward to _______because ____________________________.
I’m not feeling_______________ because that’s just ____________.
“What is Cultural Identity?” by Elise Trumbull and Maria Pacheco
“The Danger of a Single Story” – Chimimanda Ngozi Adichie
“Ethnic Hash” by Patricia Williams
Write a letter that tells a story of bravery or cowardice that occurred in your life. What does that story say about your culture? What does it not reveal? Be sure to include appositive and prepositional phrases (at least 3 of each). Due next week.