Renda is currently a professor of history at Mount Holyoke College where she teaches courses in World War II at Home and Abroad, U.S. Women’s History since 1890, interdisciplinary women’s studies courses, and Race, Gender, and Empire. Her teaching focuses on the cross-sections of women and gender, multicultural nature of U.S. history, and international contexts in which history take place. In addition to what was mentioned above Renda is also an author. She wrote Taking Haiti: Military Occupation and the Culture of U.S. Imperialism, 1915–1940 (2001) which I will review in this paper.
Ibti Mohamed Ms. Durocher Honors American Literature-hr 2 11.December.2015 Honors American Literature: Huck Finn Argument Outline Thesis Statement: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a book that should be taught in District 196 classes, because the novel shows the significance of learning lessons on morality and the reality of discrimination during slavery. The book shows us in southern society, race is a barrier that shouldn’t be crossed. With Huck and Jim creating a bond it shows the significance of Huck and Jim breaking that ‘barrier’ and teaching readers a lesson of morality. In the article, The six letter word by Jocelyn Chadwick it states: “Huck awakens to hear Jim ‘moaning and mourning.’ He’s been crying for his family.Huck says
As psychology and sociology professors all three of them, provides a study where they explore the factors that Africans Americans and Latinos students have as barriers in their education. By providing an introduction to the factors presented, it evokes that the system of education is failing to fulfill their purpose. As well, it proclaims that the factors the minorities face and explains how these barriers affects the students. This article is most useful source in the essay because it guides to become the argument that the education system in not working with minority students because of the barriers they are faced with. The time that this article is released, complements the actual experience of minority students in this century and this
My idea of recreating the poem “I am Joaquin” was inspired by the class readings and lecture about marianism and machismo in Central America. I felt it would be great to transform the poem to a Central American woman’s perspective and her role in surviving the inequities engraved in society from past to present. Likewise, I believed that the history of Central America should be studied more in Chicano Studies since it is rarely talked about. Central America has a rich history of diversity and social inequalities that is important for students to acknowledge and analyze in order to understand the systems of power. Moreover, my part of the poem focused on the history and oppression of women in Central America.
Analysis of the Literary Works of Alice Walker’s “Everyday Use” Based on the options given to me to choose a topic for my final projects, I went over many stories that we have learned in class on what kind of works to focus on. Then I finally decided to write about Alice Walker’s “Everyday Use”. The story is about black cultures, beliefs andheritages which it has characters that have wrong attitudes of preserving and dealing with their culture and handling of other issues. Hence, I will try to analyze this story based on some of the elements of Fictions we have learned in class: theme, narration (points of view, character, and technique. To begin with, let’s see the themes of the story, which is the most important element of a story which authors try to convey the message of their writings to readers: In “Everyday use”, the theme is about appreciating the past and one 's family heritage.
It is in this part where it allows the reader to see how Butler uses this text in order to share the concept of the events in your life or that you experience often change you. In the novel we will see Butler use different examples to help shape the idea of how race, class, and power emphasize issues in society now. The elements of race, class, and power have similarities within each other that are showcased in the articles and novel that better the understanding Meaning, the type race in which you identify with somewhat determines which class you are born into, in addition leading to what class you are typically in. We will see the alternative perspectives that are associated with Butler’s ideology on race, class, and power throughout Parable of the Sower. In past history we have seen large groups such as the Ku Klux Klan, German Nazi Party whom wanted to gain a higher power over others based on race and religion and numerous other associations.
Women in society were and are treated like second class citizens, and for women, it’s time to be aware of this epidemic. There are numerous reasons why I feel so passionate and drawn to this controversy. Women have suffered for centuries trying to be respected in the eyes of society and men, but the people who’s had and still do have rough time is African American women. As a young African American woman, I find myself addicted to the truth and the hidden flaws behind the women’s suffrage movement. I want to further research on the first women suffrage movement to find out why was it ever okay to exclude black women and working class women.
It also is telling the public if they are victims, they should stand up. Moreover, Sandra Cisneros is raising awareness of the hidden domestic abuse in families, and urging victims to stand up. Sandra Cisneros is raising awareness of domestic abuse and racism in society at large. By composing the characters in her text as victims, she is providing a realization of these issues still being current, and she is opening a door for these issues to be addressed. Students are assigned this book in schools and colleges because they need to be taught about the problems in society, so they can prevent
In my school’s GSA club, our focus is on the injustices committed against the LGBTQ community; however, our club is interdisciplinary. We discuss our fit in a diverse society as ethnic minorities and we study also gender and sexuality. When I am involved in these discussions, what I learn in my AP English Literature class is engrained in my mindset. Our class, based on the theme of oppression, has allowed me to study underlying inconsistencies within our society. My work with GSA has allowed me to make many real-world connections between the themes we’ve studied in class and the day-to-day realities of oppression in our world.
Those concepts are all tied up to inform how good and evil and co-exist. This book published 1930’s, which influenced variety of racisms before that time period such as Ku Klux Klan and Jews massacre. This paper will talk about which events were happened before this book published. Firstly, after Civil War ends, it became called as the Reconstruction. Soldiers were sent by American government to southern states with a purpose to protect the African Americans and their newly won freedom.
PEDAGOGICAL APPROACH Brooklyn Connections uses materials from the Brooklyn Collection to illustrate the experience of living in Brooklyn through primary sources and to “connect history to self and make meaning” (B. Murphy, personal commun.). By focusing on the historical experience gleaned from newspaper articles, maps, photographs, and other materials, Brooklyn Connections teaches crucial research skills and demonstrates the “validity of experiential knowledge” among students, as highlighted by Accardi in her discussion of feminist pedagogy (2013, p. 37–38). Our hip-hop lesson will emphasize not only the inclusiveness of feminist pedagogy, but also the three main goals of culturally relevant pedagogy (Ladson-Billings, 1995) by drawing on the
After reading “The View From the Bottom Rail,” explore the CD-ROM on that chapter. Write one or two paragraphs about any insight, discoveries, or items of interest in relation to the topic of slavery. In addition, write another paragraph about the methodological challenges of doing interviews and the things one must keep in mind when reading history that includes interviews. Provide feedback to at least two classmates’ responses. I found it interesting that analogy that there are a top and bottom rails of society.
HBCU Lifestyle has questioned America, “It’s becoming a perennial argument in academic circles: Are HBCU’s still needed in so called post-racial America? History for and about African Americans still matter in recent society.” HBCU’s are what paved the way for African Americans to get equal education during slavery, Civil Rights moment, and the Jim Crow Laws. A scholar should attend an HBCU because of the table of excellence, legacies
To understand a little more about this topic, I asked a few individuals in order to consider more opinions. I have, also, done an extensive research for this paper, and I found some discrepancies. For example, I asked two African Americans, and according to their opinion, the Confederate Flag is not a symbol of hate. Instead, African American see this flag as an important element of the history. Therefore, they believe that the history of the Confederate Flag should be include in the schools.
Students will examine their chances of being chosen in the reaping as well as their chances of winning and numerous other probability, algebraic and percentage problems. Students will compare and contrast the two stories and have a group discussion about social norms, personal beliefs and numerous other underlying themes and factors in both stories. Students will explore the work of Normal Rockwell, the idea of utopia and how he expresses this in his work. They will then create their own utopia and a visual representation of it. Students will analyze WWI propaganda posters and discuss their role in the war.