tag:anamericanstudies.posthaven.com,2013:/posts An American Studies: Media 2015-06-03T18:37:27Z An American Studies: MEDIA tag:anamericanstudies.posthaven.com,2013:Post/865036 2015-06-03T18:37:27Z 2015-06-03T18:37:27Z The Final Exam: the matrix

As Rayna requested :)

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tag:anamericanstudies.posthaven.com,2013:Post/861770 2015-05-27T19:29:54Z 2015-05-27T19:32:11Z Kentucky Cycle Sign-Up

Please make sure you sign up for at least ONE role for the next three plays (click link). Some roles can double up. We'll see if we go further. The final exam will be based on this text, and we will be distributing it later in the week.

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tag:anamericanstudies.posthaven.com,2013:Post/699547 2015-05-26T20:21:38Z 2015-05-26T20:21:42Z Virginia and The First Residents of Jamestown

Click HERE to look at the 1624/25 Muster.



Virginia and Kentucky from Spiro Bolos

The First Residents of Jamestown from Spiro Bolos
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tag:anamericanstudies.posthaven.com,2013:Post/861247 2015-05-26T18:09:14Z 2015-05-26T18:09:15Z The Kentucky Cycle: MASTERS OF THE TRADE

MASTERS OF THE TRADE: roles

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tag:anamericanstudies.posthaven.com,2013:Post/696308 2015-05-21T18:09:29Z 2015-05-22T18:24:01Z William Eggleston's Rosebud?

"Reiner Holzemer’s 2008 documentary film, William Eggleston: Photographer, includes a black-and-white family snapshot. It shows a very young Eggleston in the foreground, looking natty in cap and sailor suit, a tricycle behind him. Might it be a sidewalk-worthy equivalent of Charles Foster Kane’s Rosebud? Surely, not even Eggleston can say. In such indeterminacy begins the mystery and wonder of art, three-wheeled and otherwise." — Mark Feeney, Smithsonian.com

William Eggleston, Untitled (Memphis), 1970

“I do have a personal discipline of only taking one picture of one thing. Not two. I would take more than one and get so confused later. I was trying to figure out which was the best frame. I said, this is ridiculous—I’m just going to take one.”

“...So then that picture is taken and then the next one is waiting somewhere else.” – William Eggelston 


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tag:anamericanstudies.posthaven.com,2013:Post/856171 2015-05-14T18:33:37Z 2015-05-14T18:33:37Z Inequality for All

Why isn't there more outrage in the USA over income inequality? Here are some answers generated by the class:

  1. Negative perception of the protesters (eg., "Occupy Wall Street)
  2. Aspiration to become upper class as opposed to resent those citizens
  3. A disproportionate influence (by the upper class) in the political arena (lobbying) and in the media
  4. Ever-increasing amounts of consumer and household debt helping to finance an American consumer lifestyle

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tag:anamericanstudies.posthaven.com,2013:Post/397318 2015-05-11T15:44:10Z 2015-05-11T15:44:13Z Language and Power

This NPR report seems to be about dating and romantic relationships, but listen to the end when the researcher reveals secrets about the language we use and the power it connotes. Read Gatsby, pp. 69-72 and count how many times each character uses the word "I" inside of quotes of dialogue.

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tag:anamericanstudies.posthaven.com,2013:Post/696320 2015-05-11T15:41:03Z 2015-05-11T15:41:06Z People Like Us

Full transcript below. We watched the clip. "How to Marry the Rich".

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tag:anamericanstudies.posthaven.com,2013:Post/689058 2015-05-10T17:00:00Z 2015-05-11T15:41:27Z The Components of (Social) Class

http://www.nytimes.com/packages/html/national/20050515_CLASS_GRAPHIC/index_03.html

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tag:anamericanstudies.posthaven.com,2013:Post/852907 2015-05-07T18:48:03Z 2015-05-08T17:09:15Z Train Stations and Social Classes Now that you have viewed the video below:
  1. Guess which suburb(s) on the UP-W line is MOST like Winnetka (or your suburb). What evidence did you use?
  2. Use the following websites to corroborate your claim: 
  3. ZIP CODE LOOKUP
  4. Nielsen's "MY BEST SEGMENTS"


Social Class Stations from Spiro Bolos on Vimeo.

A recording of the Metra Union Pacific-West line, detailing all of the stations from Wheaton to Oak Park.

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tag:anamericanstudies.posthaven.com,2013:Post/853588 2015-05-06T23:57:17Z 2015-05-08T23:58:12Z Class and Classism

How do these sociological concepts apply to The Great Gatsby?

Class and Classism from Spiro Bolos
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tag:anamericanstudies.posthaven.com,2013:Post/850090 2015-05-01T17:25:14Z 2015-05-01T17:25:14Z Class Survey ]]> Spiro Bolos tag:anamericanstudies.posthaven.com,2013:Post/839901 2015-04-13T02:05:02Z 2015-04-13T02:05:02Z Deconstruct/Decode THIS:

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tag:anamericanstudies.posthaven.com,2013:Post/836830 2015-04-06T19:41:50Z 2015-04-06T19:41:50Z Perilous Times Paper - MATRIX

Remember that revisions are always welcome, but are also OPTIONAL!

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tag:anamericanstudies.posthaven.com,2013:Post/831943 2015-03-27T18:52:32Z 2015-03-27T18:52:32Z A Junior Theme

And here is a link to the "mini" Junior Theme from The Marshall Project, which deals with a subject we studied earlier, mass incarceration:

CONTEMPORARY ISSUE: In his State of the Union address...President Obama celebrated the fact 'that for the first time in 40 years, the crime rate and the incarceration rate have come down together.'"

WHY QUESTION: Why does the USA incarcerate such a high percentage of its population, despite falling crime rates?

ANSWERS:

  1. Crime surged during an era of social upheaval (historical look-back)
  2. The federal government got more involved in local law enforcement.
  3. A War on Drugs was launched.
  4. Politicians changed sentencing laws.
  5. More?? Others?
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tag:anamericanstudies.posthaven.com,2013:Post/828523 2015-03-23T13:00:00Z 2015-03-23T01:00:26Z Bryan Stevenson - "We need to talk about an injustice"

TONIGHT: at Evanston Township High School, Monday, March 23, 7PM

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tag:anamericanstudies.posthaven.com,2013:Post/827177 2015-03-19T19:35:18Z 2015-03-19T19:35:18Z Kalounna in Frogtown

What advice would you give this boy to help him fit in to American society?

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tag:anamericanstudies.posthaven.com,2013:Post/826396 2015-03-18T14:34:47Z 2015-03-18T22:02:57Z In Anticipation of the <gasp> Junior Theme! ]]> Spiro Bolos tag:anamericanstudies.posthaven.com,2013:Post/658858 2015-03-17T17:55:40Z 2015-03-17T17:55:44Z Sugar and Slavery in the Caribbean

Recall that approximately 400,000 enslaved persons traveled from Africa to what would become the United States. The United States was the only slave society in which that population increased naturally (to 4,000,000). How did the "manufacture" of sugar play a role in this forced migration?

http://backstoryradio.org/shows/sweet-talk/

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tag:anamericanstudies.posthaven.com,2013:Post/658405 2015-03-13T16:46:50Z 2015-03-13T16:41:58Z The Glomar Response

Think about the connections between this Cold War event and the "paginas en blanco" mentioned in Oscar Wao.

http://www.radiolab.org/story/confirm-nor-deny/

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tag:anamericanstudies.posthaven.com,2013:Post/823541 2015-03-12T18:51:43Z 2015-03-12T18:51:44Z School Funding in Illinois

How does the construction of Illinois state finances affect the ability to deliver a "high quality" public education?


School Funding in Illinois from Spiro Bolos
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tag:anamericanstudies.posthaven.com,2013:Post/822717 2015-03-11T15:16:17Z 2015-03-11T15:16:17Z The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

Reading Guide and more:

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tag:anamericanstudies.posthaven.com,2013:Post/820230 2015-03-06T19:01:53Z 2015-03-06T19:03:37Z The Annotated Oscar Wao

Please click here.

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tag:anamericanstudies.posthaven.com,2013:Post/815688 2015-02-26T17:00:10Z 2015-02-26T17:00:13Z Beyond Black History Month Come to Room M180 during Period 5 and join the discussion:
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tag:anamericanstudies.posthaven.com,2013:Post/815618 2015-02-25T19:48:58Z 2015-02-25T19:48:59Z The War on Terror Presentation ]]> Spiro Bolos tag:anamericanstudies.posthaven.com,2013:Post/815188 2015-02-25T18:30:03Z 2015-02-25T18:30:04Z A Black Site in Chicago? ]]> Spiro Bolos tag:anamericanstudies.posthaven.com,2013:Post/813452 2015-02-19T19:31:14Z 2015-02-19T19:31:14Z The Vietnam War Presentation ]]> Spiro Bolos tag:anamericanstudies.posthaven.com,2013:Post/810932 2015-02-12T20:25:52Z 2015-02-12T20:25:52Z The Cold War Presentation ]]> Spiro Bolos tag:anamericanstudies.posthaven.com,2013:Post/810353 2015-02-11T19:47:25Z 2015-02-11T19:47:26Z The World War II Presentation ]]> Spiro Bolos tag:anamericanstudies.posthaven.com,2013:Post/809787 2015-02-10T19:31:15Z 2015-02-10T19:31:15Z The World War I Presentation ]]> Spiro Bolos