Thursday, September 25, 2008

The Village: Day 2

Now that you've watched the first half of The Village, what are you taking from the film so far? What symbols and motifs are you noticing? What connections do you see to The Crucible or to any of the articles we've read?

This is a space to pose questions, offer thoughts, and respond to others' interpretations.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Evil, The Crucible, and Us

If you asked Arthur Miller to define "evil," what do you think he would say?

How would you define "evil" (if you believe in it)?

Thinking about the articles we read and their connections to The Crucible, what is the greatest "evil" that our society faces today? Explain your thinking.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

The Stanford Prison Experiment

Please click on this link to read about one of the most controversial experiments of our time: The Stanford prison experiment. Read meticulously, as some of the most fascinating (and disturbing) elements of this experiment are in the little details.

When you have finished reading, I'd like you to use the blog to respond to what you have read. I'm not going to give you guiding questions this time; instead, I'd like you to ask your own questions and offer your own, authentic responses. Tomorrow in class we will be connecting this experiment to The Crucible.

Remember that the blog is space to have a conversation, so read others' comments, respond to others' questions, and react to others' reactions.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Crucible, Act 1: Spontaneous Live Blogging

Remember that your responses should be formal (use proper grammar and spelling), and that you should bring in specific examples whenever possible.

When students use actual quotations in their responses, it makes Ms. Leclaire the happiest teacher on the planet.


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