“In the United States there is more space where nobody is than where anybody is. That is what makes America what it is.” – Gertrude Stein
Today, use the Google Map above to choose a section of the United States and fill in any information you can that answers the questions. To edit the map, click on your geographical section and then click on the pen-shaped icon.
Answer each question with examples from common knowledge/prior knowledge and research. Incorporate a picture for each as well. Stretch the connotations of words; for instance, “literature” can include songs. All references can be historical or contemporary.
You’ll be sharing your ideas with the class.
Pick on of the following odes to work with on Monday and send me an email with which one you want to do by Sunday Night (Jboyar@clarku.edu)
Ode to My Socks
Ode to the Steam Box
Lindsay Lohan moves through the Chateau Marmont as if she owns the place, but in a debtor-prison kind of way. She’ll soon owe the hotel $46,000. Heads turn subtly as she slinks toward a table to meet a young producer and an old director. The actress’s mother, Dina Lohan, sits at the next table. Mom sweeps blond hair behind her ear and tries to eavesdrop. A few tables away, a distinguished-looking middle-aged man patiently waits for the actress. He has a stack of presents for her.
Driving home during the holidays, I found myself trapped in the permanent traffic jam on I-95 near Bridgeport, Conn. In the back seat, my son was screaming. All around, drivers had the menaced, lifeless expressions that people get when they see cars lined up to the horizon. It was enough to make me wish for congestion pricing — a tax paid by drivers to enter crowded areas at peak times. After all, it costs drivers about $16 to enter central London during working hours. A few years ago, it nearly caught on in New York. And on that drive home, I would have happily paid whatever it cost to persuade some other drivers that it wasn’t worth it for them to be on the road.
Your IRR outline is due Tuesday. Here’s the model/notes we came up with in class today: AP SEM outline example from class