American Lit 1/11/18 – Literary America map

“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.


Civil War parts 3 & 4 hw

  • What do you think prompted MARVEL to switch Mr. Fantastic (Reed Richards) from being anti-Registration in a 1990 story to pro-registration in 2007?
  • Do you think the Superhuman Registration Act (SHRA) is an appropriate response to the changing world of Marvel’s Civil War?
  • What are some connections you can make between the SHRA’s stipulations, S.H.I.E.L.D.’s powers and Captain America’s arguments against the SHRA and our world? Use quotes from the text to support your ideas.

This is an AP class! You signed up for this!

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.