Today we mined book 1 of V for Vendetta, the opening of 1984, and what we read of Stanley Milgram’s Obedience experiment for common themes.
Come to class on Thursday with you notebooks full of specific page numbers and quotes, ready to write a short essay linking our three texts.
Make sure you read through the Milgram “Obedience” reading for Monday. I won’t be checking if you read it but you’re going to fall behind if you don’t.
Remember, annotate as you go. There are annotation tips and the three topics I want you reading for on this power point presentation: OBEDIENCE
Here’s the reading if you don’t have it: Milgram
Today we talked about Stanley Milgram’s experiment on human obedience. Here’s the video we watched:
Tomorrow we’re going to start a few days of close reading and writing. You’ll finish with an essay but the goal is to do it in class to alleviate some homework stress. Seniors, since I have a feeling I won’t see you tomorrow, read this for Monday: Milgram. Highlight anything that you believe has to do with these three questions:
-What is obedience?
-Why are humans obedient?
–How does this explain elements of our society?
For Thursday, please finish book 1 of V for Vendetta. It ends around page 80.
For Thursday also, we used some historical info to answer the question why even though V is our “good guy” he’s constantly put in the position of the devil/Satan/Lucifer between pages 42 and 62. The question is, why? For Thursday we’ll be showing off the paragraphs we started in class that answers this question. We used the lyrics to the Rolling Stones’ “Sympathy for the Devil” to get the conversation started.
If you missed class on Friday, we used the time to get started on that 1.5 – 2 page essay due on Monday. We also went over some things to keep in mind: how to cite, how to work quotes smoothly into sentences and the literary present. Here’s the power point we looked at: Integrating Quotations into Sentences
And again, here’s the rubric: Standard upperclassman writing rubric
We started off today with a quick power point showing us the ways that we can read images w/out text: Making meaning from visual images.
For Thursday, read to page 36 of the book. Use the time to continue filling out the sheet from yesterday and incorporate an example of how the author and artist of V for Vendetta use one of those ideas from the power point to convey information without text.
In case you hadn’t heard, your X-Men essays (that feels like it was ages ago) are due on Monday. Focus on depth, not breadth or length. Use the sources from your presentations. Keep it to about two pages.
As for class today, we began reading V for Vendetta. We looked at the first two pages of the book, which you can find here, V first pages, and used that to fill out this graphic organizer, First two pages graphic organizer. If you missed class today (or left early) get this filled out to me for tomorrow.