Superheroes 5/25 – Life is a cabaret

Today we talked about “cabaret” and how that style of show is a metaphor for life. We studied the song lyrics that open book two.

For tonight, please read to page 118.

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Superheroes – Milgram Obedience Experiment

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?

Superheroes 5/9 – The Devil in V

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.

Superheroes 5/1 – Starting V for Vendetta

Hi superheroes,

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.