Day #17, Tuesday

Hey dudes and dudettes!

Bell Work:
Globalization Week in Rap
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Period 4:
We will watch some… (SOME!) of the following video together.
We will NOT watch it all. Please do not watch it all or you will ruin the book. I promise it will be more fun if you let the book surprise you along the way.

How did Chapter 9 finish?

  • Scout is ready to fight Cecil Jacobs on the schoolyard when he says that her father defends “niggers” (9.3).
  • (This is the word the book uses, so we’ll use it here, despite its history of offensiveness. See the “Speech and Dialogue” section in “Tools of Characterization” for a fuller explanation of how this term functions in the book.)
  • When Scout asks Atticus about it, he tells her not to say “nigger.”
  • Scout then asks him if all lawyers defend Negroes, and he says that of course they do.
  • So why does Cecil make it sound worse than bootlegging (booze, not music)? Atticus tries to explain to Scout the complexities of race relations in Maycomb.
  • See, just because lawyers have black clients doesn’t mean they actually do a good job at defending them. But Atticus does.
  • For him, it boils down to self-respect: he couldn’t hold his head up if he did less than his best.
  • Is he going to win the case? No, but they have to try anyway.
  • Atticus reassures Scout: “But remember this, no matter how bitter things get, they’re [the residents of Maycomb are] still our friends and this is still our home” (9.27).
  • The next day at school, Scout is about to fight Cecil Jacobs when she remembers what Atticus told her and walks away instead, even though she gets called a coward.
  • Soon it’s Christmas, which means a visit from Uncle Jack (good), but also a visit from Aunt Alexandra (bad).
  • Even worse, it means having to spend time with Aunt Alexandra’s grandson Francis, who is the yin to Scout’s yang.

Chapter 9 questions:
*Put these in your TKAM notes:
1. What is it that Atticus calls “Maycomb usual disease”?
2. What has Harper Lee gained by waiting until this far in the novel before introducing this major plot-theme (Tom Robinson)?
3. How does the attitude of Cecil Jacobs and Francis reflect the adult idea of justice? How does Scout react to this view point?

The following questions are due for you to respond to on your own.
Yes these are for marks.
Go to Google Classroom.

Period 5: Clipping Mask
Let’s talk about Adobe Photoshop CS6.
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Period 6: Social Studies 20

Let’s finish with our Human Rights presentations!
Then we will finish Love, Hate and Propoganda.

€ I can explain the effects of the Holocaust. 1.30a
€ I can explain what anti-Semitism means. 1.30b
€ I can define and explain “New Order”. 1.31
€ I can define and explain Hitler’s final solution. 1.32a
€ I can outline why conspirators attempted to assassinate Hitler. 1.32b
€ I can recall numerous facts as they relate to impacts of the Holocaust. 1.33
€ I can explain the consequences of the totalitarian moral vision under Hitler. 1.34
€ I can define communism. 1.35
€ I can explain communism. 1.36

Aftermath link: HERE.

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