December 22&23

Home and Exploration: Work on next draft of essay.  2 drafts + final due 1/7/09.  Panel cover letter draft due 1/5/09.

Conflict and Cooperation.  HW on your book.  Work on creative writing.  PBAT cover letter draft due 1/5/09.

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December 18&19

Home and Exploration: Test Monday.  2nd Draft due Monday.

Conflict and Cooperation: HW on your book.  See 11/24 for assignments.

Wednesday December 17

Home and Exploration: Essay draft due Thursday.

Conflict and Cooperation: Homework on your book.  See 11/24 for assignments.  First draft of creative project with organizer due Friday.

Tuesday December 16

Conflict and Cooperation:

Homework on your book.  See 11/24 for assignments.  First draft of creative project with organizer due Friday.

Monday December 15

Home and Exploration:  Finish your organizers so that you come to class on Wednesday with your thesis and evidence ready to start writing your essay.  Element organizer.  Idea organizer.  Evidence Gathering.  First draft due Thursday.  Book test Friday.

Conflict and Cooperation: Homework on your book.  See 11/24 for assignments.  First draft of creative project with organizer due Friday.

Friday December 12

Conflict and Cooperation: See HW guide from 11/24.

Home and Exploration:

Read Junior Polatkin’s Wild West Show p.232-242. Answer the reading questions using quotations and page numbers and define the vocabulary words.

1. How was Junior different from the other students at Gonzaga University?

2. Why didn’t Junior return home to the reservation during Christmas break? Explain.

3. Why does Junior think white people must be happier than Indians most of the time?

4. Who is Lynn? What happens between Lynn and Junior?

5. Why does Junior drop out of school? What does the future hold for him?

6. Vocabulary: ballad (noun p.232), mythologize (verb p.233), pathological (noun p.240)

Thursday December 11

Home and Exploration:

Read Witnesses, Secret and Not p.211-223. Answer the reading questions using quotations and page numbers and define the vocabulary words.

  1. Explain what the narrator means when he says “my father looked as Indian as you can get” (219). Describe how the father looks.
  2. What happened to Jerry Vincent? Why do so many Native Americans disappear from the reservation?
  3. Who is Jimmy Shit-Pants? Why is he included in this chapter?
  4. Why did the father and son leave the police station feeling guilty?
  5. Vocabulary: punctuated (verb p.213), obituary (noun p.215), glucose (noun p. 221)
  6. Prepare for text-based seminar with at least:
  • 2 quotations from your book club book on your essay question
  • 2 quotations from LRITFFIH on your essay question
  • 1 question