Friday, November 12, 2010

Today in Class

Thursday, we continued with our classroom presentations, which we started this past Tuesday. We are having some some rich intellectual discussions about:
  • The war in Iraq
  • The war in Afghanistan
  • Golddigging as an urban trope
  • Sharecropping and coal mining (literal)
  • Similarities between the New Deal's Tennessee Valley Authority and Obama's health care expansion.
I am finding some promising material that I can use to link popular culture with historical ideas. In short, I am assigning students to teach me how to better relate to them.

I'll provide some samples later on.

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