Monday, February 6, 2012

Janice's class, Monday

Heredity
  • Nature vs. Nurtchure
  • Biological foundations of race
William Kelley:

Article in Houston Chronicle
  • Post-Civil War
  • Kelley was a former slave owner, who took as wife an ex-slave
  • Descendents dedicated a historical marker
  • Recessive traits (blue eyes)

 Sickle Cell anemia
  • Started in Africa
    • Presence in South America
  • 1 in 500 African Americans has the alliel
  • 1 in 10 is a carrier
    • Resistance to Malaria
    • Host in red blood cell
    • Cannot mature in a sickle cell
  • Historical
    • Biological foundation of race
    • Interior of Africa, "white man's grave"
Introduction to Woody Guthrie
  • Huntington's
  • Biography
  • Context
  • Great Depression
    • "This Land is your Land"--video
    • I can relate this to class conflict: Woody Guthrie is responding to Irving Berlin's "God Bless America."
  • Arlo Guthrie
    • "Alice's Restaurant"
    • "Deporte"
    • "City of New Orleans"

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