October 14

Response to Minority Report: Hurricane Katrina’s Aftermath

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After reading the Green Family’s story (last week) and learning about what happened to the most vulnerable people living in that area, please respond with your thoughts and opinions about:

 

  1. What conditions do you think allowed for the devastation?  How was it possible for so many people to be hurt in this way by a natural disaster everyone saw coming?  (Think about how a disaster might affect the people in this community)
  2. Take at least three quotes from Jay-Z and Neyo’s song, “Minority Report” and a) explain what you think it means and b) why is this relevant (important) for reader’s to understand?
  3. Make a prediction.  If we had a devastating earthquake here in the Bay Area, how do you think the people living in Walnut Creek would be affected?  What about the people living in Alameda?  What about the people living in East Oakland or South Hayward?

DO NOT FORGET TO COPY YOUR WORK BEFORE YOU SEND IT.  THIS IS A LONG ASSIGNMENT AND YOU DON’T WANT TO LOSE YOUR WORK.  🙂

 

 

October 3

Thesis Paragraph English 269 for Wednesday, October 5

Decide what topic you wish to write about.  Remember in class we brainstormed and came up with examples:  1) women 2) class 3) ethnicity 4) education.

Write a thesis paragraph that begins with your statement with topic + your opinion.  Then include your evidence from the book.  It can be a quote or an event.

Example:   In House on Mango Street, author Sandra Cisneros questions the role of women in Latino culture.  In “My Name”, the narrator, Esperanza, imagines a new name for herself.  She says she was named for her aunt who was born in the “Chinese year of the Horse”.  She says her aunt was bad luck because that’s what the Chinese believed about women born in that year.  Then, Esperanza says the Chinese, like the Mexicans, don’t like “their women strong.”  She calls that a “Chinese lie” to show how much she disagrees with the way she believes Chinese and Mexican culture prefer women to act weak.