Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Nancy and Imperical

Today in class we read about how Nancy found an injured bird and kept it as a pet. What do you think this pet means or represents for Nancy? Remember, she called it her "miracle."

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Philadelphia Part 2

Now that we've finished watching the movie Philadelphia, what did you notice about Joe Miller's (Denzel Washington) characters change? Throughout the movie, his actions, viewpoints, and actions shift. Explain to me how he changes and why you think this change takes place.

Secondly, why is it significant that this movie is set in Philadelphia, the city where the Declaration of Independence was signed?

Monday, May 17, 2010

Philadelphia: Part 1

Today in class we began watching the movie Philadelphia. Based on what we saw, what did you notice about Andrew's appearance in the movie? How does it make you feel about the HIV/AIDS virus?

Three Little Words: Chapters 3 and 4

For homework, click here to read chapters three and four of the story "Three Little Words."

In this story, reflect on the readings and think about why Jane was so worried about her son using her husbands razor. Do you think she was being paranoid or was this a reasonable fear?

Three Little Words: Chapters 2 and 3

In class on Friday, we read chapters two and three of Roy Peter Clarke's story "Three Little Words." How would you feel if you were in a similar situation to Jane, who just found out her husband had cheated on her and had contracted the AIDS virus.

To access the story, click here.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Three Little Words Chapter 1

Today in class we read the prologue to Roy Peter Clark's narrative series called Three Little Words and were introduced to Jane Morse. Each day, you will be asked to read another chapter and comment on what you read.

To access the story, click here.

For today's post, read chapter 1, "Mick and Jane" and explain what the "three little words" are and how you would have felt if you were in Jane's shoes when you got this message from your spouse. Do you think Jane's final question, "What about me?" was justified?

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Initial reaction to "It Happened to Nancy"

For this post, describe your initial reaction to Nancy. What do you think of her in the book so far? If you went to her school, how would you react to her personality? Write at least one paragraph.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

History of AIDS

Based on our discussion in class, what do you think we can learn from the history of AIDS? What do you think the quote, "Knowing where you have been helps you choose the right path to where you want to go," means?

Monday, May 10, 2010

HIV/AIDS Thoughts and Reflection

Post a comment that talks about your initial thoughts and reaction to the HIV/AIDS virus. Please be honest and clear in your reflection.

-Mr. Van Owen