Welcome! This blog is for the purpose of supporting students in the Fortuna High School Global Studies program. If you have any questions, please contact Tara Nuth Kajtaniak at tkajtaniak@fuhsdistrict.org.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Monday, December 6, 2010

Homework for Mon., Dec. 6

Please read through Chapter 2 of Things Fall Apart.  Please answer study guide questions for Chapters 1 and 2 on binder paper to be handed in at the beginning of class tomorrow.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Logos, Ethos, and Pathos: Elements of Persuasion / Journal #17

Journal #17:  Describe one time that you persuaded someone to do something, it could be a parent, a friend, a teacher, etc.  Describe what persuasion methods you used:  pathos, logos, ethos?  All three?  (1 paragraph = 5 points)

Logos, Ethos, Pathos PowerPoint

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Journal #16: "Allegory of the Cave" Today

Describe an example from today's world and/or your life that the "Allegory of the Cave" could represent?  When have you (or the world, or someone you know) "come out of the cave," and what was that like?  In what ways did you (or they) resist coming out of the cave and in what ways was it difficult?

(1 paragraph - 5 points)

Monday, October 25, 2010

Journal #15: The danger of new ideas...

Prior to reading Plato's "Allegory of the Cave" from The Republic, respond to the following questions:

1.  Do you think that some people fear new ideas or think they are dangerous?
2.  Why or why not?

(1 paragraph - 5 points)

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Journal #12: "Arab, American, Muslim...Marine"

While and/or after you read "Arab, American, Muslim...Marine" by Bill Bazzi, take notes on your own ideas as you read.  What did you find to be interesting, surprising, humorous, disturbing, enlightening, etc?  Reflect on this reading in one paragraph (worth 5 points).

Journal #11: "Operation Blend In"

While and/or after you read "Operation Blend In" by Maz Jobrani, take notes on your own ideas as you read.  What did you find to be interesting, surprising, humorous, disturbing, enlightening, etc?  Reflect on this reading in one paragraph (worth 5 points).

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Journal #10: Israel-Palestine Role Play Response Questions

1.  Describe how the experience yesterday impacted your view of the peace process? (3-5 sentences)

2.  What is the major stumbling block in the peace process, in your character's eyes?  What is the biggest issue that needs to be resolved for the peace process to go forward? (3-5 sentences)

Monday, October 11, 2010

Israel-Palestine Role Play

Come to class on Wednesday able to portray your assigned role for our Israel-Palestine role-play.  Read the description of your role and take notes on a half-sheet of binder paper or index card to remind you of your "talking points."  On Wednesday, we will be breaking into circles immediately to begin the role-play exercise.  Please also bring your response question sheet to class.

Homework for 10/11

As you complete the Arab-American Handbook Chapter 1 reading, take 8-10 notes about what you feel are the most important points that the author is trying to make.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Journal #9: Viewing Satire

Satire:  literary/artistic genre that pokes fun at society/politics with the intention of provoking change.

You are going to view a clip of satire by Stephen Colbert.  Explain how this is an example of satire.  What is this making fun of?  How do you know?  How does it relate to what we've been studying the last few days about Arab and Arab-American stereotyping?
March To Keep Fear Alive

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Journal #8: Arab-American Handbook Chapter One

Summarize everything you remember from yesterday's Arab-American Handbook reading.  1 paragraph.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

In-Class Short Essay: Contrasting the Literature of Israel and Palestine

Write a short essay contrasting the Israeli and Palestinian literature we read in class.  ("Shoes" and "The Bus Driver Who Wanted to Be God" is the Israeli literature and "A Child Borrowed His Uncle's Gun..." is Palestinian.)  Here is how to organize your essay:

1st two paragraphs:  How are the stories of Israel and Palestine different?  (You may discuss any of the following:  setting, plot, characters, writing style, theme, tone, etc.)

2nd two paragraphs:  What do the stories say about their respective societies?

Essay is due on Thursday, 9/30/10. Since it will be done mostly in-class, handwritten is fine.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Journal #7: Before we read Palestinian literature...

Part One:

In 5 sentences or so, describe what you think Palestinian literature will be like.  In what ways do you think it will be different than Israeli literature? 

Part Two:
Make a list of differences you see in this piece, "A Boy Borrows His Uncle's Gun," compared to other literature that you've read.  List at least 5 characteristics.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Early Civilizations in the Fertile Crescent Link

The following link contains the lecture and questions for Early Civilizations of the Fertile Crescent.
Quiz on 9/15/10 on this unit of study.


Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Time Magazine article: "Is God in Our Genes"

Here is the link to the article and the discussion questions to be completed for homework.  Due Friday, 9/10/10.


Journal #3: "Defining Religion"

1. Define "Religion."

2. Why are there religions?

3. Of the 3 perspectives (i.e. materialism, functionalism, and faith), which one do you most agree with and why?

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Aristide Article and Questions

Here is a link to the Aristide article and questions entitled, "Globalization:  A View from Below." 


Monday, August 30, 2010

Journal #2" "Invading New Markets"

Respond to “Invading New Markets.” Describe what you see in the image. Next, describe what you think the artist is trying to get across to his audience? In other words, what does it mean?


Baraka Essay

After viewing the film Baraka, use the three questions on your Baraka Introduction handout to compose a 5-paragraph essay with an original title, thesis statement, solid introduction and conclusion, and three detailed 8+ sentence body paragraphs.

Rough drafts should be emailed to me by Friday, September 3rd no later than midnight.  We will spend two days in the lab:  Wednesday, Sept. 1, and Thurs. Sept. 2.  If you think you will need more time, be sure to plan accordingly.  Please email your attached rough draft in Microsoft Word format (new version okay) to nuthenglish@hotmail.com.

Final drafts will be due Tuesday, September 14 in PAPER form.  Please do not email your final draft to me.  Thanks!

Here is the website where you can access the essay description:  http://drop.io/barakaessay