Thursday, October 20, 2011

Eeek! How is it Thursday?

Wednesday, we worked a bit on the last presentation changes.

I assigned a 1000-word essay with the first draft due on a shared GoogleDoc Saturday at 5 p.m. My plan is to read and respond Saturday evening (assuming my son's football games don't go on forever) or Sunday morning.

Look for updates on your own GoogleDoc page by Sunday afternoon.

In today's class we're going to avoid being "trapped by history," as Peter Carey says, and read chapter 23 of Howard Zinn's "A People's History of the United States." In this chapter, 'The Coming Revolt of the Guards,' Zinn all but predicts the Occupy Wall Street movement.

Students, post your thesis questions/statements in the comments section below.


  1. Mine is "The Americas brought new opportunities for indentured servants."

  2. The way immigrants perceive the United States today is the same as when Europeans first came to America, and citizens of the United States should be proud of this.

  3. Money and it's role in the exploration of the "New World"

  4. Craig, make your thesis a statement. Also, take the apostrophe out of its. You're not saying "it is,"at least you better not be. Instead, you're assigning possessive qualities to money and using "its" as a pronoun.