Wednesday, November 7, 2012

This Seat's Taken: AP Lit, November 8, 2012

Focus: Understanding 19th and 20th century stereotypes of the black man and their role in Invisible Man

1. Announcements!

2. Warm-up: Close reading of early 20th century images

  • What stereotypes do these images construct?
  • How do these images achieve their purpose?
  • Why might these images have been so popular after the Civil War?  Do they still permeate our civilization (or culture?) today?

3. Watching a clip from Ethnic Notions: Understanding "the Sambo" and "the brute"

4. Explanation of Friday's reading ticket

5. 20 minute workshop of your Tuesday writing

HW: Finish reading through Chapter 5 of Invisible Man; complete reading ticket (see yesterday's blog for explanation of reading ticket).

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