Choose one character from a work of fiction (“Desiree’s Baby” or Trifles) and one person from a work of non-fiction (Torres, Kobabe, or Stanton). Describe how confidence is reflected in each.

SOLVED. Get the solution.  Part of your grade is based on selection, integration, and citation of paraphrased quotations.Read all of the information below before posting your response. 
Post 1: You learned the definition of the American Dream in Week 1, and you also learned about the American identity. Traits often associated with the American identity include boldness, confidence, perseverance, and integrity. These traits are often demonstrated through a character’s words or actions. This week, we’ll focus on confidence and how it is reflected in two of the readings. Choose one character from a work of fiction (“Desiree’s Baby” or Trifles) and one person from a work of non-fiction (Torres, Kobabe, or Stanton). Describe how confidence is reflected in each.
Criteria:

300 words minimum (excluding quotations and citations)
Include two properly integrated and cited paraphrased quotations (one related to each character) to support your claims. See the Literary Analysis Tools Module from this week’s activities for information about integrating and citing paraphrased quotations.

Posts 2 and 3: Respond to two different classmates. Do you agree with your classmate’s perspective? Why or why not? Be specific. What is the most convincing part of your classmate’s post? Why?Criteria:

150 words minimum for each post (excluding quotations and citations)
Include at least one paraphrased quote from in each response to a classmate to support your ideas. See the Literary Analysis Tools Module from this week’s activities for information about integrating and citing paraphrased quotations.

 

Discussion #14

SOLVED. Get the solution.  Discuss and critique the production of Death of a Salesman you watched this week.  Were the actors effective in their roles?  Were the design elements appropriate to the production (address scenery, costumes, lights, and sound).  Why is this play an important piece of American Theatre history? 

The German School System

SOLVED. Get the solution.  
  In our Lesson, you have two readings in preparation for this cultural discussion. One is a fact sheet about the German school system. The other is a subjective opinion piece written by a German who teaches in the American university system. Read the fact sheet (“The German School System”) before you read the subjective opinion piece (“A German Compares School Systems”). Then answer the questions below and post your response in 3 corresponding paragraphs.

Please read the article on the German School System and think about how the German school system differs from the American school system (or the school system in your native country). List 2 pros and 2 cons of the German school system based on what you learned from this fact sheet.
Please read the *article section entitled A subjective comparison of Germany and the United States: Educational System. List at least two points on which you agree with the author and 2 points on which you don’t agree.
Did you experience a change of opinion between completing your reading of the fact sheet and completing your reading of the opinion piece? What aspect of the German education system would you like to know more about?

*NOTE: This is a subjective opinion written by a German professor who teaches in America. This one person’s opinion, while not necessarily overly critical of either culture, may not be your own opinion, nor does it represent the opinion of your instructor. That being said, there is nothing overtly offensive in the language or imagery of this excerpt .Discussion Guidelines & Grading Rubric

Please read the below link first 
– German School System (https://www.howtogermany.com/pages/germanschools.html)
–  A subjective comparison of Germany and the United States: Educational System. (http://math-www.uni-paderborn.de/~axel/us-d.html#edu)
 

Watch The Color Purple and relate it to “The Way to Wealth”

SOLVED. Get the solution.   
The American Dream lecture in Week 1 points out that Poor Richard’s Almanac was an annual publication that included calendar lists, home recipes, weather forecasts, etc. What made Franklin’s almanac unlike other almanacs was the inclusion of Franklin’s witty parables and humorous writings. The maxims below relate to Franklin’s ideas of working hard, avoiding debt, and working toward attaining a virtuous character. Choose three maxims and align them with a character or characters in The Color Purple. For example, you might choose Celie from The Color Purple and discuss maxims 1, 4, and 6. You will be providing quotes from the film you select to support your observations about each character/maxim 
1.”There are no gains without pains”
4. “He that lives upon hope will die fasting”
6. “If you will not hear reason, she’ll surely rap your knuckles”
Your thesis statement should follow this template: 
Three maxims from Franklin’s “The Way to Wealth” that the characters embody in The Color Purple (or The Great Gatsby) are _____, _____, and _____.

  
Creating an Outline for Option 1
Instructions: Write complete sentences to fill in the items below. 
Introduction: 
  
Introduction:

 
· Briefly paraphrase the maxims you’ve chosen   and explain why they are important values.
· Identify the film and give a brief description   of the characters you are analyzing.
· Remember to avoid the first-person point of   view (I, me, my, our, ours) and the second-person point of view (you, your,   yours) in formal writing. 

 
Thesis   Statement (fill in the blanks on the right). This will be the last sentence of your introduction

Three maxims from Franklin’s “The Way to Wealth” that the   characters embody in The Color Purple (or The   Great Gatsby) are _____, _____, and _____.
Body Paragraphs: This is where you will develop each of the points in your thesis statement.
  
Body   Paragraph 1: Elaborate on the first point in your thesis statement

Topic   Sentence: (Example: [Character’s name] embodies Franklin’s maxim of “____”   when they _____.)
Detail 1:
Detail 2:
Detail 3: 
Concluding   Sentence: 
Quote(s) from   the film you will use to support this point:
  
  
Body   Paragraph 2: Elaborate on the second point in your thesis statement

Topic   Sentence: (this will be a complete sentence that makes a claim about the   second maxim you selected)
Detail 1:
Detail 2:
Detail 3: 
Concluding   Sentence: 
Quote(s) from   the film you will use to support this point:
  
Body   Paragraph 3: Elaborate on the third point in your thesis statement

Topic   Sentence: (this will be a complete sentence that makes a claim about the   third maxim you selected)
Detail 1:
Detail 2:
Detail 3: 
Concluding   Sentence: 
Quote(s) from   the film you will use to support this point:
Conclusion:
  
Conclusion:
Summarize the   main points in the body paragraphs and paraphrase your thesis.

Abstract article

SOLVED. Get the solution. Article Abstract Assignment #2
Due:  December 4th
Worth 10% of Final Grade
• For this assignment, please locate one scholarly journal article on the topic of Snowflower and the Secret Fan in the library databases.  • Begin with your name and the bibliographic citation of the article in MLA format.  • Then, in at least 300 words, provide a concise summary of the article.  • Finally, in a separate paragraph of roughly 200-300 words, provide an analysis of the article in which you provide an evaluation of the article.  Please address its usefulness to you and its general strengths and weaknesses.
Your grade will be based on:
• Adherence to MLA format• Inclusion of a summary and analysis• Word length• Grammar, spelling, punctuation

Discussion #13

SOLVED. Get the solution.  Discuss EPIC THEATRE, the key players, and its significance. 

 Epic Theatre
• More “militant approach”
• Erwin Piscator (1893-1966)- the first major practitioner.
• sought to create a “proletarian drama”
• Bertolt Brecht (1891-1956) was The movement’s major theoretician and dramatist.
• The Three-Penny Opera (1928) Music by Kurt Weill
• Went into exile in 1933, while there, he wrote many of his major works
• Mother Courage and her Children (1938-1939)
• Caucasian Chalk Circle (1944-1945)
• Called “Epic” in order to indicate the broad sweep of the theatrical production
• Wished to assign audiences an active role in the theatre by making them watch critically rather than passively.
• Arrived at the concept of “alienation,” making stage events strange enough that the audience will ask about them.
• Make theatrical means visible, divide the scenes into episodes with songs and captions, and narrative passages.
• Wanted audiences to relate what they saw with socioeconomic conditions outside the theatre.
• Work to change their own world.