Responses to Your Classmates’ Questions from Seminar

Choose any three of the following questions written by your classmates. For each write a 8-10 sentence response that is smart and salient and that includes what you didn’t get to say in the seminar. Post your responses by Friday in order to earn points toward your seminar grade. Each response is worth 5 points, so you can earn a total of 15 points. You must discuss something you did not write about on your They Say/I say template.

Suppose you could monitor what every single person watches on TV. What do you feel should be blocked? WHo should it be blocked for? What problems does it create for our society?

What is your recommendation for gun laws? Do you think they are strict enough to control school shootings?

Do you think kids like TJ are worth helping?

What is your opinion about the media’s influence on violence?

Explain what separates those who act heroically from those who don’t in these scary situations.

Unattainable Beauty 2nd period

Take productive CORNELL NOTES on at LEAST 3 of the sources listed below. If you do all 4 you will receive bonus points only if all 4 meet the criteria.
1. Your notes should have specific “sprinkle”quotes
2. Your notes should address the question to the left clearly and thoroughly.
3. Your notes should not be copied but paraphrased

SOURCE 1
1. Read the blog posting and view the video clips for Unattainable Beauty.
http://mediabrainwasheswomen.blogspot.com/p/unattainable-beauty.html

Find evidence to support the author’s view that today’s standard of beauty for young women is unattainable.

SOURCE 2
2. View the video and images for Airbrushing at the following link:
http://mediabrainwasheswomen.blogspot.com/p/airbrushing.html

Find evidence that the media digitally alters images to manipulate the subjects’
• Age
• Size/weight
• Skin tone

SOURCE 3
3. In a related article, Generation Diva, available at the following link: http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2009/03/29/generation-diva.html,

Jessica Bennett argues that the long-term effect of the unattainable beauty standard. Find evidence to support that this creates creates a generation of young women.
• Who spend more but “feeling worse about themselves.”
• Who are pursuing a standard of beauty that they can never achieve because it doesn’t exist.

Source 4
4. Finally, read the short description of the ad campaign aimed at young girls.
What do you see in the images to explain the purpose for the ads and the reason for their use by schools?

http://www.thedailybeast.com/witw/cheats/2013/10/02/nyc-starts-self-esteem-ad-campaign.html

BONUS — SOURCE 5
Look at the paintings from
Edward Bourne Jones Depths of the Sea
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Breugel’s Dulle Griet (Mad Meg Destroying the Netherlands)
http://bookscorpionslair.blogspot.com/2011/02/artworks-id-steal-de-dulle-griet.html

What do the mythic portrayals of women show you about how women were viewed in the past?

Compose the following blog post in 8-10 sturdy smart sentences:
Claim: Do you agree with the idea that media portrayals of women are misogynistic? Is holding young girls to a standard of beauty that is unattainable detrimental to them? If so how/why?
Or Do you think the media is making too big an issue of this?
(Remember to use our recipe for a first sentence and a counterclaim in your response)

Support: Give examples from the articles to support or defend your position. Include specific reference and description of the visual and an explanation of how/why the example supports your opinion. You must productively reference at least two sources, but can also use your outside knowledge.

Explain: Explain how these examples extend and further your understanding of the concept of misogyny and the way women are presented in Of Mice and Men.

Unattainable Beauty 1st period

Take productive CORNELL NOTES on at LEAST 3 of the sources listed below. If you do all 4 you will receive bonus points only if all 4 meet the criteria.
1. Your notes should have specific “sprinkle”quotes
2. Your notes should address the question to the left clearly and thoroughly.
3. Your notes should not be copied but paraphrased

SOURCE 1
1. Read the blog posting and view the video clips for Unattainable Beauty.
http://mediabrainwasheswomen.blogspot.com/p/unattainable-beauty.html

Find evidence to support the author’s view that today’s standard of beauty for young women is unattainable.

Source 2
2. Then view the video and images for Airbrushing at the following link:
http://mediabrainwasheswomen.blogspot.com/p/airbrushing.html

Find evidence that the media digitally alters images to manipulate the subjects’
• Age
• Size/weight
• Skin tone

Source 3
3. In a related article, Generation Diva, available at the following link: http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2009/03/29/generation-diva.html,

Jessica Bennett argues that the long-term effect of the unattainable beauty standard. Find evidence to support that this creates creates a generation of young women.
• Who spend more but “feeling worse about themselves.”
• Who are pursuing a standard of beauty that they can never achieve because it doesn’t exist.

Source 4
4. Finally, read the short description of the ad campaign aimed at young girls.
What do you see in the images to explain the purpose for the ads and the reason for their use by schools?

http://www.thedailybeast.com/witw/cheats/2013/10/02/nyc-starts-self-esteem-ad-campaign.html

BONUS — SOURCE 5

Look at the paintings from
Edward Bourne Jones Depths of the Sea
Screen shot 2014-01-08 at 10.09.25 AM

Breugel’s Dulle Griet (Mad Meg Destroying the Netherlands)
http://bookscorpionslair.blogspot.com/2011/02/artworks-id-steal-de-dulle-griet.html

What do the mythic portrayals of women show you about how women were viewed in the past?

Compose the following blog post in 8-10 sturdy smart sentences:
Claim: Do you agree with the idea that media portrayals of women are misogynistic? Is holding young girls to a standard of beauty that is unattainable detrimental to them? If so how/why?
Or Do you think the media is making too big an issue of this?
(Remember to use our recipe for a first sentence and a counterclaim in your response)

Support: Give examples from the articles to support or defend your position. Include specific reference and description of the visual and an explanation of how/why the example supports your opinion. You must productively reference at least two sources, but can also use your outside knowledge.

Explain: Explain how these examples extend and further your understanding of the concept of misogyny and the way women are presented in Of Mice and Men.

Unattainable Beauty 4th period

Take productive CORNELL NOTES on at LEAST 3 of the sources listed below. If you do all 4 you will receive bonus points only if all 4 meet the criteria.
1. Your notes should have specific “sprinkle”quotes
2. Your notes should address the question to the left clearly and thoroughly.
3. Your notes should not be copied but paraphrased

Source 1
1. Read the blog posting and view the video clips for Unattainable Beauty.
http://mediabrainwasheswomen.blogspot.com/p/unattainable-beauty.html

Find evidence to support the author’s view that today’s standard of beauty for young women is unattainable.

Source 2
2. Then view the video and images for Airbrushing at the following link:
http://mediabrainwasheswomen.blogspot.com/p/airbrushing.html

Find evidence that the media digitally alters images to manipulate the subjects’
• Age
• Size/weight
• Skin tone

Source 3
3. In a related article, Generation Diva, available at the following link: http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2009/03/29/generation-diva.html,

Jessica Bennett argues that the long-term effect of the unattainable beauty standard. Find evidence to support that this creates creates a generation of young women.
• Who spend more but “feeling worse about themselves.”
• Who are pursuing a standard of beauty that they can never achieve because it doesn’t exist.

Source 4
4. Finally, read the short description of the ad campaign aimed at young girls.
What do you see in the images to explain the purpose for the ads and the reason for their use by schools?

http://www.thedailybeast.com/witw/cheats/2013/10/02/nyc-starts-self-esteem-ad-campaign.html

BONUS — SOURCE 5
Look at the paintings from
Edward Bourne Jones Depths of the Sea
Screen shot 2014-01-08 at 10.09.25 AM

Breugel’s Dulle Griet (Mad Meg Destroying the Netherlands)
http://bookscorpionslair.blogspot.com/2011/02/artworks-id-steal-de-dulle-griet.html

What do the mythic portrayals of women show you about how women were viewed in the past?

Compose the following blog post in 8-10 sturdy smart sentences:
Claim: Do you agree with the idea that media portrayals of women are misogynistic? Is holding young girls to a standard of beauty that is unattainable detrimental to them? If so how/why?
Or Do you think the media is making too big an issue of this?
(Remember to use our recipe for a first sentence and a counterclaim in your response)

Support: Give examples from the articles to support or defend your position. Include specific reference and description of the visual and an explanation of how/why the example supports your opinion. You must productively reference at least two sources, but can also use your outside knowledge.

Explain: Explain how these examples extend and further your understanding of the concept of misogyny and the way women are presented in Of Mice and Men.

Literary Analysis Lennie and George 4th period

In his Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech, John Steinbeck said he wrote books to recognize that “Man himself has become our greatest hazard and our only hope.”
Using Rosa Rosa’s analysis as a model, paraphrase what you think Steinbeck means by that statement. Then explain how Lennie can be both George’s greatest hazard AND his only hope as demonstrated in the text thus far. How can he pose a threat and and at the same time provide a shelter for George? THINK HARD ABOUT YOUR RESPONSE. Use specific detail from at least two DIFFERENT places in the text.

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Lennie and George Literary Analysis 2nd period

In his Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech, John Steinbeck said he wrote books to recognize that “Man himself has become our greatest hazard and our only hope.”
Using Rosa Rosa’s analysis as a model, paraphrase what you think Steinbeck means by that statement. Then explain how Lennie can be both George’s greatest hazard AND his only hope as demonstrated in the text thus far. How can he pose a threat and and at the same time provide a shelter for George? THINK HARD ABOUT YOUR RESPONSE. Use specific detail from at least two DIFFERENT places in the text.

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Lennie and George — Literary Analysis 1st period

In his Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech, John Steinbeck said he wrote books to recognize that “Man himself has become our greatest hazard and our only hope.”
Using Rosa Rosa’s analysis as a model, paraphrase what you think Steinbeck means by that statement. Then explain how Lennie can be both George’s greatest hazard AND his only hope as demonstrated in the text thus far. How can he pose a threat and and at the same time provide a shelter for George? THINK HARD ABOUT YOUR RESPONSE. Use specific detail from at least two DIFFERENT places in the text.

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