Thursday, May 20, 2010

This week's post...

Usually, posts are due tomorrow, but this week's post should be about Crash (see my prompts from a few days ago) so you may wait until the movie is finished to post so that you have a better understanding of the movie and how it addresses race.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Welcome to the world little one...

Francesca Sofia 7.2lbs, 18.5in 7:08pm

Monday, May 3, 2010

How was AP Gov?

If you missed monday because of the AP government exam (or any other reason), here is a re-cap:

Be sure your blogs are up to date.
Finish your service hours and turn in the step2 Journal for each time you served.
Nickel and Dimed is due this friday.

We watched more of the video called People Like Us:
We saw how the food that tastes good to you is influenced by social class. And so, when Burlington, VT had to choose a new grocery store in town there was a bitter fight over which one to open. The lower income people in Burlington feel invisible and ignored.

Then we saw a woman who took lessons on how to fit in with upper-class people. She learned many subtle rules about how to dress, walk, posture, eat, etc...All of these are related to class.

Finally, we got to see the really wealthy - old-money WASPs and how they think and act.