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.

1 comment:

  1. Hey sal!!
    so my comment will have nothing to do with the above.... Hope you remember me.. i took you class back in 2008 Alexis Knurowski... well i wanted to let you know i stumbled across your page when i was doing some research for a paper on the sociological imagination! just wanted to see how you were doing?