Wednesday, September 29, 2010

If Arthur Miller could whisper to us from the grave...

Imagine the ghost of Arthur Miller entering our humble classroom of C-15...Don't worry--he's not gory or scary or anything. He looks like a nice, old man. He's just here to warn us.

What specific warning or warnings would Miller whisper to us if he could? In other words, what social criticism does The Crucible have to offer? What are the Puritans' most pressing issues, and how can we avoid their fate? EXPLAIN YOUR THINKING USING AT LEAST ONE EXAMPLE FROM THE PLAY.

As always, please proofread for grammar and spelling before you post.

Monday, September 13, 2010

The Stanford Prison Experiment

WARNING: What you are about to read may disturb you...

Please click on this link to read about one of the most controversial experiments of our time: The Stanford prison experiment. Read meticulously (carefully), as some of the most fascinating (and disturbing) elements of this experiment are in the little details.

When you have finished reading, I'd like you to use the blog to respond to what you have read. I'm not going to give you guiding questions this time; instead, I'd like you to ask your own questions and offer your own, authentic responses. Tomorrow in class we will be connecting this experiment to The Crucible.

Remember that the blog is space to have a conversation, so read others' comments, respond to others' questions, and react to others' reactions.