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Platonic Conception of Reality. Can we be whatever we want to be? . Survey. Answer the questions on the survey using the clickers. Sit quietly until everyone has finished. We will use these results later in the class. Agree/Disagree.

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Platonic conception of reality

Platonic Conception of Reality

Can we be whatever we want to be?


Survey
Survey

  • Answer the questions on the survey using the clickers.

  • Sit quietly until everyone has finished.

  • We will use these results later in the class.


Agree disagree
Agree/Disagree

  • Class in America today only refers to financial status.

  • The United States is a classless society; Class doesn’t define a person’s ability to achieve success.

  • A person’s level of education is directly related to his/her class status.

  • All people are created equal.


Excerpt class in america shadowy lines that still divide
Excerpt: “Class in America: Shadowy Lines that Still Divide”

  • What is mobility? How does this concept relate to the American Dream?

  • What does the article say about the possibility for social mobility in America today? Do you agree with this? Why or why not?


Poll results
Poll Results Divide”

  • How do your results compare to the New York Times results from 2005?

  • What major differences do you notice?

  • Why might these differences exist?


Gatsby s platonic conception
Gatsby’s Platonic Conception Divide”

  • Page 98

  • What is a “Platonic Conception”?

  • Unpacking the passage:

    • “shiftless and unsuccessful”

    • “He was a son of God”

    • “must be about His Father’s business”

    • “vast, vulgar, and meretricious beauty”


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