First: A Joke • Don’t worry, you won’t laugh… • because it’s not funny. • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrGeOHpEGk0
Today: Don’t be the baby tomato • Quick discussion of Sweetheart of the StongTra Bong • Catch up!
Write down responses to the following. • Do you believe the story of the “Sweetheart of Song Tra Bong”? Why or why not? What effect would it have on you if you discovered it were true? • Why is the “truth” of “Sweetheart of Song Tra Bong” so important to Mitchell Sanders and Rat Kiley? Why does Sanders complain? Does O’Brien follow his own rules for a true story? • Are the characters symbols? If so, what does Mary Anne Bell stand for? What does Stephen Fossie stand for? Is there a message to this story? What other symbols do you see in the other stories we’ve read?
Catch Up!! • Priorities • IF you haven’t yet finished reading pages 137-178, this should be your first priority. • Essay from last unit still not done / printed? • Notebook Check (still from last unit) • Timeline: this is 55 points in formal assessments. • Zinn Reading (part 1 for partial credit, part 2 for full) • New (and some old) due dates. • To 178 tomorrow • Zinn Part 2: Now Due Monday, May 14 • TTTC through 188: Now Due Tuesday, May 15 • TTTC through 224 Now Due Monday, May 21 • Timeline: Now due Tuesday, May 22 • End of TTC: Now Due Wednesday, May 23