Welcome! 9/4-5/2013 No HW to turn in . “How I became me” Article BOP Why was culture created? What purpose does it serve? “The human family tree” Paper outline for HW. 1 . BOP. 09 / 4-5 / 2013 Learning Goals Why did humans create culture? When and where did culture come from?
“How I became me” Article
Why was culture created? What purpose does it serve?
“The human family tree”
Paper outline for HW
Why did humans create culture?
When and where did culture come from?
How are all humans linked together?
1. Read the NY Times article and divide up questions and answer them. Only type answers for the items you are responsible for.
Read the NY Times article
Discussion Questions…divide up in your group!
a. What law is most repeated in the Torah?
b. How does this law apply to the topic of the article?
c. What is a bat mitzvah?
d. Have you gone through a rite of passage? If so, what was it? If not, will you experience one in the future? Describe it.
e. How were aspects of CeceNealon-Shapiro’s identity represented and joined at her bat mitzvah?
f. How do you interpret Zoe Kress’s comment that, “Being Chinese and Jewish is normal for me. Thinking about being Chinese and Jewish is a little strange”?
g. What is a result of China’s one-child rule?
h. How do the identities of Cece’s moms add to Cece’s life experiences? What are their heritages, cultures, and religions?
i. Cece said she connected most with the Jewish holidays. What do you connect with most when you think about your religion? Why?
j. Who are the Fu sisters? What role do they play in Cece’s life?
k. What was the theme of Cece’s speech?
-Where were you born?
-Where were your parents born?
-Where do you live?
-With whom do you live?
-With which race do you identify?
-What language or languages do you speak?
-What religion do you practice? Is this the same or different from that of your family? (If applicable, consider biological parents vs.. guardians.)
-What aspects of your life illustrate your culture, race, or heritage?
-What values are important to you? How have these values affected your life so far? How might these values shape your future?
-What are some major beliefs that shape the way you think and act? How have these beliefs affected your life so far? How might these beliefs shape your future?
-What interests or hobbies have shaped your life up to this point? How have these interests or hobbies affected your life so far? How might these interests or hobbies shape your future?
-What are the five most important life events that have made you who you are today?
Create a 5 paragraph essay outline for the film and its contents
Describe the ‘story’
Closing- What’s the author’s main point (thesis)?