Solve for Y. Discovering and Plotting our collective identity. What makes Us U.S.?. Nation: A people who share common customs, origins, history, and frequently language. “ Nations ” run deeper than the boundaries that may encompass it ’ s people. We often misuse the
Discovering and Plotting
our collective identity.
“Nations” run deeper than the
boundaries that may encompass
it’s people. We often misuse the
term and mistake it for country or
Tapping into Cultural DNA leads to . . .
Now what about someone from Japan?
The memories of a better era – the late 1960s early 1970s remember the 20s and 30s fondly!
Kid Rock has sampled the song and the flag in an “interesting” way – What is he trying to co-opt? The notion of youthful rebellion? Is that why he is popular?
Do people know the cultural reference in the MTV logo?
With the advent of the internet, our cultural DNA is a few keystrokes away! Never before has it been SO easy to access our history! (but we need to be responsible)
Y = MX + B
A “simple” formula that guides us through the process. And it’s a formula they learn anyway – slope intercept or something like that.
The formula justifies Why something is a part of our cultural DNA (all of the subsequent parts establish its place in our “canon”)
Explanation of original use.
(Maybe use ARTIST, SPECS)
Explanation of original use.
Books, Movies, Music, Articles, Pictures, Cartoons.
(look for them to span time)
YES! Sometimes our cultural DNA can be
referenced in something as simple as a picture!
Tapping into this enriches our students and allows them to access a greater understanding of things happening around them (even if it is just a Simpsons episode).
Plotting it’s proximity to the original meaning and it’s relevance in today’s lexicon.
Without knowing the myth, this is just a toy.
The original myth (story)
In an act that has made his name synonymous with treason in American history,
General Benedict Arnold conspired to turn his command of West Point over to the
British. In return, he was to receive money and become a general in the British army.
His treason was discovered
when Major Andre, his British contact, was captured.
Kerry's 'Benedict Arnold Democrats'
By Roger Bybee
"You can't prosper if you're the Democratic Party with what could be called Goldman-Sachs economics. You've got to have 'average-person economics.'" -- former Republican strategist and author Kevin Phillips.
John Kerry has been loudly denouncing "Benedict Arnold CEOs" for their policy of outsourcing US jobs overseas.
Is John Walker Lindh (American Taliban) a modern day
version of Benedict Arnold? Why or Why not?
The origin of many phrases in English are unknown. Nevertheless, many people would
say that they know the source of this one. It is widely attributed to
Marie-Antoinette (1755-93), the Queen consort of Louis XVI.
She is supposed to have said this when she was told that the
had no bread to eat.
In today's front-page report on City of Pensacola employee benefits, two things come to mind:
1. The city's motto should be changed from "City of Five Flags" to "Let them eat cake."
2. The City of Pensacola is too expensive for the city of Pensacola.
Let Them Eat Cake Inc. is an award-winning,
family-owned and operated “Cake Boutique.”
We have been designing and decorating customized
wedding and all-occasion cakes since 1977.
If you’re real good you may catch the OTHER literary reference.
And Then There's Maude by Dave Grusin and Andrew Bergman - Maude Lyrics
Lady Godiva was a freedom rider She didnt' care if the whole world looked. Joan of Arc with the Lord to guide her She was a sister who really cooked. Isadora was the first bra burner And you're glad she showed up. (Oh yeah) And when the country was falling apart Betsy Ross got it all sewed up. And then there's Maude. And then there's Maude. And then there's Maude. And then there's Maude. And then there's Maude. And then there's Maude. And then there's That old compromisin', enterprisin', anything but tranquilizing, Right on Maude.
Any that we can think of?
Well, now that I’ve led you down a primrose path . . .
Historians do this by virtue of their training – but everyone can, and it doesn’t need to be rocket science!
Make this as brief or extensive as you’d like
With those signature strategies!