19. hooks, Barry, & Recipe Intro. Workshop


Please take note of the following:
  • 1. The last full day of class in here is Tuesday, July 24. All your other classes go till Wednesday, July 25. Please double check your other class syllabi for confirmation
  • 2. One Wednesday, July 25 please attend the IGNITE Closing Showcase 4:00-6:00 PM in the Clough Atrium. This even it required for SLS affiliated students and recommended for everyone else. I will have office hours 12-3 on Wednesday before the showcase.
  • 3. I gave you an extra 24 hours for the final portfolio.URL to Mahara Portfolios due posted to Canvas by 11:59 PM on Friday, July 27 

WordPress Basics

Follow along as I work through the following:
  • 1. Creating new posts
  • 2. Categories and Tags
  • 3. Media

Reading bell hooks and Wendall Berry

Answer the following in 4 groups of six and write the highlights of your answers on the board
  • 1. What are some of practices or activities from the past that each author wants to reintroduce into their current personal and political lives to effect environmental/equitable change. Are the authors able to avoid the problem of nostalgia when writing about using past practices to improve present ones?
  • 2. According to both authors, what connects racism and environmental devastation? What solutions does each author offer to address racism and environmental devastation?
  • 3. Compare hook’s key term, “A Culture of Belonging” (13) that hooks introduces to Barry’s key term “think little” (80).  What do these two terms contribute to our discussion of sustainability?
  • 4. What are some instances in which the authors use personal narratives or anecdotes to help explain their key concepts? How does personal narrative or anecdotes help the audience to understand ways in which issues of racism and environmental devastation are both personal and political?

Introduction Workshop

Get into groups of four, trade drafts, read one another’s drafts, and then respond to the questions below (either on a sheet of paper OR in the draft document). When finished move trade again, and again, till you finish.
  • 1. What is the through line, argument, or overall goal of the Introduction?
  • 2. Does the author describe the recipe before, the choices s/he made to make it more sustainable, and the recipe after?
  • 3. Does the author connect his/her introduction to a reading from the unit? Does the author include a citation from at least one author?
  • 4. What’s one detail or topic you would like the author to add to her/his introduction to help draw you in as a reader or clarify the ideas presented?


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