Friday, September 25, 2009

The Stanford Prison Experiment

Please click on this link to read about one of the most controversial experiments of our time: The Stanford prison experiment. Read meticulously, as some of the most fascinating (and disturbing) elements of this experiment are in the little details.

When you have finished reading, I'd like you to use the blog to respond to what you have read. I'm not going to give you guiding questions this time; instead, I'd like you to ask your own questions and offer your own, authentic responses. On Monday in class we will be connecting this experiment to The Crucible, so feel free to start making those connections right now.

Remember that the blog is space to have a conversation, so read others' comments, respond to others' questions, and react to others' reactions.
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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

First Blog: Checking In

Hello, American Literature scholars! For your first blog, please tell me a little bit about yourself. Here's what I would like to know:

1. What are you scared of?
2. What's one thing about you that's kind of quirky?
3. What do you like to do when you're not at school?
4. What are your thoughts about your future--any possible careers in your future?
5. Where is your favorite place in the world?