Monday, April 6, 2015

Pop Culture: Music Mapping

Today we'll investigate the roots of the music we enjoy.  AFTER we share our social media products and the last of the comedy culture products.

We'll be using using our collective knowledge as well as the power of the interwebs to help us uncover the chronological, influential, and cultural etymology of music.

And we'll using ThingLink to showcase this knowledge.

In fact . . .


BLOG. 3+ Posts.
CURATION. 2+ Items.
PIN. on Flight307 Pop Culture Pinterest.

Req'd  Blog Post.  Create a ThingLink that demonstrates at least 5 steps in musical etymology from present back to roots.
Due.  Friday, April 10.
For example, I love The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, which have roots in the thrash metal of the early eighties a'la Iron Maiden and Motorhead and ALSO roots in the horn sections of 1960s funk and soul groups a'la James Brown and ALSO roots in Jamaican ska and reggae a'la Bob Marley.

Humanities: To Kill a Mockingbird Analysis: Final Day

Today will be a our last day breaking down To Kill a Mockingbird the film, as we will be looking at a few excerpts from the text and a close viewing of one scene in particular: the jailhouse.

We'll start with a quick LNG.  It's Monday after all.

Then we'll look at To Kill a Mockingbird  as it appeared in text.  See if we can identify the same themes, foreshadowing, and cultural components showing up there and they did in the film.

And we'll end with a film study.  A close view of just that single scene.  And we'll test my thesis:  the jailhouse scene tells the entire story of To Kill a Mockingbird


Blog: 3+ Posts.
Req'd Post:  Franklin County as Maycomb County.   Using effective composition skills, take at least three pictures that show evidence of Maycomb County culture showing up in Franklin County.  Consider any of the eight components of culture.  You may need to think outside the box a bit here.

These pictures could very well become part of your photo essay, an assessment to be announced this week.