Readings and Assignments for ENGL 326
OCTOBER 13--apologies, but I have to cancel class today. I sent and email
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Office Hours for students: TTH 8:15-9:15; TTH 11:00-12:00
these hours are for you to see me if you need help or just to talk. If these hours don't fit your schedule, email me to find a time to meet. Below you can find the zoom links:
2020 INDIGENOUS HISTORY CONFERENCE
Nine Sessions from OCtober 3-November 22. You can go to the website to register (free):
Readings for Thursday, September 3
SEPTEMBER 4 ANNOUNCEMENT:
Good morning to you All,
I hope that each of you is well and the week is going smoothly. I am deeply appreciative of your understanding of my not-so-smooth start yesterday and for Dr. Brunjes for stepping in to greet you.
My parents are in their 90s—in fact, my mom is 96, and I am their health-care proxy. Yesterday, she had to go to the ER where I was with her until 9:30 last evening until she went to a room for overnight observation. It is not Covid-related. She is resting this morning, and I am waiting to hear more from the doctor. I tell you this to let you know that I understand how quickly our lives shift to unavoidable circumstances. Again, I thank you for your understanding.
So I look forward to meeting with you on Tuesday, September 8. To that end, I have modified the homework for Tuesday asking that you read the Intro chapter to All the Real Indians Died Off and watch the videos. (If you cannot connect via the links just put titles into Google). On the syllabus it asks for a written response, but I am not requiring that this time. Please just take some notes—comments and questions—and be prepared to discuss these on Tuesday. We can also discuss the syllabus and the work of the semester, so have questions ready.
I will also post this on the website and use that for any announcements as well.
Readings due Tuesday, September 8
PLEASE WATCH THE VIDEOS AND READ THE INTRO TO "ALL THE REAL INDIANS"
YOU DO NOT HAVE TO WRITE A RESPONSE, BUT TAKE NOTES AND BE PREPARED TO DISCUSS THESE.
Hi All-apparently, PBS has pulled the video. I will try to see if BSU has it to stream, but don't worry if you didn't get to see this:
After the Mayflower (If the link doesn't work, then use Google to search for the film) Be sure to watch the one hour version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYAdf-oGc8c
This is a description of the exhibit, but there should be a short clip called "The Messenger" Our Story: 400 Years www.plymouth400inc.org/our-story-exhibit-wampanoag-history/
Following are the files from _All the Real Indians Died Off_ which we will be using for the presentations. The last one here is a historical timeline which will be useful for reference through out the course.
Thursday, September 10 is a Monday Schedule--no class for us
Readings for September 15
The link is giving me a problem, so just hold on to your responses for tomorrow. I have limited email access today, but I am trying to fix this. Sorry.
Click here to respond on the Google Doc
There are several poems in this next selection, "Map of the America's is the first one:
Readings due September 17
List for Prsentations:
Whose Land are you on? Map native-land.ca/
Also text to 907-312-5085 to find out whose land you are on
Below is an online text:
Indian Place Names in New England
Readings due September 22
Robin Wall Kimmerer (Braiding Sweetgrass) will speak at UMass next week. It is open to the public so you can register here: https://blogs.umass.edu/feinberg/what-does-the-earth-ask-of-us/?fbclid=IwAR0oDtrg6sqUZK23lCC-k9mmvt1YLy3HeI_3eScZ0NO3lt2TwnLNvlRdEUU#register
Readings due September 24
Harvard Indian School www.peabody.harvard.edu/node/477
Readings due September 29
This one isn't required, but it fits with issues of sovereignty. Debbie Reese is discussing the Little House on the Praire books up to Muscogee author JOy Harjo's American Sunrise:
Here is the poster for Indian land and the newspaper notice about scalps:
This next reading isn't assigned, but in it Lisa King brings together the concepts of rhetorical sovereignty and rhetorical alliance as discussed in the assigned two articles.
Rhetorical Map Assignment
Maps due on October 10 Below are examples:
America Transformed Native Viewpoints on 19th Century Westward Expansion
Readings due October 1
Below is another perspective on the Bering Strait but not required:
Here is BSU's IN Focus which discusses Indigenous Peoples' Day:
!!!! October 6 we will take part in a panel.
Rememer to sign into class with Zoom Link at end of this announcement!!!!
This link which has all the events for the week: https://studentbridgew-my.sharepoint.com/:w:/g/personal/d1fox_bridgew_edu/EUf8lEkN6GRPt0MqN1BrfjIBTIRnCsj2Hqg9tCEthr0Qnw?CID=94CFEFF4-E9DE-40C8-9E01-804F3BA1C6E2&wdLOR=cE8D59DD5-8C4E-446F-8566-0CAA67D3F23C
(You may need to paste into a browser)
Readings due October 8
Should Columbus Day Be Replaced?
American Indians in Children's Literature https://americanindiansinchildrensliterature.blogspot.com/americanindiansinchildrensliterature.blogspot.com/
October 12: Indigenous Peoples Day --just so you know :)
Readings due October 13
NOTE: Please be sure to read all the readings so that you can write fuller and richer responses.
Watch some of the Smithsonian conference (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWpy7ozOwTU ).
Readings due October 15
Carlisle Indian School home.epix.net/~landis/histry.html
Background on "Run Aways" : http://www.english.illinois.edu/maps/poets/a_f/erdrich/boarding/index.htm
Readings due October 20
Native Appropriations: http://nativeappropriations.com/
Midterm Exam for Fall 2020
Readings for October 22
Readings due October 27
On the Wampum Trail wampumtrail.wordpress.com/
Readings due October 29
Sauvage cologne www.google.com/search?q=sauvage+cologne+commercial&rlz=1C1GCEV_en&oq=sauvage+col&aqs=chrome.2.69i57j0l5.13596j0j4&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
November 3--asynchronous class to catch up and so people can VOTE!
Readings due November 5--
PUT YOUR CORN HUSKS IN WATER, then you can put in plastic bag or just keep them in water.
Watch “Rebel Muisc: Native America” http://www.mtv.com/news/2154171/rebel-music-native-america-7th-generation-rises/
Readings due November 10
November 11th is Veteran's Day: Per capita, Native Americans serve in greater numbers than any other group and have served in every war in which US was part. Below are some articles for more information:
Readings due November 12
We Still Live Here www.dailymotion.com/video/x3h1myn
Readings due November 17
We will be attending a ZOOM to see a short film on Indigenous Slavery. See the ZOOM link below to log in at 12:30.
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Never Alone - Kisima Ingitchuna
This is a new graphic novel about Standing Rock: thenib.com/oceti-youth-runners?utm_campaign=web-share-links&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook
Readings due November 19
We Shall Remain: Wounded Kneewww.youtube.com/watch?v=Opbxnuw0Dw0
Below are artices on the NO DAPL water protectors (not required readiing)
Readings due November 24
Here is Plimoth Patuxet's new game for the holiday You are the Historian: www.youarethehistorian.org/#/title
November 28-December 1 Fall Feast
Enjoy your time connecting with relations. I know it is harder this year with restrictions, but let's stay safe and be grateful for what we have been gifted.
Homework is to work on final projects and prepare to discuss next class
December 3--discussion of final projects
Conference paper Example:
Readings due December 5
Mini presentations on your final projects
December 9 Undergraduate Research Symposium--extra credit for presenting
December 10 Final Gathering and Reflection. Please note, your final project and class reflection are due on December 16 in my office. The reflection is a one-two page assessment of the course--what worked, what readings you liked, what you learned, etc.
RESOURCES FOR LESSON PLANS
Resource for organizing: https://www2.eboard.com/eboard/servlet/BoardServlet?ACTION=BOARD_SHOW&SITE_NAME=swanseaschools&BOARD_NAME=palexander&SESSION_ID=j8a6kebom6cs231www2.eboard.com/eboard/servlet/BoardServlet?ACTION=BOARD_SHOW&SITE_NAME=swanseaschools&BOARD_NAME=palexander&SESSION_ID=j8a6kebom6cs23199
Teach Beyond Thanksgiving Myth
"Inclusion of Native topics in the curriculum should be interdisciplinary and take place all year round," Smith told Education Dive by email. "Rather than tie into Thanksgiving, focus instead on Native Heritage Month, and then continue integrating respectful lesson plans during every other month of the year, too."
Indigenous People's Day Resources (link)
Italians Who Fought for Justice (link)
Columbus in America film (link)
Below is a lesson plan on boarding schools for middle school
More resources fromTeaching Tolerance and NAMI Webinar:
Let's Talk--teaching difficult subjects
American Indian (has a video)
Reclaiming Native Truths
Teaching Slavery through Children's Literature Podcast with Debbie Reese
A Racial Justice Guide to Thanksgiving --this goggle doc compiled by Center for Racial Justice in Education has many resources
Mapping Indigenous LA (Guide for mapping assignments)
Ocupation of Alcatraz
Below is a powerpoint used for professional development with Hingham High School Faculty: