Monday, February 2, 2009

Thought Provoking Class

As I enter my third week of my second semester, I feel that I have a pretty good handle on what these next few months are going to have in store for me. I know what to expect from my professors; I know what kind of work is expected from me and I have a fairly good idea of what each class will be like.
As of last Thursday, I currently have my favorite class for this semester :-D
I am convinced that my Contemporary Issues and Literature class was created for me. The professor is this sweet old woman who has been an English professor for many years. The course is going to explore our culture and and the issues that we have faced over the past hundred years or so.
The other day in class, as somewhat of an introduction to the course and to get our minds thinking, our professor showed us a video that almost every American child watches when growing up. However, as she had us watch the clip on youtube, she asked us to look at it as a political statement about our society and what the cartoon is saying about social issues and our culture/society.
I'd love to hear people's reactions to this little experiment, so here are the links to the two cartoons (they're not long!):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAtaBeYYuw4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ViFBEww8uxk&feature=related

4 comments:

Doohickie said...

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NP Diva said...

oooh noooo!!!!! :-(
just go to you tube and type in:
rhapsody in blue fantasia 2000

PennyCandy said...

We have that on DVD and I used it when I taught American history and now the American history teachers that work in my department use it as well. It is a great way to teach the 20s and 30s.

HeidiTri's said...

Sorry Chicca- I can not watch any part of Fantasia. I have flashbacks to my horrid Elementary Music teacher!