The Purpose of this Blog

Your task on this blog is to write a brief summary of what we learned in class today. Include enough detail so that someone who was ill or missed the lesson can catch up with what they missed. Over the course of the term, these 'class scribe' posts will grow to be a guide book for the course, written by students for students.

With each post ask yourself the following questions:
1) Is this good enough for our guide book?
2) Will your post enable someone who wasn't here to catch up?
3) Would a graphic/video/link help to illustrate what we have learned?

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Americain dream

We first did a recap of our previous homework to start the lesson (see Mr Chatterley`s blog on "The Common Man").
We were then asked to write down five comedy shows from both the US and the UK with suggestions such as "Everybody hates Chris" and "Friends".
From this we came to realise that Americain shows seem to be more family based than shows in the UK and were asked to write down why we thought that was and why Americains care so much about family. The class then discussed how America first established which led to the idea of the Americain dream and what we all thought the possible meaning of it was. Mr Chatterley then gave different articles about the Americain dream to small groups who would then tell the rest of the class about their article. We all found out that people have their own ideas of what the Americain dream means as some see it as family based or materialistic e.t.c. At the end of the lesson we were asked to write down if we thought the Americain dream was achievable and sustainable.

For homework we had to finish of "The Common Man" sheet, research Arthur Miller`s life and read the glossary we were given and the blog.


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