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Field Trip: Saturday, July 28, 2001. 10:00 a.m.
Southwest Museum
Dr. Jon'a Meyer
Assistant Professor of Sociology, Rutgers University, Camden

a graduate of California State Universtity, Dominguez Hills
and a legal consultant to the Navajo Nation,

will speak at Sprague Auditorium, Southwest Museum on
"Peace-making" Among the Navajo.
The lecture is free to all.

A Sampling of Navajo Peacemaking Articles and Resources
Site maintained by Dr. Jon'a Meyer, Rutgers University, Camden.
The Dynamics of Navajo Peacemaking by James W. Zion. Northern Arizona University

I will definitely be there. Jon'a was one of my students! jeanne

ASA presentation schedule

ASA Dear Habermas Presentation
for August in Anaheim

Western State University's LSAT practice. Free LSAT Practice Test
Western State University
Saturday, August 4, 2001.

Caliifornia State University, Dominguez Hills
University of Wisconsin, Parkside
Latest Update: July 24, 2001


Table of Contents: What's New?

for the Week of July 23, 2001?

Teaching Essays and Discourse
Signifiers Across Cultures: Other Languages
Art We've Been Studying and Painting:
Collaborative Writing Journal: Current Work on Teaching Essays
Conflicts Around the World
Jobs, Jobs, Jobs
Lagniappe! You Gotta Read This!
Gallery Just started this file.
Class Pages Coming soon! Meanwhile: Syllabi
Kids' Homepage
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Teaching EssaysTeaching Essays

Essay Index



signifiers across cultures: other languages Other Languages

Art We've Been Studying and Painting:

Art as Expanding the Imaginary

  • Art Project I. Fall 2001 Some of the logic of using art to expand the imaginary is discussed. A few resources given. And a description of the mechanics of our first project.

  • Tessellation: Adding on Closed Figures
    Link to tessellation in the left-most frame.

    Is Chantessy's bar a tessellation?

    Yes, the ends have just been squared off.
    Link on tessellation for another example.

  • Collaborative Writing Journal

  • Chronological Index of current work on teaching and review essays by jeanne, Susan, Pat, et alia.

  • New additions this week:
    • Stories from jeanne's African Trip. jeanne's entry. I finally started it. Link added July 23, 2001.

    • The Social Context of Stress. jeanne's entry. Just started introduction on the role of the social in illness and health management. Increasingly, sociologists are discovering that they have an integral role in guiding people through the structural constraints imposed by illness. Link added July 24, 2001.

    • Juveniles Incarcerated in Adult Prisons Link added July 25, 2001.

    • Privatization, Camps and Juveniles Link added July 25, 2001. Added more links on July 26, 2001.

    • Corrections and Mental Health Link added July 25, 2001.

    • Our Brother's Keeper Entry by Malika Shakoor. Followed by jeanne's entry on Seattle's acceptance of responsibility for the Kyoto environmental protocol. The complexities of responsibility in the 21st Century! Link added July 25, 2001.

    • Language Acquisition And the Imaginary Entry by jeanne based on article by Timothy Mason. Notes that we need to set groundwork to connect status characteristic differential theory to the language of critical race theory.

    • Teaching with the Narrative of an Ex-Slave by James W. Russell, Eastern Connecticut State University. External site. Teaching essay not up yet. jeanne

    • Biography of a Runaway Slave by Miguel Barnet. "In this remarkable testimony, Cuban novelist and anthropologist Miguel Barnet presents the narrative of 105-year-old Esteban Montejo, who lived as a slave, as fugitive in the wilderness, and as a soldier in the Cuban War of Independence. Honest, blunt, compassionate, shrewd, and engaging, his voice provides an extraordinary insight into the African culture that took root in the Caribbean." Goes with James Russell's teaching guide.

    • Excerpt from The Climate of the Country by Marnie Mueller. A novel. "The Climate of the Country tells the story of the Tule Lake Japanese American Segregation Camp from the unique insider view of a conscientious objector who, with his wife, is living and working in Tule Lake Camp." Teaching essay not up yet. jeanne

  • Conflicts Around the World:

    jobs, jobs, jobs Jobs and Job-Training:

    • You Can't Always Hear the Shape of a Drum Report of the American Mathematical Associations on what's happening in the mathematical sciences. A local middle school math teacher asked for help on identifying careers for his student. While searching for appropriate sources for him, I came across this file. Be sure to check out the photos, Figures, and the animation.

      The math may be a little over the heads of middle schoolers and some of us, but the article will give you a general sense of the wide variety of careers all of us can find if we're willing to search with open minds.


    You Gotta Read This
      Are Chads Democrats? From the Chance Newsletter on Statistics at Dartmouth. Many of you were looking for some statistical information on the Presidential election. A statistician calculates the probabilities that the chad count could have been accurate.

      "Based on the recount throughout Florida there were 4245 "chad events" and Gore gained 1225 votes. Since each candidate got about the same number of votes, if the chads open or close at random each candidate should have an equal chance of gaining by a chad changing its state (open or closed). The author computes that, to have this great a difference by chance at the 5% level, there would have to have been about 400,000 chad events." Browse through the newsletter. jeanne

    • The Hole Truth A Think Quest Site on Louis Sachar's Holes. Holes is one of the alternate books you may choose to read.

    • States Adjust Adult Prisons to Needs of Youth Inmates By Sara Rimer. The New York Times. July 25, 2001. Front page.

    • The Children of Sanchez by G. Tod Slone.

    • Family Social History in Latin America A history course at Barnard College. "Patriarchal dominance, strong extended families, and large nuclear families are just a few of the descriptions which have been used to categorize the Latin American domestic unit. This course aims to evaluate the role of "the family" and its constituent parts in Latin America through a selection of readings incorporating the colonial period, the 19th and 20th centuries. With a primary emphasis on Mexico, we will attempt to investigate aspects of family life that are often not covered in the standard, demographic-based studies of family development. " Interesting approach to understanding discourse.


    Susan with Blue BoyKids' Site

    New Additions

    • Mathematics in Art
      Middle and Up

    • Foreign Places, Foreign Languages

    • Just for Fun!

      • Chantessy's Page in 2001 Chantessy's was the first page linked to from the Kids' Page. It's been years now, and her site continues to grow and to give pleasure. And it's still free! jeanne used one of Rafi's free graphics backgrounds on which to make the Other Languages icon!

      • Card Sweets Chantessy's valentine hearts with messages to send to your friends. Free.

      • Chantessy's Slide Puzzles

        Try the Mermaid, in the bottom left-hand corner. jeanne can manage the 2 x 2 version, but got stuck on the 3 x 3. The Mermaid has been there since we first opened our Kids' Page. Pat is addicted! Soothing after a frustrating day.

    • Word Central of Merriam-Webster. Has word games, a dictionary, coded e-mail messages you can send. All kinds of word games. Neat! And the dictionary has a sound component which pronounces the word for you!

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