Sunday, September 16, 2012

Achtung, Baby!

"The National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y), sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, provides merit-based scholarships for eligible high school students to learn less commonly taught languages in summer and academic-year overseas immersion programs."

In other words, if you are interested in a college major and/or career based on languages, and you like the idea of maybe working for the government in some capacity, this might be--no, this IS--something you should look into today.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

AP Texts for Rhetoric

The following are links to the texts we will be using in class for the next few weeks or so. Make sure you download and/or print out a copy of the text for class discussion. We will be hitting the first text Tuesday, Sept. 11.

The titles, in order, are:

Henry's Speech at the Virginia Convention
The Crisis
The Declaration of Independence
Lincoln's Letter to Horace Greeley
The Gettysburg Address
Letter to Mrs. Bixby
Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address
What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?
Kennedy's Inaugural Address
Statement by Alabama Clergymen
Letter from a Birmingham Jail
I Have a Dream
People Get Ready
Ballad of Birmingham
Eulogy for the Martyred Children
RFK's Eulogy for MLK
The Ballot or the Bullet

We may add more at a later date, but that will be announced well in advance of using any additional texts in class or on a quiz.

AP/IB Extra Credit Opportunity

WONDER WOMEN! The Untold Story of American Superheroines from Vaquera Films on Vimeo.

It's going to be at the at the Dallas Video Festival Saturday, Sept. 29, 9:30 p.m. at the Dallas Museum of Art. Alternatively, the film will also be screening again on Oct. 16 at the Dallas Chick Flick Festival. More information about that will appear on their site during the next few weeks. Show me a ticket stub from either, and I'll give you extra credit on one grade of your choice (except the final 6-wk grade). More info can be found at their website: