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Jordan Kohanim Board Art

This is how I introduce/ review units in my Language Arts classes. I call them Philosophy Vision boards. Students offer a question that relates to what we are studying and we set aside one class period to go through the pictures on the board. It is erased at the end of the day and we keep moving through the unit. Kids dig it.

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12. GOTHIC LIT: YESTERDAY AND TODAY 2013

This was a request by a student. The questions was how was Gothic literature used a genre and how is it seen in modern lit? I explained how Gothicism has changed into "horror" as opposed to "terror." I love it when they request things.

14. PURITANISM

We ended the semester at Transcendentalism going into Realism/ Naturalism. So the stuff in black and white is the previous units. The stuff in color is Transcendentalism.

16. AM LIT REVIEW SEM 1

We ended the semester at Transcendentalism going into Realism/ Naturalism. So the stuff in black and white is the previous units. The stuff in color is Transcendentalism.

17. AM LIT REVIEW SEM 1

We ended the semester at Transcendentalism going into Realism/ Naturalism. So the stuff in black and white is the previous units. The stuff in color is Transcendentalism.

18. AM LIT REVIEW SEM 1

We ended the semester at Transcendentalism going into Realism/ Naturalism. So the stuff in black and white is the previous units. The stuff in color is Transcendentalism.

19. AM LIT REVIEW SEM 1

We ended the semester at Transcendentalism going into Realism/ Naturalism. So the stuff in black and white is the previous units. The stuff in color is Transcendentalism.

20. AM LIT REVIEW SEM 1

We ended the semester at Transcendentalism going into Realism/ Naturalism. So the stuff in black and white is the previous units. The stuff in color is Transcendentalism.

21. AM LIT REVIEW SEM 1

We ended the semester at Transcendentalism going into Realism/ Naturalism. So the stuff in black and white is the previous units. The stuff in color is Transcendentalism.

22. AM LIT SEM 1 REVIEW

We ended at Transcendentalism going into Realism/ Naturalism. so the stuff in black and white is the previous units. The stuff in color is Transcendentalism. Yes. I know my Transcendentalists look like hipsters...

28. Derrida in context of Linguistics

We don't get to spend a lot of time on this, but when we DO get to--it's great fun. Most kids say the learn more in these three days than any other days. Sadly, standardized testing requires us to spend less and less time exploring linguistics and philosophy in Language Arts. :P

37. MARXISM AND LITERATURE (GATSBY) A request

This was a request by a student. It is a HUGE concept to answer, so I tried my best to capture all of it. It ties in beautifully with our latest novel, The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald

39. MARXISM AND LITERATURE (GATSBY) A request

Platonic Conception and Proustian Metaphor were some big concepts we tackled with Gatsby. They are finally moving away from the "Did the author mean for it to be that way" and towards the concept of art as a process and product.

40. MARXISM AND LITERATURE (GATSBY) A request

Time is an obvious entry point for understanding how our environment shapes our realities (and therefore identities) , so I often use it as entry point to understand really big concepts like these. For this one, division of time and labor and conversations as value-commodity exchanges (also seen in Gatsby through Valley of Ashes and Tom, Gatsby, and Nick).

49. 1984, Lacan, Kant, Wittgenstein, Descartes, Zizek, Chomsky, and a nod to Ray Bradbury

It is mine :) I made the image. / Via scribd.com

Plato solved the question why Socrates’ conversation partners were apparently able to “remember” various cognitive capacities, which they didn’t themselves know they had, by referring the capacities to an existence prior to the individual’s birth: the immortal soul. The latter problem, of course, is the exact opposite: How is it possible that we know so little, given that we have so much evidence? (McGilvray: 238, Chomsky 1986: ch. 3 & 5). This is “Orwell’s Problem”, because it is the problem of how those in power are able to produce “manufactured consent” in their subjects, even though there is more than enough evidence to give reason to doubt the official truth. George Orwell’s version of this problem in 1984 was the invention of the concept of “newspeak”: by calling war “peace”, slavery “freedom”, etc., the State is able to trick or coerce its subjects into actively accepting things, which they would oppose had they been described as what they really are.

SOURCE: This paper was presented at the conference “The Grammar of Politics”, arranged by the Danish Wittgenstein Network, (Aarhus, November 2005). It was first published in Krtaca, Slovenia, (Ljubljana 2006).

50. Request from student: The Crucible/ The Scarlet Letter

It's mine....well, mine and my student's. :)

What is the nature of human beings: Good? or Bad? Is the influence of an outside event making a person all good or all bad?

Is the calling of spirits what turns Salem bad?

59. 2015 Request from my 9th Honors students.

We were in the media literacy unit which largely focuses on how language is used in advertising, television shows, print media, and visual rhetoric.

66. 2015 Romeo and Juliet: Student Request

Shakespeare added a lot of words to the English language. To do this had to have either taken different meanings of different words and combine them into one word, or take an unnamed meaning and get it a word. How does/ did this "creation of expression" s

75. SCARLET LETTER

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This is a request from students. They asked about Hawthorne's transitional philosophies (namely, from the Age of Reason into (Dark) Romanticism) in comparison/ contrast to the setting of the novel's transitional philosophies (from Puritans to Age of Reason). They also asked questions about feminism in the novel, idealism in the novel and in today's society, purity and Puritanism, and the nature of humanity/ human nature.

76. SCARLET LETTER

This is a request from students. They asked about Hawthorne's transitional philosophies (namely, from the Age of Reason into (Dark) Romanticism) in comparison/ contrast to the setting of the novel's transitional philosophies (from Puritans to Age of Reason). They also asked questions about feminism in the novel, idealism in the novel and in today's society, purity and Puritanism, and the nature of humanity/ human nature.

77. SCARLET LETTER

This is a request from students. They asked about Hawthorne's transitional philosophies (namely, from the Age of Reason into (Dark) Romanticism) in comparison/ contrast to the setting of the novel's transitional philosophies (from Puritans to Age of Reason). They also asked questions about feminism in the novel, idealism in the novel and in today's society, purity and Puritanism, and the nature of humanity/ human nature.

78. SCARLET LETTER

This is a request from students. They asked about Hawthorne's transitional philosophies (namely, from the Age of Reason into (Dark) Romanticism) in comparison/ contrast to the setting of the novel's transitional philosophies (from Puritans to Age of Reason). They also asked questions about feminism in the novel, idealism in the novel and in today's society, purity and Puritanism, and the nature of humanity/ human nature.

79. SCARLET LETTER

This is a request from students. They asked about Hawthorne's transitional philosophies (namely, from the Age of Reason into (Dark) Romanticism) in comparison/ contrast to the setting of the novel's transitional philosophies (from Puritans to Age of Reason). They also asked questions about feminism in the novel, idealism in the novel and in today's society, purity and Puritanism, and the nature of humanity/ human nature.

85. GATSBY BOARD 2017

Questions posed by students: What is a Proustian metaphor in Gatsby? Why does Fitzgerald use Proustian metaphor what is his purpose for doing so? Can we talk more about how the separation of mind and body in different characters? How do we tie in Nietzsche/ Nihilism/ Proustian Metaphor and Great Gatsby? Can we go further into the distinction between Nietzsche and nihilism and the presence of both in Gatsby?

86. GATSBY BOARD 2017

Questions posed by students: What is a Proustian metaphor in Gatsby? Why does Fitzgerald use Proustian metaphor what is his purpose for doing so? Can we talk more about how the separation of mind and body in different characters? How do we tie in Nietzsche/ Nihilism/ Proustian Metaphor and Great Gatsby? Can we go further into the distinction between Nietzsche and nihilism and the presence of both in Gatsby?

87. GATSBY BOARD 2017

Questions posed by students: What is a Proustian metaphor in Gatsby? Why does Fitzgerald use Proustian metaphor what is his purpose for doing so? Can we talk more about how the separation of mind and body in different characters? How do we tie in Nietzsche/ Nihilism/ Proustian Metaphor and Great Gatsby? Can we go further into the distinction between Nietzsche and nihilism and the presence of both in Gatsby?

88. GATSBY BOARD 2017

Questions posed by students: What is a Proustian metaphor in Gatsby? Why does Fitzgerald use Proustian metaphor what is his purpose for doing so? Can we talk more about how the separation of mind and body in different characters? How do we tie in Nietzsche/ Nihilism/ Proustian Metaphor and Great Gatsby? Can we go further into the distinction between Nietzsche and nihilism and the presence of both in Gatsby?

89. GATSBY BOARD 2017

Questions posed by students: What is a Proustian metaphor in Gatsby? Why does Fitzgerald use Proustian metaphor what is his purpose for doing so? Can we talk more about how the separation of mind and body in different characters? How do we tie in Nietzsche/ Nihilism/ Proustian Metaphor and Great Gatsby? Can we go further into the distinction between Nietzsche and nihilism and the presence of both in Gatsby?

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