January 29, 2016
Signing Stories 4: Some Thoughts on Fingerspelling
1. How did you learn to read? Describe your own experience learning to read.
I learned to read by first practicing basic vocabulary words with my parents and tea
March 9, 2016
Signing Stories 6: Ordering at McDonalds
1. Why was John dressed as he was?
John was dressed cool because he was on a tour with the National Theatre of the Deaf.
2. How does Johns friend order food at McDonalds?
February 17, 2016
Signing Stories Assignment 5: The Whistle Stops the Game
1. What is the significance of a whistle in a basketball game? List any other significant
roles a whistle plays in our daily lives?
The significance of a
January 11, 2016
Signing Stories Assignment 3: A Lesson About Sound
1) Provide an example of:
a) A time when making noises would be considered to be rude or inappropriate would be
when a classmate is presenting or speaking and an
Deciding to Marry
1. Missy is not sure if she wants to be in a real relationship. Missy knows many
people that are in real relationships.
2. Missy is afraid about being in a relationship and feeling stuck. Missy wants
the freedom to do what s
A Pinch of Snuff Paper
In the stories Bontshe the Silent and A Pinch of Snuff, I.L. Peretz and Avrom Reyzn
create characters who chose silence over speaking, symbolizing the importance of
communication. In Bontshe the Silent, Bontshe is silent throughout
In Peretzs Between Two Mountains and I.J Singers Repentence, both authors
portray the conflicting views of Hasidim and Mitnagdim through contrasting their two
main characters. The Hasidic movement emerges as a rejection of the rigidity of Jewis
1. A nihilistic person believes that the individual does not matter and that there is no point
in life. In the story The Cross, Lamed Shapiro depicts his nihilistic beliefs through the
portrayal of violence and pure anarchy during the p
Journal #2: The Roots of the Racial Wealth Divide
Many people now attribute racial differences in financial success entirely to
individual behavior because explicit racial discrimination has been illegal since the
passage of the civil rights laws in the 1
Dreams from my Father- Questions and Quotes
I dont see kids smiling around here no more. You look at em listen to emthey seem
worried all the time, mad about something, They got nothing they trust. Not their parents.
Not god. Not
Community Project Response
For our community project, we decided to see what the residents living in East
Quad thought about Arab Americans. We wrote different questions and phrases on about
8 blank poster boards that we placed around the first floor of t
Cultural Event: Islamophobia
I had the opportunity to attend the Islamophobia roundtable. The discussion was
focused around the reasons why Islamophobia exists, why it is necessary that we combat
it and the ways in which we are going to be able to get rid
Question: How did whites in America benefit at the expense of Asian Americans?
White Americans have been known to capitalize on new immigrants to the United
States. Many immigrants are willing to work even if the wages are extremely low
Journal Entry # 1
The whole idea of racial profiling is very bothersome to me. I strongly dislike the
action of blindly judging a person by the way they look. I was not aware of how often
people are profiled based on their race or ethnicity. The list of a
What is the Native American side of the thanksgiving story?
One of the first things I remember learning in school was the story of
thanksgiving. We were an idealized story about pilgrims from England who came to
America and befriended the Native Americans
Sweatshop Workers- EXTRA CREDIT
Whenever I go shopping I am amazed at the variety that each store has and am
always astonished at how inexpensive most of the clothes are. How is it possible for a
store to make so many different items and
Later when she saw the Eurocentric bias, which favors European qualities in the
As she got older she started seeing cues to statusskin color, physical features,
accents, surnames residence and other class characteristics
o Changed accordin
Sex Based Discrimination at Wal-Mart
The Supreme Court is about to decide whether the largest class action
employment lawsuit can proceed against Wal-Mart, one of the largest corporations in the
world. If the case goes through, it will also be the largest