Monday, October 12, 2015

The Visual and Themes


  • Journal:
    • How far do people go to fit in?
    • Compared to "most people," how far does Esperanza go to fit in?
  • After viewing Rush's "Subdivisions" as a class, answer the following questions.  Please refer to both the lyrics and the video.

  1. What is the artist saying?
  2. Do you agree or disagree with the artist?
  3. Do you see these issues at play in our school?
  4. How does the visual medium of the music video help to convey meaning?
  5. Is the song outdated?
  6. What might you talk about if you were to rewrite the song today?
  7. What issues do you think the Chinese American author Gene Yang might discuss in his novel?
  • Read section one (through p. 20) of American Born Chinese
  • Read "The Monkey King" handout.  Answer the three questions on the back of the handout

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