4th Hour Readings

Week 1  January 13

Theme

 

No Fourth Hour

General Meeting Tuesday January 14 or Wednesday January 15 8:00 - 10:00pm Driscoll Auditorium

 

Preparation for next week:

 

 

Reading/s

http://www.udel.edu/GPWSC/Greenarticle.pdf

Reading:  Reading:  http://www.udel.edu/GPWSC/Greenarticle.pdf  “Difficult Stories:  Service Learning, Race, Class and Whiteness.  Ann E Green.   (2 weeks, finish by week of 1/27)

  Week of January 20 No Fourth Hour  MLK Junior Lecture

Theme


 

No Fourth hour

MLK Junior Lecture

 

Tuesday, January 21 5:30 p.m., Villanova Room

Preparation for next week

 

MLK Keynote Lecture  Tuesday, January 21 5pm

 “King, Pope Francis and Poverty: The Poor Peoples Campaign

 for the 21st Century”  Dr. Anthea Butler (University of Pennsylvania)

 

Written response emailed to instructor and facilitators (as you are not meeting this week) to workshop on race. What would you like to discuss in fourth hour on this topic.

Readings


 

Week  2  January 27

Theme


Forming a Group Community agreement

Review of syllabus, calendar

Choose fourth hour representative

Race/racism/Segregation

 

Film:  A Class divided.

 

Written Assignment due:  What is your first memory of race?   Do you think it’s hard to talk about race/racism?  Do you agree with Dr. Green about why What do you think about the list of questions in the knapsack?  Three questions about race/racism/privilege would you like to ask in fourth hour.

 

 

Reading


Reading: McIntosh, Peggy. Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack. http://www.artsci.washington.edu/natsci/Search-committee-materials/unpacking-invisible-knapsack.pdf   Finish Anne E Green  “Difficult Stories”

Week 3 February 3

Theme


Discussion on race

Agree/Disagree

Four corners

Preparation for next week

 

Reflection Questions:

 

Written Assignment:


Written Assignment Where to race, power and privilege intersect? Do they?

How are power and race and privilege connected?   Please include reflections on the film and McIntosh reading.  http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/divided/

Develop three questions you are asking yourself about the issue of race, class, power, privilege that you will take with you?

Readings


 

 

Week 4 February 10

Theme

Education

 

Written Assignment due: Comment on Paul Gorski’s essay.  Do you believe that education should be equal for all citizens of the United States? 

 

Think about this!

If you think there is a culture of poverty, what proof do you have?  If you believe that poor people share similar traits because they are poor do you make assumptions about their attitudes, lives and behaviors?  How does that affect people who are poor?

Reading:

Gorski:


http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational-leadership/apr08/vol65/num07/The-Myth-of-the-Culture-of-Poverty.aspx

Week 5 February 17  NO FOURTH HOUR, Choose one event

Theme

Income Inequality

NO FOURTH HOUR: Group may choose one event:

Feb. 19 (Wed)“Catholic Social Teaching and Income Inequality” Robert DeFina         4:30 p.m., SAC 300

 

February 20 (Thu)  Movie, Inequality for All   7:30pm  Driscoll 134

Preparation:  Find two differing approaches to the topic of income inequality in either video or article.  What is the basic difference in two sides of an approach to income inequality?

 

Review website for Inequality for All,  http://inequalityforall.com/

 

Written assignment due:  Reflection about an or all conversation(s) in Fourth hour.  Summarize two different approaches to the reality of income inequality.

February 24 Mideterm week, No Fourth Hour

Week 6  March 10 Presentations

Theme

First Presentation on Service Site

Week 7 March 17

Theme:

Service reflection

Essay about your service experience.

What happened this week?  What questions does that experience raise for you?  How do you think what you see, observe, feel affects those who work in the environment every day?  How does it affect those who are dependent on the agency or school?

Reading:

Week 8  March 24    Presentation

Week 9  March 31

Theme:


Service Reflection 

Talking written assignments

Asking questions

DUE:  Essay about your service experience.

What happened this week?  What questions does that experience raise for you?  How do you think what you see, observe, feel affects those who work in the environment every day?  How does it affect those who are dependent on the agency or school?

Week 10  April 7    Presentation

Theme

 

Written reflection: 

 

 

Journal Prompt: 

 

Reading:


April 14 No Fourth Hour,

Week 11 April 21

Theme:

Last Fourth Hour of the Semester

Evaluation

Service Reflection

 

Written Assignments:

 


Theme