A Super Important Note from Ashley:
You can tell that I am not here today as the adult in the classroom looks quite different than I. I am sorry to abandon you in your time of need and miss you all like a little German boy misses his Aunt Helga's schnitzel when she had a mid-life crisis and decided to go on a cruise in the Caribbean and ended up meeting a car salesman from New Jersey and moved away from Berlin for good.
But I digress. The point is to let you know that today's lesson plan is a hoot! You've got a fun 2 hours of Humanities before you. It may take a little bit of resourcefulness and your focus on my DP below, but I trust you will all pull through. The reading called "Catastrophe of Success" is awesome (and not too long) and was written by this amazing playwright, Tennessee Williams, you became quite famous and "successful" in the eyes of society. But again, WHAT IS SUCCESS? His essay you'll read and discuss today calls into question the definition of success and provides an (inspirational? thought-provoking?) alternative. Soak it in kids!
Step 1: Listen to Episode #5: Alain de Bottom's Success Podcast: "What's a Kinder Way to Frame Success?"
Context to Alain de Bottom:
1. While listening, take notes on Alain's main points about mainstream definitions of success compared to how he suggests we should redefine success on our own terms.
2. Which of the podcasts most connected with you?
3. If you had to distill your own definition of success into a "question- title" for this podcast series (like these examples) what would it be? WHY? Explain your title.
For your reference- brief summaries of main points of each podcast:
1. Honors exhibition TOMORROW at the Steaming Bean from 5:30-7. Please come support your classmates
2. Do y'all want to have class at a coffee shop on Friday?
1. Share responses to today's starter
2. Underneath today's starter, write "LEGACY JOURNAL"
In TWO solid paragraphs, answer the following questions
3. Read "The Catastrophe of Success"
4. Lit Circle Time:
Humanities 11 Teacher at Animas High School