Monthly Archives: September 2018

The Wire — Character Analysis

Character Analysis

Shared by Elizabeth Baldridge

This is the second paper in our work with season 4 of The Wire. Here, students are asked to carefully examine just one character from the show. This paper, coming relatively early in the semester, will require regular revisiting and revision as we get further into the season and students’ chosen characters evolve.

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The Wire — Talking About Race

Talking about Race

Shared by Elizabeth Baldridge

This is the first version of a handout I’m using to try to equip students with a vocabulary and shared understanding of race from which our discussions of The Wire can grow.

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Education Vignettes (The Wire and Alexie)

Education Vignettes Guidelines

Education Vignettes Revision Workshop

Shared by Elizabeth Baldridge

For their first major writing assignment, students are asked to deliver snapshots of their educational experiences, like those bits we see in early episodes of The Wire (season 4) or in Sherman Alexie’s “Indian Education.” I’m also including here the revision workshop students complete after a peer evaluation workshop and peer evaluation letter.

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The Wire — Discussion Guidelines

Wire Discussion Guidelines

Shared by Elizabeth Baldridge

Inspired by Stephanie Guedet

Every Monday, a student is in charge of leading class discussion of a selected episode of season 4 of The Wire. But this model could be used for a wide variety of shared reading/viewing/listening options. Students are doing really well with it.

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Syllabus — The Wire, Season 4

095 Fall 2018

Shared by Elizabeth Baldridge

This is the syllabus, including a course calendar, for the six-credit-hour course I’m teaching, centered on season 4 of The Wire. I’ll be posting links to individual assignments and activities as the semester continues.

 

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