Today we will finish prepping for tomorrow's test. I have the utmost confidence that every one of you can and will knock this thing out of the park!
Today we will wrap up our discussion of Smoke Signals and start preparing for our unit test on Friday.
Story telling continues to play an important role in Native American culture today, just as it has for hundreds of years. Today as you watch the film, consider the role of story telling as well as the blending between fact and fiction.
Can we make sense of the story we read yesterday?? Let's see if we can find out.
"How Do We Forgive Our Fathers?" by Dick Lourie and Sherman Alexie
How do we forgive our Fathers?
Maybe in a dream
Do we forgive our Fathers for leaving us too often or forever
when we were little?
Maybe for scaring us with unexpected rage
or making us nervous
because there never seemed to be any rage there at all.
Do we forgive our Fathers for marrying or not marrying our Mothers?
For Divorcing or not divorcing our Mothers?
And shall we forgive them for their excesses of warmth or coldness?
Shall we forgive them for pushing or leaning
for shutting doors
for speaking through walls
or never speaking
or never being silent?
Do we forgive our Fathers in our age or in theirs
or their deaths
saying it to them or not saying it?
If we forgive our Fathers what is left?
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