Category Prompts

The Roaring Twenties

Mention one new detail that you learned from the documentary segment that none of your classmates have commented on in previous responses.

The Power and the People, Part Two

Mention one new detail that you learned from the documentary segment that none of your classmates have commented on in previous responses.

Truth and Fiction in Ragtime

Many of the people and incidents that make up the the plot of Ragtime are real, even the sensational ones.  For instance, Harry K. Thaw really did shot and kill architect Stanford White, and he really was married to Evelyn… Continue Reading →

Maggie, Girl of the Streets

Stephen Crane’s Maggie: Girl of the Streets has been both praised and criticized for its unsentimental and nonjudgmental style.   As narrator, Crane describes events without commenting on the conduct of his character and without telling readers what they are expected… Continue Reading →

The Brooklyn Bridge

The commentators in “Sunlight and Shadow,” the speeches of mayors Low and Edson, and the poems of Crane and Mayakovsky all celebrate different sets of qualities and values embodied by the Brooklyn Bridge.  In the comments below, compare and contrast… Continue Reading →

Central Park

Using what you have learned about Frederick Law Olmsted from the readings and the videos, in the comments below discuss the similarities and differences that the view of nature that underlies his design of the park has with that of… Continue Reading →

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