Macaulay Honors College Seminar 2, IDC 3001H

Author: David Rosenberg (Page 1 of 2)

Last Day


The Halal Carts project has improved a lot over the last several days. Well done!

I am looking forward to enjoying some authentic traditional food tomorrow. I will bring paper plates etc.

Finally, please do the online faculty evaluation for this course when you get a chance.



For Monday

In class on Monday,Jake will help us put the finishing touches on the class project. Please finalize your section before class on Monday (you will have one more chance after that to make changes before class on Wednesday).

Also, I would appreciate it if you could do the online teacher evaluation.





I hope that you found Jake’s comments on your specific sections helpful.

I will look at your work on Sunday morning and provide feedback so that you have time to incorporate my comments (or not) by class-time on Monday.


Soccer Event for Refugees

Here is a link to video of that event in Greece for refugees where they watched the Barcelona v. Real Madrid match and ate pizza (among other activities) this past weekend. I think it shows how much sports can mean to people even those who have much bigger things to worried about.

For Wednesday

Please read Chapter 8 in the Binder and Reimers book (NOT in Foner).  The chapter is called “A Better Time: New York CIty, 1945-1970.” We will also continue to discuss education issues that we raised in class on Monday.

For Monday

There is no additional reading assignment for Monday. We will finish up with Netherland and then discuss Foner, Chapter 7 and that NYTimes article, “Where Education and Assimilation Collide.” I also hope to hear good updates on the Halal Cart project.

IDC Seminar

Here is a revised syllabus for our class (also posted on the front home page).

On Wednesday, April 19th, we will discuss your progress on your sections of the final project and wrap-up material in Chapters 5 and 7 of Foner as well as that NYTimes article on education. Please be prepared to provide details on your section of the Halal Cart project.

And here are questions for you to think about regarding “Netherland” which we will discuss on Thursday, April 20th: remember that we have class that day:

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Please note that the “final exam” will be an open-book take-home essay, approximately 5 pages long. It will be due on the day on which the final exam is scheduled for.


Class on Wednesday

In addition to continuing our planning for the class project on Halal carts, we will catch up on several subjects that we skipped over a few weeks ago. Please take another look at the question sheets on Chapters 3,5, and 7 as well as the New York Times article, “Where Education and Assimilation Collide” and be prepared to discuss.

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