Thursday, 23 February 2017

House of the scorpion- Harkness discussion #3

1. How did we support quieter people during the discussion?
The louder people would take a break to give the quieter people a chance to say something. 

2. How did we support the more talkative people in the group?
We supported the more talkative people in the group by asking them questions so they can share their opinions on the topic. They also took breaks so the less talkative people can have a chance to talk. 

3. What is the timestamp of our best moment of discussion, and why?
the best moment was at 2 mins and 30 seconds to 4 minutes because everyone was sharing their opinions and thoughts on the book. 

4. What is our main goal for our next discussion?
Our main goal for the next decision is to talk a bit louder so we can hear everything we say and to ask more opinions on the book. And to get very one to say 3-4 of there opinions.

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

House of the scorpion, A map we made.

This is House of the Scorpion, we mad a map of what has happened in the book so far.

Artist statement:

We are exploring setting in the book House of Scorpion. So far we have read pages 0-102. Our first litspiration challenge was based on setting. For this challenge we designed a map of where the story took place. In the map, we included the poppy field, the dead guy, the prison, the oasis, The big house, the small house, and opium. At the top, we showed USA by coloring it the color of the US flag. At the bottom, we showed Aztlan by coloring it the colors of the Aztlan flag.

Annotations for the map:

Big House:
This is where most of the story has taken place and is where we are left off in the first 100 pages. The big house is where Celia works, she works in the kitchen.(p, 6,21)

The place where Tam Lin brings matt to have a picnic. After he starts to talk The family in the big house does not know about this oasis because if they found out they would destroy it. This is also where matt found out about what an eejit is. Tam Lin also talked to matt about the dead body they saw.(p,80)

Small house:
This was Matt's original home at the beginning of the book where he and Celia lived. Matt has stuffies and posters in his room their. He spent most of his life their. Celia nailed the windows closed so Matt couldn’t leave(p,4)

This is the small strip of land between the USA and Aztlån.  This is also the drug that fuels this country and their leader El Patrón(p,82)

The Prison
The prison is where they took matt and they kept him there for 6 months. He went from a bed to sawdust on the floor. They treated him like an animal. He started to keep food under the sawdust.

Dead guy
This is when Matt and Tam Lin went on a picnic and saw a dead body by the oasis. Tam Lin talked about the dead guy they saw who was an eejit working in the fields. (p,77-78)

Poppy field
There is a little house out in the poppy field that is where Celia and Matt used to live a couple kilometers away from the big house there where field and fields of white poppies.(p,6)

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

House of the Scorpion Harkness Discussion #2

1. How did we support quieter people during the discussion?
More talkative people took breaks in talking to let the quieter people shine.

2. How did we support the more talkative people in the group?

We asked them questions and asked for their opinions so they don't feel left out.

3. What is the timestamp of our best moment of discussion, and why?
0:40 to about 1:20 because we were all sharing our thoughts well and it was a good discussion at that time.

4. What is our main goal for our next discussion?
Ask to make sure everyone got their opinion out there, so no one feels left out.