Unhappy is the land that needs heroes.
Allrighty, the final set of online readings:
The first piece looks at party support for civil rights in the 1960s, while the rest of the short pieces are focused on SNCC as an organization:
A few readings, and couple of short video clips:
There are other clips from Freedom Riders worth checking out, too.
Here are the next set of readings, a mixed bunch of articles, photos, and cartoons; most are fairly short (1-2 pages), although some are a bit longer.
And while I’m only pulling two editorials about the sit-ins from the Greensboro Public Library archive local newspapers, I strongly recommend perusal of the various articles, editorials, and letters contained therein.
Here are the first set of SNCC readings; I’ll post the reading for the following weeks. . . in the following weeks:
Julian Bond, SNCC: What We Did
Greensboro sit-ins, others: Read ‘Greensboro sit-ins (Feb)’ and ‘Sit-ins Sweep Across the South (1960-64)’
SNCC Founding Statement
SNCC Founded (April)
Gallup poll on Freedom Riders, pp. 1-2
Here are a couple of videos in lieu of Monday’s class; we’ll (try to) incorporate the issues raised in these vids into class discussions.
And while these are NOT required, they’re both worth a look.
The first is a short documentary on Latinas in the US, and gets at, in an everyday way, some of the issues of intersectionality:
PBS Makers V2: Women in Politics (52:41) covers some of the same ground as Collins’s book, and offers a nice, if somewhat bland, overview of women in American politics:
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As promised, the three videos (and links back to YouTube, in case they disappear into the ether) to anchor a discussion (TBA).
The first two are specifically about bioethics, while the third is a CNN video about a deaf football league. Each of the videos is less than 15 minutes long.
Deaf football team: (vid won’t load, so just click on link).
Bonus vid: bioethics & justice:
Quiz guide: 20 will appear on the quiz
1. How many chromosomes total are contained in a cell of a member of Homo sapiens?
2. Which cells are haploid?
3. Which cells are diploid
4. Which chromosome has the most genes and which chromosome has the fewest genes?
5. List a chromosomal abnormality and its associated syndrome.
6. What is a gene?
7. What is an allele?
8. What are the base pairs of nucleotides in DNA? [spell out the words and put in pairs]
9. What is mapping?
10. What is sequencing?
11. Approximately how many genes are there in a member of Homo sapiens?
12. Name a disease associated with lethal recessive genes.
13. Traits such as personality, intelligence, & other behavioral characteristics are likely what kind of traits?
14. What is epigenetics?
15. Genes and/or traits which do not contribute to reproductive fitness may be what?
16. Gene transfer in which gametes are affected (i.e., changes passed to offspring) are known as what?
17. Name one difficulty to be overcome with gene transfer (state specifically what the problem is).
18. What is the gene transfer method known as ‘gene editing’?
19 & 20. What are the five (or so) steps involved in ART? [simply name steps]
21. How does the process of intracytoplasmic sperm injection differ from that of in vitro fertilization?
22. What is the process of preimplantation genetic diagnosis and why is it used?
23. Name one type of prenatal test and what it may reveal.
24. What are the two/three characteristics unique to all stem cells?
25. What are the three types of stem cells? [spell out the types]
26. What is pluripotency and how does it differ from multipotency?
27. What specifically is a teratoma and why does it matter in stem cell research?
28. What are the three germ layers?
29. Name one technical problem associated with the research or use of ESCs.
30. Name one technical problem associated with the research or use of iPSCs.
31. Name one technical problem associated with the research or use of ASCs.
32. What is somatic cell nuclear transfer?
33. Name one difficulty to be overcome in reproductive cloning (state specifically what the problem is).