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APHG Unit 3


Unit 3: Cultural Patterns and Processes


  • Andy Warner comics
  • Media
    • Folk Culture - Music: You'll Never Leave Harlan Alive (tells a story, daily life)
    • Pop Culture - Music: Happy (catchy, sells records)
    • Folk Culture- Mennonites make sorghum syrup the old way (place matters more in folk culture)
    • Pop Culture- MTV Commercial: Bling Bling (time matters more in pop culture)
    • BBQ Lesson Links:
    • Eyjafjallajokull
    • The Origins of English
    • English (Vsauce)
    • Appalachian English ("Mountain Talk")
    • Mountain Talk Transcript
    • Mountain Talk Discussion Questions
    • Google Translate
    • Conflict in Israel & Palestine
    • Who are the Kurds?
    • Blockbusting, redlining, and white flight
    • Unit 3 Book Recommendation:
    • 2320230
    • Visiting Lagos after many years away, Teju Cole's unnamed narrator rediscovers his hometown as both a foreigner and a local. A young writer uncertain of what he wants to say, the man moves through tableaus of life in one of the most dynamic cities in the world: he hears the muezzin's call to prayer in the early morning light, and listens to John Coltrane during the late afternoon heat. He witnesses teenagers diligently perpetrating e-mail frauds from internet cafes, longs after a woman reading Michael Ondaatje on a public bus, and visits the impoverished National Museum. Along the way, he reconnects with old school friends and his family, who force him to ask himself profound questions of personal and national history. Over long, wandering days, the narrator compares present-day Lagos to the Lagos of his memory, and in doing so reveals changes that have taken place in himself.