Tuesday, May 25, 2010

She finds out!

Today in class, we read about when Nancy finds out she has AIDs. How would you feel if you were in a similar situation and got such heart-breaking news? Write at least four sentnces to describe how you would have flt if you were in Nancy's shoes.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Philadelphia Part 2

Now that we've finished watching the movie Philadelphia, what did you notice about Joe Miller's (Denzel Washington) characters change? Throughout the movie, his actions, viewpoints, and actions shift. Explain to me how he changes and why you think this change takes place.

Secondly, why is it significant that this movie is set in Philadelphia, the city where the Declaration of Independence was signed?

Monday, May 17, 2010

Thoughts about Philadelphia

Today in class we started watching the movie Philadelphia. What did you think about the presentation of Andrew and his body's reaction to the AIDS virus? How would you compare his appearance to that of Jenny from the movie Forrest Gump?

Friday, May 14, 2010

It Happened to Nancy #2

Now that we've read a large part of the book, tell me what you think about Nancy. Why do you think she keeps going back and forth emotionally? Why does she want to be a kid again? Why does she end the last entry with, "I don't even want, or love, myself"?

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Initial reaction to "It Happened to Nancy"

For this post, describe your initial reaction to Nancy. What do you think of her in the book so far? If you went to her school, how would you react to her personality? Write at least one paragraph.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

The History of AIDS

Based on our discussion in class, what do you think we can learn from the history of AIDS? What do you think the quote, "Knowing where you have been helps you choose the right path to where you want to go," means?

Monday, May 10, 2010

HIV/AIDS Reflection

For this post, explain your first thoughts or reactions to the HIV/AIDS virus. What do you think about the virus? How do you feel about those people who are infected with it? Please be honest in your responses.