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    Erica Harris

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    English III AP
    Creative Writing Honors
    Practical Reading & Writing Skills
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    ABOUT ME:
    B.A. in English from UT
    M.A. in English Literature from UH, English teacher at Carnegie 10+ yrs
    I love hawks and any bird, really. 
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    SUMMER 2020 READING

    First Six-Weeks Unit: SYSTEMS

    1. How can an understanding of systems foster a deeper understanding of how humans interact with each other?

    2. How are systems established? What does this process reveal about the nature of our relationships?

    3. Why are certain systems maintained while others are allowed to decay or are destroyed?  What does this process reveal about what drives our humanity?

    SUMMER READING ASSIGNMENT FOR FALL 2020

    DUE: Expect assignments about the readings to begin towards the end of the first week back.

    1. Read the article about systems thinking and jot down some notes about the key terms/ideas in systems thinking.

    2. Watch the two videos. Add to or clarify your notes with examples that come up. 

    3. Read the short story and the poem. 

    4. Apply what you learned about systems thinking from the previous texts and jot down your thoughts on how systems thinking can help us to better understand what is happening in each text.

    TEXT 1: (ARTICLE) Leyla Acarglu,  “Tools for Systems Thinkers”

    FOCUS ON: 

    1. Interconnectedness

    2. Emergence

    3. Feedback Loops

    4. Synthesis

     

    TEXT 2: (VIDEO) Peter Senge “Introduction to Systems Thinking”

     

    TEXT 3: (VIDEO) Anje-Margriet Neutel, “Feedback Loops: How Nature Gets Its Rhythms” 

     

    TEXT 4: (SHORT STORY) Annalee Newitz, “When Robot and Crow Saved East St. Louis”

     

    TEXT 5: (POEM) Joy Harjo, “Once the World Was Perfect”

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    2020 LETTER OF RECOMMENDATIONS UPDATE 

    I will not be agreeing to write any letters of recommendation until I can have a better understanding about how much available time I will have in my work days to write letters.  

    I have two children in online school and my husband is working from home full-time, and I am teaching three different courses.  

    I will know better after the first three weeks. 

    It might be the case that have to SEVERELY limit the number I write to a handful of students OR I might not be able to write any due to time constraints.

    Please check back here or on my website in early October.