Exploring Equality at Jane Addams Hull-House Field Experience

Exploring Equality @ Jane Addams Hull-House

Why?

Students are studying the Hero’s Journey during their final Unit, and are being asked to analyze examples of heroes who passed through the stages of the journey, both fictional and real. While we have focused on fiction throughout the term, students will have an opportunity to study a real, local hero by actually exploring Jane Addams’ home/workplace.

How?

Students will be led on a guided tour of the museum by a staff person, and will search for evidence of heroism as they learn about Jane Addams, early Chicago social reform, and the history and ongoing service programs of Hull House.

What?

Using Jane Addams’ life and work as a real-life example of “the hero”, students will apply their knowledge of this literary archetype and the “hero’s journey, and have a meaningful transition into their AP3.

Exploring history through art Field Experience

History Through Art @ DePaul Art Museum

Why?

Unit 2 of Rhetoric is focused on rhetoric that unites, and the students have studied speeches by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., President Barack Obama, and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Students have also been practicing evaluating other media, specifically visual art, for rhetorical devices. Studying different kinds of texts has been eliciting insights and critical thinking and allows students to practice the concepts in new ways. There are two exhibitions at DPAM of political art and we will receive a tour of the museum from Director, Louise Lincoln.

How?

Students will complete an FE Guide at the museum on the rhetorical elements they identified in the political art, and how these work to unite an audience. This will also hopefully help inspire students as they compose their own political messages.

What?

We have been practicing identifying elements in both print and visual texts, and are ready to extend our learning into the two political art exhibits at DPAM.