Goals: To assess how different media, selection of detail, and authorial bias influences our perceptions of history (ongoing)
Opener: Think about what you have read in Maus so far, and what you know about Art Spiegelman. Think about all the choices he made in writing Maus — the choice to make it a graphic novel, the choice to use cartoon animals, the choice to show us his interactions with his father, the choice to teach us about his own point of view, the choice to include the personal details of his father’s life that don’t relate the the holocaust, etc. For your written opener, come up with some ideas about what all these choices might show us about Spiegelman’s point of view, preferences, and bias. In other words, what might the way he tells this story reveal about how he feels and what he thinks?
Handouts in Class: See yesterday
Terms and Vocabulary: see notes from Friday, the Night study guide, and last unit
Work Assigned and Collected: