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Declassifying Disney: Jane and Esmeralda's Acorn Adventure

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Here's my project! It's really a children's book, but I took pictures and put them in a PPT so you guys could more easily see it. I will also be bringing it on sunday to turn in, in case it would be easier for you guys to see it in person. Also, I included the script at the end of the PPT, in case the words in the picture are difficult to see.  The author's note is also a good explanation of what my whole idea was. 

I hope you enjoy it! 


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On the concreteness of class, for children

I enjoyed having the paper copy to read --with all that glitter on the acorn!-- and will leave it in the box outside my office tomorrow morning, so you can retrieve it. I like very much your notion that the sort of ideas we have been talking about in class need to be introduced to young children, "targeting the age group with the most hope for change." This would certainly make college teaching easier, not to have to un-do all that is learned before hand ;)

Where I'd nudge you to do more thinking/re-framing/re-drawing is in the concrete particularity of this story, which is essentially about different people learning to work together; two brains are better than one, this story says .... and/but is there a way to focus it more particularly on the idea you describe in your introduction: street smarts vs. academic education? And/or more on the differences that people who are positioned differently, class-wise, might bring to a collaborative endeavor? How is class visible to children? When do they begin to make discriminations around that axis? (What are your own earliest memories in this regard, and how might you re-tell such a story?)

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Also! Viewing it fullscreen

Also! Viewing it fullscreen on the site will help you be able to read it better.