Learning about America From Americans Living Abroad

this is a course website for students in English 367.01C at ohio state university, autumn 2004. the creator of the site is the teacher--bob eckhart. this is how i am communicating with my class and how they can communciate with each other.

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I am a teacher at OSU and most of my blogs are intended for my students...for me to post information to them and for them to share information with their classmates.

Monday, November 08, 2004

campus celebration to honor veterans

hey folks: not sure if you heard about this or not. i hope some of you can make it to this event--and for those of you who have missed a few classes, you can attend this, write a one-page response/summary about it, and i will forgive one absence [for those of you who haven't miss, extra credit...]

-- The university's annual Veterans Day Rock Ceremony will take place at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday (11/10) at Memorial Rock on the Oval side of Bricker Hall. During the ceremony, the university and its Reserve Officers Training Corps, honor Ohio State's alumni who have given their lives for their country. More than 900 alumni have given their lives to help Americans enjoy the freedoms and liberties they have today. The tradition of honoring these defenders was established in 1919, when taps was blown at 10:58 each Wednesday morning during the school year in memory of those students who had lost their lives. At that moment, the entire campus would halt and pay homage to these individuals. The playing of taps once a week has evolved into the present Rock Ceremony.

tuesday november 9th

okay class, this is a short week...no class thursday in honor of Veteran's Day. in that regard, i highly recommend that instead of just "sleeping-in," you do something to show respect to your grandfather, cousin, aunt/uncle, who may have served in the armed forces or who is serving now. or maybe find the blog of a current member of the military and send that person a heartfelt message expressing how much you respect them for their sacrifice [whether or not you agree with the current conflict, you can still reach-out to those whose lives have been interrupted by it].

also, since this is a short week, we will not have a blog analysis due this week. instead, at the end of class tuesday, i want every one of you to print out the first page of their "big blog," Blog #2. make sure this page has the URL on it as well. i want to see what progress you have made so far.

finally, so that you can start looking ahead to next week, instead of analyzing a blog of someone overseas, i will ask you to analyze a blog that is similar to the blog you are creating, but reaches a different audience. this will probably be a blog you will want to link to...in your analysis, show the strengths of this blog, but also, differentiate how yours will serve an audience unique from it, or serve the same audience but a little better.

hope you all are doing well. see you in class, blob