My freshman class on the Trail of Tears is so frustrating
I love learning about the subject, but we have to volunteer at an elementary school (which is fun too) and we have to write a journal each week. My professor is a sociology person so her questions for our journals are always so deep and crap. We only get less than forty five minutes with these kids. A third grader at that. How am I suppose to answer these types of questions?
How do you see or suspect gender roles have influenced you and your partner’s behavior and thinking? Explain what privileges and difficulties correspond with both genders. Do you think the unfairness that we learned about on Indian reservations in the legal systems might exist for other groups or in other areas of our country? Why do you think these differences exist? How do you think your partner and his/her family and the larger ethnic community they belong to might fare in the legal system? Do you think bias exists? What should society do about the unfairness we learned about on Indian reservations?
The parts with Indians is easier to answer but I know so very little about my third grader and what I know, which is very interesting, doesn’t help me here.
This class is so frustrating sometimes. I can’t wait til it’s over.
My boyfriend (<3), my family, my friends, my Tri-Delta sisters, my dog, Tofurkey, this wonderful desert weather, and just being able to be back home for a few days.
Things I’m not thankful for: The fact that the Indians helped the Pilgrims when they first landed here, gave them food, a place to stay, etc, and how did the whites repay them? Trail of Tears, Indian boarding schools, and reservations. Not cool.
I probably shouldn’t have written ‘love you!’ on all the girls I didn’t know very well’s drunk notes. Shoulda toned it down like, ‘you’re awesome!’ ahhh oh well. They’re nice drunk notes for a reason. haha
Sucky thing though, I totally forgot I had to go to the Science Center today. In less than two hours. blehh
The first fraternity that serenaded us made their little poems as dirty as possible. Not a fan. But the fraternity tonight just sang nice songs like Lean On Me. And we sang Pink Pajamas. ;) haha.
Tonight was also the last night of new members week were everyone dressed in our pjs, ate cookie dough and talked. It was fun.
It’s a good thing I have a boyfriend because I would have felt really awkward in my plaid pajama pants and tacky yet awesome red snowmen sweater. Now, I don’t care what other guys think. My guy likes my Christmas sweater, which makes him the best. Seven more days. :)
p.s. I love Greek life. Two days ‘til I’m initiated!