Category Archives: Greatest Hits

old assignments and practices, gone but not forgotten

Teaching about San Francisco Community Murals

text by Jeff Goldthorpe photographs by David Yu Here I am with my students, walking down 24th Street past South Van Ness toward Balmy Alley, San Francisco’s first outdoor mural gallery. I am lucky this semester to have David Yu … Continue reading

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Trying a Millennial Time Capsule with Basic Writing Students

I brought back an old time capsule assignment from the San Francisco State University Broadcasting Department (I never did it as student or taught as a teacher).  It is basically just Semiotics 101:  explain why something is a symbol of … Continue reading

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Teaching Diego Rivera’s “Pan American Unity” Mural

Rivera Powerpoint Steven Mayers and I presented this slide show with a  (lecture not available here) to share our experience teaching about Diego Rivera’s “Pan American Unity” located on the City College of San Francisco main campus, and to encourage … Continue reading

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