TODAY'S SCHEDULE: BRAZIL




Thursday, 6 December 2012

I. Prayer/Attendance

IIa. My Latest Tweets
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/My+Latest+Tweets

IIb. Saving your wiki page

III. In class today
Reaction #24

Dom Pedro diamond [thanks to Jonathan]
http://wapo.st/11W1tau

Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer dies, aged 104 (Reuters)
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/12/06/us-brazil-niemeyer-idUSBRE8B501920121206

Rio Times (newspaper) Really dig into this!!!
Pick several articles that catch your attention
http://riotimesonline.com/

Brazilian Cuisine
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brazilian_cuisine

Food: Best Feijoada: Bolinha in Sao Paulo
http://brazilianguru.com/best-feijoada-bolinha-in-sao-paulo/
http://www.bolinha.com.br/

Go to my wiki page entitled "Brazil Add=ons"
Scroll down to the Travel section. Pick two hotels in Sao Paulo that catch your interest
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Brazil+Add-ons



Tuesday, 4 December 2012

I. Prayer/Attendance

IIa. My Latest Tweets
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/My+Latest+Tweets

IIb. Interesting Items:

Brazil-Portugal relations
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brazil%E2%80%93Portugal_relations

Frank Sinatra and Bossa Nova [Thanks to Zach Porter]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pyfeP4MYX7o

III. Homework for (our final class!) Thursday, 6 December
Reaction #24

Dom Pedro diamond [thanks to Jonathan]
http://wapo.st/11W1tau

Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer dies, aged 104 (Reuters)
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/12/06/us-brazil-niemeyer-idUSBRE8B501920121206

Rio Times (newspaper) Really dig into this!!!
Pick several articles that catch your attention
http://riotimesonline.com/

Brazilian Cuisine
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brazilian_cuisine

Food: Best Feijoada: Bolinha in Sao Paulo
http://brazilianguru.com/best-feijoada-bolinha-in-sao-paulo/
http://www.bolinha.com.br/

Go to my wiki page entitled "Brazil Add=ons"
Scroll down to the Travel section. Pick two hotels in Sao Paulo that catch your interest
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Brazil+Add-ons

IV. In class today: Reaction #23: Tuesday, 4 December

Bill Clinton: Brazil No. 1 among rising economies (Reuters)
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/08/28/us-brazil-clinton-idUSBRE87R0UB20120828

Listen to these 2 clips from my Portuguese language YouTube playlist [Thanks, Kevin!]:

Bible Quotations
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rh4W6KAKNAo&list=PLD5F5B2D22FA8BAC6&index=11&feature=plpp_video

Pronunciation
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdzMgc5TBYQ&list=PLD5F5B2D22FA8BAC6&index=7&feature=plpp_video

Portuguese New Testament
Read 1 Corintios 13 and then one of your favorite passages.
http://www.biblegateway.com/versions/index.php?action=getVersionInfo&vid=176

Bossa Nova
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bossa_nova

Forget The Bossa Nova, Brazil Is Now The Country Of Electronic Music
http://www.forbes.com/sites/andersonantunes/2012/02/27/forget-the-bossa-nova-brazil-is-now-the-country-of-electronic-music/

Long-Lost Trove of Music Connects Brazil to Its Roots
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/01/25/arts/music/25braz.html?pagewanted=all

Brazil looks to score overseas football shirt boost
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-20527641

Top Brazilian Professional Soccer League
[Read the first two introductory paragraphs]
[Then scroll halfway down the page and read the section entitled "2012 clubs"]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Campeonato_Brasileiro_S%C3%A9rie_A

Go to my wiki page entitled "Brazil Add=ons"
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Brazil+Add-ons
Scroll down to the Travel section. Pick two hotels in Rio that catch your interest

Rio Times (newspaper)
Pick several articles that catch your attention
http://riotimesonline.com/



Thursday, 29 November 2012

I. Prayer/Attendance

II. My Latest Tweets
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/My+Latest+Tweets

III. Homework for our last two class sessions

For those who want to use this weekend to do both remaining reactions, here they are:

A. Reaction #23: Tuesday, 3 December

Bill Clinton: Brazil No. 1 among rising economies (Reuters)
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/08/28/us-brazil-clinton-idUSBRE87R0UB20120828

Listen to these 2 clips from my Portuguese language YouTube playlist [Thanks, Kevin!]:

Bible Quotations
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rh4W6KAKNAo&list=PLD5F5B2D22FA8BAC6&index=11&feature=plpp_video

Pronunciation
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdzMgc5TBYQ&list=PLD5F5B2D22FA8BAC6&index=7&feature=plpp_video

Portuguese New Testament
Read 1 Corintios 13 and then one of your favorite passages.
http://www.biblegateway.com/versions/index.php?action=getVersionInfo&vid=176

Bossa Nova
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bossa_nova

Forget The Bossa Nova, Brazil Is Now The Country Of Electronic Music
http://www.forbes.com/sites/andersonantunes/2012/02/27/forget-the-bossa-nova-brazil-is-now-the-country-of-electronic-music/

Long-Lost Trove of Music Connects Brazil to Its Roots
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/01/25/arts/music/25braz.html?pagewanted=all

Brazil looks to score overseas football shirt boost
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-20527641

Top Brazilian Professional Soccer League
[Read the first two introductory paragraphs]
[Then scroll halfway down the page and read the section entitled "2012 clubs"]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Campeonato_Brasileiro_S%C3%A9rie_A

Go to my wiki page entitled "Brazil Add=ons"
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Brazil+Add-ons
Scroll down to the Travel section. Pick two hotels in Rio that catch your interest

Rio Times (newspaper)
Pick several articles that catch your attention
http://riotimesonline.com/

B. Reaction #24: Thursday, 6 December

Brazil’s economy: A bull diminished (Economist)
The economy has slowed, but there are still opportunities around
http://www.economist.com/node/21555588

Listen to these 2 pronunciation clips from my Portuguese language YouTube playlist:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DqUAi5Ya_M&feature=autoplay&list=PLD5F5B2D22FA8BAC6&playnext=1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QImaxcPKQeU&feature=autoplay&list=PLD5F5B2D22FA8BAC6&playnext=1

Portuguese New Testament
Read 2 more of your favorite passages.
http://www.biblegateway.com/versions/index.php?action=getVersionInfo&vid=176

Brazilian Cuisine
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brazilian_cuisine

Food: Best Feijoada: Bolinha in Sao Paulo
http://brazilianguru.com/best-feijoada-bolinha-in-sao-paulo/
http://www.bolinha.com.br/

Go to my wiki page entitled "Brazil Add=ons"
Scroll down to the Travel section. Pick two hotels in Sao Paulo that catch your interest
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Brazil+Add-ons

Rio Times (newspaper)
Pick several articles that catch your attention
http://riotimesonline.com/

IV. In class today, Thursday, 29 November: One-on-one assessment huddles

V. In class today: Reaction #22: Thursday, 29 November
Brazil's Foreign Relations (with other countries/areas of the world besides the United States)

Mercosur Trade Bloc Admits Venezuela as Full Member (New York Times)
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/01/world/americas/mercosur-trade-bloc-admits-venezuela-as-full-member.html?_r=1&src=twrhp

Brazil's Trade Policy: Seeking Protectionism (Economist)
China has become Brazil’s biggest economic partner—and its most difficult one
http://www.economist.com/node/21542780?zid=305&ah=417bd5664dc76da5d98af4f7a640fd8a

Why Iran Covets Brazil (Weekly Standard)
http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/why-iran-covets-brazil_647662.html

Brazil: Middle East Economic Policy Under the Radar
http://globalvoicesonline.org/2012/07/17/brazil-middle-east-economic-policy-under-the-radar/

Brazil Gains in Reaching out to Africa (New York Times)
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/08/world/americas/brazil-gains-in-reaching-out-to-africa.html?_r=1



Tuesday, 27 November 2012

I. Prayer/Attendance

II. My Latest Tweets
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/My+Latest+Tweets

III. In class Thursday: One-on-one huddles to discuss my assessment of your work

Bring earphones.

You will have things to work on during the class session.

Here's how I have approached my assessment. Please reread this before Thursday.

At the beginning of the semester we covered--in class-- my detailed philosophy on grading. That material--from which I have summarized pertinent items--is on our wiki:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Grading

So far this semester I have intentionally let you work on your own--sort of like an independent study.

I worked through your wiki page reactions in detail.

I will go over with you individually what I observed about your work and the overall course grade which you have earned thus far.

Remember: the base grade from which we begin is B-/C+. All of the following components either add to or subtract from that base grade.

Here are the several components which contribute to your overall semester grade:

Reactions ("A" level) should have the following characteristics:

Reactions that go beyond just merely reciting what happened. I need to see that you have put yourself into each reaction.

Reactions that are thoughtful and evaluative, not shallow and obvious.

Reactions that are consistently more than the threshold minimum word count (MWF classes: 250 words; TTH classes: 500 words).

Reactions that make connections to other things you are learning.

Reactions that have virtually no mechanical (punctuation, grammar, and spelling) errors.

Reactions that give evidence that your work is not just a first draft.

Reactions that are carefully proofread.

Reactions should be timely:

Reactions should be posted on time (generally within 24 hours for MWF class sessions and on the day of class for TTh sessions) to count.

No credit for any reactions more than a week past due.

Look and Feel of Your Wiki Page:

There should be an attractive "look and feel" both to your reactions individually and to your wiki page as a whole.

a. Correctly titled reactions
b. Reaction divided into paragraphs
c. Ideally, you should put one space between paragraphs

Visuals: They add to the quality of your page.

Absences:

Excess absences (more than 3 in MWF classes and more than 2 in TTh classes) will push your grade lower.

Classroom Contribution:

This classroom contribution aspect will generally make the difference between an "A/A-" and an "A-/B+" (and so forth).

Student participates regularly through comments or questions:

Possible variations

a. No real participation; student does not volunteer at all
b. Student answers effectively--only when called upon
c. Student answers in an average fashion--only when called upon

Student makes an effort to insure that his/her facial expression and body language demonstrate enthusiasm and a positive attitude toward our class sessions.

Student does not focus continually on laptop but looks regularly toward me and makes eye contact.

Student does not work on other materials during the class session, either on the laptop or otherwise.

IV. Homework for NEXT class session
Reaction #22: 29 November
Brazil's Foreign Relations (with other countries/areas of the world besides the United States)

Mercosur Trade Bloc Admits Venezuela as Full Member (New York Times)
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/01/world/americas/mercosur-trade-bloc-admits-venezuela-as-full-member.html?_r=1&src=twrhp

Brazil's Trade Policy: Seeking Protectionism (Economist)
China has become Brazil’s biggest economic partner—and its most difficult one
http://www.economist.com/node/21542780?zid=305&ah=417bd5664dc76da5d98af4f7a640fd8a

Why Iran Covets Brazil (Weekly Standard)
http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/why-iran-covets-brazil_647662.html

Brazil: Middle East Economic Policy Under the Radar
http://globalvoicesonline.org/2012/07/17/brazil-middle-east-economic-policy-under-the-radar/

Brazil Gains in Reaching out to Africa (New York Times)
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/08/world/americas/brazil-gains-in-reaching-out-to-africa.html?_r=1

V. In class today, Tuesday, 27 November

Reaction #20: Tuesday, 20 November (U.S.-Brazil relations)

Inter-American Discord: Brazil and the United States
http://www.thedialogue.org/page.cfm?pageID=32&pubID=3115

Reaction #21: Tuesday, 27 November (U.S.-Brazil relations/Brazil Military)

Why U.S. and Brazil Should Take Each Other More Seriously (TIME)
http://world.time.com/2012/04/11/the-u-s-and-brazil-why-the-two-leaders-of-the-americas-should-take-each-other-more-seriously/?iid=gs-article-mostpop1/

What is Brazil's Army For?
http://www.economist.com/blogs/americasview/2010/09/brazils_military



Thursday, 15 November

I. Prayer/Attendance

II. My Latest Tweets
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/My+Latest+Tweets

III. Homework for NEXT TWO class sessions

A. Reaction #20: Tuesday, 20 November (U.S.-Brazil relations)
Virtual Class [NOTE: 750 words for this reaction]

Inter-American Discord: Brazil and the United States
http://www.thedialogue.org/page.cfm?pageID=32&pubID=3115

B. No Reaction Due: Thursday, 22 November (Thanksgiving)

C. Reaction #21: Tuesday, 27 November (U.S.-Brazil relations/Brazil Military)
[back to normal 500 word reaction]

U.S. State Department Background Notes: U. S. Relations with Brazil
http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/35640.htm

Why U.S. and Brazil Should Take Each Other More Seriously (TIME)
http://world.time.com/2012/04/11/the-u-s-and-brazil-why-the-two-leaders-of-the-americas-should-take-each-other-more-seriously/?iid=gs-article-mostpop1/

Airplanes and Mind Games; Analyzing Recent Events in Brazilian-U.S. Security Relations (Brazil portal)
http://brazilportal.wordpress.com/2012/07/11/in-the-spotlight-airplanes-and-mind-games-analyzing-recent-events-in-brazilian-u-s-security-relations/

What is Brazil's Army For?
http://www.economist.com/blogs/americasview/2010/09/brazils_military

IV. In Class Today: Thursday, 15 November

Brazil Add-Ons [not part of reaction assignment!!]
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Brazil+Add-ons

a. Check out what I have placed on this Brazil Add-Ons page.

b. Let's look first at the material on Brazil's political system:

Brazilian Politics stands in the way of reforms
http://brazilianbubble.com/opinion-brazilian-politics-stands-in-the-way-of-reforms/

Politics of Brazil
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Politics_of_Brazil

List of Brazilian Political Parties
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_political_parties_in_Brazil

c. Then let's spend a few minutes on Brazilian Portuguese:

My Portuguese language YouTube playlist
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLD5F5B2D22FA8BAC6

Portuguese New Testament
http://www.biblegateway.com/versions/index.php?action=getVersionInfo&vid=176
Mark chapter 1
http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Marcos+1&version=VFL

Reaction #19: Thursday, 15 November (Politics: Rousseff administration)

Dilma Rousseff profile (BBC News)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-11446466

President Rousseff’s Decades-Old Torture Detailed (New York Times)
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/05/world/americas/president-rousseffs-decades-old-torture-detailed.html?_r=1&ref=global-home&pagewanted=all

Brazilian Politics: Dilma Rousseff Coming Into Her Own (Economist)
http://www.economist.com/node/21547856?zid=305&ah=417bd5664dc76da5d98af4f7a640fd8a

Brazil's Dilma Rousseff steers a steady course (BBC News)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-radio-and-tv-19640346



Tuesday, 13 November

I. Prayer/Attendance

II. My Latest Tweets
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/My+Latest+Tweets

III. Homework for NEXT class session on Thursday, 15 November
Reaction #19: 15 November (Politics: Rousseff administration)

Dilma Rousseff profile (BBC News)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-11446466

President Rousseff’s Decades-Old Torture Detailed (New York Times)
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/05/world/americas/president-rousseffs-decades-old-torture-detailed.html?_r=1&ref=global-home&pagewanted=all

Brazilian Politics: Dilma Rousseff Coming Into Her Own (Economist)
http://www.economist.com/node/21547856?zid=305&ah=417bd5664dc76da5d98af4f7a640fd8a

Brazil's Dilma Rousseff steers a steady course (BBC News)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-radio-and-tv-19640346

News Note: A Former Brazilian Presidential Aide Gets 10 Years in Vote-Buying Scheme (NY Times)
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/13/world/americas/ex-brazilian-presidential-aide-sentenced-in-vote-buying-plot.html?ref=global-home

IV. In Class Today: Tuesday, 13 November
Reaction #18: Tuesday, 13 November (Politics: Lula administration)

Lula Administration
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luiz_In%C3%A1cio_Lula_da_Silva

Lula Profile (BBC News)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/5346744.stm

In Brazil’s Trial of the Century, Lula’s Reputation Is at Stake (Newsweek)
http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2012/08/26/in-brazil-s-trial-of-the-century-lula-s-reputation-is-at-stake.html

In Brazil, An Ex-President Makes an Unhappy Return to the Spotlight (TIME)
http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,2116194,00.html

What Lula Did Next (Economist)
http://www.economist.com/blogs/americasview/2012/06/brazilian-politics?zid=305&ah=417bd5664dc76da5d98af4f7a640fd8a

Brazil absorbs revelations that its nasty past isn’t so bygone (Brazil portal)
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-06-28/brazil-absorbs-revelations-that-its-nasty-past-isn-t-so-bygone.html

Brazil's truth commission faces delicate task (BBC)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-18073300

Brazil to charge army officer over military rule abuses (BBC News)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-17371865



Thursday, 8 November

I. Prayer/Attendance

II. My Latest Tweets
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/My+Latest+Tweets

III. Homework for NEXT class session on Tuesday, 13 November
Reaction #18: Tuesday, 13 November (Politics: Lula administration)

Lula Administration
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luiz_In%C3%A1cio_Lula_da_Silva

Lula Profile (BBC News)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/5346744.stm

In Brazil’s Trial of the Century, Lula’s Reputation Is at Stake (Newsweek)
http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2012/08/26/in-brazil-s-trial-of-the-century-lula-s-reputation-is-at-stake.html

In Brazil, An Ex-President Makes an Unhappy Return to the Spotlight (TIME)
http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,2116194,00.html

What Lula Did Next (Economist)
http://www.economist.com/blogs/americasview/2012/06/brazilian-politics?zid=305&ah=417bd5664dc76da5d98af4f7a640fd8a

Brazil absorbs revelations that its nasty past isn’t so bygone (Brazil portal)
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-06-28/brazil-absorbs-revelations-that-its-nasty-past-isn-t-so-bygone.html

Brazil's truth commission faces delicate task (BBC)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-18073300

Brazil to charge army officer over military rule abuses (BBC News)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-17371865

IV. In Class today
Reaction #17: Thursday, 8 November (Education)

How a Scottish school blogger helped reform a Brazilian school (BBC)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-19471972

Booming Brazil held back by education gap (BBC News)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-19734977

University Race Quotes Row in Brazil (BBC)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8285350.stm

Brazil Enacts Affirmative Action Law for Universities (New York Times)
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/31/world/americas/brazil-enacts-affirmative-action-law-for-universities.html?_r=1&ref=americas

Higher education in Brazil: The mortarboard boom (Economist)
http://www.economist.com/node/21562955?zid=305&ah=417bd5664dc76da5d98af4f7a640fd8a

Education in Brazil: Studying the World (Economist)
http://www.economist.com/node/21550306?zid=305&ah=417bd5664dc76da5d98af4f7a640fd8a

Brazil: Federal higher education at risk (Inside Higher Ed)
http://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/world-view/brazil-federal-higher-education-risk

A Two-Step Invasion of Brazilian Energy [Forro dancing] (New York Times)
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/13/arts/music/forro-events-at-lincoln-center-and-brasil-summerfest.html?ref=global-home&pagewanted=all

Forro by Luiz Gonzaga
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7m1P_ci7Tc

Kleber Mendonça Filho Directs ‘Neighboring Sounds’ (New York Times)
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/19/movies/kleber-mendonca-filho-directs-neighboring-sounds.html?hpw&pagewanted=all



Tuesday, 6 November

I. Prayer/Attendance

II. My Latest Tweets
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/My+Latest+Tweets

III. Homework for NEXT class session on Thursday, 8 November
Reaction #17: 8 November (Education)

How a Scottish school blogger helped reform a Brazilian school (BBC)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-19471972

Booming Brazil held back by education gap (BBC News)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-19734977

University Race Quotes Row in Brazil (BBC)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8285350.stm

Brazil Enacts Affirmative Action Law for Universities (New York Times)
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/31/world/americas/brazil-enacts-affirmative-action-law-for-universities.html?_r=1&ref=americas

Higher education in Brazil: The mortarboard boom (Economist)
http://www.economist.com/node/21562955?zid=305&ah=417bd5664dc76da5d98af4f7a640fd8a

Education in Brazil: Studying the World (Economist)
http://www.economist.com/node/21550306?zid=305&ah=417bd5664dc76da5d98af4f7a640fd8a

Brazil: Federal higher education at risk (Inside Higher Ed)
http://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/world-view/brazil-federal-higher-education-risk

A Two-Step Invasion of Brazilian Energy [Forro dancing] (New York Times)
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/13/arts/music/forro-events-at-lincoln-center-and-brasil-summerfest.html?ref=global-home&pagewanted=all

Kleber Mendonça Filho Directs ‘Neighboring Sounds’ (New York Times)
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/19/movies/kleber-mendonca-filho-directs-neighboring-sounds.html?hpw&pagewanted=all

Several special items for today:

BBC News - Brazil sniffer dog 'under threat' from Rio drugs gangs
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-20152535

Drug Tunnel To Sao Paulo University Discovered By Police In Brazil (Thanks, Daniela)
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/01/drug-tunnel-brazil_n_2058713.html

BBC News - Tens of thousands attend opening of Brazil's 'biggest' church
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-20204164

IV. In Class today, Tuesday, 6 November: Reaction #16 (Religion)

20,000 Brazilians Gather for Huge Gospel Music Festival (Christian Post)
http://www.christianpost.com/news/20000-brazilians-gather-for-huge-gospel-music-festival-64716/

Half of Brazil's Population to be Evangelical Christian by 2020 (Christian Post)
http://www.christianpost.com/news/half-of-brazils-population-to-be-evangelical-christian-by-2020-49071/

Brazil's Evangelicals Make Voting Bloc Debut (Christianity Today)
http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2010/novemberweb-only/53-21.0.html

Jesus March in Brazil (Christianity Today)
http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2010/august/1.16.html

Brazilian evangelicals will be ready when nation hosts 2014 World Cup (Christianity Today)
http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2010/julyweb-only/38-31.0.html
http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2010/julyweb-only/38-31.0.html?start=2

'Keep God out of football' - Fifa tells Brazil's soccer superstars (Daily Mail)
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1199121/Brazils-football-superstars-told-Keep-faith-football.html

Brazil Becomes Second-Largest Christian Missionary Exporter in the World (Christian Post)
http://www.christianpost.com/news/brazil-becomes-second-largest-christian-missionary-exporter-in-the-world-70079/



Thursday, 1 November

I. Prayer/Attendance

II. My Latest Tweets
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/My+Latest+Tweets

III. Homework for NEXT class session on Tuesday, 6 November
Reaction #16: Tuesday, 6 November (Religion)

20,000 Brazilians Gather for Huge Gospel Music Festival (Christian Post)
http://www.christianpost.com/news/20000-brazilians-gather-for-huge-gospel-music-festival-64716/

Half of Brazil's Population to be Evangelical Christian by 2020 (Christian Post)
http://www.christianpost.com/news/half-of-brazils-population-to-be-evangelical-christian-by-2020-49071/

Brazil's Evangelicals Make Voting Bloc Debut (Christianity Today)
http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2010/novemberweb-only/53-21.0.html

Jesus March in Brazil (Christianity Today)
http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2010/august/1.16.html

Brazilian evangelicals will be ready when nation hosts 2014 World Cup (Christianity Today)
http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2010/julyweb-only/38-31.0.html
http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2010/julyweb-only/38-31.0.html?start=2

'Keep God out of football' - Fifa tells Brazil's soccer superstars (Daily Mail)
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1199121/Brazils-football-superstars-told-Keep-faith-football.html

Brazil Becomes Second-Largest Christian Missionary Exporter in the World (Christian Post)
http://www.christianpost.com/news/brazil-becomes-second-largest-christian-missionary-exporter-in-the-world-70079/

IV. In Class today: Reaction #15 (Religion)

Overview
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religion_in_Brazil

Brazil's Catholic Priests Use Song and Dance To Stem Catholic Church's Decline (Washington Post)
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A51511-2005Apr13.html

Father Marcelo Rossi
http://bit.ly/X32qhf
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marcelo_Rossi
http://www.padremarcelorossi.com.br/

Dutch soccer player [Wesley Sneijder] who scored winning goal against Brazil [in 2010 World Cup] is Catholic convert (Catholic News Agency)
http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/dutch-soccer-player-who-scored-winning-goal-against-brazil-is-catholic-convert/

Rising Protestant tide sweeps Catholic Brazil [this is good] (Reuters)
http://www.reuters.com/article/2007/05/03/us-brazil-pope-religion-idUSN3023920920070503



Tuesday, 30 October

I. Prayer/Attendance

II. My Latest Tweets
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/My+Latest+Tweets

III. Homework for NEXT class session on Thursday, 1 November
Reaction #15: 1 November (Religion)

Overview
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religion_in_Brazil

Brazil's Catholic Priests Use Song and Dance To Stem Catholic Church's Decline (Washington Post)
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A51511-2005Apr13.html

How the Catholic church is faring in the world’s biggest Catholic country (Economist)
http://www.economist.com/node/13652086

Dutch soccer player [Wesley Sneijder] who scored winning goal against Brazil [in 2010 World Cup] is Catholic convert (Catholic News Agency)
http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/dutch-soccer-player-who-scored-winning-goal-against-brazil-is-catholic-convert/

Evangelical Population Explodes in Brazil as Catholic Church Shows Signs of Decline (Christian Post)
http://www.christianpost.com/news/evangelical-population-explodes-in-brazil-as-catholic-church-shows-signs-of-decline-77470/

Rising Protestant tide sweeps Catholic Brazil [this is good] (Reuters)
http://www.reuters.com/article/2007/05/03/us-brazil-pope-religion-idUSN3023920920070503

Big Rise in Number of Evangelicals in Brazil; Catholics Decrease Significantly (Christian Post)
http://www.christianpost.com/news/big-rise-in-number-of-evangelicals-in-brazil-catholics-decrease-significantly-54565/

IV. In Class today: Tuesday, 30 October
Reaction #14: Tuesday, 30 October

Now hiring: Brazil wants more foreign professionals (Reuters)
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/08/24/us-brazil-immigration-idUSBRE87N0S720120824

Homeland beckons for UK's Brazilians (BBC)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-17894540

Brazilians Giving Up Their American Dream (New York Times)
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/04/nyregion/04brazilians.html?_r=1&pagewanted=all

Article: Brazil's gringo problem: its borders (Reuters)
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/04/13/us-brazil-borders-idUSBRE83C0KB20120413

Gauchos
http://www.brazil.org.za/gauchos.html#.UIPvBoY9WSp

As Pope heads to Brazil, rival theology persists (New York Times)
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/07/world/americas/07iht-07theology.5593324.html?pagewanted=all

Taming the Liberation Theologians (TIME)
http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,141037,00.html



Thursday, 25 October

I. Prayer/Attendance

II. My Latest Tweets
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/My+Latest+Tweets

III. Homework for NEXT class session on Tuesday, 30 October
Reaction #14: Tuesday, 30 October

Now hiring: Brazil wants more foreign professionals (Reuters)
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/08/24/us-brazil-immigration-idUSBRE87N0S720120824

Homeland beckons for UK's Brazilians (BBC)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-17894540

Brazilians Giving Up Their American Dream (New York Times)
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/04/nyregion/04brazilians.html?_r=1&pagewanted=all

Article: Brazil's gringo problem: its borders (Reuters)
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/04/13/us-brazil-borders-idUSBRE83C0KB20120413

Gauchos
http://www.brazil.org.za/gauchos.html#.UIPvBoY9WSp

As Pope heads to Brazil, rival theology persists (New York Times)
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/07/world/americas/07iht-07theology.5593324.html?pagewanted=all

Taming the Liberation Theologians (TIME)
http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,141037,00.html

IV. In Class today: Thursday, 25 October
Reaction #13: Thursday, 25 October

Rio's drug war (The Big Picture, Boston Globe)
http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/11/rios_drug_war.html

Organized Crime in Brazil (Economist)
http://www.economist.com/node/17627963

Batman helps police tackle crime in Brazil (Telegraph)
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/9152535/Batman-helps-police-tackle-crime-in-Brazil.html

Zumbi
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zumbi

Cathedral of Brasilia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cathedral_of_Bras%C3%ADlia

Oscar Niemeyer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oscar_Niemeyer

Study Abroad: Rio
http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/brazil/rio-de-janeiro/liberal-arts/

Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pontif%C3%ADcia_Universidade_Cat%C3%B3lica_do_Rio_de_Janeiro
http://www.puc-rio.br/english/



Tuesday, 23 October

I. Prayer/Attendance

II. My Latest Tweets
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/My+Latest+Tweets

III. Homework for NEXT class session on Thursday, 25 October
Reaction #13: 25 October (Crime/Various)

Organized Crime in Brazil (Economist)
http://www.economist.com/node/17627963

Rio's drug war (The Big Picture, Boston Globe)
http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/11/rios_drug_war.html

Batman helps police tackle crime in Brazil (Telegraph)
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/9152535/Batman-helps-police-tackle-crime-in-Brazil.html

Zumbi
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zumbi

Cathedral of Brasilia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cathedral_of_Bras%C3%ADlia

Oscar Niemeyer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oscar_Niemeyer

Study Abroad

Ciee
http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/

Rio

CIEE
http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/brazil/rio-de-janeiro/liberal-arts/

Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pontif%C3%ADcia_Universidade_Cat%C3%B3lica_do_Rio_de_Janeiro
http://www.puc-rio.br/english/

Sao Paulo

CIEE
http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/brazil/sao-paulo/liberal-arts/

Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pontif%C3%ADcia_Universidade_Cat%C3%B3lica_de_S%C3%A3o_Paulo
http://www.pucsp.br/

IV. In Class today
Reaction #12 Racial issues

Brazil's Racial Democracy (BBC News)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/719134.stm

BBC Delves into Brazilians' Roots (BBC News)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/6284806.stm

PBS Wide Angle: Brazil in Black and White
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/wideangle/episodes/brazil-in-black-and-white/introduction/965/

Discrimination (PBS Wide Angle)
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/wideangle/lessons/brazil-in-black-and-white/discrimination-and-affirmative-action-in-brazil/4323/

Handbook: Capoeira (PBS Wide Angle)
http://ec2-75-101-149-73.compute-1.amazonaws.com/wnet/wideangle/episodes/brazil-in-black-and-white/handbook-capoeira/2108/

Brazil 2010 Census shows changing racial balance (BBC News)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-15766840

Race in Brazil: Affirming a divide (Economist)
http://www.economist.com/node/21543494

Brazil's Racial Identity Challenge - Room for Debate (New York Times)
Click on and read each [they are all brief!] of the 8 debaters' positions
http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2012/03/29/brazils-racial-identity-challenge/



Thursday, 20 October

I. Prayer/Attendance

II. My Latest Tweets
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/My+Latest+Tweets

III. Homework for NEXT class session on Tuesday, 23 October
Reaction #12 Racial issues

Brazil's Racial Democracy (BBC News)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/719134.stm

BBC Delves into Brazilians' Roots (BBC News)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/6284806.stm

PBS Wide Angle: Brazil in Black and White
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/wideangle/episodes/brazil-in-black-and-white/introduction/965/

Discrimination (PBS Wide Angle)
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/wideangle/lessons/brazil-in-black-and-white/discrimination-and-affirmative-action-in-brazil/4323/

Handbook: Capoeira (PBS Wide Angle)
http://ec2-75-101-149-73.compute-1.amazonaws.com/wnet/wideangle/episodes/brazil-in-black-and-white/handbook-capoeira/2108/

Brazil 2010 Census shows changing racial balance (BBC News)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-15766840

Race in Brazil: Affirming a divide (Economist)
http://www.economist.com/node/21543494

Brazil's Racial Identity Challenge - Room for Debate (New York Times)
Click on and read each [they are all brief!] of the 8 debaters' positions
http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2012/03/29/brazils-racial-identity-challenge/

IV. In Class today
Reaction #11

The Movement for Independence (1807-1825)

Napoleon invaded Portugal in 1807
[Events have consequences, sometimes unintended] [compare to German invasions in WWII and the effect on colonies of Britain, Dutch, and French]

Why Was Brazil Different? The Contexts of Independence (Council on Foreign Relations)
Read just the introductory paragraph
http://www.cfr.org/americas/why-brazil-different-contexts-independence/p3747

The Movement for Independence (US and Brazil exhibition, Library of Congress)
http://international.loc.gov/intldl/brhtml/br-1/br-1-4.html#track1 (Library of Congress)

"Independence or Death" (US and Brazil exhibition, Library of Congress)
http://international.loc.gov/intldl/brhtml/br-1/br-1-4-5.html#track1

Thomas Jefferson's Letters on Brazilian Independence (US and Brazil exhibition, Library of Congress)
http://international.loc.gov/intldl/brhtml/br-1/br-1-4-8.html#track1

The Imperial Period

The Imperial Period (US and Brazil exhibition, Library of Congress)
Focus particularly on the end of slavery
http://international.loc.gov/intldl/brhtml/br-1/br-1-5.html#track1

Military Rule (1964-1985)

Brazilian Military Government (1964-1985)
Read the first 4 paragraphs (down to "Contents")
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brazilian_military_government

City Study:

Brazil map [Where are Florianopolis and Porto Alegre located?]
http://i.infoplease.com/images/mbrazil.gif

[For each city, read the Intro paragraphs and the sections entitled Understand, See, Do, Buy, Eat]

Florianopolis
http://wikitravel.org/en/Florianopolis

Porto Alegre
http://wikitravel.org/en/Porto_Alegre



Tuesday, 16 October

I. Prayer/Attendance

II. My Latest Tweets
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/My+Latest+Tweets

III. Homework for NEXT class session on Thursday, 18 October
Reaction #11: 18 October (History of Brazil)

The Movement for Independence (1807-1825)

Napoleon invaded Portugal in 1807
[Events have consequences, sometimes unintended] [compare to German invasions in WWII and the effect on colonies of Britain, Dutch, and French]

Why Was Brazil Different? The Contexts of Independence (Council on Foreign Relations)
Read just the introductory paragraph
http://www.cfr.org/americas/why-brazil-different-contexts-independence/p3747

The Movement for Independence (US and Brazil exhibition, Library of Congress)
http://international.loc.gov/intldl/brhtml/br-1/br-1-4.html#track1 (Library of Congress)

"Independence or Death" (US and Brazil exhibition, Library of Congress)
http://international.loc.gov/intldl/brhtml/br-1/br-1-4-5.html#track1

Thomas Jefferson's Letters on Brazilian Independence (US and Brazil exhibition, Library of Congress)
http://international.loc.gov/intldl/brhtml/br-1/br-1-4-8.html#track1

The Imperial Period

The Imperial Period (US and Brazil exhibition, Library of Congress)
Focus particularly on the end of slavery
http://international.loc.gov/intldl/brhtml/br-1/br-1-5.html#track1

Military Rule (1964-1985)

Brazilian Military Government (1964-1985)
Read the first 4 paragraphs (down to "Contents")
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brazilian_military_government

City Study:

Brazil map [Where are Florianopolis and Porto Alegre located?]
http://i.infoplease.com/images/mbrazil.gif

[For each city, read the Intro paragraphs and the sections entitled Understand, See, Do, Buy, Eat]

Florianopolis
http://wikitravel.org/en/Florianopolis

Porto Alegre
http://wikitravel.org/en/Porto_Alegre

IV. Material for IN CLASS today (16 October)
Reaction #10 History of Brazil

The Colonial Period (1500-1815)

Colonial Brazil
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colonial_Brazil

Colonial Period (US and Brazil exhibition, Library of Congress)
http://international.loc.gov/intldl/brhtml/br-1/br-1-3.html#track1

Jesuit Missions

The Mission: The Film and Its Music
http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/d/268/whm.html

Slavery

Map of the African Slave Trade
http://wps.ablongman.com/wps/media/objects/1483/1518969/DIVI051.jpg

Triangular Trade System
http://images.classwell.com/mcd_xhtml_ebooks/2005_world_history/images/mcd_awh2005_0618376798_p568_f1.jpg

Slavery (US and Brazil exhibition, Library of Congress)
http://international.loc.gov/intldl/brhtml/br-1/br-1-3-1.html#track1

Palmares and Slave Resistance (US and Brazil exhibition, Library of Congress)
http://international.loc.gov/intldl/brhtml/br-1/br-1-3-2.html#track1

City study:

Brazil map [Where is Belo Horizonte located?]
http://i.infoplease.com/images/mbrazil.gif

[Read the Intro paragraphs and the sections entitled Understand, See, Do, Buy, Eat]

Belo Horizonte
http://wikitravel.org/en/Belo_Horizonte



Thursday, 11 October

I. Prayer/Attendance

II. My Latest Tweets
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/My+Latest+Tweets

III. Homework for NEXT class session on Tuesday, 16 October
Reaction #10: 16 October (History of Brazil)

The Colonial Period (1500-1815)

Colonial Brazil
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colonial_Brazil

Colonial Period (US and Brazil exhibition, Library of Congress)
http://international.loc.gov/intldl/brhtml/br-1/br-1-3.html#track1

Jesuit Missions

The Mission: The Film and Its Music
http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/d/268/whm.html

Slavery

Slavery (US and Brazil exhibition, Library of Congress)
http://international.loc.gov/intldl/brhtml/br-1/br-1-3-1.html#track1

Palmares and Slave Resistance (US and Brazil exhibition, Library of Congress)
http://international.loc.gov/intldl/brhtml/br-1/br-1-3-2.html#track1

City study:

Brazil map [Where are Belo Horizonte and Ouro Preto located?]
http://i.infoplease.com/images/mbrazil.gif

[For each city, read the Intro paragraphs and the sections entitled Understand, See, Do, Buy, Eat]

Belo Horizonte
http://wikitravel.org/en/Belo_Horizonte

Ouro Preto
http://wikitravel.org/en/Ouro_Pret

IV. Material for IN CLASS today (11 October)
Reaction #9 History of Brazil

1) Born in Blood and Fire: A Concise History of Latin America (Norton)
Concentrate on the first paragraph
http://www.wwnorton.com/college/history/chasteen/country/brazil.htm

2) The Treaty of Tordesillas (1494)
http://geography.about.com/library/weekly/aa112999a.htm

3) Vasco Da Gama (BBC History)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/tudors/vasco_da_gama_01.shtml

4) Pedro Cabral
http://historicaltextarchive.com/sections.php?action=read&artid=635

5) City Study: Fortaleza, Natal, and Recife

Brazil map [Where are Fortaleza, Natal, and Recife located?]
http://i.infoplease.com/images/mbrazil.gif

[For each city, read the Intro paragraphs as well as the sections entitled Understand, See, Do, Buy, Eat]

a) Fortaleza
http://wikitravel.org/en/Fortaleza
b) Natal
http://wikitravel.org/en/Natal
c) Recife
http://wikitravel.org/en/Recife



Tuesday, 9 October

I. Prayer/Attendance

II. Homework for NEXT class session on Thursday, 11 October
Reaction #9

1) Born in Blood and Fire: A Concise History of Latin America (Norton)
Concentrate on the first paragraph
http://www.wwnorton.com/college/history/chasteen/country/brazil.htm

2) The Treaty of Tordesillas (1494)
http://geography.about.com/library/weekly/aa112999a.htm

3) Vasco Da Gama (BBC History)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/tudors/vasco_da_gama_01.shtml

4) Pedro Cabral
http://historicaltextarchive.com/sections.php?action=read&artid=635

5) City Study: Fortaleza, Natal, and Recife

Brazil map [Where are Fortaleza, Natal, and Recife located?]
http://i.infoplease.com/images/mbrazil.gif

[For each city, read the Intro paragraphs as well as the sections entitled Understand, See, Do, Buy, Eat]

a) Fortaleza
http://wikitravel.org/en/Fortaleza

b) Natal
http://wikitravel.org/en/Natal

c) Recife
http://wikitravel.org/en/Recife

III. Material for IN CLASS TODAY (Tuesday, 9 October)
Reaction #8: Portuguese Exploration

When Portugal Ruled the Seas (Smithsonian)
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeology/portugal_exhibit.html?c=y&story=fullstory

Encompassing the Globe: Portugal and the World in the 16th and 17th Centuries (Smithsonian)
Work through each section at the top of the screen: Introduction, Age of Discovery, Indian Ocean, Africa, China, Japan, Brazil
http://www.asia.si.edu/encompassingtheglobe/default.htm

The Atlantic Islands
http://www.ucalgary.ca/applied_history/tutor/eurvoya/atlantic.html

Sea Route to India
http://www.ucalgary.ca/applied_history/tutor/eurvoya/vasco.html



Thursday, 4 October

I. Prayer/Attendance

Hat tip to Edward Telarroja:

Kaka back to his best
http://soccernet.espn.go.com/blog/_/name/realmadrid/id/236?cc=5901

II. Homework for NEXT class session on Tuesday, 9 October
Reaction #8: Portuguese Exploration

When Portugal Ruled the Seas (Smithsonian)
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeology/portugal_exhibit.html?c=y&story=fullstory

Encompassing the Globe: Portugal and the World in the 16th and 17th Centuries (Smithsonian)
Work through each section at the top of the screen: Introduction, Age of Discovery, Indian Ocean, Africa, China, Japan, Brazil
http://www.asia.si.edu/encompassingtheglobe/default.htm

The Atlantic Islands
http://www.ucalgary.ca/applied_history/tutor/eurvoya/atlantic.html

Sea Route to India
http://www.ucalgary.ca/applied_history/tutor/eurvoya/vasco.html

III. Material for IN CLASS TODAY: Thursday, 4 October
Reaction #7: 4 October (Carnival)

Brazil's Top 10 Carnivals (Lonely Planet)
http://www.lonelyplanet.com/brazil/travel-tips-and-articles/68292

Rio Carnival 2013 Guide
http://www.rio-carnival.net/

Brazil Carnival 2012 (Sacramento Bee Photo Blog)
Pictures are not numbered
http://blogs.sacbee.com/photos/2012/02/brazil-carnival-2012.html

Carnival 2012 (Boston Globe Photo Blog)
http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2012/02/carnival_2012.html

IV. My Dear Students: The following material is a reminder to myself. No need to do this as part of your reaction!!!!

Brazilian Carnival
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brazilian_Carnival

Everything is Possible: Street Carnival in Rio de Janeiro
http://www.soundsandcolours.com/articles/brazil/everything-is-possible-street-carnival-in-rio-de-janeiro/

Samba Parade
http://www.rio-carnival.net/samba_parade/samba_parade.php

Sambodromo
http://www.rio-carnival.net/sambodromo/sambodromo.php

Samba School
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samba_school

Samba Schools
http://www.rio-carnival.net/samba-school/samba-schools-rio-de-janeiro.php

Samba School in Los Angeles
http://www.casadosamba.com/mila.php

Samba Songs
http://www.rio-carnival.net/samba-school/samba-songs.php

Batucada
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batucada



Tuesday, 2 October

I. Prayer/Attendance

Thanks to several of you for the following:

a) Doug:
The Mission (1986 film)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mission_(1986_film)

The Mission: The Film and Its Music
http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/d/268/whm.html

The Mission - Lesson Plan - Jesuits, South America; Guarani Indians
http://www.teachwithmovies.org/guides/mission.html

b) Dustin:
World Military Strength Comparison
http://www.globalfirepower.com/countries-comparison-detail.asp

c) Michelle:
Full Episode: Brazil: A Racial Paradise?
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/black-in-latin-america/featured/black-in-latin-america-full-episode-brazil-a-racial-paradise/224/#.UGIBH05ZNTo.gmail

d) Ayrin:
Brazil in World War Two
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brazilian_Expeditionary_Force

EIAL VI2 - Brazil and World War II: The Forgotten Ally.What did you do in the war, Zé Carioca?
http://www.tau.ac.il/eial/VI_2/mccann.htm

Several items of interest since we last met:

BBC News - The beautiful Brazilian beaches plagued by shark attacks
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-radio-and-tv-19720455

BBC News - In pictures: Brazil's street food
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-radio-and-tv-19699953

II. Let's go over the Grading memo
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Grading

III. Homework for NEXT class session on Thursday, 4 October
Reaction #7: 4 October (Carnival)

Brazil's Top 10 Carnivals (Lonely Planet)
http://www.lonelyplanet.com/brazil/travel-tips-and-articles/68292

Rio Carnival 2013 Guide
http://www.rio-carnival.net/

Brazil Carnival 2012 (Sacramento Bee Photo Blog)
Pictures are not numbered
http://blogs.sacbee.com/photos/2012/02/brazil-carnival-2012.html

Carnival 2012 (Boston Globe Photo Blog)
http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2012/02/carnival_2012.html

IV. Material for IN CLASS TODAY: Tuesday, 2 October
Reaction #6: Tuesday, 2 October (Brazilian Cities)

Rio de Janeiro
Pick several articles from this overview page
http://travel.nytimes.com/travel/guides/central-and-south-america/brazil/rio-de-janeiro/overview.html

Rio Map
http://travel.nytimes.com/travel/guides/central-and-south-america/brazil/rio-de-janeiro/maps.html

Introduction to Rio
http://travel.nytimes.com/frommers/travel/guides/central-and-south-america/brazil/rio-de-janeiro/frm_rio-de-jan_2845010001.html
Beaches
http://travel.nytimes.com/frommers/travel/guides/central-and-south-america/brazil/rio-de-janeiro/frm_rio-de-jan_2845020389.html
Organized tours
http://travel.nytimes.com/frommers/travel/guides/central-and-south-america/brazil/rio-de-janeiro/frm_rio-de-jan_2845010019.html
Neighborhoods Worth a Visit
http://travel.nytimes.com/frommers/travel/guides/central-and-south-america/brazil/rio-de-janeiro/frm_rio-de-jan_2845021098.html
Suggested Itineraries
http://travel.nytimes.com/frommers/travel/guides/central-and-south-america/brazil/rio-de-janeiro/frm_rio-de-jan_2845010007.html

Song: Girl from Ipanema
The Girl From Ipanema Turns 50
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/jul/20/the-girl-from-ipanema-turns-50/?page=all

Maracana Soccer Stadium
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maracan%C3%A3_%28stadium%29

Rio (Wikitravel)
[Beside the Intro paragraphs, check out the sections entitled Understand, See, Do, Buy, Eat, Drink, Sleep]
http://wikitravel.org/en/Rio_de_Janeiro

Brasilia

Brasilia (Wikitravel)
[Beside the Intro paragraphs, check out the sections entitled Understand, See, Do, Buy, Eat, Drink, Sleep]
http://wikitravel.org/en/Brasilia

BBC News - In pictures: Brasilia's bold buildings
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-radio-and-tv-19750621

Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo (Wikitravel)
[Beside the Intro paragraphs, check out the sections entitled Understand, See, Do, Buy, Eat, Drink, Sleep]
http://wikitravel.org/en/S%C3%A3o_Paulo

BBC News - Sao Paulo: A city with 180km traffic jams
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-19660765

Salvador

Salvador (Wikitravel)
[Beside the Intro paragraphs, check out the sections entitled Understand, See, Do, Buy, Eat, Drink, Sleep]
http://wikitravel.org/en/Salvador



Thursday, 27 September

I. Prayer, Attendance

IIA. Homework for Next Class Session: Tuesday, 2 October
Grading
[This is for homework but not part of the required reaction.]
Scan my wiki page on Grading. We will go over it in class Tuesday.
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Grading

IIB. Homework for Next Class Session: Tuesday, 2 October
Reaction #6: Tuesday, 2 October (Brazilian Cities)

Rio de Janeiro
Pick several articles from this overview page
http://travel.nytimes.com/travel/guides/central-and-south-america/brazil/rio-de-janeiro/overview.html

Rio Map
http://travel.nytimes.com/travel/guides/central-and-south-america/brazil/rio-de-janeiro/maps.html

Introduction to Rio
http://travel.nytimes.com/frommers/travel/guides/central-and-south-america/brazil/rio-de-janeiro/frm_rio-de-jan_2845010001.html
Beaches
http://travel.nytimes.com/frommers/travel/guides/central-and-south-america/brazil/rio-de-janeiro/frm_rio-de-jan_2845020389.html
Organized tours
http://travel.nytimes.com/frommers/travel/guides/central-and-south-america/brazil/rio-de-janeiro/frm_rio-de-jan_2845010019.html
Neighborhoods Worth a Visit
http://travel.nytimes.com/frommers/travel/guides/central-and-south-america/brazil/rio-de-janeiro/frm_rio-de-jan_2845021098.html
Suggested Itineraries
http://travel.nytimes.com/frommers/travel/guides/central-and-south-america/brazil/rio-de-janeiro/frm_rio-de-jan_2845010007.html

Song: Girl from Ipanema
The Girl From Ipanema Turns 50
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/jul/20/the-girl-from-ipanema-turns-50/?page=all

Maracana Soccer Stadium
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maracan%C3%A3_%28stadium%29

Rio (Wikitravel)
[Beside the Intro paragraphs, check out the sections entitled Understand, See, Do, Buy, Eat, Drink, Sleep]
http://wikitravel.org/en/Rio_de_Janeiro

Brasilia

Brasilia (Wikitravel)
[Beside the Intro paragraphs, check out the sections entitled Understand, See, Do, Buy, Eat, Drink, Sleep]
http://wikitravel.org/en/Brasilia

BBC News - In pictures: Brasilia's bold buildings
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-radio-and-tv-19750621

Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo (Wikitravel)
[Beside the Intro paragraphs, check out the sections entitled Understand, See, Do, Buy, Eat, Drink, Sleep]
http://wikitravel.org/en/S%C3%A3o_Paulo

BBC News - Sao Paulo: A city with 180km traffic jams
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-19660765

Salvador

Salvador (Wikitravel)
[Beside the Intro paragraphs, check out the sections entitled Understand, See, Do, Buy, Eat, Drink, Sleep]
http://wikitravel.org/en/Salvador

III. Material for Class Today: Thursday, 27 September
Reaction #5: (Brazil Map Study: Neighbors, Country, States)

Latin America in general [note to myself: the Falkland Islands]
http://www.transitionsabroad.com/images/maps/south_america_map.gif

States of Brazil
http://tysasv.wikispaces.com/file/view/mp_brasil.gif/46056535/mp_brasil.gif

Note to myself: use the following in class

Amazon River map
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amazon_River

List of Rivers by length
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_rivers_by_length

Central America
http://www.transitionsabroad.com/images/maps/central_america.gif

Caribbean
http://www.transitionsabroad.com/images/maps/caribbean.jpg

Countries bordering only one other country
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_that_border_only_one_other_country

List of countries by land (and maritime) borders
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_and_territories_by_land_and_maritime_borders

Venezuela (capital: Caracas)
http://www.transitionsabroad.com/images/maps/venezuela_map.gif

Columbia (capital: Bogota)
http://www.transitionsabroad.com/images/maps/colombia_map.gif

Ecuador (capital: Quito)
http://www.transitionsabroad.com/images/maps/ecuador_map.gif

Peru (capital: Lima)
http://www.transitionsabroad.com/images/maps/peru_map.gif

Bolivia (capitals: La Paz, Sucre)
http://www.transitionsabroad.com/images/maps/bolivia_map.gif

Chile (capital: Santiago)
http://www.transitionsabroad.com/images/maps/chile_map.gif


Argentina (capital: Buenos Aires)
http://www.transitionsabroad.com/images/maps/argentina_map.gif

Falkland Islands
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Falkland_Islands

[Argentina President] Kirchner says Falklands is 'global issue'
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/9566987/Kirchner-says-Falklands-is-global-issue.html


Uruguay (capital: Montevideo)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uruguay

Paraguay (capital: Asuncion)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paraguay

Guyana (capital: Georgetown)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guyana

Suriname (capital: Paramaribo) Dutch
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suriname

French Guiana (capital: Cayenne)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Guiana



Tuesday, 25 September

I. Prayer, Attendance

II. Homework for Thursday, 27 September
Reaction #5: 27 September (Brazil Map Study: Neighbors, Country, States)

Latin America in general
http://www.transitionsabroad.com/images/maps/south_america_map.gif

States of Brazil
http://tysasv.wikispaces.com/file/view/mp_brasil.gif/46056535/mp_brasil.gif

III. Material for Today
Reaction #4: (Brazil Pictorial overview)

Go through each one of the following and select 5 specific photos from each collection that you feel our class should concentrate on. Why did you pick each one?:

Brazil: 2012 (Boston Globe Photo Blog)
http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2012/06/brazil_2012.html

Brazil (Alan Taylor in The Atlantic: In Focus)
http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2012/05/scenes-from-brazil/100300/

Brazil Scenes (46 photos) (Lonely Planet)
http://www.lonelyplanet.com/brazil/images/iguacu-falls-brazil$26006-4

Rio Scenes (32 Photos) (Lonely Planet)
http://www.lonelyplanet.com/brazil/rio-de-janeiro/images

Photo Collections
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Photo+Collections



Thursday, 20 September

I. Prayer, Attendance

II. Homework for Tuesday, 25 September

Reaction #4: (Brazil Pictorial overview)

Go through each one of the following and select 5 specific photos from each collection that you feel our class should concentrate on. Why did you pick each one?:

Brazil: 2012 (Boston Globe Photo Blog)
http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2012/06/brazil_2012.html

Brazil (Alan Taylor in The Atlantic: In Focus)
http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2012/05/scenes-from-brazil/100300/

Brazil Scenes (46 photos) (Lonely Planet)
http://www.lonelyplanet.com/brazil/images/iguacu-falls-brazil$26006-4

Rio Scenes (32 Photos) (Lonely Planet)
http://www.lonelyplanet.com/brazil/rio-de-janeiro/images

III. Material for Today

Cultural Crossing: Brazil (click on each one of the subparts)
http://www.culturecrossing.net/basics_business_student.php?id=30

Brazil- Cultural Etiquette - e Diplomat
http://www.ediplomat.com/np/cultural_etiquette/ce_br.htm

The Problem of Proxemics (How Close to Stand)
http://getcustoms.com/2004GTC/Articles/iw0100.html

It's Evident (Facts are not always Facts)
http://getcustoms.com/2004GTC/Articles/ga-2001-06-29.html

Pandora's Box: Gifts Carry Hidden Meanings in Other Cultures
http://getcustoms.com/2004GTC/Articles/iw0798.html

Bite the Wax Tadpole: Translation Blunders
http://getcustoms.com/2004GTC/Articles/iw1298.html

Colors
http://getcustoms.com/2004GTC/Articles/iw0298.html

Gestures or Subtle Cues
http://getcustoms.com/2004GTC/Articles/ga-2003-01-17.html



Tuesday, 18 September 2012

I. Prayer

II. Attendance

III. Here is how I have broken out what we will cover each class period this semester:

http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Brazil+Content

IV. Homework for Thursday, 20 September:

Reaction #3: Cross-cultural communication

Cultural Crossing: Brazil (click on each one of the subparts)
http://www.culturecrossing.net/basics_business_student.php?id=30

Brazil- Cultural Etiquette - e Diplomat
http://www.ediplomat.com/np/cultural_etiquette/ce_br.htm

The Problem of Proxemics (How Close to Stand)
http://getcustoms.com/2004GTC/Articles/iw0100.html

It's Evident (Facts are not always Facts)
http://getcustoms.com/2004GTC/Articles/ga-2001-06-29.html

Pandora's Box: Gifts Carry Hidden Meanings in Other Cultures
http://getcustoms.com/2004GTC/Articles/iw0798.html

Bite the Wax Tadpole: Translation Blunders
http://getcustoms.com/2004GTC/Articles/iw1298.html

Colors
http://getcustoms.com/2004GTC/Articles/iw0298.html

Gestures or Subtle Cues
http://getcustoms.com/2004GTC/Articles/ga-2003-01-17.html

Mimic Local Customs to Make a Good First Impression
http://getcustoms.com/2004GTC/Articles/iw0797.html

V. Material for class discussion today: Reaction #2 Research Sources

Show and tell: one item from each of these

Brazil Institute (Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars)
http://www.wilsoncenter.org/program/brazil-institute

Brazil Institute blog: Brazil portal
http://brazilportal.wordpress.com/

Global Brazil Initiative (Council on Foreign Relations)
http://www.cfr.org/projects/world/global-brazil-initiative/pr1471

Country Studies: Brazil (Library of Congress)
http://memory.loc.gov/frd/cs/brtoc.html

Brazil Bibliography (Library of Congress)
http://memory.loc.gov/frd/cs/brazil/br_bibl.html

U.S. State Department Fact Sheet: Brazil
http://www.state.gov/p/wha/ci/br/

U.S. State Department Background Notes: Brazil
http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/35640.htm

U.S. Embassy in Brazil: Newsletter
http://brazil.usembassy.gov/

Researching Brazil (Indiana University)
http://www.indiana.edu/~liblatam/researching-brazil/

U.S. news sources:

Brazil (New York Times Topics)
http://topics.nytimes.com/topics/news/international/countriesandterritories/brazil/index.html

Country Guide: Brazil (Washington Post)
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/world/countries/brazil.html

British news sources:

Brazil (Economist)
Pass around hard copy of an issue of the Economist
http://www.economist.com/topics/brazil

Country Profile: Brazil (BBC News)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/country_profiles/1227110.stm

Brazil (Reuters)
http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil

Brazil (Telegraph)
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/southamerica/brazil/

Brazil (Guardian)
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/brazil





Thursday, 13 September 2012

I. Prayer

II. Attendance

III. Homework for Tuesday, 18 September: Reaction #2

Show and tell: one item from each of these

Brazil Institute (Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars)
http://www.wilsoncenter.org/program/brazil-institute

Brazil Institute blog: Brazil portal
http://brazilportal.wordpress.com/

Global Brazil Initiative (Council on Foreign Relations)
http://www.cfr.org/projects/world/global-brazil-initiative/pr1471

Country Studies: Brazil (Library of Congress)
http://memory.loc.gov/frd/cs/brtoc.html

Brazil Bibliography (Library of Congress)
http://memory.loc.gov/frd/cs/brazil/br_bibl.html

U.S. State Department Fact Sheet: Brazil
http://www.state.gov/p/wha/ci/br/

U.S. State Department Background Notes: Brazil
http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/35640.htm

U.S. Embassy in Brazil: Newsletter
http://brazil.usembassy.gov/

Researching Brazil (Indiana University)
http://www.indiana.edu/~liblatam/researching-brazil/

U.S. news sources:

Brazil (New York Times Topics)
http://topics.nytimes.com/topics/news/international/countriesandterritories/brazil/index.html

Country Guide: Brazil (Washington Post)
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/world/countries/brazil.html

British news sources:

Brazil (Economist)
http://www.economist.com/topics/brazil

Country Profile: Brazil (BBC News)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/country_profiles/1227110.stm

Brazil (Reuters)
http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil

Brazil (Telegraph)
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/southamerica/brazil/

Brazil (Guardian)
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/brazil

IV. Material for class discussion today

Kaka and Christianity
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kak%C3%A1

An American Chases a Soccer Dream All the Way to Brazil (New York Times)
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/18/sports/soccer/chasing-a-soccer-dream-all-the-way-to-brazil.html?_r=1&pagewanted=all

Playing Soccer in Brazil (Slide Show)
http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2012/05/17/sports/soccer/17brazil_ss.html?ref=brazil

Neymar, Soccer Prodigy, Is at Home in Brazil (New York Times)
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/10/sports/soccer/neymar-soccer-prodigy-is-at-home-in-brazil.html?_r=2&hp&pagewanted=all

What are the major professional leagues/teams in Brazil soccer?

2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil
[Use the map as a guide for our later study of the various cities in Brazil]
http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/index.html

Brazil 2014 World Cup preparations on track say organizers (BBC News)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-19255581

Rio 2016 Olympics and how well Brazil is prepared for it
http://www.rio2016.org/en/home

V. Bye



Tuesday, 11 September 2012

I. Prayer

II. Attendance

III. Get everyone on our class wiki

Each class has its own wiki, a wiki separate from that of the Learning Professor wiki.
The class wiki is private and protected.

We will use this specific class wiki for your personal page.

You will post your daily reactions on that page.

You will need to "join" this one.

POLI 390 (Brazil)
http://brazilfall2012.wikispaces.com/

I will invite you by email to be a member of our class wiki.
[Send the email now!]

To be a member of our class wiki, you must first join Wikispaces.

Here is how we can get everyone on the wiki:

Answer "NO" to the question on whether or not you wish to create a new wiki.

Then you can enter the specific class wiki.

CREATE YOUR PERSONAL WIKI PAGE

1. Click the "Pages and Files" link at the top left of sidebar.

2. Click "New Page" at the top right of the next screen.

3. Since our wiki is private, you can use both your first and last name.

4. Click "CREATE"

5. Your page will show up in the list on the left sidebar.

HOW TO EDIT YOUR PAGE

1. Click "Edit This Page."

2. Type in your text as you would in a normal word processing document.

3. There are no cut/paste functions on the toolbar. Use edit menu or right-click menu.

4. Wiki autosaves every minute.

[Nothing is ever really lost.]

5. Use the SAVE button prior to leaving your page and ending your session.

Wikispaces Help Pages:

http://help.wikispaces.com/Editing+a+Page

http://help.wikispaces.com/Editor+Toolbar


IV. Work in class for today:

~Talk a bit about 9/11/2001

a. Your personal recollections of that day

b. Who was really responsible for attacking us?

c. Have we gotten payback? What is left to do?

11 Years After 9/11, the Holy World War Is Over and All Jihad is Local (TIME)
http://world.time.com/2012/09/11/11-years-after-911-the-holy-world-war-is-over-and-all-jihad-is-local/

~The World at Our Laptop
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/The+World+at+Our+Laptop

V. Homework: Reaction #1 (500 words) for Thursday

World Cup and Olympics

Kaka and Christianity
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kak%C3%A1
http://paulrudatsikira.wordpress.com/2008/07/02/kaka-and-the-christian-testimony/

An American Chases a Soccer Dream All the Way to Brazil (New York Times)
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/18/sports/soccer/chasing-a-soccer-dream-all-the-way-to-brazil.html?_r=1&pagewanted=all

Playing Soccer in Brazil (Slide Show)
http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2012/05/17/sports/soccer/17brazil_ss.html?ref=brazil

Neymar, Soccer Prodigy, Is at Home in Brazil (New York Times)
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/10/sports/soccer/neymar-soccer-prodigy-is-at-home-in-brazil.html?_r=2&hp&pagewanted=all

2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil
http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/index.html

Brazil 2014 World Cup preparations on track say organizers (BBC News)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-19255581

Rio 2016 Olympics
http://www.rio2016.org/en/home

Brazilian pole vaulter criticised for blaming wind for Olympic exit (Guardian)
http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2012/aug/06/brazilian-pole-vaulter-wind-olympics?intcmp=239

Brazil's Pele says Rio may not be ready for Olympics (BBC)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/olympics/19214564

Learn from London [Olympics] but do it our way (Reuters)
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/07/26/us-oly-bra-rebelo-adv-idUSBRE86P1TM20120726



REACTIONS

Reaction is due even if you miss class.

Reaction minimum: 250 words for MWF class schedule; 500 words for Tuesday/Thursday schedule

SAVE all your work in a Microsoft WORD document.

How to do the reactions: preliminary remarks for now

Characteristics of "Good" reactions

1) Reactions that go beyond just merely reciting what happened.

2) Reactions that are thoughtful and evaluative, not shallow and obvious.

3) Reactions that are consistently more than the threshold minimum word count.

4) Reactions that make connections to other things you are learning.

Characteristics of "not-so-good" reactions

1) Reactions in which the thinking level is thin, shallow, standard, obvious, or superficial.

2) Reactions that are barely up to the threshold word requirement.

3) Reactions that deal with only a small portion of the material covered that day.

4) Reactions that read more like a first draft than a thoughtful, polished entry.

5) Reactions with an overabundance of proofreading mistakes.





WELCOME TO FALL SEMESTER 2012

I'm Dave Lambert.

I hope you had a great summer.

We are going to have fun together this semester--while learning much in the
process.

I will send this material to you in an email.




DIGRESSION: SORRY, NO CRASHING

I can't add anyone who is not already registered.




1. PRAYER

2. LAPTOP REQUIRED

You must bring a laptop to class every period.

3. CLASS ROSTER (WITH YOUR LOVELY PICTURES ON IT)

4. INFORMATION CARD (I will pass out a 4x6 card for you to use)

http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Info+Card

5. SYLLABUS (Preliminary)

http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Brazil+Syllabus

6. HOME WIKI: THE LEARNING PROFESSOR

http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/

Reminder: This wiki is public, but only I can edit it.

You do not need to "join" it or ask to be a member.

We will use the material contained on this wiki during every class period.

Here are some of its features.

On Tuesday, I will deal with how to get on to the private wiki for just our class.

7. OUR COURSE: BRAZIL

Go to the following link which contains all the material for our semester's work.

http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Brazil+Content

Let me talk though it a bit.

8. HOMEWORK FOR TUESDAY

Read through my biographical sketch on the following page of our wiki:

http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/About+Me

I will try real hard to get to know about and connect with you. Hopefully, you will see some ways you can connect to things in my past.

9. BYE