Additional Readings:

“Toys” by Roland Barthes  (From: Mythologies by Roland Barthes, translated by Annette Lavers, Hill and Wang, New York, 1984)

Begin looking over the three essay options:

Shelby Steele’s “The New Sovereignty” (450 FYW)

John Dewey’s “My Pedagogical Creed” (460 FYW)

Ralph Waldo Emerson’s “The American Scholar” (468 FYW)


Additional Assignment:

Brief Reading Response (300 words) to “Toys” by Roland Barthes. Use the following prompt to get you thinking.

Prompt: What is Barthes’s main argument in this essay? Give a few examples of how he supports that claim.