Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Feudalism and crack: an extra credit opportunity for British Lit

Recently, in British Lit, we've been talking about Feudalism, and how it is similar to a certain copany any of you unch at. (Flash back to an assignment you got a while back involving creating a mnemonic to help you remember King—Lord—Vassal—Knight—Serf; remember?) Within all the other stuff we talked about that day, we also drew a comparison to Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner's "" (one of my favorite books ever) that talked about how drug dealers in inner-city Chicago run a feudal system nowadays, as well. In case you were interested, here's a 20-minute talk where one of the authors gives the basic rundown of the story:

If you're interested in some extra points, I might be willing to give some if you wrote, say, a 3¶ reflection over this video, connecting it to what you see from studying Feudalism and/or anything else (besides "TEACH-AH SO GOOD-AH!"). Just post it to your blog and watch the points roll in.

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