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Author: Karen Richman
A day-by-day breakdown of class assignments and activities
Session Topics Reference/Reading
Key Dates
 1
  • Introduction


 2
  • Greetings, Personal Pronouns, Commands
  • Conquest, Colonization and Slavery
  • Ann Pale Kreyòl, Leson 1
  • The Caribbean as a Socio-Cultural Area, pp. 17-31

 3
  • Greetings, Personal Pronouns, Commands, cont.
  • The Caribbean as a Socio-Cultural Area, pp. 32-42

 4
  • Greetings, Short Forms of Pronouns, Commands
  • Peasant Resistance
  • Ann Pale Kreyòl, Leson 2
  • The Caribbean as a Socio-Cultural Area,  pp. 1-15, 20-22
Quiz #1
 5
  • Peasant Economic and Moral Strategies
  • Strategic Flexibility in the West Indies

 6
  • Greetings, Short Forms of Pronouns, Commands, cont.
  • French Subjects, Creole Other
  • "Creole Exceptionalism and the (Mis)Education of the Creole Speaker"
Quiz #2
 7
  • Classroom Objects, Articles, Noun Plurals
  • Ann Pale Kreyòl, Leson 3
  • The Linguistic Situation of Haiti

 8
  • Classroom Objects, Articles, Noun Plurals, cont.
  • Homelands in The Butterfly’s Way
Quiz #3
 9
  • People and Places, Progressive Marker
  • Ann Pale Kreyòl, Leson 4
  • School Days, pp. vii-ix, pp. 9-51

 10
  • People and Places, Progressive Marker, cont.
  • Ann Pale Kreyòl, Leson 4
  • School Days, pp. 51-93
Quiz #4
 11
  • Describing Activities, Possessive, Clothing
  • Ann Pale Kreyòl, Leson 5
  • School Days, pp. 94-end  

 12
  • Describing Activities, Possessive, Clothing, cont.
  • Discussion of Film: La Rue Cases Negrés
  • Ann Pale Kreyòl, Leson 5
Quiz #5
 13
  • What’s Happening?, Possessives, Counting
  • “Development” and the Exodus of People
  • Ann Pale Kreyòl, Leson 6
  • Migration and Voodoo: Chapter 2
Essay #1 Due
 14
  • What’s Happening?, Possessives, Counting, cont.
  • Ann Pale Kreyòl, Leson 6
  • Migration and Voodoo, Chapter 2
Quiz #6
 15
  • Family, Demonstrative Determiner
  • Ann Pale Kreyòl, Leson 7
  • A Lavalas at Home/A Lavalas for Home

 16

Midterm Exam:
Part 1, Creole Language
 17

Midterm Exam:
Part 2, Haitian Culture
MID-TERM BREAK
 18
  • The Face, Negative Forms
  • Migrants and Spirits at Home and Abroad
  • Ann Pale Kreyòl, Leson 8
  • Mama Lola, pp. 1-20, 344-356

 19
  • The Face, Negative Forms, cont.
  • Ann Pale Kreyòl, Leson 8
  • Mama Lola, pp. 21-34, 79-92, 141-154 

 20
  • Chores, Timeless Verb Form
  • Ann Pale Kreyòl, Leson 9
  • Mama Lola, pp. 203-240 
Quiz #7
 21
  • Chores, Timeless Verb Form, cont.
  • Ann Pale Kreyòl, Leson 9
  • Mama Lola, pp. 241-170
Essay #2 Due
 22
  • Telling Time, Definite Determiner
  • Ann Pale Kreyòl, Leson 10
  • Mama Lola, pp. 271-311
Quiz #8
 23
  • Telling Time, Definite Determiner, cont.
  • Ann Pale Kreyòl, Leson 10
  • Mama Lola, pp. 312-344, 364-381

 24
  • Doing Laundry, Spatial Prepositions, Questions
  • Review and Discussion
  • Ann Pale Kreyòl, Leson 11

 25
  • Doing Laundry, Spatial Prepositions, Questions, cont.
  • Review and Discussion
  • Ann Pale Kreyòl, Leson 11

 26
  • Final Review


 27

Final Exam:
Part 1, Creole Language
 28

Final Exam:
Part 2, Haitian Culture
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