Wednesday, April 18, 2012


This is more or less for fun, i saw my friend post a link to this site which is just a bunch of fake articles about new products or events, much like the onion for those of you who are familiar with that. I guess the way i'm relating this back to a teaching point is how important would you guys feel a satire unit would be? did anyone have a class where that they talked about satire in? The few days that we got to study satirical articles in high school was probably my favorite topics we covered, i feel like it's important to understand the background of satire and early works of satire, so i'm just wondering if anyone thinks they would spend more than a couple days covering in a school context


  1. One of my favorite classes was on satire. The teacher was as hilarious as Jon Stewart or Colbert anyway, so he made the class very enjoyable. We discussed Modest Proposal and a few others.

  2. I think a satire unit would be a great idea. It is important that students be able to understand the content of satiric elements. (I'm unsure it I used that properly.)

  3. Ryan, that's the kind of thing i was thinking about when i wrote this, all the way back to modest proposal up to things like political cartoons