Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Does Terrorism Have a History?

Task:  You will study history & types of terrorism.  Then you will write a paragraph answering the essesntial question of the lesson followed by reacting to other student's work.

10 points - paragraph answering essential question
 5 points - listing a relevant website
15 points - reacting to two fellow students work
= 30 points

Due Date:  Monday 5 pm

Goal:  Understand the History of Terrorism

How To YouTube Video

In this lesson, you will study the lesson I teach on the types of terrorism.  Go to the google drive and look at the power point, also watch the corresponding videos.  Feel free to find additional information on the web.

You can find the link here:

Terrorism Class Materials
  1. There are different types of terrorism.  My hope is you will understand the different types.  I am trying to organize a complex topic, but in this lesson I want you to think about terrorism as organized into these types:
  • People terrorizing the government
  • National Terror Groups
  • International Terror Groups
  • State Sponsored Terrorism
  • Terror By the State Against It's Own People
  • Modern Terror 
     2.  After studying the PowerPoint, watching the videos, and researching on the web.  Write a
          paragraph or more answering the essential question of the lesson:  
What are the types and history of terrorism and how has terrorism evolved over time?  
Post your answer by commenting in this blog.  Also, you need to post a useful website (or more) that will help your fellow classmates.  No inappropriate sites (This means no beheading videos, no pro terrorism sites,- you need to find informative educational sites from reliable, reputable sources).
      3.  Read other's posts and react to two other posts by your classmates.  I've linked a google doc which will allow you to view expectations for posting your blog responses here:  

Blogging Expectations

Have fun and let me know what I can do to help!

Mr. Del Priore

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Philadelphia - Where America was Formed

During the halftime show on the evening 9/11/11 ESPN commentator Chris Berman was reviewing the day's NFL scores. He concluded his report by saying, "Of course there is one team we all root for and it's the greatest team ever assembled".  He was speaking about the USA.

Our experiment in democracy was never tried the same way before nor has it ever been accurately replicated. What makes our country great? How is Philadelphia part of our greatness?

Write a paragraph or more explaining how our trip to Philadelphia to see the National Constitution Center, Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, helped you gain a better understanding of our democracy and/or our country. 


Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Sachs and Jolie in Africa

Write a 6 line summary including any key points that you feel are important from the video clip we watched.

Also, write a 2-3 line personal reaction to what you saw (questions, wonderings, connections).

Respond to the comments of two other students. Remember our blog expectations.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Reliable Sources? 

 Write seven lines about the following:

There’s plenty of information available on the web.  Some of it’s legitimate, some of it is not.  What are reputable (or reliable) sources?  How does one know when a source is reputable (reliable) or not?  What are the suffixes at the end of a website that tend to produce more reputable sources?  Why are reputable sources important?  Why do you think that the quality of a given source matters?  Also, reply to two other people for credit.

Monday, March 9, 2015

50 Year Anniversary of Selma and 'Bloody Sunday'

On March 7th, 50 years ago, civil rights activists were beaten for excising their rights to assemble and to speak freely.  What is the legacy of Selma?  How have things changed since 1965?  How have things not changed since 1965?  Write a 7 (seven) line summary and reaction to this event.  Also, reply to at least two posts from other students and remember blogging expectations.

Friday, February 27, 2015

'When the Levees Broke'

Write an Eight (8) line reaction to the documentary When the Levees Broke.  What do you think of what we've seen so far in the film?  Why do you feel the way you do?  Be sure to respond to at least two other student responses to receive credit.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Justices Seek 'Strict Scrutiny' In Affirmative Action Case

What is the 10% program in Texas?  What do you think of it...is it fair or unfair?  How are those who don't make it in to the U of Texas law school measured (those who don't get in  via the 10% program?  What do you think of this policy?  Is it fair or unfair?  How did the Supreme Court rule on these policies?  Do you think Supreme Court cases should be evaluated more rigorously or less rigorously? 
Write 8 lines or more about these topics. Also, be sure to respond to two or more classmates entries to receive full credit.
Here are expectations for blogging.

  1. write seven (7) lines or more regarding the following questions.
       What is affirmative action (or what do you think it is)?
       What is diversity?
       How are diversity and affirmative action different?
       Do you consider diversity when thinking about what college you plan on applying to?   
 Also, be sure to respond to two or more classmates entries to receive full credit.
Here are expectations for blogging.  

Friday, February 20, 2015

Black History....Yesterday and Today!  

The old lady in today's Black History Vignette said that your parents 'fell asleep' and have failed to fight the civil rights movement.  She challenged you to continue fighting.  What do you think?  Did your parents fail to fight in the civil rights movement?  How or how not?  What about you?  Do you address injustice?  How do you or how can you?  Write 7 lines about this topic . Also, be sure to respond to two or more classmates entries to receive full credit.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

American Blackout:  What Do the Critics Think? 

 1.  Read the three reviews here.  1. New York Times  2.DVD Talk 3.Variety 

2.  Write 7 lines or more about the reviews.  What did the reviewers think?  What are good points they made? What are points you agree with?  Disagree with? What are some comments you can quote and respond to?

3.  Reply to at least 2 other students posts.  Remember the blogging expectations

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Justice Department Sues North Carolina Over Voter ID Law 

•Write a 4 line summary 

Skip a line

•And then write a 3 line reaction to the audio clip

•Consider the following questions.  What provisions is the new law limiting?  What is being asked of people to bring to polls to be able to vote?  Why is the US justice department against this law?  Do you think this law (limiting voting) is a good idea or a bad idea? 

After you write, be sure to comment thoughtfully on at least two other people's posts. 

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

What's the Difference?

Write six (6) lines or more regarding what you know or think you know about the following…

What are the differences between Republicans and Democrats?  ALSO, PLEASE RESPOND TO TWO OR MORE POSTS...

Here are expectations for blogging.  

Friday, January 30, 2015

Citizenship and Selma

 Listen and react to the audio clip.  What did you hear? What did you think of what you heard?  What is civil disobedience?  What does this tell us about citizenship and what a citizen is?  Write 9 lines about what you heard.