Friday, April 22, 2016
Introduction: Yesterday, you were able to view our 42nd President. He was 'stumping' for his wife, presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton. Was this a once in a lifetime learning event? If so, what did you learn from this?
Task: Write a 5 sentence paragraph reacting to yesterday's experience. Focus on the political aspect rather than issues like the heat or time waiting (although they could be minor aspects of a larger picture).
Some ideas for what to write about include:
-What you heard (his ideas - what were his ideas and what did you think of his ideas?)
-How he said it (how did he say what he said and how did it come off to you? )
-What you think about what you heard
-The crowd (who were they race, dress, etc..)
-The staff (age, race, etc...of Clinton's support staff)
10 points - paragraph answering essential question
5 points - reacting to two fellow students work
= 15 points
Monday, February 29, 2016
- 1 : the troops moving at the head of an army
- 2 : the forefront of an action or movement
van·guard·ism play \-ˌgär-ˌdi-zəm\ noun
van·guard·ist play \-dist\ noun
After years of non-violent protests, some in the civil rights movement felt that change was not real nor was it happening at a rate commensurate with the effort put in. Therefore, Huey Newton and others started the Black Panther Movement. This movement considered threats, fear, intimidation and violence to reach their goals.
Assignment: Watch 60 minutes or more of the documentary titled Black Panthers:Vanguard of the Revolution
After watching, blog about your summary and reaction (considering the following question. And, respond thoughtfully to two other's blog posts.
10 points - Thorough, thoughtful reaction in a 3-5 sentences (or more) paragarph
10 points - Thorough, thoughtful response to the posts of others (5 points for each)
Consider the following question to guide your post but also feel free to add your thoughtful reactions based on what you see in the documentary.
Where the Black Panthers Terrorists or Revolutionaries? What about the Government and the way they responded? Was the government's response appropriate or inappropriate?
Friday, February 5, 2016
Today's Documentary showed us a powerful movement that forced change. What is the role in the lives of the citizen when there is a lack of justice in our society? That is the question you are charged with.
Your assignment is to watch the film and write a paragraph about the following and post this paragraph in the box below. Also you must respond to two other people's post.
What is the role of the citizen when there is a lack of justice in our society, and how do you feel the Freedom Riders have helped you (or have not helped) you understand this role?
REMEMBER TO BLOG ABOUT THIS IN A PARAGRAPH OR MORE AND RESPOND TO THE POSTS OF TWO OTHER PEOPLE. Remember to put your name and period after your statement.
Grading: 10 points for a thoughful paragraph answering our question
10 points for responding to two other posts in a thoughtful manner (5x2 =10).