Monday, March 20, 2017

PBS Liberty - Blows Must Decide


Please watch the above episode from the PBS Film Series, Liberty. In this episode, Blows Must Decide, colonists undergo a transformation from Englishmen to Americans. A series of events push the colonists closer to severing ties with Great Britain. Create a timeline of the important events that push the colonists to sever ties with Great Britain and lead up to the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

BLIZZARD BAG

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BLIZZARD BAG ASSIGNMENT

1. DUE WEDNESDAY: The second page of your position paper organizer as well as the completed Pro/Con chart. Please continue to work on your research for our position paper on President Trump's executive order on immigration. I have created a page on the right of the blog which has links to the articles we are using as well as a link to the position paper organization chart.  On page 2 of the position paper organization chart, you will need to complete the process of defining your position on the executive order, assembling the specific quotes, data and ideas that you will be using from your sources to support your position and then grouping your evidence into three main arguments. These arguments should comprise the "three prongs" of your thesis statement. 

2. DUE WEDNESDAY:  One comment posted to the blog on one of the additional visual and audio sources. Browse the additional visual and audio sources I have compiled on the topic of refugees and immigration and included in the posts feed of the blog.  For those constructing an ethical argument against the executive order (CON) I highly recommend The Weeds podcast with Dara Lind - take special note of the last 2 minutes AND David Rothkof's defense of international humanitarianism on the ER Podcast.  Fort those constructing an ethical argument in favor of the executive order (PRO), I would watch Tomi Lahren's America First video. 

Audio and Visual Material about President Trump's Executive Order on Immgiration

Nicholas Kristof:  Mr. Trump, Meet My Family

Tomi Lahren: America First

Which Image Should Represent the Future of U.S. Immigration Policy?



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Foreign Policy - The ER - David Rothkopf on Membership in a Global Community (Listen to 17:15-17:55)


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The Weeds Podcast - Don't Call it a Muslim Ban (Final 2:00 minutes superb)