I’m glad you are here. The next ten weeks are going to be a great exploration of some contentious current events: confederate monuments, gun control and immigration. We will examine many of the stakeholders and perspectives around each topic as well as historical context. Along the way we’ll become more critical readers learning about ethos, logos, pathos, logical fallacies and elements of propaganda.
Here is how the class will work. Each Friday morning I will post the assignment for the next week’s class. You will be expected to complete the reading/watching/listening task as well as the writing. Please print a hard copy of your writing and bring it with you to class. You will need it for discussions and as we move into editing and revising of your assignments. There will also be times when you will be expected to conduct some research and bring your findings to class. Stay tuned!
As an added bonus I always find more resources than we need for class. I tuck these down below under procrastination. Procrastination items do not need to be read or watched though you may find them interesting or entertaining.
BY SEPT 28:
- Read “The Case for a Later Start to the School Day”, Aaron E. Carroll New York Times, Sept 14, 2017 pB3 – ADDED: Please print this article out – we will be highlighting it together in class.
- List all the reasons given by the author for starting school later. Print/write out and bring with you to class
- In a paragraph, identify which you think is the most compelling reason and explain why. Print/write out and bring with you to class.
How To Argue Crash Course (Remember these can be slowed down under the Setting button on the lower right of the youtube screen)