Thursday, May 30, 2013

Politics and Government Homework - Due Monday, June 3

Read the following article and take notes.

In several paragraphs discuss connections between this article and some of the other texts we've read about Reagan and the Conservative Movement. 

Original Sin: Why the GOP is and will continue to be the party of white people 

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Democratizing Twentieth Century Homework - Due Friday, May 17

Read the following documents.  For each, analyze as a primary source.  Consider the central ideas, the historical context, and connections to the essential question.

Van Gosse pg 142 El Plan de Santa Barbara 

Van Gosse pg 145 Indians of All Tribes

Politics and Government Homework - Due Friday, May 17

Write several paragraphs in which you process the Reagan documentary.  You should consider two things:  Why did the Conservative Movement get underway when it did?  What type of conservative was Ronald Reagan/How was Reagan able to link all of the strands of the Conservative Movement? 

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Democratizing Twentieth Century America Homework - Due Friday, May 10

Read, take notes, and analyze.  Write a paragraph or two that illustrates connections between the articles and the Zinn readings about prisons.  Please prepare one or two questions or bullet points for discussion.

Solitary confinement comes under new scrutiny

California governor Jerry Brown calls prison case mystifying 

How the prison industrial complex destroys lives 

Monday, May 6, 2013

Democratizing Twentieth Century Group Project Guidelines

Each group should be prepared to make a 30 minute presentation and host a Q & A for about ten minutes.

Your presentation should answer following questions:

1. Why then? Why did the endeavor for this reform get underway when it did?

2. What gains were won?

3. What gains were sought but not won?

4. If the reform was only partially achieved, what limited its attainment?

Your presentation must:

-Contain a thesis that answers the questions above, focusing on the "Why then?" aspect especially.

-Contains clear agruments (at least 2) that support the thesis.

-Contains at least 6 quotes from 4 of the documents in Goss.

-Contains at least 6 quotes from Zinn and Who Built America.

-Contains at least 3 quotes from an outside source.

-Demonstrate an understanding of the historical time period by making connections to the Cold War and the Civil Rights Movement.

-Demonstrate an ability to use evidence to support a rational argument.

-Discuss at least one important person and one important organization that supported your movement.

-Discuss at least one person or organization that opposed your movement and discuss why.

-Be engaging, include images and video to support your arguments

-Be interactive; include a skit, debate, or something creative

-Include evidence of understanding of your topic and U. S. history

-Include evidence that cooperative work was done within the group.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Politics and Government Homework Due - Monday, May 6

Read Conscience of a Conservative Chaps 3, 4, 7.

Take notes.

Notes should reflect analysis and connections to the Conservative Movement coalition, Russel Kirk's conservative principles, and the Reagan and Goldwater speeches.

What is the essence of Goldwater's argument.  What are some recurring themes?  Explain.  Provide evidence. 

Democratizing Twentieth Century - Homework Due Monday May 6

Read Zinn Chapter 19 - "Surprises", pgs 514-539.  Take notes. Notes will be graded on a 4 pt scale. Notes should show evidence of use of nonfiction text note-taking strategies:

- chunked summaries with titles
- important people
- important events
- important businesses, agencies, organizations and institutions
- numerical/statistical data
- connections to EQ (The New Left - Why Then), connections to other texts/films, show how the movements connect to each other