If you missed class on Friday, you missed the following excerpt from Ken Burn's documentary The West. Take time this weekend to watch this. It gives context for the readings. Also, it is not necessary to complete a CER for Monday's class. Let me know if you have questions.
After our congressional hearing from today, reflect from your modern perspective on the following questions:
Please post to your blog.
Prepare for our 1830 Congressional Hearing on Thursday's class by doing research and becoming familiar with your role. For class, answer the three questions around the congressional hearing topic and also complete an internal monologue to help bring your perspective to life.
Additionally, complete your blog work by Thursday night. Please let me know if you have any other questions.
In an effort to enrich our classroom discussions, we are going to engage in online discussions. Today, you will have access to your peers' blogs. Before Wednesday's class, read three student reflections and comment. You're not limited to three comments. Feel free to comment on other people's comments.
There is no CER due on Monday. Instead, take a moment to reflect on the protest literature from our Nation's earliest days. In less than 500 words with articulate and organized thinking (your peers will also read these later), comment on surprises, connections, new thoughts/realizations, and expectations of where our discussions may lead.
Thank you all for working so hard for my class. I will be collecting a large packet of your annotated work next week. Have a wonderful three day weekend.
In today's class we discussed the "Memorial of the Cherokee" and John L. O'Sullivan's "The Great Nation of Futurity." These were interesting discussions about power dynamics, the dance of rhetoric, and the hypocrisy of our Country's egalitarian ideals when compared to the events of our history.
Tonight's homework is a two parter:
Let me know if you have any questions.
While reading Tecumseh's speech to Governer William Harrison from 1810, identify and analyze the following:
Get specific with your references. Use the resources that you have from this class. Let me know if you have any questions.
There are three pieces of homework:
Read and annotate the last two pieces, answering the discussion questions in preparation for Tuesday's class. Complete the synthesizing document for the purpose of beginning our discussion of argumentation writing.
Please let me know if you have any questions. If you missed the handouts at the end of class, see below.
Use the first part of class to come to a class consensus about the essays that you scored over the weekend. To do this, follow this process:
Then, spend the remaining class time working on your CER for next week (you're welcome). We have some great reading selections coming up, so you'll be busy this week. Use this time to get ahead.
If you want, you can turn in your CER for 2.16 today.