Here are a few things to help you get ready for the coming week.
Questions About Homework
Yelissa sent me some good questions about this weekend's homework assignment. She wanted to know what sources of information she should use to answer each of the questions on page 4. Here's my answer, which you might also find helpful:
Here is what each question is based on:
What new information did you learn from the reading? <--This is based on your reading of the speech.
What new information did you learn from the other people in the discussion? <--This is based on our discussion in class of the historical context.
How did the text make you think about the topic in a new way? <--This is based on your reading of the speech.
What are some questions that you still have about the text and/or the topic? <--This is (as it says) about the text or the topic.
You'll notice that only the second question requires you to recall things from our discussion. We talked about A LOT Friday in class, so you'll probably remember something if you think back. But if you don't, call a friend to help refresh your memory.
Preview of the Upcoming Week
Everything here is tentative and subject to change!
- Monday: new seating chart, binder organization, explanation of upcoming test (Friday), discussion of Bloomberg's speech for the purpose of better understanding his opinion
- Tuesday: full-class discussion of your personal opinions about the speech and the mosque near Ground Zero
- Wednesday: introduction of a writing assignment based on this topic (final copy will be due next week)
- Thursday: in-class study groups for Friday's test
- Friday: test based on all material we've covered thus far (relax, I'll give you plenty of specifics in the next few days)
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