Respond to this rhetoric in at least 100 words.
Questions to spur your thinking: What ideologies do you hear articulated in this video? What is your reaction to the main speaker’s rhetoric? What elements of his speech are persuasive? What pieces of evidence does he use? What PATHOS- emotional appeals—does he make? Overall, are you moved by his speech?
1. Be able to define rhetoric and give examples of rhetorical discourse.
2. Understand and apply the three main "vertices" of the Rhetorical Triangle.
3. Identify they ways in which the 3 ideologies of justice we’ve studied so far (security, liberty and equality) appear in the founding documents of the United States include the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution.
1. (Slides 1-20 only): Powerpoint--Rhetoric: "The Art of Persuasion" (Taking notes is strongly encouraged. You'll need to apply these ideas to your op-ed article and visual projects)
2. Pair share
3. Video: Crash Course US History and It's Too Late to Apologize
4. Complete this: The Ideology of the Declaration of Independence
5. If done early, make sure you have done the following:
1. Be able to define rhetoric and respond to an example of rhetorical discourse
2. Learn more about what's going on in the world today and begin to brainstorm topics for your op-ed
Watch this Simplified explanation of the Syrian Refugee Crisis and evaluate the rhetoric in the video:
1. Gain more understanding as a whole class on the History of Syrian War (5 minutes)
2. Google Classroom Current Events Seminar Work Time (45 minutes) + Honors conferences
3 Moral Philosophy exams (Ashley will pass them back and go over test correction instructions)
4. Take THIS SURVEY (embedded below yesterday's blog too) to let me know how this class is going for you.
Agree or Disagree? "International borders are morally wrong" (Why or why not?)
1. Pair-Share starter
2. Morality and Politics of Justice project description
3. Introduction to RHETORIC (A-D below)
A. How does this video make you feel?
B. Discuss the last time someone persuaded you to do something, buy something, or believe something. What did that person do that was convincing?
Discuss the last time you persuaded someone. How did you convince your “audience”?
C. Examples of Persuasion:
Tyler Durden's Speech
Persuasive messages demand a response: Critique of the creepy anti-obamacare ads
D. DEFINITION OF RHETORIC
Rhetoric is symbolic expression (including, but not limited to, language) intended to modify
(ideologically or emotionally) the perspective (the ideas and/or feelings) of its audience.
4. Ted Talk: The Moral roots of Liberals and Conservative
5. POST TO Google Classroom
"Today, you are the greatest group of philosophers! Today, you were meant to ace this exam. This is your time! I'm sick of hearing how complicated Immanuel Kant's ideas are. You are all brilliant and are no match for his fancy word choice and categorical imperatives. Now go out there and ace that exam!"
Class Biz: ALEC AND RYLAN: CONFERENCE TODAY! (Rylan in class, Alec at lunch)
Homework: Essay refinements/writing growth DP
1. Watch the inspirational video
2. Last minute Q and A
Come up with your own moral dilemma that you think is really important either in your own life or in our political life and argue what the most just course of action to take would be from one of the philosophies' perspectives.
Resources for the exam prep:
1. Who came up with their own dilemma? Share it with us!
3. Work time
Wednesday, October 21st
STARTER: Free write!
Today's learning goal: Synthesize the various philosophies and apply them to various moral dilemmas
1. Read and complete this checklist for test review.
2. Small group activity (2-4 people): "Practice Application" Activity: Discuss the various social/political dilemmas through the lens of each philosophy
3. Whole class discussion on the "practice application" activity + philosophies in general
4. Time to study independently or in small groups
RECOMMENDATIONS: Make flash-cards on the key terms
Use the powerpoint, note-taking form and this checklist for test review to guide your flashcards
Tuesday, October 20th
Make Rawls' "Veil of Ignorance" your own! Own this. Internalize it. Don't just be a parrot regurgitating word-for-word the definition!
"But HOW, Ashley?!" You ask in an exasperated tone.
Well, dear students-- apply the Veil of Ignorance to your own life by answering these three prompts:
Today's Learning goals:
1. Pair Share the starter
2. Watch this video about Utilitarianism v. Deontology
3. Finish the powerpoint (Slides on Deontology)
4. Time to finish reading or reviewing chapter 6 required pages
5. Study group time to complete questions on chapter 6
6. Go over questions remaining about Deontology as a whole class
Today's Learning Goals
Review the powerpoint slides #13-26 (definitions of Welfare, Liberty and Equality/Fairness through the slides on Rawls' Justice as Fairness explained)
To help you retain this information, write a "reaction" to the ideas we've studied so far in moral philosophy-- some things to consider for your reaction:
Today's Learning Goals
1. Go over questions y'all have about the philosophies thus far
2. Study group time for Ch. 6 (First, silently re-read your group's notes for the previous chapters, then, together, complete the discussion questions for chapter 6)
3. Understanding Rawls' philosophy (see slides 27-32)
4. If time: Morality and Politics of Justice Project Overview: Where are we going with all this?
5. Last 10 minutes: Take this survey about our school culture for me pretty pretty please!!!
1.Do you believe that your achievements in life are due exclusively to your hard work alone and within your control? Why or why not?
2. According to philosopher John Rawls, it’s not fair if the children of poor parents have much lower prospects in life than the children of rich parents simply because of the family they were born into; therefore, steep inheritance taxes are justified.
That means that those who were born to rich parents should pay a tax to help the government redistribute their wealth to those who are not?
Do you agree? Why or why not?
1. With a partner: Discuss your starter responses
Then, discuss this quote that explains Rawls' "Difference Principle": What does it mean and how does it apply to the starter?
"Those who have been favored by nature may gain from their fortune only on terms that improve the situation of those who have lost out"- Rawls
2. Study group on chapter 3
3. The following should be done IN YOUR STARTERS:
React to THIS ARTICLE: "The Government is Literally Going to Make America Stupid by Starving the Poor":
4. Time to read chapter 6 pages 140-142, 151-159 (that's for Monday) and pages 103-124 of Chapter 5 (for Tuesday)
Thursday, October 15th
Understand Michael Sandel's framework for justice
Understand difference between Mills and Bentham's Utilitarianism
Understand the basic principles of Libertarianism
Should the government legalize narcotics? After all, some adults want to use drugs privately. Shouldn't they be allowed to? Defend your response and try to incorporate a moral philosophy to support your reasoning? Utilitarianism or Libertarianism
1. Moral Philosophies Power Point presentation + Moral Philosophy Note-Taking Form to prepare for next week's exam (covering the slides on Utilitarianism and Libertarianism)
(Framework-Rawls' Justice as Fairness)
2. Time to read (either "review" ch. 3 or read ahead to ch. 6)
Humanities 11 Teacher at Animas High School