NOTE: Rhetoric is symbolic language intended to influence the ideas or emotions of its audience!
In your starter docs: React to the rhetoric shown in the video above of presidential responses to racism!
Don't know what to write? Here are some guiding questions:
Starter share-out and debrief
Class Charter Formation (see below for instructions)
What is IDEOLOGY?
Intro to "To Punch or Not to Punch a Nazi" Seminar
Seminar Prep Work time
Class Charter Creation
Driving Question: What norms and values do we want to guide our time together?
Why are we doing this? We are doing this in order to create a classroom culture that will maximize learning!
Norms v. Values Distinction
Norms: Socially-accepted codes of conduct set by a community/group/society
Values: Beliefs an individual has to guide his/her behavior
*Typically a value underlies a norm. For instance, if we implement the norm that everyone must raise their hand, we might value equal participation, calmness, structure. If we set a norm that we do appreciations at the end of each week, we must value appreciation and the expression of gratitude, etc....
Part 1: Create Class Values (40 min)
This will ultimately end in a class constitution of sorts. What do we value in this class?
Part 2: NORMS
Values mean nothing until the rubber hits the road. Unless you show it in action, can you really say that you truly value it?
Humanities 11 Teacher at Animas High School