Turn in your research notes and then send a thank you note to your interview subject!
Thank you for taking the time to share your perspective and expertise on my political issue. It not only helped me with my research, but it helped provide me with more well-rounded understanding of this issue. Specifically, I appreciated your comment that, (mention something specific they said that stood out to you...).
FOR Durango residents only: If you are in town during our exhibition, I would love for you to come and engage in more dialogue about various political issues with my classmates and I. Our exhibition will take place at Durango Joes at the Town Plaza location across from Natural Grocers on Thursday, December 10th from 5:30-7:00 pm. I hope to see you there!
Again, thank you for your time and support.
Today's Goals: Understand how to write an op-ed and begin drafting yours
1. Critique this introduction and thesis statement
Let me introduce you to the next generation of Robocops: revolutionary advancement in the field of ensuring safety for ordinary, law-abiding citizens of America. Each police-solider is outfitted with state-of the-art equipment, including a grenade launcher and a lustrous MRAP (Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle), equipped with bullet-proof armor and desert camouflage, promising complete military-style dissimulation.
Although this description may sound like a plot for a new-world science fiction film, it is, however, becoming a reality for many of America’s local police forces. Programs like the Defense Logistics Agency’s ‘1033’ allow military surplus equipment to percolate down into a range of police departments. While this may seem like a beneficial way to protect citizens against escalating crime, the militarization of police forces not only ensures a common belief of the divide between citizens and police, it will lead to the destruction of people’s security and equality.
2. Mini Lesson: How to write your op-ed article
Analyze Op-Ed Examples Instructions
3. Work time!
Humanities 11 Teacher at Animas High School