Your Interview Subject Assignments (if you requested to interview someone you know, your name is not on this doc)
Contact your interview subject ASAP and cc me on the email please! Example email:
My name is ________________ and I am a student in Ashley Carruth's 11th grade Humanities class. As she mentioned to you, we are researching various political issues and developing a perspective on what the most just course of action should be. I am researching ______________________ and would love to interview you to understand your own perspective on this topic. Please let me know if any of the following days/times work for you. I need to complete my research by Monday, November 16th.
Wed. 11/11 9:30-10
Thur 11/12 9:30-10
Friday 11/13 9:30-10
Thank you and let me know if you have any additional questions,
1. Individually: Pick the most powerful or significant line from the "Doublespeak" (the reading assignment)- try to connect it to the author's thesis (main argument) or his most important point.
2. In pairs:
3. React to the Colbert Show satire of Doublespeak
Donald Henry Rumsfeld (born July 9, 1932) is an American politician and businessman. Rumsfeld served as the 13th Secretary of Defense from 1975 to 1977 under President Ford, and as the 21st Secretary of Defense from 2001 to 2006 under President Bush. He is the youngest and the second oldest (after Leon Panetta) person to have served as Secretary of Defense.
Abu Ghraib torture and prisoner abuseDuring the war in Iraq that began in March 2003, personnel of the US Army and CIA committed a series of human rights violations against detainees in the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. These violations included physical and sexual abuse, torture, rape, and murder. The abuses came to light with reports published in late 2003 by Amnesty International and the Associated Press. The incidents received widespread condemnation both within the United States and abroad, with several media outlets calling for Donald Rumsfeld's resignation
5. Come up with a list of questions for our guest speakers
6. Guest Speakers:
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Humanities 11 Teacher at Animas High School