1. Ted Talk by Magic Nick's cousin (related to Happiness and Meaning project)
3. Exhibition prep work time (see the checklist from Monday's DP blog)
EXTRA CREDIT OPPORTUNITY
I would love to have us all do this and end this year with us coming full-circle to Ferguson, MO and the social and political justice issues we examined in the fall. However, I realize that some of you are in last minute exhibition prep panic mode.
To that end, I'm offering extra credit to those who want to learn about and respond to what's currently happening in Baltimore.
To receive the 10 points of E.C., you need to
1. Read and watch the various sourced linked on this webpage (there are a lot to choose from. Get yourself educated)
2. Read a few other students' comments at the bottom of the page.
3. Your turn: In the comment section, respond to all the questions posted just above the comment section. (I've reposted them below for your reference)
4. Send Ashley an email saying that you have done this. I'll check the comment field.
— Have you been following the events in this city? Why or why not? How have you felt as you watched or read?
— What do you think of what Mr. Obama says in his speech?
— How do you feel about the argument in the Op-Ed that peaceful protest may sometimes be “pointless”? How should people protest events like the deaths of Freddie Gray, Tamir Rice, Eric Garner or Michael Brown? Can violence ever be justified? Why or why not, in your opinion?
— Do you agree with Mr. Obama that we need a period of “national soul-searching” to resolve the violence that has rocked Baltimore, Ferguson, Mo., and other cities over the past year? If so, what questions should we be asking ourselves?
— What do you think our schools should do? Our churches? Parents? Teenagers? The government? What could you do?
— Do you agree with the president that the news media focuses on “dramatic images of brutality and chaos rather than on what have been mostly peaceful protests in Baltimore and other cities”?
— Thousands of comments have been posted to this regularly updated account of what is happening in Baltimore. Scroll through some of them, perhaps looking at the Readers’ Picks or New York Times Picks to sort them. Are there any with which you strongly agree? Disagree? Why?
Humanities 11 Teacher at Animas High School