Thursday, October 18, 2018

Friday, October 19

Middle Ground:  Death Penalty

PROJECT WORK TIME!
Please use your time wisely!  Your personal essay is due at midnight tonight!



Thursday, October 18th

Middle Ground: Veterans and Peace Activists

The Art of Rhetoric isn't always in the spirit of truth....
Logical Fallacies
Some logical fallacies


Extra Credit Opportunity:  
Campaign Mailers: Do we see any fallacies here?
Watch the Cruz/O'Rourke debate and identify specific fallacies you see.  
1 point per fallacy, up to 10 points.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Tuesday, October 16




WORK TIME ON PERSONAL ESSAY (due Friday)
Empathy Interviews and Research (click here for notes template)
Conferences with me!


Student Led Conferences!
Speaking of empathy interviews, SLC’s are Wednesday!  The format is an empathy interview with your parents:)  Preview the SLC here.  We will talk more about this tomorrow and Wednesday.  If you are not signed up for an SLC, rectify that ASAP!  Steve is in charge of the master schedule if you have questions.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Monday, October 15th

Starter (on scratch paper): If you don’t know what your topic is, please do this starter by the end of the hour!
Name
What is your project topic?
Frame your project topic as a two-sided (yes or no) question.
What is your perspective/bias on this topic?
Who might you interview that believes differently than you do?  (Please indicate if you have no one in mind and might need my help in lining up an interview.)


PROJECT DUE DATES
Topic Choice: Monday, October 15
Part 1 Personal Connection Narrative: Friday, October 19
Part 2 Research Notes and 1st interview done by Sunday, October 28
Part 3 Rogerian Argument Project Draft for Peer Critique: Wednesday, Oct. 31 (start of class)
Part 3 Draft to Jessica for Feedback:  Thursday, November 1 (by midnight)
Project Final: Exhibition November 14 or 15 (tentative, depending on vision)


Want to watch an episode of my new favorite show?  Perhaps it could inspire some ideas for the project and/or exhibition?  Middle Ground



TOPIC BRAINSTORM IDEAS
  1. ProCon.org
  2. ISideWith Polls (scroll issues)
  3. Intelligence Squared Debates
  4. Middle Ground

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Thursday, October 11th

Starter 10.11:  (ON PAPER)
Dear Jessica,
(Summary of how things are going for you right now and anything else you want to express….
Include any roses and thorns, where you are in your debate analysis--done or still working?--and whether or not you are ready to start writing your first essay)
Love, -student-

PROJECT DUE DATES
Topic Choice: Monday, October 15
Part 1 Personal Connection Narrative: Friday, October 19
Part 2 Research Notes and 1st interview done by Sunday, October 28
Part 3 Draft for Peer Critique: Tuesday, October 30 (start of class)
Part 3 Draft to Jessica for Feedback:  Thursday, November 1 (by midnight)
Project Final: Exhibition November 14 (tentative)

DISCUSS:  Who won the debate?

Want to watch an episode of my new favorite show?  Perhaps it could inspire some ideas for the project and/or exhibition?  Middle Ground

1:45:  Welcome, Judge Steven Bernard!  

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Monday, October 8 and Tuesday, October 9

PSAT Pre-Administration:  Welcome, Dusty!  



Debate Analysis Quiz: Texas Senate Debate




If you finish the quiz early, start brainstorming/drafting Part#1 of the project.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Thursday, October 4th

Finish up debate simulation....


Storycorps: One Small Step
Journal 10.4:  React to this interview.  How do you feel about the Storycorps format as a piece for our project? Is there anyone in your life you might want to sit down with and have a conversation like this?  What is the value of doing so?




What are her general findings about the brain structures of libs/cons?
What advice does she have for liberals about how to communicate with conservatives?
What advice does she have for conservatives about how to communicate with liberals?
How does this help our understanding of how to communicate with each other.


If time:  Project Exploration
PAIR SHARE YOUR PROJECT IDEAS!


QUIZ Part 1 on Monday/Tuesday  
The quiz will be an analysis of a political debate.  You will have to apply your knowledge of ideology and some general principle of rhetoric.