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Recap of class activities from the week.
Students are to complete all blog assignments for the school year. In addition, they are to complete one of the essay questions listed below. Students are to complete this alone and will have class time each day for the rest of this week.
- Explain how the relationship between Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton shaped the first group of political parties.
- Explain which of the following changed the course of America more: Lincoln’s Cooper Union Address, WJ Bryan’s Cross of Gold Speech, Wilson’s 14 Points Speech, or FDR’s Four Freedom’s Speech.
- Explain which of the following was the most influential in the expansion of the US: LA Purchase, Texas Statehood, Alaska, Hawaii, Gadsden Purchase, or Acquisitions from Mex-Amer. War and Span-Amer. War.
- Explain which of the following events had a more drastic change on American daily life: Creation of Segregation in the South, Passage and Repeal of Prohibition, Expansion of Voting Rights (Amends 14, 18, 26), or Civil Rights Movement of 1950′ and 1960’s.
- During the Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Johnson Administrations US policy was to completely destroy the USSR with nuclear weapons if they attacked the US first, Why does this policy not make sense?
- What do you think was Nixon’s role in the Agnew Resignation and the Watergate Break-in? Was he a nihilistic mastermind or simply a victim of political paranoia?
Below is a list of links to all of the Blog Topics this Semester.
The following project will be due Wednesday, Dec. 17. It will be considered as the final grade for the class and involve multiple concepts and constructs. Each student will be graded based on the scope and scale of work that they complete and not simply originality or “creativity.”
Part I Research ___/15 Points
Each student must research the concept of creativity. There will be three provided resources, NPR radio broadcast, TED Talk Video, and One article. An additional three scholarly resources must found and added to student materials. Each of these resources must be compiled into an annotated bibliography.
NPR Radio Broadcast: Among Dartmouth’s Lathes and Saws
TED Talk Ken Robinson: How Schools Kill Creativity
S-USH: The Origins of Creativity
Part II What is Creativity? ___/20 Points
Using these resources, students must then personally define what it means to be creative. This definition must be at least 500 words and include citations and examples of creative works. Student opinion is key to this definition and can not be derived exclusively from one resource.
Part III Create Something? ___/15 Points and ___/15 Points
Each student must create an original item and reflect on the creative process. You will present the product to the class and explain how your creative process works. (3-5 Mins)