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Putting Trump through the OPVL Test!

Putting Trump through the OPVL Test!

The following source analysis activity linked HERE is designed to create familiarity and comfort using the OPVL approach to document analysis!

Are you down with OPV(L)?! Yea you know me!

Are you down with OPV(L)?! Yea you know me!

Source analysis is a key skill in not just history class, but all classes. You need to develop the ability to look at a stimulus and say, “what is this? What purpose does it serve? And are there any inherent biases that could be corrupting […]

Using a stimulus text to Create Knowledge questions

Using a stimulus text to Create Knowledge questions

Use the link to our SAPIENS PADLET HERE to practice creating knowledge questions!

Wow. I know nothing

Wow. I know nothing

Yea. Summer’s tough on us all! But no fear, this collaborative, creative and colorful review activity linked HERE will get you up to speed real quick!

Coalition of Deciders: An attempt to objectively determine the quality of Values

Coalition of Deciders: An attempt to objectively determine the quality of Values

Congratulations! There has been a global revolution and you have been chosen to sit on the C.O.D committee (Coalition of Deciders). The committee’s task is to decide on a global ethic and system of morality for all of Humanity. In order to take on this […]

Kill one to save 5? Torture one for utopia? Are acts inherently immoral or does the end justify the means?

Kill one to save 5? Torture one for utopia? Are acts inherently immoral or does the end justify the means?

As an introduction to ETHICS, go through the ethical situation simulation found HERE. Ensure you complete it! After you’ve finished the simulation, take note of your CONSISTENCY or lackthereof ! This is important as it will tell you if you’re an intellectual and moral hypocrite […]

Equality or Oppression? Analyzing the Castor Semenya situation with some insight from Kurt Vonnegut: Aka using literature to understand our world

Equality or Oppression? Analyzing the Castor Semenya situation with some insight from Kurt Vonnegut: Aka using literature to understand our world

Read the wonderful short story by Kurt Vonnegut titled, “Harrison Bergeron” linked below While reading it, consider the following: Why is the population regulated the way they are? Why does Harrison reject this? What possible analogies or real world corollaries can you identify? How does […]

Sexism, Sport and Objective Truth

Sexism, Sport and Objective Truth

We’re talking about “Truth” in general as well as truth in history. Is it possible? While we were discussing “Truths” some of you said that a truthful statement is, “I am a girl.” We unpacked this via a great and spirited discussion. This article on […]

The Canaries: An examination in argumentation

The Canaries: An examination in argumentation

Read the, Very very, short story linked below and consider the following: Is this a love letter or a breakup letter? What evidence exists in the text to support your claim? What WOKs are you using to support your claim?

Social Psych Jeopardy !

Social Psych Jeopardy !

Review with your friends by playing some Social Psychology Jeopardy!! Linked HERE Justin Beiber Loves Jeopardy!