Is This how fascism comes to America?

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No Way! We’re WAY too educated and enlightened for that right?! Plus, america is a democracy, that could never happen in a democracy…..

Not so fast…read the beautifully historic piece written by Robert Kagan of the Brookings Institute in the Washington Post below: 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/this-is-how-fascism-comes-to-america/2016/05/17/c4e32c58-1c47-11e6-8c7b-6931e66333e7_story.html?hpid=hp_no-name_opinion-card-b%3Ahomepage%2Fstory

When finished, reflect on the following questions:

  1. Are the historical based arguments Kagan uses valid? Why or why not?
  2. Can you think of other historical arguments that would be appropriate that Kagan left out?
  3. What are some important distinguishing factors that Kagan left out of his historical examples?
  4. Do you agree with his thesis?

 

 

Is Beyonce Ushering in the Apocalypse?

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Read the following piece by conservative columnist Matt Walsh titled, “Beyonce is destroying your daughter not empowering her” and respond to the article in a journal piece.  While writing, consider:

  1.  Do you agree with his thesis? 
  2. What weaknesses exist in his argument? 
  3. What other questions/ideas/issues does the piece make you think of in regard to culture/music/censorship/political correctness etc. 
  4. Is there such a thing as “inappropriate”?  Is there such a thing as material that is inappropriate for a high school senior? if so what? Why?  Where do you draw the line and what WAYS OF KNOWING do you use to draw that line?

http://www.theblaze.com/contributions/beyonce-is-destroying-your-daughter-not-empowering-her/

World History Final Project

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Analyze how Individuals Create and Change Culture, Authority, or Governance

For your final project, you and your group will have to create a mini museum exhibit that answers the above question. Please see link below on how exactly you’ll execute that task as well as what is required: 

World History Final Project[1]

Link to Possible People: 

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1bMVh1zLgrbPxmgJZ0Od9BxiIYfsWiHQYa5mcG1gzK1E/edit?usp=sharing

Note Taking Form (required) 

https://docs.google.com/document/d/13bPQRac9rdmxyfj01WWygx2BsnztOOlVrwi82XTToV4/edit?usp=drive_web