Wednesday, October 10, 2018

ANNOUNCEMENT

 The 20TH Annual Holocaust Art & Writing  Contest
 sponsored by Chapman University the the 1939 Society is here.
2018-2019 Theme

Purposeful Telling: Through Memory to Action
We can never experience what the survivors and rescuers of the
Holocaust lived through. Our memories and theirs will never be the
same, but by listening to their memories, we can become witnesses to
their experiences. We can become their messengers of memory.
What will your message be? Come see me for details and help. This will be a required assignment for Honors World History scholars.

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Friday, September 21, 2018

Month 2 week 3

Discuss: Were Europeans justified in their exploration? Why? Which of the reasons do you feel was the most justified? Why? 

Age of Exploration

Month 2 week 4





Please view the discussion Locke v. Hobbes and answer the questions
Whose version of the state of nature do you agree with Hobbes or Locke? Why ? 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Av6R8QfgZ48

Month 2 week 2





We Didn't Start the Fire

"We Didn't Start the Fire" by Billy Joel 
Listen to the song then discuss the meaning from your perspective, keeping in mind the chorus below:    
We didn't start the fire
It was always burning
Since the world's been turning
We didn't start the fire
But when we are gone
Will it still burn on, and on, and on, and on
We didn't start the fire
It was always burning
Since the world's been turning
We didn't start the fire
No we didn't light it
But we tried to fight it
We didn't start the fire
It was always burning
Since the world's been turning
We didn't start the fire
No we didn't light it
But we tried to fight it

Add your stanza, what will your generation remember or be remembered for? 

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Month 2 Week 1

ONLINE WRITING GUIDELINES

  • Use good grammar and spelling. Proofread, proofread, proofread.
  • Write with your audience in mind: Who are they? What do they need to know? What do they want to know? How will they use your information?
  • Ask questions in your writing. Be open-ended and open-minded when writing about a topic. Convert “why?” questions into “what?” questions, for example, “why did you do this?” converted to “what happened?” or “what decisions led you to do this?” often generates more detailed and revealing answers.
  • Provide lots of links to help readers learn more about your topic.
  • Meet your deadlines. Plan ahead to give yourself time to brainstorm, research, write, and edit.
  • Pay attention to copyright. Use other people’s work with respect and link to your sources.
  • Stick to the topic. Don’t write about your weekend plans or gossip.
  • Think before you post. Ask yourself, is this something I want my parents, teachers, friends, strangers to see? What are the consequences if you post this?
  • Only post information you can verify as accurate. Provide links to your sources.

ONLINE PERSONAL SAFETY GUIDELINES

  • Never post or share personal information online. Or your friends’ personal information.
  • Never share your internet passwords with anyone except your parents.
  • Never meet anyone face-to-face whom you only know online.
  • Never use your last name online. Use your initials or first name and the initials or first names of people you refer to.

ONLINE COMMENTING GUIDELINES

  • Comments should be at least 2-5 sentences, not less.
  • Write comments that add to the conversation. Ask a question. Provide a link that might clarify a point. Copy/paste a passage that interests you then write your comments and questions.
  • Read the article. Read all the comments. Be part of the full discussion.
  • Use comments to show what you think is important, interesting, controversial, thoughtful.
  • Constructive criticism only. Critique the idea, not the person. Being derogatory or inflammatory distracts the conversation. Respect other people and their opinions and ideas.
  • Use good grammar and spelling. Mistakes cause readers to focus on how you write, not your ideas.
  • Treat people the way you want to be treated.
Examples for starting your comments....
This made me think about "
  • I wonder why "¦
  • Your writing made me form an opinion about "¦
  • This post is relevant because "¦
  • Your writing made me think about "¦
  • I wish I understood why "¦
  • This is important because "¦
  • Another thing to consider "¦
  • I can relate to this "¦
  • I don’t understand "¦
  • I was reminded that "¦
  • I found myself wondering "¦

Questions for discussion...
What period of time (history) would you choose to go back to and live?                                                                 

ANNOUNCEMENT

 The 20TH Annual Holocaust Art & Writing  Contest  sponsored by Chapman University the the 1939 Society is here. 2018-2019 Theme ...