Monday, September 8, 2014

9/11 Just Another Day

We're taking a break from cultures to discuss September 11, 2001.

We'll spend 2 days on this, and then get back into cultures/ globalization/ ethnocentrism/ industrialization/ etc...

I don't want to belabor the points here on the blog.  It's an emotionally draining topic to teach.

We'll watch 4 short videos, and then do a gallery walk of political cartoons drawn shortly after the attacks.

Watching the first video now, I do find it interesting that more than a decade later, we're having some of the same debates: drones, how do we handle the Middle East, should Michael Jordan come back to the NBA?

...Ok... most of us probably aren't talking about that last one anymore.  But the issue of drones continues to be bigger and bigger deal.  And the Israeli/Palestinian conflict?  ...?

Today we also watched part of The Initial Bulletins. Here it is, in case you're interested:

If you want the extra credit today, you were supposed read and discuss the blog with an adult.  To prove you did this, ask your parents (or whoever you read this with) how America changed directly after 9/11.  Write down 3 sentences of their response on a scrap of paper, and then have them sign it, and turn it in tomorrow.  (Make sure your name, date and hour are on it as well.)

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