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Harper Lee (3) AFI's 100 Years...100 Heroes and Villians

According to the American Film Institute, Atticus Finch is their number one hero.  Watch the film clip below and respond to the corresponding forum question.

Using the information provided from this video as well as your own individual thoughts, do you consider Atticus worthy of a hero title? ...

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(4) Part 1: Journey from Racism to Redemption Discussion Forum

Bryon Widner went from having symbols of racist violence carved into his body and face, and being called “the enforcer” to being a kind, nurturing father and husband who began to question his ideologies. Things began to change in his mind and his heart. 

Copy and paste the questions below into ...

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(4) Part 2: A Journey from Racism to Redemption Discussion Forum

Copy and paste the question below into your response window, and then answer the question about the newspaper article you have read. In addition, you need to respond to TWO of your classmates' responses. Make sure you are thorough in your answers and responses. You will be graded using the Rubr...
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Mitch Albom (1)The Present forumn

 

THE PRESENT

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            Imagine there is a Bank that credits your account every morning with $86,400. However, it carries over no balance from day to day and every night the bank deletes whatever part of the balance you failed to use during the day. What would you do? Draw ...

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(3) ALS News article response

Marilyn Adams creates a metaphor in her article about ALS being a terrorist. In a well-drafted response, react to the last two paragraphs of her news article. Then, respond to at least one of your classmate's responses.

Last two paragraphs of the article:

"If ALS were a terrorist group taking ...

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Preparing to Live

Steve Gleason helped bring the New Orleans Saints football team to victory in 2012 and then retired from the game for good.  It wasn't until then that Steve Gleason, a celebrated New Orleans hero, was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease; shortly after his fatal diagnosis, his first child was ...

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J.D. Salinger Ch. 11-13 Six-Group Discussion Forum

In your group, answer your assigned questions on a discussion forum.  After you have done that, respond to one group from each of the three topics.  You only need one typist per group, but be sure to list your group number and names in your response.

Group 1-2:  Jane/Relationships:  Why is Jane ...

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Ch. 19-20 Five-Group Discussion Forum

In your groups, answer your question by providing at least one quote to support your answer.  Write 3-5 sentences.

Then respond to each of the four other groups.

You only need one typist per group but be sure that you include your group number and your names in each of your responses.



Grou...

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Discussion Forum on Life-Application Themes

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Discuss Banned Books

A Controversial Book:  Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger


“The Praises and Criticisms of J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye” by  Eric Lomazoff     
Ever since its publication in 1951, J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye has served as a firestorm for controversy and debate. Critics have ...

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Ch. 8 Compare "Catcher" to the song, "Night Train"

After reading Chapter 8 of "The Catcher in the Rye," compare Holden's experiences, thoughts, conflicts, and emotions to those of the narrator of the song "Night Train," written by Amos Lee. 

Before completing this activitiy, take a close look at p. 53 and then listen to the song on youtube.  As...

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Ch. 19 Discuss the Theme of Phoniness
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Ch. 25 Discuss "Falling" and "Catching" and Motif

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NPR Article on Holden's Character

Do you think that “Holden is the most American of characters”?

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=18225406

Discuss the following questions:

1.Why do the various people in this article believe that Holden is the “most American of characters”?
2.Do you think NPR is right in ...
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Short Stories (1) Back to the Future II

Watch the movie clip below from Back to the Future II, when Marty McFly travels "back to the future" again.

Writing Prompt:

In Back to the Future II, Marty McFly, a 1980's teenager travels to the yearl 2015 to once again save his future.  At the time the film was produced, 2015 seems eons ...

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Something of Value

What does the word value mean to you?  If you could save only one precious possession of yours from being destroyed or left behind, what would you save?  Of what value does this thing have to you?

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Equality

What if everyone were exactly the same?  What would the world be like if everyone had the same intelligence, appearance, talents, and strength?  How do you think we would behave towards one another?  Would we be happy and satisfied? 

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Dystopian Society

In class, we have read to dystopian short stories: "The Pedestrian" and "Harrison Bergeron."

What do you think a dystopian society is?  Then, find an actual definition and copy and paste it below your own hypothesis.  Do they match?

Once you have made the hypothesis and found the actual ...

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"No News from Auschwitz" Discussion Forum

Question and Answer Forum (Q and A)

A Question and Answer Forum is an activity where we can hold an online classroom discussion based on response to the posted questions.  The single most important fact for you to know is that you will need to submit your own response to the discussion questions ...

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