Wednesday, August 27, 2008

The Declaration of Independence

Read the document and find the shifts in the argument. Also complete the handout.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Patriotism Documents and other stuff

If you were absent or if you lost any of your handouts you can find them here: Look for the stuff labeled patriotism. This includes the powerpoint with the images

Patriotism Essay

Writing assignment: (Due Friday)

Imagine that you are a presidential candidate. What do you have to say to the American people about patriotism?
Write an essay in which you explain to your constituents (voters) what you believe. Be sure to use evidence and develop a good argument. Us the articles you have read as an example.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Collins Summary and Response

On a separate sheet of paper write a half a page for each part:

Article Summary (Summarize the argument made by Michael Collins and explain the evidence used to support it.)
Response: (Discuss your reaction to what is being said in the article.)

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Collins Article

1. Look up and define the vocab words.
2. Read the Collins Article
3. Highlight traits Collins attributes to the American Character
4. Answer the following questions:
What is the author's main argument/ claim?
What is the author's aim?
Go here if you lost your handouts or if you need to see the Argument powerpoint again. They are called Collinsvocab and whatisanargument

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Directions for tonights homework

1. Read your writing assignment from yesterday (Why should we study US history and American literature?)
2. Highlight the main argument
3. Star (*) the evidence.
4. What is the aim of your piece?

Tuesday, August 5, 2008


How do you define patriotism? What does it mean to be patriotic? Leave a comment and let us know.