PLEASE NOTE THAT MONDAY’S CLASS WILL TAKE PLACE IN D 18 (3:30) & D 19 (6pm)
BEFORE YOU ENTER CLASS:
- Narrative is done. Done and done.
- Poetry Reading & housekeeping
- Assignment Review/Discussion
- Textual Analysis Family Activity
THE BROADER ESSENTIAL QUESTION: What is the purpose of patriotism? Can protest be patriotic? And, how does a history of injustice and inequality in this nation affect our shared understanding of our national symbols? Can protests involving national symbols be construed as acts of patriotism? What role does the First Amendment play in any of this? How are the complexities of the First Amendment part and parcel to the issues of race & patriotism played out in this country?
READ the poetry of Denise Duhamel. Please read and annotate poems with care. We will seeing this poet read next week! Extra credit for anyone who asks a question.
WRITE FE #2: Argument Essay A: Choose a side. In at least two pages, defend one of the following two arguments:
Yes! I support the NFL players national anthem protests. OR No! I do NOT support the NFL players anthem protests.
Paper MUST include direct citation and reference to at least one article provided, and at least one OTHER source of your choosing. Be sure it is credible.
This paper must include an APA works cited page AND parenthetical documentation.
Do not simply CITE, also please ATTRIBUTE your writing. Samples of all of these concepts are available:
Plus, OWL created this handy guide.
Additional, optional readings and resources for this paper: “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?” by Frederick Douglass. two Washington Post articles: here and here. John Legend on why the NFL protests are patriotic. And here is a CNN reporter explaining why the protest is offensive. New York Times columnist David Brooks on why not to kneel during the anthem. And, from the same publication, is Colin Kaepernick a “patriot?”
WATCH this documentary by VICE & HBO, it will continue to feed our discussions on patriotism, race & the First Amendment.