Presentation on theme: "8/7/09 – Do Now (on your desks) Have you ever been stopped by the police because of your appearance? If you have, what was your reaction? Why did you react."— Presentation transcript:
8/7/09 – Do Now (on your desks) Have you ever been stopped by the police because of your appearance? If you have, what was your reaction? Why did you react this way? If you havent, what do you think your reaction would be? Why do you think you would react this way? What do you know about racial profiling? What do you think about it? If you dont know what it is, what does it sound like it might be? Write for five minutes.
Police Mug Shot
Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. In his office at Harvard University
8/7/09 - Do Now Respond to the following point and question in your journal: Yesterday we talked mostly about racial profiling being conducted by law enforcement. How do students, or everyday people, make or act on assumptions or beliefs based on someones ethnic or racial background? Provide personal examples if you have witnessed any.
Journal Do Now – 8/10/09 In a small town there is a man of Irish descent in his mid-twenties, around 62, with red hair and freckles. There has recently been a report of a man matching this description robbing a store in the area. This man, who did not rob the store, keeps getting picked up and questioned by the police because he matches the description, tall, young and Irish. Is this an example of racial profiling? Why or why not?
Kids are Kids Vocabulary Read through the article once by yourself scanning for words you dont know (DK) Write DK in the left margin and write down words you dont recognize Take a guess at any words that you can Work with a partner to find the word in a sentence. Use that sentence and the sentences around the word to make a partner guess
Do Now Imagine your best friend is having a birthday party from 8 pm-3 am on a Thursday night. An older sibling will be supervising, as your friends parents are out of town. Write a letter that uses specific reasons and details to convince your parents to let you go.
Do Now: 8/11/09 #1 Think and write about a time when someone convinced you to agree with their viewpoint or convinced you to take action in some way. #2 How did they persuade you to change your mind or take action?
Unit Essay Prompt Write an essay that presents your opinion on a controversial issue of your choice. Begin with a debatable thesis statement. Then follow the guidelines for writing an argument essay. As you write your essay, be sure you support your opinions with reasons. If something in the media (newspaper article, ad, speech, etc.) inspired this assignment, attach it to your paper before you turn it in.