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Assignments for the Argument Unit

 

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Part Two:  Arguments of Judgment and Discrimination

Miscellaneous reading assignments in the Prop. 187 packet.

Over two+ weeks, you will read the Prop. 187 packet and highlight/take margin notes on important sentences dealing with whether Prop. 187 judges illegal immigrants unfairly and whether it causes injustice/ harm.  The reading will happen in a combination of in-class activities and homework assignments.  Go to the calendar to see the basic timeline of when reading should be complete.

Context note cards (2) on Prop. 187

In class, use the Note-Taking Format for Research handout and teacher's help to create two research note cards that give background information about what Prop. 187 is and why it was created.

"Unfair judgment" note cards (3-4).

Using the Note-Taking Format for Research handout and teacher's instructions (see also: Is Prop. 187 discriminatory or not?), students must:

1. Decide "Has Prop. 187 judged illegal immigrants unfairly, yes or no?"

2.  Go back into the packet and choose the 2-3 BEST pieces of highlighted evidence you've found to support your answer to #1.

3.  Make a note card for each piece of evidence.

4.  Go back into the packet and choose 1 good piece of highlighted evidence that opposes your opinion.  Make a note card for that evidence.

See the calendar for the due date.

"Injustice/Harm" note cards (3-4).

(See the class definition of "discrimination" for the definition of "injustice" we came up with.)

Using the Note-Taking Format for Research handout and teacher's instructions (see also: Is Prop. 187 discriminatory or not?), students must:

1. Decide "Does Prop. 187 cause illegal immigrants injustice/harm, yes or no?"

2.  Go back into the packet and choose the 2-3 BEST pieces of highlighted evidence you've found to support your answer to #1.

3.  Make a note card for each piece of evidence.

4.  Go back into the packet and choose 1 good piece of highlighted evidence that opposes your opinion.  Make a note card for that evidence.

See the calendar for the due date.

Thesis statement on Proposition 187.

Make up your mind about what your position on Prop. 187 is.  Write your thesis statements to answer the following question:

Does Proposition 187 discriminate against illegal immigrants?

See the calendar for the due date.

Prop. 187 Argument Introduction

Write your own introduction to your Prop. 187 argument.  Introductions MUST include:

* an attention-getter

* context on what Prop. 187 is

* your thesis statement

* your reasons for your thesis statement

See the calendar for the due date.

     

 

 

Part One:  An Introduction to Logical Argument

Due on Monday, March 10 (8th & 9th Periods).

Due on Tuesday, March 11 (5th & 7th Periods).

Write an introduction to the argument you would write for the "What Happened to Winston?" case.  (To see sample introductions, look in your class notes or go to the Materials page.)

Due on Monday, March 17.

Write an introduction to the argument you would write for the "Slip or Trip?" case.  (To see sample introductions, look in your class notes or go to the Materials page.)

Due on Wednesday, March 19.

Read "The Musician est muerto."  Highlight important facts in the story and picture.  In the margins, write "suicide" or "murder" according to which idea that fact supports.

Due on Thursday, March 20 (by the end of class).  Work will be collected and checked in.

Working alone or with a small group, complete your pre-writing chart for  "The Musician est muerto."  No matter what your thesis is, you must have 3 pieces of evidence you explain.  ONE piece of evidence MUST be "beyond a shadow of a doubt" evidence (i.e., one you'd write a warrant for in your explanation).

Due on Friday, March 21 (by the end of class).  Work will be collected and graded.

Working alone or with a small group, write the two paragraphs you are assigned to write for your  "The Musician est muerto"  argument.  DO NOT FORGET TO EDIT YOUR WORK.

Due on Wednesday, March 26.

After editing and finalizing your introduction and conclusion and fixing your pre-writing chart, write out your entire "Musician" argument (5-6+ paragraphs minimum).  DO NOT FORGET TO EDIT YOUR WORK.  Typed arguments = extra credit.