Chapter Three Discussion: Identifying Racism Locally
11 unread reply.11 reply.
This assignment is a bit different than our debate assignments. In this assignment you will be finding a local current example of something from chapter three. It can be a negative example of something like racism and you discuss how it needs to be changed, or it can be a positive example showing how things have changed. It is up to you what you present and how you identify it, positively or negatively. But either way you will be presenting how or why the issue you raised is a social problem or helps to solve a social problem.
There are more detailed instructions below. You will be able to see each others posts before posting so that you can make sure not to use the same source material unless you are taking the opposite view of what’s been presented already. I decided not to provide examples of these posts so as not to take away from local topics. Make sure you review the rubric.
Read_this_tnb.pngAFTER READING CHAPTER 3 AND THE WEEKLY RESOURCE PAGE YOU WILL BE LOOKING FOR A CURRENT NEWS STORY THAT REFLECTS SOMETHING FROM CHAPTER 3 OR THE RESOURCE PAGE OR SOME OTHER ASPECT OF THIS TOPIC THAT IS IMPORTANT TO YOU.
Your assignment.jpgFind a recent (no more than 3 years old) article or video news coverage of an issue that you believe falls into one of the topic areas presented in the chapter or the resource page. It can be as general as “racism” or as specific as “white privilege” or “Black Lives Matter.” The item should be local to your area, or at least as close to your area as possible. If you live in a rural area you can use the nearest metropolitan area. For example, if you live in Lakeland you could find something from anywhere in Lakeland, the Tampa metro area, or Orlando. Once you find an article or video you are wanting to present, you will post the following:
1) Present the article or video title with a link for others to be able to access it.
2) Provide a brief summary of the item. Outlining what topic you feel the item represents and whether that topic is a social problem using the guidelines we covered in week one. Refer back to the resource page for a reminder. Be sure to express whether your example is positive and hopeful or negative and showing a continued need for change.
3) Provide a brief discussion of how you think the item you found manifests through out the rest of the country and whether your local area is “better” or “worse” than the rest of the country with regards to the issue. Present what evidence you find to back up your view.
response required.jpgThis time you will comment about the articles and videos presented focusing on developing ideas for solutions to the items presented or the larger topic that remains a very pervasive problem. This week’s problem is something that many people still experience on a daily basis. Remember to keep that in mind when responding with possible solutions. It may be hard to respond if you feel you have not experienced this, however, if we practice empathy we may be able to come up with some ways to help society become more tolerant. You can always try to bring in hopeful examples of inclusion and acceptance to counter negative examples, while not diminishing the examples or experiences of anyone else.
due date.jpgSee the course schedule for exact due dates for assignments.
GRADE500.pngThis assignment will be subjectively graded based on how well the item presented fits the chapter, how well you formulated arguments to support the problem presented, that you posted at least two times within the due dates and proof read your posts. The current local post worth up to 10 points if all elements are present. The additional post is worth up to 10 points. You can post this assignment late up to two weeks for half credit. Posts that are submitted more than 1 hour late will be subject to half credit penalty.
Hey, here is her feedback from the last one…
Deanne, remember one post must deal with solutions that are already being done or that you have ideas should be done. But you’re off to a good start with using evidence, just make sure you watch for unsupported factual assertions.
So you have to ensure that it meets these requirements as it was a debate