Extra Credit Survey

You can earn 5 extra credit points by completing this anonymous survey:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LCKVRXB

Your name will show up on the first page only and will not show up next to your answers on pages 2 and 3 of the survey.

 

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June 5

DUE:

  1. Columbine books
  2. Notes

ACTIVITIES:

  1. Freshmen letters
  2. Work time

HW:

  1. Solutions Project due Monday to Turnitin.com
  2. EC Documentary Assignment due next class

June 1

DUE: None.


ACTIVITIES:

  1. Part V Quiz
  2. Speed Dating
  3. Notes on Part V Questions
  4. Work time

HW:

  1. Notes are due next class.  You need 8 of the 10 days of notes for full credit.
  2. Bring your Columbine book to turn in.
  3. Plan on two days of work time next week for the Solutions Project (due June 11)

May 24

DUE: None.


ACTIVITIES:

  1. Part IV Quiz
    1. Jot notes on discussion topics
  2. Discussion
    1. Notes on your own ideas and ideas of others
  3. Read Thresholds of Violence – Gladwell
    1. Notes on Gladwell’s main point
    2. Notes on your thoughts
  4. Introduce Solutions Project

HW:

  1. Read Part V by June 1
  2. Decide whether you will work in a group or not for the Solutions Project.  You might begin working on the first three steps.  Work time for this project next class.

Semester 2 Extra Credit

EC Documentary Film Assignment — Due June 7

The King of Kong (PG-13)

Murder on a Sunday Morning ®

The Thin Blue Line (Not Rated, but more like an R rating)

Bowling for Columbine ®

Exit Through the Gift Shop ®

Here’s your chance at earning this semester’s 10 extra credit points.  Watch one of the above documentaries.  Enjoy the film, but also pay attention to the text as a work of non-fiction (much like we’ve done with Columbine).  After watching the film, answer the following questions:

  1. Film:                                                                                        Director:
  2. What overarching idea or message does the filmmaker want you to take away from his or her exploration of this topic?  Explain your answer with supporting details from the film.  (150+ words)
  3. Try as we may to be objective, all documentaries are at least somewhat subjective.  What choices does the documentarian make that reveal his or her bias? (150+ words)
  4. Showing a bias does not automatically mean that the work is unfair.  Perhaps the filmmaker’s viewpoint is justified by the facts.  Do you think the documentary is fair to its subjects? (150+ words)