Protest Unit

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Protest Unit – Classwork Checklist and Questions to Answers

Directions: There are 2 parts. Do both parts.  Part I - attach the notes /readings that go with the topic/protest.  Any one of the topics and questions could show up on a quiz – so be prepared to answer.  Part II  see directions in this section.

Part I – Video / notes review

I.               Learning Target:   When do citizens stand up?

II.             Supporting Question:  How do protests support a citizens’ rights when a citizen believes they have been treated unfairly?

a.      What rights do citizens have to protest in the U.S.? What about other countries?

a.      Key Ideas – what is Dissent? What rights do Americans have regarding protests?

b.     Source: Video Right to Protest - Assignment – Video 1 – The Right to Protest  Questions Completed? _______

III.           Supporting Question: Why do Citizens join Protest?

a.      Mother Jones and the March of the Mill Children

                                               i.     What were the issues?  When did this happen? What were the issues?

                                              ii.     Source: Video: Mother Jones and the March of the Mill Children / Question Sheet Completed? _______

 

b.      Mighty Times the Children’s March

                                               i.     What were the issues?  When did this happen? What were the issues?

                                              ii.     Source: Video: Mighty Times the Children’s March / Question Sheet Completed? _______

 

c.      Act Up & Act Now Seize Control of the FDA

                                               i.     What were the issues?  When did this happen? What were the issues

                                              ii.     Source: Video: Act Up & Act Now Seize Control of the FDA / Question Sheet Completed? _______

 

d.     Julia “Butterfly Hill : The Modern Day Lorax

                                               i.     What were the issues?  When did this happen? What were the issues?

                                              ii.     Source: Video: Julia “Butterfly Hill : The Modern Day Lorax    Question Sheet Completed? _______

 

e.      A Look into the Movement’s History (Black Lives Matter)

                                               i.     What were the issues?  When did this happen? What were the issues?

                                              ii.     Source: Video: /   A Look into the Movement’s History (Black Lives Matter)Question SheetCompleted? _______  ________

f.      Trump’s Refusal to Sign Budget / Government shutdown

                                               i.     What were the issues?  When did this happen? What were the issues?

                                              ii.     Source: Video: CBS Evening News Cast, Jan 10, 2019   / Question Sheet Completed? _______

 

g.     Students Protest Gun Violence with Walkout    (sources: Video  and Reading )

                                               i.     What were the issues?  When did this happen? What were the issues?

                                              ii.     Source: Video: Students Protest Gun Violence with Walkout / Question Sheet Completed? _______

                                            iii.     Source: Textcode: The Parkland Survivors started a Movement / Textcode Sheet Completed? _______ ______ click here for _Parkland Reading Questions /Rubric

 

IV.           What Challenges did the citizens face?

a.    Mother Jones and the March of the Mill Children

                                               i.     What were the challenges in getting people to protest? How did they solve them? What was their impact on the problem?

b.    Mighty Times the Children’s March

                                               i.     What were the challenges in getting people to protest? How did they solve them? What was their impact on the problem?

c.    Act Up & Act Now Seize Control of the FDA

                                               i.     What were the challenges in getting people to protest? How did they solve them? What was their impact on the problem?

d.    Julia “Butterfly Hill : The Modern Day Lorax

                                               i.     What were the challenges in getting people to protest? How did they solve them? What was their impact on the problem?

 

 

e.    A Look into the Movement’s History (Black Lives Matter)

                                               i.     What were the challenges in getting people to protest? How did they solve them? What was their impact on the problem?

 

f.     Trump’s Refusal to Sign Budget / Government shutdown

                                               i.     How is this refusal protest different?  What impact has the President’s actions on people and the problem?

 

g.    Students Protest Gun Violence with Walkout

                                               i.     How is this refusal protest different?  What impact has the President’s actions on people and the problem?

 

Part II.   Short answer questions.

Directions: Choose 2 of the following questions to answer. Must be in a paragraph form – no more than 50 words, for each question. OR  create a political cartoon, info graphic, comic, song lyrics -  illustating the ideas. 


V.             What is your reaction / thoughts to one the videos shown in class? Which one was the most interesting and why:  Is there an issue that would inspire you to show your concern/support – by marching, walking out, and making protest signs?

VI.            Can Art be political?    Song: “Get Up Stand Up”, Music Video: “This is America” ? – Video 3 :Hidden Meanings behind “This is America” ; What are these two forms of art about? How are they similar / different; What is their political goal? 

VII.          Explain why or why not American Citizens have a responsibility to watch /read the news? (consider the weather events , civil rights movement ). What would happen if people did not watch the news.


VIII.        Explore the impact if there was not a “free press” (if the government controlled the news or if one company controlled the news)

 

IX.            How is “fake” news a form of propaganda? Why is fake news a threat to Democracy? If fake news is a threat, what should be done?

 

 

 

 

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