Wednesday, February 26, 2014

The Things They Carried - The Human Psyche and War

Why does Dave Jensen "get even" with "Lee Strunk? Why does he go to such great lengths? What is the motivation?

AND - with this in mind, what does this section tell us about the pressures that soldiers face during war? If, during war, your comrades are sometimes all that separates you between life and death and they are the people that you have to rely on above all else; what happens then when this trust is broken?



Do Now - In a blog post, using support from "Enemies" and "Friends", with the following criteria in mind.

Exceptional. The blog post is focused and coherently addresses the prompt, includes examples and evidence with explanations or analysis. The post utilizes appropriate and interesting vocabulary, and it considers multiple perspectives when appropriate. The entry reflects in-depth engagement with the topic and is free of grammatical errors. It models the ability to make accurate, detailed, and nuanced references that clearly show connections between specific data and the larger concepts / subject at hand

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

What has happened to Journalism??

Journalism is an ever changing profession. If the last ten years are not an indication of change, I'm not sure what is. The news is always present however, how it is reported has changed drastically over the last 20 years.There has been a change in how the news is delivered, on different platforms and media, who delivers it, what kind of careers are available and how audiences shape what kind of news is offered. Check out the following links and try to discern what journalism is today. What is it like to report the news or follow the news in the 21st century?

Do - now! Answer the following question on your blog? Use examples and evidence from the following sources
The Role of Journalism

The Fate of Professional Journalism in the 21st Century

QUESTION - What is journalism and who are today's journalists?