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Daily Class Activities & Homework for America Since 9-11

*** CLASS: DAY1 *** Opening Discussion w/ Nachtwey Photographs on 9-11 What happened on 9-11? *** CLASS: DAY 2 *** PowerPoint Discussion on lead up to 9-11: “Connecting the Dots” Discussion: How did the US respond? [“The Global Century” & "What 9/11 Wrought”] Précis lesson *** CLASS: DAY 3 *** Discussion w/ Nachtwey Photograph from Afghanistan IN CLASS Critical Reading Discussion: “A Just Response” & "Pakistan, The Taliban And The US" *** CLASS: DAY 4 *** CHOICES lesson on “Life Under the Taliban” Intro Hosseini novels, reading groups, & timeline *** CLASS: DAY 5 *** CHOICES lesson: “Geography of Afghanistan” w/PPP AMNESTY INT’L lesson on Ethnic groups
Homework: Read “The Global Century” & "What 9/11 Wrought”Homework: The United States in Afghanistan: Part I; “Afghanistan’s People & History” w/ study guideHomework: The United States in Afghanistan Part II: “The Soviet Invasion and the Rise of the Taliban” w/SGHomework: Read pgs. 1-34 in KR or ATSS for Day 5; list ?s for discussion & start RG assignmentHomework: Read KR pgs. 34-124 or ATSS pgs. 34-155 for Day 8
*** CLASS: DAY 6 *** Introductory discussion on novels: What do we know so far? How do the plot lines coordinate with contemporary events? *** CLASS: DAY 7 *** LIBRARY RESEARCH to create collective timeline *** CLASS: DAY 8 *** Hosseini novels Reading Groups Discussion *** CLASS: DAY 9 *** Hosseini novels Reading Response Test Part I *** CLASS: DAY 10 *** TIMELINE Discussion: War in Afghanistan, using collective outline, CHOICES Part III Study Guide, & readings
Homework: Continue KR pgs. 34-124 or ATSS pgs. 34-155 for Day 8; The United States in Afghanistan - Part III: Afghanistan and Pakistan After 9/11 w/study guideHomework: Continue KR pgs. 34-124 or ATSS pgs. 34-155 for Day 8; Read "Summary Judgment"Homework: Review KR pgs. 34-124 or ATSS pgs. 34-155 & discussion notes Homework: Read KR pgs. 124-258 or ATSS pgs. 156-253 for Day 14; Read "21 Rationales For War"Homework: Continue KR pgs. 124-258 or ATSS pgs. 156-253 for Day 14; Read “Why Did We Invade Iraq?”
*** CLASS: DAY 11 *** TIMELINE Discussion Why did we go from Afghanistan to Iraq? Review maps of Iraq w/ PowerPoint *** CLASS: DAY 12 *** TIMELINE Discussion Overview of situation in Iraq with CHOICES scholar video clips & graphic organizer *** CLASS: DAY 13 *** Discussion: How did the US war on Iraq proceed? Deconstructing opposing viewpoints *** CLASS: DAY 14 *** Hosseini novels Reading Groups Discussion *** CLASS: DAY 15 *** Hosseini novels Reading Response Test Part II
Homework: Continue KR pgs. 124-258 or ATSS pgs. 156-253 for Day 14; Read "The Iraq Disaster"Homework: Continue KR pgs. 124-258 or ATSS pgs. 156-253 for Day 14Homework: Continue KR pgs. 124-258 or ATSS pgs. 156-253 for Day 14Homework: Review KR pgs. 124-258 or ATSS pgs. 156-253 & discussion notesHomework: Read KR pgs. 259-371 or ATSS pgs. 254-367 for Day 20
*** CLASS: DAY 16 *** TIMELINE Discussion: Why revitalize the war in Afghanistan? What happened while we focused on Iraq? *** CLASS: DAY 17 *** Discussion of novels Match fictional events to timeline How do real events impact the narrative? *** CLASS: DAY 18 *** Discussion of novels Thematic focus on shelter, courage, & shame working collaboratively in book groups *** CLASS: DAY 19 *** Discussion of novels Thematic focus on shelter, courage, & shame working collaboratively in book groups *** CLASS: DAY 20 *** Hosseini novels Reading Groups Discussion
Homework: Continue KR pgs. 259-371 or ATSS pgs. 254-367 for Day 20Homework: Continue KR pgs. 259-371 or ATSS pgs. 254-367 for Day 20Homework: Continue KR pgs. 259-371 or ATSS pgs. 254-367 for Day 20; Read "Green On Blue" for Day 24Homework: Continue KR pgs. 259-371 or ATSS pgs. 254-367 for Day 20Homework: Review KR pgs. 259-371 or ATSS pgs. 254-367 & discussion notes; Read " The Right … " for Day 24
*** CLASS: DAY 21 *** Hosseini novels Reading Response Test Part III *** CLASS: DAY 22 *** Partners discussion: Share novel’s plot & characters *** CLASS: DAY 23 *** Discuss themes evident in both novels Partnered reading groups to collect textual evidence in support of themes *** CLASS: DAY 24 *** Discussion: What is the situation now in Afghanistan & Iraq? [Great Decisions] QUIZ *** CLASS: DAY 25 *** Critical reading lesson to dissect the argument in "After America” Start Reading Guide for “Odds…”
Homework: Read " Exit from Afghanistan & Iraq: Right Time, Right Pace?" for Day 24Homework: Read "After America” w/SG Homework: Read “The Future of Political Islam” for Day 27Homework: Read “The Future of Political Islam” for Day 27Homework: Read " US-Pakistan Relations;” Prepare for discussion-talks with the Taliban
*** CLASS: DAY 26 *** Intro Hamid novel *** CLASS: DAY 27 *** Should negotiations with the Taliban be a legitimate part of the process? In class précis response to “The Future of Political Islam” *** CLASS: DAY 28 *** Introduce the issues/conflicts surrounding drones Watch CHOICES online videos w/graphic organizer *** CLASS: DAY 29 *** Read and complete critical reading exercise on “The Predator War” *** CLASS: DAY 30 *** Discussion 1st half of Hamid’s The Reluctant Fundamentalist
Homework: Read TRF pgs. 1-92 for Day 30 discussion; Prepare for debate on including the TalibanHomework: Con’t TRF pgs. 1-92 for Day 30Homework: Con’t TRF pgs. 1-92 for Day 30Homework: Con’t TRF pgs. 1-92 for Day 30 discussion; Prepare “Do Drones Work/Fail?” for Day 31 discussion Homework: Read TRF pgs. 93-184 for Day 35 discussion; Prepare “Do Drones Work/Fail?” for Day 31 discussion
*** CLASS: DAY 31 *** IN CLASS Critical reading exercise to understand arguments in Foreign Affairs articles on drones *** CLASS: DAY 32 *** DEBATE on Drones *** CLASS: DAY 33 *** What have been the costs? Students listen to scholar videos w/computers recording notes on graphic organizers *** CLASS: DAY 34 *** Intro Quest essay *** CLASS: DAY 35 *** Discussion 2nd half of Hamid’s The Reluctant Fundamentalist
Homework: Con’t TRF pgs. 93-184 for Day 34 discussionHomework: Con’t TRF pgs. 93-184 for Day 34 discussionHomework: Con’t TRF pgs. 93-184 for Day 34 discussionHomework: Quest Essay pre-writing assignmentHomework: 1st draft of Quest essay
*** CLASS: DAY 36 *** Reading Response Test for Hamid’s The Reluctant Fundamentalist *** CLASS: DAY 37 *** Assign groups & work on arguments, using graphic organizer, for OPTIONS presentation *** CLASS: DAY 38 *** Revision Conferencing for Quest essay *** CLASS: DAY 39 *** OPTIONS Discussion using CHOICES evaluation form *** CLASS: DAY 40 *** Collect Quest essays Introduce Option 5 essay using “Focusing Your Thoughts” & “Your Option 5”
Homework: Read The United States in Afghanistan Part III: Options for US PolicyHomework: Prepare for Options discussion Edit & Proofread Quest essay Homework: Work on Final draft of Quest essay; Read "Talking Tough To Pakistan"Homework: Complete Final draft of Quest essayHomework: 1st draft Option 5 argument
*** CLASS: DAY 41 *** LIBRARY Research & note taking to support Option 5 argument *** CLASS: DAY 42 *** FILM: The Kite Runner *** CLASS: DAY 43 *** FILM: The Kite Runner *** CLASS: DAY 44 *** FILM: The Kite Runner *** CLASS: DAY 45 ***
Homework: Complete researched argument for Option 5 essayHomework: Complete researched argument for Option 5 essayHomework: Complete researched argument for Option 5 essayHomework: Complete researched argument for Option 5 essayHomework:

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